Damon Byrnes-Mitchell 6'0" 185 an aggressive safety has the looks of a primed safety prospect. DBM is a Big time hitter, and collectively shows very good ball skills and instinct.
As one of the lead returners from a year ago, DBM is glaring defensive back thats ready to show schools he's a legit baller. The Safety has several schools, eyeing him right now. Schools such as #FAU #USF #NDSU #TULANE & #WAKE FOREST just to name a few! Once the right school comes along he'll know it. Although he has gained a little attention he knows he has to still prove his worth. This spring will be the start to do that it will prepare him for a brutal season to come as the cougars open up with Ocala Vanguard.
Ocala Vanguard is loaded with talent as they boast one if not the best receiver in the state of FL in 4 star Leonard Manuel 6-4" 200 (UF Commit). DBM isn't worried though, knowing his cougar defense they should be able to give him fits. When I asked DBM who does he try to emulate on the field he immediately said,
(" Karl Joseph~ Oakland Raiders) without a doubt, i have a nasty demeanor when im out on the field, and I play with alot of anger and aggression ,I wear my emotions on my sleeve and my past has lead me to be this way".
This is what has drawn me to this young man. He's a hard nose prospect that has a fuel that is fiery and its building as the year goes on. He'll attend some camps this summer to work on his abilities and compete with some of the top prospects in the state. I believe the best is yet to come from this young man. I cant wait to see what comes of it. I asked why so much passion, football is just a game. He accredited to his adoptive parents.
" They always pushed me and encouraged me to be great. It was time when I failed and they were there to pick me up. They gave me the little pep talks when I needed them most and now everything I do I do is for them"
Since weve spoken last hes grabbed an offer from lane kiffin and staff #Florida Atlantic Owls! In which i figured one would come pretty soon. I expect more to come!
Insider Take: I had an opportunity to watch DBM this weekend at the IMG 7vs7 tournament and he impressed me. He held his own against some top notch talent. I cant wait to see what he brings to the table this fall!