Editor’s note: Montana State welcomed nine high school prospects to campus the final recruiting weekend of the winter the last weekend of January 2018. Eight of those recruits ended up signing National Letters of Intent with MSU the first week of February.
In the coming weeks, Skyline Sports will print a series of stories about each of those commitments to Montana State. This is the fifth installment of that series featuring Los Angeles 2-star wide receiver Koby Duru.
Koby Duru earned a two-star recruiting rating during his time as a high school standout in Los Angeles. But you’d never know it by looking at his Twitter account.
Duru fielded offers from around the FCS, including landing scholarship opportunities in state at Cal Poly and Sacramento State plus throughout the Big Sky with Montana State, Southern Utah and Portland State vying for the 6-foot-3, 185-pound outside receiver’s skills. But you’d never be able to tell that level of interest by scrolling through his personal Internet profiles.
The Diamond Bar, California native spent his last two years of high school at LA County’s largest private school, Bishop Amat Memorial, a co-ed Catholic school of 1,520 students in the San Gabriel Valley 20 miles East of the city. Montana State first reached out to the prospect in October, first offered him in November and Duru first committed to former Bobcats’ running backs coach Michael Pitre on December 3. But Duru wasn’t about to announce his decision to the world on social media.
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