Wyatt Teller grew up dreaming of playing varsity football at Liberty High School (Bealeton, VA). He burst onto Tommy Buzzo’s squad as a sophomore, earning first-team all-Region II honors for his play at defensive end. By the start of the 2011 season, five major FBS schools had offered the 6’5″, 255-pound prospect, and since that time five more have come through.
“I’m being looked at for offensive tackle and defensive end,” Teller said. “There are teams looking at me for both. Defensive end is the main drawing point, but a few schools want film of me at tackle.”
Nine of the 10 schools that have offered are pursuing Teller as a defensive lineman. They are: Boston College, Duke, Maryland, N.C. State, Penn State, Rutgers, Tennessee, Virginia and Virginia Tech. South Carolina has offered him as an offensive tackle.
The Liberty junior has attended games at Penn State, Virginia and Virginia Tech. He has met Tech head coach Frank Beamer and Cavaliers head coach Mike London.
“It’s really cool meeting all the coaches you see on TV,” Teller said. “Sometimes it’s breathtaking how playing football on Friday nights has gotten me a chance to play on Saturdays.”
At this point, Teller claims no favorites.
“I like all the schools the same,” Teller said. “I’m really excited about the whole process. During the spring, I can start trimming down my list. It’s going to be hard because I really do like all of the schools that have offered. It’ll come, but I don’t know yet.”
Teller grew up rooting for Virginia Tech. Of the Hokies, he said: “I do like Virginia Tech a lot, but I like every school that has offered.”
Teller was exclusively a defensive end his sophomore season, when he played at about 205 pounds. He transformed his body this past offseason, adding about 50 pounds to his 6’5″ frame. He wants to add 15-20 pounds this coming offseason.
“As a sophomore, coach would say I played with a huge motor,” Teller said. “I was only 205 pounds and I was still moving people. Coach Buzzo looked at me and told me I would only be bigger and badder next year. He took me under his wing. He told me I needed to get in the weight room and get heavier. He thought I could...
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