Cameron Demps: The Fastest Player In Georgia

Peachtree Ridge (Suwanee, GA) is home to the defending 5A state football champions in Georgia, and with a solid group of returning players from the 2006 squad, they have a number of prospects generating attention on the recruiting front this year. One of those players is cornerback Cameron Demps, who has earned the reputation of being the fastest prospect in the state of Georgia.

Demps, who measures in at 5'9" and 165 pounds, may be small in stature, but as soon as he steps on the football field, his speed and playmaking ability show that he is a big time talent. Demps led the state with 7 interceptions as a junior last season, and he used his speed off the edge to block four punts and four field goals. After recently being timed running a 4.34 second forty yard dash, Demps said he is quickly becoming known as the fastest 2008 prospect in Georgia this year.

"They're telling me that I'm the fastest prospect in Georgia right now," said Demps. "They say I‘m the fastest player in my class."

With that kind of elite speed, several major college programs have taken notice of Demps, and the Peach State burner picked up his first two scholarship offers last month, with several other schools expressing strong interest.

"Recruiting is going good. Virginia Tech and Ole Miss have offered me so far, and South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Memphis, and others are showing strong interest as well. They just want to see me in camp first," said Demps. "Right now, my favorites are Virginia Tech and Ole Miss. Both of them have good programs, the coaches are nice, and they have a good environment."

While South Carolina has not yet offered Demps and thus hasn't cracked his list of favorites, Demps is familiar with the USC program and likes what the Gamecocks have to offer.

"I went there for one of their scrimmages during the spring. I liked it. I like the place, the team, and the school. I could see myself playing there. I like my recruiter, Coach (Shane) Beamer. He‘s a good coach. I really like him, and he‘s easy to talk to."

Demps, who said he hopes to return kicks and punts on the college level, will look for a few key factors when deciding on the school of his choice, a decision he hopes to make by the end of the summer.

"(I'm looking for) education first, and then the coaches and football. I'll probably make my decision before football season starts."

Demps closed by sharing what goals he has set for his senior season this fall.

"I just want to go out there and play ball. We want to repeat as state championship and leave it all out there for our senior year."

The Peachtree Ridge standout is teammates with running back Brandon Davis, another USC target, and he said they plan to attend camps at South Carolina, Wake Forest, Florida, Georgia Tech, Auburn, Tennessee, Virginia, Tech, Ole Miss, and Vanderbilt this summer.

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