March 6, 2012

Commissiong talks recruiting and spring plans

Forestville (Md.) Bishop McNamara defensive tackle Darius Commissiong took a break from visits last weekend, but will make the trek to Ann Arbor to see the Maize and Blue this weekend.

"It's kind of hard to pick out a leader right now," Commissiong said. "I'm kind of wide open right now. I'm interested in every school that has offered me. Iowa has been in contact the most. A school that I feel like is close to offering is West Virginia and Michigan. I'm hearing a lot from a lot of programs, so it's still kind of hard to put out a leader right now."

Commissiong plans to visit West Virginia March 18, Boston College March 24, and North Carolina March 31.

"Location is not really an issue for me," Commissiong said. "I'll go wherever I feel that I have the best chance of being successful. If I do go far away I'll have to have a good relationship with the coaches."

He has not met Larry Fedora or any of his assistant coaches.

"I've been down there [Chapel Hill] twice visiting family," Commissiong said. "I'm looking forward to going down there."

He attended Wake Forest's Junior Day Saturday, Feb. 25.

"It [Wake Forest] was real nice," Commissiong said. "The coaches were showing me a lot of love. I like the campus a lot. I like the real family feel that the coaches had with their players, and I just had a real good time down there. I would definitely like to go down there again."

He is about a six-hour drive away from Winston-Salem, which may make it difficult for him to visit the Demon Deacons in the near future.

During his visit to Wake Forest for its Junior Day he spent the most time with Jonathan Himebauch.

"He was a real cool guy," Commissiong said. "He was very honest with me."

The 6-foot-4, 285-pounder said he would like to play to defensive line in college, because he has been playing it the longest. However, Commissiong is not opposed to playing on the offensive line.

"Some schools don't know whether or not I'm going to play [offensive] guard or [defensive] tackle," Commissiong said. "Some schools are interested in me as a defensive end, because they run a 3-4 scheme and I'm tall enough that I can play either position. They [Wake Forest] just offered me as an athlete, still kind of wide open on what I could play."

Ohio State has not offered, but has shown interest in Commissiong. Zach Smith is recruiting him for the Buckeyes.

"Coach Smith and I have been talking a lot," Commissiong said. "I talked to him when I was down in San Antonio [for the U.S. Army National Combine]."

Commissiong wants to visit Columbus.

He plans to participate in the Nike Football Training Camp in Baltimore.

The Maryland product recorded 13 sacks and averaged 12 tackles a game last season.


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