May 23rd, 2012 at 1:03 AM ^

I think if I was a coach I would tell my players never to hurdle anyone.  It seems like 90 percent of the time they get tackled as soon as they hit the ground and only end up gaining about 3 more yards.  If they took a good line to the sideline they'd probably get at least 10, and not risk getting flipped onto their head.  It's not really a very practically useful move. 

One Inch Woody…

May 22nd, 2012 at 10:49 PM ^

Yes he is - 

Scout has him as a 2 star WR/DB despite being an ideal 6'2, 180. This is probably because of his listed 40 time as a 4.67 (that's a lot slower than he looks!) and he seems to play QB quite a lot, which would make him a very raw receiving talent.

EDIT - I should add that if the coaches are looking at him for WR instead of ATH, then that does not signal good things because we need at least 1 all around package at wideout or 1 speedster, and he does not look to be a shitfy playmaker from that film.


May 22nd, 2012 at 11:05 PM ^

"bad news...he does not look to be a shitfy playmaker from that film."


Did you blink during the kick-off return with something like 8 broken tackles?

What about all the open-field yardage he picked up on scrambles and receptions?


The only legit knock on him is that he's raw. He has all the tools to be a very, very special player here.


May 23rd, 2012 at 4:39 AM ^

Agreed, and nice use of the Joker as well. Carrington looks to be massively underrated. The level of competition in the video isn't elite, but it definitely doesn't look so poor that you have to discredit the video evidence altogether.

And a note on listed 40 times: throw them in the trash. They're usually either plain inaccurate or misleading. How many profiles list a 4.4 or 4.5 forty yet show average speed on film? This kid is blowing by people while showing pure agility in the meantime. He has football speed.


May 22nd, 2012 at 10:53 PM ^

Darren Carrington Jr. is an electrifying 6-3 receiver recruit out of San Diego. His father is former NFL safety Darren Carrington Sr., After football Darren Carrington Sr. became a minister, he preaches at Paradise Valley Seventh-Day Adventist Church in San Diego, and helps out many local charitable organizations.


Until his recent MVP showing at NTFC-Oakland, he was a relatively under-the-radar recruit. He has natural athletic and playmaking ability, which will carry over to the next level. He has soft hands, he's elusive, strong enough to break tackles, and (if he commits to Michigan) might be the next to wear the #1 jersey. Plainly put, Darrell Jr. has the kind of playmaker ability that the Wolverines need in order to win a national championship.


The linked article above states that he's interested in visiting Michigan for the high school camp, or visiting (on his own dime) someother time this summer. Let's hope he follows through.


We're likely going to be the first elite program to offer Carrington in the next few days. It's early, but there's plenty of reason for cautious optimism if he visits.

After all, who doesn't love Ann Arbor?

One Inch Woody…

May 22nd, 2012 at 11:08 PM ^

I agree, some of the highlights look very good. But there are some that don't look so good too (for example one in the middle where he does a 7 yard post and cannot shake the corner). It's fine to be excited about each recruit, but you can't admit that he's on the same level as Treadwell... especially since he's from California, which isn't a relatively unrecruited state. I don't know why you're being so defensive about him!


May 22nd, 2012 at 11:39 PM ^

Why defensive? Because this is a smart, talented, and high-character football player-- what we expect of players in our program.


I'm not sure what "post route" you're even talking about.

Ball was underthrown @ 1:16, had to slow down, and completely look it in, which gave the defender time to catch up, and tackle.

He was the blocker @ 1:50...

He was the corner @ 2:22...



It seems like you're over-relying on recruiting services for rankings, and really reaching to justify their reasoning (your Treadwell and California comments gave that away). Look, the services simply missed this guy on the first go-round. It happens. Don't fret, this Carrington is going to be a 4-star on 247's next update according to Barton (just like Treadwell).

Leaders And Best

May 22nd, 2012 at 11:18 PM ^

Because I was guessing it was probably referring to Hurst.

If it's not Hurst, Treadwell makes the most sense assuming what Dawson is hearing is true.  I sometimes take these reports with a grain of salt because recruits are sometimes overly optimistic about other players (for example, Josh Garnett last year and Ty Isaac).


May 22nd, 2012 at 11:08 PM ^

Give this kid an offer, all he does is make plays, break tackles, doesn't back down, high points balls, makes Avant like one handed grabs, and oh yeah, he has got NFL genetics....yes please.

He isn't a speedster and will need to work on it to stretch the field and pose a vertical threat. Looks like a 4.6 guy, but tough.

Jack Daniels

May 22nd, 2012 at 11:23 PM ^

Good to see other 247 posters on here. But yeah, his film is very impressive, and he has great size for a WR. It may be a very good thing that he plays QB right now; it could help him understand timing and routes from a different perspective