Expect to see running back Marcus Darden (5-8, 170, 4.4) to blow up this season as he will be featured offensive player for the always talented Compton (Calif.) Dominguez.
As a junior, Darden rushed for 1,117 yards and scored 16 touchdowns while averaging 9.2 yards per carry. He did this while sharing the rock. This season Dominguez has big plans for their talented running back.
Dominguez will be very creative this fall and get the ball into Darden's hands in a plethora of ways.
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On the recruiting trail Darden has four offers on the table from Arizona, Colorado, Fresno State and Ole Miss.
What has Darden been doing this spring?
"I went to UCLA's camp," Darden said. "It went really good. We did basic drills to improve overall quickness."
Darden hasn't gone to any other camps as he has been practicing with his team and going to passing league tournaments as the team starts to get ready for action this fall.
"We've been doing a lot of things as a team,' Darden said. "We are doing drills that will help us become better football players. We have been going to a lot of passing league tournaments."
"I've been working pretty hard on defensive back drills, too," Darden said. "I'm going to be playing both ways this season."
Dominguez will add free safety duties to Darden's list of responsibilities.
Are there any schools that are standing out to Darden?
"The school I really want to play for is Cal," Darden said. "They have a history of playing little running backs so I think Cal would be a very good fit for me."
"Cal hasn't offered me yet, but they are looking," Darden said. "They came by the school this past spring.
"Even if Cal offers, I wouldn't commit right away. I want to see other schools before I commit to anybody."