Offers Pouring In

DeRon Jasper is a late bloomer in recruiting circles according to Coach James Teter, his high school coach at Dunwoody High. As his video gets sent around the country, more teams are starting to pay more attention to the athletic defensive back.

DeRon Jasper is a late bloomer in recruiting circles according to the Coach James Teter, his high school coach at Dunwoody High. As his video gets sent around the country, more teams are starting to pay more attention to the athletic defensive back. DeRon's offers are beginning to multiply since his previous update. Coach Teter spoke with Scout.com about his prized player. At the time of the interview, DeRon was in another office speaking with a coach from Wake Forest.

"He's been offered by Kentucky, Georgia Tech, East Carolina, Furman, Villanova, Wake is, right now, in our office talking to him," Teter said. "Vanderbilt is going to get him a visit (official); Wake's going to get him a visit. He can take an official visit to Georgia Tech if he wants but it's right here in town so he'll probably do it unofficial. Stanford is also on him… There hasn't been [an offer] yet but according to them they have to have the application done before they're allowed to do that. So, they're in the process of doing that. His dad went to Stanford so when they came the other day and talked to him, I looked for them to go ahead and offer him. The more film that goes out, the more people get attached to it."

Coach Teter says schools are looking at DeRon as either a corner or safety. He also addressed the question of Jasper's size.

"Everything I have has him as 6'2" but every coach that comes in here says, ‘no coach, he's more 6'3"'," Teter said. "So, he's about 6'3", about 180 pounds, 4.4 speed."

Coach Teter attributes all of the late interest to his increased visibility from coaches receiving his film and the fact that he was behind some good talent in previous seasons.

"I guess you'd consider him a late bloomer," Teter said. "He played behind a safety last year who went to Arkansas and the other safety went to Western Carolina. So, he was behind those two last year."

Jasper has played all over the field this year because of his athleticism and out of necessity with injuries plaguing other spots on the roster.

"He started out playing corner for the first two and a half games and then our strong safety blew out his knee so we moved him back to safety," Teter said. "He played some tailback for us but we have a young 10th grader that's really good so he rotated with him and I have another junior tailback also. And then he returned kicks."

Jasper's coach wasn't ready to name favorites for him but he did give a clue as to what team may play a huge part in his recruitment and why.

"I wish I could tell you [his favorites] but he's a very quiet kid and, I think, dad's going to also be pretty involved with it," Teter said. "If his dad had his choice, I think he'd rather have him go to Stanford."

Coach Teter listed Jasper's senior stats as followed: "44 solos, 18 assists, 1 fumble recovery, 1 interception, and 1 sack."


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