August 19, 2009

Sanford's best back on the field

Fall football came starts this week for Sanford (Fla.) High School, which means hi-speed cousins Toby Durham and Tyrone Bouie will be back on the field. The pair each name nine scholarship offers including one from Colorado State.

Last season Durham rushed 58 times for 428 yards and four touchdowns. He also caught nine passes for 187 yards and returned kickoffs for another 193 yards and a touchdown. Durham brings a 6-foot-1, 170-pound frame as well as a 4.46 time in the 40-yard dash. Bouie stands 6-feet and 165 pounds, while offering a 4.5 time in the 40-yard dash. He had 55 tackles from his cornerback position last season, as well as three interceptions.

Bouie has 10 scholarship offers with Minnesota, Purdue and Colorado State being the marquee offers. He is also hearing from Iowa, Southern Miss and Toledo among others. Durham has a nearly identical list. Currently, the pair have a Sept. 12 visit planned to Minnesota and are likely to visit West Virginia and Rutgers. Bouie said Colorado State is also likely to receive a visit from the duo.

"It was looking good," Durham said of his recruiting. "I have been hearing from the same schools like Minnesota, West Virginia writes me a couple letters, Louisville, Indiana. I hear a lot from the rest of them like Purdue and all them."

Durham said he is still hearing from Colorado State and they are still in the running for his services. Bouie mentioned he likes what he has seen about the Rams online.

"I like them. I have been doing research on them and seeing the depth chart," Bouie said. "It seems like a pretty good school. I try to look at the competition a little bit. I have my eyes pretty open. I am still trying to look at all the schools.

I still really don't have a favorite because I don't know how things are there," he added. "Hopefully I can get up on a visit."

Durham said he was able to put on a few pounds in the off-season and is looking forward to the start of camp. Bouie was even more vocal about his interest in this week's camp opening.

"That is all I have been thinking about," Bouie said. "Just ready to get back on the field and put on pads."

Bouie said he and Durham have been lifting weights four days-a-week and running five. For Bouie, his emphasis was on getting his lower body stronger.

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