Dasarte, what are your measureables?
I am an even 6' and weigh 210 pounds. My forty time from a couple of months ago was an even 4.5."
What teams are you hearing from?
"I am hearing from all the Pac-10 schools, Nevada, UNLV, Illinois, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Northwestern, Texas A&M, San Diego State, Alabama, Florida, Boston College, Air Force, Utah, Utah State, Nebraska, Florida State, Georgia, Maryland and Miami.
That is one impressive list, which schools on that list are recruiting you the hardest?
I hear a lot from Cal through calls and emails. I hear from Coach Monken a lot from Georgia Tech. We email and talk a good bit. In fact, I will be at Georgia Tech on the weekend of April 4th to take in their practices. I have family in Gwinnett County and I know they are close to the Tech campus. I also hear a lot from Brad White at Wake Forest."
Do you have a favorite out of that group?
"No sir, I do not. I plan on taking many unofficial visits between now and the end of the summer. I will use those visits to structure my five official visits list and then decide on my favorites that I will stay in contact with."
When you are deciding on which college you will choose, what will be the factors that go into that decision?
"First off, the comfort level is huge. I want to have a feeling of one like it's a home away from home. I want to have the feeling when I wake up in the morning it feels like how it does when I wake up at home now. Also, the relationship with the coaches is important too. Another thing is the chance to compete at my position. I know nothing is just given to you and you have to earn it. I want that chance, the chance to show my talents as a running back."
Is distance a factor at all?
No sir, not one bit. If a college can give me those things I am looking for, I could care less where the school is located."
Have you set up any combine or camp visits?
"I'm going to the Nike Training Camp at Stanford in Palo Alto but other than that, nothing is really set up right now."
As a running back, what is your best trait?
"I just go by what coaches tell me. Coaches have told me I have great vision, footwork, balance and strength. I feel that would pretty much describe me as a running back."
In your opinion, what do you feel you need to work on before you play at the college level?
"I will work on my speed. I've watched practices at colleges and you can tell the speed of the game is much faster than high school. I want to work on that part so I can make an easier transition from high school to college. I feel that I will not have a problem competing on the next level but you always want to be your best at your game no matter what."
What were your stats from last year?
Last season, I had 175 carries for 1,408 yards and 19 touchdowns. We ran a very balanced offense where we passed as much as we ran."
What is the outlook for your senior season?
As a team, we are pumped for the season. We have a board that we use to count down the days until the start of the season, which will be September 5th. We all are hitting the weight room hard this offseason to be ready for the first game. The whole team feels we have a great team and will go far, if not all the way to the championship.
Have you been labeled with a nickname?
"I am called by a couple of names. Usually I am called "B-Train" or "3" by my jersey number. I have also been called "3-Stack" because of my 300 yard games.
You could tell in our interview that Dasarte is very oriented in the recruiting process. He knows what he has to do to prune his list of schools that are looking at him as he will be making many unofficial visits to various colleges. He has developed a pretty good relationship with three teams already and that is a bonus for those three schools as he wants to have a good comfort level with his future coach.