Texas QB getting close to Nebraska offer

Last year it was Terrell Turner at Garland (Texas) Lakeview Centennial, but this year it moves onto the one that was throwing Turner touchdown passes. Nebraska is potentially looking at taking multiple quarterback recruits this year and this athletic prospect could end up with an offer, but is he interested in Nebraska?

Darren Dillard will be a new name on the recruiting scene, but he is apparently a little more well known by the college coaches. Yesterday, the first day of spring practices, there was a considerable amount of college coaches that turned up to see Dillard.

"I had an alright day yesterday," Dillard said. "Nebraska, Tulsa, Mississippi State, Utah, Louisiana Tech and SMU all came out to see me yesterday."

The coach that recruited Garland last year was Ted Gilmore. That might still be the case, but because of the position of the player there was a coach there from Nebraska that might be a little more interested in getting a closer look at Dillard.

"Jay Norvell was here yesterday. I spoke to him about three days before we actually met. We talked about going up to the elite quarterback camp in June. I am going to try and make it to that camp. My coach was telling me that they really like me and that they might be offering sometime soon."

Besides not holding a Nebraska offer, Dillard isn't holding any offers yet. They could come any time though. "I don't have any offers yet. I think that Nebraska might be close. I would say that Mississippi State and Tulsa seem to also be close to offering."

The one thing about Dillard is that he is athletic. While he is a standout quarterback he is also a very good point guard in basketball. He has a good frame at 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds and also ripped off a very respectable 40 time at 4.65.

"I am athletic, but everyone is telling me that they are recruiting me as a quarterback. I would say my biggest strength is not panicking under pressure and staying calm. Also making the first person miss when I have to tuck and run. When I throw it's about getting the ball to the right place."

Garland (Texas) Lakeview Centennial had a tough year last year with a new head coach and a different offense. Dillard flourished though. "We were 3-7 last year. We are in a tough district. I ended up with 2,200 passing yards with 15 touchdowns and four rushing touchdowns. I think that I made honorable mention all-district. I also was the team MVP."

While Dillard isn't holding any offers there is a team that is standing out to Dillard so early in the process. "I like Nebraska. They sound so interested in me. Nobody else is showing me interest like Nebraska is. They are really interested in me."

"I know that Nebraska has had a good tradition with winning and they are right on the edge again to start doing it again. They run the West Coast Offense. Their coach told me that they did not recruit a quarterback last year and that they are looking for a quarterback now."


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