Derrell Scott picks Tennessee

January 27, 2014 

Havelock (N.C.) running back Derrell Scott

DWAYNE MCLEMORE — dmclemore@thestate.com

RB Derrell Scott of Havelock, NC announced a commitment to Tennessee Monday afternoon over USC. He also considered Florida. Scott made the announcement at a press conference at his school.

Scott made an official visit to Tennessee in October and despite the struggles by the Vols this season, he saw somethings there that clicked with him.

"Just the way their team played. They didn't have the best year but they fought the whole year and played hard. That said a lot to me about what kind of men they've got on that team."

Also working in Tennessee's favor, the presence of Scott's close friend DE Kendal Vickers who had planned to attend USC but found there was no spot for him there after qualifying late. He redshirted this season at Tennessee.

Tennessee also sold Scott on the argument that his chance for early playing time was greater with them.

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