Graham's recruitment heating up

Darius Graham is only one of four running backs with an SMU offer. Is he interested in the Mustangs?

Lawton MacArthur (OK) running back Darius Graham believes his recruitment will pick up soon after adding his third offer when Ohio decided to extend a scholarship this past weekend.

"Ohio is really looking for a running back that's my size," Graham said. "The coaches said they would really consider giving me a lot of playing time as a freshman. They gave me a lot of advice so I'm just looking forward to finding out more about them."

The three-star tail back also holds offers from SMU and Louisiana Tech. But the latter school is leading the pack ‘by far.'

"I could go on for days about Louisiana Tech. My high school runs the same offense they run so I feel I could be a great fit. I feel like I could play right away," Graham said. "Another big thing is the coaches have been looking at me since my sophomore year, and they're very interested in me. They sound really convincing."

Despite living just three hours away from Dallas, Graham says that he knows next to nothing about SMU and hasn't been in contact with the coaching staff since finding out about the offer in the spring.

"I don't really know too much about SMU. I've just heard of them," he said. "The only thing I can really tell you about them is that I heard they had a really good offensive line last year. I haven't spoken to any of the coaches so I really have no idea what I think about SMU."

However, Graham said a trip to the Hilltop ‘is a possibility' but will first need to investigate the program.

"I need to sit down and research SMU on my own before I make any conclusions on them," Graham said. "I'm going to get on that soon."

The 6-foot, 220-pounder will not be taking any visits this summer and has instead focused his time on preparing for the upcoming season. Last year, Graham rushed for nearly 1,500 yards and scored 10 touchdowns as he led his team to the state championship game.

"I usually go to my high school and set up cones on the field so I can work more on my agility," Graham said. "I've been lifting a little too. I'm really looking forward to this season."

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