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Spurrier, Jones Go Head-to-Head On Recruiting Trail

by Dan Harralson
Jan 22, 2014 9:19 AM EST



National signing day 2014 is now officially two weeks away. Many teams and coaches are courting their last minute pitches to the remaining undecided top prospects.
One prospect that remains undecided is running back, Derrell Scott. Scott is a four-star back out of Havelock, N.C. and is ranked as the third best all-purpose back nationally (24/7 Sports). Only Joe Mixon (Oklahoma) and Christian McCaffrey (Stanford) rank higher.
The beauty of last minute pitches is coaches within the same conference stating their case to why their program is better. With Scott, it's coming down to South Carolina and Tennessee - and it should be fun watching it unfold.
Butch Jones has an in-home visit with Scott at 6:30pm tonight. Steve Spurrier has his turn at 6:30pm Thursday. Spurrier vs. UT is always fun to watch - even in late January.

In addition to tonight's Derrell Scott in-home visit by Butch Jones, Tennessee will host four other uncommitted prospects on official visits this weekend. Defensive tackle Craig Evans, defensive tackle Courtney Garnett, center Wesley Horky and running back Darrell Williams will all be on official UT visits.
The four uncommitted prospects will be accompanied by four UT verbal commits. Defensive end Derek Barnett from Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy, safety Rashaun Gaulden from Nashville (Tenn.) Independence, safety Todd Kelly Jr. from Knoxville (Tenn.) Webb and athlete Vic Wharton from Nashville (Tenn.) Independence will all try and lure the four to Knoxville.