Good Bloodlines Help Carrington

San Diego (Calif.) Horizon athlete Darren Carrington, the son of the former NFL safety of the same name, is looking for his first offer...

San Diego (Calif.) Horizon athlete Darren Carrington has great bloodlines, his father Darren Sr., playing eight years in the NFL and in two Super Bowls.

Now the younger Carrington is going through the recruiting process, and while he waits for his first offer, a number of schools are showing interest in him.

"I'm hearing from Oregon, Arizona State, Nebraska, Utah, UCLA, Stanford, Northwestern, Notre Dame and San Diego State," said Carrington.

The 6-2, 180-pounder plays receiver and cornerback, while his dad was a safety. He wants to stay on offense in college.

"Receiver is what I want to play in college and what I'm getting recruited to play," said Carrington.

Carrington said that UCLA and Oregon were his top two schools, with plans to camp at both schools this spring and summer.

He's also hoping to go to a number of Junior Days.

While his dad played nearly a decade in the NFL, his recruitment was much different, coming out of New York to play at Northern Arizona.

"My dad has been really helpful and will be a big help during this," said Carrington. "My recruitment is a little different then his was. But I'd leave California and go somewhere for college like he did."

Carrington said he'd like to go through the process before he makes a decision.

"I want to go through it and see some schools," said Carrington.

Academically, Carrington has a 3.1 GPA and will take the SAT next month.

Brandon is in his eighth year with Scout.com and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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