Scott Attends Carolina Game

Derrell Scott made a visit to North Carolina last Thursday for "Zero Dark Thursday," the Tar Heels' nationally televised bout with Miami.

"It was a good visit," Scott said. "It was a good atmosphere. The fans came out to support the team. They played hard and they played tough football."

Scott, a 5-foot-10, 178-pound running back, made the trip with Havelock (N.C.) teammates Kyran Bowman, Michael Bowman, and Keion Joyner. Accompanying the group were head coach Jim Bob Bryant and assistant coach Caleb King.

Before making their way to the sidelines for pregame warm-ups, Scott spoke brief with Larry Fedora, primary recruiter Dan Disch, and UNC's running back coach Randy Jordan.

"They were making sure I knew I still had a spot there," Scott said.

Heading into the visit, Scott said that UNC was trailing his lead group of schools. Thursday's visit did little to change that.

"It kind of kept them the same," Scott said. "It didn't really do a whole lot. I'm still interested, but I've seen what I wanted to see [from UNC]."

Scott will head to Raleigh in a couple of weekends for his next recruiting trip – NC State vs. UNC. He also plans to attend Florida vs. South Carolina in Columbia in mid-November.

Initially, Scott had planned to make his collegiate decision on Oct. 25, but he has since decided to hold off until he's able to take more official visits. Tennessee is the only school that he has officially visited, thus far. Florida State, NC State, Ohio State, and South Carolina are his likely official visit destinations.

Scott does not claim a leader.

Besides his recruitment, Scott's focus is helping Havelock win its third consecutive NCHSAA 3A title. Havelock is off to a 9-0 start and Scott has rushed for 1,030 yards and 14 touchdowns on 110 carries (9.4-yard average). Last Friday night, Scott eclipsed 5,000 rushing yards for his career.

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