InsideMDSports: Terps working on Irish recruit
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After making an early commitment to Notre Dame, Potomac cornerback Ronald Darby has continued to evaluate his options. The fastest prospect in the entire 2012 class, he’s been peppered with phone calls from reporters and recruits since early this past summer, so he’s understandably become somewhat reserved when talking about the recruiting process.
We did, however, catch up with Darby briefly Monday night to chat about where he stands. Darby visited Maryland for the season opener against Miami and said he plans to attend at least another Maryland game sometime this fall. Is he still committed to Notre Dame?
“Yeah,” he said, “as of right now.”
The prized defensive back, rated the No. 6 cornerback and No. 66 player in the Class of 2012, said a few schools continue to attempt to pry him from the Irish.
“I hear from Maryland, Florida and Auburn. I’m not sure right now though,” he said.
The 5-foot-11, 174-pound local is being recruited to Maryland by assistant coach Lee Hull.
“He’s just been telling me they’ve got a good program and that I should come there and represent my home state,” he said.
Darby said he’s unsure where he may visit during the remainder of the fall and doesn’t know when he’ll decide on his college future. It’s safe to say Maryland’s staff will continue to pursue him – not only is he a top-100 prospect, but one at a position of need for the Terps – but at least for now, he’s playing it close to the vest.
-- Story by Jeff Ermann