Interview with Demetrius Stinson of Frederick Douglass

8 Feb


Demetrius is the very reason why we should have better scouting in Detroit.  Here is a kid that had three thousand yard seasons and over 50 touchdowns in his career.  Tell me, how did he not go D1?  Stinson brings a nice combination of speed and power to the running back position.  But don’t think that he is only a runner.  Demetrius also has the ability to make you pay on special teams and catching the ball out of the backfield.  He has decided to continue his college career at Ferris State, who competes in the GLIAC.

Senior Stats: 1635 rushing yards, 598 receiving yards, 64 tackles, 1 interception, two forced fumbles, 2345 all purpose yards, 21 touchdowns.

Follow Demetrius on Twitter: @_OriginalMeech

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: Height, weight, and position?

Demetrius Stinson: 5’11″/205, ATH (RB, DB, LB, DE, PR, KR, S, WR)

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: Individual strengths?

Demetrius Stinson: I have great size, very versatile, have a combination of speed and strength, and I can make a defender miss, run around them or run through them.  As well as cover and come up and hit on the defensive side of the ball.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: How would you grade your performance this previous season?

Demetrius Stinson: I would give myself a B+.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: Talk a little about your recruitment process.

Demetrius Stinson: Well after my junior year, I was getting heavily recruited by every school in the Big Ten, the MAC, and a few schools in the Big East.  They were coming to the school as well as practices, then I unfortunately fractured my ankle before the season, and was not able to get to any of the school’s camps.  So my process was a little shaky and rough, but I’m glad I landed with Ferris State.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: This is a very talented class for Ferris, where do you think you rank within the class?

Demetrius Stinson: I really don’t feed into the rankings, but this a very great class.  I feel that I’m one of the best that is coming in with this class, but its great talent all across the board for this Ferris class.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: Do you have any relationships with any players at Ferris or the incoming class?

Demetrius Stinson: Not really, but I’m getting to know everybody.  Such as one of there running backs Korey Ringer who is currently there.  And Malik Washington, Garius Coleman, Brandon Harding, and Anthony Darkangelo, who are in the incoming class, we have all been trying to get connections with each other.  As well as other commits before we attend Ferris.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What legacy do you think you left at a small school like Fred D?

Demetrius Stinson: I believe I left a huge legacy not the one I wanted to leave though.  I wanted to get the school its first ever state championship and first D1 athlete.  But that didn’t go as planned but a 3x thousand + yard rusher with over 55 TDs isn’t bad either.  Most people around the city and state tell me I’m the best player to come out of that school.  So I’m glad I could help put Fred D on the map.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: Did you ever think of going to a school like Cass or King to get better attention for recruiting?

Demetrius Stinson: Both schools wanted me, and I was well respected as a player from both schools.  But once I set in at Fred D, I remained loyal to my team cause of the legacy I built there and I’ve never been the type of kid to jump ship.  At times I wish I would have but I didn’t and that’s that.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What are you going to miss about playing in high school?

Demetrius Stinson: The respect that I got because I was known as one of the best players in Michigan as well as Detroit and the Midwest Region.  Now that I’m at a new level, I have to start over and make a new name for myself.  I’m also going to miss hearing players and coaches on the opposing team yelling out “Watch #7!” before every play!

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: Predictions for first year at Ferris State?

Demetrius Stinson: Personally, I want to go there and play big minutes if not start as a true freshman, and be the best possible player I can as far as the team goal, to go undefeated and win a national championship.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: And lastly what is one thing most people do not know about you?

Demetrius Stinson: Ummm, that I’m a dedicated player and hard worker, and that I’m currently working with two trainers in Chris Huff with Performance 80 Training, and John Vickers at Hype Recreation Center to prepare for the next level.

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One Response to “Interview with Demetrius Stinson of Frederick Douglass”

  1. Claude Brown February 9, 2013 at 3:00 am #

    I recruited this kid at 15 and knew he was awesome the day I got him to Fred D..

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