Thursday, February 07, 2008

How One Recruit Withstood the Pressure

Darrell Scott, considered the nation's top prep running back, announced Wednesday that he would attend Colorado, but not before a grueling couple of days that had him wrestling with his college choice.

Scott invited Thayer Evans of the New York Times to sit in on his final discussion with his mother about teams seeking his services.

Scott, of St. Bonaventure High in Ventura, Calif., had an extensive examination of finalists that also included Texas, UCLA and Louisiana State.

Scott eventually cut the list to Texas and Colorado. He ruled out the Longhorns because of staff shuffling in January that saw Major Applewhite come aboard as the team's offensive coordinator and running backs coach.

But Texas kept coming after Scott even after he informed Longhorn coaches of his decision. The last-minute lobbying included a text message from Texas quarterback Colt McCoy. It said: "Call or text me, man. It's Colt."


Anonymous said...

Why no link to the NY Times story where they mention that his mother was offered a job with a bank in Colorado?

dawizofodds said...

That alleged bank job was mention in the NYT piece. It's near the end.