Quick Hits with Dorrel Scott

"We think that Dorrel Scott is one of the top defensive tackles in the state this year," said Clemson recruiting coordinator David Blackwell. "He's one of those kids that just has a tremendous upside."

DT Dorrel Scott
6-4, 315, 5.0
Ridge View High School
Columbia, South Carolina

The Stats: As a junior at Ridge View, Scott registered 89 tackles, including 10 for a loss, and 5 sacks. He finished his career with 242 tackles, 7 sacks, 35 quarterback pressures, 31 tackles for loss, 4 caused fumbles, 6 fumble recoveries and a defensive touchdown. Scott, who chose Clemson over South Carolina, was voted the defensive MVP of his team in each of the last three seasons and was recruited to Clemson by assistant coach Brad Scott.

Strength: Scott is the epitome of a run-stuffing defensive tackle. He has excellent size and the athleticism to man handle almost any offensive lineman in his way.

Why Clemson? "I liked Clemson from the beginning," said Scott. "I felt comfortable there on my official visit and I think I can get in there and play early on the D-line. All of the coaches just made me feel welcome throughout the recruiting process. I also like the fact that Clemson is kind of far away from home, I'm ready for that kind of freedom."

Interesting Tidbit: Some prospects emerge during their senior season as a force to be reckoned with, but you certainly can't say that about Dorrel Scott. As a sophomore in 2001, he had 71 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, two sacks and 15 quarterback pressures and also scored his only career touchdown on a fumble recovery. As a junior in 2002, Scott registered 70 tackles, five tackles for loss, two sacks, 10 quarterback pressures, three fumble recoveries and three recovered fumbles.

David Blackwell Says: "We went after big-bodied kids with speed this year. This was a year in which there were a lot of kids in-state that could play Division I-A college football and we went after them. We think that Dorrel Scott is one of the top defensive tackles in the state this year. He's one of those kids that just has a tremendous upside. He's big, he's fast, and he can stop the run. We are extremely excited to welcome him on campus this fall."

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