Oregon Ducks wide receiver Darren Carrington, a freshman from Horizon High School (San Diego, California), enters his first season in the Oregon program.
Before joining the Ducks, Carrington lettered four seasons of varsity football while becoming one of the top offensive prospects in the San Diego area. Carrington, a two-way star, played quarterback and wide receiver on offense as well as safety on the defensive side of the ball. As a freshman he finished with eight catches for 122 yards (15.3 YPC) and two touchdowns, then followed that with 37 for 825 yards (22.3 YPC)and 10 scores. Carrington’s junior season served as a launch point into his legendary prep career. He finished 2011 with 1,543 total yards and 12 touchdowns via the ground and through the air both passing and catching. As a senior he led the team with 51 receptions for 902 yards (17.7 YPC) and 12 touchdowns along with 36 rushes for 202 yards (5.6 YPC) and two additional scores.
Carrington was named a unanimous four-star by Scout, Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports. He held scholarship offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Michigan, Ohio State and Vanderbilt amongst other programs before choosing the Ducks.
Going into the 2013 season, Carrington will redshirt and help participate on the scout team. Through practices and film study, Carrington will help the Ducks game plan for opponents while continuing to blossom into a Division 1 player. With the Ducks boasting an aging receiving corp, Carrington could see significant playing time after next season.