DeMarkus Acy Could Be Ace DB for Texas

The Longhorns are making a great impression on this three-star DB from Dallas.

Three-star safety Demarkus Acy (Dallas/Wilmer-Hutchins) never thought he’d be in this situation, having a Longhorns offer to think about.

But he is because of a strong camp performance at Texas on Sunday.

“It means a lot,” he said of the offer he picked up on Tuesday. “Texas is one of my dream schools going back to the Vince Young days. I never thought I’d be in this predicament now. I’m really humbled.”

Acy, who is rated as the No. 48 safety overall, viewed the camp as a business trip. The only contact he’d had with UT prior to the weekend was a few weeks before school ended when Brian Jean-Mary stopped by Wilmer-Hutchins.

“I had to make a name for myself because I knew a couple of big DBs were supposed to be there,” he said. “I wanted the attention on me. I had to perform well so they would notice me.”

We’re told Acy was one of the standouts of the camp and really proved his worth, and it didn’t take long for the Longhorns to offer. What makes him worthy of a UT offer in his eyes?

“I think I’m a hybrid. I can play safety or corner. So I think I am an athlete,” he said. “I can flip my hips in transition. I can catch up to the receiver and I know how to use my arms.”

Acy said Texas hasn’t specified which position it would like him to play. He doesn’t care as long as he’s on the field.

Here’s what Wilmer-Hutchins head coach Elzie Barnett told’s Greg Powers about Acy: "He's extremely fast and extremely physical. He is smart in coverage and good at man-to-man coverage. He has long arms and he is not afraid to come down and mix it up in the box."


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