Coug LOI’s: S Darius Lemora Signs With Washington State


Name: Darius Lemora

School: Memorial HS (Port Arthur, TX)

Position: Safety

Vitals: 6’0″, 185lbs


  • Rivals: , NR
  • Scout: , #179
  • ESPN: , #195
  • 247Sports: , #107

Other Offers of Interest: Louisiana, McNeese State, North Texas, Texas State, UTEP

Best Attributes: Tackling, Big Hit ability, Range

Prediction & How He Improves Cougars in 2013: 

Lemora might have the size of a little geo metro, but the kid can hit like a semi truck. In fact that really is his whole highlight tape, just him laying the wood on player after player. So with that being said, I cant really get a good evaluation on his coverage skills.

Unfortunately I don’t think he possesses the size to be a D-1 safety just yet. I think the hope is, he can pack on a good 15 pounds of muscle, and develop into a solid strong side safety. Along with putting on some size, he has quite a few things to work on; his awareness and dissecting plays is the one that stood out to me. Numerous times, on a run play the ball carrier would get a good 5 to 6 yards before Lemora would come up and make the tackle. That can all be fixed with experience and film study.

All in all, trying to forecast into the future, I don’t see Lemora being our starting safety down the road. I think he puts in a good 4 years on special teams, but I think there will be better options at the Safety spot for us. My hope is that he could possibly develop into a corner or nickle back, I think it is there where he could see the most playing time.

All Coug’d Up Recruit Grade: 2