After a productive junior season at North Gwinnett, 5-10, 170-pound speedster Cameron Demps transferred to Peachtree Ridge High School (Suwanee, GA) for his senior year. The transition has gone well for the Virginia Tech commit, but he is looking for things to get better individually and team-wise.
“Everything is going good for our team,” Demps said. “We started off slow, but we’re picking it up. We’re 2-1 on the year. It has been good for me, too. I had actually played with people over here in a rec league, so they knew me before. I started off a little slow, but I’m going to pick it up the rest of the season.”
At North Gwinnett, Demps primarily played cornerback and did very well, tallying eight interceptions last season alone. For Peachtree Ridge, he has played on both sides of the ball.
“I really like it,” Demps said of playing wide receiver on offense. “I’ve done pretty good. I have some catches on the season. We are primarily a running team, but we’ll pass if we need to.”
Demps, who has been timed in under 4.4 seconds in the 40, enjoys the wide receiver position but knows cornerback is his future. Cornerback is his favorite position and he certainly seems to have the mental make-up to play the position on the next level.
“I like when you are isolated one-on-one against a receiver,” said Demps, who adds that Tech junior cornerback Brandon Flowers is one of his favorite players. “You have to prove to everyone that you can hold your ground. I like getting physical at the line of scrimmage.”
Virginia Tech defensive backs coach Torrian Gray is high on Demps’ potential.
“Basically, I talk to Coach Gray,” Demps said. “He e-mails and calls once a week. He talks to me about the team and tells me how they’re doing. I can talk to him about anything. He has told me that I have a chance to come in and play my freshman year as a shutdown corner. I definitely want to come in and play as a true freshman.”
At least one other program is still trying to get the Peach state star to reconsider his decision, but he seems solid.
“Michigan State is really trying to get at me,” Demps said. “But I’m still solid with Virginia Tech.”
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