Former Colorado running back Darrell Scott denied a report by Denver television station KCNC-Channel 4 citing anonymous sources claiming he has met with coach Dan Hawkins and is interested in rejoining the Buffs.
Scott told the Camera today he has no plans to return to the program he chose to leave in early November.
"Nope, not at all," Scott said when asked if there was any truth to the station's report. "It is a lie. I don't plan on coming back."
Scott joined the program as part of the 2008 recruiting class and spent two injury-plagued seasons in Boulder. He played sparingly both years. He participated in just five games last fall before announcing his transfer and accumulated 95 yards rushing, with most of that total coming in a loss to Toledo. He injured his knee on the opening kickoff of that game and underwent minor knee surgery in late October.
Scott was not the only running back from last season's team to leave the program before completing his eligibility. Senior Demetrius Sumler announced at the beginning of the spring semester he would graduate in May and transfer to another program for his senior season next fall, under an NCAA rule that allows graduates with remaining eligibility such a move.
Hawkins opted not to honor Sumler's scholarship for the spring semester and Sumler has appealed that decision. Athletic director Mike Bohn said he was scheduled to meet with Sumler about the issue last week.
Bohn has not returned several phone calls from the Camera.
The departures put a priority on recruiting running backs in the 2010 cycle. Hawkins announced a class of 21 signees last week, including four players slated for running back. If all four of those players qualify academically, they will give CU seven scholarship running backs when fall camp begins in early August.