Durham Receiving Interest From TCU

After a rocky start, 5A Westlake High School (Austin) has won six games in a row and will play Stevens (San Antonio) tonight in the second round of the playoffs. A big reason for their turnaround has been the play from defensive end/linebacker David Durham. Durham's name is starting to surface on several state top 100 lists for the Class of 2010. Could he be interested in TCU?

After a rocky start, 5A Westlake High School (Austin) has won six games in a row and will play Stevens (San Antonio) tonight in the second round of the playoffs. A big reason for their turnaround has been the play from defensive end/linebacker David Durham. Durham's name is starting to surface on several state top 100 lists for the Class of 2010.

""It was sort of weird. We lost our first three games, but we came together and our having a good season," said Durham. "I have been playing really well. I have been playing defensive end for most of the year. At the beginning of the year I was playing linebacker, but we were getting killed up front because we didn't have any size. The coaches came to me and said we need you up there."

Westlake's (7-4) game against Stevens (7-4) tonight will be held at the Alamo Dome. Westlake is one of the most storied programs in Texas. They are only a year removed from a state 5A finalist. Their recent success could give them a leg up tonight. Playing in the Alamo Dome is not a new thing for the school.

"It will be fun playing in the dome. We have played there before. They (Stevens) have a lot of speed. They are definitely a good school. They are sort of a new school so I don't know much about them. They like to run the football. If we can stop the run and force them to pass we are pretty confident."

Durham, 6-2, and 225 pounds, runs a 4.7 forty and benches 325 pounds. This season he roughly has 80 tackles and 7 sacks. With numbers like that, it is no wonder that many schools are showing interest in the 2010 recruit. Currently he is hearing from Texas A&M, Georgia Tech, Baylor, LSU, Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska, Oregon, California, Texas Tech, Wake Forest, and TCU.

The Horned Frogs could have an outside chance at Durham because of their nations best-run defense. The Chaps defensive star likes the way TCU plays on that side of the ball.

"TCU is probably my favorite defense to watch. I love getting mail from them giving me updates about them shutting pretty much everyone down," said Durham. "My dad and I talk a lot about their intensity. I was supposed to go up there during the weekend of the hurricane."

Even though Durham could not make the TCU/Stanford game. He says he will be visiting TCU later in the winter or spring.

"I'm open to everything right now. The schools who offer me first are the schools that I will probably consider first. I have heard TCU has a pretty good game day atmosphere and they are high on academics. Those are both important to me," stated the junior. "What ever schools have me as a big part of the defense, will be the schools I consider."

When offers do start pouring in, the junior is not for sure when he will make his decision.

"Right now, I am focused on playing hard for my team and helping us go far in the playoffs. I don't want to say too much about my future or individual goals until after the season."


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