Searcy Settling in at Running Back

With so much athletic ability, Decatur (Ga.) Towers head football coach Phil Noble has had a difficult time finding just one position for his 6-foot, 185-pound standout Danorris Searcy.

"The first game we used him at safety and he played running back sparingly," said Noble of the UNC commitment. "The second game, we used him at running back, solely."

In that second game, Searcy ripped off 245 yards and two touchdowns on just 14 carries (17.5-yard average). On the year, Searcy has accumulated 20 rushes for 282 yards and two touchdowns.

Although both games resulted in loses, Towers lost by less than a touchdown in the second game and might have found the right position for Searcy.

"For the rest of the year, we're going to use him mostly as a running back type," said Noble. "He'll catch some out of the backfield, though."

However, Searcy's days on defense aren't over.

"If we need him, I'll put him back in at safety," said Noble. "Like for third-and-long [situations] or against teams with a good wide receiver."

Safety is the position that North Carolina recruited him for.

"[UNC likes him at] free safety or strong safety," said Noble. "He reminds me of Sean Taylor with his hitting ability and Ty Law with his coverage skills."

According to Noble, Searcy is firm in his commitment to the Tar Heels, which he made in June.

Searcy has yet to witness a UNC game live, but is working on plans to get down to the game against Furman this Saturday.

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