One of the more underrated signees in the class of 2006 was hard-hitting safety Jordan Delegal from Chaminade-Madonna prep in Hollywood, Fla. At 6-1, 195 pounds and boasting 4.5-second speed in the 40-yard dash, Delegal racked up 75 tackles, five sacks, four forced fumbles, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries while helping lead Chaminade to a state championship in 2005.
Delegal fell short academically and has spent the past several months working to gets his test scores in order. Pack Pride caught up with him for the latest.
"I've been going to a tutor down here and just getting ready to take the test on Oct 28th," said Delegal. I'm up to a 19 on the ACT, and they say I just need to add a couple points on the math portion.
"But I plan to be there in January, and I've just been working out and running to make sure I'm ready. Jut tell the fans I'm going to be up there, and we're going to be bringing it for the Wolfpack D. We're ready to get that ACC championship, and we're going to get that ring."
While preparing for the ACT has been tough, Delegal said sitting out this season has proven to be even tougher.
"It's been really hard," he said. "But I've had to learn from my mistakes. Coach Stroud told me that this would be the hardest part but I've got a great supporting cast and I've learned that nothing is guaranteed. You've got to go out and work."
Delegal took a break from working out and studying and made the trip up to Raleigh for State's recent win over Florida State and he says he'll return for another game later this year.
"Yeah, I came up for the Florida State game and that was awesome," he said. "I'm a defensive-minded guy so I was just sitting back trying to call the defenses we were in. I didn't get a chance to run down on the field after the game but I was wanting to. Me and Darin (Baldwin) are going to be there for the Georgia Tech game."
Delegal plans to join the Wolfpack squad in January and hopes to be able to practice with the team if they qualify for a bowl later this year.
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