Trying to Find a Fit
Darryl Kerstetter
Recruiting Analyst
Posted Jul 3, 2007


Darryl Kerstetter just returned from four camps at some of the schools he has had the heaviest contact with and it has ended up being a bit of good news, bad news for the Millersburg, Pa., native over the past few weeks. We caught up with Kerstetter tonight and grabbed the latest scoop from the quarterback.

Millersburg Area High School signal caller Darryl Kerstetter just returned from a camp trip that took him to Boston College, Buffalo, Connecticut and Syracuse, however as recent events have shown, his performances at some of those camps may not have much bearing on whether the 6-foot-3, 215-pounder receives a scholarship offer.

“I camped at Buffalo, Syracuse, Connecticut and Boston College all in the same week and took visits to New Hampshire and Albany while I was up there,” Kerstetter said. “Three of the camps went really well, but with some recent recruiting activity at quarterback for these schools I don’t know where I will stand.”

“We did a lot of footwork drills at Connecticut,” Kerstetter stated. “I am talking a lot of footwork drills, which is good because Coach (Rob) Ambrose is a great coach and helps you become a better player. I was able to speak with him for a little bit as we were already familiar with each other from my visit in March and I also spoke with some of the other members of the staff. The visit was great there, but then I found out today that Zach Frazer transferred to Connecticut, so I don’t know what that means for me. Zach really tore it up when he was at Mechanicsburg and is a great quarterback.”

“I only spent half the day at Syracuse and the coach working with the quarterbacks said he really liked my highlight film a lot,” Kerstetter mentioned. “We did a lot of one-one-one work and then played seven-on-seven which was great because I hooked up with Greg Castillo on a 60-yard touchdown pass on the first play of the game. That kid is fast as heck and while I love throwing to him, I don’t enjoy throwing against him. The staff there said they like my arm strength and accuracy and I know they already have a quarterback commitment, but competition is fine with me, so we’ll see where it goes from here.”

“I liked the staff a lot at Buffalo and they were all extremely hands on with the players, getting down in the trenches and really working,” Kerstetter explained. “I spoke with Head Coach Turner Gill and he told me that I am currently either number two or three on their board at quarterback, so they will be keeping a very close eye on me as a senior to see how I do. Coach Gill is a great guy and I know it sounds funny, but he reminded me a lot of Denzel Washington. I mean, he looks and talks like him when he played the coach in Remember the Titans. I just really enjoyed it a lot up at Buffalo and could see myself fitting in well there.”

Boston College was the last camp that Kerstetter attended and as it was his fourth in as many days he was very worn down for it. His performance was admittedly sub par because of that and with possibly two quarterbacks already in the fold for Boston College Kerstetter realizes that the door may be closed there. New Hampshire and Albany are two other programs that have come on strong lately for the Millersburg gunslinger.

As a junior, Kerstetter threw for 1600 yards and 19 touchdowns to only one interception. He also added another 1200 yards and 17 touchdowns on the ground on his way to first team All-Conference and League MVP honors. He was also named second team All-State as an offensive specialist.


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