The Camacho Brothers

Citrus (Calif.) College running back Dario Camacho (5-11, 205; see photo) is leaving nothing to chance this time around in his recruitment. Committed to UTEP following his senior year at Riverside (Calif.) Ramona, Camacho saw the offer pulled when he didn't get the necessary test score.

So he not only hit the field with vigor, he hit the books hard too, and it looks to be paying off.

"I'm going to be done with my A.A. at the end of December and then I'm ready to go," said Camacho.

Where he goes remains to be seen, but a couple of schools are showing strong interest. 

Minnesota State-Mankato has already written Camacho with an offer, and he will take a trip to Purdue from December 9-11 where an offer could also be extended.

"Coach (Jim) Chaney, their offensive coordinator has been looking after me for a while.  All of my paperwork and grades have checked out, so the interest from them is strong from what I know.  They could offer me when I'm out there.  I want to commit, but I want to see what my brother's situation is," said Camacho.

Camacho's brother Chris, a defensive back, is also getting looks from the likes of Nevada, UNLV, San Diego State and New Mexico, who all are showing interest in Dario as well.

"Me and my brother want to stay a package.  New Mexico State could offer both of us and if it's a really good offer for both of us, we'd take it.  I like Purdue, I like their program, and I don't want to wait too long," said Camacho.

Camacho hopes to have a decision made by the end of December and plans to be at the school he chooses by the spring, so he can practice during Spring Ball.

He finished his career at Citrus in record-breaking fashion.

He rushed for a state-best 1,563 yards and 10 touchdowns, also setting the single-season rushing record at Citrus.

"I only had 10 touchdowns, but my fullbacks got a lot of scores.  You've got to make sure they get theirs," said Camacho.


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