NUC: Deshawn Raymond

LSU's Derrick Raymond emerged from obscurity to become a National 300 member before his time at East Jefferson High School was over. Thanks in large part to Derrick's exploits, his younger brother Deshawn may have an easier path to recruiting prominence. Cut from the same cloth, the younger Raymond is proving to be a solid football prospect in his own right.

Deshawn Raymond profile

Raymond took part in a pair of combines that FOXSportsNext visited over the course of the weekend.

The rising junior was eager to put his skills on display.

"I'm kind of sore," said Raymond with a grin. "I'm doing a lot of stretching to stay loose.

"I am always ready to compete though."

With his size, speed and skill, Raymond stands out in a crowd, but he admits that having some name recognition helps his cause.

"It helps me that people know who my brother is," said Raymond. "People know what he did, so they have an eye on me.

"I am just working hard though, because I have goals of my own."

In addition to having some talented footsteps to follow in, the younger Raymond also has the benefit of his older brother's advice.

"He comes home and teaches me everything that Coach Raymond is teaching him at LSU," said Raymond. "He is always telling to stay humble and work hard and my time is coming.

"I want to have a big year this year since it's my junior year. I want everybody to know me at the end of the season."

Raymond has plenty of time to make his college decision, but he reports that the relationship he forges with his future position coach will be a key factor in his deliberations.

"I want to be somewhere that has a great DB coach," said Raymond. "I want to be part of a group of DBs where it's more like a brother hood and not just a team."

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