Recruiting update: Demario Pleasant

Lewisville linebacker <B>Demario Pleasant</B> said he didn't really consider coming to Texas. That is, until he visited Austin last September and watched a 42-7 UT victory over Texas Tech.

"At first I wasn't interested in Texas, but then I went down there," Pleasant said.

Now the Longhorns headline his list, which also includes Oklahoma, Texas A&M and USC.

He said he liked the facilities at Texas, as well as the winning tradition.

"They're really winners," Pleasant said of the Longhorn football teams. "There are a lot of good players that come through Texas."

While in Austin, Pleasant spoke with B.J. Johnson, Roy Williams and Mike Williams. Williams and Pleasant had a common coach in Julius Bell, who currently works with Pleasant at Lewisville, but coached Williams at The Colony four years ago.

Pleasant also said he has ties to Oklahoma, since he played with Sooner defensive back Darren Stephens and offensive lineman Brett Rayl at Lewisville.

He visited Norman last November, and saw Oklahoma defeat Texas A&M, 31-10.

Pleasant attended an Aggie game in September, when Texas A&M beat Oklahoma State, 21-7. He said he came away from College Station with mixed emotions.

"I wasn't too impressed with the facilities, but I liked the stadium and I liked the traditions," Pleasant said.

The 6-foot 3-inch, 215-pound linebacker plays in the middle for Lewisville, but said he projects as a college outside linebacker because of his speed (4.49 in the 40-yard dash).

"I‚m able to cover receivers and backs out of the

backfield," Pleasant said.

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