|Jordan Darling. Photo courtesy|
My sources had indicated as early as December that Darling would be transferring to SM East, but it wasn't until this past week that things were finalized.
Darling is your prototypical gunslinger. He stands 6-foot-4 and weighs in at 225 pounds with a cannon attached to his right shoulder.
This week he received his first FBS offer from Charlie Weis and Kansas, but it's expected that many more are to follow.
He's received heavy interest from Oklahoma and Ohio State throughout his prep career.
Darling first entered the high school scene as a sophomore at Lakota West High School in West Chester, Ohio. Lakota West went 3-7 that season, but Darling wasn't to blame. He emerged as one of the top high school football prospects in Ohio for the Class of 2013, and big expectations set in.
However, Darling didn't return to Lakota West in 2011. Instead, he transferred to Midway High School in Waco, Texas to be closer to his mom, a major in the U.S. Army, before she was deployed to Afghanistan.
Darling split time at the quarterback spot for Waco Midway (who plays in Texas Class 4A) helping to lead the Panthers to a 13-3 record and an appearance in the 4A state championship game where they lost to Lake Travis. During the regular season Darling passed for just over 1,500 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Darling will battle it out for the Lancer's starting quarterback spot with the incumbent Nick Pirotte, who passed for 850 yards and five touchdowns in six games filling in for Dakota Collins in 2011.
One thing is for sure--SM East's stock is rising for 2012.