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FOOTBALL: Darrell McEntire Pledges To Wayne State

By: Branden Hunter, December 11, 2013, 11:33 am

DETROIT – Wayne State University grabbed a commitment Monday  from Detroit Loyola 2014 athlete Darrell McEntire. The 6-1, 180-pound McEntire played both ways for the Bulldogs, but will be a safety for the Warriors.

 "Wayne state is like a family to me and it’s a brotherhood," he said. "They have a great coaching staff, and coach Winter is one of the best coaches in the GLIAC ."

McEntire was offered by Wayne a State on Saturday, and happens to be his only offer. He also attributed academics to his college decision.

"Overall it was the best option for me," he said . "Wayne State has one the
best pre-med programs, and my main focus is getting that degree too."

Loyola played its first game of the season on Wayne State’s field in August, and McEntire won’t be playing far away from home at all. He also visited the campus on several occasions and that sealed the deal for him.

"The visits to Wayne State were great," he said. "They had great food, the coaches and I made a great connection with, and overall things were good."

"I can also say good things about the academics, classes and professors."

McEntire will be able to play multiple positions if needed at Wayne State, and will bring a winning mentality from Loyola. The Bulldogs lost the last two Division 7 state titles, but McEntire knows it is time to move on and focus on being successful in college.

"That day I was really hurt," McEntire said. "But you don’t lose or win, you learn from it. Now that I’m on to the next level I have to work harder now and humble myself."

"It’s all about how bad you want it, and that’s something I’ve been doing since I attended Loyola."

McEntire says he is sure he wants to attend Wayne State, but says that several other schools are still recruiting him. Iowa, Grand Valley State Univsersity, Ferris State, and Northwood are on his long list of schools, and he says he expects more offers to come.

"My commitment to Wayne State is very solid, but I do expect some more offers," he said. "Some MAC schools may offer, but if that doesn’t fall into place I will be a WARRIOR!"