Birmingham, Ala.--Along with talented brother Marcel Dareus, big defensive end Demerius Dareus took an official visit to Auburn over the weekend. A very talented player in his own right, Demerius says that his visit to check out the Tigers was more than he imagined.
"The visit went good," Dareus says. "The players are real special. They want to win. I like that. I like a team that wants to win. They're real cool. They aren't selfish. On a scale from 1-10 it's a 10 for me."
Having already visited North Carolina and Alabama with possible visits to Arkansas and Marshall coming up for the brothers, Dareus says that so far the Auburn visit stands out to him and puts the Tigers high on his list after getting an offer from the Tigers.
"Auburn stacks up high," Dareus says. "We thought it wasn't going to be like this. We came to the Alabama game, but this is a good town."
Playing alongside Marcel, one of the top defensive linemen in the country this season, Demerius did some good things as well for the Huffman Vikings from his defensive end position. The 6-5, 245-pounder had 90 tackles and 12 sacks as he played a key part in one of the most productive brother tandems in recent Alabama high school history.
While juggling life as a top football recruit, both brothers are also taking the time to play basketball for the Vikings and both are averaging a double-double with Demerius at center and Marcel as the power forward.
Leaning on family to make one of the biggest decisions of their lives, the Dareus brothers have just over week left until national signing day. Demerius says before that happens another family member will have a say in what school they choose.
"We're going to make a decision sometime next week," Dareus says. "My big brother is going to fly in. We're going to call him tonight in California. He didn't play football, but he's always there for us."