Although I saw QB Demeatric Crenshaw lead Pickerington Central over Mentor in last year’s OHSAA Division I State Championship game, I did not realize just how big he was until yesterday. Guessin 6’2-200.
As I watched the Pickerington Central football players workout last night, I was able to talk with Demeatric for just a few minutes. Articulate. Somewhat reserved. And confident.
But first, I saw him run for 161 yards and score 6 touchdowns against a very good Mentor football team in the State Championship game. He also passed for 104 yards in the game. Only a 10th grader.
An obvious threat to run anytime. Makes defenders miss. Breaks tackles. Excellent vision. Solid speed, but needs to keep improving. Natural ability to make plays with his feet. Good ball handler. Really mobile. Good quickness.
Needs to improve velocity on his throws, but continues to do that. Needs to keep spinning it. Really like his accuracy. Excellent touch passer. Finds the open receiver. Throws well on the run. Can short arm throws on the run.
To be a complete QB who can run and throw, he has to improve his passing velocity. We talked about that, and that phase of his game will continue to improve. Also, he comes up under center at times to take the snap.
Being a leader when he steps into huddle is important to him. He has the “poise under pressure,” which every top QB has. Really like his self confidence, as we talked.
Academics are good. Really likes the math classes and likes working with numbers. Demeatric went to Columbus South Junior High and moved to Pickerington Central to start his 9th grade year.
Some early “offers” are Georgia Tech, Cincinnati, and Indiana. A little surprised that he has not gotten more “love,” early, but he will be fine. Only a sophomore, but a winner.
College camps will be important, but he is not going to go “camp crazy.” He does not have to. Going to the right camps will be important. He will also mix in some AAU basketball.
Demeatric is an MSR top QB in the Class of 2020. He is a run/pass QB. Needs to maintain weight. Needs to improve his speed/burst. Needs to improve the “spin-it.” But I believe that he will get all of this accomplished.
What he is, is a “winner.” Makes his teammates better. Like his confidence. Can beat you passing or running. Bottom line, again. He is a “winner.”