2012 lineman talks Texas camp

2012 offensive lineman Curtis Riser is one of the many FBS (division-I) prospects that are on the DeSoto High roster this season. The 6-foot-4, 285-pound big man took part in the Texas football camp a few weeks ago and now has his sights set on winning a state championship. Check out the LonghornDigest update below for the inside scoop.

DeSoto High is quickly becoming known for producing some of the top talent in the state of Texas. They usually have several FBS (Division-I) prospects on their roster and this year is no exception. Offensive lineman Curtis Riser is one of the DeSoto players that you will see playing on Saturdays.

The 6-foot-4, 285-pound lineman was on hand at the Texas camp a few weeks ago and was able to get a good feel for how the Longhorns do things.

"It went real good, I saw how they treat their players and how important academics are there. I like their facilities, they are top of the line and I like Coach Brown," said Riser.

Head coach Mack Brown wasn't the only coach that the DeSoto big-man got to get to know. He also spent a good amount of time with offensive line coach Mac McWhorter along with tight ends coach/recruiting coordinator Bruce Chambers.

"I got to meet coach McWhorter and coach Chambers, they are real nice people. They are down to earth and they tell you what they expect of you. I like how they put education first."

Riser indicated that he is done with camps this summer and now plans on preparing to try and win a state championship during his junior season.

"I'm done with camps this summer, I'm just trying to get ready for two-a-days and winning a state championship."

DeSoto made it to the second round of the playoffs in 2009 until they were eliminated by Dallas powerhouse Skyline High.

"They beat us in the second round of the playoffs by three or four points last season. This year we are trying to work hard and go all the way."

Riser is a rare combination of size and athleticism. At 6-foot-4, 285-pounds, he runs a 4.9 second 40-yard dash and plans to keep improving physically.

"I'm at a 4.9-5.0 right now but I'm going to try and get faster and stronger this summer. I also want to try and improve the chemistry on my team."

The Longhorns along with Texas A&M have showed expressed in the DeSoto big-man. Despite getting some love from two in-state powerhouses, Riser is only focusing on his upcoming junior season.

"I'm not focusing on recruiting now, I'm just trying to get ready for two-a-days and win a state championship."

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