Demonte McAllister is having one of the best senior years when it comes to players in the state of Florida this year. The 4-star defensive lineman has been physically dominating the opposition this fall as he is up to 17 sacks on the year. Last weekend the Florida State commit made the trip up to Tallahassee to watch his future team play Virginia Tech. According to Demonte the game and the unofficial visit made for a good weekend.
"The visit was great and I had a fun time up there," said McAllister. "We got up early Saturday and drove up because I had a game Friday. We lost to Chamberlin in a tough game. I had two sacks in the game. I wanted to come up to the game so I could just hang out and have up there"
Demonte has long had ties to Florida State, and his strong bond with FSU defensive line coach Odell Haggins is why he made the commitment over the summer. When he was in town on his visit he made sure he got a chance to spend time with his future position coach, as well as the rest of the coaches on staff.
"I got a chance to hang out and talk to the coaches, "stated McAllister. "Like always they made me feel at home. We were just talking about things and I let them know that I am all set to go there. Coach Haggins was telling me that he wished I was there this year. When I was watching the game I could see the opportunity there next year to be a part of the rotation which was exciting. The atmosphere there was really good. The fans were crazy and doing the Warchant which was nice."
Even though his commitment to FSU is quite strong, Demonte told NoleDigest that he still wants to make some visits once the season is over. He also talked about Florida and their attempt to get back in with him as they join the list of schools who are trying to get him to decomitt from FSU.
"I am going to take some visits after the season," said McAllister on when he'll make his visits. "I plan on visiting USC, LSU, Georgia, Miami and Florida State. With Florida Coach Meyer has called but I haven't answered. I really don't want to talk to them and I am not considering them. With the visits I just want to see what's there with the other programs."
While he was in town for the game McAllister took the opportunity to catch up with his future teammate Jacobbi McDaniel. McAllister said they were talking about FSU and about the future of the team.>/P>
"Jacobbi and I were just catching up, talking about how our teams are doing and about FSU," explained McAllister. We were talking about how FSU's season is going and about the future at defensive tackle. FSU should finish up the season strong and win the rest of their games. The Florida game will be tough but I think they're going to win the ACC."
In the last update NoleDigest did with McAllister he said he was planning on skipping his senior year on the basketball team in order to focus solely on hitting the weights. Since then Demonte has changed his mind.
"I've decided to go ahead and play basketball this year," said McAllister, "because I don't want to get too heavy. I think it's going to help me stay in shape as I work hard in the weight room."
Demonte plans on making the Clemson and Florida games later on this fall, and he says that he has received qualifying test scores from the ACT and SAT. He said that he scored a 19 on the ACT and a 950 on the SAT. He is still planning on taking the SAT again this weekend. Stay tuned to NoleDigest as we track the remainder of McAllister's senior season, as well as the rest of the commitments from the 2009 recruiting class.M.