Heels Offer Star Sophomore RB

Last weekend, Desmond Scott attended his fourth camp of the summer – North Carolina. A few days later, he was informed that his performance earned him his third scholarship offer.

"[Thursday] we met with Coach [John] Bunting and Coach [Kenny] Browning together and an offer was extended to Desmond," said Tony Scott, Desmond's father. "For the most part, they said they recognized his talent. They see what he's accomplished at combines and they see he has the potential to develop into a good athlete."

The shocking part is Scott is only a rising sophomore. Not since Derek Nicholson and Toney Baker has a player headed into his sophomore season with such promise.

"It's very exciting knowing that not many players have this opportunity to have these scholarships [this early]," said Desmond Scott.

Scott couldn't fit any of UNC's individual camps into his schedule, so the 5-foot-10 175-pound athlete from Southern (N.C.) Durham attended Friday's sessions of the Tar Heels' team camp.

"At first I worked out individually with Coach [Andre] Powell, the running back coach," said Desmond Scott. "And then they put me on the ‘All-Star Team' and my positions were running back and receiver."

Scott and the "All-Star Team" participated in seven-on-seven passing drills against high school teams in attendance.

Obviously, from now until February 2009 Scott will do a lot of growing and maturing, so the staff is reluctant to classify him at one particular position.

"It's too early to tell, but probably running back," said Desmond.

"They know that he has yet some more growing to do, they really don't know where he'll be three years from now," Tony added. "But, obviously, Desmond wants to play running back."

Not surprising, Scott lacks any favorites, but he knows what he's looking for in a school.

"When I go to college, I want to major in psychology so I want to go to a college with a good psychology program," said Desmond. "I know that Clemson has a good psychology program; UNC is a good place to study; and I'm still looking up on other colleges."

Although things have changed over the years, growing up Scott said he rooted for Florida teams.

Scott has also attended camps at Auburn, Clemson, and N.C. State. He received offers from Clemson and N.C. State following their respective camps. All three scholarship offers are of the verbal variety as recruits cannot receive written offers until September 1st of their junior season.

During his freshman season at Southern, Scott mostly played wide receiver where he caught 18 passes for 221 yards, and rushed 42 times for 271 yards and 12 touchdowns. This season, will play more of a role at tailback.

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