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Scott talks recruiting, team goals

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Five-star running back Darrell Scott (6-2, 215, 4.43) from Ventura (Calif.) Saint Bonaventure has approximately 70 offers on the table. He's definitely going to be able to punch his ticket to any school he wants to attend. You would think that with that type of recruiting pressure on him it would be hard for the talented running back to focus on anything else but recruiting. But that's not the case.
Scott has his mind on football and his focus is totally centered on his team.
"We're at hell week right now," Scott said. "We're just trying to get crisp and get ready for the season.
There were questions about Scott's back, but all those have been answered as Scott is up to full speed.
"I went to therapy and my back is in good shape," Scott said. "Practice is going really good.
"We show up at 5:00 a.m. and leave at around 7:30 p.m.," Scott said. "It is like how things are done in college.
"We go to a classroom and get down all things we need to get down," Scott said. "Like what we need to do offensively, defensively and on special teams.
"I'm still trying to ignore recruiting and focus on my senior season," Scott said. "My goal is to go the state championship.
"I'm not interested in any personal goals," Scott said. "I'm not a selfish player. I just want our team to win and if that means splitting the carries with my good friend Patrick Hall, that would be great.
Scott does have a very loose top eight schools right now, and when you have 70 some odd offers, things could change quite quickly. At the moment, his top eight schools are in no particular order are LSU, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Colorado, Texas, Michigan, USC and UCLA.
Just because Scott has put recruiting on the back burner doesn't mean he hasn't thought about which schools he's going to take official visits to.
"I'm still way open regarding schools, but I want to visit Florida and Colorado for sure," Scott said. "I want to visit with Josh (his uncle Josh Smith now a freshman at Colorado).
"I'm probably going to visit UCLA," Scott said. "I'm pretty interested in them. I'll probably visit Florida State, and I want to visit Texas too.
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.
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