What position do you play?
"Offensive guard and linebacker."
What is your primary position?
What are your strengths on the football field?
"My leadership. I like being a leader and not a follower. I also like to break down tapes even if it takes all night. My coach told me if he gives me a tape, he already knows that I will bring the team over to my house to break down the tape."
What is your height and weight?
What is your forty speed?
"The last I checked it was a 4.6."
What is your maximum bench and squat?
"My max squat was 400. We don't really do the bench press. Our coach has us doing the incline press. I am doing something like 260."
Did you earn any honors last season?
"Yes sir, I earned All-Region and All-District."
How long have you been playing football?
"I have been playing football since the second grade."
How long have you been playing linebacker?
"I have been playing linebacker since the 7th grade."
Have you attended any college football camps this summer?
"No sir. I wanted to go to the University of Memphis camp but I didn't have time to go."
Do you plan on going to any camps later in the summer?
"I really don't know. Our coach, because we lost a lot of players, really has us lifting weights and learning more plays. We have a new playbook."
Have you grown up a fan of any particular college?
"I really like Mississippi State."
What schools are mailing you letters?
"I have gotten letters from Kentucky, the University of Iowa, Arkansas, Memphis, Carson-Newman, Ohio State.....I've gotten a lot of letters. I've gotten a lot of mail from Mississippi State."
During May, did you receive calls from any college coaches?
"I got a call from a coach from Mississippi State but I wasn't home at the time. I got calls from TSU (Tennessee State), Arkansas and Memphis."
Have you received any official scholarship offers?
"The colleges that have called me told me that they are very interested in me and that they would be watching me during the season."
What schools are you most interested in at this time?
"If Mississippi State offered me a scholarship I would love to go there....and maybe Kentucky. I really want to get out of Tennessee. I would also consider somewhere out West."
I appreciate your time, Darin. I'll call you again in the fall.
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