Petersburg QB Meziah Scott (Video Still: Byron Jones/recruit757)
Meziah Scott inks with Catamounts
by Byron Jones, recruit804
Western Carolina University delivered Meziah Scott’s first Division I offer this past spring. On Wednesday, the Catamounts secured his written commitment during the first day of the early signing period. “It’s been a super big day for me. I got to put pen to paper finally. I got the process taken to the next step. I look forward to taking the next steps and being able to get on campus, get in class, and be able to get on the field,” explained Scott.
Meziah isn’t the first Division I football prospect to come out of Petersburg. However, he is the first from Petersburg to go on to the Division I level as a quarterback, an accomplishment that he’s extremely proud of. “It’s a huge accomplishment for this school, the city, myself, my family,” stated Meziah. He continued, “The hard work has been paying off. There have been times where I’ve felt that my hard work wasn’t doing anything for me since I wasn’t being recruited by some schools I wanted to be recruited by. But then God finally gave me a blessing and I’m going to make the most out of it.”
Scott is the all-time leading passer in school history. For his career, Scott has completed 3331 of his 618 pass attempts (53.5%) for 5,034 yards, 48 TD’s, and 28 INT’s. On the ground, he’s rushed for 1,6222 yards on 156 attempts (10.39 ypc) and has found the endzone 23 times.
His accolades include Honorable Mention All-Region 3A as a freshman (2017); First-Team All-Region 3A and Offensive POY as a sophomore (2018); First-Team All-Region 3A and First-Team All-State last fall as a junior (2019).
Meziah is ready to strap it up one final time for the Crimson Wave should football return in the spring. When asked what fans should expect out of Petersburg once football resumes, Meziah stated, “Big things! That’s the only way to describe it. Big things are in store for the Crimson Wave. We’ve got a lot of young talent. We’re going to have a lot of talent here for the next couple of years.”
– Byron Jones