5 Thoughts on the Commitment of 3-star RB Marvin Scott III
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5 Thoughts on the Commitment of 3-star RB Marvin Scott III

August 24, 2019

On Saturday, 3-star (HV Rating: 85.8) running back Marvin Scott III‍ committed to Nebraska. The Florida native became the 10th known member of the Huskers’ 2020 recruiting class. He chose Nebraska over Florida State, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, South Carolina and Michigan. Scott III became the second running back this week to commit to Nebraska, joining Sevion Morrison. 

Here are five quick thoughts on the commitment.

Back in Florida

Perhaps not signing any Florida prospects during the 2019 signing class was a fluke. After adding Scott III, the Huskers now have two Floridians in the recruiting class. The team had six commits from the Sunshine State in Coach Scott Frost’s first class in 2018. It was expected that this staff would sign multiple players from the state each cycle considering they came from Central Florida. They are back on track now. 

Held Does It Again

We have learned something about Nebraska’s recruiting operation in the short time that this staff has been in place. Don’t underestimate running backs coach Ryan Held on the recruiting trail. Gaining Scott III’s commitment is the latest move in Held’s quest to reshape his running back group. Held wants his group ready to compete and he spoke about that this week. 

Done at Running Back?

Now that Nebraska has two running backs in this recruiting class, are the Huskers done adding to the position group? At this point, I would say no other running backs will be added to the class. If that’s the case, it allows Nebraska to work ahead at the position and focus on 2021 backs. It also allows Held—who heads up junior college recruiting—to focus solely on that for 2020. 

Quickness and power

When watching Scott III’s film, it stands out that he runs with good quickness but also power. Arm tacklers will not get the job done as seen in this clip.


After some time with head strength and conditioning coach Zach Duval, the Florida native be an even more powerful runner. He also has the ability to catch the football which will allow him to help create mismatches for Frost’s attack moving forward. 

Quiet Build

Held deserves credit here but Nebraska also had an ace in the hole. Tight ends coach Sean Beckton also played a big role in landing Scott III. Beckton is quietly one of the staff’s most effective recruiters. He relates very well with the prospects and is extremely connected in the South. The Huskers did a good job staying under the radar with Scott III until very recently but built a solid relationship with the runner. 


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