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With 16 offers, 2012 prospect Ronald Darby from Potomac High (Md) is still far from making any moves but tells us his favorite FBS conferences.

2012 standout Ronald "Speedy Lightening" Darby from Potomac High (Oxon Hill, Md.), is sitting on 16 offers from just about every conference. The three-star running back has yet to dive into the recruiting process but has his two favorite conferences.

"I got two I like – the SEC and the ACC – those are my two favorites."

He says it's all about "the competition," and the SEC is arguably the most competitive conference in college football. Darby, known for his speed, is competitive on both sides of the ball. He churned out 1300 yards rushing and 24 touchdowns on offense, three interceptions on defense, and returned a kick for a touchdown and two punt returns for touchdowns.

Darby holds a verbal offer from the Gators and he is getting interest from two more SEC powerhouses.

"I get a lot of mail from Alabama and Auburn also. The one I really hear from is Florida."

"I like Florida's tradition and where it is located, the program, and the graduation rate is real high also."

Darby comments on Florida's recent loss to FSU and on Auburn's thrilling Iron Bowl victory.

"I tuned in on it (FL-FSU) for a little while. They are going to be way better next year. It's a rebuilding stage for them."

"I saw the Alabama and Auburn one. Auburn was about to get blown out in the first quarter and they came back."

He then asked me who I would choose to win between Auburn and Oregon. Oregon is another school looking at the three-star prospect.

"I think Oregon's pace is too much for Auburn, offensively wise."

"I get emails from Oregon - the Oregon coach emailed me and we talked a little bit. I believe it was the recruiting coordinator. He said they really liked my tape and they want me to continue to send stuff out there. They are a real good program."

Darby has seven offers from ACC schools including North Carolina, Duke, Georgia Tech, North Carolina State, Virginia, Maryland and Wake Forest. At this point in time, he names two that standout.

"I really like UNC and Maryland. Those are my two main ones."

The Maryland native is familiar with the Heels and Terps. He camped at UNC over the summer and Maryland is practically in his backyard. All of this could change once he begins the recruiting tour. As for now, PT is most important to Darby.

"I really want to play when I get there."

Stay on as we follow Darby on his journey to the next level.

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