Ronald Darby, a 5'11" 176-pound defensive back from Maryland, is all set to announce his college destination on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU. Darby, a former Notre Dame commitment, is expected to choose between the Irish, Florida State, Clemson and Auburn.
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SB Nation's national recruiting analyst, Bud Elliott, says that Florida State's track program could prove a trump card in the quest for the speedster's services:
Darby is perhaps the second fastest recruit in this recruiting cycle. The fastest, of course, is Florida State's Marvin Bracy; an Olympic hopeful. Bracy heavily recrutied Darby during the Under Armour All-America Game, and persuaded him to visit Florida State. Florida State's track program is thought to be a major attraction to Darby. None of his other three finalists have an elite track program.
Darby is a 4-star recruit as rated by Rivals.com, and the No. 68 prospect in the class of 2012.
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