Last Friday Ty Darlington was ready to decide where he wanted to play his college ball. So he called…
Mike's Take: Oklahoma OL commit
What to Like: You will have a hard time finding a better center prospect anywhere in the state. At 6-foot-4 and 270 pounds, Darlington is well built and very powerful inside. He's an explosive blocker and has quick enough feet to be good in pass pro, get to the second level, and things like that. He's the son of one of the best coaches at the prep level in Florida and is very sharp and understands the game very well. He has all the tools you look for in a quality center prospect and is already being recruited nationally. What may concern you: There aren't many holes in Ty's game. Athletically, he's not going to grade very well as a tackle prospect for the major college level. He'll most likely have to play either center or guard in college. He's more of a player who understands the game very well and knows how to play the position, moreso than a kid who can just come across the ball and maul his opponent. Added size and strength could change that down the road, however. Bottom Line: Good pure centers are hard to find at the prep level and Darlington is one of them. He's one of the top center prospects to come out of this state in several years and is near the top of a very deep O-Line class in-state this year. He was recruited like a solid four-star prospect and the Sooners are getting one of the state's best overall prospects.
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