South Florida running back Darrell Scott is leaving the Bulls with a year of eligibility remaining.
"Good Luck Darrell Scott," Bulls coach Skip Holtz tweeted the news first reported by CBSSports.com.
The 6-foot-1, 239-pound Scott led the Bills with 814 rushing yards on 153 carries with five touchdowns in 2011, but the move did come as a bit of a surprise after just one season at USF following his transfer from Colorado. He sat out the 2010 season.
Scott is rated as the No. 21 running back prospect for the 2013 draft by NFLDraftScout.com.
Scott submitted his name to the NFL Advisory Committee, and his jump to the NFL might have been aided by the rise of Demetris Murray, who rushed for 503 yards and eight touchdowns this season. The Bulls also have Marcus Shaw in a fairly deep backfield.
Scott has good size and intriguing athleticism. However, he'll also be jumping into a fairly deep pool expected to be available in April's draft, with nine running backs ranked among NFLDraftScout.com's Top 100 potential eligible prospects for 2012.