Penns Manor QB/CB Danny Ferens attracts D-1 interestWritten by: Josh Funk on Saturday, April 9th, 2011
A quarterback who is a junior-to-be from a Class A school in Indiana County is starting to pick up some notable Division-1 interest.
Danny Ferens, a dual-threat field general for District 6 representative Penns Manor, has received interest, but no offers, from Oregon, Texas Christian and Texas, according to an e-mail received from assistant coach Brad Packer. Packer said in the e-mail that Oregon and Texas have both asked extensive questions about the 6’1, 187-pound Ferens. Additionally, all three schools have requested game films.
Ferens helped lead the Comets to a 9-0 regular season and berth in the District 6 Class A quarterfinals last season, running for 674 yards and 14 touchdowns on 77 carries and connecting on 33-of-70 passes for 520 yards and five touchdowns. He also added 48 tackles (28 solo), two sacks, two interceptions, four deflected passes and a forced fumble from his spot in the Comets’ defensive backfield.
Ferens and the Comets made their way to the District 6 Class A semifinals in 2009, when #12 was just a freshman. That season, Ferens ran for 973 yards and 14 touchdowns on 110 carries and completed 29-of-62 passes for 490 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, he contributed 39 tackles, two interceptions and five deflected passes.
In the last two years, Ferens owns a varsity starting record of 19-3 (.863) and has run for 1,657 yards and throw for another 1,010, accounting for 39 total touchdowns (28 rushing, 11 passing). He has run for 100+ yards in five of 22 games and thrown for 100+ yards once.
Penns Manor finished 9-1 overall in 2010, falling to eventual District 6 Class A champion Bishop Carroll, 21-7, in the quarterfinal round.
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