Pack Makes A Move With Scott

According to Havelock (NC) head coach Jim Bob Bryant, four-star tailback Derrell Scott has moved NC State into his top list of schools.

According to Havelock (NC) head coach Jim Bob Bryant, tailback Derrell Scott has moved NC State into his top list of schools.

"NC State has now moved into Derrell's top four," said Bryant. "He's going to go down there for a visit in a couple of weeks."

A big reason for Scott's interest in NC State is tailbacks coach Des Kitchings, who recruits the area for the Wolfpack.

"Des has done a great job recruiting him," said Bryant. "He stays on top of him in terms of contacting him whenever he is legally allowed to do so and he has built a good relationship with him.

"Coach Kitchings has done a great job since taking over recruiting for NC State at our school. He spent a lot of time here in the spring, and he and the rest of the coaching staff have opened their doors to our staff. We went there for a few days in the spring, and they made us feel really comfortable."

"I think our guys really like Des," added Bryant. "First of all, he's a really good guy and a great recruiter next. He's done a great job with our kids."

Scott is the total package. Rated a four-star prospect and the No. 15 tailback in the country by Scout.com, he finished his junior season with 180 carries for 1,760 yards and 34 touchdowns. He also had 11 receptions for 190 yards and two touchdowns and has a 3.9 GPA in the classroom.

The scary thing is Bryant says he continues to improve as a player. "He has improved," said Bryant. "He's stronger, faster, and has worked on his hands a lot in the offseason. He's catching everything thrown his way."

Scott's top four is currently South Carolina, Florida State, Ohio State, and NC State.

"I think he wants to go to a team that will use him a lot like how we use him," said Bryant. "He's probably looking for a spread-type offense with various formations... not just lining up in the I."

Does Scott have a timetable for making a decision?

"Well, he's told us he plans on taking all of his official visits," said Bryant. "He's going to figure out who he will visit and take all of those. Then he could announce his decision at the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, or he could pick a school if he falls in love with one while on a visit."


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