Pittsburg, Calif., has been one of the most consistent Northern Californian high school football programs over the years. It seems that for decade and more this school has sent at least one prospect to the D-I level. Just last season, Pittsburg sent two players to the D-I level and this there could be four or more.
One player who will have an opportunity to play on the collegiate level is two-way standout Erick Dargan (6-1, 200, 4.67).
Pittsburg head coach, Victor Galli, has the beat on the reason why.
"Erick is a really good hitter on defense and he reminds some in style of Marcus Allen as a running back," Galli said. "He is getting looked by most of the Pac 10 and he already has several offers on his table."
"Erick has offers from Oregon, they are all over him," Galli said. "Others offers include; Arizona State, Washington State, San Jose State and Colorado. He also getting serious looks from Cal and UCLA."
There is a very good chance that Dargan will land a few more offers before the spring evaluation period is over.
"Yesterday (Wednesday may 20th) it was like a pro day here," Galli said. "We had eight D-I college coaches through here, so our guys including Erick, were able to perform in front of them."
Galli gives a complete scouting report on his talented two-way player.
"Erick is a very good all-around athlete," Galli said. "He's a strong runner with a slashing style and has very good vision.
"On the defensive side of the ball, Erick is an explosive hitter and plays with a mean streak," Galli said. "Erick is a team leader who can be counted on to make the clutch play."
"Erick is a big time player with the ability to carry the entire team on his back."
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.