Carruthers Impressing Top Programs

2011 prospect William Carruthers is being coveted by some of the top colleges in the country.

Defensive coaches at all levels of football around the country covet players that can be a major force in the middle of the defensive line. Brockton HS (MA) defensive tackle William Carruthers would like to be that type of player at the collegiate level.

“I'm a force in the middle,” said Carruthers. “I like to take control in the middle, so I'm a very dominant player.”

The 2011 prospect from Brockton, MA said his junior season went “pretty well.”

“I really don't know my stats this year,” admitted Carruthers. “I think I had around 28 tackles, two sacks. We had a rotation so I didn't play all the time.”

At 6'3” tall and 303 pounds, Carruthers is a player with great size that can use his quickness to his advantage in the trenches.

“My greatest strength is my power and quickness off the ball,” said Carruthers. “I think I have a motor just to keep going.”

He added that he would like to improve by incorporating new moves into his game in addition to the bull-rush and rip.

Carruthers has not yet received scholarship offers, but he has garnered interest from top programs including Miami, Arkansas, and Michigan. He has also been invited to several schools' junior days.

“I got invited to Syracuse's junior day, and I might go to the Arkansas junior day. I'm not sure yet,” said Carruthers. “I missed Syracuse and Michigan, but I already sent out my film to them.”

Maryland has not yet contacted Carruthers, but the lineman has expressed interest in Terrapins.

“I'm familiar with it a little bit,” said Carruthers about Maryland. “I've filled out their questionnaire.”

While Maryland has yet to approach Carruthers, an ACC rival has been impressed with the lineman.

“N.C. State said they're talking about offering me a scholarship,” Carruthers said. “I'll be coming into their camp this summer, and they want to see me in person.”

The big tackle will undoubtedly stay in contact with these programs, and will almost certainly add some more schools to the list. But for now, Carruthers is just seeking to continue his success on the field.

“I'm looking forward to a dominant season this year,” he said.

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