Peach State junior is one to watch

One of the top offensive linemen for the 2011 class is Wesleyan (Norcross, GA) center David Andrews. The 6-3, 270 pound junior could emerge as one of the top centers in the nation for his class. The explosive ‘true' center spoke with about his current status and what he is looking for in making a college decision.

While there are lots of offers out to different athletes across the nation, one of the most difficult positions to evaluate is along the offensive line, and David Andrews is falling into that category.

"I don't have any offers as of yet. Duke has talked about an offer and Coach Searles from Georgia told me to just be patient. I think once the schools see more of my film I'll get them," said Andrews.

South Carolina is loading up with a huge class of offensive linemen this year, including two centers, but one thing a team can never have too many of are the big uglies. The Norcross native has several reasons to be interested in South Carolina, and he expounded on his interest in the Gamecocks.

"My uncle, Dan Reaves, went there. He's helping me out with the process and has really talked about them a lot. I'm a big SEC fan, I like South Carolina a lot," replied the athletic lineman. "If you haven't heard of (Steve) Spurrier, you don't know college football. You can really see South Carolina has been getting better the past few years."

Georgia, Duke, Vanderbilt, and Alabama have all been by Wesleyan High to check out the 6'3, 270 pound lineman, and he has hit the road for several unofficial visits to learn more about the schools pursuing him early in the process.

"I've been to Clemson, Georgia, Alabama, Auburn and Georgia Tech. I'm hearing from all of them as well as Arkansas, Vanderbilt and South Carolina."

Being a Georgia native, Andrews has been aware of the Bulldogs and Yellow Jackets more than any other program to this point.

"I don't have any top schools or anything, but I've been raised in Georgia my whole life so Georgia is someone I like a lot right now. Every school down south has something to offer, and every school I've been to has something to offer me. I'm interested in any school that is interested in me."

Andrews is a force on the field, but the weight room is where he likes to take out some frustration as well, as he has been power cleaning over 300 pounds since his sophomore year.

The 2011 standout talked about what he is looking for in a school, as well as what he brings to the gridiron as an offensive lineman.

"The weight room, strength coaches and how the coaches interact with the players, that's the one thing that matters the most to me. Facilities are nice at every school, but I will pay close attention to them as well. Any school that wants me to come play football, I'm open to them," he said. "I'm a leader with great character, I've started since my sophomore year, and I feel I can contribute early in college. I have really good feet and am real explosive."

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