Elite RB Darrell Scott Talks Early Recruiting

Probably the #1 running back in the nation for 2008, the 6-1, 205-pound Darrell Scott, talks about his transfer from Moorpark High, which he says is done, and his early recruitment, mentioning a few schools that are currently on his very early list...

Much has been made about Darrell Scott's decision to leave Moorpark (Calif.) High and transfer to St. Bonaventure in Ventura for his senior season.

But that will pale in comparison to where arguably the top running back in the nation for the class of 2008 will choose to play his college football.

Scott, 6-1, 205, led all juniors in California in rushing in 2006, helping the Musketeers to the CIF Northern Division finals where they lost on a last-second field goal to Canyon. But he'll play his senior year on the other side of the county.

"It's already done, I'm going to St. Bonaventure," said Scott, speaking little on the manner.

However he was more than willing to talk about some of the schools who have been recruiting him. "I've got at least 20 offers so far," said Scott. "From the powerhouses like Texas, Michigan, Florida, USC, Florida State, Cal and UCLA. A lot of the Big Ten schools are looking at me. Colorado has offered me, too."

Scott has been at UCLA the past two weekends, accompanying his uncle Josh Smith (a senior receiver at Moorkpark committed to Colorado whom UCLA has offered) on his official visit two weeks ago, and then he also attended the UCLA-Arizona basketball game last weekend.

"UCLA is a good school and I like what I've seen there," said Scott.

But Scott said he is wide open at this point and since he'll have his pick of just about any school in the nation, he will be taking his time in making a decision. "I'm going to take some trips and see the schools that I really like," said Scott. "I'm not going to decide too early ."

The California State Junior of the Year, Scott rushed for 3,194 yards on 337 carries and scored 45 touchdowns. He ran for over 200 yards in 10 games and against Camarillo had a career day, rushing for 306 yards, scoring six touchdowns and a pair of 2-point conversions.

Scott said he is fine academically and will take the SAT in the spring.

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