Name: Damien Linson
Position: Wide Receiver
Hometown: Plymouth (NC)
High School: Plymouth
School Preferences: NC State, North Carolina, Florida, Florida State, Miami, East Carolina, Virginia
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Profile Update - July 12, 2002: (Mike Bakas * TheInsiders.com)
Profile Update - April 11, 2002: (Brian McLain * TSW)
In a recent interview, Plymouth's Football Coach Cherry said this about his star player. "Damien comes from a single parent household who's mother has done an outstanding job. He is a humble and good kid who has worked hard on bettering himself academically and athletically. The last two years you could see him maturing. He is just a great person."
According to Cherry, Damien is the best athlete to come out of Plymouth since he has been there. "He has been a starter since his freshman year and racked up 1300 yards in receiving as a sophomore. Last year he scored 19 touchdowns and had 64 receptions for 1200 yards. "His biggest asset as a football player is his ability to run after he catches the ball. You have to see it to believe it. He is a true play maker." Linson uses his play making skills as a punt returner and defensive back. He ran back 2 punts for touchdowns and scored 2 more on interceptions.
Damien's debut at Nike has caused an explosion in interest. Coach Cherry noted that Virginia and Duke are now involved. Cherry said, "Virginia called this week and said they plan on going after him hard. East Carolina has also called and would like to get him in Greenville." The other schools that are involved are UNC, NC State, Florida, Florida State and Miami. Linson is on schedule to qualify. He currently has a 930 SAT and a 2.8 GPA.
Coach Cherry believes Damien is the best receiver in the state. "I may be biased, but I have recruiters telling me as much. He is just that special."
Scouting Report - April 10, 2002: (TSW Staff)
At Nike Camp he was smooth in his routes and made some sideline catches that excited the crowd of observers. Look for increased national attention as word of his acrobatic abilities spread.
Damien Linson (WR)
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