Dembry Keeping in Touch with UNC

With both the college and high school football seasons right around the corner, recruiting has slowed down for Danny Dembry. However, the 6-foot-3, 185-pound athlete continues to keep in contact with his interested schools almost daily.

"Not much [has been going on lately], just talking to a lot of coaches on the phone every night and sending text messages" said Dembry. "I talk to the ones that have give offers the most and I talk to [North] Carolina a little bit."

Dembry holds scholarship offers from Buffalo, East Carolina, Kentucky, N.C. State, and South Carolina, while the Tar Heels are awaiting senior film for further evaluation.

"[Coach Kenny Browning] said ‘Keep in contact and stay ready,'" said Dembry. "They are waiting to see some senior film before they offer."

Being a major weapon on Hertford County's offense and an important piece to its defense, Dembry should have plenty of highlight film to send to the Tar Heels' coaching staff.

"Danny will be a major factor for our offense at quarterback," said Hertford County head football coach Greg Watford. "We won't be dependent upon Danny to carry the load as much running with the running backs we have and the improvement of his arm.

"We're going to be very versatile. We're still a flex bone team; we're going to run the option. We won't run as much option, because we have some receives that can go vertical and some great running backs.

"He'll play safety – he'll start at free safety," Watford added. "Danny has gone from 160 pounds as a sophomore to well over a 190 [pounds] now, and it's all muscle. The boys nickname him ‘create-a-player.' He looks good. He worked hard to play on defense, wants a shot at it. Maybe not on every down, but he'll be on the field on defense."

Dembry, who plans to make a verbal commitment in the middle of his senior football season, said he doesn't truly have a leader, but claims his five scholarship offering schools as his favorites.

"I'm not really [leaning in any directions]," said Dembry. "I would say [N.C.] State, but not really. The five that have offered are my top five."

During his junior season, Dembry rushed for almost 800 yards and 12 touchdowns and passed for over 500 yards and five touchdowns.

Hertford County's 2006 season opens Friday when they host Kinston (N.C.).

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