To say Conshohocken (Pa.) Plymouth-Whitemarsh running back Da`Rel Scott, 5-foot-11 and 180 pounds, has had a good year would be quite the under statement. During the fall he ran for over 1,100 yards and 17 touchdowns on the gridiron. Then in the winter he helped lead the Colonial basketball team to the PIAA Class AAAA playoffs and clear to quarterfinals. Then the icing on the cake came over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, when Scott captured a gold medal in the PIAA Class AAA 100-meter championship and a bronze medal for his efforts in the 200 meters.
The 100-meter race was a highly anticipated matchup featuring Scott and the returning champion, William Penns Knowledge Timmons, a Penn State recruit. Scott crossed the finish line just ahead of Timmons and captured the gold with a time of 10.56. It was his first gold medal.
It was a big race me, it felt pretty good to win, Scott said.
Despite his athletic prowess, Scott is a football player and he will pursue a life on the gridiron at the next level. Virginia and Boston College have verbally offered Scott. We asked if he felt his busy schedule had hindered his recruitment as a football player?
I dont really think it hurts, Scott said.
Scott has received varying levels of interest from Penn State, Pittsburgh, Maryland, Georgia Tech and Connecticut. Another sport will likely prevent Scott from taking any unofficial visits or attending any college camps over the summer.
I run AAU track, so I probably wont be able to take any visits, Scott said.
The question we were waiting to ask the standout athlete is where he inherited his athleticism or if it just came naturally?
My mom was fast, she used to run in high school at Norristown, Scott said.
In 2004, Scott ran for 1,100 yards, caught 24 passes for 460 yards and scored 17 touchdowns. During sophomore season Scott scored 23 touchdowns.