During our recent visit to Woodmont High School we talked with head coach Richard Schrader as to how things have transformed since his tenure began. Through hard work and dedication, Schrader along with the help of his staff has the football program heading in a new direction.
"Before when I'd tell other coaches I was at Woodmont High they'd start laughing or snickering. It's been a couple of years now and I'm having more coaches asking me what kind of work we're doing with our kids in terms of speed and agility along with team workouts in general." Schrader told us.
Part of that big change is one of Schrader's top players returning next season in 2010 QB/CB/ATH Treis Suber. Last season Suber was out due to injury for a number of games but picked up right where he left off in helping the Wildcats have their most successful season in over a decade.
At 6'1 176 pounds Suber lined up all over the field for Schrader last season. 2009 QB/ATH/CB Johnnie Houston filled in at quarterback for Suber and did well in leading the Wildcats. Suber came back from his injury playing both wide receiver and quarterback for his squad. With Houston leaving for Coastal Carolina next year it's Suber who will be under center once again full-time.
Given his size schools are recruiting Suber at a number of positions as well. Some have even informed the 2010 standout and his coaches that they aren't sure where they would line him up at but that they love what they've seen of him on film to this point. The hope is that he'll continue to show well at various camps and combines to earn that first scholarship offer.
Suber told us which schools are showering with the most attention currently. "Right now it's Vanderbilt, North Carolina, Clemson, South Carolina, Louisville, Tennessee, Duke, Michigan State, Western Kentucky, NC State, and Auburn. I'm interested in all of those schools and they're all recruiting me pretty hard. If I had to list a top five right now it would be Vanderbilt, UNC, Clemson, Louisville, and Tennessee."
Schrader informed us that Suber's recruiting mail continues to grow daily. "I think he counted one day a month or so ago and he's gotten over 1200 pieces of mail from D1 schools so far. So he's getting genuine interest from a ton of D1 schools."
Expected to be in attendance at the Scout.com combine in Charlotte this coming Sunday Suber has already posted some pretty strong numbers in terms of testing. "He runs a 4.43 second 40 and a 4.06 second time in the pro shuttle," Schrader told us.
"He's got the ability to throw the ball pretty well on the move. He's also got some wheels on him so if the pass isn't there and he's able to get to the outside we're happy with our chances that he can make people miss and make big plays. I know the Citadel coaches are definitely looking at him for the quarterback position because he's able to do those things so well."
Stay tuned for more on Treis Suber right here with SCPrepNation.com as his recruitment continues to heat up.