Chestnut Adding Offers

Miami Columbus tailback Daryl Chestnut is one of the top runningback prospects in the state of Florida for 2013. Chestnut has added some offers recently, and is hopeful more are on the way.

Miami Columbus has turned out a few highly-recruited players lately, and 2013 tailback Daryl Chestnut is one of Florida's best.

Chestnut, 5-foot-9, 190-pounds, alternated with two other backs last year, but still impressed. He averaged over 10 yards per carry, in rushing for over 500 yards. He also scored ten touchdowns.

"I try to do my best for my team, and I do whatever my coaches ask of me," Chestnut stated. "I would like to have more carries obviously, but every back wants that. I have great breakaway speed, but I can run between the tackles as well."

"I ran a 4.48 at the ESPN Rise Combine," he added. "I'm working on catching the ball out of the backfield, and being more physical. I've added ten pounds of muscle, and that should really help me this season."

He has picked up a few offers, and Chestnut is hopeful more are headed his way.

"The highlight was being offered by (assistant coach) James Coley at Florida State," he admitted. "I also have offers from Florida International, West Virginia and Western Kentucky. I'm also hearing from Oklahoma State, and they could be close to offering. Florida State has always been my favorite school, and getting offered at junior day was very big."

"West Virginia is a great offer for me, and they would provide me a great opportunity to showcase my skills," he explained. "They do a great job with their skill people, and they put people in a system to succeed. I'm looking forward to checking them out. I'm also hearing from Louisville."

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