Obviously, there are a lot of college football coaches that believe J.K. Sabb is a good thing even though he is a bit small by Division I college linebacker standards.
The 5-11, 215 pounder from Laney High School is not a speedster, but he is as quick as a cat with excellent instincts. He has been showing strong pass coverage skills in a variety of summer football camps and looks like he would be at home in the secondary. He was at Auburn last weekend where he was one of the more impressive players at the one-day session.
"I learned a lot at the Auburn camp," Sabb says. "It was up there with the top camps I have been to." The linebacker and running back also made recent stops on the SEC camp circuit at the University of Georgia and University of South Carolina.
College coaches have been checking out the rising senior after he made 123 tackles as a junior while adding 1,500 rushing yards. He also had 10 quarterback sacks.
"Most people are recruiting me as a linebacker or strong safety," Sabb says. The list of interested colleges includes Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Maryland, Tennessee and others, notes Sabb, who mentions the Tigers as one of his favorites. When asked what is his favorite position, Sabb says, "I don't really know. Where the coach needs me is where I like to play."
Sabb also plays basketball, but his ticket to college will probably be punched as a football player. Even though he is a bit short for a linebacker, he will likely have plenty of takers when he is ready to put his name on the dotted lines to sign scholarship papers in February. "I hope I am still growing," Sabb says. "I want to be six feet tall." Whether he does or doesn't get larger, Sabb has already proven that he is a serious player and should be one of the better players in the state of Georgia this fall.