Father Ryan star talks Vanderbilt

Recruiting the defensive line is still important to Vanderbilt for the 2016 class and that’s why they are still after Father Ryan (TN) lineman Jeremy Darvin, among others.

Jeremy Darvin Profile

Darvin recently camped and visited Vanderbilt for their Friday Night Lights event and came away very impressed with everything he saw.

“I have been to Vanderbilt before but the event they held was very impressive and I loved my experience overall, especially the coaching I received from Vandy staff,” Darvin said. “The facilities are awesome and the competition I went up against really made me a better player. I like Vanderbilt a lot and plan to remain in touch with them.”

One thing Darvin is waiting on is an official offer from the Commodores.

The 3-star tackle already holds offers from Louisville, Tennessee, Kentucky, MTSU, Cincinnati, Marshall. Navy and Western Kentucky.

What’s holding Vandy back from offering Darvin is his grades. While he is good student in the classroom, Vanderbilt is waiting for Darvin to bring his grades up a bit before extending an official offer and he understands that.

“I talked with the coaches about my recruitment and they said they really like me and want to offer but need some of my grades to be raised before they do it. I completely understand what they are saying and it motivates me to get better in the classroom. I am fully prepared to do that because I want that Vandy offer. I really like their program so I’m working hard to get things straight with my books.”

Darvin is a versatile defensive lineman who could play end or tackle in 3-4 defensive scheme.

His size at 6’3, 280 pounds gives him the frame to grow and continue getting stronger. Darvin has the look and skill set to play in the Southeastern Conference and he believes he can get there.

“This season will be big for me to not only show that I am dedicated in the classroom but I have worked hard this summer conditioning myself for the football field and showing coaches I am ready to take the next step,” he said. “Our team should be good this year and I feel like I have to be a leader for this team so we can go all the way. I’m just ready to get this season started because I miss playing football so bad.”

Don’t look for Darvin to make a college commitment anytime soon. He appears set where things are in his recruitment and is patiently taking his time waiting to make the best decision possible.

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