Darrin Joos, a 6-foot-5, 265-pound defensive tackle/offensive guard from St. Paul (MN) Cretin Derham Hall, is continuing the line of outstanding Raider lineman. Joos helped lead Cretin-Derham Hall to a 10-1 mark and runner-up finish in Section 4, Class AAAAA as a junior. GoldenSports.Net recently caught up with Joos to learn the latest on his recruitment.
is hoping to follow previously outstanding Raider lineman Ned Tavale (Minnesota
), Rafael Eubanks
), and Matt Carufel
and Ryan Harris
) to a high Division I school.
Joos recently attended the Minnesota campus along with Raider teammates Shady Salamon
, Michael Floyd
, Clarence Fraser
, John Nance
and Joe Schafer
GoldenSports.Net caught up with Joos to learn about his recruitment.
What schools are
you hearing from right now?
Have you thought
about what camps you might attend this summer?
"I decided that I am
going to Northwestern, for sure. I was impressed with their school. I am going
to go back to Notre Dame. I'm going to Iowa's one-day camp and Northern Illinois
is really looking at me hard, so I'll probably go down there too."
some former Cretin teammates at some of those schools. Does that help that you
know someone at least? Notre Dame has Matt Carufel and Iowa has
"I guess it helps,
because when coaches come back they have someone to relate to and can say, "You
schools looking at you at the same position? Or are some schools looking at you
at different spots?
"Northwestern wanted me
at defensive tackle. They are looking at me there, but Indiana said that if I was
going to go there, I'd probably go back to offense, either guard or tackle. Same
with Illinois. They said I could probably redshirt my first year at tackle, but
switch over to tackle on offense."
Do you have a
preference right now?
"Defense, right now.
That's just kind of where I like to play. It's just kind of my