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Cedar Hill, Texas, is home to one of the most impressive collections of talent in the state of Texas. It's also home to one of the most interesting stories that anybody will follow throughout the recruiting process.
It's the story of the long journey of offensive linemen Darrion Weems.
The 6-foot-6, 285-pounder was a member of the pre-evaluation Rivals100 team and had been listed for the longest time at Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft. This comes after he left New Orleans as a refugee of Hurricane Katrina.
However, Weems has moved once again this time it looks like it's for good.
"Darrion moved to Cedar Hill in February," Longhorn coach Joey McGuire said. "He was originally from New Orleans. He then moved from New Orleans to California when Hurricane Katrina hit.
"The good news is that his family is all back together and living here in Cedar Hill. He's a great young man and an excellent player."
College coaches have had a tough time tracking this elite prospect, but it sounds like Weems does finally have some roots laid down and some schools are starting to discover his final destination.
"He was just recently offered a scholarship to Oregon," McGuire said.
"He's really a great kid and I talked to Oregon that already knew about him when he was in California. When LSU called about Cole, they knew that he was from New Orleans, so they're interested too."
Tulane and other Big 12 programs are starting to show him more and more interest, but McGuire's betting that once more people know this elite prospect is there, then they'll jump all over him.
Weems was only at Taft for a short amount of time, but he definitely left a lasting impression there.
"Darrion is very limber and nimble for a big man," Taft offensive coordinator Derwin Henderson said. "He has tremendous feet. He's an overpowering run blocker. We just lined up and ran behind him. He's so good we can ran behind him five straight times and the opposition couldn't stop us. He just lined up and mowed people down.
"He is such a great kid. He's a very shy kid. He never complains, he just gets the job done. Darrion isn't even close to tapping his potential. Once he learns to play at a lower pad level he's going to be unstoppable."
And now that he's stopped moving around, look for this unstoppable force to put his name back on the national recruiting map.
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