Darrell Scott Picks Colorado

Texas made a strong January push for the nation's No. 1 running back, but on Wednesday, on national television, Ventura Calif. RB Darrell Scott announced that he'll play for the University of Colorado and will fax his letter of intent to head coach Dan Hawkins in Boulder, Colo.

Darrell Scott is a Colorado Buffalo. Announcing on ESPNU from the ESPN Zone in Anaheim, Calif., Scott said, "I'll play at the University of Colorado," as he put on a white hat with a black Colorado logo on the front.

Scott's decision ends a tight recruiting battle between the Buffs and Texas. The Longhorns made a late push for Scott, but Colorado won out in the end and a family connection had a lot to do with it. Scott's uncle, Josh Smith, is on the CU roster and they're only a year apart. Scott previously said the two are much more like brothers than nephew and uncle.

Asked about his uncle and the importance of the family connection to Colorado, Scott said, "Family comes first but I just thought Colorado was a good fit and I'm excited to be a Buff."

"Dan Hawkins has a vision and I want to be a part of that vision he has and hopefully we can pull in a national championship."

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Scott ran a 4.32 40-yard dash at the Scout.com combine in Los Angeles and is solidly rated as the nation's top-ranked running back. Scott put up almost 2,000 yards and over 20 touchdowns in 2007, but he made a big name for himself as a junior in high school, when he rushed for 3,194 yards on 337 carries and scored 45 touchdowns.

Scott made his intentions public at 11:50 a.m. on Wednesday, but earlier in the morning, Inside Texas received information from a trusted source indicating the deal was done before then.

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