The 6-5, 320-pounder originally signed with LSU out of Boyd Anderson High School, but did not qualify. He took an official visit to Auburn in December, where he was scheduled to sign next week, but will now likely be heading to junior college due to academic reasons.
Deas, who was overweight when reporting to prep school, dropped approximately 50 pounds. He made 32 tackles, including 15 for lost yardage, in 10 games last fall. He also added two sacks, one caused fumble and four fumble recoveries.
Deas shows his new look after losing weight last season.