Cottage Grove, Oregon is beautiful town South of Eugene on the way to California. Just the sort of place you might expect to find some great football being played. And these past few years that has sure been the case with some very sound athletes coming out of the Lions program. Guys like Alex Toureen, a recent graduate, who is now a Wide Receiver and top weapon at PSU.
But Scotty has added to his considerable talents by growing into a prototype QB for the next level. He is stronger, bigger, faster, and coming into 2013 is going to be a revamped version of his 2012 self. Consider the possibility of Hitner 2.0.
"I am in the weight room and training constantly. I will come into the season almost 20 pounds heavier then last year and I feel I am much faster, stronger, and more ready then ever before," said Hitner.
He is now a solid 6'3" and is at 210 lbs and adding muscle mass weekly. That frame, his arm, and his terrific foot speed make him a perfect weapon in the spread offense. And he has great size and vision as well to go under center which he has proven he can do as well as take snaps from the gun!
A history lesson to note on Scotty from 2012 from his online recruiting profile.
"This season (Fall 2012) I broke all CGHS's single season passing records with 3425 all-purpose yards and 50 TD's, passing for a state leading 3255 yards, and 35 TD's. This was my first full season as the starting Quarterback and despite having to wait until next year to pursue the State Title, I feel it was successful. The previous year’s 3-7 season was improved to 9-3, finishing with a playoff loss to the soon to be State Champions. I was selected 1st Team All-League QB and CGHS Offensive Player of the Year. It is my dream to not only play D1 college football, but to elevate my team to the next level both on and off the field. As a leader I lead by example. I work harder than anyone I know by committing all my time to improving in every aspect of the game year round. I show up first, and leave last. I spend hours studying game film. I never miss practice, meetings, or an opportunity to help the team. As a member of the Athletic Counsel I collaborate with counsel members from each sport and staff to set the guidelines in which all CGHS athletes are expected to adhere. Currently on Honor Roll, I hold a 3.12 cumulative GPA that is consistently improving."
He had a good showing at the US Army All American combine in January where he found out he could compete with the best of the best. He is planning to hit some camps and will be doing some school visitations soon. Right now Northern Illinois is zeroed in on him as well as Arizona. Both school are asking him to make their Spring Games and do an unofficial visit.
"I am trying to schedule that to see if I can visit both schools. They both seem to have a lot of interest in me," he added saying he is receiving a lot of mail and general recruiting inquiries as well.
Track season is here and Hitner is competing at the 110 Meter High Hurdles, the Triple Jump, and the shot put. A nice trio of skills to work on; he says the hurdles are his best event right now. All of those events are going to add to his football skills.
"Right now I am throwing live with our receivers whenever we can and that is going great. We are going to have a lot of guys back this season and should be able to make a solid run to State. I also had a chance to throw with Alex Toureen this past weekend and that was really great. He is a special talent and it meant a lot to have him back here at Cottage Grove."
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Any school at any level would be wise to track and monitor this young man from another excellent program along the I-5 Corridor. We are excited to see what Hitner 2.0 looks like when he hits the field!
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