Pace Talks About Official Visit

Eastern Michigan corner back commit DaQuan Pace talks about his official visit to campus.Pace, who starred for Detroit Cass Tech (Mich.) this past season, reflects on winning his second straight Division I state championship, his senior season, how his visit to campus was, and more

Daquan Pace is a month removed from helping Detroit Cass Tech win their second consecutive Division I state championship at Ford Field.

A win that helped solidify Pace and the rest of Technicians as the elite football power in Detroit.

Where Cass Tech would defeat Detroit Catholic Central, 36-21, to cap off a memorable senior season for Pace, who was also named to the Detroit PSL All-City Football Team.

"It feels great!" Pace said. "Just to finish playing high school football and I left nothing behind (on the field.) I finished with back to back championships.

"I helped lead the team to victories. I came and made big plays when we needed them. As a corner, I shutdown top players on the opposite team."

At 5-foot-10, 170-pounds, Pace committed to Eastern Michigan in early October,and was on campus last weekend for his official visit.

"My visit, it went great," Pace said. "I talked to the coaches a lot. I sat through meetings and they told me a little bit about the system and how everything works with the (defensive backs) and what not. I spent some time with the players too.

"They want me to come in and play outside corner back. They say they're not really that deep at corner. So they said I can come in and work and have a shot at a spot."

Fellow 2013 Eastern commits Chris O'Risky and Derric Williams were also on their official visits to campus, and Pace says he used the visit to connect with his future teammates.

"When I first got there everyone talked about how their season went," Pace said. "What their team was looking like. Everyone was just getting a feel for each other. A few of them were commits and we were just trying to get a feel for each other and see how we will tie in together on campus and on the football team."

While on his visit, Pace said he was able to connect with Crete-Monee (Ill.) teammates Jaylen Dunlap and Lance Lenoir.

"I talked with them for a minute and they really like it," Pace said. "They said if everything kept going well, they will probably be Eagles"

In the meantime, Pace said he plans on enrolling at EMU in July and will next get ready for track and field season this spring at Cass Tech.


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