Darren's hard work and time spent away from the camps paid off with the news that his SAT score of 920 on the math and verbal now qualifies him to take advantage of the offers he's received from the top programs around the country. Myles is also awaiting the results of the ACT. Darren received additonal good news when he learned that Scout.com had elevated him to the # 12 safety in the country.
Now that the hard work in the classroom is behind him, Myles has begun to attend some camps and combines. He's most recently visited Tennessee, observed the activities at the Georgia Tech camp and the Under Armor combine at the Georgia Dome. Darren and his dad, Carver head coach Darren Sr., are relaxing this weekend prior to hitting the road again to camp at LSU. They may also stop at Alabama on the trip home.
When asked about recent offers, Darren Sr. mentioned that Ohio State, Illinois, Louisville and Georgia Tech were the most recent to offer. The father-son duo would like to finish the summer by heading north to take a look at schools like Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Michigan. Once their busy summer is complete, they'll sit down and try to make a more managable list of who they're going to consider.
A question that both are considering is the location of the schools that have offered Darren. Darren Sr. mentioned that while it would be nice for family and friends if he were close to home, they will support Darren if he feels comfortable at a school that may not fit that criteria. Being ranked as high as he is, Darren and his dad are taking a close look at the coaching staffs to ensure that they want Darren rather than just his ranking. This will be an important part of their decision making. Finding a school where Darren would be comfortable, even if he weren't playing football, will also be a factor in making his decision.
Darren and his dad have put together a good gameplan to help Darren go through the process with as little stress as possible in choosing the school that is best suited for him both on the field and in the classroom. Look for Darren to line up at both wide receiver and safety this year for an improved Carver program. Don't be surprised along the way to see him take a snap or two at quarterback. He'll get a chance to show off his athletic ability at safety at the next level for the lucky school that he chooses.