Having led his team to a state championship last season 2014 quarterback Demetrius Anthony of Christ Church Episcopal School in Greenville was highly impressive. Guiding his team Anthony was the unquestionable leader of their title run. SCPrepNation.com sat down with Anthony to talk about his junior season and surprising fact that he's yet to hear from any schools. That's why he's "UP NEXT"!
The 6'0 185 pound prospect had a storybook campaign last season guiding his team to the 1A Division 1 state championship going undefeated with a 14-0 record. The previous season the Cavaliers won the 1A Division 2 state championship. Surprisingly he has yet to hear from any college coaches in terms of recruiting. That's something that Anthony is hoping will change in the very near future.
Initially Anthony started out as a defensive back for the Cavaliers last year but an injury saw him move under center for his team. The results turned out pretty good for coach Don Frost and company we'd say.
Although we don't have exact season stats for Anthony yet, we know he accumulated over 3,000+ yards of total offense and accounted for 40+ touchdowns last season.
Anthony has visited a couple of schools though and he talked about his thoughts concerning each program.
"I've visited Georgia Tech and the experience there was great. I really liked the environment of the city. I've also visited Clemson and the experience that I had there was great too. I really liked how close it was to home and the academics that both schools have to offer."
The 2014 prospect also gave us the rundown on what he feels are his biggest strengths and weaknesses currently.
"I feel that I am not only a mobile quarterback, but a passing quarterback too. I can also recognize weaknesses in different defenses pretty quickly."
"I would like to improve on recognizing defenses even better, work on my mechanics, develop a better view of the field, and improve my footwork."
Helping Christ Church go undefeated en route to their second consecutive state title Anthony shared with us his thoughts about his journey with his team.
"It was great to be a part of this year's football team, and we all pushed one another through it too. It was hard for us, and we never gave up on any play, whether each drive was good or bad. We stuck together and always had each other's back, and it took us all to get there to the championship. I felt like it was a lot of fun to help lead this team with the captains."
One game in particular Anthony felt was clearly his best performance of the season and he talked about it with us.
"The C.A. Johnson game. I felt like it was my best game. In this game everything seemed to be easy, but it didn't come easy though. I think that I threw for over 200 yards and ran for over 70 yards. What made this game so memorable for me is that it was a fight in the beginning. The game kept going back and forth, between score, tie, score, tie. I had a feeling that we were going to pull away, but the offense wouldn't get off of the field until we scored."
The 2014 signal caller talked about what he feels it will take for the Cavaliers to try and three-peat as state champions again next season.
"I just want to improve personally to help the team. To try and improve my stats with the help of my teammates, and like all other teams, try to get another state championship."
On a personal level he told us he'd like to average 300 yards a game of offense, improve his field vision, continue to be able to read defenses better, and to do his very best each play.
Looking ahead to the chance of playing on the next level Anthony told us that education, location, style of play, and atmosphere are going to be factors he looks at closely when considering potential schools.
SCPrepNation.com will have more updates with Demetrius Anthony as we anticipate his recruitment to start heating up soon. We'll have season stats and junior season film of Anthony so stay tuned!
INSIDE THE NUMBERS...DEMETRIUS ANTHONY
Bench press: 245 pounds
Squat: 315 pounds
Power clean: 200 pounds
Fastest 40 time: 4.55 seconds
Pro shuttle: 4.43 seconds