I had kind of forgotten about this kid, saw this and then ran across a newspaper clipping from April 2015 naming him first team all area (and listed him as a class of 2015 senior, not sure where that was coming from).
But he obviously played in 2016 in HS and was a very nice player.
Still not sure I follow his progress tho, if he was HS class of 16, should have graduated JC last spring? You don't redshirt in JC, do you? It looks like the coach who recruited him to Highland, Tone Boyle (a Madison area guy who's dad was a legendary HS coach), went to EIU last year as an assistant. Maybe Deang sat out a year?