No doubt exists about Darren Carrington’s ability to play football. He was one of the most dynamic receivers at one of the top football programs in the country. That’s why his dismissal from the football team at Oregon was one of the most difficult decisions new coach Willie Taggart has had to make in his brief tenure in Eugene.
Carrington figured to be the go to receiver on the Oregon Ducks this season. Now he’s at home, hoping that he’ll get the opportunity to play as a graduate transfer at another university.
Carrington was booted from the team for a DUI charge, the latest mishap in a string of off the field incidents that have distracted from his stellar playing career.
The Oregonian is reporting that Carrington wants to play elsewhere this season. He has already graduated from Oregon and would be eligible to play right away for a school willing to bring him into the fold.
With the season right around the corner, the chances are slim. It’s possible that a smaller school will be willing to have Carrington join their squad, but it’s a stretch to think that a Power Five school will be extending an invitation to him anytime soon.
If he is unable to find a taker for his services, Carrington will have to keep himself in good enough shape to earn an invitation the NFL Combine, and make himself eligible for the NFL Draft next season.
In three seasons with the Ducks, Carrington recorded 112 receptions for 1,919 yards and 15 touchdowns.
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