Ohio CB DeJuan Tribble

DeJuan plays for North College Hills High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, the same school that running back Donnie Johnson currently attends. Johnson signed a letter of intent in February to play for Penn State.

Name: DeJuan Tribble
Position: QB / CB
Height: 5'10 1/2"
Weight: 180 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.4 (at school), 4.6 (UC Combine - electronically timed)
School: North College Hills High School, Cincinnati, Ohio

DeJuan plays quarterback and cornerback for North College Hills.

"Last year, I had 13 interceptions in 12 games," DeJuan said.  "Passing, I finished with 986 yards and rushing, I had 440-something.  It was basically a running offense."

As a defender, DeJuan earned post-season honors.

"I was 1st Team All-Conference and 1st Team Southwest District."

DeJuan's greatest attributes are his instincts and impressive speed.

"I've been timed at school at 4.4, but today I ran a 4.6 (electronically timed) at a combine at UC (University of Cincinnati).  Nobody ran under a 4.6 up there."

There is already a long list of Division I schools recruiting DeJuan to play cornerback.

"The only school I have an offer from is Maryland.  I've also heard from from Penn State, Ohio State, West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, Boston College and Notre Dame.

"I went to the Penn State junior day in March (23rd).  It was nice, I liked it up there, that was my first time up there."

DeJuan estimated that there were about 35 recruits at the Penn State junior day.

He has not yet visited other schools.

"I have a junior day up at Ohio State on the 21st.  I'm going to the Nike Camp on the 20th (at Michigan State University)."

DeJuan does not really have a favorite right now, but is definitely interested in the Nittany Lions.

Would he commit to Penn State if offered?

"I probably wouldn't commit yet, but it would definitely be one of my top choices.

"I talked with Paterno and their recruiting coach (at the junior day).  He (Coach Kenney) was basically trying to hint that they were going to offer me eventually, but he didn't offer me at that time."

February 14 conversation with Donnie Johnson regarding DeJuan Tribble


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