|High School:||Apopka HS|
Named to Capital One Academic All-America First Team and Capital One Academic All-District team ... Academic All-Big 12 First Team honoree ... started at center in all 13 games
Played in three of 13 games ... saw playing time against Texas Tech (10/26), Notre Dame (9/28) and ULM (8/31)
Played in nine games and made first career start at center for an injured Gabe Ikard vs. Baylor (11/10).
Selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... Four-star recruit by ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247sports.com ... No. 2 player in Orlando Sentinel Super 60 for Central Florida ... No. 5 player in Orlando Sentinel's Florida Top 100 ... Two-time first team All-State ... Two-time Orlando Sentinel Class 8A All-Central Florida ... No. 43 in Super Southeast 120 ... Class Valedictorian for Apopka HS ... carried a 5.1 weighted GPA at Apopka High School ... scored a 33 on his ACT and recorded a 2060 SAT.
No. 148 overall player in the country (ESPN)
No. 163 overall player in the country (Rivals)
No. 264 overall player in the country (Scout)
No. 2 center (247sports, ESPN, Rivals, Scout)
No. 27 player in Florida (ESPN)
No. 29 player in Florida (Rivals)
No. 48 player in Florida (247sports)
No. 67 player in Southeast Region (ESPN)
Son of Rick and Shelly Darlington ... also wrestled in high school ... graduated in arts and sciences planned program ... now pursuing a masters degree ... father is head coach at Apoka HS in Apoka, Fla. ... mother was an OU cheerleader as an undergraduate ... brother, Zack, is a quarterback at Nebraska.