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Seminoles offer North Carolina tailback

8/4/2012

Derrell Scott (Havelock, N.C./Havelock) wasn't expecting to get a major offer when he took a moment to get some rest on Friday afternoon.

Groggily, he woke up to a third-party notification that Florida State wanted him to be a part of the 2014 recruiting class.

"I didn't even know about it," he said. "I just woke up from my nap and one of my friends that plays football, he said congrats on the Florida State offer. I didn't really know what he was talking about. He said that he had seen it on Facebook and Twitter. So I texted my coach and asked him if they had and he said they did."

Scott, a 5-foot-11, 173-pound prospect, already holds offers from teams such as East Carolina, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia Tech.

The Seminoles' verbal made some type of impact on him, admittedly if on name recognition alone. This fall, the junior tailback wants to take a trip down to Tallahassee, Fla. to see it for himself.

"It definitely changes things, but I don't know how much yet," Scott said. "It definitely changes things. That is a big program.

"I definitely want to get down there and see the school. I want to meet the coaches as well."

Sitting on the bench and slowly progressing through a college system is not Scott's preference. He wants to be an impact player as soon as possible and contribute in any way he can.

"I just like to be able to hear that I will be able to get on the field early," he said. "I don't want to sit on the bench for a while. I want to be able to get on the field and play. That is like one of the most important things right there."