Detroit Douglass athlete Demetrius Stinson was the running back MVP of the Cincinnati VTO Camp last April, and is coming off a senior season in which he earned special mention all-state honors, but the three-star prospect is still having trouble generating college interest.
"I am still hearing from Eastern Michigan - they are recruiting me for defense. I was hearing from Western Michigan until their coach got fired, so I'm not sure what's the deal with that. Then Illinois and the University of North Dakota, that's pretty much it."
Stinson had an early offer from Toledo, and even talked with them about committing over the summer. He has not heard from the Rocket's coaches since, though.
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Several out of region teams, like New Mexico State, Rhode Island and Southern Utah, have inquired about Stinson with his coach. The three-star prospect is also doing some leg work on his own to see what opportunities may still be out there for him.
"I have been just calling all the coaches that were previously interested in me, but haven't been hearing from a lot of them," Stinson said. "They say they are interested, but don't follow up. They tell me I am high on the boards, but that's pretty much all I hear. They have never said what is wrong with my game or anything."
Academics are not the issue for Stinson. He carries a 3.4 GPA in the classroom and is a full NCAA qualifier. This past fall he earned first team all-city and first team all-metro honors on the field after compiling 1,625 rushing yards with 21 touchdowns on offense and 64 tackles, two forced fumbles, an interception and six sacks on defense.