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Fresno State football recruiting: Bulldogs land verbal from Texas three-star Darrian Hammonds

Darien Hammonds had offers from Iowa, Kansas and Army, but instead chose to become Fresno State's fourth commitment in the 2016 class.

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Late Monday night, Darien Hammonds, a three-star athlete out of Juan Sequin High School in Arlington, Texas, announced his plans to attend Fresno State.

Hammonds is the fourth commitment in Fresno State's 2016 recruiting class. According to 247Sports, Hammonds is rated as the 116th best running back in the country and the 197th best player in the state of Texas.

Along with Fresno State, Hammonds (5-foot-10, 227 pounds) also had scholarship offers from Iowa, Kansas and Army, among others.

As a junior last season at Juan Sequin, Hammonds played both running back and linebacker. Hammonds averaged 6.91 yards per carry last season for the Cougars, totaling 1,237 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also caught 25 passes for 454 yards and four touchdowns.

Hammonds is the third Fresno State commitment from Texas in the 2016 class, joining three-star safety Patrick Peek and two-star running back Saevion Johnson. Junior college defensive tackle Patrick Belony is the other member of the Bulldogs recruiting class.

Here are highlights from Hammonds' junior season.