Seward shows patience on the recruiting front

Even though he had to split carries the past two years with some very good tailbacks, Butte RB Derick Seward (5-9, 190) was able to put up some solid numbers for the Roadrunners and now he's just waiting to see if an FBS or FCS program will extend him an offer...

"Right now I have an offer from a D-2 school out in Georgia, West Georgia, and I'm waiting on some other stuff to come in," Seward told "I want to be patient to see what else comes in, but I also don't want to pass up an opportunity to have a scholarship."

As far as Seward as a runner, the past two years he's totaled 1,487 yards -- 564 in 2011 and 923 in 2012 -- to go along with 16 touchdowns -- five in 2011 and 11 in 2012 while splitting carries with some other very good tailbacks.

"Tromaine Dennis was the sophomore in 2011 and Butte is really good about promoting their older guys and getting them attention and he's a great back, so they gave him most of the carries," Seward said. "This year, both me and Cameron Mikell were the sophomores, so they split our carries pretty evenly."

As far as how he plays the game, Seward plays much bigger than his size would indicate.

"I'm more of a north-south guy," Seward said. "I hit the hole well and then I get north-south. I don't really juke guys. I get downhill and I make a cut and go.

"When I run into defenders, I either try to make them miss or I run over them. It doesn't really matter to me."

In addition to his exploits on the football field, Seward is also an accomplished track athlete, running a 10.79 100 meters and a 21.7 200 meters.

After graduating from Wheatland (Ca.) High School, Seward figured out pretty early that he wasn't going to qualify, so he decided to look at different JUCO programs and Butte wound up being the best option for him.

"I looked at some other schools, but Butte was the one that had the best rep for getting guys moved on to other schools and they played against the best competition in the state," Seward said.

Seward is on pace to graduate in May and he will have three years to play two wherever he winds up.

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