Ohio DT Interested in Lions

Darren Gunn, a 6-foot-2, 280-pounder, from Trotwood-Madison is getting his fair share of attention from D1 programs early on. Gunn missed a season because of academic troubles but he's back on track and showing interest in a variety of programs, including Penn State.

"I had to sit out my sophomore year," Darren Gunn explained. "I needed to get my head straight but now I'm good. I thought I came out this past year and did well. I saw a lot of double teams but I still made some plays."

Trotwood coach Maurice Douglass will have several prospects to get D-1 looks in 2006 and he feels that Gunn has a tremendous upside.

"Darren [Gunn] is the strongest kid on the team." Coach Douglass said.

"Darren is a house. He can't be blocked one-on-one and he's one of the best defensive linemen in the state in my opinion. Darren did miss his sophomore season due to academics but he's working hard and we're going to get him qualified."

Gunn doesn't have a scholarship offer yet and we asked him which schools are at the top of his wish list.

"Boston College, Ball State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Indiana and West Virginia have all sent hand-written letters." Gunn said.

"I really dig Michigan. They would be my No. 1 choice right now. I also like Ohio State, Penn State, Alabama, Georgia Tech and Indiana.

"I haven't been to any junior days. As far as camps are concerned, I'll probably camp at Ohio State this summer and maybe a few other one-day camps."

Gunn carries a 2.9 GPA in the classroom and plans on taking the ACT in April.


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