One of the most wanted players in the west, north, south and east this recruiting season is without doubt running back Darrell Scott (6-0, 215, 4.4) from Ventura (Calif.) Saint Bonaventure. He already has over 20 offers and it is only March. That is a bundle at this time of year for a western player.
Scott has offers on the table from a virtual who's who of college football royalty. The latest three offers have come from Notre Dame, LSU and Minnesota.
Those three schools join the likes of Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, UCLA, USC, Washington, Washington State, Michigan, Ole Miss, Florida, Ole Miss, Texas and Texas A&M.
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As impressive as that list of offers is Scott would like to see other schools in the mix.
"I would like to get offers from Ohio State, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia," Scott said. "I like West Virginia because they run the spread offense like Florida.
"Ohio State has a history of good running backs," Scott said. "They always have an offensive line filled with hogs.
"Virginia Tech used to be my favorite school because of Michael Vick."
Closer to home Scott has taken unofficial visits to UCLA, USC and Colorado.
"UCLA was nice they showed all around the campus and all the academics opportunities," Scott said. "And we met all the coaches.
"USC was nice when I attended their junior day, but I wasn't there for the whole thing" Scott said. "We met Pete Carroll and he talked to us and showed us the season highlights.
"I liked Colorado a lot," Scott said. "It went really well especially with Coach Darian Hagan. He's a really good guy.
The question on many minds throughout the recruiting world is will Scott be an early commitment?
"That's really a hard decision," Scott said. "I would like to commit early so I could help recruit for the team, yet I kind of want to through the process.
"I am wide open regarding colleges."
Scott is not only a special football player but a nice young man. You wouldn't blame him much if he had a big head, but he's a terrific attitude who takes all aspects of his game very seriously.
Some backs with the rushing credentials have trouble blocking, but Scott.
"I take pride in my blocking," Scott said. "I love to block. I have to protect my quarterback."
There is a football cliché that the difference between good and great is work ethic.
One of the reasons that Scott is a great one is his work ethic. He has put on 10-pounds of muscle since the end of the season. Scott weighed in at 215 at the recent Rivals.com Junior Day held in Anaheim.
Scott's current bench is 275, his squat his 420 and his power clean is 285.
Is Scott going to attend any camps in the future?
"I will attend the NIKE Camp either in Los Angeles or Palo Alto," Scott said. "I'm not sure which one yet. I have to talk to (St. Bonaventure) Coach (John) Mack.
"I'm not sure if I will attend any team camps this summer," Scott said. "I'm planning on working with my team and learn the offense.
"We have to get better everyday," Scott said. "We want to win the State Championship badly.
Scott was an all-state selection after rushing for 3,194 yards and scored 45 touchdowns while averaging 9.5 yards per carry as a junior.
Scott rushed for just under 2,000 yards as sophomore when he rushed for 1,988 and 19 touchdowns with an average of 6.8 yards a carry in 2005.