Growing List For Kitchen

Three-star cornerback Daren Kitchen (Vandebilt Catholic HS) is the No. 58 player in the nation at his position. As a tall corner with long arms, Kitchen has the size and ability to help any program on the next level. Read on to find out which schools, including SMU, are interested in Kitchen.

Daren Kitchen of Vandebilt Catholic (Houma, La.) is the top-ranked corner in Louisiana and the three-star named Michigan as his leader earlier this week. In addition to the Wolverines, several new schools are showing heavy interest in the the three-star player, who is currently listed at the No. 58 CB in the country.

"I need to add Kansas, SMU, Georgia Tech, and Mississippi State to the list of school that are recruiting me," said Kitchen. "I just started talking to Kansas and after their coach saw my film, he said that my offer would be coming in the mail. My cousin told me that SMU came and watched me practice this week. I have some family - an uncle - in Dallas. SMU is an up-and-coming program and they're building a very good team. I know that they had a good season last year and that they're building on that.

"Georgia Tech has been calling my coach and they're trying to get me to come to their one-day camp. I'm also thinking about going to Mississippi State's camp on June 13."

Kitchen, who plays corner, safety, and wide receiver for the 4A Terriers, just completed spring training a couple of days ago.

"We scrimmaged Terrebonne on May 17 and then we scrimmaged ourselves too. Against Terrebonne, I caught two long touchdown passes but my coach didn't let me play the whole game. In the second scrimmage, my team won and it was a nice game. It was short though. We only played two five-minute quarters."

Kitchen made a spash at both the Baton Rouge Nike Training Camp and the Badger 7-on-7 and, not surprisingly, his recruitment has started to pick up since then. The 6-foot-1 1/4, 175-pounder currently has offers from Nebraska and Stanford. Earlier this week, Kitchen indicated that Michigan is his leader, although the Wolverines have not officially extended an offer yet.

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