Hernando DL/LB Darren Hambrick has orally committed to Nebraska-Kearney, Leopards assistant Tom Bronson confirmed Tuesday in a text message.
Hambrick was one of the top pass rushers on the North Suncoast over his career. The 6-foot-2, 235-pound senior racked up five sacks this fall and 5.5 as a junior. He also caught two TDs during his senior season at tight end. He helped Hernando to one of its best stretches in school history – three consecutive trips to the playoffs.
Hambrick told the Times in September that he was orally committed to Missouri, but he said recently that was no longer the case. The two-star prospect visited Nebraska-Kearney recently and also had offers from Kent State, UMass and Western Kentucky, among others.
Hambrick is the third Leopard senior to announce a college choice. ATH Tyrail Hawkins plans to sign with Georgia Southern next week, and DE/LB Robert Hill Bronson has orally committed to Tennessee Tech.
His father of the same name led Pasco to the 1992 state championship before playing for collegiately at UF and in the NFL. His cousin, Pasco star Janarion Grant, committed to Rutgers earlier today.
Oral commitments are non-binding until recruits sign national letters of intent. National signing day is next Wednesday.