As a redshirt freshman, Darveau, originally from Hilton Head, SC, was the Wildcats top reserve at offensive tackle and saw action in several games during the 2002 season. When Matt Huff went down against Mississippi State, Darveau got the start against SEC rival LSU.
While at UK, Darveau was charged with arson along with two other teammates, but charges were dropped against him last winter and he was cleared to return to the team.
Following a coaching change in Lexington prior to the beginning of his sophomore season, Darveau transferred to powerful Dodge City (KS) Community College where he played last season.
He was recently set to sign with Lou Holtz and South Carolina but when denied admission, Darveau decided to spurn scholarship offers from Middle Tennessee, Nevada, Rutgers, and Central Florida to cast his lot with Louisville.
Darveau, who graduated from Dodge City in December and is already enrolled and registered for classes this semester at U of L, has two seasons of eligibilty remaining.