Former pro plans more football camps

Published 8:30 am Friday, March 19, 2010

FRANKLIN—Greg Scott, a Southampton High grad and former National Football League player, is preparing to host more football camps for local youngsters.

“This is what makes me happy,” said Scott, a former Washington Redskin and Cincinnati Bengal. “Helping young men, talking to them about all different walks of life — not just football — but just trying to help them the best I can.”

Scott’s company, Cover 3 Football, in conjunction with Franklin Parks and Recreation, will be holding Spring Break Football Camps during the week of April 5 at the Hayden Athletic Fields in Franklin. Day camp, which is for ages 6 to 12, will be held April 5-9 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Intensity camp, for ages 13 and up, will be held April 5-7 from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Cover 3 Football and the Parks and Recreation Department hosted a Winter Football Academy in February.

“Things went well,” Scott said. “I think the kids reacted well to what we were doing and everyone said they had a lot of fun, so I’m just eager to get it going again.”

Due to the weather, the February camp was held indoors, but Scott is hoping for better weather in April.

“I didn’t want to have those kids outside because the weather was crazy,” he said of the February camp. “Now we’re outside, hoping and praying for good weather.”

Scott played football at Southampton High School in the 1990s and went on to play at Hampton University on a full scholarship. He was drafted in 2002 by the Redskins and went on to play for the Bengals before moving to NFL Europe. A torn ACL ended his pro career with the Grand Rapids Rampage of the Arena Football League in 2007.

After his pro career ended, Scott spent some time coaching at Hampton, but now he wants to help the youth where he grew up.

“At the end of the day, as long as I’ve reached back and touched … six, seven, eight of these kids and helped them maybe alter some of their decisions in the future to stay on right path, then I did my job and I’ll be a happy man,” he said.

Scott also wants to encourage the youth to seek their dreams, like he did.

“If you really believe you can do it, who’s to tell you that you can’t,” he said.

The cost for the day camp is $80 for the week if registered by March 29, and $90 after. The cost for the intensity camp is $50 for the three days if registered by March 29, and $60 after. Registration includes a T-shirt, lunch and instruction.

To register for camp, contact Scott at (757) 818-5828 or More information is available at Cover 3 Football’s Web site,