Scott will hold decision until the end

January 17, 2014 

Havelock (N.C.) running back Derrell Scott

DWAYNE MCLEMORE — dmclemore@thestate.com

RB Derrell Scott of Havelock, NC is taking his final official visit this weekend to Florida and then will take a week to have final in home visits and make his decision before announcing on January 27th at 3:15 PM at his school. Scott is also considering USC and Tennessee.

One internet report has put the Vols out front at this point. That's something Havelock assistant coach Caleb King, who handles recruiting for his players, can't confirm.

"I will say Tennessee has done a great job recruiting him as well as South Carolina," King said Friday morning. "It's all going to be decided next week. At 3:15 he's going to pick a hat."

USC recruiter Deke Adams and Tennessee recruiter Robert Gillespie visited with Scott Thursday. USC head coach Steve Spurrier will be in January 23rd, a day after Tennessee coach Butch Jones.

"I know they talked about depth charts, playing time, the future of South Carolina football and where he would fit in in their plans," King said of yesterday's meeting between Scott and Adams. "From what Derrell told me, everything was just fine."

Former Gamecock assistant coach Brad Lawing, who once coached at Havelock, is recruiting Scott for Florida.

"He's done a great job recruiting Derrell and has a chance as well. He's not seen Florida so he's just taking a nice look at Florida to see what they have and be around there people to see if he feels comfortable there."

For much of Scott's recruiting the feeling was that USC was the team to beat, but King disagrees with that assessment.

"I don't ever think there was a slam dunk. I think there was perception out there he was going to follow Pharoh (Cooper). They are very good friends. Of course he's also very good friends with Kendal Vickers who is probably going to be a starting defensive end at Tennessee next year."

King said Scott will keep his decision to himself until he announces his decision on the 27th.

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