Scott Takes Full UNC Visit

Derrell Scott received a quick peek at North Carolina's campus last December when he and his Havelock (N.C.) teammates won the NCHSAA 3A State Championship in Kenan Stadium.

"When we went to the state championship game, all we did was go to the weight room and field and then left," Scott said. "We didn't really get a tour or talk to anyone."

Thus, a return visit to Chapel Hill was in order – especially when UNC became one of the schools to offer Scott, a 5-foot-10, 173-pound running back from the 2014 class.

Knowing Havelock's coaching staff and about a dozen of its players were in the general area a couple weekends back, the UNC coaching staff reached out to head coach Jim Bob Bryant and invited his crew back to campus for a true visit.

"We got a tour of the facilities, like the weight room and meeting rooms," Scott said. "We watched a highlight film and I got to meet with Coach Randy Jordan.

"Everything was nice – I liked it. Carolina is a nice school."

Jordan, UNC's running backs coach, is heading up Scott's recruitment.

"He was telling me that I was their No. 1 guy for the 2014 class," Scott said. "He kind of interviewed me about college football."

The visit didn't change Scott's feelings towards UNC.

"I like UNC," Scott said. "I don't think I've lost feelings or my feelings have gotten stronger for it – it basically stayed the same."

Scott – who has been offered by East Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech, in addition to UNC – doesn't claim any favorite schools.

"I'm just open to everything right now," Scott said.

Scott's feelings could change, though, depending on how teammate and close friend Pharoh Cooper's recruitment shakes out.

"We've talked about it and we think it would be cool to go to the same school," Scott said. "We were thinking about going to the same school, but you never know."

Cooper, a 2013 prospect, has offers from East Carolina, NC State, and South Carolina. The Gamecocks have emerged as his early leader.

Besides UNC, Scott has visited East Carolina, NC State and South Carolina this spring. He'll visit Tennessee on April 14.

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