UP NEXT: Timberland High QB Cody Craig

The Timberland Wolves will be losing a number of top-notched players from their roster due to graduation this spring. But it is somewhat a sigh of relief for the residents of St. Stephen, SC to know that their top signal-caller will be back in a Wolves' uniform this fall.

Cap and Gown ceremonies will leave the Timberland Wolves with a number of holes to fill before taking the field in ‘09. With the departures of seniors Quinton Washington, Aldrick Fordham, Rockarius King, Storm Moore & Company, the Wolves will be searching hard and long this spring to see who's willing to step up and become a leader. One athlete who is very capable of fitting the bill is quarterback, Cody Craig…."

Craig will be making his return to the playing field once again this fall for his final season with the Wolves. And although there will be a number of key names missing from Timberland's roster this season, Craig is highly confident that the Wolves will have a legitimate shot to contend this season.

"We lost some really good players from last year," the 6-3, 205 pound signal caller said. "But we have some really good people coming back. We have Laron Milford coming back, and pretty much all of our receivers. We are not going to have a lot of lineman coming back, but the ones that we do have coming back are going to be good. We are mainly going to have a lot of skilled players returning. It's going to hit us, but I think we'll be able to adjust to it."

Last season, the Wolves were loaded on the offensive line with talents like Quinton Washington (Michigan signee), and Storm Moore (Appalachian State signee) holding down the fort. Offensively, they also relied heavily upon the hard running of Wolves All-Time Leading Rusher, Rockarius King. And with that in mind, the Timberland High field general informed us that things are going to be a little different this season, due to the departure of those special athletes.

"Last year we were kind of stubborn," Craig said. "Our mentality was: we are bigger than you, we are stronger than you, and we are going to do whatever we want against you. But being that we aren't going to be as big or as strong as were on last season, we have to play much smarter this season. So we are going to use our speed to our advantage, and spread the ball around a little more."

When asked of his stats and contributions from a season ago, Cody could not remember his exact numbers. But he did give us his best estimate… "I think I had around 800-900 yards passing, and about 800-900 yards rushing on last season," the lefty QB said. "I also had about 24 total touchdowns."

Just by looking at Cody's numbers from last season, you can easily indicate that he's just as effective running the ball as he is passing. Bringing that type of versatility to the table makes him very marketable for the next level. And he already has an offer on the table and lots of interest to prove it…

"I have an offer from Coastal Carolina," Cody said. "Georgia Southern has also been expressing a lot of interest in me lately. Furman, The Citadel, and Wofford have been coming on strong too. South Carolina and Clemson have started sending me letters as well."

As you can see, Cody's has been attracting interest from a number of in-state programs early on. But it should only be a matter of time before he starts receiving attention from schools far and wide. And he informed SCPrepNation.com that he is perfectly fine with that. "Distance doesn't really matter to me," Craig said. "It doesn't matter whether I stay in-state or not. I'm just looking for a place that is going to be the right fit for me."

Stay tuned for much more on this talented 2010 prospect from out of Timberland High School.

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