The Tennessee Volunteers, already armed with commitments from running backs Jalen Hurd and Treyvon Paulk, are looking to add one more running back to the 2014 class.
Enter four-star running back Derrell Scott of Havelock, NC (Havelock).
Scott, a 5’11″/180 lb running back, is rated as the number two all-purpose back in the nation and the number five player in the state of North Carolina.
Landing Scott would be huge for the Vols and possibly more important than folks realize. Tennessee is already losing Rajion Neal and their likely 2014 starter, Marlin Lane, will be gone after next season.
That would leave the Vols with just Jalen Hurd and Treyvon Paulk as startable running backs in 2015. As evidenced by the running back factory that Alabama has become, you can never have too many running backs on your roster. If Hurd becomes a star, who’s to say he won’t bolt for the NFL after his junior season (not that anyone could blame him if he did). Teams have to prepare for those scenarios and having a guy like Derrell Scott on your roster would help alleviate the pain of a player leaving or an injury occuring.
Scott appears to be down to three teams, South Carolina, Tennessee and Florida, but he hasn’t officially named his finalists.
This one will likely go down to the wire, but the good news for Tennessee fans is that the Vols are right in the thick of it.
Check out Scott’s highlights and you’ll see why the North Carolina native is so highly coveted.