Propst Shines At Linebacker

Even on a field showcasing two of the premier high school football programs in the southeast, Hoover (AL) High School linebacker John Propst stood out.

A physically mature middle linebacker, the 6'2'', 220 pound prospect is a hard-nosed defender with a knack for finding the football in traffic. Against the Wildcats, who run a base Wing-T offensive scheme, Propst was a fixture at the line of scrimmage. Often jumping snap counts, Propst engaged the lead blocker before making the tackle on the ball carrier on multiple occassions. After a supbar first half, his Buccaneer defensive unit held Camden County, the defending AAAAA Georgia state champions, scoreless in the second half.

Athletically, Propst looks ready to contribute in 2010 for the Mountaineers. He is the most physically developed athlete on a Hoover football team loaded with Division One prospects. He plays downhill with great explosiveness. He offer's the explosion on contact all the great inside linebackers and safeties exhibit. With a year or two in a college weight training and nutrition program, Propst has the frame to balloon to 235 pounds. He fits the mold of a prototypical interior linebacker who thrives at wrecking havoc in the trenches. Propst excels at the point of attack and pushed through double teams and chip blocks from backs and tight ends all evening long.

Off the field, it appears West Virginia will be getting an excellent student. Propst is sound academically and has impressed many faculty at Hoover High School with his study habits. He is type of young man who elicts the "...he is a great kid..." response from every member of the community you ask about him.

Propst appears to be the complete package for Bill Stewart and WVU. Comparisons have been made between Propst and current Mountaineer Reed Williams and with good reason. Both play sideline to sideline. Propst however offers more size and WVU fans can expect a similar type player and student.

Our friends at attended Hoover's win over Camden County and provided us with this report.

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