One of four future Oregon Ducks to play in the Semper-Fi All-American Bowl (Johnny Mundt and the Robinson Twins), Darren Carrington shined on the big stage. The San Diego native, and son of a former NFL-er who goes by the same name, racked up ten catches for 109 yards, giving Duck fans a preview of the precise route-running, hands and playmaking ability that recruiting analysts have been talking about. Carrington was the go-to receiver for the West squad and was targeted nearly every play that he was on the field.
Despite shaky quarterback play, the leading receiver in the game in both catches and yards proved too much to handle for the East squad’s defensive backs. Darren’s ability to go up, get the rock, and create separation against some of the nation’s best only furthers the hype of the future Duck receiver. With Josh Huff Draft eligible and DAT destined to receive more carries, the six-foot three-inch target may end up being one of the most important pieces in this recruiting class.