After a tough season in which he played exceptionally, defensive tackle Darius Commissiong, from Forestville (Md.) Bishop McNamara, is focused on the upcoming year and also beginning to take more time dealing with his recruiting process.
"Coach tells me to keep working hard for next season to prove that I deserve this kind of attention," said the Maryland junior.
Commissiong thinks the future looks bright at Bishop McNamara.
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"Our team is going through a building process right now," said the 6-foot-4, 275-pounder. "We lost a lot of close games last year and we need to work on capitalizing on the other teams mistakes. We were pretty young this year, so next year we should improve a lot."
East Carolina and Syracuse have already offered Commissiong, and he is also attracting attention from Alabama, Oregon, Rutgers, Tennessee, Southern Cal, Boston College, Maryland, NC State and Virginia.
Commissiong is not revealing his favorite schools but there are a few that stand out in his mind.
"I have a good vibe with the Syracuse coaching staff. Plus they were the first school to offer me, which I'll never forget," Commissiong said. "Oregon and Alabama are two of the top programs in the country and will be good for a long time. Also, I really like Oregon's uniforms."
The future is looking bright for Commissiong. He plans on going to the US Army Combine in January and is optimistic that more offers will come his way.
"I've been interested in Southern Cal for a long time, but I'd be honored to receive more offers," he said.
So far Commissiong has visited Boston College and Maryland but plans to see more schools in the future.
Commissiong finished last season with 12 sacks and averaged about 8 tackles per game.