"also played on offense as a fullback ....recorded 86 tackles, 30 assists, two sacks, 23 tackles-for-loss, and three forced fumbles as a senior...tied school record for most tackles in a game with 14...Helped his team reach the state quarterfinals with an 8-5 record his senior season...also lettered in
basketball and wrestling...
I have said several times that our front five (line+olbs) should have wrestling experience. My worry is that he goes before we get a shot. Hopefully, everyone in front has more pressing needs than a DE>OLB. Also, it seems like he played DT/DE at Shiloh...
"The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100, Top 50 in Georgia, and Class AAAAA First Team All-State as a defensive lineman....GeorgiaSports Writers Association All-State defensive lineman....SUPERPREP All-Dixie Team....named one of the top 25 defensive tackles in the country by Student Sports Magazine....Defensive lineman of the year as a junior and senior in Gwinett County...Atlanta Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week October 28, 2000 and Defensive Lineman of the Year as a senior... "
while their are some guys like Roth and Cody who are natural LBs playing out of position...
Cody "First team All-State tight end by the state's coaches and Tulsa World ... member of the Daily Oklahoman's Red-Chip List ... second team All-State by the same publication ... played quarterback, running back, fullback, tight end, receiver, linebacker, defensive end and free safety ... District 5A-3 Defensive Player of the Year ... No. 3 in Class 5A receiving with 18 catches for 535 yards and seven touchdowns ... recorded 65 tackles and five pass deflections ... helped his team to an 11-1 record and an appearance in the state quarterfinals ... "
Roth "High school honors - - Named to numerous prep all-America teams as a linebacker and fullback . . . named Illinois High School Athlete of the Year by the Chicago Tribune . . . lettered four years in football at Willowbrook . . . named to the ESPN and Reebok first all-America teams as a senior . . . all-conference as a junior . . . as a senior he was also named first team all-state and conference Defensive Player of the Year . . . football captain and MVP as a senior . . . Career - - junior and senior stats include 271 tackles, 52 tackles for loss and 15 quarterback sacks . . . team had a 15-7 record his final two years . . . defensive stats as a senior show 161 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, four quarterback sacks, an incredible 12 blocked kicks and 10 forced fumbles
. . . rushed for 307 yards and four touchdowns as a senior . . . lettered four times in wrestling, earning state title as a senior with perfect 31-0 record.