LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) -- This is a throwback of a 10/11 News report from 1992. 10/11's Dick Janda interviewed Scott Frost and his family as colleges were scouting the Wood River quarterback. Special thanks to the Nebraska State Historical Society for helping us convert this video.
It figures that Scott Frost would be a good athlete. His dad was a standout football player at the University of Nebraska and his mom an Olympic discus thrower, and now, both coach him at Wood River High School. But not only has he become good in sports, the senior quarterback has become one of the most sought after football recruits in the country. He is 6'3" 210 pounds, and in just 6 games this season, has run for 14 touchdowns passed for 16 more and his piled up more than 1,700 yards of total offense.
"He combines really uniquely size, strength, power and quickness along with his speed. And you just really don't find many of those that are that big and quick of foot also," Larry Frost, Scott's father, said.
Even though he plays for a class C-1 school, Scott has been nationally recognized by Sports Illustrated and ESPN. Several colleges are recruiting him including Notre Dame, Washington, Stanford, Colorado, and Nebraska. And phone calls from coaches like Bill Walsh, Don James, and Tom Osborne have become commonplace.
Scott has quarterbacked Wood River to a 6-0 record so far this season and the Eagles are winning by an average of 42.5 points a game this season. But it's not just his play in high school that has drawn all the national attention. Scott has attended a number of summer football camps at places like Notre Dame and Florida State where he has compared very favorably with some of the best in the country.
"I can't tell you how much I improved at three of the football camps I went to. I got a lot better at drop back throwing and learned quite a few things and picked things up at all three colleges that I've used in my season this year," Scott said.
But for Scott, it goes back beyond the camps. His mother, former Olympian Carol Frost, started working with her sons when she was a track coach at the University of Nebraska.
"We started timing 40-yard dashes for the boys when they were about a year and a half old," Carol said.
Scott started playing football as a second grader.
"And the very first time he ever touched a football, he scored a touchdown," Carol said.
And he has been around his Dad's high school football teams ever since.
"From about sixth grade on he was probably a better thrower than any of the varsity quarterbacks we had," Larry said.