Three-star linebacker Damien Proby (6-0, 210, 4.62) from North Las Vegas (Nev.) Cheyenne first impressed Rivals.com with his standout performance at the NIKE Camp held in Palo Alto, Calif., where he was one of the best linebackers at the camp.
Proving he wasn't a fluke, Proby is one of the main reasons why Cheyenne is sitting with a very pretty 7-1 record.
Proby has offers on the table from Northwestern, Washington State, Utah State, San Diego State, Wyoming and the hometown school, UNLV.
The talented linebacker is a student-athlete by every sense of the word. He's not really concentrating on recruiting right now. His focus in on helping his team become successful and getting the job done in the classroom.
"Class comes first," Proby said. "You can't play football without good grades."
"I'm staying focused on both football and academics," Proby said. "That is why I'm going to wait until after the season to take my visits."
"I don't want to rush the process by flying to a college after a game on Friday Night and not take my time," Proby said. "I want to get the entire feel of the school and meet all the coaches when they aren't busy with their own season."
"I'm very open to all the schools that are recruiting me," Proby said. "I don't have a favorite school yet."
Besides the colleges that have already offered, Fresno State and Colorado State are also calling Proby and are showing him recruiting interest.
As junior, Proby was a tackling machine racking up 117 tackles. His performance saw him earn first-team all-state honors from his linebacker position. He was a second-team all-state selection as a tight end as well. He is being recruited for his skills as an outside linebacker.
Proby has recorded a 4.38 shuttle and a 34-inch vertical.
An outstanding student, Proby carries a 3.8 GPA/
Proby earned a spot on the Rivals.com Nevada Preseason Top 20 team for the class of 2009 landing as the Silver State's No. 5 prospect at any position.