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Hey everyone, DeMarcco Hellams here with my newest diary to update you on what has been going on since my offseason. With my sophomore season under way, I am excited to be able to compete for another state championship. I said last year that I wanted the seniors to leave with a national championship, so hopefully we can accomplish that too. I had a busy offseason, focusing on working harder and getting better, so let me tell you about it.
Over the summer, I had one goal in mind: Get Better. I had to train as hard as my body would allow me to, to comeback this football season better than before. With the departure of many key players from last year, including RecruitDiaries’ own Tino Ellis, I realized that I would be assuming a much greater role. I felt like I had to work so much harder knowing this, and that not only myself, but also my teammates, have big shoes to fill this year to return yet another state championship to Dematha Catholic.
As for how my recruiting is going, I am exceptionally satisfied where everything stands at the moment. I received my seventh offer in July from Virginia Tech, and I thank God every day for the opportunities he has afforded me. It is still so early in my recruitment though, so I cannot wait for things to really pick up. It would be a dream come true to receive offers from prestigious programs like Clemson, Ohio State, and Florida State. I also just visited Penn State University, which was a lot of fun and I learned a lot about the program. In the upcoming future, I plan on heading to Virginia Tech before their season is over to learn as much about the program as I can as well.
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