Cameron Demps ‘ first impression of Virginia Tech came during his spring break earlier this year, as he and his parents traveled to Blacksburg. The trip was fruitful, as the 5-10, 170-pound cornerback recruit returned home to Georgia with an official offer from the Hokies. He also enjoyed his visit and the experience ultimately led to his commitment yesterday.
“Coach Gray gave me a tour on spring break,” Demps recalled. “He showed me around. He showed me to locker room, the athletic room…everything. The atmosphere was great. Then, I talked to Coach Beamer for about 45 minutes. That was great.”
This past weekend, Demps arrived in Blacksburg on Saturday. Accompanied once again by his parents, he toured the campus and checked out some of the local surroundings. Then, he met up with Tech rising red-shirt freshman defensive back Mario Edwards. Edwards, who also hails from the Atlanta area, helped solidify Demps’ decision.
“It was on my mind to commit, but Mario really sealed it,” Demps said. The two had met previously on the spring break visit. “He was saying the tutors were very nice. He was telling me how the coaches helped him out and how they were.”
Defensive backs coach Torrian Gray, who has also served as the primary recruiter here, was another important factor.
“Coach Gray is a cool guy,” Demps said. “Basically, he is one of us. He’s not much older than I am, so he is someone I can talk to.”
Location was definitely not a factor for Demps or for his parents.
“My parents were fine with my decision,” Demps said. “Actually, my mom had already made her decision before I committed. She loves Virginia Tech. My dad does as well. They love the coaching staff, the graduation rates and everything.”
Demps recorded eight interceptions for North Gwinnett High School last season as a junior. He’ll play for Peachtree Ridge High School (Suwanee, GA) this upcoming season and looks forward to similar success. He plays cornerback, a position he loves to play…especially when he gets to play man-to-man.
Demps feels Virginia Tech’s system suits his game just fine.
“The system is very good,” Demps said of Virginia Tech. “It is the number one defense in the nation. They play man most of the time, so I like that. And I might have the chance to start when I come in.”
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