Primarily an offensive lineman last season as a junior, 6-2, 302-pound Stone Bridge (Ashburn, VA) star David Wang has primarily played the 3-technique defensive tackle spot this season. It has been a transition, but as the weeks go on the standout senior is getting more and more comfortable with the new position.
“The position I’m playing now is better suited to what I’ll be doing at Virginia Tech,” said Wang, who was a first-team all-state selection at offensive line last season as a junior. He also played on the defensive line last season, but Stone Bridge ran a three lineman front.
“Right now, I’m feeling really comfortable playing the 3-technique. At the beginning, getting used to the speed of coming off the ball was something I needed to get used to. The speed wasn’t extremely hard to adjust to, but I’ve been working on my technique week by week.”
Stone Bridge runs “defensive periods” and “offensive periods” in practice each week, with some of those sessions dedicated solely to technique. That has helped the Stone Bridge star’s development throughout the year.
“I’m still not satisfied with where I am, but I am improving,” Wang said of his technique. “Mostly, my strength has been stopping the ball at the line. I’ve also been playing the gaps pretty well.”
To say that Wang and the rest of the Stone Bridge senior class have been extremely successful would be an understatement. The class helped the Bulldogs capture a Group AAA, Division 5 state championship in 2007. Stone Bridge is undefeated this season and has yet to really be tested, dominating en route to nine wins.
One regular season game remains before the playoffs begin.
“We are taking each game one at a time,” Wang said. “Week to week, we practice hard no matter who the opponent is. We don’t underestimate anyone. That is Coach [Mickey] Thompson all the way. He keeps us focused every single week. He might downgrade us sometimes, but he keeps us motivated.”
Having been committed to Tech since September 1st of 2007, Wang is anxious for Signing Day to make his commitment official. He has never had any second thoughts about going to Virginia Tech, where his brother, Ed, is the starting left offensive tackle.
“Signing Day will be one big relief off my chest,” Wang said. “It’ll...
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