"It was nice. That's my first offer and I was surprised. I like Louisiana Tech and plan on visiting in the future - possibly with my high school coach."
Last year, Darrington picked off two passes and registered 30 tackles for the Jaguars, who finished with a 4-7 mark. Blount reached the first-round of the 6A playoffs, where they dropped a respectable 40-24 decision to eventual state champ Daphne.
"I'm also going to play running back this year," said Darrington. "I'm excited about that. It will be fun to score a couple of touchdowns on offense."
Who else is Darrington hearing from, and what are his plans for making a decision on where to attend college?
I'm not in a hurry to commit anywhere. When I make a decision down the line, I'm looking for a good program that's a good fit for me."
Blount is located in an unincorporated area known as "Eight Mile," a moniker that references the distance to Mobile (located eight miles southeast).
*Darrington took the ACT three days ago. This interview was conducted late last week.