Scott Looking At Five

Derrell Scott is one of the most sought-after prospects in the country. The Havelock (N.C.) running back is still considering five schools.

Derrell Scott has been heavily recruited since his freshman season.

After receiving close to 30 scholarship offers, he is down five schools.

"Florida State and South Carolina are still tied at the top," said the 5-foot-11, 185-pound Scott. "After that, I would say N.C. State, Tennessee and then Ohio State."

The Havelock standout will visit one of those schools tomorrow.

"I'm taking a visit to N.C. State on Tuesday," he said "Coach (Desmond) Kitchings (running backs coach), he's been recruiting me hard since sophomore year. It's also close to home, too. I'm going to watch them this year to see how they do. They keep telling me that they're going to be a contender. That will probably be the last visit of the summer for me."

The four-star running back is unsure if he will take all five official visits. However, he did say he would take at least two.

"I know I'll take officials to Florida State and Tennessee," said Scott. "I plan on taking my official to Tennessee for the South Carolina game (Oct. 19)."

"I might to take one to N.C. State, too. I've got to look and see what the best game on their schedule is. I also might just go see a few games at South Carolina. My mom wants to go see Pharoh (Cooper) (former teammate) play. We want to go support him."

Originally, Scott said he would likely make his decision sometime early next year. That may no longer be the case.

"After I take a few official visits and see the game-day atmospheres, I might be able to make my decision earlier."

Last season, Scott finished with 180 carries for 1,760 yards and 34 touchdowns and 11 receptions for 190 yards and two touchdowns.

Havelock opens their season on August 23 against Washington.

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