"Yea, what is going on?"
You sound kind of tired.
"Yea, I just got out of church."
I'm calling to see how your visit to Ole Miss went this weekend.
"It was a fun visit. I got to meet a couple of different people, but I know where I want to go to school and that is Starkville."
With you already been an Mississippi State commitment, did you feel a little nervous about visiting Ole Miss, State's rival school?
"No, I wasn't nervous; I was comfortable. I wasn't worried about anybody doing anything to me. I enjoyed it. I had fun and had a nice time. They have a nice campus and they are rebuilding their stadium and they are building an indoor practice field. That is all good, but early in the year I said I was going to be a Mississippi State Bulldog and I think we have a helluva class coming in. I'm serious now."
What did the Ole Miss coaches say to you about playing for them?
"They just said I would be a good target for Eli (Manning)."
Are you going to take anymore visits or are you through?
"I will probably go to Notre Dame this weekend."
I'm going to let you go Darren. I know you are probably getting a lot of calls like this and I don't want to bother you any longer.
"Hey, when I make a play next year I want everybody to yell Dapoo, just like they used to yell Smoot (laugh)."
(Laugh). I have a feeling a lot of people will be yelling Dapoo before your career is over with, Darren. Or should I say Dapoo?
Gene Swindoll is the owner of Gene's Page (http://mississippistate.theinsiders.com), the unofficial source for Mississippi State sports on the internet. You can contact him by email at email@example.com.