Duke First To Offer Speedy RB

While Darryl Vereen's name has yet to find itself on the lists of top North Carolina recruits, the speedster was among the first in-state prospects to be offered a division I-A scholarship.

"Duke is my only offer so far," said Vereen. "They offered me over the summer as a rising junior. I went up there for a one-day camp and they [offered me]."

Vereen, a 6-foot-2 205-pound athlete with 4.4-forty speed, is also receiving interest from N.C. State, Wake Forest, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.

This summer, Vereen hopes to once again use the camping circuit as a platform to earning scholarship offers.

"I plan on attending a lot [of summer camps]," said Vereen. "[N.C.] State, [North] Carolina, Wake Forest, South Carolina, Clemson, Virginia Tech – I'm trying to attend a whole bunch."

While still early, Vereen has his eye on a handful schools.

"I have three or four teams that I really like," said Vereen. "I like [North] Carolina, and I'm liking N.C. State and Wake [Forest], too, but I like the Gamecocks and Virginia Tech. It's just something about those schools. I like the atmosphere at State – I've been up there a couple of times."

For Huntersville (N.C.) North Mecklenburg High School, Vereen stars as a tailback and kick returner. Most college coaching staffs are looking to keep him in the backfield, but there have been plenty of talks regarding a move to defensive back.

"Really, I will play free safety or DB if that's where they want me," said Vereen. "But, I like playing running back. I don't have any problem changing my position if it's going to benefit the team."

Despite missing three games with a broken hand, Vereen was still able to accumulate over 1,200 yards and 15 touchdowns on the ground during his junior season.

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