Eastside Catholic Crusaders sophomore wide receiver Gee Scott Jr. is going to be a force to be reckoned with on the gridiron this fall.
Scott, who has already been offered scholarships by UCLA, Oregon and Utah, isn’t the kind of player who lets accolades affect his intense preparation on his craft.
“It feels great, but I know one thing is I want to stay humble and keep grinding like I don’t have any offers,” Scott said. “I don’t want to get a big head and think I’m better because I have offers. I’m going to keep working hard like I usually do.”
The Crusaders, who lost to Kamiakin 30-27 in the Class 3A semifinals last November, are determined to get back to the mountaintop this fall. The Crusaders won the Class 3A state championship in 2014 and 2015.
“We have a lot of motivation. Coach T [Jeremy Thielbahr] is out here pushing us to go hard in practice. We are coming out with a whole new motivation and are taking everything seriously. Like every year, we want to come out and go as far as we can,” Scott said.
Recently, the Issaquah Reporter had an opportunity to ask Scott a few questions about his life away from the gridiron.
Issaquah Reporter: What is your favorite restaurant in Sammamish?
Gee Scott Jr: The Sammamish Cafe. I like their breakfasts there. I always get the egg sandwich. It is pretty good.
IR: If you could pick one person to go to dinner with, who would it be?
GS: Beyonce Knowles. She is beautiful.
IR: Who was your favorite sports team growing up?
GS: The Seattle Seahawks.
IR: Who was your idol growing up?
GS: I really look up to Odell Beckham (New York Giants wide receiver). I really like his game. I try to do some of the same workouts he does.
IR: What is your biggest pet peeve?
GS: When people lie. I don’t like liars.
IR: What is something unique about you that nobody would know?
GS: I can play some quarterback.
IR: What is the last movie you saw in the theater?
GS: “Wonder Woman.” It was a great movie. I didn’t think it was going to be great but I loved it.