Strong Start For Still Open RB Scott

Talented running back prospect Rodney Scott talks about his strong start to his senior season and where he stands in recruiting.

Cross City, Fla.--One of the most explosive running backs in the Southeast is Dixie County High's Rodney Scott. A commitment to the Auburn Tigers back in the spring, Scott backed off that and later said he was looking at several more schools. Where does Scott stand now? He tells Inside The Auburn Tigers.

"I'm still leaning toward Auburn," Scott says. "One thing I like about them is it looks like they've gotten out of the spread. I'm looking forward to seeing what they're going to do the rest of the season as far as getting out of the spread. I haven't talked to the coaches yet about that though."

A 5-10, 195-pounder with breakaway speed, Scott is being recruited heavily by several programs and says in addition to Auburn he's looking at three more schools.

"I'm looking at South Florida, Ole Miss and South Carolina," Scott says. "I have offers from all of them. I haven't set up any official visits yet. I'm just looking for somewhere I can go in and fit in and where I like the coaches and can get a good education."

Scott and his teammates will look to get back on the winning track this Friday when they take on Hamilton County. So far Dixie County has been struggling at 2-4 and 0-1 in region play, but that's not because of Scott's play.

The senior running back has 989 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns and has also caught 10 passes for 270 yards and three more scores. Throw in a 91-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and you have a huge six-game start for the running back. He says for him it was a matter of becoming a more complete back as a senior.

"I have to say my catching out of the backfield has improved," Scott says. "That's something I worked on a lot."

With four colleges still on his radar and no visits set up at the moment Scott says right now his first priority is to finish out his senior year playing well and then he'll worry about making a final decision.

"I probably won't make my choice until the end of my year," Scott says. "It may be sometime next month."


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