If there are two positions on Tulane’s depth chart prospects seeking early playing time have circled, they are tight end and fullback.
With no true fullbacks and just two tight ends on the Green Wave roster this season — junior Matt Marfisi and sophomore Sydie London — there is ample opportunity for a newcomer from the 2014 signing class to make an immediate impact in either place.
Trey Scott, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound prospect from McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Ga., could provide help at both. He committed to the Green Wave before its 41-39 loss to South Alabama on Saturday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
“I really think there’s an opportunity at Tulane to play early, because the coaches were telling me about the position I play, they don’t have a lot of players,” Scott said. “I’m more of an H-back, and they said it’s a position they need players for.”
Coupling the favorable depth chart with Scott’s positive impressions of Tulane’s campus and New Orleans spurred his commitment, foregoing scholarship offers at Air Force and Miami (Ohio).
He became the 15th prospect to pledge to coach Curtis Johnson, but just the third from outside of Louisiana.
Scott said he isn’t prototypical for either the fullback or tight end position, running 4.4 second 40-yard dash “with ease,” but he said he can still block either at the line of scrimmage or out of the backfield if necessary.
After a sit down with Tulane offensive coordinator Eric Price, Scott came away pleased with the hybrid role the Green Wave staff slotted for him.
“I’m not that big, so I won’t be doing too much blocking probably,” Scott said.
“I’m known most for my speed and ability to get up the field. But the thing is, I can actually block. They talked to me about how they need someone for my position, because they don’t have it right now.”