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Junior to Watch: Demarrio Pleasant

Junior to Watch: Demarrio Pleasant
School: Lewisville High, Lewisville, TX.
Position: Outside linebacker
Size and speed: 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, and Demarrio ran a 4.6 hand held 40 yard dash on his high school's track.
Statistics: Demarrio wasn't sure of his statistics, but he thought they were approximately 89 tackles, six sacks, four interceptions, and three caused fumbles.
Honors: He has received first team, All-District and All-Area recognition.
Strong Points: "Speed getting to the ball, open field tackling and pass defense against receivers."
He described himself as: "A tough player that will do anything for his team." He compared his style of play to LaVar Arrington of the Washington Redskins.
Favorite Schools: He has offers from Missouri, Texas A&M, and West Virginia.
He is hearing from Georgia Tech, Tennessee, LSU, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska, Alabama, SMU, Arkansas, Baylor, Boston College, Rice, Iowa State, Wisconsin, Kansas State, UCLA, Indiana, and Colorado.
At this time there really isn't a favorite, though Texas A&M is recruiting the hardest.
If he could make his five official visits today, they would be to:
Georgia Tech: "A running back went there this year, and I want to learn more. I met Chan Galey at our school and was impressed by him."
Texas A&M: "Coach Grimes is okay. And the atmosphere was good when I went there. I really liked it."
West Virginia: "I want to visit to learn more about them."
Oklahoma: "I went there, and there are former teammates there, so I know people there."
Nebraska: "I have a lot of family there and want to see what it's really like."
Skinny: Distance will not be a factor at all.
"I'm mainly looking at the depth chart for future playing time," Pleasant said.
He has not attended any camps, but he plans to attend summer camps at Texas A&M and Oklahoma.
His dream schools would be Texas or Florida State, if he could go anywhere.
He plans to major in architectural drafting and hasn't really set his sports goals, as he usually does that during the summer or just prior to the season.
However, he did say that he would like to make at least 130 tackles next season.
He named Travis Wilson of Creek View High in Carrollton, Texas as his toughest opposing player.
He benches 270 pounds and has done a 40 inch vertical leap, which he did at a workout at Pleasant Valley Ranch in Texas.
He took his ACT Feb. 9 and has the SAT scheduled for Feb. 26.
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