“Football has taught me to take responsibility for my own actions” says OL Scott

Photo courtesy of Logan Thomas Scott (54)

When I ask up and coming football players what football means to them and what is has taught them, it is amazing to me how similar many of those answers are. For offensive lineman, Logan Thomas Scott, his answer is no different.

“Football means a lot to me. It has taught me to always have people’s backs and to take responsibility for my own actions,” he replied.

You would think that with answers such as this, parents everywhere would be signing their kids up in droves. Football is such a unique and wonderful beast and it usually starts with a parent encouraging their child to give it a try. This is exactly what Scott’s Dad did.

“My dad is the one who really got me into football he got me interested and I have been loving it ever since,” recalled Scott. Playing for six years now, he has played for the Valley Bulldogs in Nova Scotia as well the Northeast Kings Titans (NKEC) for high school and will also be representing his province at the FCC 2017 this summer.

As an offensive lineman, you need to have intelligence, toughness, work ethic, good character, and athletic ability. Scott believes his athletic ability and size give him the upper hand when facing his opponents and other athletes in his position. He said, “I like O-line because I feel like, as a unit, the whole offense runs through us and it’s really cool.”

At 6-foot-five and 300-pounds, he definitely has the measurables and his defensive coordinator, Andrew Hartnett, said this of Scott;

Logan is an anchor on both of our lines. He is a natural offensive lineman but can play nose tackle on defence at a very high-level as well. Logan has yet to understand the full potential that he has, but I think this year is going to be a year of change for him. He is on the cusp of becoming a great football player.

A road grader on the O-line, he is very intimidating due to his sheer size. It’s not every day that you can find a 15-year-old who is 6’5″, 305 lbs. and is in shape. We run 80 to 85% of our offence behind Logan. He is a superb run blocker and has been working hard at becoming a better pass protector. We expect great things from Logan this year.”

While modeling his game after Joe Thomas with the NFL Cleveland Browns, one of the greatest tackles to play the game in Scott’s opinion, Scott is looking to win the banner with his team this upcoming season. NKEC lost to Central Kings in the finals last year, something that Scott will be looking to avenge.

With his thoughts on his immediate season coming up, this young lineman is working to improve his technique as well as his strength. A great work ethic is often one of the first things scouts look for in an offensive lineman. When recruiting, the question of the player’s work ethic is usually at the forefront.

Photo courtesy of Logan Thomas Scott (54)

“My expectations of myself are to work to the best of my ability and to always give 100% and leave it on the field,” stated Scott. His ideas of work ethic are pretty clear here. It is also important to recognize the mental toughness of the position. A player must first create a degree of mental toughness. Physical toughness usually follows mental toughness. This can be evident when realizing that the next level is at a whole other speed.

“I think I will be able to adjust well to the next level. I understand there is a lot more pressure and focus and I’m looking forward too it,” Scott confidently said.

Coach Hartnett doesn’t think the Scott will have any trouble adjusting to the next level either.

“Some players have a great understanding of what is required from them moving forward. Logan is one of those players. He understands the sacrifice and hard work that needs to be done to achieve greatness at the next level. I feel Logan will be a solid football player for whichever program gets him,” said Coach Hartnett.

The recruiting process has been “pretty good” so far for Scott. “All of the coaches that I have met with and talked to have been great guys and I can’t wait to talk to others as well,” he said. Narrowing down schools, even to a top three, can be daunting. Scott has not got this far yet and no commitment has been made. However, he said he still has a lot of time to explore his options and make an informed decision as to what program will fit him best. Academically, he is looking to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and is looking forward to the university experience as a whole.

For Scott, his coaches have been pivotal in his young career.

“In football the most influential people I have met are all my coaches that I have had the honour of working with such as Reg Ogilvie, Andrew Hartnett, Kevin Hayes, Trenton Simmonds, and countless others that have made me the player I am today,” he added.

“At 15 years old, the sky is the limit for Logan. A natural to the game and his position, his understanding of O-line techniques is very high considering his relatively young age. He plays a very difficult position, very difficult to teach and very difficult learn. He understands the game which helps slow the game down for him. And anybody that plays the game knows, the slower the game is, the better off that player will be. Logan is on the border of becoming a great football player, these next two years will define which type of player Logan will be,” added Coach Hartnett.

With all the love given from his coach, how can you not succeed with that type of support. And his parents have added to the influence in his life.

“The most influential people in my life defiantly have to be my parents. They have set me on the right path and have made me the man I am today.”


Logan Thomas Scott (#54)
Offensive Line (T/G)
6’5, 300lbs

Teams: Northeast Kings Titans (NKEC), Valley Bulldogs (NS), Team Nova Scotia
Official visits: none
Unofficial visits: none
Considerations: open
Commitment: none
Class: 2019

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