Four-star Erick Dargan (6-1, 200, 4.6) from Pittsburg, Calif., is one of the Golden State's best two-way players and he is being recruited for his talents as both a running back and defensive back. He currently has nine offers on the table and he has already taken some visits.
"I have visited Washington State, Oregon and Arizona State," Dargan said. "I liked all three visits.
"At Washington State, they are young and they are working hard to get back on track," Dargan said. "I like the coaching staff there.
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"I really liked the facilities at both Oregon and Arizona State and their coaches," Dargan said. "I also have a high school teammate at Oregon (Avery Patterson)."
"Arizona State also very well," Dargan said. "I talked to both Coach Jamie Christian and Dennis Erickson, they were pretty cool and they have a good coaching staff."
"I haven't made up my mind on my last two visits," Dargan said. "I plan to pretty soon."
According to Dargan, Arizona, Washington and UCLA will fight it out for his last two official visits.
Dargan has some familiarity with UCLA since he attended their football camp last June.
"It was pretty good," Dargan said about his experience at the Bruin camp. "I didn't really get to see the campus just the practice field."
Dargan is one of those players who could end up playing on either side of the ball. Arizona, Oregon, and Washington are recruiting Dargan as a safety. UCLA and Washington State are recruiting him as an athlete, while Arizona State is recruiting Dargan as an athlete/safety.
Though Dargan has been slowed down his senior season, due to an injury, when in the lineup, he has been outstanding.
"I've done pretty good, but I did have a little injury," Dargan said. "I hurt my knee, but I'll be back this week."
Just in time, too, since on Saturday, Pittsburg will play Danville (Calif.) San Ramon in the playoffs.
For his senior season, Dargan has accounted 318 yards and has scored four touchdowns while averaging 6.5 yards per carry. He is also a very reliable receiver out of the backfield catching 10 passes for 99 yards.
From his safety position, Dargan has racked up 17 tackles, one interception, one fumble recovery and one fumble caused.
As a junior, Dargan rushed for 769 yards and scored 11 touchdowns while sharing the rock with West Point bound Bryce Flowers who rushed for over 1,000 yards. He also caught seven catches for 61 yards and three touchdowns.
On the defensive side of the ball, Dargan racked up 72 tackles, three interceptions, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one sack.
Dargan earned all-league honors for his efforts his junior season.
"Erick is so athletic and he plays with an edge," Pittsburg coach Victor Galli said. "He's a very smart football player. He can shake and bake when running the ball, he may have the best hands on the team. He runs with power and like I said he has moves.
"Defensively, Erick is one of our best hitters," Galli said. "He's always around the football and he makes plays on both sides of the ball."
Dargan earned a spot on the Rivals.com California Preseason Top 100 for the class of 2010 landing as the Golden State's No. 38 prospect at any position.