Scott visits Bellamy

Scott visits Bellamy

Clemson assistant coach Brad Scott was back in his old stomping grounds yesterday to see one of the nation's top prospects - five-star running back Mike Bellamy.

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Scott recruits the area of Florida that includes Punta Gorda—the hometown of Charlotte High School senior Mike Bellamy.

"It was pretty good, same as usual. We had a good time laughing," Bellamy said of his conversation with Scott.

Coaches from Tennessee and Georgia have also been through Charlotte High since coaches were permitted to hit the road last week.

Bellamy doesn't mind seeing the coaches walking up and down the halls of his high school.

"It's fine. They also understand that I'm still committed to Clemson," he said.

He's been heavily recruited for good reason. Earlier this fall, Bellamy set the Florida High School all-time touchdown record.

In Charlotte's 49-11 win over Naples Gulf Coast in the first-round of the Florida AAAA playoffs, he surpassed Emmitt Smith and Tyrone Moss on the all-time touchdown list.

Smith set the record of 106 at Pensacola Escambia before he went on to become the NFL's all-time leading rusher.


Mike Bellamy remains "100 percent" committed to Clemson. (Scout.com)
Moss set the new record of 107 at Pompano Beach Ely and Coconut Creek. He went on to play college ball at Miami for four seasons.

"It's great," Bellamy said of the record. "I'm just happy I'm healthy, so I can do the same thing at Clemson.

"I'm trying to win the Heisman."

Though he's "fine" with how things ended up at Clemson this past season, Bellamy looks forward to the future.

"Hopefully the guys coming in there next year like me, Sammy Watkins and Marlin Lane, we all can help the team up," Bellamy said.

The Scout.com five-star was asked for his thoughts on the changes at Florida. The nation's No. 4 running back was heavily recruited by the Gators.

"I have nothing to do with Florida. I don't have to deal with that. I have no intentions on them, period," Bellamy said.

After rushing for over 7,000 yards during his high school career, Bellamy has one game left on the prep level. He'll be suiting up to participate in this year's Under Armour All-America Game.

"I'm still liking it. It's great. It's a great town. I love Clemson," Bellamy said. "I'm still 100 percent with Clemson."


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