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RUNNING BACK SPOTLIGHT – Daiqwon Buckley – Dunmore

Written by: on Tuesday, August 13th, 2013. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

Daiqwon Buckley, Dunmored.buckley

Height: 5-11

Weight: 215

40 Yard Dash: 4.5

Class of: 2014

Position(s): RB/KR

Jersey: # 1

Years with Varsity: 3-years

Other Sports:

Starting experience: 3-years

2012 Stats: He rushed for 1,800 yards on 213 carries and 23 touchdowns.

2012 Highlights: He rushed for 261 yards on 19 carries and three touchdowns against Mid-Valley.

Honors: 1st team Class AA All-State RB, 1st team All-League, Times-Tribune All-Region RB and Super 16 Dream Team at RB.

 

Coaches Q&A with Jack Henzes: 

What kind of leader is he?

“He has a great work ethic. He is the type of kid that is first at practice and last to leave the field. Everyone follows his lead. He is a quiet kid and this year I see him stepping up and being the leader in the locker room.”

 

What has he learned at camps this summer?

“He has gone to different camps this year and he found out as good as he is, there may be a player just as good as him or better out there. So he has worked hard on certain skills to get better this summer.”

 

What type of running back is he?

“He is a powerful running back, people just bounce off him. He has size, speed and he has great vision. He has a explosive first step and can make a cut on a dime. He can run you over and has breakaway speed. When we need him he is a great blocker.”

“We like to put him in different sets and have him come out of the backfield so we can throw him the ball. He has very good hands.”

 

Schools of Interest: Connecticut, Michigan, Penn State, Pittsburgh and Rutgers

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2 Responses to “RUNNING BACK SPOTLIGHT – Daiqwon Buckley – Dunmore”

  1. rob_d2 says:

    This kid is built like a college running back. REally surprised he doesn’t have more D1 looks. Maybe his speed isn’t that great.

  2. rollie ciffo says:

    Being limited to 15 scholarships by the NCAA, Penn State isn’t likely to add another RB to their 2014 recruiting class…they already have 2 RB verbals: Mark Allen from Dematha in MD & Nick Scott from Fairfax VA. According to Rivals none of the schools above have offered. That’s not to say they won’t but PSU needs LBs more. PSU is targeting 2015 RBs Andre Robinson (HBG Bishop McDevitt) and Josh Adams (Central Bucks South).



David