ORLANDO, Fla. -- Jordan Scarlett (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./University School) ran through and around Madison County's defense en route to a 24-17 state championship victory.
The Cowboys defense, stout through the first half, did mount a stiff resistance. But Scarlett, behind his offensive line, worked to wear them down.
"It feels great," he said following the medal ceremony. "We just did it for all the seniors and left it all on the field. All the hard work that we've put in, it just feels great. It is my first championship, so it feels great."
As a 2015 running back prospect, Scarlett already has some of the biggest of college programs after him already: Alabama, Louisville, LSU, Miami, Michigan State, Ohio State, Tennessee UCF, UCLA and Wisconsin.
But right now, he's not concerned about any of them.
"It feels good, but you know, I am just not really worried about my recruiting process right now," he said. "I am just keeping to my team and trying to win another state championship."
Even winter visits, typical among underclassmen in January and February, don't seem to be in order.
"No, I don't think so," Scarlett said.
Scarlett finished with 86 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries.