Quick links:
 Latest Team Rankings
 Free Rivals Alerts
 Member Services
ShopMobileRadio RSSRivals.com Yahoo! Sports

January 12, 2004

Scott commits to Clemson

The Pressbox message board

Columbia defensive tackle Dorrel Scott (6-3, 295, 4.9) has made a verbal commitment to Clemson. Scott picked Clemson over offers from Nebraska, Alabama, Iowa, South Carolina and North Carolina. He becomes the 17th verbal commitment for the 2004 recruiting campaign, and fourth among defensive linemen. Rivals.com ranks Scott as the nation's 35th defensive tackle prospect.

This season while starring for Ridge View Scott had over 100 tackles and five sacks. Tigerillustrated.com rates him as the state's No. 1 defensive lineman, and the No. 8 prospect overall, regardless of position.

Recruited by assistant head coach Brad Scott, one of (Dorrel) Scott's (assistant) coaches is Jeff Scott, a former Clemson wide receiver and the son of Coach Scott.

Clemson was the first to offer, and has recruited Scott the hardest from the onset. For much of his recruitment he has been favoring Clemson, a lead for the Tigers that widened following their win over No. 3 Florida State on November 8th.

Click here for Dorrel Scott footnotes

Ridge View head coach Kirk Burnett calls Scott a young man with outstanding character. "Well the first thing here is that you've got a young man with outstanding character. You won't have to worry about him doing anything wrong at Clemson in the way of embarrassing the program, I can tell you that. He's an outstanding young man, first," said Burnett. "I do expect him to qualify, and it looks firm. Dorrel's relieved right now. I think that's the best way to describe his feelings now. He's relieved. And as of right now, today, I do not expect him to take anymore visits."

"He's a three-year player at the next level, perhaps more. I can remember many times in games where he has made plays 12 yards downfield. He works until the end of the whistle on every play. He's a good one."

Burnett's stance all along has been for Scott to simply give the in-state schools a hard look. "We always want our kids to give the in-state schools a shot, always."

Click here for Tigerillustrated.com's South Carolina Top 40

Clemson commitments to date
1. Cory Groover (DL 6-3, 290, 4.91) Summit, MS.
2. Bobby Hutchinson (OL 6-5, 290, 5.1) Greenville, Fla.
3. Cullen Harper (QB 6-3, 200, 4.8) Alpharetta, Ga.
4. Tony Willis (OL 6-6, 310, 5.2) Highland Springs, Va.
5. Brandon Croley (DB 6-0, 180, 4.49) Jacksonville, Fla.
6. La'Dontae Harris (WR 6-0, 180, 4.5) Gadsden, Ala.
7. Taylor Tremel (OL 6-4, 275, 5.0) Lake Mary, Fla.
8. Courtney Vincent (LB 6-1, 220, 4.6) Allendale.
9. Elsmore Gabriel (DL 6-4, 260, 4.9) Brooklyn, NY.
10. Shaun Branscome (DL 6-6, 260, 4.8) Dublin, Va.
11. Tribble Reese (QB 6-3, 190, 4.7) Mountain Brook, Ala.
12. Corey Lambert (OL 6-7, 310, 5.0) Greenville.
13. Phillip Morris (WR 6-3, 190, 4.4) Timmonsville.
14. Barry Richardson (OL 6-7, 330, 5.3) Mt. Pleasant.
15. Adrian Kindred (DB 6-1, 200, 4.45) Opelika, Ala.
16. Chris Clemons (ATH 6-1, 180, 4.4) Arcadia, Fla.
17. Dorrel Scott (DL 6-3, 295, 4.9) Columbia.

Note: Not including Rivals premium sites, do not copy/paste and or repost this column, particularly on message boards, chat rooms and e-mails, as it is a direct violation of copyright laws. Thank you.


Tiger Illustrated's January issue

Tigerillustrated.com has got the perfect gift for subscribers and friends with its brand new companion publication, Tiger Illustrated, the magazine.

The magazine will cover football and recruiting extensively 12 months a year.

An issue of Tiger Illustrated is just $3.99 when subscribing annually (12 issues). Plus, shipping, handling and taxes ARE included in the cost.

Sales began at newsstands across the state on January 5th.

To subscribe or to purchase a subscription for a friend or loved one, subscribe by mail or online. You can also view the contents and features for this month's issue
by clicking HERE

Mississippi State NEWS


Latest Headlines:

Rivals.com is your source for: College Football | Football Recruiting | College Basketball | Basketball Recruiting | College Baseball | High School | College Merchandise
Site-specific editorial/photos BulldogBlitz.com. All rights reserved. This website is an officially and independently operated source of news and information not affiliated with any school or team.
About | Advertise with Us | Contact | Privacy Policy | About our Ads | Terms of Service | Copyright/IP policy | Yahoo! Sports - NBC Sports Network

Statistical information 2014 STATS LLC All Rights Reserved.