True sophomore strong side linebacker John Demps is in a battle with senior Brian Crum for a starting position. The Pensacola native comes in as one of the prize recruits from Urban Meyer's first recruiting class at Florida. A knee injury sidelined him for most of the season last year, but Demps is almost 100% at fighting for the spot.
August 8, 2006
At 2 a.m. on National Signing Day, all the lights were burning in the Demps household in Pensacola. No, Jon Demps wasn't studying for a test nor was he simply too excited to sleep. He was on the phone with Charlie Strong, Florida's co-defensive coordinator, and both of Strong and Demps were getting the re-assurances that they needed. An internet report was posted that the four-star (by Scout.com) linebacker from Pensacola Washington had given his commitment to Florida State.
June 30, 2005
There will be no empty nest syndrome for Millicent Demps in a few more weeks when she sends her baby, whom she calls "Jon Jon", off to the University of Florida where he will be attending on a football scholarship. You only have to spend a few minutes around Millicent to know that she's been preparing for this day for years.
May 7, 2005
February 1, 2005