High School: Three-year letterman at Patterson High where he played tight end and wide receiver for coach Tommy Milton...rated a three-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com...listed as the No. 19 prospect in the state by Rivals.com, No. 28 by 247Sports.com and No. 30 by ESPN...tabbed the No. 13 tight end in the nation by ESPN, No. 16 by Rivals.com, No. 19 by Scout.com and No. 25 by 247Sports.com...tabbed No. 21 player in the Times-Picayune's Nifty 50...helped lead the Lumberjacks to a combined 29-8 overall record with three trips to the state playoff, a District 9-3A title as a junior and a District 6-3A championship as a sophomore...named first-team all-district as a senior after hauling in 58 passes for 810 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior...selected to play in the 2012 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Houston...added 34 catches for 542 yards and 11 scores as a junior...also lettered in basketball and baseball where he claimed all-district honors in both sports...also had offers from Arizona State, Arkansas, Houston, Louisiana-Lafayette, LSU, Mississippi State, Southern Miss and Texas A&M.
Personal: Born Deondre Demarcus Skinner on Jan. 10, 1994, in Morgan City, La...son of Keith Paul and Doris Skinner...has one brother, Murphy, and one sister, Dawneisha...undecided on major.