Scott, Woods, Johnson, Kemble and Little are all going places

signing day 2

From left, Havelock's Noah Kemble, Derrell Scott, Josh Little, Taylor Woods and Natalie Johnson pose for a picture together after all signed their college letters of intent on Wednesday at Havelock High. Kemble will play soccer at George Mason, Scott will play football at Tennessee, Little will play baseball at Pitt Community College, Woods will play football at James Madison and Johnson will play soccer at Old Dominion.

Ken Buday/Havelock News
Published: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 02:15 PM.

The Havelock High School library was the place to be on Wednesday, and not just for the scholarly offerings on the book shelves.

Dozens of students, staff and parents came out to watch five Rams sign to play collegiate sports on national signing day.

Running back Derrell Scott had always been popular. After all, he was recruited by just about every major college football program in the country.

But when he announced his decision last week to attend Tennessee, the four-star recruit became an instant hit on social media sites.

“Coach (Butch Jones) told me once I committed how crazy it would be, but I never believed him,” Scott said. “Like an hour later. I had like 3,000 more followers. Once I committed, I had like 2,000 retweets. It’s crazy. I got some fan mail the other day. Some fan sent some mail to my house. I don’t know how he got my address.”

But, it’s that rabid fan base, along with the Tennessee coaching staff, that he said sealed his decision to become a Volunteer.

“The people there really got me,” he said.

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