Rising Star, OL/DL Dillan Scott, Ferriday High School (Ferriday, Louisiana)

Meet Dillan Scott, a rising star in junior high football who is causing excitement as an outstanding player on the offensive and defensive lines. Even at such a young age, Dillans commanding presence and natural skill set make him an excellent competitor. Dillan is 190 pounds and is 5 feet 9 inches tall, so his presence alone is intimidating. Having played football since he was five years old, he is always looking to advance his game and experience. But it is not simply his athletic ability that sets him apart; it’s also his unwavering focus and work ethic. His goals are to dominate the field and make an impact at Ferriday High School.

How did you get started in football, and what inspired you to play the sport?

I was inspired to play football by my uncles and my dad. I would go to all of their games and seeing how they played made me love football.

Can you share a memorable moment or game that stands out in your junior high football career so far?

One game that stood out to me is when my team lost. We played like we were intimidated by them because they were bigger and looked better but that helped me realize that we need to work harder and play to win.

What positions do you enjoy playing the most, and why?

I like playing defensive line because I like rushing more than blocking.

How do you balance schoolwork and football during the season?

I have a schedule that balances everything out while staying consistent.

What aspects of your game do you feel you have improved upon the most since you started playing?

I have gotten bigger, faster, and stronger. I have also built confidence in myself and learned to be a leader not a follower.

What are your individual goals for the upcoming football season?

My goal is to get better stats.

How do you stay motivated during practices and training sessions, especially when facing tough drills or exercises?

I stay motivated during practice because the coaches and my dad always push to go hard and finish strong.

What advice would you give to other young players?

I would say to keep working hard and finish strong.

Aside from football, what is an interesting fact about you? 

I really don’t do much besides football, so it is practice all year around.

Which college would you most like to play for? 

I really have not thought about colleges but if I had to say I’d say Grambling or LSU.

What did it mean to be a part of the Gridiron Bowl football game? 

It meant a lot to play in the game with some of my teammates.

What are your biggest strengths on the field?

My biggest strength is rushing the QB or RB.

How has playing football impacted other areas of your life, such as academics and personal?

I have learned discipline on the field and off the field.