MR: Darius, are you glad that the recruiting process is over and now you can concentrate on other stuff?
DA: Yes, now I can relax and concentrate on our playoff game next week, and on my senior year in high school.
MR: Where you recruited to play wide receiver by UTEP?
DA: Yes, they want me to play wide receiver. Some people say that I'm too small to play WR, but its all about how big your heart is, I have a big heart and thats what counts, and you can win against anyone as long as you have the heart to win.
MR: Darius, what were your main reasons for wanting to go to UTEP?
DA: UTEP is a great school, and I really feel that I can make a big impact playing for this team. I really like Coach Mike Price and the other coaches too
MR: What impressed you the most about Coach Price and the other coaches at UTEP?
DA: I really like Coach Price and Eric Price. Another reason for choosing UTEP was the family aspect of the coaches at UTEP, when I found out that Coach Price had his two sons coaching there with him, I really like that a lot, that was a big plus for me.
MR: What was your impression of El Paso, when you came on your official visit?
DA: It was great, when I got off the plane I was happy to see how peaceful and calm it is over there. Here in Houston, it can be a loud place with car radios sounding off everywhere, so I liked the calmness of El Paso a lot. The school was great, I liked the setting of it. I am not that into colder weather, I prefer to stay warm, so playing in a warm city like El Paso helped in my decision to attend UTEP.
MR: Would you like to make an impact immediately at UTEP or would you like to take your time learning the system?
DA: The coaches want what is best for me, so I'll be ready to play as a true freshman if they need me to, or I can do it however the coaches want me to. I am a leader and will do my part wherever they need me to.
MR: Are you excited about joining a Miner team that loves to throw the ball?
DA: I researched and got a lot of information on the schools that were recruiting me, and I saw how UTEP's offense has been throwing for a lot of yards so that was a good sign for me to go there. I talked to Joe West on my visit there and he talked about how he loved playing for UTEP, so that was good.
MR: How is your season going at Washington this year?
DA: We have a new quarterback this year, who is learning how to play at this level, so it isn't going as well as last year but it is getting better. This past week I had a 96 yard punt return for a touchdown so it is getting better.
MR: How are your grades so far this year?
DA: I have a 3.6 GPA and I am ranked 6th in my class.
MR: Do you have anything you would like to say to the Miner fans reading this article on the MinerReport.com?
DA: I'm looking forward to becoming an impact player down there and making some big plays for UTEP.
MR: Darius, thank you for your time.
DA: Thank you.