Scott Will Be One of 2014's Best

Havelock (NC) tailback Derrell Scott already has several offers so where does NC State stand?

Derrell Scott is one of N.C.'s best from 2014 and he's hoping for an offer from the Pack.

It would be a surprise if NC State doesn't offer considering that the early buzz suggests Scott may already be the Pack's number one running back prospect for next year's class. Tennessee, Virginia Tech, South Carolina, North Carolina and East Carolina have pulled the trigger with verbal offers and NC State, for it's part, has shown heavy interest.

Scott, a 5-11, 180-pound back from Havelock, will be visiting Tennessee for the Vols' spring game on April 14 and that will be his first trip to Knoxville.

"The only thing I know about them is they've got like the second biggest stadium in college football," he said.

So far Scott has attended a junior day at NC State and has made unofficial visits to South Carolina, North Carolina and ECU.

"NC State was nice," he recalled. "They've got some really nice facilities so it was a pretty good time. That was my only time up there.

"They talked to me about being one of their top (recruits). I think Coach Petercuskie is going to be recruiting me. They haven't offered me and I'm not sure where they stand on that to be honest."

Even though the offer hasn't come Scott said he's very interested in the Wolfpack.

"I saw them play last year. They've got a real good team. I saw them beat a whole bunch of real good teams like Clemson," he noted.

South Carolina is one school that also seemed to impress Scott.

"That was really nice. I liked that one a lot," he said. "I liked getting to talk to some of the players. One of my favorite parts was getting to talk to Marcus (Lattimore). He gave me some tips and talked to me about my season last year."

What kind of offense does Scott think he's best suited for?

"I don't know," he said. "I feel like I could play anywhere if I have to. When I talked to the Ohio State coach he was saying he wanted a dynamic player like me. He planned on using me in the slot kind of the way he used Percy Harvin at Florida. They would want me to run the ball but also use me in the slot trying to get me matched up with a linebacker.

"Every school has talked to me about playing running back but he was just talking about putting me in different positions to create mismatches."

Some of the other schools that have been recruiting Scott include Oregon, Alabama, Florida and Virginia.

As a sophomore, Scott rushed for over 1,800 yards and 22 touchdowns and caught 17 passes for 235 yards and an additional score while helping lead Havelock to a state 3A championship.

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