Demarco Price admits there were times he was disappointed and concerned about his football future.
However, the Douglas County senior learned to trust the process and believed in what the Tigers’ coaching staff was telling him.
Price was injured during the Tigers spring game last month, and missed the entire football season after having surgery.
The defensive back was starting to pick up some steam on the recruiting circuit but it came to a standstill after the injury.
“Definitely when the injured for happened I was very disappointed,” Price said. “Then later I started to realize that everything happens for a reason. My coaches were staying on me and my family gave me a lot of support.”
Tigers coach Johnny White believed that Price would make a full recovery and kept potential colleges informed.
It has seemed to work out for Price as National Signing Day approaches on Wednesday. He will chose between Div. II schools Johnson C. Smith University in North Carolina and Virginia State.
Price also has a preferred walk-on offer from Jacksonville State in Alabama, a Div. I FCS powerhouse.
“Some schools backed off after the injury,” Price said. “I’m thankful for coach White and all our coaches. They were really key in all of this in keeping me and the schools in the loop.”
Price torn his ACL in the Tigers spring game against Hapeville Charter in the second quarter. He spent the entire season going through rehab, and was released two weeks ago to resume full activities.
“He just fought through everything and stayed positive,” White said. “I’m sure he was disappointed and down but he never let us see it. I’m really happy for him. He had some good junior film that really helped.”
Price will resume running track where he does the 300-meters hurdles and runs on both relay teams.
White said running track will help him get back in the competitive spirit also build confidence in his led.
“We will know by mid-March how much he has progressed,” White said.
“I ready and excited about the future,” Price said. “It has been a long process and I know I have some more work to do. I’m looking forward to college.”