South Carolina hosts top RB Derrell Scott this weekend

Photo courtesy of Derrell Scott

Other SEC programs may have more visitors coming to town, but its doubtful any school has as critical an official visitor coming as South Carolina.

Derrell Scott, arguably the Gamecocks’ biggest remaining target for what will be a small 2014 signing class, is coming to town to watch South Carolina play host to Florida. Scott is a North Carolina native, Havelock (N.C.) to be exact, but he has zeroed in on South Carolina as much as South Carolina has zeroed in on him.

He is a 5-foot-11, 180-pound back with 4.55 second speed in the 40-yard dash, and he’s rated the No. 107 overall prospect in America by’s composite ranking, and the No. 2 all-purpose back in the nation. At a school known for producing good running backs, this might be a nice match.

Scott visited Tennessee in October, and N.C. State, Ohio State and Oregon have all offered and are considered secondary threats to land him. Arkansas and Vanderbilt also offered.

“Coaches like my quickness, my speed, my change of direction ability, my explosiveness and my versatility,” Scott told Saturday Down South in a recent interview. “They say all those things when they say what they like about me. I just love the competition level and the location of the conference (SEC).”

  •  Auburn will host a handful of prospects this weekend, though it is doubtful the Tigers will end up with any of them. Junior college stars Jordan Prestwood and Dalvon Stuckey are expected to be in town, though Prestwood looks to be heading to Florida State and Stuckey, a former FSU commit during his high school days, is committed to Miami. Also, prep star Travis Rudolph is slated to be in town–but he’s expected to state in-state with either Florida or Florida State.




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