DeAndre Square knows his next foe well.
The Kentucky sophomore linebacker played high school football at Cass Tech in Detroit, located just 45 minutes east of Eastern Michigan University. As a high school junior, Square and EMU linebacker Desean Boyd helped Cass Tech complete an undefeated season as Michigan’s Division I State Champions.
Boyd is not the only former Technician on EMU’s roster. Reserve quarterback Aaron Jackson was Square’s QB in their senior season.
“I’m friends with a lot of those guys,” Square said. “It means a lot playing a lot of guys from home, but it’s no different. It’s like any other week for me.”
A week after Square’s 11-tackle performance drew rave reviews from across the country, he’s refrained from speaking to any of his old teammates. The soft-spoken, smash mouth football player will save his talking for after the game.