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Cordale Scott Coming Into His Own As Illini

Cordale Scott (Holly Smith)

It takes awhile for newcomers to acclimate to college football. No matter how great they are in high school, there's a learning curve that can limit playing time for any athlete. Cleveland Glenville receiver Cordale Scott went through that process last year, and now he is showing the talent everyone knew he had.

Cordale Scott wanted to play a major role for the 2008 Illinois football team. His heart was willing, but his mind and body weren't. It was a tough year for someone unaccustomed to adversity. "I remember the first day in camp with pads, trying to learn the system, everything was going so fast, my mind was spinning. You just go back to your room and you're crying, thinking football's not for...

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