Dargan Talks on His Official Visits

The 6-0, 190-pound running back/defensive back from Pittsburg, Calif., Erick Dargan, took his first official visit last weekend -- to a Pac-10 school -- and he talked about the schools that could get the rest of his visits...

Pittsburg (Calif.) safety Erick Dargan (6-1, 200), one of the elite players in Northern California, is starting to see his recruitment get busier.

Dargan's phone rang often last week, with calls from several schools.

"I talked to a lot of schools that called me," said Dargan. "I got calls that I remember from Fresno State, Washington State, Oregon and UCLA."

Washington State's call was a precursor to his weekend, which saw him take his first official visit.

Dargan said: "The thing that stood out most to me was just the love the school has for their football team. I'd never been there so I didn't know what it was like, but the visit was real good and they treated me great. I went up there with no clue and really liked what I saw. I got to see the student center, the weight room and the indoor field they have," said Dargan. "I liked the campus."

With his first visit out of the way, Dargan will be setting up more down the line.

"I'll probably take one or two more during the season and then two more after," said Dargan. "I'm not sure which ones I'll take during the season and which one's after. I'm going to try to get down to UCLA for a game but I don't know if it will be for an official visit or just a game and then visit later."

Dargan has offers from UCLA, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Washington State, Arizona, Arizona State, San Jose State and Colorado.

And no leader has emerged.

"Nah, I'm not narrowing it down until I finish my visits. It's still too early and I'm just trying to have some good options," said Dargan.

Dargan is a four-star safety by Scout.com, but he's just as impressive on the offensive side of the ball. He said, "I'm getting recruited for both sides, as a running back and safety, but most schools want me just as a safety. Washington State likes me for both sides, kind of my choice. I haven't really decided which side I want to play."

In their season-opening, 28-8 win over Sacramento Burbank, Dargan had 143 yards rushing, two touchdowns, and on defense forced two fumbles and recovered both.

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