January 26, 2010

Wesleyan junior eyes first big-time offer

Unlike their brethren at left tackle, interior offensive linemen - particularly centers - don't receive a lot of initial attention from college scouts on the recruiting trail.

Wesleyan's David Andrews - a member of the Class of 2011 - may soon become an exception.

The 6-foot-2, 275-pounder is still waiting for that first official offer, but based on his recent performance at the U.S. Army National Junior Combine, offers should be right around the corner.

Andrews impressed scouts earlier this month at the combine in San Antonio, especially in one-on-one drills.

"I personally loved the one-on-ones, just the competition and the battles. I looked forward to them," Andrews said in a telephone interview with UGASports. "The first one up and tried to use his speed but I got under him and took him right to the ground. That gave me a little confidence and swagger the rest of the time. When guys tried to bull-rush me, I'd just stick them. When they just tried to stand, I just worked their moves and was able to counter and stop them. It was a good day for me."

Andrews has his fingers crossed.

Although he has yet to receive anything official, Andrews has been in regular contact with Georgia offensive line coach Stacy Searels, and hopes to attend Junior Day in Athens on Saturday.

Vanderbilt, Clemson, Arkansas, Auburn, South Carolina, East Carolina, Stanford and Oklahoma have also shown interest.

"The offer is always on my mind. I try to keep a level head, but the main thing I'm focusing on is my worth ethic and just improve as much as I can," Andrews said. "I'll just continue to work harder until the offers come. It (an offer) will come in due time."

When it does, Andrews said he probably won't wait for long before choosing his future school.

He wants to have made a decision prior to his senior year.

"The first school that offers is definitely going to have some leeway in my decision. Anytime you're the first for anything you like that a lot because they're saying you're the first choice and they're willing to take a chance on you," Andrews said. "So that will definitely play a deciding role. I just want to go somewhere where I'm comfortable with the players, the coaches and the environment. I don't plan on sitting here, hold out on my commitment or take tons of officials. Once I decide where I want to go, I will be committed and be done with it."

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