DeMarcus Christmas will be the big man on campus next season. Literally. He's a 6-foot-4 and 290-pound defensive tackle who is already one of the most coveted prospects from the Sunshine State in the 2014 class. Christmas has verbal scholarship offers from teams like Florida, Florida State, Miami, South Florida, Alabama, Auburn, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi State and plenty of others.
Christmas, plays mainly at the three-technique. He's bigger than Derrick Calloway and runs better than his teammate. Christmas just needs to works on his technique and playing with better hands like Calloway. He can shed blocks and is a better pass rusher than Calloway. Christmas is powerful, pretty athletic and is only going to get stronger. He gets off the ball well and really does a nice job of pushing the pocket.
Christmas and Calloway both had very solid games against Miami Central on Friday. Calloway is more suited to play over the center as a nose guard while Christmas is your prototypical three-technique or under-tackle. However, they did swamp positions for a series or two in the second half against the Rockets. Christmas finished the game with a fourth quarter sack, a handful of quarterback pressures and a few tackles for a loss.
Below are some highlights of Christmas against Miami Central.