When Indiana hosts Wake Forest this Saturday a top running back from the East Coast will be in attendance to get a closer look at the Hoosiers. Three-star prospect Devin Darrington from The Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland will be making the trip over to Bloomington this weekend.
The 5-foot-9, 198-pound Darrington has been in contact with IU running backs coach Deland McCullough since last year, and he said the two of them have a very good relationship.
“Coach McCullough is a real cool guy,” Darrington said. “He stopped by my school last week to see me, and we have been communicating a lot. We don’t talk about just football and that is something that really stood out to me. He is a great coach and a great guy.”
The talented prospect said that Coach McCullough has compared him to a current running back on the Indiana roster.
“He said that he likes my size and my speed,” Darrington said when asked what McCullough likes about him as a player. “He told me that he likes the way I play and he compared me to Devine Redding.”
Darrington is playing this year at The Bullis School after transferring there from John Carroll H.S. He said the move has been a good one for him.
“We have played three games and we are 2-1,” he said about the 2016 season. “It is going well for me. It was definitely a big change with a new a school and a new coaching staff but it has been a good change. They definitely push me harder and I like it. My teammates are real good guys and we push each other and the team is looking good. I have been working on trying to make more big plays or more electrifying plays.”
Darrington has offers from Indiana, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Vanderbilt, Ohio, Temple, Toledo, Army, Navy, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Monmouth, Penn, Robert Morris, Towson and Yale. He said that he is excited about the visit to IU.
“This will be my first visit to Indiana,” he said. “I am hoping to see a nice campus and see their atmosphere. I just want to get a feel for everything.”
The athletic running back said he hopes to have his decision made before the end of his senior season, but he will take longer to decide if he feels he needs to.
“I don’t have an exact date for deciding but what I want to do is commit some time during the season,” Darrington said. “But if I have to wait until after the season then that’s what I’ll do.”