Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tech Lands Commitment #8 ......

Just a couple of days after impressing coaches at our elite camp & receiving an offer, North Cobb athlete Darren Waller became the 8th commitment for the Jacket's class of 2011. Waller, who measured in on Saturday at almost 6'5" & 204 pounds, has been electronically timed at 4.4 in the fourty and impressed coaches with his raw talent & athletic ability during the camp on Saturday. Waller will be listed at safety as of right now but could play WR or even linebacker, depending on our needs & how he develops once in school.

Waller is a great fit for us & just the type of player we should be going after: a high caliber athlete whose game needs polish & refinement. With our staff, we can turn athletes like Waller into tremendous football players. Watching highlights of Waller, you can see the speed is there but his angles to the ball are often poor & he needs to be more physical. These are easy teaching points for our staff. What you can't teach is 6'5" & a 4.4 fourty. In short, the young man is far from a finished product & has a tremendous upside as a player at Tech.

Waller is commitment #8 for 2011 & I expect the only safety we'll take now that Brian Randolph has committed to Tennessee. The number right now for next year stands at 22 by my count after Jake Skole's departure for MLB. Of note also is that Waller is a cousin of Tech target Curtis Grant, the #8 overall player for 2011 according to Rivals. Grant will be taking a visit to the Flats this summer.

1 comment:

  1. As a defender, this kid could grow into several different positions depending on how big he gets.

    As a WR, he could be a scary copy of BeBe. Welcome to the flats sir.