Notre Dame is off to a sluggish start in their 2003 campaign, dropping three of four after a 10-3 season a year ago. The latest news on the nation's top defensive tackle won't make the Irish feel any better.
"I canceled my visit to Notre Dame," said 6-foot-4, 285-pound defensive tackle DeMario Pressley. "I'm not considering them anymore. I plan on scheduling an official visit to Florida State sometime in the near future, and there's a very good chance I'll set up a visit to North Carolina soon too."
Does that mean the 'Noles and Heels lead?
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"I don't really have any leaders right now," he said. "Those two have been up there all along, but I'm still interested in places like NC State, Miami and a lot of others."
Greensboro (N.C.) Dudley is off to a 4-2 start, and Pressley is doing things that most people wouldn't expect any defensive tackles to do.
"We're 4-0 in the conference but lost the two out of conference. I have nine or 10 sacks so far, an interception and a touchdown. A pass got batted and when I saw it just hanging up in the air my eyes lit up. I took a good angle, grabbed it and ran about 20 yards for the score. That's a defensive lineman's dream," he laughed.
Pressley has said all along he will wait to make his decision until Signing Day, and said that remains the case.