Thursday, November 8, 2012
ATH Flowers has one offer, wants more
By Damon Sayles
Darion Flowers (Tyler, Texas/John Tyler) is the classic do-it-all athlete. When he’s not making moves on defensive backs as a receiver, he’s shutting down those receiver moves as a cornerback.
At 6-foot and 180 pounds, Flowers is one of John Tyler’s most versatile players. He was a 1,000-yard receiver as a junior, but he’s been equally important for the offense and defense his senior season. Flowers recently picked up his first offer from Houston Baptist, and he is hoping his success on both sides of the ball will transition into multiple offers.
“So far, it’s been really tough,” Flowers said of the recruiting process. “I caught a break with this offer from HBU, but this is not it. I’ve got to keep working hard to where I can get some more interest.”
If Houston Baptist is his only offer, Flowers said he will be excited about playing for a fledgling program. The Huskies will begin football at an FCS team in 2013. Flowers is being recruited by assistant coach Shannon Kelley.
“I’ve been talking to Coach Kelley a lot,” Flowers said. “He told me it’s a good school on the rise. They’ve got their coaching positions filled, and now, they’re trying to find players. It’s a good Christian school that’s guaranteeing me to get a good education.”
Flowers also is receiving looks from North Texas, UTSA, Houston, Louisiana Tech and Stephen F. Austin.