(Notre Dame Football News) – After landing impressive bookends on the defensive line last year, Notre Dame has already obtained the commitments of two elite bookend cornerbacks for 2012 with the commitment of top 100 player Ronald Darby. Darby recorded the fastest 40 time in the country at the Under Armour combine (4.31) and the highest vertical jump (36 inches.) Darby was offered by Florida, Alabama, Auburn and USC among 30 other schools and is the second ranked corner prospect by Scout (Shephard is #3).
In track, Darby currently owns the 3rd fastest time in the nation in the 55 meter dash (6.28), 4th fastest in the 60 meters (6.77) and is 1st in the nation in the 200 meters (21.24).
Ronald Darby | DB
ESPN Grade ___ | Scout: **** | Rivals:
Hometown: Oxon Hill, MD | Potomac High School
Height 5’10″ | Weight 175 lbs.
“Ronald Darby is the deluxe package,” Potomac coach Ronnie Crump said. “He has electrifying speed and the uncanny ability to make the big play on offense, defense and on special teams. He’s a great teammate and a great young man. Right now, he relies on his speed. He needs to learn how to read eyes and body language and that will come to him if he wants to survive in college.”