June 25, 2012

Wake courts Texas linebacker

Whether he is pushing carts at Target in the blazing summer heat of the Texas sun or chasing running ball-carriers on the gridiron, Darrell Songy goes hard.

"They [college coaches] say I have a lot of energy," Songy said. "As soon as I stepped on the field at the North Texas camp they immediately called me the juice. I don't know where they got it from. They say I bring a lot of energy to the field and was a very loud character on the football field. I guess you can hear me across the field."

The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Pflugerville (Texas) John B. Connally linebacker wants to be the best and is not afraid to face the top talent. In fact he wants to. Songy said he wants to attend a school that plays elite competition.

He claims a scholarship from University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and is receiving strong interest from Houston, North Texas and Wake Forest.

Songy, who is moving from outside linebacker to middle linebacker this season, said Wake wants him to come up for an official visit.

Derrick Jackson is recruiting Songy for the Demon Deacons.

"I keep in contact with him on Facebook," Songy said. "My mom calls him every now and then just to get little updates, but it's kind of weekly. Coach Jackson is a real cool character. He pretty much wants the best for me, and he's really interested in me coming down there. He said the other [Wake] coaches need to see me."

It does not matter Songy which position he plays at the college level. He just likes to tackle people.

"I feel like I have a lot of aggression," Songy said. "I definitely fight to get where I got to go, or run through anybody. My coaches drilled in my head to run to the football no matter where it's at on the field. That's a good quality, because you never know what's going to happen. My coaches tell me I'm a leader."

Most of the schools that are recruiting Songy are pursuing him for outside linebacker.

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