08 Intro. RB Darrell Scott: Man on a Mission

One of the top RB prospects in the nation next year will be Moorpark, Calif., running back Darrell Scott. For his senior season Darrell will be transferring to Ventura St. Bonaventure high school, the same school that produced Michigan commit Michael Williams and Texas commit Blaine Irby.

GoBlueWolverine contacted one of next season's Top 100 players, junior California running back Darrell Scott.

Scott is currently holding about 20 offers from numerous programs including Michigan, USC, UCLA, Cal and other top schools.

He has set a lofty goal for himself, saying, "I want to be the number one recruit in the nation next year."

Darrell has a hard work ethic and is continually striving to improve himself. "Right now I'm going to this speed camp up in Westlake. It's definitely working. Right now I run about a 4.4, but after this camp I'll probably be down to a 4.3." That's blazing fast considering Darrell stands at 6-foot-1, 205 pounds.

He considers himself a mixture of power and speed. "I'm a playmaker. I think my strengths are my acceleration, my size, my power, and my hands. As far as who people compare himself to, he said, "A lot of people say that I run like Adrian Peterson."

Scott plans on going to numerous spring combines to show off his skills, and to improve upon them as well. "Right now," he told us, "I'm also trying to improve my footwork."

Darrell is multi-talented as well, playing WR and also punter. "I'm a good punter. I really think that I could get a scholarship just for punting."

As far as his recruiting process goes, Scott said that it's too early to name any top schools. However, he did say that he'd like to take all his visits, but still commit early on in the process. "I want to help recruit other players."

For many Michigan fans, it has been burdensome to say the least about recruiting in California, especially top prospects. But Darrell quickly attacked that statement saying, "I'm not one of those bandwagon guys. I'll go to the school that best fits me." When asked if he was interested in Michigan, Darrell emphatically replied, "Yeah! They are a traditional football powerhouse."

Darrell cites academics, tradition, team unity, the bond and relationship between the players and coaches, and academic support for athletes as his main factors he's looking for in a school.

Striving to be the number one recruit in the nation is an extremely high goal to set for oneself, but anyone who has watched him play will know that that goal is definitely within his reach.

Scott will be transferring to Ventura St. Bonnies for the '07 season, but in 2006 Scott rushed for over 3,000 yards for his 11-3 Moorpark team which lost in the finals of the CIF Southern Section Northern Division playoffs.

For video on Scott in the playoffs, click HERE.

The Michigan Insider Top Stories