Drake talks WKU Junior Day visit

6-foot-3, 295 pound lineman was one of several key visitors for WKU over the April 5 weekend.

Luella (Ga.) lineman Darren Drake was one of several key Junior Day visitors WKU hosted on campus over the April 5 weekend.

The 6-foot-3, 295 pound lineman said getting to know the Topper' coaches and touring the campus were his favorite parts of the trip.

"I really enjoyed the coaches," Drake said. "Especially Coach (Neil) Callaway, he really seemed like the type of coach that would push me to become a better football player.

"They (WKU) told me I'm a good height for a guard or center. They told me they like my strength, technique, and my feet, but mostly my run blocking is my strong point.

"The stadium is beautiful. The campus and everything around is clean cut and looks taken care of."

The Peach State lineman said he's already been to Georgia Tech and Georgia State junior days, and plans to camp at Florida State, Georgia State and Duke.

A major factor in his eventual college decision is education, as Drake hopes to major in biology with a practice in bacterium or botanology.

"I'm looking for a program that has excellent education," he said. "So if I don't go to the NFL I'll have a good chance to get a nice paying job.

"Other factors would be good team chemistry so I will feel comfortable, and playing time."

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