Dual Threat QB Has Gamecock Offer

Carver (Columbus, GA) dual threat quarterback DeRon Furr is one of the top overall prospects in the Peach State this recruiting year, and the exciting playmaker recently picked up an offer from South Carolina. Where do the Gamecocks stand with this athletic signal-caller. Read inside to find out.

The 6'2", 205 pound Furr, who threw for over 1,300 yards and 14 touchdowns and rushed for another 730 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior last season, said he was excited to receive the scholarship offer from the Gamecocks, and he likes that they are recruiting him at his natural position of quarterback.

"Coach (Tyrone) Nix from South Carolina offered me last week. He said I have a live arm, and I could move in the pocket," said Furr. "I was excited to get that offer. They have a real good quarterback coach in Steve Spurrier, and it kind of shocked me when they told me that they really want me to play quarterback because many schools are recruiting me as an athlete."

Furr now claims offers from South Carolina, Clemson, Kentucky, Indiana, Duke, and Tulane, and he is receiving strong interest from other major programs like Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Alabama, Tennessee, and Louisville. While Furr was excited about his recent offer from USC, he admitted that he doesn't know too much about South Carolina yet.

"I know they have Steve Spurrier there, but I don't know too much about them yet other than they're a big school and have a good football program. I'm going to set up a visit there so I can learn more about them."

The 2008 standout had previously named Clemson as his favorite school, but with the increased attention of late, he has now decided to slow things down and check out his options.

"No school stands out right now. I just really want to enjoy the recruiting process. I‘m just taking it as it comes and trying to see what team really impresses me the most out of all my offers."

Furr, who plans to visit Alabama, South Carolina, Indiana, Georgia, Georgia Tech, LSU, Louisville, and Ohio State in the coming months, said he will look for a few key factors when deciding on the school of his choice.

"First of all, education. Then the football program and how well I like my position coach and the coaching staff as a whole."

With some schools recruiting him as an athlete and others at quarterback, Furr said he doesn't have a preference as long as he has the ball in his hands during crunch time.

"I don't really have a preference. I just like having the ball in my hands, because whenever a game gets tough, I like trying to take over a game. I'll play whatever position gets me to the NFL the fastest."

When asked what strengths he brings to the football field, Furr, who runs a 4.46 second forty yard dash, said he is the ultimate competitor and physically has the complete package.

"I'm determined. I'm a competitor. I can run, and I have vision. I'm very physical. I just love the game. I'm fast, and my IQ is high when it comes to football. I make good decisions."

Furr is coming off an impressive showing at the regional Elite 11 Camp in Atlanta last Friday, where he showcased his talents against several of the top quarterback prospects in the southeast.

"I just went out there and tried to perform at the best of my abilities. I knew that people were coming from all across the country and it wasn't going to just be people from just my state, so I knew I had to try to bring my A-game. I felt like I did good and performed well."

Furr, who helped lead Carver to the 3A state semifinals in the playoffs last year, has set a few goals for his senior season this fall, and he said he hopes to go out with a bang.

"I just want to do the best I can do and take my team to win the championship in my last year. My goal is to win every game by forty points."

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