Darius McFarland had a good sophomore year for Box Elder, but plans to have a much bigger impact this year. At 6-2 250 pounds, McFarland has an ideal frame to play defensive line, but due to his athleticism he plays all over the field. He plays tight end, outside linebacker, and defensive end.
"I'd say versatility is a strong suit of mine," McFarland explained. "At the BYU camp I was primarily playing defensive line and Coach Kaufusi was really fired up about some of the things I did out there. Then I came over to the Utah Elite camp and played tight end and the coaches were telling me how I looked really good. I am comfortable playing all over the field. I actually think that I will be playing a lot of linebacker this year."
McFarland isn't only versatile on the football field. He is a standout basketball player and a baseball player with a lot of talent. Realistically, the Box Elder big man could play any one of these sports at the college level. Based off of film and evaluating him at camps, I believe football is his best bet to go D1 though.
"Sports keep me busy that's for sure," McFarland said. "This summer is going from camp to camp and then AAU hoops as well. My team is nationally ranked and it has been a blast to travel and play hoops. I think football is my favorite sport, but I really enjoy all of them."
McFarland is hearing from BYU, Southern Utah, Utah, Utah State, and Weber State early on. If he keeps progressing there is a good chance McFarland has interest and offers from in-state as well as outside of Utah. Additionally, with Riley Burt, Cody Udy, and McFarland, there's a good chance Box Elder makes some noise this fall.