Dezaray “DJ” Delmore Jr. is a 5’11 175-pound class of 2023 defensive back at Woodlawn High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana who excels at the safety position. He benches 245 and squats 355 to go along with a 4.6 40-yard dash. Dezaray known to his teammates and coaches as “DJ” has a nose for the football and is seemingly always around the ball, he is also a fierce leader and a very hard worker. Dezaray has 4 interceptions in 4 games played this season so far this season.
UPDATE: Since this article was published in October 2022, DJ has improved his 40-time to a sub 4.5. He has worked hard this offseason with F3 Elite 7v7 and Woodlawn’s Track Team. DJ is proving he going to be a huge prospect this season.
How long have you been playing football and What do you love about football?
D: I started playing football when I was 6 years old. I love football because of the contact and I feel like I was born to play football.
What has football taught you about yourself?
D: Football has taught me mental toughness and how to face and overcome adversity. It has also communication, teamwork and thinking on my toes.
Who are your biggest motivators?
D: My dad is one of my biggest motivators and my cousin, Cleveland Browns and former LSU wide receiver, Jarvis Landry.
Do you play any other sports?
D: I run track, I run the 100, 200, 4×2, 4×1, and 110-meter hurdle.
What would your coaches say about you as a player?
D: My coaches would say I’m a hard worker and a team player, with a very high football IQ.
What is your biggest strength on the football field?
D: My biggest strength on the football field is my football IQ, I feel like there’s not much I miss on the back end of the defense.
What part of your game do you want to improve on in your junior year?
D: This season I would like to improve on my technique and my physicality.
What should college coaches know about you?
D: College coaches should know that I am willing to do anything to help the team win and that I possess high football IQ and pedigree which will help make my transition to the next level smooth.
What are some of your goals, when it comes to your overall football career?
D: I want to become a top 2 defensive back with my teammate Jordan Matthews, a power 5 student athlete and then enter to the NFL draft.
Is there any player college or professional that you model your game after?
D: I model my game after, Jamal Adams, former LSU and Seattle Seahawks safety, Tyrann Mathieu former LSU DB and Kansas City Chief All-Pro safety, and Budda Baker former Washington and Arizona Cardinals safety.
What are some of your goals this season team wise and personally?
D: Personally I want to be first-team all-district, first team all-American, 50 plus tackles and at least 8 interceptions. Team wise I want to go all the way for the next two seasons.