Dream 16: McCormick's Mataeo Durant

McCormick, Junior, Running back, 6-foot, 188 pounds

Two seasons, two 1,000-yard-plus campaigns full of missed tackles and touchdowns.


What’s next for Mataeo Durant?

The McCormick running back and linebacker should again be one of the more dangerous offensive threats in the area as McCormick looks to improve upon a second-round playoff finish a season ago.

Individually, Durant wants to lead the state in rushing while still helping his teammates reach their full potential.

“I try to get better every season and be a leader and motivator for my team,” Durant said.

As a freshman, Durant rushed for almost 2,000 yards, grabbing focus from defenses and from colleges looking for top recruits.

After another strong year as a sophomore, Durant has two more seasons to leave his mark at McCormick.

Before he goes, he wants to win a region title and a state championship – maybe even this year.

“We’re more experienced and we’re not young anymore,” Durant said. “We have a lot of varsity experience and a lot of new players who 
will be a lot of help to the team.”