Liberty (Bealeton, VA) rising junior Wyatt Teller is set to start on both sides of the line this season, at left offensive tackle and defensive tackle. Measuring in at 6’5″, 253 pounds and boasting a wing span around 6’7″ or 6’8″, Teller has caught the attention of major FBS coaches despite not attending any camps this summer. In fact, five BCS schools have already verbally offered the promising lineman.
“He has [been offered by] Boston College, Virginia, Virginia Tech, N.C. State and Tennessee,” Eagles head coach Tommy Buzzo said.
“He didn’t camp anywhere. All of this is based off film and people having the chance to see him in person in the spring. He has zero fat on his body. He’s an outstanding looking young man. Every school that had the chance to see him working out or doing agilities in the spring has really liked him.”
Teller earned first-team all-Region II and VHSCA honorable mention Group AA all-state honors as a sophomore in 2010. He started at defensive end last season and showed well there, but over the course of this offseason has grown into an interior defensive lineman.
“He’s in the process of making himself into the best player he can be,” said Buzzo, who adds that Teller has not thought much about recruiting at all at this point and lists no favorites. “He was 213 pounds as a sophomore. He played just because he was so aggressive and has a nose for the ball. He’s in phase two of his body development. He’s 40 pounds heavier, and he’s starting to play within his new framework. He’s focused on that right now.”
Coach Buzzo was asked for his thoughts on which side of the line Teller could play in college.
“Everything is just a guess right now. I really predict the kid will move inside and play on the defensive line,” Buzzo said. “He plays too aggressive. He goes after it too hard to not be on defense in my opinion.”
Teller gets the job done on and off the field, adding to his value as a college prospect.
“He’s a good player. He’s a good football player, a good kid, a good student,” Buzzo said. “He has as good a motor as anybody we’ve had.”