Darks Has His Final Three

Texas linebacker Aaron Darks has all his visits scheduled, including trips planned to Washington and Kansas, and maybe one to Texas Tech. Where does K-State fit into the mix?

He's all booked up on his visits and Kansas State is left on the outside looking in now.

Aaron Darks, a Texas native and linebacker has his top three, including Washington, Kansas, and Texas Tech.

The 6-foot-1 205 pound linebacker hasn't heard from the Wildcats' coaching staff since early December and was unable to schedule a visit with them. Darks is visiting Washington Jan. 23 and Kansas Jan. 30. A visit with Texas Tech isn't likely, but there's still an outside chance he might visit.

"I had a visit with K-State scheduled, but I had to cancel because of my football banquet here," he said. "I haven't heard from them since then. I was going to reschedule with them, but I haven't been able to get anyone yet. My coach here has been helping me, but we heard they offered some other guys instead, so we aren't sure what's going on now."

Darks is an undersized speed ‘backer with great speed to the corners and has the ability to chase down runners in the open field with his 4.50 40-meters speed, much like that of K-State's Josh Buhl.

"I want to put on some more size, but I don't want to hurt my speed because that's my best asset right now," he said. "I can get to almost anyone on the field and I make quick decisions. I try to use my size to my advantage because I hit hard with what I got."

Though Darks has his final three, he said if there was a fourth it would K-State. In fact, he actually said Washington and K-State were about equal in terms of his interest, but because he has a visit with the Huskies, they've got the edge.

"It's almost too late for K-State," he said. "I've got my visits set up now. They're almost out the door because it's taken too long to get anything going with them. And if they offered other people now, they may not even want me anymore now."


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