College recruiters in the south are all well aware of Little
Rock Christian running back Damarea Crockett. The Class of 2016 emerging star
rushed for 1,250 yards picking up 19 total touchdowns during his junior
campaign drawing crowds near and far.
By the time the 2014 season came to an end University of Memphis
dropped an offer on the 5’11”, 205 pound, powerhouse runner. But what has drawn
heavy interest from teams like Arkansas, Louisiana Tech, Arizona State, Auburn,
Oklahoma State, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, and Ole Miss is the raw speed
Crockett has that cannot be taught. He runs a reported 4.42 forty-yard dash.
One year away from his big moment on the national stage,
Crockett took time to answer a couple of questions about National Signing Day
giving his perspective to the biggest day in the college football recruiting
Damarea, what impressed you the most about schools showing
interest in you on NSD?
“I impressed that most of the
schools had a pretty decent signing class.”
Were there any other schools that impressed you with the
class that they signed in 2015? If so, which schools and how?
State because I looked at their class and it looked pretty explosive like they
signed pretty good kids.”
Did National Signing Day inspire you in anyway? If so, how
and in what way?
“Yes, it inspired me so much just knowing that will be me
next year making one of the biggest decisions in my life. It was also inspiring
seeing that all of the kids went where they had good relationships with the
Did anything about NSD change how you feel about the
recruiting process good or bad?
“No not at all. NSD made me feel even better knowing that
it's getting close to my time.”
Is there anything about the recruiting process that you
would like see changed? If so, what and how would you change it?
“Yes there is. I would like to see the coaches be able to
contact the players whenever they want to.”
For more on Damarea Crockett, click the link for a previous Elite Sports Network interview with the Class of 2016 star running back.