Seven offers for Sea Biscuit

Darrius Heyward-Bey (6-3, 195, 4.38), a Owings Mills (MD) McDonogh wide receiver, is referred to as "Sea Biscuit" by his teammates, With speed like Darrius possesses the likeness to a thorough breed race horse are very true. Darrius runs a 4.38 forty, 4.12 shuttle, and a 40" vertical. All-American speed is what separates Heyward-Bey from most high school prospects.

"My speed gives me an edge over everyone else. There are some corners who will give me a 15-20 yard cushion and I'll still beat them on a fade route," said Heyward-Bey.

Darrius earned All-American honors by placing sixth at the Nike High School Track and Field Championships in Landover, MD. The top six in each event earn All-American honors. Darrius was the only junior in the field of sprinters during the 55-meter championship. McDonogh is an independent school so they are not eligible to compete in the state track meet, they did however capture their league championship. His best times this spring were 10.4 in the 100 meters and 21.3 in the 200 meters. The most astonishing thing is Heyward-Bey has not been at it very long.

"I did it on a whim, I knew I was fast. My 100 and 200 times were the fastest in the state this year."

Darrius currently holds football offers from Alabama, Maryland, Virginia, Marshall, Michigan State, Penn State, and Boston College. Several other teams including Ohio State, Pittsburgh, and North Carolina have been showing interest in Darrius. In 2003 he was named to the All-Conference team and was selected as a member of the Super 22 Team by the Baltimore Touchdown Club. He has taken unofficial trips to Alabama, Maryland, and Virginia. Did any of those school's separate themselves from each other?

"They all had great coaching staffs, and the campuses were real nice."

There are some schools that Darrius would like to hear more from including Virginia Tech, Florida, USC, Pittsburgh, Ohio State, and North Carolina. He denies any favorites right now.

"I'm just weighing out all of my options right now."

If Darrius is not out running opponents on the field or on the track, he is a "Dunking Machine" on the basketball court. He started dunking in 8th grade, and only improved each year. So what is the favorite dunk?

"The windmill."

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