What's next for Darrell Scott?

It's been more than a month since Darrell Scott announced he was transferring from the Colorado football program. Where is Scott likely to end up and is there a chance he could return to the Colorado team? Get inside for more.

Scout.com has confirmed with multiple CU sources that Darrell Scott still has not asked for a release from his scholarship in Boulder and that at least one conversation has taken place about the possibility of Scott returning to the program.

Scott must receive permission for contact from CU in order to talk to coaches of other programs about transferring. He must receive an official release from CU in order to join another program as a scholarship athlete.

It is unclear whether Scott would be welcomed back by coach Dan Hawkins and his coaching staff or by his former teammates after he chose to quit the team in early November.

When Scott announced his decision to transfer, he acknowledged he hoped to join his uncle, former CU wide receiver Josh Smith, in the UCLA program headed by former CU coach Rick Neuheisel. But media outlets covering the UCLA program reported in November that UCLA sources said the program did not have interest in Scott.

Scott has not replied to several attempts to contact him in the past month seeking comment about his future. Some of his former teammates said during the final week of the season that they had not spoken with him since he left the team.

Scout.com has learned another possible destination for the talented running back from Ventura, Calif., is Arizona. The Wildcats finished tied for second place in the Pac-10 Conference this season and will play Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl.

Scott, who was rated as the No. 1 prep running back in the nation in the 2008 class, played in a total of 16 games for the Buffs in less than two full seasons in the program. He carried the ball 23 times for 95 yards this season before opting for a minor knee surgery two weeks before announcing his transfer.

Scott also returned kickoffs for the Buffs in the first half of this season and was injured on the opening kickoff of the second game of the season at Toledo. That injury eventually led to his surgery.


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