Florida continues it’s hard push to add a running back to the 2014 recruiting class. On Thursday, the Gators offered a scholarship to four-star running back Derrell Scott. The North Carolina native will officially visit Florida on January 17, 2014.
From Havelock, NC (Havelock), Scott is a four-star prospect across the major recruiting services. He has more than a handful of scholarship offers, but seems to have the most interest in Florida, NC State, South Carolina and Tennessee. He visited the other three previously, but the timing of his visit to Florida gives the Gators a chance to take the lead. Scott’s 247 profile contains 34 predictions–all in favor of the Gamecocks–but the last one was made on November 20, 2013. South Carolina is still the safe pick, but Florida will get its chance with him.
At 5’10”, 181 pounds, Scott is a smaller back who uses his agility and breakaway speed to his advantage. He is a shifty runner with good patience and great ability to find the open field. Scott has good field vision, allowing him to quickly find the best path to daylight. Once he breaks away from defenses, he is able to get to another level in terms of speed and finish off long runs without getting caught from behind. He would be a great compliment to a team with a proven power runner already on its roster.