Spartan RB Scott shifts gears; will enter draft

December 5, 2018

Spartan RB Scott shifts gears; will enter draft … Michigan State junior RB L.J. Scott has formally announced that he will in fact be entering the 2019 draft. Scott, who only played in 4 games this past season, had originally indicated he would return for a 5th year of eligibility, but ultimately decided that the threat of another injury was too great and will turn pro this year. Scott injured an ankle in September that limited him to four games this fall. Prior to the injury, the 6-1, 225-pound Scott had led the Spartans in rushing for three straight years, although he never got over 1,000 yards in any one season. At the same time, Florida Atlantic junior WR Jovon Durante has also indicated that he will be entering the the upcoming draft. Durante actually played at West Virginia the first two years of his career before transferring to FAU; he’s not all that big at 6-0, 165, but he quick and athletic and should draw some late-round consideration in April. This past season, Durante led the Owls with 65 receptions for 875 yards and 5 scores. Meanwhile, Texas State TE Keenen Brown has also indicated that he will not use a 6th season of eligibility and will also enter the upcoming draft. Brown originally attended Oklahoma State, but played sparingly with the Cowboys before catching 51 passes as a grad transfer at Texas State this past season. He would have been eligible for another season of college eligibility because he missed a couple of years at OSU with injuries.