Recruiting Updates - Q. Freeman, B. Mompremier

We have updates on a couple of players who have shown interest in OSU at one point -- Virginia RB Quincy Freeman and Florida LB Brouce Mompremier. Freeman plans on being a camper at OSU.

Quincy Freeman is an out-of-state RB/DB who is captivating the interest of many Division I programs. This Jefferson Forest High School (VA) standout is coming off a junior year in which he put up some good numbers on offense and defense. This has the college coaches and recruiters knocking at his door.

The 5'9", 190-pound Freeman recorded 5 interceptions, returned 2 for touchdowns, and had 135 tackles as a defensive back last season. At the running back position, Freeman carried the ball 187 times, rushed for 1,118 yards, and scored 20 touchdowns.

Quincy Freeman is a self-described team player. "I don't like to be selfish with the ball," he says.

He has good field vision, reads the holes and gets to them quickly. "I go game speed the whole game when I am on offense and defense," Freeman explains.

Marshall is the only program that has offered Freeman, but the schools most interested in his ability include Virginia, Ohio State, Maryland, and Virginia Tech. He will camp at all these schools this summer in addition to Nebraska.

Freeman says he has liked the recruiting process as a whole. "I like meeting the coaches and players, going to the games, and seeing what kind of program each school has," says Freeman.

In the off-season, Freeman has been working on his speed, strength, and size. In addition to lifting, he has been training with bags and parachutes to maintain and possibly improve his 4.4 forty time. Some of his goals for the approaching season include a state championship and All-State and/or All-American honors.

With his grandmother as his biggest influence, Freeman says that his proudest moment playing football was when he saw his name in the newspaper for the first time during his sophomore season.

Freeman also runs track for Jefferson Forest High School. He enjoys fishing, the Atlanta Falcons, and his favorite player is Michael Vick.

Quincy Freeman is unsure as to what he would like to study in college as of yet. However, if one thing is for sure it is that Quincy Freeman will be a valuable asset for whichever Division I program he decides to play for.

LB Brouce Mompremier is a Miami Edison Senior High School (FL) player who has a long list of schools who are interested in him. He looks forward to the upcoming season and won't be satisfied with anything less than a state championship.

Mompremier is hearing from Miami, Florida State, Maryland, Duke, Ohio State, Florida, Michigan State, and LSU. He says he has already been offered by Miami, Florida State, LSU, and Kansas.

Last season, Mompremier had 118 tackles, 12.5 sacks, and 1 interception for a touchdown at the linebacker position. He projects to be a linebacker in college and can play both inside and outside.

Mompremier's best game this past season was against McArthur when him and the Miami Edison defense shut down the area's leading rusher. They held him to only 14 yards for the game.

Mompremier has speed and awareness on the field. He is a hard-hitting linebacker with 4.7 speed. "I play sideline to sideline," says Mompremier, "having me on the field is like having a coach on the field. I'm always ready and I always know my assignments."

To be successful in college, Mompremier will have to add some weight to his 6'0", 205 pound frame. He says he has been working on his speed in the off-season by running a lot of sprints.

Mompremier's biggest influence has been his coach, Corey Bell. "Coach has always told me I have a lot of potential," Mompremier explains, "he says I could really be something as long as I keep working hard."

As a linebacker, Mompremier looks to Tampa Bay Buccaneer linebacker Derrick Brooks as a role model. Even though Mompremier is from the Miami area, he says he hates the Dolphins. He cheers for Dolphin AFC East rival Buffalo instead.

By season's end, Mompremier hopes to be a state champion. From there he will most definitely be a force on the football field in college, where he wants to be a criminal justice major.

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