Now, Darby has given Brian Kelly his pledge to be Irish when the Class of 2012 places pen to paper next February and Irish fans should be ecstatic.
What To Like
Speed and overall athletic ability make Darby a player the Irish needed to land early in this class. As the Irish continue to build depth in the defensive backfield, Darby has the talent to be a cover corner with the ability to go up and make a play in the air. Add in his abilities as a return man, and the Irish have another top prospect for the defensive side of the ball.
What May Concern You
Keeping Ronald Darby in the fold with his early commitment will be the focus of the Irish staff until the ink is dried and the fax has been sent on signing day. However, Darby is saying all the right things and despite the impressive offer list seems to have found his home at Notre Dame.
Several sources have told Irish Eyes how excited the Notre Dame coaching staff is about getting Darby into the fold this early. Ranked by Scout.com as the #2 cornerback, Darby has a great skill set on both sides of the ball and a special gift when asked to return kids.
This was not a rushed to decision by the Maryland native and one that looks strong. This must have been the reason Brian Kelly was walking around prior to the game with such a huge grin on his face.