Nation’s Top DT Talks Recruiting

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Florida State and North Carolina appear to be two schools who will definitely receive official visits from Dudley High School (Greensboro, NC) defensive tackle DeMario Pressley .

No dates have been set for those two programs, which have already received commitments from Dudley running back Jamaal Edwards (FSU) and safety Martel Thatch (UNC).

Pressley will take all five officials before making his final decision.

“I’m still open,” said Pressley, who had scheduled an official visit to Notre Dame but has since cancelled that visit. The Irish are no longer under consideration. “I haven’t set up any official visits. I know I’ll take one to UNC and one to FSU. I’m going to take all five visits.”

UNC’s 0-5 start has not hurt them in the recruitment of the nation’s top defensive tackle prospect. Pressley has developed a good relationship with the Tar Heel coaching staff, and says UNC’s 2003 performance has not affected their standing with him.

“Basically, to me, it doesn’t hurt,” said Pressley of UNC’s 0-5 start. “I know it might to others, but not me. I know the coaches really well over there, and that’s what matters.”

NC State, Miami (FL), Georgia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Virginia are among the many other schools still under consideration for the final three visits.

Virginia, who recently stopped by Dudley High School, has to land an official visit in order to have a chance at landing Pressley.

“Virginia is still recruiting me hard,” said Pressley. “In fact, they were at my school last Friday. I’ve spoke with Coach [Ron] Prince and Coach [Mike] London. Coach Prince is my recruiting coach. I’m still considering them.”


On the Gridiron

When you are one of the top players in the nation, you tend to receive attention from your opponents. DeMario Pressley has consistently received double and triple teams this year, which has been frustrating for him.

“Everything’s going good, but I’m frustrated,” said Pressley of his season. “I mean, it’s smart for other teams to double and triple team me. They run away from me. It’s