Flemings Is A Playmaker In The Deep Patrol

Whether it was coming up and making a big tackle, locking down the opposing team's best receiver or coming up with an interception to give his team the ball, Butte CB Deonte Flemings (5-10, 175) did what he could to help his team any way that he could. Now that his sophomore season is completed, the talented corner is looking for a home...

Flemings enjoyed a solid prep career in Erie, Pennsylvania and then he spent a year at a prep school in North Carolina.

"I was at North Carolina Prep and I just wasn't going to get the looks," Flemings told JCFootball.com. "I also had a son during that time, so my life was sorta hectic and I had to take care of things on the personal side and football sorta had to wait."

After sitting out almost three full years, Flemings wound up choosing Butte and the rest is history.

"It's a great school and the coaches here really know how to take care of their players," Flemings noted. "They prepare you for football, but they also prepare you for life and that's why I wanted to come here."

During Butte's State and National Title run this past season, Flemings was integral, usually tasked with locking down the opposition's best wideout and he wouldn't have wanted it any other way.

"They asked me to lock it down and I love to compete so it was a lot of fun doing that," Flemings said.

He finished the season with a team-high seven interceptions while finishing second in tackles with 72 and second in pass breakups with eight.

"I'm quick in and out of my breaks and I am not scared of anyone," Flemings said. "I'm pretty balanced. I can play the run well and I feel I can run with any wide receiver because of my (4.4) speed."

On the recruiting front, interest has started to pick up, but not the point of where Flemings feels comfortable.

"Fresno State, San Jose State, Baylor and Kansas State have all been talking to me and are looking at my transcripts, but none of them have offered me yet," Flemings said. "I'm just sorta waiting right now. I just hope I can find a spot to play.

"My son is three now and he and his mother are coming with me wherever I go, so it's really just about finding the right spot for me and for us. I know I can play at the next level and do well. I just hope someone gives me a chance."

"Deonte is just a flat out ball player," Butte offensive coordinator Robbie Snelling told JCFootball.com at the beginning of the year. "He's just a great player overall. He can run, he can come up and hit you. He'll surprise you with how physical he is because he's not the biggest guy."

Flemings is on pace to graduate in May and he will have three years to play two starting this coming fall.

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