Finally the season is underway for five-star running back Darrell Scott (6-2, 215, 4.43) from Ventura (Calif.) Saint Bonaventure. He has helped his team to a 2-0 record and needless to say the opposition is lining up to stop him, but still the talented running back is getting the job done.
In his first game against a tough and well disciplined Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) squad, Scott rushed for 76 yards on 15 carries.
Santa Margarita schemed to keep Scott off the field.
"Santa Margarita did a great job on offense holding onto the ball," Scott said. "They were well prepared and ready.
"When we did have the football they had eight in the box," Scott said. "They like us, wanted to win.
"They were up 14-0 with four minutes left in the game," Scott said. "Because they had eight in the box we started to pass on them and got them on their toes.
"We came back and won the game 15-14," Scott said. "I scored the two-point PAT, which is what I'm supposed to do. Come through win the game is on the line.
The second game against Atascadero, Calif., was much more reminiscent to what Scott did as a junior. He ended up the night rushing for 257 yards and scored three touchdowns. He also had three receptions for 69 yards in helping St. Bonnie to a 33-14 victory.
Needless to say since September 1st the talented five-star running back's phone has been ringing off the hook.
"I hearing every week from the likes of UCLA, Colorado, LSU and Cal," Scott said. "I was just at the UCLA game last Saturday and it was a nice performance by the Bruins. They held on to win. It was great.
Scott was scheduled to visit Colorado this weekend but there is now a change of plans.
"I was going to visit Colorado but I will have to reschedule my visit," Scott said. "I'm still going to visit Colorado, but not this coming weekend.
"I am going to visit Florida on an official visit for the Auburn game (September 29th)," Scott said. "I am way open for the three visits. Texas could be one of the last three, but that is it so far.
Scott will have a lot of schools to choose from since he has approximately 70 offers on the table.
As a junior, Scott was an all-state selection after rushing for 3,194 yards and 45 touchdowns while averaging 9.5 yards per carry. As sophomore, he rushed for 1,988 and 19 touchdowns with an average of 6.8 yards a carry in 2005.
Besides Scott's rushing talents, he prides himself in being the complete back, one who will block and catch in addition to his running responsibilities.
Scott was selected to the Rivals.com Rivals100 for the class of 2008 landing as the nation's No. 4 prospect at any position.
Rivals.com ranks Scott as the nation's No.1 running back in the class 2008 and he's a member of the Rivals.com California Top 100 team named as the Golden State's No. 1 prospect at any position.