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  • '12 MD ATH Ronald Darby (Florida State Signee)

    Ht: 5'11"
    Wt: 172 lbs
    40: 4.37 secs
    Shuttle: 4.28
    Vertical: 34 inches

    Ratings:
    Rivals: Rivals 100
    Scout: , #1 CB
    247: , #6 ATH, #64 Overall
    ESPN: 150 Watch List

    Offers
    Alabama
    Arkansas
    Auburn
    Clemson
    California
    Connecticut
    Duke
    Florida
    Florida State
    Georgia Tech
    Miami
    Maryland
    Navy
    UNC
    NC State
    Notre Dame
    Penn State
    Rutgers
    South Carolina
    Tennessee
    USC
    Virginia
    Wake Forest
    West Virginia
    Last edited by TerryTate; 04-20-2011, 01:27 PM.

  • #2
    I like the speed athletes we're looking for. Miles Shuler this year and now Ronald Darby. We need 4.3 speed on the field.

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    • #3
      I take it he would play corner?

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      • #4
        slot/corner would be nice

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        • #5
          ATH Darby Has Top 3

          UNC, Florida, and Notre Dame make up Darby's top 3.

          Admits he doesn't know a lot about Notre Dames program or head coach Brian Kelly but his head coach (Ronald Crump) does. Plans to decide before his senior season.

          Kid has FREAK speed and we are recruiting him for a slot receiver and defensive back. He ran numerous 4.3's at different camps this year.

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          • #6
            Highlight vid

            YouTube - Ronald Darby Class of 2012 for Potomac High School Football Highlight Runs a 4.36 40 Time

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            • #7
              Holy cow thats fast !!!!!!!
              One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.
              Knute Rockne

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              • #8
                He's fast but I can't imagine the competition he plays against is very good considering the one field doesn't even have bleachers on both sides of the field! LOL

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bert2834 View Post
                  He's fast but I can't imagine the competition he plays against is very good considering the one field doesn't even have bleachers on both sides of the field! LOL
                  Competition doesn't have to be great for you to be fast. 4.3 speed is fast at any level. You can't teach speed and speed is certainly what this kid has and what we need. I'd like to see him as a defensive back and special teams return specialist.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Irish Man3 View Post
                    Competition doesn't have to be great for you to be fast. 4.3 speed is fast at any level. You can't teach speed and speed is certainly what this kid has and what we need. I'd like to see him as a defensive back and special teams return specialist.
                    You can't really teach it, but with technique it can be improved.

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                    • #11
                      Yea this kid is real...he has real speed!

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                      • #12
                        Does he play in a rain forest? I think it was muddy or raining on 80% of the plays in this film.

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                        • #13
                          Nice little article over at ISD on Darby, who evidently prefers playing DB to offense.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by edgesofsanity View Post
                            Nice little article over at ISD on Darby, who evidently prefers playing DB to offense.
                            Nice to see a HC care about a kid's future and not just look at him as a football player.

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                            • #15
                              Put him on Darby Island. When's the last time we had a shutdown corner?

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by TerryTate View Post
                                Put him on Darby Island. When's the last time we had a shutdown corner?
                                That is a darned good question. We could sure use a shutdown corner for sure.

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                                • #17
                                  We REALLY need this guy, we haven't had an elite DB in ages.

                                  While the idea of Darby Island is great, the pros are different than college in that respect. There isn't enough tape of players to do what Revis does, and you don't play the same people over and over the way Revis does. It's not just skill, there is tons of hard work involved in being a dominant corner like that.

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by ndcoltsfan2010 View Post
                                    That is a darned good question. We could sure use a shutdown corner for sure.
                                    I don't know if they were "shut down" types but Vontez Duff and Shane Walton come to mind for me.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by TerryTate View Post
                                      Put him on Darby Island. When's the last time we had a shutdown corner?
                                      Um...I'll go with Bobby Taylor :)

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                                      • #20
                                        Patomuc Maryland is in southern Md and the talent level isn't real high but that speed is unteachable

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                                        • #21
                                          he looks fast, but he sure doesnt look 5'11".

