No rest for Havelock's Scott this offseason

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Havelock's Derrell Scott runs with the ball in last season's state championship game. The highly-recruited junior is working hard in the offseason in an attempt to get selected to a prestigious all-star game for his senior season.

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Published: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 03:57 PM.

There is no offseason for Havelock High standout running back Derrell Scott.

This month alone, Scott has competed in the camp in Charlotte and the Nike Camp in Ashburn, Va., this past weekend in hopes of being selected to either the Under Armour or Army All-American Game.

"It doesn’t matter to me which game I get picked for. I just want to be able play in one of them," Scott said. "Competing in these camps lets me get to see different kids from across the country that I wouldn’t see around here or in Charlotte."

Scott has been ranked as the No. 1 all-purpose running back in the nation by recruiting website

He holds scholarship offers from traditional college football powerhouses like Miami, Florida State, South Carolina, Ohio State, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, Clemson and Georgia Tech, as well as state schools such as East Carolina, North Carolina, N.C. State and Duke.

"It feels great to be able to have all of these scholarship offers, but I’m not going to let it get to my head, and no matter how many I get, I’m going to keep working like I don’t have any," Scott said.

Scott (5-foot-11, 183 pounds) is Havelock’s all-time career rushing leader with 4,249 yards. In Havelock’s last two seasons, he has a combined 58 touchdowns.

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