“I could write you a book on how awesome those coaches are,” Scott said. “They treat me like family off the field, and on the field it's all business. That's the way I like it.”
Scott is excited by Memphis' future; the school will join the Big East Conference before the start of his freshman season and is upgrading its football facilities.
“I want to be part of something that's on the rise,” Scott said. “I want to be part of the reason why Memphis got on the map of winning championships.”
On Scott's gaming system, Memphis is currently 10-0 and well on its way to a special season under the steady leadership of Digital Brayden Scott.
In a few years, he hopes that becomes the reality.
The passion and excitement for football in any form — real life, video game or otherwise — is easy to understand for those who know and love Brayden Scott.
He came by it honestly; his dad and coach at Sequoyah-Tahlequah, Brent Scott, was a Bristow standout before playing at Oklahoma State and Louisiana-Monroe in college.
His grandfather, Bill Scott, played a year of pro football with the Los Angeles Rams before coaching Bristow to three state titles.
“He just grew up around it,” Brent Scott said. “Our family lives and breathes football.”
Brayden inherited the passion and it's become his whole life.
“He grew up in a football family,” said Haden “Moon” Smith, a recent Sequoyah-Tahlequah graduate and former team equipment manager who has been Brayden Scott's best friend for years.
“That's all the kid's ever known. Other kids love running around with friends, some kids like drinking and other things. But Brayden loves football. That's what he wants to do and wants to pursue.”
Not surprisingly, Scott said he wants to coach football when he's finished playing. But he hopes that isn't for a long, long time.
“My life is football,” he said. “I would play for a Division III school, a juco, the smallest division there is.
“When I'm done in college, if the NFL doesn't work out, I want to go to Canada. If Canada doesn't work out, I want to go to arena. If arena doesn't work out, I'll go to a semipro league.
“I want to play football until both my legs are gone.”
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