Wearing jersey No. 1 for his college debut, Darian will have an opportunity to emerge as a team leader in his freshman season...was impressive during spring drills and is listed second on the depth chart at quarterback behind returning starter Tre Lamb...exceptional quickness and a strong, accurate throwing arm...has done an excellent job learning the Golden Eagle system...was a sensational player during his high school career and has the potential to continue to shine...highly committed to success both on the field and in the classroom...earned a spot on the spring semester Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
AT TECH (In 2010): Darian patiently sat out his first season on the roster as a redshirt, working with the scout team and learning the system.
HIGH SCHOOL: A game-breaking quarterback and a two-time All-State selection under coach Andy Shattuck at Clinton (Tenn.) High School...amassed more than 7,500 yards of total offense in his three seasons at the controls of the Dragons....took Clinton to a 10-0 regular season record as a senior, passing for 2,093 yards and 23 touchdowns with only two interceptions...also rushed for 725 yards and 10 scores on his way to first-team All-State laurels...Mr. Football finalist...finished his career with 5,734 yards and 59 touchdowns passing, along with 1,864 yards and 22 touchdowns on the ground.
PERSONAL: The son of Roy Stone...birthdate is October 29, 1991...full name is Darian Deron Stone...majoring in criminal justice.