A football team can never have enough speed, especially at the running back position.
The University of Tennessee is no exception.
The running back position is going to be a key need in the Class of 2012, there is no doubt about it.
One speedy running back that appears to be on the Volunteers radar is Ronald Darby of Oxon Hill Maryland. InsideTennessee.com caught up with the Potomac HS standout athlete to gauge his interest in the Vols.
Darby recently turned in a 4.31 forty at the Under Armour Combine.
"I'm not sure if Tennessee has offered me yet or not," Darby said Tuesday night. "I like Tennessee a lot, I have a lot of interest in their program."
According to Darby he has been receiving a lot of mail from the Vols.
"I get a lot of mail from them," Darby said. "I haven't got the chance to talk to them yet. I need to call them to find out if they have offered me or not. I would like to take an unofficial visit to their campus."
As a sophomore, Darby had 1057 rushing yards and nine touchdowns. He also had one receiving touchdown and threw a touchdown pass. Darby is also a gifted return specialist and had two punt return touchdowns and two kickoff return touchdowns. He was named first-team All-County and honorable mention All-MAC.
He ran a 10.55 in the 100-meter and a 21.24 in the 200-meter for USATF at nationals in California in August of 2010.
Darby ran a 6.36 55-meter dash on December 28th, 2010 at the F.I.T. Invitational, good for the fastest 55-meter time in the country.