"It's been going very good," Darmstatter said of the early recruiting process. "I'm excited about how everything has been going."
At 6‘4, 240-pounds, Darmstatter is effective as both a blocking and pass-catching tight end. As a junior he totaled 20 receptions for 260 yards and three touchdowns. He was also a solid performer on the defensive side of the ball this past season, recording 75 tackles, three quarterback sacks and two forced fumbles from the defensive end position.
"I think I'm multi-dimensional," said the Scout.com three-star prospect. "I can block, plus I run routes well and catch the ball when it's thrown to me."
Darmstatter received his Louisville scholarship offer last month and has kept in contact with Cardinals assistant Larry Slade.
"They offered last month but I don't know that much about them yet," Darmstatter said. "I was excited when I received the offer."
While he has yet to have the opportunity to learn more about the school and tour the football program's facilities, Darmstatter is familiar with the history of U of L utilizing their tight ends in passing situations.
"That's the type of offense that I prefer," he said. "I think it gives me an opportunity to do what I do best."
He visited East Carolina and Rutgers during the spring and hopes to visit a few more schools during the coming months.
"I don't have any camps scheduled right now but I may do some during the summer," he said. "I need to talk to my coach and figure out where to go and when."
While interest continues to climb, Darmstatter is in no rush to claim a leader for his eventual services.
"I don't have a favorite right now," Darmstatter said. "I'm probably going to wait until September to make decision. That way I could have it off my mind and be able to focus on my senior season."