No offers as of yet. Being recruited by Iowa, Kent State, Hofstra, Colgate, Fordham, Wagner. A number of Division 1AA schools have asked for his transcripts.
Hofstra - "I have been to the school a few times. I like the campus and I like coach Gardi. I have set up official visits to Wagner and Colgate. I know that there will be others."
On High School games to date:
"I have 11 touchdowns, 14 catches, 5 interceptions (including two yesterday in the Lawrence game), I have two forced fumbles. I probably average 8 or 9 tackles a game. Our team is about to set the record for school wins in a season. If we win against Ocean Township HS we will have the record.".
On offense last year Derrick had 320 yards on 12 catches. On defense Monmouth Regional doesn't keep tackle statistics but Derrick noted that he came up with four interceptions. His most interesting stat however dealt the two punt returns he took back for touchdowns of 65 and 50 yards. Derrick has the ability to elude tacklers both on punt returns and after he catches the pass, that makes him an especially dangerous player in the open field.
Derrick had a sensational camp at PSU and the lack of early offers is surprising.
Derrick is always a good recruit to talk to. He is intelligent and well mannered. Couple that with his aggressiveness on the field and he is a coach's dream. He'll be an asset to the school he decides to sign with.
Mike Fasano: MikeFasano@comcast.net