|ESPN ranks Jeff Scott #7 recruiter in the nation|
|by Tony Crumpton - Associate Editor - Friday, June 20, 2014 11:49 AM||
Jeff ScottJeff Scott
Asst. Coach (WR) / Recruiting Coord.
View Full Profile was named the 7th best recruiter in the nation according to ESPN's Jeremy Crabtree. The factors included in the rankings were which assistant coaches have "done damage on the recruiting trail in the 2015 class."
The ESPN analyst went on to say about Scott: "Clemson coaches do a great job of working together, but Scott had a hand in virtually every commitment they've reeled in."
Clemson currently has the second best 2015 class according to ESPN's rankings following only Alabama.
Official Clemson bio
Clemson has been to a bowl game each of his six years as a full-time assistant coach.
Coached First-Team All-ACC and first-team All-America wide receiver Sammy Watkins in 2013. He had a school-record 101 receptions for a school-record 1,464 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also set or tied school career records for receptions (240), receiving yards (3,391), and receiving touchdowns (27).
In 2012, he coached DeAndre Hopkins to a second-team All-America season. Hopkins had 82 receptions for 1,405 yards and an ACC-record 18 touchdowns, second-most in the nation.
Has coached an All-American each of the last three seasons.
Named one of the top-25 recruiters in the nation by Rivals.com in 2012.
Played a big role in Clemson winning the 2011 ACC Championship for the first time in 20 years. He has been on the staff of three ACC Atlantic Division titles in the last five years.
In 2011, he coached one of the top receiving duos in school history in Watkins and Hopkins. Watkins, the national freshman-of-the-year and a first-team All-American, had 82 receptions for 1,219 yards and 12 touchdowns. Hopkins had 72 receptions for 978 yards.
Helped the Tigers to a top-25 ranking and the ACC Atlantic Division title in his first full season as an assistant in 2009. He mentored Jacoby Ford, a Second-Team All-ACC wideout who was an NFL draft pick by the Raiders.
Took over as Clemson's recruiting coordinator in 2010 and the Tigers put together a top-20 signing class in his first season at the position. Then in both 2011 and 2012, Clemson had top-10 recruiting classes.
In the second half of the 2008 season, he coached Aaron Kelly, the ACC's all-time leading receiver.
One of three Clemson graduates on the staff (Tony Elliott, Danny Pearman).
Son of former Tiger Associate Head Coach Brad Scott (1999-10), therefore Jeff was a part of the first full-time, father-son coaching combination in Clemson football history.
A member of three bowl teams as a player at Clemson from 2000-02. He played in the 2001 Gator Bowl, 2001 Humanitarian Bowl, and 2002 Tangerine Bowl.
Had his first full-time college job at Presbyterian College in 2007 as wide receivers coach, then came to Clemson as a graduate assistant in 2008. He moved into full-time status when Tommy Bowden resigned at midseason.
Began his coaching career at Blythewood (SC) High and won a state title in his first year and the program's first year. It is believed to be the first time that occurred in South Carolina high school football history.
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