Star recruit Scott leaving Colorado football program |

Star recruit Scott leaving Colorado football program

AP Sports Writer

BOULDER, Colo. – Sophomore tailback Darrell Scott, the biggest recruiting prize in coach Dan Hawkins’ four-year tenure at Colorado, is leaving the program.

Hawkins said Tuesday that Scott is leaving for “assorted personal reasons” and thought he would be transferring closer to his Southern California home.

Before this season, Scott’s uncle, wide receiver Josh Smith, transferred from the Buffaloes to UCLA, where he is sitting out this season.

Scott, rated the top tailback in the nation coming out of high school, never lived up to the hype in Boulder because of injuries. He had arthroscopic knee surgery on Oct. 22 to clean up cartilage after getting hurt in the second game of the season at Toledo.

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