Tuesday, January 3, 2012
USF RB Darrell Scott going pro
By Andrea Adelson
USF running back Darrell Scott has decided to forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft.
Coach Skip Holtz made the announcement on Tuesday via Twitter, saying, "Good luck Darrell Scott."
Scott led the Bulls in rushing this past season with 814 yards on 153 carries, including five touchdown runs. He only played one year at USF after transferring from Colorado and sitting out the 2010 season.
In an interview last month, Holtz said Scott was going through the draft advisory board process.
"I would love to see him come back not just selfishly," Holtz said. "I’d be the first one to say if he comes back and says he's going in the first round, he needs to go. I think he could benefit from coming back. I think he could help his draft status, but he has to make the decision in the best interest of him and his family. But I'd love to see him come back."
Scott is not listed among Mel Kiper's top underclassmen at running back, and there has been no current projection on where he might get drafted. Without him, Demetris Murray and Marcus Shaw become USF's top two running backs for next season.