Bel Air (Md.) John Carroll running back Devin Darrington liked what he saw during a junior day visit to Rutgers. Darrington drove up to Piscataway for Saturday’s visit experience, and cited a changed culture like most prospects that met coach Chris Ash.
“It was really nice,” Darrington said. “There was excitement. When you walked in there, you can just tell that the coaches have something. They were excited about new things that were coming to Rutgers. They’re bringing a lot.”
Darrington heard the same ideas as most prospects when it comes to a long-term rebuild and detail-oriented program.
“Coach Ash talked about getting a new gym, and how he’s going to do everything different with recruiting. They’re bringing traditions from Ohio State and just new things to Rutgers.”
Darrington met with running backs coach Zak Kuhr during the visit.
“He was a great coach, and a very nice guy,” he said. “You can tell he loves football and wants to make the running backs better.”
Rutgers told Darringnton that the staff would reach out after further evaluation. Darrington may return for a camp and expects the staff in at John Carroll during spring evaluation.
The 5-foot-10, 200-pound running back has a scholarship offer from Holy Cross and interest from Delaware, Toledo, Temple, Maryland and Syracuse.
“It feels great to have my first offer,” Darrington said. “My parents are definitely proud, and they’re happy that I’m doing well with football.”