Tuesday, July 3, 2007
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Cameron Demps hasn't played a down at his new school yet, but he's already settled on where his next stop will be.
The Peachtree Ridge rising senior, who transferred from North Gwinnett after last season, committed to play for the Virginia Tech football program Sunday.
"I really like the atmosphere there," Demps told Scout.com. "The coaching staff is great and Virginia Tech is one of the best football programs in the ACC."
It's a program that has a history of producing top-notch defensive backs. Current Atlanta Falcons DeAngelo Hall and Jimmy Williams both had All-American careers for the Hokies earlier this decade.
Demps hopes to now add to that cornerback legacy.
The 5-foot-9, 170-pound speedster reportedly ran a 4.35-second 40-yard dash at the Kennedy/CES Combine in February and was on the wish list of many of the top programs in the country.
He had offers from LSU, Auburn, Florida and North Carolina among others. But in the end, Demps knew where he wanted to continue his playing career.
"One of their players, (former Westlake safety) Mario Edwards, visited me (Saturday) night," Demps said in the Scout.com interview. "After talking with him, I knew that Virginia Tech was the place for me."
And he doesn't see that changing over the next six months - high school seniors aren't allowed to sign letters of intent until February for football scholarships.
"I'm very solid," Demps said. "I won't be changing my mind. I'm going to Virginia Tech."
Last year at North Gwinnett, Demps was one of the county leaders with six interceptions.