Talented Kemp Keeping Track of the Tigers

Demopolis safety Demetrius Kemp discusses his trip to Auburn for the A-Day game and what he thinks about a possible offer from the Tigers.

Demopolis, Ala.—A talented offensive and defensive football player for Demopolis High, speedy Demetrius Kemp has been a frequent visitor to Auburn this spring, including a trip to the campus for the annual A-Day Game.

Watching Auburn's defense, and in particular the safety position, Kemp notes he liked what he saw as part of an A-Day record crowd of 83,000 at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

"It was real impressive," Kemp says. "There were a lot of fans there for it to be an A-Day game and not really a conference game or something like that. The people at Auburn are nice. I had fun and just enjoyed the day."

Currently with offers from South Alabama and Appalachian State, Kemp says that he's building a better relationship with the Auburn coaching staff with every visit to the Plains. Spending time and getting to know secondary coaches Charlie Harbison and Melvin Smith, Kemp says the Tigers could be close to offering.

"I feel like they may be," Kemp says. "Then again I could be wrong. I'm not sure. They are on me pretty hard. Me and Coach Harbison and Coach Smith have a real good relationship. We talk a lot. I think they might be close to offering me.

"They just really tell me I'm the type of guy they're looking for," Kemp adds. "They want a tall, rangy guy with speed. That's basically all they are saying."

A physical defensive back who is also a talented offensive player, Kemp says now he's just taking his time to make sure he doesn't rush a decision. "An Auburn offer would mean a lot to me," he says. They are definitely at the top of my list right now."

This weekend Kemp will try to help Demopolis in the state track meet in Gulf Shores. Last week at the sectional meet he earned a spot in the 200 finals with a time of 23:03 as well as the long jump. His longest jump was 21 feet, 1 1/4 inches.

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