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Scott signs with Middle Georgia
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Dylan Scott gets ready to sign his letter of intent with Middle Georgia as his parents Barbara and Keith, brother Ash and ECHS coach Brett Griffin look on.

With one goal out of the way, Effingham County High School’s Dylan Scott can now turn his attention to his senior season.

The Rebels center fielder signed a baseball scholarship with xxxx on Friday morning in front of a large crowd of teammates and friends in the ECHS library.

“I’m just accomplishing a big goal,” said Scott. “It means a lot to me. It takes a lot off my shoulders. I can worry about the season and the playoffs now.”

Scott hit .386 last season with two home runs and two triples before an ankle injury curtailed his campaign. As a sophomore, he hit .338 with two homers and seven doubles. On the mound, he’s 10-6 for his career.

“It’s a great accomplishment for Dylan,” Rebels coach Brett Griffin said. “He’s worked really hard and put in a lot of hours. It’s great for him, great for the program and great for his family.”

Scott brings a combination of speed, power and solid defense to the field, his coach said, and carries work ethic for his teammates to follow. He also has a 3.5 grade point average.

“He’s someone we can do a lot of things with,” Griffin said. “Dylan is a leader who doesn’t have to say a whole lot. He leads by example, and that comes from his family. He’s a good person who does things right.”

Scott didn’t like sitting on the bench as the Rebels entered the playoffs last season. The Rebels’ lead-off hitter suffered a high ankle sprain sliding into second base in the first inning during the Region 3-AAAA playoffs against Lakeside-Evans.

“It was horrible. It was the worst feeling in the world,” Scott said of sitting out the rest of the postseason. “When the team was in trouble, I couldn’t do anything but yell and scream.”

Scott worked over the summer to rehabilitate his left ankle, and two-time Georgia Dugout Club top 100 underclassman and all-region player is ready to hit the field again. He was named to the Class AAAA all-state team in the Georgia Dugout Club’s 2008 preview magazine as a utility player.

“I’m just looking to make far in the playoffs,” he said, “and go out with a bang.”