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Darrell Scott Leaving South Florida For NFL Draft, According To Report

The Bulls' leading rusher will forgo his senior season.

South Florida's leading rusher in 2011, Darrell Scott, is forgoing his senior season to enter the NFL Draft according to Brett McMurphy of CBS Sports.

Scott finished with 814 yards and five touchdowns on 153 attempts this past season. That was good for a 5.3 yard per carry average in his only season with the Bulls after transferring from Colorado after the 2009 season. As an underclassman with the Buffaloes, Scott had 438 yards 110 carries, a 3.98 yard per carry average. ranks Scott No. 20 among running backs and has no projection of where Scott might fall come April. ESPN's Andrea Adelson reports he went through the NFL's draft advisory board, so he must have liked what he heard regardless.

Adelson also quotes Scott's coach, Skip Holtz, who addressed his running back's prospects last month.

"I would love to see him come back not just selfishly," Holtz said. "I’d be the first one to say if he comes back and says he's going in the first round, he needs to go. I think he could benefit from coming back. I think he could help his draft status, but he has to make the decision in the best interest of him and his family. But I'd love to see him come back."

For more on the Bulls, check out Voodoo Five, SB Nation's South Florida blog.

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