Hertford County High School in Ahoskie, North Carolina has established somewhat of an impressive Division 1 pipeline under head coach Greg Watford. Last year NC State snagged speedy athlete LaMarcus Bond. This year, the program boasts three Division 1 recruits in defensive tackle Tydreke Powell, tight end Lamarcus Jenkins and quarterback/athlete Danny Dembry. Dembry, in particular, recently received an offer from NC State while in Raleigh on an unofficial visit and Pack Pride caught up with him for the latest.
At 6-3 and 180 pounds, Dembry ran a 4.87-second 40-yard dash last weekend at the Scout.com combine held at Duke University. The rising senior was one of Hertford County's go-to guys last season and finished off the year with 800 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns while passing for close to 500 yards and an additional five scores. Because of his versatility and athleticism, Dembry is hearing from several major colleges heading into the May contact period.
"Right now, most schools like me as a safety or wide receiver, but I'd rather play quarterback," said Dembry. "State and East Carolina have offered me, and I'm hearing from UNC, Kentucky, Virginia, Clemson and Auburn. I think UNC, Auburn and Virginia are close to offering.
"My top schools right now are UNC, Virginia, NC State and East Carolina. I don't really have any favorites out of them, though."
Dembry broke down the three in-state programs that made his favorite's list.
UNC: "I loved Carolina when I was growing up because of their basketball."
NC State: "I just like the coaches, and it's a great school. They're working hard on their football program. Their facilities were the best I've seen."
East Carolina: "It's close to home, and they're recruiting me as a quarterback."
This summer, Dembry plans to camp at each of his top four schools. He plans to decide on his future college later in the year.