COACH'S CORNER: 2009 LB Sean Porter

Aggie Websider continues it's series with scouting reports from the people who know the A&M commits best--their high school coach. Today, Dallas Shipp visits with Schertz Clemens coach Greg Ferrara about linebacker Sean Porter.

WHAT DOES SEAN MEAN TO YOUR DEFENSE?
No. 1 he's a great athlete on and off the field. He's a great person to be around. He comes to workout, comes to play ready to play. He hates to lose. He's a competitor. Whether it's working out or a drill or a game, he wants to compete. That's what I think sets him above most other kids is his

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE HIS TECHNIQUE
He plays basketball and he's the kind of guy that comes off the edge well, can cover man to man. We've got one more year then A&M can have him.

WHERE DO YOU SEE HIM FITTING IN AT THE NEXT LEVEL
He's going to have to play on the outside backer. He played at end a little bit his sophomore year but I moved him to linebacker around week eight and that really helped our defense tremendously.

TALK ABOUT SEAN'S MENTAL APPROACH
He is a coach on the field. We let him call the defense in 7-on-7 and he has suggestions at times but I have to remind him at times that I've been doing this a little while. He wants to look at tape all the time, and he's a real student of the game.

WHAT KIND OF STUDENT IS HE IN THE CLASSROOM?
He's about a high B average and we've never had any problems with him in the classroom. I know he's exited about going to A&M. This is sucha g reat university and he'll do great here as far as academics.

WHAT HAVE THE A&M COACHES TOLD YOU THEY LIKE ABOUT HIM?
He's what they want, an outside linebacker to help rush off the edge and he fits that to a t.

HOW DOES HE INTERACT WITH HIS TEAMMATES
He's always a positive influence. He got a little upset today (after losing) because of his competitiveness but he's already visiting with these guys to get ready for our next game. You don't get many like this in your coaching career.




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