Scott has a BBA in Sports Management and an MSA in Sports Administration, with a concentration in high school and college athletics administration. He has worked in several fields of the athletic industry, including top-level youth soccer, Minor League Baseball, Indoor Football, Private Clubs, and Junior Hockey in the OHL. Scott, as the owner, in addition to scouting, concentrates on the business and event management aspect of Premier Scouting.
Mike Horn-Scout/Consultant Advisor-Head of Florida Recruiting-Director of Baseball Development
Originally from New Jersey, Mike has relocated to Florida to further his career in the Sports Industry. Mike has a Bachelor’s Degree from Florida Southern College and a Certificate from Sports Management Worldwide after successfully completing the Baseball GM and Scouting course. He is a member of SABR (Society of American Baseball Research) and has experience with most computer software used throughout Major League Baseball.
Growing up, Mike played AAU travel baseball with the North Jersey Rangers where they played in tournaments up and down the East coast. He played high school baseball at River Dell Regional High School where he achieved 1st Team All-League and 2nd Team All-County. Mike had the talent to play College baseball but didn’t get the proper exposure needed. He accepted an academic scholarship to Florida Southern College and had a walk on tryout. However, he was not eligible to tryout his freshman year due to the lack of guidance regarding the NCAA Clearing House procedures. This forced him to wait another year to tryout. After having one of his best tryouts, Mike was cut from the team and eventually transferred to Bergen Community College in New Jersey.
Mike was the starting first baseman and designated hitter for Bergen CC. While Mike was playing, Bergen CC had the most wins in school history and made the playoffs for the first time in fifteen years. He also led the team to be nationally ranked for the first time in school history. Mike was nominated to be an All-American. Even though he didn’t receive the honors, Mike and his teammates revamped the Bergen CC baseball program.
Due to some injuries, Mike had to stop playing competitive baseball and has since gone into coaching, training, and scouting. He coached one season at his High School and won the Junior Varsity Championship. Mike also worked at a couple of training facilities before receiving his Certificate from Sports Management Worldwide.
Mike is currently the Head Coach of the Bartow Braves in the CFABL (Central Florida Amateur Baseball League). Mike’s goal is to help as many high school athletes as he can so they have a better and less stressful college experience!
Ari Abazi-Scout/Consultant/Advisor-Director of International Recruiting and Soccer Development
A graduate of Northwood University, Abazaj attained a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a double major in International Business and Management. A Tirana Albania native, Ariel moved with his family to Detroit Michigan at the age of 10 years old. Abazaj played basketball since childhood in Albania and also had a stint with the youth basketball academy of legendary club, Partizani Tirana, with which he still holds strong affiliations to. Never forgetting his love for the game, that would one day, along with his entrepreneurial spirit, help found what would be A&A International Sports Group. A&A is an entity of athlete representatives with networking contacts in Eastern Europe and North America, accommodating athletes needs in furthering their sporting careers. Abazaj also operated as a consultant, representative, and liaison to athletes during his time there, with a major focus in basketball and soccer. Through this, he has gained a valuable contacts and networks, becoming well associated in a number of areas. He possesses connections with players, coaches, athletic programs and academies in Eastern Europe. Ariel was an assistant coach to University Liggett’s middle school varsity basketball team in 2012-2013.
Most recently, Ariel held a position with the Albanian Football Association in the marketing department and their National Teams Sector. During his time there, Ariel assisted and was particularly responsible for the development and implementation of a scouting system for their youth national teams, specifically working with U-19 and U-17 players in the European regions. Now, he is serving as the International USA Representative to the Albanian Football Association. Ariel acts as the primary point of contact to the Albanian Football Association in regards to scouting possible talent for their youth national teams. He currently lives and works in the Detroit metropolitan area. Representing Premier, Ariel is conducting collaborative programs with international sports agencies, clubs, schools and academies to expand the company’s global outreach.
He is an avid soccer fan and also enjoys volleyball and tennis.
Burke Granger-Scout/Consultant/Advisor-Head of Recruiting, Southern Ohio and Kentucky
Located in Columbus, Ohio, Burke travels the Midwest to evaluate amateur talent in preparation for the MLB Draft, while also covering the Triple-A International and Class A Midwest Leagues for 2080Baseball.com, a site that offers insights into the world of minor league, international, and amateur scouting through prospect videos, scouting reports, podcasts, and rankings. In 2010, he launched ProspectJunkies.com, a site devoted to scouting and analyzing the top prospects in baseball. Burke played baseball at Sinclair Community College, and holds a Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School. Passionate about discussing prospects, his work has been featured on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM.
"I’m thrilled to join the Premier Scouting Service community where I can draw upon my own experiences to help student athletes accomplish their goal of continuing their athletic and academic career.”
Andy Swenson-Scout/Consultant/Advisor-Head of Recruiting, Northwest United States
During his coaching career he has coached over a dozen players who have signed professional contracts (Affiliated and Independent Baseball) and to this day professional, college, and high school players seek him out for guidance and mechanical adjustments throughout the year.
Miles Knight-Scout/Consultant/Advisor-Director of Hockey Development