Gee Scott Jr. will begin his first season of Buckeye football in a few short months, and he's got one hell of a partner helping get him ready for his college debut – All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman.
The pair have a fairly public social media friendship with Sherman regularly sharing some of Scott's highlights on Twitter, and according to a tweet from Scott, it seems they've been hitting the practice field together as well.
The influence of a good teacher can never be erased! pic.twitter.com/oHJUdNHpIt— Gee Scott Jr. (@geescottjr) May 13, 2020
Sherman – a five-time Pro Bowler and three-time first-team All-Pro – has established himself as one of the most dominant defensive backs in the NFL. Though he currently plays for the 49ers in San Francisco, Sherman also owns a home in Maple Valley, Washington, about 20 miles south of Scott's hometown of Sammamish, Washington, making this local meetup possible.
Scott, meanwhile, is entering his freshman season at Ohio State as the No. 10 receiver in the 2020 class and the No. 65 prospect overall. One of the team's four incoming freshman receivers, Scott is looking to crack the starting lineup in his first season after the Buckeyes lost three first-team receivers to graduation following the end of the season.
Social distancing has made it a little more difficult for players to practice and prepare for the upcoming season, but it's quite a bit easier when you can meet up with an NFL All-Pro.