He was stuck in a never-ending loop, relying mostly on his freakish size coupled with his god-given talents to get him by. While Derek loved basketball (I coached him and various school and AAU teams for many years), he decided not to play his Junior year to focus all of his efforts on football.
For the first time ever, Derek was about to experience the upside of downtime. Derek's father called me and said, "Print some shirts that say, Speed Kills, Strength Punishes. That is going to be our theme during the off-season." Being the somewhat overzealous uncle (as some may say), I called up a friend in the biz and asked if he and his crew would be interested in making a song. Upon arrival to the studio, I told them I wouldn't stifle their creativity but I absolutely needed "Speed Kills" and "Strength Punishes" somewhere in the song. It wasn't long before they were bouncing ideas off of each other and the next thing you know, WORD IS BORN:
"Speed does kill yeah speed does kill. You'll get punished with my strength, that's for real."
|Weight||211||200 (205 - 210 by season)|
|Vertical Jump||34 1/2||35|
While his film and stats from playing in one of the Nation's top high school conferences have landed him 22 offers, including 3 of the top 4 ranked 2012 teams seems impressive, you ain't seen nothin' yet!
Speed Does Kill.