Derrell Scott recruit scouting report: A weapon in space

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Derrell Scott can get the job done out of the backfield in a variety of ways, and that makes him 247's top all-purpose back in the class of 2014. Where does the North Carolina product excel?

As far as all-purpose backs go, Derrell Scott is considered the best in the country. The consensus four-star Havelock (N.C.) product is an extremely versatile runner with the capability to change games in a lot of ways, and has offers from over 20 schools.

For scouting services that differentiate between regular running backs and all-purpose backs, Scott takes the nod as the top prospect in the class of 2014. For those that just consider running backs, he's still pretty good -- a four-star recruit, the No. 13 player at his position per Scout and No. 17 per ESPN. At 5'11 and 180 pounds, Scott is the No. 7 player in North Carolina and No. 117 in the nation per 247's composite.

Scott's offers center around the ACC, where nine schools -- including Clemson, Florida State, North Carolina, NC State, and Virginia Tech -- are going after him. But he also has some regional SEC offers -- South Carolina, Florida, Tennessee and Vanderbilt. He also some offers from across the country, including Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon and others.

Bud Elliott, National Recruiting Analyst: People will really overreact to this statement, but... there's some Reggie Bush in Derrell Scott. There, I said it.

Scott does not have elite speed, power or size. That said, he does have ridiculous quickness, balance, agility and vision. And that combination makes him incredibly difficult to tackle. That's important, because if defenders get an arm on him, he is not that difficult to bring down.

Scott is more effective between the tackles than I figured he would be, and that's because of his vision. He has the ability to find holes and use his quickness to quickly get through them.

Oh, and he also catches the ball very well and should be used in the return game as well, particularly on punts.

Scott could make an early impact at the BCS level, receiving a few touches per game, and in the return game as well.

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