One of the standouts of Friday night’s Rutgers skills camp hopes to hear more soon from the Scarlet Knights and head coach Kyle Flood.
Wide receiver Frank Darby of Jersey City (N.J.) Lincoln High impressed under the Friday night lights, and could be in line for a scholarship offer.
“The coaches were in contact with me after the camp and they were going to have a meeting about me today,” Darby said. “I’m just waiting to hear back from them. I’m hopeful. It would be exciting to get an offer from them because it’s my home school. To get an offer from your home school is very tough.”
Rutgers offered one 2016 receiver at its skills camp in Devonte Young, and Darby hopes to be the second.
“They said I was fantastic,” Darby said. “They said I was great and they liked the way I played. It was great to finally meet the coaches because we’ve been talking. I liked that there was so much competition. It motivated me to go out and work hard. I liked their practice fields and their facilities. With everything I saw, I just thought ‘wow.’”
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound receiver led Lincoln with 19 catches, 532 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior.
“I play like I’m 6-foot-5,” he said. “I attack the ball. If I don’t catch it, no one is catching it. That’s my mindset right there.”
Syracuse sat on top for Darby heading into camp season after he enjoyed a spring unofficial visit to campus. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound receiver holds eight total offers, including the Orange, Pittsburgh, Iowa and Old Dominion.
“I would say the schools recruiting me hardest right now are Syracuse, Iowa, Massachusetts, ODU and that’s about it so far,” he said.