Junior to Watch- S Donkay Degraffenreid
5-10, 185 pounds, 4.5-seconds in the 40
Rock Hill (SC) High School
If you're looking for a prospect that simply gets results then there are few better than Degraffenreid. Lining up as a linebacker in high school, Degraffenreid had an eye-popping 130 tackles, 20 tackles-for-loss, five sacks, four fumble recoveries, one interception and five quarterback hurries in 2004. He has started 43 consecutive games and helped lead Rock Hill to state championships in 2002 and 2004. Although likely too small for linebacker in college, the rising senior will get plenty of looks as a defensive back and if he can prove his speed and show the ability to get out in pass coverage- could get several offers before all is said and done. NC State will surely be watching as they've already offered teammate David Erby.
What Degraffenreid is looking for in a school- "good coaching, nice work areas, winning tradition and right areas of study"
Schools recruiting Degraffenreid - NC State, Clemson, UNC, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame
Current top five schools - "NC State, Tennessee, UNC, Virginia Tech, Florida State (order listed)
Favorite team growing up - "Florida State"
Summer camps planned for the summer - Degraffenreid plans to camp at NC State, UNC and Tennessee
What Degraffenreid likes about NC State - "I love the area and coach Amato."
-all-area and all-region as a freshman, sophomore and junior
-High School Sports Report Defensive Player of the Year
-The Herald's Defensive Player of the Year