Recruiting Update: RB Dario Camacho

By Monday of next week, Citrus (Calif.) College running back will likely have a decision made about his next step. After tripping to Nevada this past weekend, and receiving an offer from them earlier this week, Camacho will take a trip to Big Ten school Purdue, and if all goes as planned, Camacho expects an official offer from the Boilermaker staff.

Camacho will then choose between the Wolfpack and the Boilermakers.

"I'm going to choose between Purdue and Nevada.  After I get back from my trip, at that point, I'll know what is best for me," said Camacho.  "One of the coaches will get the call from me that I'm coming."

Camacho's trip to Reno this past weekend was his first-ever official recruiting visit.

"It was my first trip experience and my first time on a plane.  It was real cool.  The city was cool.  It was real cold there, but I really enjoyed it.  The head coach (Chris Ault) was great.  They have a good program.  When they clinched the conference, guys were dancing with their ring fingers up.  But Monday they came back in the weight room," said Camacho.

Immediate playing time is a strong possibility for Camacho, who would rather not redshirt next season.  He has three years to play two.

"They have a guy who's a backup who's got one more year left then with me, I'd be next.  They said they are recruiting me for now," said Camacho.

His brother, Chris, also made the trip this past weekend, and he'll be going the opposite way this coming weekend, going to Hawaii.

"Hawaii is waiting to offer him, probably for his trip.  If I go to Nevada, and he goes to Hawaii, I'll have to smack him around when we play," said Camacho.

Camacho said while its likely they will be split up for the first time since beginning playing when they were seven, his mom is happy as can be.

"My mom wished we could stay together, and if we could, that would be great.  Our family is excited though.  With Purdue, Nevada and Hawaii, those are three great programs," said Camacho.

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


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