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  • Scott gets invitation to all-star game combine

  • When Havelockís Derrell Scott checked his mail last week, it may as well have been Christmas morning. He received an invitation to attend the Under Armour All-American Combine.
  • When Havelockís Derrell Scott checked his mail last week, it may as well have been Christmas morning. He received an invitation to attend the Under Armour All-American Combine.
    Since the all-star gameís inception in 2008, Scott is the first athlete from Craven County to be selected.
    Scott said he was humbled to be selected for the combine, which is basically a tryout to make one of the gameís two rosters. The game takes place Jan. 5 in Tampa, Fla.
    "Itís crazy, I was excited when I opened it up and saw the invite," Scott said.
    The junior is a top target of many storied and prestigious programs and already has about 20 scholarship offers.
    The Under Armour All-American Game is the equivalent to the McDonaldís All-American Game in basketball.
    "Itís a huge honor and I just give all the glory to God," Scott said.
    Scott has rushed 63 times for 501 yards and 10 touchdowns through five games this season. At gameís end for Scott, stats are great, but this junior cares only about one thing ó winning.
    "Thatís what itís all about for me, the desire to win," Scott said. "Iím not a selfish player at all, and if we win and I donít put up huge stats, then thatís fine with me."
    Scott continues to receive bushels of letters from colleges, and faxes continue to spew out at Havelock High School directed to Scott.
    "Iíve filled up one shoebox already and am about to start on another one," he said.
    "They (colleges) send them to me at school and coach will give them to me and then I will go home and check the mail and thereís more."
    Scott said he is fully aware of the gift that he has been given and puts in the work off the field as well.
    "I just want to make it," he said. "I want to be able to give back to my family and take care of them because they have always been so supportive of me." 

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