Florida Prospect Interested In "Rising" Tigers

This heavily recruited football prospect discusses his interest in Auburn and other colleges.

Pensacola, Fla.--Jon Demps, a 6-4, 215-pound linebacker from Washington High School in Pensacola, Fla., is in Miami this weekend to take his second official visit.

"There is really nothing you can't like about Miami," he says. "They have a commitment to football."

Demps' only previous official visit was to Baton Rouge and he came home impressed with what the Tigers had to offer. "It was awesome," he says. "I had a good time. They showed me a real good time. Me and Coach (Nick) Saban talked about a lot of things. He told me I'd have the opportunity to play early, get a good education and have an opportunity to play in front of my family and with my family."

Demps' brother, Willie Demps, is a sophomore linebacker at LSU. Demps says that he went to see Willie play against Oregon State and Florida this season, and plans on celebrating the New Year in Orlando watching LSU and Iowa in the Capital One Bowl.

"LSU is probably the favorite, but they're my only visit right now," he notes.

John Demps

The linebacker with 4.6 speed adds that his recruiting is far from over as he plans on visiting Florida State, Auburn and Ole Miss before making his decision and announcing on signing day. "They're all my dream schools, especially Florida State and Miami because that's who I grew up liking," he says.

Having already attended the Florida-Florida State game in Tallahassee on an unofficial visit, Demps has an official visit with the Seminoles set for Jan. 7. With the firing of Ole Miss head coach David Cutcliffe, he says he's uncertain about when he's going to schedule an official visit to check out the Rebels.

Demps' final visit is scheduled for Jan. 28 for Auburn, where he's being recruited by tight ends coach Steve Ensminger. "He's cool," Demps says. "He's a nice guy. I like the stadium and how the fans treat the players. Their program is going to be on the rise for the next couple of years."

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