Three-star (according to 247sports) ATH Demetrius Kemp is currently playing a waiting game at the moment as it pertains to where he will commit himself to play college football come 2014. Right now, the leaders for his services are certainly head coach Paul Johnson and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. After visiting the campus with his teammate Tyler Merriweather, who would commit to the Yellow Jackets immediately following the visit, Kemp following his schoolmate seemed optimistic.
But, could a recent strong showing at an SEC school’s camp maybe throw a bit of a wrench into those plans?
On June 9, Kemp attended the Auburn Tigers camp and was said to have impressed many on new head coach Gus Malzahn‘s staff, especially defensive backs coach Charlie Harbison.
It’s the nature of college football recruiting and these athletes making their rounds. With Kemp originally being recruited by the likes of Troy, Northern Illinois, Memphis, and Arkansas State–Georgia Tech from the ACC may have seemed like the opportunities couldn’t get much better at the time. But, if you impress the right people at any given time, plans can change.
While Georgia Tech is still the leader right now, if an official offer from Auburn should come from that impressive camp showing, Kemp has even stated himself that they will immediately become the overall leader for his services.
And, services–plural–is what he can provide.
While he did mainly impress the Auburn staff with his defensive back skills, he is a do-it-all player. In addition to playing safety on the defensive side of the ball, Kemp also excels as a slot receiver and dynamic kick returner. Once he does land himself on a college campus, the possibilities as to how much he can contribute for a team may be endless.
But, will those possibilities arise in the ACC or the SEC? That’s up to Auburn.