The Opening: Derrell Scott Update

BEAVERTON, Oregon - Derrell Scott currently has a top five and the next time he names a leader, that will likely be when he commits. Get the latest on one of the best out of North Carolina here...

Derrell Scott showed reasons why he is a top recruit out at The Opening. He really catches the ball well, he is quick in space, and he can change direction on a dime.

Over two dozen schools have offered Scott, but only five are being considered by him at this time.

"South Carolina, Florida State, Oregon, Tennessee, and Ohio State are the five schools for me," Scott told Scout in Oregon. "Those are the ones I am really focusing on right now."'s complete coverage of The Opening 2013 presented by NIKE
He capped off the month of June with a trip to Oregon to compete at The Opening, but before heading out west, he visited three of his top five schools.

Each has something he likes.

"I like the coaches, the facilities, the fans, and the game-day atmosphere at South Carolina. I have been there for a few home games and the stadium is always packed and the fans are always loud.

"When I visited FSU a few weeks ago and I spent a lot of time with Coach [Jay] Graham and I really like him. I liked their facilities, the apartments there are nice too, and I enjoyed talking to Coach Jimbo Fisher.

"It was pretty good up there in Columbus too when I went to Ohio State. It is a little different than FSU or South Carolina because it is more of a big city atmosphere. It is real nice up there though. They have a lot of history there at Ohio State."

After a busy month of June, the 5-foot-10 1/2, 184 -ound running back out of Havelock, N.C. is going to spend more time with his team in July.

His next visit might be an official visit this fall.

"I do not have any plans to go anywhere in July," said the four-star back. "I may not visit anywhere again until the season starts."

That is when things could get real serious for Scott and his recruitment.

"I am just trying to figure out the best school for me. I am still weighing all of my options and the next time I name a top school, it may be when I commit. That could be during the season, but it may be after the season.

"When I commit, I am committing to one school. I am not one that goes back on my word, so I will take the time I need before making that decision.

"I am pretty sure I will take an official visit to FSU and Ohio State. I am thinking about Oregon and Tennessee, too. I may not need one to South Carolina because I know enough about them already."

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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