- Damon Sayles, RecruitingNation
The battle for quarterback Jordan Darling (Shawnee Mission, Kan./Shawnee Mission East) is now between rival schools.
Darling has picked up his second offer, from Kansas State, and now has offers from Kansas and Kansas State. While he’s still early in his recruiting process, Darling – who moved to Kansas from Waco, Texas, at the start of the spring semester – now has two opportunities to play in the Big 12.
“It feels great. I’m just honored and grateful to be given an opportunity to play at K-State,” said Darling, a 6-foot-5, 227-pound pocket-passer.
Darling went to Manhattan, Kan., for an unofficial visit and had a chance to speak in depth with both head coach Bill Snyder and offensive coordinator Del Miller. He was offered by Snyder in Snyder’s office.
“We sat and talked for almost 30 minutes, and he just showed he is a man of high character,” Darling said of Snyder. “He truly is a living legend of college football.”
K-State fans will see Darling’s size and compare him physically to Collin Klein. As a junior at Waco Midway, Darling threw for 1,820 yards and 16 touchdowns – decent numbers for a team that used three quarterbacks during the season. He led Midway to a 13-3 record and a trip to the Texas Class 4A Division I finals, where Midway lost to eventual five-time defending champion Lake Travis (Austin, Texas).
Darling will continue to weigh his options – in addition to his potential options. Darling is getting high interest from Missouri, Iowa and Indiana.
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