San Diego (Calif.) has produced some of the best running backs in recent memory including current Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush. So when Cathedral Catholic's Demetrius Sumler broke the San Diego section record for most career yards rushing, it's a pretty big accomplishment.
Sumler, 5-10, 225 pounds is one of the top big backs in the West region and capped off a great high school career with a big senior season. Sumler led his team to the Div III semi-finals this year rushing for 2,467 yards and 31 touchdowns. For his career, the running back rushed for 5,650 yards which broke the previous record held by current Baltimore Raven rookie Justin Green.
On the recruiting front, Sumler took a early October visit to Boise State and that's the only trip he has taken so far.
"I liked Boise State a lot but the coaching change does bother me a little," Sumler said. "I really liked Coach Hawkins a lot and one of the main reasons why I was looking at Boise State was because he was there.
"I've already talked to Coach Peterson who will be taking over at Boise State and he told me they still want me and I know the offense will be the same since he was the coordinator there. With Coach Hawkins now at Colorado though, I'm definitely going to give them a look.
"I've already talked to a couple Boise State assistant coaches who are going to CU with Coach Hawkins and they want me to take a visit in January. I don't have a date set but that's definitely something I want to do. I'm going to visit Fresno State in January as well and those are really the main three I'm looking at.
"I was going to visit Fresno State this past weekend but I had a basketball tournament. Most of my games in January are Tuesday and Thursdays so I'll have no conflict with trips at that time. I don't have a leader in the group right now. I just want to take all my trips and I'll make my decision sometime close to signing day."