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                                          • #22
                                            I hope we have some continued efforts with this guy. Even though it's still early he is blowing up with offers.

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                                            • #23
                                              Originally posted by TerryTate View Post
                                              When's the last time we had a shutdown corner?
                                              I think you'd have to go back all of the way to....2011. I think his name was Gary Gray or something. :)

                                              Now who doesn't like the sound of that?

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                                              • #24
                                                Sure seems like the staff wants on offense, but hey get him on campus and put him where he fits the best.

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                                                • #25
                                                  After watching his highlight tape, I love how he only plays on grass, like South Bend, and still continues to run at a different speed from everyone else.

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                                                  • #26
                                                    Ran a 4.31 at the Under Armour combine in Orlando

                                                    Under Armour combine results - ESPN

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                                                    • #27
                                                      wants to play DB according to ISD

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                                                      • #28
                                                        Then let him play DB, why would we not want him at DB?

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                                                        • #29
                                                          no reason, i prefer him at DB but I was under the impression that he would be an offensive prospect.

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                                                          • #30
                                                            Definitely could use some defensive back help.

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                                                            • #31
                                                              4.31 as a junior? Having a guy who runs <4.3 would be quite tasteful.

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                                                              • #32
                                                                Originally posted by DoverShores View Post
                                                                Ran a 4.31 at the Under Armour combine in Orlando

                                                                Under Armour combine results - ESPN
                                                                Originally posted by mat33 View Post
                                                                wants to play DB according to ISD
                                                                SCHWING!

                                                                Hopefully we can land some speed after striking out on Miles.

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                                                                • #33
                                                                  This guy was just interviewed on ESPU's Junior Combine.
                                                                  Last edited by JayRock; 04-16-2011, 02:45 PM.

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                                                                  • #34
                                                                    Originally posted by JayRock View Post
                                                                    This guy was just interviewed on ESPU's Junior Combine and sounded like a complete idiot....not really sure if he could handle ND's academics. Maybe I'm judging a book by its cover, though.
                                                                    You're judging a kid on one interview and calling him an idiot and saying he can't meet ND? Pot, meet kettle.

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                                                                    • #35
                                                                      Yay.
                                                                      Last edited by JayRock; 04-16-2011, 02:45 PM.

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                                                                      • #36
                                                                        Originally posted by JayRock View Post
                                                                        Notice how I called myself out on judging a book by its cover. Also I said he sounded like an idiot, not that he is one. The interview went a little like this...

                                                                        "Tell us the story about being offered your first scholarship in 9th grade?"

                                                                        "Um, you know, I ran the 40 time and then he offered me."

                                                                        "What do you want to get from this camp?"

                                                                        "Um, I don't know. I want to be good."

                                                                        "But what do you want to learn?"

                                                                        "I want to, um.....learn some stuff."

                                                                        Just sounded extremely stupid. Maybe he was just nervous, but I don't think I've ever NOT been impressed with a Notre Dame athlete and his speaking skills. Like I said, I'm judging him.
                                                                        Not everyone has great speaking skills. Plus most of these kids have never been coached on how to talk to the media. I don't find Michael Floyd to be the greatest speaker in the world. I mean he doesn't sound stupid or anything but I don't find him to be a great speaker. He's my favorite player but if he can speak or not has nothing to do with that.

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                                                                        • #37
                                                                          GIVE HIM A BREAK

                                                                          Originally posted by JayRock View Post
                                                                          Notice how I called myself out on judging a book by its cover. Also I said he sounded like an idiot, not that he is one. The interview went a little like this...

                                                                          "Tell us the story about being offered your first scholarship in 9th grade?"

                                                                          "Um, you know, I ran the 40 time and then he offered me."

                                                                          "What do you want to get from this camp?"

                                                                          "Um, I don't know. I want to be good."

