GREENWOOD, SC – The postseason accolades keep coming for Greenwood High School star linebacker Davon Durant.
After recently being named to the South Carolina Shrine Bowl team, Durant was selected to play in the Blue-Gray All-Star Classic All-American Game in Tampa, Florida, on January 12th at Raymond James Stadium.
“I got a letter in the mail last week,” Durant said. “It’s exciting. There are really no words to describe how excited I am about it.”
Durant has been the unquestioned leader for an Eagles defense that has allowed just over 10 points per game. The senior linebacker’s playing time has been limited this season, due to various injuries. In the Eagles 10-0 start, Durant has tallied 59 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss, and four sacks. He has also caused three fumbles, has one fumble recovery and one interception, which he returned 59 yards for a touchdown against T.L. Hanna.
“Injuries have been a little bit of a problem for me this year,” Durant said. “Our coaches have done a good job of managing them and managing my playing time. They have gotten me out of the game when we have been up a lot and that’s given me a chance to rest and try and get healthy.”
Much like when he was chosen for the Shrine Bowl, Durant explained that he was somewhat surprised when he was chosen for the Blue-Gray game.
“I was sort of surprised, but at the same time I wasn’t,” Durant said. “This is just a case of God blessing me with a great opportunity. Good things are supposed to happen when you work hard, and that’s what I have done.”
As the Eagles prepare to face Laurens on Friday night with the Region I, 4A Championship on the line, they are hoping to make a run to their third consecutive Division II, 4A State Championship game and the fourth in seven years.
“We just need to keep playing Greenwood football,” Durant said. “Our offense has been playing well and if the defense does what we have been doing, keep stopping people from scoring, then we should be fine.”