'10 RB Names Favorite

Demont Buice, running back from Gadsden-Gaston, (Ala.), was a finalist for Mr. Football as a sophomore. Buice is not having the same success as 2007 largely due to missing some games with an injury. Several schools are showing interest in the class of 2010 prospect, and he names an overall favorite.

RB Demont Buice Profile

"Our season has been going all right," said Demont Buice. "I missed three games because I messed up my ankle. We were playing against Sand Rock. I planted, and their players went straight for my ankle. It was a high and low sprain. There was so much pain."

"I was out for a few weeks, but I am back now. I came back two weeks ago when we played Cedar Bluff. I had 210 yards rushing that night, and we won the region championship. It was real exciting."

Buice has been receiving a lot of interest and been on several unofficial visits.

"I don't have any offers yet," he said. "Ole Miss is supposed to offer me. Alabama and Auburn have both said to send them one game film. The main schools showing interest have been Alabama, Florida State, Auburn and Georgia. Alabama is showing the most interest.

"I have been to about five Alabama games this year. I have been to Georgia, Auburn and LSU as well. I was going to Florida State, but I had the ACT this weekend. I am going down to Alabama this Saturday. I plan to go to all their home games. I would really like to get down to Florida State sometime.

"Right now my No. 1 school is Alabama. It's kind of crazy because I am an Auburn fan. My No. 2 school is Florida State. Then it would be Auburn, Clemson and South Carolina."

Alabama: "I like the coaches there. The fans are crazy. They have a lot of support from fans. I like the atmosphere. I like the way coach [Nick] Saban does everything. I went to a practice down there. I liked that."

Florida State: "I really don't know what I like about them. It's something different. It's away from home. They have coach [Bobby] Bowden."

Auburn: "Honestly there isn't much I like about them right now. They tried to throw in that West Coast Offense. That's not good for a big back like me. I like a few of their coaches. Thank God they got rid of that offensive coordinator. They have always had a strong running back, but I don't know how much they'll use a big back anymore. I like the coaches."

South Carolina: "They are an up and coming program. I like coach [Steve] Spurrier as a coach. I haven't been there yet. I like the way he coaches. I could learn stuff from him to make me better."

Clemson: "I like them because they have nice running backs. C.J. Spiller and James Davis--I like that tandem. I want to go somewhere they run the ball more than they pass."

Buice knows the important factors when making a college decision.

"I want to be somewhere they have a good chance to win the national championship," he stated. "I want to see how the coaches are, and my family is going to help me decide.

"I want to see if I will get an equal chance to start. At Alabama Nick Saban is going to give everyone an equal opportunity. He will play you no matter if you are a senior or freshman. If you are good enough you are going to play."

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound prospect could play either side of the ball, but is recruited for one position. He knows his strengths and what he hopes to improve.

"As far as I know I am being recruited for just one position, and that is running back," he said. "My No. 1 strength is vision on the field. I see a lot more than most people do. It's like the L.T. [LaDainian Tomlinson] commercial. He sees it before it happens. I have strong vision.

"I want to improve on my blocking. It's been hard since my freshman year because I broke my wrist. I need to work around that."

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