Top Target: Chris Pressley

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Woodbury High School (NJ) boasts one of the top fullback prospects in the East in Chris Pressley . Just going on his physical credentials, it is easy to see why he has received scholarship offers from Division I-A schools across the country.

In addition to being 6-1, 260 pounds, Pressley runs a 4.5 in the 40 yard dash. His speed and versatility make him an excellent runner and receiver. Very strong, he can bench press 425 pounds. His strength helps him do what he loves to do…block.

“I love to mix it up in there,” said Pressley. “I love to get down and dirty in blocking, and I also love to carry the ball and run it up inside. I can also catch some passes out of the backfield.”

Pressley missed the entire junior season with an injury following an outstanding sophomore campaign where he rushed for 1,001 yards and seven touchdowns on 91 carries. He has had an outstanding senior season, rushing for 1,130 yards and 16 touchdowns through nine games (Woodbury is 7-2 on the year).

In last weekend’s opening round of the South Jersey, Group 1 playoffs, Pressley rushed for 244 yards and four touchdowns. Woodbury defeated Riverside 46-20.

Wisconsin likes Pressley’s rushing skills. The Badgers, known for their history of big backs (Ron Dayne), would like to try him out at tailback initially. Pressley’s other top schools – Maryland, Stanford, Virginia, and Indiana – like him as a fullback. Stanford and Indiana have said they would use him as a power tailback as well.

All of those schools have extended written scholarship offers. He has set up all five official visits, and may take one unofficial trip as well.

“I’m going to Wisconsin on December 5th, Indiana on December 12th, Maryland on December 19th, Stanford on January 9th, and Virginia on January 16th,” said Pressley. “I’m definitely going to take all of five official visits. I’ve only been to Maryland so far, so I want to see other places. I also want to take an unofficial to Tennessee. Coach [Larry] Slade has been talking to me a lot. I really like him, so I want to go there to see what they have. I don’t think I’ll take anymore than that, because I don’t want to go crazy with too many schools.”

As of right now, the Maryland Terrapins are Pressley’s favorite school.

“Maryland is my top choice right now,” said Pressley. “I had a chance to go down there [for the Clemson game], and interact with the coaches and players. I was able to see