Nashville, Tenn., defensive tackle Jeremy Darvin already holds scholarship offers from Louisville, Tennessee, Western Kentucky, Marshall and Middle Tennessee State. He hopes to add another when he attends the Irish Invasion on June 19.
“They just want to see me move around,” said Darvin, a 6-foot-2, 283-pounder from Father Ryan High School. “A big deal with me getting up there is they want to see I’m truly interested in coming to Notre Dame and not just wanting an offer. Me coming to this camp will be big for them showing them I’m truly interested and also showing them I can move, my abilities and I’m big and fast and my technique and that I can play.”
Darvin has remained in close contact with Irish defensive line coach Mike Elston and recently added an important follower on Twitter.
“One big thing for me is coach (Brian) Kelly actually followed me on Twitter, which is amazing,” Darvin said. “I talk to coach Elston every now and then. I try to get as much contact as I can with him.”
Darvin already showcased his skills against some of the best competition in the Midwest at The Opening Regional at Ohio State on May 31.
During the event he demonstrated his power and ability to shed blocks.
“I think I did really well,” he said. “There was a lot of guys out there and a lot of talent so I wasn’t able to get as many reps as I wanted but I feel that the reps I did take showed my pass rushing abilities.”
While he waited for his reps he took mental notes on each of the offensive linemen to pick up any blocking tendencies or weaknesses he could use in his one-on-one match-ups.
“The great thing about that camp was you didn’t get to go that much but you got to see some of the top notch O-linemen in the country do their reps,” he said. “That’s the big part of the game; a real important part. I was able to look at them and just try to figure out what they like to do and things like that.”
Darvin and his trainer expect to arrive in South Bend on June 18.