Justin Scott

  • Pos DL
  • Height 6-4
  • Weight 310

Prospect Info

  • High School St. Ignatius
  • City Chicago, IL
  • Exp 2024 - ...

Miami Hurricanes

  • Class FR

As a Prospect

  • Class 2024
  • Committed 11/29/2023
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H.S. Scouting Report

2 evaluations

Evaluated 01/05/2024

Gabe Brooks 247Sports Scouting Analyst


First Round

Reminds Us Of

Phidarian Mathis Washington Commanders

Ultra-talented two-way high school lineman who's a legitimate high-major prospect on either side of the line of scrimmage. Defense appears to be his desired destination in the long run. Legitimately 6-foot-4 and pushing 300 pounds entering college. Wears mass quite well. Adequate length and can hold some more bulk if desired, but owns virtually ready-to-roll size. Extensive two-way experience -- including touches as a ball carrier -- combines with AAU and varsity basketball participation to provide a strong athletic foundation. Big base and leverage awareness create a point-of-attack assailant. Displays encouraging redirecting ability relative to size, a quality revealed in pursuit and as a devastating puller at offensive guard. Scary sight eclipsing the edge to lead the way on outside run. Strength shows in ability to play through contact vs. the run. Flashed promising edge athleticism during All-American Bowl week against some elite competition. Lacks typical production of other elite defensive linemen; likely a product, at least in part, of multi-faceted two-way duties. Redirecting twitch overcomes some occasional rigidity. Could need time to hone technical nuance, particularly as a pass rusher. One of the nation's top front-line defensive prospects in the 2024 class. Projects as a potential high-major impact player with the physical tools, on-field profile, and multi-sport athleticism that suggest a ceiling in the NFL Draft early rounds.

More Evaluations

  • Evaluated 09/15/2022 Allen Trieu National Recruiting Analyst Read

H.S. Athletic Background

Also plays basketball at the high school and AAU level.
Helped St. Ignatius make the Illinois 3A hoops tournament as both a junior and a sophomore.
Averaged 3.9 ppg and 6.2 rpg on the hardwood as a 11th grader
Grew up playing baseball, hockey and soccer in addition to basketball.
2023: The News-Gazette’s All-State Player of the Year in Illinois. Two-way player for St. Ignatius getting snaps on the DL and at RB. Helped the Wolfpack post an 8-4 record and advance to the quarterfinals of the 8A playoffs. Totaled 28 tackles (7 TFL), 2 sacks and 2 PBU on defense while also carrying the ball 17 times for 121 yards and 2 TD on offense.
2022: Two-way player as a junior getting extensive snaps on the DL and at LG.
2021: First year playing varsity football. Credited with 37 tackles (5 FL) and 2 FR.
-Andrew Ivins

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