Havelock tailback Derrell Scott closed out his senior season with a remarkable 209 yard, three touchdown rushing effort to lead the Rams to their third straight state title in a 21-13 win over Concord.
Pack Pride caught up with Scott after the game to get his thoughts
on the game and the latest on his recruitment.
How does it feel to close out your senior season with another
"It feels great. This is what we work for each and every day.
Leading from the spring all the way up until now, this is work what
we work for. We talk state championship every day. We work hard. We
work towards state championships. We have state championship
expectations. Everything we do from conditioning to the way we pay
attention to detail, just everything we do- we keep it at a very
high level and it shows."
You've consistently mentioned Tennessee, South Carolina and NC
State as your top three. Can you talk a little about those
"South Carolina, they've been at the top of my list for a while.
Tennessee, they've moved up a little bit in the past few months or
so after I took my official (visit) up there. NC State, they've
pretty much moved up a little bit, too. With the new coaching staff,
coach Doeren and them, they've made some pretty good strong points
to me about the NC State home thing and how they have a championship
So is South Carolina on top right now?
"It's pretty much even with those three schools."
Originally you planned to decide on your birthday but ended up
delaying your decision. Do you know when you may make a final
"I haven't really set one during the season because I've been
focused on my team so I'm going to make one after the season
sometime before the next year or like in January but it'll be
What was it like playing in Carter-Finley stadium?
"It was fun. I mean, it's a really nice stadium, and I enjoyed
playing in it."
Are you excited about playing in the Shrine Bowl?
"I'm looking forward to it. It will be great."
Tennessee, NC State and South Carolina- are those your final
"It's pretty much those three."
Is anyone else besides those three still on you?
"Florida State, Auburn a little bit and that's about it."
What will your decision come down to?
"Probably just come down to the place I feel comfortable. You don't
play football every month out of the year so you want a place you'll
enjoy living at part of the year."
You and Kentavius Street are friends. Does his commitment to NC
State have any impact on your decision?
"I mean, a little bit (does Street's commitment have any impact on
him). You want to play with great players where ever you go. You
don't want to go somewhere where there's not any great players or
you're the only person that's going to be there."
Did he let you know ahead of time where he was going?
"He didn't tell me ahead of time but he told me when he did. I
talked to him yesterday. He was just talking about, let's do it
together and stuff like that and do it in-state."
Pack Pride Q&A: Derrell Scott
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