February 25, 2011

Florida RB waiting for more offers

Although Purdue was his first offer, Florida running back Danny Dillard admits he doesn't know a lot about the Boilermakers.

But he's interested in learning more.

"I don't know much, but I know a little about them," the Venice, Fla., native said. "I know the conference and the kind of offense they run."

Dillard, though, is going to take his time in gathering information. Purdue and Western Kentucky are the only offers he's gotten so far, but he says interest has come his way from Florida, Ohio State Florida State and Clemson, among others.

The Boilermakers sent their offer after assistant coach Shawn Clark visited Venice High School in January.

Dillard says he'll attend several camps this spring and summer, most of which will probably be somewhere in the Sunshine State. But, he says, staying close to home isn't necessary a prerequisite to playing in college.

"I don't have a problem playing up North," he said. "But if my parents and family want me to stay down South it's something to consider, but it doesn't matter. Football is football."

Dillard's more interested in the feel he gets at a school.

"I have to like the coaches there and feel comfortable," he said. "I have to like the environment there. I just have to like my surroundings while I'm there."

As a junior last season, the 6-foot-2, 205-pounder rushed for about 1,500 yards with 25 touchdowns.

"I'm tall and big and can run a 4.4 40, so I'm big and have speed," he said when asked to name his strengths. "I think I have good vision, too."




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