August 31, 2007

Dareus ready for season

Huffman defensive lineman Marcel Dareus hasn't received as much fanfare as many of his in-state peers from the 2008 class but the Birmingham native is one of the top players in the state this year. Currently Dareus, 6-foot-4, 277-pounds, claims verbal offers from three SEC programs with interest from other schools.

"So far I've got offers from Alabama, Auburn and Arkansas. None of them are written but all the coaches offered me. I've also heard a lot from Clemson, Louisville and some others," Dareus said. "I don't have a list of favorites really because I don't know what all is out there for me. Obviously I like the three schools who offered not only because they offered but also because they are great schools with strong defenses.

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