March 12, 2009
Durham has offer from Colorado State
Florida is well-known for producing speedy running backs and Seminole High School's Toby Durham is doing nothing to diminish that reputation. The 6-foot-1, 170-pound Durham is the owner of a 4.46 time in the 40-yard dash and has two scholarship offers to his credit.
Last season, Durham rushed for 428 yards on just 58 carries (7.3 yards per carry). He also accounted for another 187 yards receiving on nine catches. Kickoff returns were also a big part of Durham's game as he averaged 32 yards per kickoff return with one kickoff return for a score for the Seminole squad which won the state, Class 6-A title.
"He wasn't getting the recognition of the Big three in Sanford (Ray Armstrong, Dyron Dye and Andre Debose) but his speed, vision and ability to just make plays make him a very outstanding athlete. He can play," said Seminoe Assistant Coach Henry Anderson.
Durham, who has a 3.4 grade-point average, holds scholarship offers from Central Florida and Colorado State, while hearing from Michigan and South Florida.
"I am looking for a school where I can find a coaching staff with no favoritism and I like the players," Durham said. "I really think I run the ball well. Running back is probably my best position."
Durham said he is hearing the most from Central Florida.
"I like UCF," Durham said. "I plan on a visit there to see one their games. I like their program, I like their coaches. That is really the only school I have been to so far."
Coach Anderson said he received a phone call from Colorado State offensive line coach Pat Meyer last week to offer Durham a scholarship. Durham said the offer was welcome news, but he admitted he doesn't know a lot about Fort Collins or Colorado State as yet.
"I was excited about the situation," Durham said about the CSU offer. "I like the school. I have seen them on TV, but I want to take a visit to see how I fit in over there."
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