Jamaican Olympian Dorian Scott, while enjoying his first ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championships, is also in the island on serious business as he scouts talent for his alma mater Florida State University.
Scott, a finalist in the shot put at last year's London Olympic Games, is the throws coach at the university, and after successfully recruiting former Edwin Allen standout Kellion Knibb, the two-time Central American and Caribbean Games champion is again looking to attract the best talent from his home country.
"I'm here just trying to give the kids the option of Florida State University and see some of the best kids on earth compete at probably the biggest track and field championships in the world," said Scott, who has also represented the country at the IAAF World Championships.
"Coming to the States for school is not for everybody, but we want to just put the option there," he added. "With these kids you're looking for height, weight, of course; the top kids, we are also looking at those with potential who may not get the attention, we are trying to find that diamond in the rough, and it's about presenting the option.
"My goal is to make it a safe haven for Caribbean athletes so that they know they will not be treated like they are in a factory, like some schools over the years. It's somewhere you can go and people care about you and you can progress," Scott noted. "I signed Kellion Knibb, who was the best girl in Jamaica. I registered her for indoors, but she is looking very solid for the shot put and discus this year.
"We have a couple of other kids committed, and I can't call any names but the team is working hard and we are going to be real nice," Scott added.
The 31-year-old was also quick to point out that though committed to his coaching duties, he is not thinking about quitting international competition, and is looking to book his spot to this summer's IAAF World Championships in Moscow and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
"Things are looking good, this is my second year coaching full time and throwing, so I'm just going to try to follow the same things I did last year.
"I put 100 per cent to my athletes and train with them, and as it gets closer to the World Championships, I will just turn up the intensity and hopefully, I will do as well as I did last year," said Scott, who has a 21.45m personal best in the shot put.