I'm trying to help my son find a good juco to attend to play football. He is senior in maryland, 6'1, 180, and 4.5/40. His position is DE but he is more of a LB. He has played football since he was 10yr as a RB. He was not able to play during his 10th and 11th grade yr because of his grades. So during his 12th grade, he was the second string RB (never had an opportunity to beat of 1st string) and didn't get much playing time. However, during the first game, he was asked would he consider playing DE because they needed someone to put pressure on the QB. So he took the opportunity to show his athleticism and did pretty good at the position. I don't know exactly how many tackles he had but he started every game and end the season with 12 sacks. He heard from a few d2 schools but I believe they backed off due to his grades (3.5 currently but cumulative 2.5 GPA). He took the SAT (720) and ACT (15) once and will take it again in Feb 2013. He just wants to get with a good team and coach to show and develop his skills. Does anyone have any advice on choosing a good JUCO that could use a player such as my son? Time is running out. Attached is a 2012 mid and end of season highlight for your viewing:
First If you are in MD. Find Coach Azar From Friendship Coach and his father run one of the best DB training in the nation.Unless your son is going to grow both in size and weight he needs to change positions. 6'1" 185 IS SMALL FOR QBs. If he is a defensive player try Safety. He needs to learn proper technique prior to his arrival, thats why I mention Coach Azar. Juco's our full of talent at all positions, Be prepared for this. There are several Juco's closer to home in NY that also offer Scholarships, where Cal teams do not. Good luck in what ever you decide.
Everyone of these posts is someone representing a program as an "agent". Do some indepedent searching for your son and don't fall victim to these games. Someone mentioned College of the Redwoods. They have not had much success for the past 10 years....be aware that everyone is going to throw out a program to "recommend."
It is no secret .............. go to a top notch program that has a history of playing in tier one and a winning tradition..... if you have that kind of talent ie: Mt Sac Bakersfield in the south and CCSF, Butte in the north all have great programs but if not..... tier 2/3.