HUBBARD, Ohio— Hubbard High School running back, Larry “LJ” Scott, was recognized for being selected to play in the Marine Corps’ Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl during a jersey presentation, October 3.
Sgt. Albert Opena III, a canvassing recruiter for Recruiting Sub-Station Tri-County, presented Scott with a hat, shirt and commemorative jersey during a pep rally in the high school gymnasium.
The Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl is an annual football game proudly supported by the Marine Corps that involves approximately 90 high school student athletes who are selected to represent the eastern and western halves of the country. Designed to stand out among other bowls, the players are chosen not only because they are some of the best in the country, but also because they possess high moral character and are involved in the betterment of their communities. The teams and will compete against each other in the bowl, which will be held at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, Jan. 4, 2015.
Scott, a 6-foot-1, 215-pound running back, is currently ranked as the number 59th overall high school player in the country by Rivals.com. He is also the highest rated running back and third overall player in the state of Ohio. In Scott’s senior season, he racked up 2819 rushing yards on 295 carries, finding the end zone 38 times. This past summer Scott committed to Michigan State University where he will help the Spartans stay competitive in the Big 10 Conference for years to come.
Hubbard head coach Brian Hoffman spoke highly of Scott and was happy to nominate his star running back.
“I believe that LJ will represent himself and our school very well out there,” said Brian Hoffman. “He’s a high character guy, and a heck of a ball player. It was a no-brainer to nominate him to be selected to the team.”
Scott has done many exciting things on the field, but there is something off the field that he is even more excited about.
“I’ve never actually flown on an airplane before, or left the local area, so I’m pretty excited about that,” said Scott. “I’m also excited for the opportunity to play with guys from all around the country.”
Before Scott starts playing on Saturdays next fall, he’ll get the opportunity to represent the East Team in one of the premiere high school football all-star games.
Tune in for the action Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 6pm PST, on Fox Sports 1.