Sports Xpress Recruiting Xclusive: Deshawn Darden
December 4, 2012By Kenneth True of Nations Elite
Dashawn Darden plays in a state that loves football but isn’t recognized as much as many of the other football crazed states ala Texas, Florida, and California. But the folks in Pennsylvania love their Pittsburgh Steelers and Penn State Nittany Lions throw in the Philadelphia Eagles and you can see just how much the state loves their football by looking at the fan bases of each of those teams.
Darden is a 6’0 185 lbs. QB prospect from Springfield (PA)’s Cardinal O’Hara. The athletic QB prospect has interest from West Virginia, Syracuse, Temple, Ohio, Missouri, Rutgers, Memphis, Penn State, Boston College, and N.C. State.
“I think the Rutgers coaching staff has stood out to me the most, because they are very down to earth and upfront” Darden tells SX. “They have told me what they look for and what they want” he also added.
Dashawn has no visits planned at this point and time but says “I am waiting to see what junior days I get invited to and I plan on attending a lot of these schools in the spring for spring games and practices.” Dashawn did get the chance to visit the Rutgers vs. Louisville game, Temple vs. Cincinnati, and Temple vs. Syracuse.
Two WR’s Darden has caught highlight tapes of is Durham (NC)’s Trevion Thompson, and Adonis Jennings from New Jersey. Darden says “I don’t know them personally but I know they are in my class, and I seen their highlight tapes. They make plays!”