Status: Duke Commit - Class of 2010
Vitals: 6'2, 205lbs
Noteable: Lipford measures out at 6'4 and 210 pounds while running a 4.6 forty yard dash. In the weight room he reports a max bench press of 250 pounds and a squat max of 380 pounds. Other measurables include a 6-foot-9 wingspan and a 38" vertical jump. As a sophomore he also lettered in track, finishing second in the state for the long jump at 21'6" and a high jump of 6'5"
Scout's Take: Lipford has tremendous ball skills and coverage ability. [On this night], he only dropped into coverage a handful of times, but when he did, he displayed great range and seemed to see things better. Most likely because of the opponent, Lipford headed into each play thinking run. But, as soon as he read pass, which he would do quickly, he would quickly drop into coverage. On pass plays, he was never caught out of position. While in "traffic," Lipford often took the wrong path to the ball carrier. He definitely needs to work on his instincts and technique regarding navigating through traffic and warding off blocks. He didn't consistently use his hands in those situations.. -Scout's Don Callahan on watching Lipford against Hickory High
High School Game Highlights:
Quotable: "Things are pretty good [with my commitment to Duke], but I'm starting to get more interest towards Carolina just because they used to be my favorite school, what they are doing with the program there as well – they're on the rise – and it would be something that I'd be interested in being a part of. So, I want to make sure I look into it real well." - Darius Lipford