June 22, 2006

Four-star settles in California

Four-star offensive tackle Darrion Weems (6-6, 285, 4.9) had a difficult decision to make. He was one of many who saw their lives change forever because of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

Weems was one of many who became homeless after Katrina. He ended up in California and played his junior season at Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft. Sometime after the season, Weems packed his bags and headed east ending up at Cedar Hill, Texas.

Soon Weems had a dilemma. Would he return to California or stay in Texas to continue his high school education and football career.

"It was a tough decision because Cedar Hill has a great football program, great coaches and great players," Weems said. "But the truth is I missed California.

"I'm from the big city, I'm from New Orleans and I settled in California after the Hurricane. Los Angeles is my home now. It was really that simple.

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