Quay'sheed Scott - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 12


  • position Defensive Back
  • height 6-0
  • Weight 190
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Marion, S.C.
  • High school Marion

High School
• Rated a four-star recruit by On3 and a three-star recruit by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals
• On3 had him as the No. 29 cornerback in the nation and the No. 5 player in South Carolina
• Played at Marion High School under head coach Brian Hennecy and helped the Swamp Foxes win four straight region championships, played for a state title in 2020 and compiled a 33-8 record in his four seasons on the team
• Totaled 1,616 career receiving yards with 23 touchdowns, 1,357 rushing yards and 21 touchdowns, two TD passes, four kickoff returns for touchdowns, 10 interceptions and one punt return for a TD
• As a senior in 2023, had 26 catches for 764 yards and nine touchdowns, but also carried the football 51 times for 643 yards and 12 more touchdowns
• Threw a touchdown pass and returned two kickoffs for touchdowns
• Defensively, had 63 tackles, six tackles for loss, three interceptions, one pass breakup, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery
• Named South Carolina’s Region 8-AA Player of the Year
• Helped his team to a 10-2 record, a regional championship title and an appearance in the second round of the state playoffs
• Chosen to play and got an interception in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, helping South Carolina defeat North Carolina, 24-0
• Earned All-State Class 2A honors by the South Carolina Football Coaches Association
• Named to the All-Region 8 team
• Also Earned an invitation to the Shrine Bowl as a junior
• Two-year letter winner on the track team, participating in the 100-meters and 4×100-meter relay
• Two-time member of the AB Honor Roll
• Chose Kentucky over South Carolina

• First name is pronounced “quah-SHEED”
• Born in Marion, South Carolina
• Has one son, Sevyn Scott
• Son of Ashley Williams and Kenynon Scott
• Cousin, Cam Smith, currently is a cornerback for the Miami Dolphins; Cousin Xavier Legette, is currently a wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers; Cousin, T.J. Sanders, currently plays defensive tackle at South Carolina
• Has one sister, Seniyah
• Major is undecided

Quay’sheed Says
• His nickname is “Q”
• He chose Kentucky because of all the love the coaches showed
• His dream job is to be a business owner
• The highlight of his life was the birth of his son
• Three words to describe him are honest, him and trustworthy

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