Standing at 6-3, 230 pounds and reportedly clocking forty times in the low 4.5 range, Bishop England linebacker, Bay Amrhein, unquestionably brings a rare blend of size and speed to the table. As a result, several in-state programs have been giving the Palmetto State prospect a long look.
"The Citadel, Newberry, and Presbyterian have all been showing a lot of interest in Bay," Bishop England Head Coach, John Cantey, said of his talented LB. "He's gone and worked out for both Clemson and South Carolina. He told me that he spoke with one of the coaches from South Carolina and that they said were interested in him as well. I think it was Coach Ellis Johnson, the defensive coordinator."
Although Bay has been primarily making his mark at the LB position, he'll be seeing a little bit of time on the end as a pass rusher this fall. "I'm going to put him at defensive end and rush him from the edge," Cantey said. "It'll mainly be on passing situations." According to Cantey, the rising junior will also make an appearance or two, on the offensive side of the ball at running back.
Despite the fact that Bay plays multiple positions on the high school level, most college programs have been looking at him as a middle linebacker on the next level. Cantey shared with us several aspects about Bay's game that makes him such a "recruitable" prospect. "His speed is definitely a big factor," Cantey said. "He gets to the ball fast. He closes in on people quick. He plays well in open space. He's just a smart player."
Last fall, Amrhein recorded 61 tackles, 9 TFL, 8 ½ sacks, and 2 forced fumbles. He will be looking to increase his numbers in each of the categories listed above, when the Bishops take the field this fall. And on that note, be sure to stay in tuned with SCPrepNation.com as we continue to keep track of the LowCountry standout as the '08 season draws near.