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Posted January 16, 2013
HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM: Xavier’s Scott headed to Kansas State

Xavier senior Drew Scott, headed to Kansas State as long-snapper. (Connor Collins photo/Xavier senior)

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By Connor Collins, Xavier senior

CEDAR RAPIDS – With a national overall ranking of 18 at long snapping, Xavier senior Drew Scott is taking his talents to the Little Apple – aka Manhattan, Kan.

Scott will be a preferred walk-on at Kansas State and  is the first Division I football player to come out of Xavier.

Next fall, Scott hopes to be snapping for the preseason, 24th-ranked Wildcats.

Q: How long have you been long snapping?

A: “Since 8th grade.”

Q: When did you know you had a chance to go to college for long snapping?

A: “This past summer I started going to camps and got talked to by different college coaches.”

Q: How does it feel to know you will be playing for one of the best college football programs in the country?

A: “It really hasn’t hit me yet, but I can’t wait to play for a school with such great tradition.”

Q: How do you train to get better?

A: “I work with a Luke Miller, who used to snap at Coe and also played at Xavier. He’s a huge help.”

 

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