Nashville, Tenn. Father Ryan defensive tackle Jeremy Darvin had close to a dozen scholarship offers, including Tennessee and Loisville, and was being recruited by several other SEC programs.
But the three-star prospect opted to go another direction.
The 6-foot-2, 280-pound Darvin made a visit last weekend to Western Kentucky and on Wednesday morning informed the WKU staff that he was verbally committing to the Toppers.
Darvin gives the Toppers commitment No. 15 for the Class of 2016 and he's the fourth three-star prospect on the list. He's ranked as the No. 92 defensive tackle in the country by Scout.com and the No. 2 DT in the state of Tennessee.
He had offers from Tennessee and U of L, along with Cincinanti, Marshall, Army, Navy and Middle Tennessee. He camped this summer at Notre Dame, Vanderbilt and Tennessee and had also been recruited by Kentucky, Mississippi State and Arkansas.
In five games this season, Darvin has 20 tackles, 3.5 sacks, one blocked field goal, one pass breakup and one caused fumble.