May 4, 2010 Prospect Spotlight:
Russell Scott, D/LSM, Memphis University (Tenn.)

Name: Russell Scott
Hometown: Germantown, Tenn.
Position: Defense, LSM
Year: Junior
High School: Memphis University School
Club/Tournament Teams: Team Tennessee, Team Adidas (Nashville)
Committed to: Cornell University
Academic interests: Psychology and history says:
"We had the opportunity to see Russell play at a few events last summer and in a ton of video. He has a big athletic frame at 6'3" and 185 pounds. For a junior defenseman, his speed, footwork and lacrosse IQ is very impressive. His understanding of defensive packages and when to push the ball shows maturity and is an example of how far the game has come in Tennessee. He is an Ivy league coach's dream: very strong academics and a motivated leader on the lacrosse field. He fits in very well with Coach Tambroni's defensive schemes and team-first coaching style."

-- Chris Meade, Co-Founder of

Russell Scott says:
“The recruiting process was one of the hardest, but most exciting things I have ever done. One thing I learned is that there is a very strong focus on academics. Being from the South, I got really lucky to be invited to camps such as Jake Reed’s Nike Blue Chip Rising Junior and Peak 200. I have played on Team Tennessee the past two summers and went to camps such as Gait Cup, Champ Camp, Southern Combat and MVP Rutgers. Besides being great exposure, Team Tennessee was a good opportunity to get to know really good players at other schools from around the state, some of whom have become good friends. There have been plenty of great prospects from Tennessee, but they just don’t get the exposure they should. Hopefully my commitment will help all future southern prospects’ chances.”

Next stop on the recruiting trail: Tournaments with Team Tennessee at Rutgers MVP, Gait Cup at Gettysburg.

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