"Double E" is a Hot Commodity

Etta Etta-Tawo is one of the top defensive tackles in the south, and he's starting to get the attention from recruiters that he justly deserves. With close to 10 offers already on the table, Etta will have a wide selection of schools from which to choose from next February. Who stands the best chance to land him right now and who in particular has formally extended him a scholarship bid to this point?

"I have offers from Auburn, Georgia, Duke, Stanford, Maryland, Clemson, Central Florida, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest," Etta Etta-Tawo said.

Who has made the cut to this point?

"My top five is Stanford, Georgia, Clemson, Maryland and Duke. Stanford and Georgia are really my top two teams."

What has given the Dawgs and Cardinals the advantage?

"I like Stanford because of their great academics and education quality. I like Georgia because it's not very far from home and they have a great athletic program."

What is most important to the McEachern standout when picking a school?

"Academics come first because my dad has a PHD and my mom has two Masters degrees so they put a lot of importance on that. The athletic program comes after that."

How would Etta describe his strengths and weaknesses as a player?

"I'm best at stopping the run. My coaches say that since I'm so good at cleans, I get a good explosion. I need to work on using my hands more in the pass rush. Just get better at my technique overall."

The former resident of Oman and England boasts a collection of impressive strength numbers.

"I bench 310lbs, clean 615lbs and squat 475lbs. I'm working out with my team every Monday and Thursday just running and lifting weights."

Does Etta have any goals for his final season of high school ball?

"We want to beat Harrison for the region and go as far as we can in the playoffs. Personally, I'd like to get 70 tackles, 7 sacks and 8 tackles for loss."

The Indians standout will attend Georgia's camp on July 9th and West Virginia's team camp soon after that. He will also try and make it to Clemson as well.

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