Havelock's Scott picks Tennessee

Published: Monday, January 27, 2014 at 05:48 PM.

“The worst thing is having to turn down coaches that you built really good relationships with over the years and just telling them that ‘I can’t come here. There’s a better place out there for me,’” he said. “That’s probably one of the toughest parts.”

He said he felt a sense of relief announcing his decision.

“It feels great,” he said. “Finally I can get back to normal because I don’t have to worry about people asking me where I’m going to school at.”

Scott is ranked as a four-star recruit by national recruiters and carries a grade-point average of 3.8.

“Coach Jones told me that Tennessee is on the upswing and that he wanted me to be the running back to help take them there,” Scott said. “I have a lot of dreams and today I can check one off the list of playing in the SEC. It’s a relief. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders.”

Scott’s verbal commitment is non-binding. He is expected to sign his binding national letter of intent on Feb. 5, the first day high school players are eligible to sign with colleges.

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