What is your height, weight and forty speed?
"6-2, 245 and 4.7 in the forty."
Do you play any positions other than linebacker?
"Defensive end and noseguard but my primary position is middle linebacker."
What do you feel you are best at on the football field?
"Mostly getting everything together and reading the plays."
What area of your game do you feel you need to improve?
"Mostly my speed and strength."
What are some personal goals you have for next season?
"I want to step my game up so that I can make All-State. I also want to bench press at least 350 before the end of my senior year. I want to get my forty speed down to a 4.5."
What honors have you earned during your high school career?
"I earned All-District, All-Conference and also was selected by Tom Lemming as one of the (pre-season) top 150 to 200 players in the nation."
Tell me a little about the experience meeting Tom Lemming.
"At first I didn't believe it. I just thought they were playing a joke on me. When we got there, it really made me realize that I had made it. He told us that, right now, we are four of the top 150 players in the nation."
Did you realize that you were that highly thought of prior to meeting him?
"No sir, I was just trying my best to do well enough to get into college. I didn't really pay attention to what they were saying about me."
Did you attend any college football camps last summer?
"Yes sir, I went to Ole Miss."
Do you plan on attending any college camps this summer?
"I plan on going to a combine at LSU. We are going to LSU's camp this summer, an Auburn camp and Mississippi State's camp and a couple of more." [Demarcus and his three teammates also attended the Nike Camp at Tuscaloosa in April, 2002.-Gene]
Have you grown up a fan of any particular college football team?
"LSU, Tennessee and Florida. Those are my three teams."
What schools are mailing you letters?
"Notre Dame, South Carolina, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, the Army, West Virginia, Michigan....that is all I can think of off the top of my head."
What schools are you most interested in at this time?
"LSU, Tennessee and Auburn."
Thanks for taking the time to talk to me, Demarcus.
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