Plant City, May 24, 2018 – “I want to put Durant on a new path, change the dynamic of the program and create history with a new culture.” ~ Demarcus Governor, CB for Durant.
Leaving Durant after his freshman year, transferring to Plant City High for a semester due to a move, and then returning for his junior year, student athlete Demarcus Governor returned to Durant like he never left.
The Cougars went 7-4 in the 2017 season upon his arrival, and this year as he fills in the final pages to conclude his high school career, he’s fully prepared to take on his senior role with his mature demeanor, supportive cast and team to earn the recognition and reach the milestones he deserves; all while upholding a 4.15 GPA by the way.
“Mentally, I want to help develop our young guys and make them want to watch film and come in on Saturdays and do the extra things to push us in the right direction. Physically, I want to instill the mindset of being blue collar guys and just work, work, work towards a great season- never be satisfied- Durant is going to sock some people this year, we have a great team and coaching staff so be ready for us,” Governor states.
There’s no ‘I’ in team and indeed Demarcus is a true TEAM player with a heart of gold and high spirits that can keep this established program in check on the path to the desired final result. “My motivation definitely stems from my siblings and parents, my youngest brother Ra’jah brings me a new sense of energy and my other younger brother Amir brings out my aggression on the field. As far as my football goals go I want win the Jim Thorpe Award, and whether I go on to college and the NFL or not, in college I want to earn a political science degree and become a lawyer, and eventually coach division 1 football,” Demarcus goes on to say.
Listed at 6’1 and nearly 190 pounds, Governor uses his build to be a tremendous Ball hawk, consistently able to contest and highpoint the football, has impressive tackle skill as a corner, never shying away from throwing his body in traffic and laying someone out and his outstanding vision assists him in taking back kicks on special teams.
He earned 1st team All-Western conference returner with 647 return yards and a long run of 84! Also in his 3rd year, Demarcus accumulated 47 total tackles, 1 forced fumble, 2 interceptions and deflected 17 passes.
“In college I’d compare myself to Trayvon Mullen, Cornerback for Clemson, in the NFL, Jalen Ramsey or Marcus Peters. Away from the game, I like listening to music, but mostly being with my family, their time is limited so I really enjoy spending time with them.”
Undoubtedly, the sky’s the limit for Cornerback Demarcus Governor with his uplifting and wise outlook on his aspirations and in due time I think we’ll be hearing his name a lot more often as the 2018 season winds down and the real show starts. In whatever endeavors he progresses through as an athlete and individual I know just from interviewing him and watching film he will grab hold and accomplish his coveted accolades.
Vaughan Sixbury, BCP Contributor