Already known as one of the fastest junior recruits in the region, athlete Ronald Darby of Oxon Hill (Md.) Potomac is now also quickly becoming one of the hottest recruits. Now with fourteen offers, seven of which have come in the last month, Darby discussed his recruitment and his junior season.
Darby, 5-foot-11 and 173-pounds, is seeing time at running back, cornerback, and special teams this season. Through four game he has rushed for 670 yards and totaled 10 touchdowns, two of which have come on the defensive side of the ball.
"The season is going really well," said Darby, who has run a sub 4.4-second 40-yard dash. "We only have one loss, but we are playing better each week. I'm also doing really well on both sides of the ball. I want to get more picks and just win, really. Whatever helps my team win."
Possessing this game breaking speed, and now off to a quick start on the field, Darby's recruitment has reached another level quickly. Previously holding offers from Virginia, Wake Forest, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, Marshall, and Kent, Darby has recently added offers from Connecticut, NC State, West Virginia, Rutgers, Cal, Georgia Tech, and Navy.
While Darby is being recruited as an "athlete" by most schools, he was asked if he had a preference as to what side of the ball he would like to play at the next level.
"I really like defense," he said.
With fourteen offers, has Darby been able to visit any schools yet this fall?
"No, I'm really not able to because our games are on Saturday," said Darby, who mentioned that he didn't have a favorite school while growing up.
While he hasn't had the opportunity to visit any schools to this point, he has three visits in mind when he gets the chance.
"I'd like to visit Alabama, Georgia, and Florida State," said Darby.