Senior De'Niro Laster, 6-foot-2, 220-pounds, is an impressive athlete, and he is flourishing in the Heights system, following a transfer from Shaker Heights. He is playing both wide receiver and linebacker.
"I've been playing really well and I'm very happy being at Cleveland Heights," Laster stated. "It's fun being on such a great team, and we expect to win every week. We are all playing as a team, and nobody worries about their stats or anything like that."
"I've actually been playing better on defense at linebacker, and I've made a lot of plays," he added. "I'm not the primary receiver here, especially with Shelton Gibson playing so well, but I'm cool with that. Coming to Heights has made me focus on the team more and less on myself. I still play in the slot on offense, and I caught a touchdown pass in the first game. I'm a better player this year, and I'm a leader on my team."
With seven offers to his credit, Laster has hit the recruiting radar of college scouts. With a big senior season, he is hoping to add more offers.
"I want to visit Louisville and Ohio State in the next few weeks," he stressed. "I was supposed to go to Louisville this past weekend, but I couldn't get a ride. Ohio State has started recruiting me harder after I did so well at the Friday Night Lights camp, and I'm supposed to visit with Shelton."
"Nebraska is starting to recruit me too, and I'm interested in them," he continued. "I'm also hearing from West Virginia and Pittsburgh, and they both want me to visit. I'm in no hurry at all to make a decision, and I'm planning on waiting as long as possible. I want to give myself a chance to get offered by the teams that are interested, and I'm looking to have a great year to give them something to go on."