RECRUITING: Lewsiville LB ready for some football

Lewisville, Texas LB DeMario Pleasant says he may decide early and talks about his interest in OU


JH: I understand that practice gets underway Monday for Lewisville?

DP: I am just ready to go. I just want to grab my pads and get after it.

JH: Did you go to a lot of summer camps to get ready this summer?

DP: Not really. I have concentrated on just improving my ability, getting my speed up and improving my agility drills. I think I was able to do that and I have worked a lot more on my coverage skills also.

JH: Are you in pass coverage a lot?

DP: In some coverages I am, but it depends many times on what defense we are in or what kind of formation the offense lines up in.

JH: How is recruiting going?

DP: It is going pretty good. I am still talking to Oklahoma, USC, Texas, Nebraska, Florida and Colorado. I know all of those schools are really good, but I haven't really thought much about how good those schools are. I haven't really thought about recruiting much over the last couple of weeks, because I am just getting ready for the start of school. I don't have a favorite right now, but that is okay, I don't want a favorite.

JH: Does recruiting bother your preparation for football?

DP: No, not really. I just try to block everything out and concentrate.

JH: When will you make a decision?

DP: At first I was thinking about making a decision after the season, but now I am leaning towards getting my decision out of the way. I haven't made any unofficial visits so I might be making that decision just on feel. I have talked a great deal with coaches from all of those schools. I don't know if I am going to make an early decision, but I am leaning that way right now.

JH: What are your thoughts on Oklahoma?

DP: They are pretty high on my list and I have liked everything that I have seen and heard about them so far. I like them a lot.

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