Dutchtown DB Durr commits

Kyle Riviere
Coney Durr will join former Griffin teammate, Alonzo Craighton, in the Minnesota secondary. Photo by DKMoon Photography.

Another Dutchtown Griffin is set to make the long journey up north to play football for the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

Last weekend, heralded Dutchtown safety Coney Durr announced that he will be joining former teammate Alonzo Craighton with his commitment to the school. He released a statement on Twitter.

“First, I would like to thank all of the coaching staffs and schools that recruited me,“ Durr said. “I would also like to thank my coaches and teammates who helped me get to this point. This was the toughest decision of my life, but with prayer and family support, I feel that the best decision for me is to attend the University of Minnesota. I have officially committed to the Gophers.”

Durr had plenty of options to chose from with the offers beginning to roll in after his junior season. He had more than 20 in total—which included the likes of Kansas State, Kansas, Purdue and Wake Forest.

It was Craighton that signed with the Gophers last year. He and Durr will now be teammates once again.

Minnesota has a new head coach in Tracy Claeys. Claeys was a longtime defensive coordinator that took over as interim head coach this season when Jerry Kill was forced to retire due to complications with his epilepsy.

The Gophers finished 5-7 this year and will take on Central Michigan in the Quick Lane Bowl on Dec. 28.

Durr just finished up a very successful senior season with the Griffins.

After dropping their opening game against eventual 3A state champion Lutcher, Dutchtown finished the year by going 7-2.

One of their victories was a dominant 42-7 romp of eventual Division-I state champion Catholic of Baton Rouge. Durr had a fumble return for a touchdown in the win.

The Griffins finished the season with a share of the district title and reached the second round of the playoffs after a 4-7 campaign in 2014. They were eliminated by eventual state champion Zachary.

Durr has been spectacular for the Griffins the past two seasons.

In his junior year, he was named first-team all-district. This past season, he and the Griffin defense only surrendered 18 points per game, and Durr was named the District 5-5A Defensive MVP.