Columbus, Ohio defensive end Brandon Derrow was offered while visiting the Hilltoppers

Brandon Derrow, a 6'4, 230-pound defensive end, claims a trio of favorites

Columbus (Oh.) St. Francis DeSales defensive end Brandon Derrow made the trip to Bowling Green on Saturday with the hope of adding Western Kentucky to his list of scholarship offers.

After spending time checking out the program's facilities, touring the campus and learning more about the school's academic offerings, Derrow spent time chatting with members of the coaching staff and had his desire fulfilled.

"Coach Sanford and some of the other coaches said they liked how I play with a really high motor and that's the kind of guy they're looking for," he told WKU Insider. "They said they think I'm good with my technique and speed."

It's the eighth scholarship offer for the 6-foot-4, 230-pound prospect, who left WKU impressed by the direction of the program.

"It was great, I really liked the campus and facilities," he said.  "I think coach Sanford is great and he will get the program really trending in the right direction."

In addition to WKU, Derrow also holds offers from Akron, Eastern Kentucky, Kent State, Toledo, Western Michigan and Youngstown State.  Cincinnati, Charlotte and Indiana are among the others expressing an interest.

The new offer has made an impact, with WKU now joining Toledo and Western Michigan as Derrow's current trio of favorites.

As a junior, Derrow helped DeSales to a 13-1 record and winning the Regional title.  He recorded 72 stops, including 34 solo tackles, including eight tackles for a loss and 3.5 sacks.  He also forced a fumble, had a pair of fumble recoveries, three pass break ups and registered 48 quarterback pressures.

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