Tigers in top five for elite RB

Running back Derrell Scott of Havelock High School holds several offers, including one from Clemson. He recently listed his top five.

Running back Derrell Scott of Havelock (N.C.) High is one of the elite running backs to claim a Notre Dame offer.

"Notre Dame is a very good football school and they have a lot of tradition, Scott said. "They just got to the national championship, and I know they win a lot."

Scott says a few schools are standing out with him.

"I like South Carolina, Florida State, Ohio State, Notre Dame, and Clemson right now," he said. "I like Oregon too, but they have not offered yet. I would say South Carolina, N.C. State, Florida State, and Tennessee are recruiting me the hardest. I'm also talking some with Notre Dame, Clemson, Ohio State, and Oregon."

This spring, Scott has visited Duke, North Carolina State, and South Carolina. He doesn't plan on deciding until during his senior season or after.

"I would like to take all of my official visits," Scott said. "Notre Dame could be one, I'm just not sure yet. Coach (Mike) Elston wants me to come and see the offense and see how I would fit into it."

The 5-foot-11, 185-pound running back has been clocked in the 40-yard dash at 4.41 seconds.

"I can catch out of the backfield, and I'm good at making people miss," he said.

When decision time rolls around, Scott said he's looking at three primary factors.

"It will come down to education, how comfortable I feel, and who can help get me to the next level," Scott said.

Scott is a four-star prospect and ranked as the No. 12 running back in the 2014 class. As a junior, Scott finished the season with 180 carries for 1760 yards and 34 touchdowns. He also had 11 receptions for 190 yards and two touchdowns.

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