Don't knock him, in HS
if a guard is quick and strong, his weight doesn't necessarily matter because on alot of run plays he just has to get to a linebacker or pull and trap a tackle or DE
as fast as possible. I played for a relatively small HS
so I was on varsity for 4 years and a starter for 3... I started out as an offensive tackle at 6'3" 230 but by my sophmore year I'd joined the waterpolo team and I dropped to 190 so I switched to guard and defensive end. We weren't ever a great team, but we made the district playoffs one year and never had a losing season while I was there... my only claim to fame would be tackling Sean Taylor, who was an all american free safety at UM
(but played tailback, reciever, linebacker, you name it in HS
) and plays for the Redskins now. PROSA, I feel you. We'd have 2 weeks of 2 a day practice before classes started for about 5 hours total a day, in august, in Miami. Needless to say, for the first week or so a bunch of people threw up or blacked out every day... I never did, but I did scare myself when I dropped 6 pounds of water weight after a single practice. Anyone else that played D-line, I'm sure you'll know what I'm talking about when I say the one thing I truly miss is pulling a nice move to get past a blocker and finding the ballcarrier right in front of you, ready to be wrapped up and driven backwards. Such a good feeling... our european friends just wouldn't understand
Some of my best high school memories are of that sport... for some reason I can't stand to watch it on TV but it was just such a great experience to play.
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