When Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure running back Darrell Scott transferred a year ago from Moorpark, he did it for one main reason. The talented athlete wanted a CIF and a state championship ring and he achieved both goals over the weekend.
Scott, 6-0, 210 pounds is regarded as the nation's top running back and showed why over the weekend. Scott has a great combination of size, speed and power and has the ability to run outside or between the tackles.
He's not super shifty and doesn't try and juke and jive too much but is more of a downhill runner who will make one cut and then get up the field. His running style is similar to former UCLA running back Deshaun Foster in his ability to run over or around defenders and although it never looks like he's running that fast because of his smooth running style, no one is ever able to catch him from behind.
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Scott rushed for 150 yards and two touchdowns on Saturday as the Seraphs defeated a very tough Modesto Catcholic team 35-21 in the CA Div III state title game. On the year, Scott rushed for 1,697 yards and 21 touchdowns.
On the recruiting front, Scott has already visited Colorado and Texas and there are major whispers floating around that the Buffs are the team to beat for Scott.
"Nah, I haven't made any decisions yet," Scott said after the game. "I'm going to visit Florida and LSU and then decide on Signing Day. Those are really the only four schools I'm looking at but I'm not ready to name a leader or anything.
"My goal was to win a state title and that's what we did. I haven't focused much on recruiting but now that the season is over, I'll go ahead and do that but I just want to celebrate this win with my guys right now and worry about that other stuff later on."