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

Published: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 02:15 PM.

Scott ran for 6,096 yards at Havelock and never missed a start, helping the Rams to three consecutive 3A state championships. And after signing with Tennessee on Wednesday, he called his football experience “a dream come true.”

On top of that, he was excited to see his teammate and fellow running back Taylor Woods sign with James Madison on Wednesday.

“Taylor, that’s my boy right there,” Scott said. “We’ve been playing together forever. He did a lot for me. Sometimes, I get a lot of the recognition that he doesn’t really get, but without Taylor, I wouldn’t have been able to have a lot of the runs and a lot of the holes that I was able to have this year and the years before.”

Woods admits that James Madison was a late comer to his recruiting party. But when he visited the campus last month, it didn’t take him long to commit to the Dukes.

“It was the campus and the coaches, especially coach (Everett) Withers. He sold it to me,” Woods said. “He told me that I could come in and play as a freshman, and that was a big thing for me.”

He called signing day special.

“It’s once in a lifetime,” he said. “It’s a great opportunity to get a full-ride scholarship, and it’s great knowing my parents don’t have to pay for anything, so I can be successful in life.”

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