'11 Texas LB Picks Up Offer from Hawkeyes

Scouts are paying attention to Arlington Martin's Deryck Gildon as he picks ups more offers. The '11 linebacker recently secured one from Iowa.

An emerging linebacker in the 2011 recruiting class recently picked up a scholarship offer from Iowa. Deryck Gildon, a 6-foot-2, 205-pounder from Arlington (Texas) Martin High earned second-team all-district honors after his junior season.

"He's a very rangy player," Martin Coach Bob Wager said. "We play him at or around the line of scrimmage. He's very disruptive."

While being classified as a linebacker in recruiting circles, Gildon earned all-district honors as a defensive end last fall. As a sophomore, he was named a second-team all-district linebacker.

"He uses his hands well," Wager said. "He's very physical but also has the ability to drop off into coverage. He's a terrific blitzer."

Martin reports Gildon running the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds. The school's recruiting page lists his GPA at 3.33 and a class rank of 416 of 818.

Here are some video highlights of Gildon:

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