Derius is an explosive athlete, who easily changes directions without losing any speed. He's got good ball skills and game breaking speed to pull away from defenders.
Three-star recruit by 247Sports.com ... ranked as the No. 3 cornerback in Louisiana and No. 48 in the country ... rated the No. 25 overall player in Louisiana ... rushed for 408 yards and eight touchdowns on a 7.0 per carry mark his senior year ... added 12 receptions for 485 yards (40.4 yards per catch) and seven touchdowns ... had two touchdowns on special teams returns ... totaled 40 tackles, including 13 for loss, with three sacks, four quarterback hurries, seven pass breakups and two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown ... helped lead West Feliciana to a 16-1 record and state championship his senior year ... the school was 15-1 his junior year ... the Louisiana state champion in the 200m ... clocked at 4.36 in the 40 and a 48.44 in the 400m for the fourth-best time in the nation ... chose TCU over Kansas State and Tennessee.