Memory is ready to show what he can do

A player who has yet to play a college football game, but who will get a lot of recruiting attention this summer and fall, will be San Joaquin Delta OT Stephen Memory (6-5, 295). Last fall he sat out with a torn rotator cuff, but now that he's back to 100-percent he's ready to show schools he can be a marquee player at the next level…

Memory prepped at Tracy (Ca.) High School and was a standout on both sides of the ball, but made a name for him on the defensive side where he was an All-League defensive end for three years and was named the Defensive Player of the Year by two area publications.

"I was a lot smaller than I am right now," Memory said with a chuckle when asked why he made the switch to the offensive side of the ball. "I played at like 230 pounds back then, but after I graduated, I added 30 pounds of muscle in a year so I decided to move over to offense and now I'm up almost 70 pounds from when I graduated high school, so I would have been too big for defensive end."

He graduated in 2008, but failed to qualify due to a math class and he had planned to become a law enforcement officer, but because of the down economy he decided to give football a shot again.

"I came here to Delta because I had a lot of friends come here and it was a chance to play football again," Memory said. "I was all set to play last year and then I got injured in a motorcycle accident and tore my left rotator cuff. After I got healed, I started working out pretty hard and now I'm ready to go so I can show people what I can do and maybe someone will think I fit what they are looking for and offer me."

Obviously, recruiting is still on hold until teams get a look at Memory this spring and when they see him, he hopes to show them a player with quick feet, long arms, outstanding strength and athleticism.

"Right now I bench 225 pounds 25 times, but I'm hoping to hit 28 when I max out here pretty soon," Memory said. "I also am repping 335 pounds 11 times on the squat and in the winter I ran a 4.86 forty time. Basically, all I have done for pretty much the last year is work out and get myself ready to play."

Besides working hard in the weight room, Memory has gotten it done in the classroom posting a 3.78 GPA and he will be done with his AA degree in December, allowing him to transfer with three years to play three wherever he ends up.

We'll continue to keep tabs on Memory's progress and update news as it happens.

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