#5. CB Kenny Scott – 2003
Considered the 81st best player in the country and the 7th best cornerback in the country during his high school senior season, Scott was riding high expectations as he enrolled at Georgia Tech in 2003.
Scott saw playing time from day one as he was the team’s kickoff returner in his true freshman season. During the season, he showed glimpses of his explosiveness which helped lead to exciting plays later on in his career. His biggest play of his freshman season however was a blocked punt against BYU which would result in a Yellow Jackets touchdown.
In his sophomore season, Scott saw time on defense and tried to make the most of it. That season he made 43 tackles including two and half for a loss as well as one fumble recovery and one interception. That lone interception was returned for a touchdown against NC State.
Scott’s junior season turned out to be his breakout season. That season he recorded 56 total tackles, as well as two interceptions including one for a touchdown. He also broke up an additional five passes that season.
For Scott, the old adage “save the best for last’ rang true. In his senior season, Scott was a force to be reckoned in the secondary recording 0 tackles, including four fora loss, two interceptions and ten pass breakups.
Hit or Miss: Scott’s career at Georgia Tech was full of excitement, he was responsible for two touchdowns over his career and had numerous other exciting moments. He played strong defensively and was able to be a big part of the mid-2000s defenses for the Yellow Jackets. HIT.