The mother of offensive lineman Calvin Darity (6-4, 260 lbs.) from Tallahassee, Fla., Lincoln was very gracious in talking to me.
"Calvin is at a scrimmage right now. Yes, Calvin made an unofficial visit to Michigan in late July, along with his father and I. Calvin had an AAU Track and Field meet in the Midwest, so we visited some schools on the way up and back."
How did the visit go?
"At Michigan we met with Coach Moeller, Coach Sheridan, Coach Loeffler and Coach Carr. We also got a tour of the campus and met with academic support people. It's of course an excellent program both athletically and academically."
"Well, the interesting thing is ... I don't know that Calvin is high priority for Michigan. We got the sense they haven't really looked at him. Michigan has sent us lots of things in the mail. But they hadn't looked at his film. They told us they'd gotten commitments from three offensive linemen already. They told us they wanted us to send them film from the fall. They were very gracious, very nice to us and all. Some schools just say they really-really want Calvin, others say they are looking at him."
"Many schools have sent us things. And Calvin has numerous scholarship offers -- he's looking at all of them and he's not made any decision about narrowing things as yet. He has offers from Florida State, Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, LSU, Nebraska, Duke, Maryland, Louisville, Toledo, Syracuse, Auburn, Clemson, and Central Florida."
"It'll be up to Calvin to decide where he wants to go. We just tell him he needs to make a decision based on how he fits in to a program athletically and academically. Mom and dad may look at things diferently than Calvin himself."
Darity is TheInsiders.com's #80 prospect.
Fla. OL Darity visits U-M
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