Plantation (Fla.) safety DeShawn Lindsay helped his 7-on-7 squad, Footballers Fire, win the BadgerSport Southeast Regional 7-on-7 at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama this past weekend. For Lindsay, he used the event to once again showcase his abilities.
"It was very interesting because there was a lot of competition out there," Lindsay said. "We just worked real hard. I thought I had a really good weekend. Anything that went over the top, I was there. I had four interceptions and five deflections."
It marked the second such 7-on-7 championship that the 6-foot-1, 175-pound prospect was a part of, as the Footballers Fire also won a similar BadgerSports event held in Tampa, Florida at the University of South Florida earlier this offseason. When Lindsay and company won in Tampa, they were considered the underdogs, but now Lindsay believes they are walking around with a target on their back.
"Everyone thought we couldn't do it again," Lindsay said. "Everyone doubted us in Tampa and we proved them wrong. So we just had a chip on our shoulder from then on. So we just kept that chip on our shoulder and used it to motivate ourselves. It helped us win that trophy again."
Lindsay's recent success has led to some recruiting attention. He feels he is on the verge of his first offer from an in-state school.
"Right now UCF is on the verge of offering me," Lindsay said. "I also just talked with a recruiter from Bowling Green."
The South Florida defensive back said he expects for Central Florida to visit him at some point during the spring, possibly as early as this week.