12-Year-Old Georgia Star Athlete Publishes Children’s Book And Starts Multiple Businesses

Twelve year old Georgia star athlete Demetrius Purvis II recently published a children’s book and started multiple businesses.

Purvis II, a star wide receiver and quarterback, boasted about his athletic abilities and entrepreneurial spirit in an interview with 11Alive. 

“I got five touchdowns in a game when I was five years old,” he told the outlet.

The 12-year-old currently plays football at the Georgia Elite Sports Academy and earns straight A’s at The Luella Middle School in Henry County. His coach at the academy, Eddie Grant, told 11Alive that he’s a “total player” and “great teammate.”

“He’s a total player, a great teammate,” Grant said. “He’s very focused, laser-focused, very humble, but a student of the game. He wants to always be better.”

On top of being a star athlete, Purvis II also reportedly makes money as an entrepreneur. He currently has a clothing line, a line of air fresheners, and recently released his first book titled, “All Through the Game”–something he worked on while his peers were busy playing video games and hanging out with friends. The book’s catchy title, he explained, is meant to be recited the same way as the popular children’s song “Wheels On The Bus” (1937). Purvis II added that it’s meant to help kids with their motor skills.

'All Through The Game' Book
Photo Courtesy of Walmart

“People older than me have their own business, and I’m only 12 having my own business,” he proudly said. 

Purvis II reportedly began his newest venture during the pandemic. 

“He actually started at age 9, two years ago. I would see him draw football men. He would draw helmets and the football itself,” his mom, Calnetra, told 11Alive. 

Among the pre-teen’s impressive accomplishments and goals, his ultimate dream is to take his football talents to the big league. 

“When I grow up, I want to be an NFL player and have a business,” he said. 

“All Through the Game” reportedly hit shelves on Oct. 4. and is available for purchase at WalmartTargetAmazon, Books-A-Million, Barnes & Noble, and Mascot Books.  

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