August 19, 2010
A World of Talent
Missouri freshman Darvin Ruise has made a name for himself because of his versatility.
At Baker County High School in Glen St. Mary, Fla., Ruise starred as the Wildcats' option quarterback, making his reads so skillfully that Georgia Tech wanted him as the heir to Joshua Nesbitt. When he wasn't cutting up defenses, he was leading his own as the team's star safety. Almost as soon as he arrived in Columbia -- about 15 pounds heavier than when his senior season ended -- Missouri coaches moved him to linebacker, where he's seen time with the second and third teams, as well as making an impact on special teams.
The only person more versatile than Darvin Ruise, football player, is Darvin Ruise, musician.
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