JUCO LB Derricott grew up a Miami fan

JUCO LB Derricott grew up a Miami fan

Peter Ariz
Garden City C.C. (Kan.) LB D’Vonta Derricott (6-1, 235) is currently a Kansas State commitment, but the Miami Hurricanes have recently come into the picture and made things interesting.

“One of their assistants had hit me up on Facebook and were talking about me and my teammate Errol Clarke and then Coach Barrow called my coach and told him I had an offer,” said Derricott.

What did the offer mean to Derricott?

“It was fun because Miami is my favorite school. They have great players and linebackers come out of there. I grew up a Miami fan.”

The offer is intriguing to Derricott because of his background as a Canes fan.

“At first, it was just the college, but as I started to get older and learned about football, they were my favorite team. They won all the time and I watch the 30 for 30 all the time because of the style they play with.”

Derricott is planning to visit Miami “sometime in January”.

“I just want to be in the stadium and see how the environment is because I’ve never been out there before.”

The linebacker originally from Richmond, Virginia says that a good Miami visit could change his recruitment around in a major way.

“If I took the trip to Miami and like it, I would probably decommit (from Kansas State).”

Derricott feels like his versatility and athletic ability separates him as a prospect.

“I can cover, I can come down and hit. I feel like there’s nothing I can’t do. I’m about 6-feet, 6-1, but my speed is in the low 4.4s so I can shoot the gaps and sideline-to-sideline.”

Although a lot of people see the Junior College route as a bad situation, Derricott does not see it that way.

“I didn’t have the grades to go straight to D-1 so JUCO is really the last option if you want to play football. I think JUCO is a good experience because you can get bigger schools looking at you.”
 

Comments (49)

Is the visit definitely gonna happen or is that up in the air?
 
Oh, ****.

WANT.

And, ya know, need.
 
6-1 235 but runs a low 4.4

.......

**** it I'll take him in a heartbeat.
 
Errol Clarke....hope the staff is going after him hard.
 
You tell me we can bring in a kid at the linebacker position that can run sideline to sideline without looking like he tied his feet together and took a horse tranquilizer before the play, sign me the **** up.
 
I refuse to ever get my hopes up about a JUCO ever again.
 
sign this mofo up we need linebackers who can run 4.4's at 235
 
I refuse to ever get my hopes up about a JUCO ever again.
I don't think he's coming either, honestly. He sounds interested, though. Just don't know if Miami is too late to the party.
 
Oh he shoots gaps.....no no no....that's not what we want here. Next
 
I refuse to ever get my hopes up about a JUCO ever again.
I don't think he's coming either, honestly. He sounds interested, though. Just don't know if Miami is too late to the party.
How can miami be too late to the party when he says he would flip with a good visit.Now if it's grades that's a different matter.
 
From facebook PM...

"hi, this iz corch from daU. We needz LBs.lol We desperate, meng. Hey, whaz your digits so bam bam barrow can call you?"

"hey, D, this is barrow - we aint never met but I like your hudls clips. youz got an offer lol!"

I don't know whether to laugh or cry at this type of offer.
 
Pete based on your observations, how do you feel about Derricott play? What are some of his strengths and weakness?

I dont know what to really think of this guy and would like to hear your opinion.
 
Grew up a miami fan? Ain't no way we get him then.
 
The offer is intriguing to Derricott because of his background as a Canes fan.

“At first, it was just the college, but as I started to get older and learned about football, they were my favorite team. They won all the time and I watch the 30 for 30 all the time because of the style they play with.”
Not going to fall for it...

 

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