Chaminade pair looking to go to same college…

Last season Chaminade High School in South Florida was one win away from winning a State Championship. Two players that made a major impact on that team were TE Octavious Darby and Athlete John Dunlap. Darby is a 6-foot-3, 235 pound tight end that is similar to former Oklahoma Tight End Keith Jackson. Dunlap on the other hand is a 6-foot-3, 220-pound athlete that can line up at Defensive end, outside linebacker and wide receiver.

When the Insiders recently spoke with both players at Chaminade High School they spoke about how they would like to play college football together.

Octavious Darby mentioned to us that his top five schools were Miami, UF, Pittsburgh, Iowa, and Michigan. He spoke about what he is looking for in a school and which has the edge at this time. "I am looking for a school that likes to pass the ball more than 50 percent of the time."

So does one school lead over the other four schools for this talented tight end. "Yes Miami, they like to throw to the tight ends a lot and that is one of the main reasons they lead at this time." "Iowa is another school that is up there as well and their coaches are comparing me to Dallas Clark, I heard he was drafted in the first round so that is a nice comparison."

One thing that is important to Darby is the opportunity to play early. He also wants to go to a school that is not bringing in too many tight ends in this years class.

The other standout for Chaminade High School is Athlete John Dunlap. Dunlap has the ability to be a very good football player at the next level.

So which five schools lead for the services of this great athlete? "I like Pittsburgh, Miami, BC, Iowa and Florida. Those are the teams that I like the most and will end up visiting during the upcoming season," he said.

When it comes to which side of the football that Dunlap would rather play on there is no hesitation from him. "I want to play on defense," he said. "On defense you have the opportunity to get after it. I feel a lot more comfortable on the defensive side of the football."

With the upcoming season only a week away Dunlap and Darby will be watched closely by many of the top teams in college football. They both already have offers from most of their favorite schools and more will come.

Charles Fishbein

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