Colleges looking for a workhorse running back who knows how to find the endzone but can also keep defenses honest as a receiver coming out of the backfield will want to take another look at 2010 South Pointe RB Quentin Darby.
Last year helping his team win the AAAA Division 2 state championship he was known as a powerful runner. This offseason Darby worked tremendously on his hands in an effort to up his stock. We saw him multiple times during the offseason and during the season and when the ball was thrown his way his work paid dividends.
Friday night Darby though the Stallions put the 2010 prospect back in his usual role as a bruising running back as they faced off with crosstown rivals Rock Hill who came in a perfect 10-0 and ranked #20 in the nation.
Darby responded by carrying the rock 19 times for 79 yards and 3 touchdowns. The rivals went back and forth as Rock Hill took a 17-7 lead into halftime. The Stallions responded with a 22 point 3rd quarter to take the lead but a tremendous trick play by the Bearcats helped seal the victory late.
Darby had this to say about the Bearcats risky call near the end. "We never expected the trick play, but the Bearcats had the right play when they needed it."
Look for Darby and the Stallions to make another run next week as the AAAA playoffs get started. We'll also sit down at length with the 2010 standout to find out just what the latest is regarding his recruitment and outlook for the playoffs so stay tuned!