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Josiah Scott
Josiah  Scott

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Hamilton, Ohio

High School:
Fairfield

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 166

Position:
CB

Experience:
HS


Enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 9, 2017, and participated in spring practice . . . tied for the team lead with eight tackles and had an interception in the spring game.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the top cornerbacks in the nation by Scout.com (No. 42), Rivals.com (No. 68) and ESPN (No. 80) . . . rated one of the best players in Ohio by Rivals.com (No. 31), ESPN (No. 39) and 247Sports (No. 46) . . . ranked the No. 5 cornerback in the Midwest and the No. 2 cornerback in Ohio by Scout.com . . . rated among the top overall players in the Midwest (No. 104) by ESPN.com . . . PrepStar All-Midwest Region Team selection . . . named to The Associated Press 2016 Division I All-Ohio Team (special mention) . . . also named to Journal-News All-Area Team . . . three-time All-Greater Miami Conference First Team selection . . . helped Fairfield to a 7-3 regular season record, a runner-up finish in the Greater Miami Conference and a berth in the state playoffs . . . played for Coach Jason Krause at Fairfield High School . . . recorded 48 tackles, 10 pass break-ups, five interceptions, four tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble as a senior . . . also had two defensive touchdowns and three blocked punts . . . had an interception in the end zone, returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown, and returned a fumbled punt 42 yards for a score in a 29-7 win over Lakota West on Sept. 23 and was recognized as the Fairfield High School Player of the Week . . . blocked a punt and returned a fumble for a touchdown in Fairfield’s 42-0 shutout win over Hamilton on Oct. 28 . . . had 34 tackles, two sacks and 15 pass breakups as a junior in 2015 and was named to the All-Greater Miami Conference First Team . . . son of Oliver and Danielle Scott . . . becomes the fourth member of his family to play college football; his brothers Isaiah and Joshua helped Mount Union win a Division III National Championship in 2012; his brother Elijah is currently a sophomore at Mount Union and helped the Purple Raiders to the 2016 Division III semifinals . . . born April 5, 1999 . . . plans to major in athletic training.