Scott grew up rooting for Florida

When Dalvin Cook decommitted from Florida the Gators coaching staff started looking at other top running backs to replace him in the class.

Last Friday the Gators got in touch with one of those top running backs in Derrell Scott (5-10, 181, Havelock, NC, High) and gave him good news.

“Coach (Will) Muschamp offered me from Florida,” Scott said. “He said that they got a new offensive coordinator and that they think I fit the offense really well.  He said he needs playmakers like me at Florida.”

While many of Florida’s targets and commits have yet to meet new offensive coordinator Kurt Roper, Scott has and he likes the new Florida coach.

“I have met coach (Kurt) Roper before and he’s a good guy and I already have a good relationship with him,” Scott said. “I like the way he gets his play-makers the ball in space and stuff. I think I fit into his offense really well. He wants me  mainly as a running back.”

For Scott he has always wanted a Gators offer and when he received the news he was excited to hear it.

“I’ve always rooted for Florida,” Scott said. “I grew up liking Florida and watching them play when I was younger. I was excited to get the offer.”

Scott has already taken two official visits and next up will be a trip to Gainesville followed shortly after that by a decision on where he will attend school at.

“My only visit is to Florida on the 17th,” Scott said. “I’ve already taken officials to Tennessee and South Carolina so after I take my visit to Florida than I want to sit down and make a decision shortly after that. It didn’t hurt Florida that they offered me late. They can still get right in the mix for me.”

Heading into Scott’s official to Florida he has two teams standing out but he knows what he needs to see on his trip to Florida next week.

“Tennessee and South Carolina are my leaders with Florida third right now,” Scott said. “I just want to sit down with the coaches at Florida and see what they have to say and what they have to offer me as a player. I want to see how I comfortable I am with the place and how I like everything. My mom will be with me on my official to Florida.”

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.