We have made no secret about it. We really don’t care what any other publication has to say on the matter. We are Kentucky’s definitive experts on high school football and cover it way more in depth than any other site.
Darion Dearinger is Kentucky’s best defensive end playing the high school game in the commonwealth. Period. End of dictation.
Now, the very best we have is taking his talents out of state to play football in the Division I, FBS. Darion Dearinger is going to be the newest bull in Marshall’s Thundering Herd.
Dearinger is a 6-4, 275-pound DE for Anderson County High School who benches around 400-pounds, has a 37-inch vertical, runs the 40-yard dash in the high 4.5’s, low 4.6’s and is completely un-blockable. He has spent the entire offseason chiseling his frame more out of granite than it was in 2019, and he was quite the specimen then.
Every team which played Anderson County last season ran away from Dearinger as hard as their legs would carry them. Still, in spite of his being prominently featured in every scouting report, Dearinger led Anderson County in tackles, collected 27-TFL, and had 10 QB-sacks. Come to think of it he led the Bearcats in all three of those statistical categories.
Darion played in middle school on both Team Kentuckys, FBU Elite and Future Stars. We selected Darion to both the KPGFootball freshman and sophomore All-State teams. His junior year, 2019, he made the AP All-State Football 2nd-team in spite of our voting him 1st-Team on our ballot.
As you can see, his dominating the gridiron is something he’s been doing for years. It is nothing new for him.
Marshall is a program which has met with much success in football. The team is coached by Doc Holiday and competes in the Conference USA’s East Division. The Thundering Herd has an all-time 12-4 bowl record and were 8-5 in 2019, finishing 2nd in the East Division with a 6-2 conference mark.
Dearinger was holding over a dozen FBS, Division I offers at the time he committed to Marshall. We were able to speak with Darion and he told us, “It was a relief to get the decision made. Now, I can focus on my senior year and helping the team achieve its goals under our new head coach. I love my teammates. It just felt like it was time for us to channel our energy, without distraction, on the team’s progression. I am thrilled with my decision and excited to be headed to Marshall.”
We’re excited too, Darion, and particularly appreciate you permitting our breaking this story. We look forward to charting your senior year and then cheering on one of our new favorite college teams.
This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
If you enjoyed this article and wish to gain full-access to the site, then subscribe monthly to Kentucky Prep Gridiron by following the prompts
© The information contained on this site is the copyrighted intellectual property of KPGFootball. Any unauthorized dissemination of this material without the author’s express written consent is strictly prohibited!