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CBA star Stevie Scott signs on with Indiana Football

Stevie Scott, surrounded by family and teammates, signs his letter of intent to Indiana (Niko Tamurian)

Stevie Scott has been one of the most talented football players in Central New York for years.

He may just be one of the best in the Big Ten very soon.

Scott signed his letter of intent in the auditorium at Christian Brothers Academy on Wednesday, being the first CBA athlete to take advantage of the new early signing period for prospective college football players.

For Stevie, it ended a long process in which he was committed to Rutgers and then changed his mind to Indiana all while battling a severe leg injury and missing most of his CBA season.

"I'm definitely living my dream to be able to play Division-I football at a big University" Scott said on Wednesday.

Stevie says he couldn't thank the CBA community, especially his football teammates enough for the support during his injury.

During a prepared statement, Scott even thanked the Rutgers staff for their support while he fought back from his injury but in the end Indiana was the right fit.

He cites the entire coaching staff but the obvious connection is one of the best backs in Central New York history Mike Hart. The former Onondaga Central star is now the running backs coach for Indiana after serving in that role at Syracuse for a season.

Hart certainly, as a former Michigan Wolverine, will have Scott ready for life in the Big Ten.

"I think it's a big step ahead for my future" Scott says.

"I'm definitely ready for that, in my future, to play some really big teams (in the Big Ten). I think that could help me improve as a player and as a person" he adds.

Scott is fully aware that Indiana plays at Rutgers in 2018, too.

"I'll be ready for that" he says.

Still, before college it's a proud moment for one of CNY's finest.

Now that his recruiting process is put to bed, he can focus on the rehab process and enjoy the final months of his senior year at CBA without hassle.

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