                                                                          "But what do you want to learn?"

                                                                          "I want to, um.....learn some stuff."

                                                                          Just sounded extremely stupid. Maybe he was just nervous, but I don't think I've ever NOT been impressed with a Notre Dame athlete and his speaking skills. Like I said, I'm judging him.
                                                                          cant be 16 or 17 years old!!!

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                                                                            Junior Highlights

                                                                            <iframe title="YouTube video player" width="640" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/OHAe6lsZM9M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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                                                                            • #39
                                                                              I know the kid is a great talent but who is he playing against? The talent level he is playing against leaves a lot to be desired, Man. Darby is a gifted athlete.

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                                                                              • #40
                                                                                5'11? is that tall enough for a Kelly DB?

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                                                                                • #41
                                                                                  Originally posted by Praytorian View Post
                                                                                  5'11? is that tall enough for a Kelly DB?
                                                                                  Looking at the corners he has recruited no it wouldn't be. All of them are at least 6'0. Maybe he will be a RB for BK. If ND follows their path of recruiting 6'0 and above CBs then Darby would have to play on offense. I really think they should have went after Doran Grant harder than what they did even though he is 5'11.

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                                                                                  • #42
                                                                                    He's only a junior in highschool. I grew another two inches after by junior year. There is still plenty of time for this kid to grow another inch. Diaco has flat said he wants this kid on his side of the ball (defense).

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                                                                                    • #43
                                                                                      Originally posted by Irish Man3 View Post
                                                                                      He's only a junior in highschool. I grew another two inches after by junior year. There is still plenty of time for this kid to grow another inch. Diaco has flat said he wants this kid on his side of the ball (defense).
                                                                                      Diaco never said that or he would have gotten into trouble.

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                                                                                      • #44
                                                                                        ND was one of five schools he mentioned that he liked in a rivals article today. Not a top five, just five he liked. Good to hear him talk about ND when its not an ND site interviewing him.

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                                                                                        • #45
                                                                                          I am sorry but 5'11 is one inch away from 6'0. Why does everyone get hung up over ONE FREAKING INCH!

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                                                                                          • #46
                                                                                            5'11, 5'10, I honestly don't care when the guy is the fastest kid in America for his age (and since he is competing in international races as well, maybe the world). You can't teach speed! Besides, Derrelle Revis is 5'11" so I'm sure that is fine. Just imagine that speed on defense and special teams!

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                                                                                            • #47
                                                                                              Originally posted by IrishFBfanatic View Post
                                                                                              5'11, 5'10, I honestly don't care when the guy is the fastest kid in America for his age (and since he is competing in international races as well, maybe the world). You can't teach speed! Besides, Derrelle Revis is 5'11" so I'm sure that is fine. Just imagine that speed on defense and special teams!
                                                                                              Just get the kid signed and we'll worry about the "problem" of where to put him on the field later!!!
                                                                                              Love You JB 64.....RIP.....AI720....4EVER

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                                                                                              • #48
                                                                                                coming for the spring game.

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                                                                                                • #49
                                                                                                  according to 24/7

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                                                                                                  • #50
                                                                                                    Something about height: what people really care about is effective range of body parts, not where the peak of one's head ends up in the measurement room.

                                                                                                    I always ran into this in basketball. You really were recruiting shoulder height plus wingspan. With the exception of your brain and sense perceptors [which don't have to be "tall"], nothing from your neck up plays much role in your body function on the field. You guys know what I'm saying: in basketball, a so-called seven-footer with a dwarfed wingspan is a much "smaller" player than a 6'9" player with a pterodactyl's wingspan.

                                                                                                    Height is only a rough judge of this effective reach [due to the fact that most of us are shaped sort of alike], but it's possible that the infamous "Six-foot" guideline has wiggle room in it depending on what the guy's effective reach actually is. That's why you measure more than one bit on a player. [and all this is saying nothing about a "short" player who is just freaky good "in the air"].

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