Varsity Preps

Demarcus “Dee” Fleming

Every high school team in America has that feature running back that has to carry the load for them on Friday nights.  It has been said that 99% of the time, the team that controls the line of scrimmage and wins the running game ends up winning the game.  Having that feature back that can take over a game is a key to every team at every level of football.

Trinity Episcopal School in Natchez has a running back that carries the load for them week in and week out.  Running back Dee Fleming has been one of the most consistent players for the Saints on the gridiron for the past two years.  With a special blend of speed and power, Fleming works hard every day to show the world how good he can be and how bright his future truly can be.

Fleming has worked hard on his game since a very early age.  Now he knows that hard work pays off with his success on the field.  But like any good player, Fleming knows that there is work to be done.

“I play the game with passion, pride, and relentless effort,” said Fleming.  “You can say that I am a combination back.  I am a physical runner, but I can also break through the hole at great speed.

“Some of the strengths of my game are making that one good cut, getting my shoulders square, and getting through the hole.  I am a physical runner.

“I am working on my vision.  I am striving to be excellent in that category.  A lot of running backs in college and the NFL don’t make it only by their physical ability, but their visual ability.  I have to work on seeing the hole, getting through it, and using  my technique to make people miss.”

Being a true student athlete, Fleming knows that he has to have a career on and off the field.  He works hard on his grades and makes sure he takes care of the student part of the game.


“Education has always been a big thing for my family and myself,” he said.  “I realize that education and knowledge can take you a long way.  No one can ever take that away from you, except yourself.  I am a student first and an athlete second.  The school I attend and my family stress education tremendously.  I would love to attend a great physical medicine program and be a rehabilitation physician or become a children’s doctor.  I just love motivating and helping people.”

A few schools have grabbed Flemings attention early in his recruiting process.  He has one that he really likes and has some good reasons for that attention.

“I like Mississippi State, LSU, Ole Miss, TCU, and Vanderbilt,” he said.

“I have always had knowledge of Mississippi State and what they are all about.  This summer, I went to a football camp up there at State.  I just fell in love with it all.  With the coaches, with the beautiful campus, just with the atmosphere in general.  I really felt like I was a Bulldog.  Like I was included in the Mississippi State family.  That stood out to me.  I have not been able to attend a game yet, but I know when I do I will just fall in love with it even more.

“I look up to Ladarius Perkins more then most people even know.  I see a lot of me in the way he plays the game.  With that being said, I think I could become a great factor in the offense for the Bulldogs.  I respect their game and I would support and help their running game.  And the passing game as well.”




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