Sports scouts identify and recruit athletes to sports teams. They're usually employed by a professional sports team, but may also work for a professional sports agency or a college or university.
They're out in the field to look for the best players and help their organization fill spaces on their rosters. Scouts are a key part of any sports team's development - particularly when it comes to long-term investment into young talent.
Scouts don't just evaluate athletes' physical skills - they look at attitude, resilience, and other factors that could determine how well an athlete could fare with the team.