Thursday, January 7, 2010

Vance High's Durante has two FBS offers

All-Observer regional selection Dechane Durante of Vance High has been offered scholarships by Northern Illinois and Bowling Green, according to his father, Darren Durante.

“Both of those schools said they would start him as a freshman at safety,” Darren said moments ago.

He added that Marshall and Buffalo are also interested. Dechane already had offers from Western Carolina, Catawba, Gardner-Webb, Coastal Carolina, N.C. A&T and Lenoir-Rhyne, among others.

Asked if he was recruited by the bigger area schools, dad Darren said, “Duke was interested but backed off because his GPA wasn’t quite good enough. N.C. State said they liked his tackling and physical play but didn’t think he was fast enough.”

Durante is 6-foot-3 and 195 pounds. He was a safety/wide receiver/kick returner at Vance, but will play safety at the next level.

As a senior, he had 53 tackles, four interceptions (two returned for TDs) and broke up 17 passes.

Durante will visit Bowling Green Jan. 16 and Northern Illinois Jan. 22.

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Anonymous said...

based on the wolfpacks secondary this past season speed isnt the problem. when your no where near the WR's or the ball it doesnt matter how fast you are. burnt is burnt!

Anonymous said...

State's crazy. This kid will excel at safety-if not he'd make one heck of an OLB.