Coach's Corner: Ron Aydelott

Inside, Riverdale (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) head coach Ron Aydelott talks about CU verbal commit Eugene Goree.

Ron Aydelott took over the Riverdale program in Murfreesboro this past season and led them to an 11-2 record. Prior to that, Aydelott had turned around a dormant program at Hillsboro. (Two of Aydelott's players at Hillsboro — Joe Sanders and Chris Russell — signed with the Buffs a few years back.)

BSN spoke with Aydelott recently about defensive tackle Eugene Goree, who is expected to sign a LOI with Colorado Wednesday. (NOTE: Goree is a candidate to grayshirt).

BSN: What kind of player has Eugene been for you?
: He's a great player. In the top classification in the state, he was one of the three finalists for the state's top lineman. He's an elite player.

BSN: How big is he right now?
: Eugene is 6-3 ½, 281.

BSN: How does he move at that size?
: He runs about 5-flat. There's not many big kids, at least coming out of high school, that move that well that I've ever seen.

BSN: How do you think his transition will go to the next level?
: I think it will go well. The thing that most people don't know about Eugene is he just turned 17 in September. So he's going to get better with a little bit of age, and I think that was the thing Colorado saw. With a year, and possibly, two – I think he's a can't miss kid.

I'm very impressed with their staff. Seeing what Boise (State) did, they're going to bring that to Colorado as soon as they get things the way they like it – they're going to bring in the type of kids that can do what they like to do.

I've been really overwhelmed by their professionalism and how they approach their recruits.

BSN: What do you think it was about Colorado that Eugene liked?
: I think it was the chance to play at a big-time school. He had offers, but not many Division Is. The chance to play for a big-time school was the thing that got him. I think they got a steal. They were impressed with his athleticism and his strength and the way he moved. I think he'll do them well. He's a great kid. He didn't move out here until he was 9. They're from the state of Washington. So they've got a little bit of the (western) flavor, so I don't think it scared him to go out there.

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