Liberty (Bealeton, VA) defensive lineman Wyatt Teller still wants to make his college choice near the end of the summer. Two continue to lead the way, while three others will get a chance to impress next month.
“UVa and Virginia Tech are in the top. I think most people know that,” Eagles head coach Sean Finnerty said. “Clemson, Michigan and Notre Dame are right there. He wants to see them.”
The 6’5″, 272-pound Teller is coveted by both in-state schools. He grew up a Virginia Tech fan and has been able to experience Blacksburg several times. He has also taken multiple visits to the University of Virginia this year, most recently a trip to Charlottesville on June 10. Finnerty believes it’s a tight race between the Hokies and Hoos, and he also feels those out-of-state programs are still very much in the running.
“Is there a clear (in-state) favorite? No, but UVa and Virginia Tech are the solid top two just because he is more comfortable with them and he has been to both so many times,” Finnerty said. “He is familiar with both campuses and the coaches at both schools. One day he might favor one. The next day he might favor the other.”
Teller has seen action at defensive end, defensive tackle, and offensive tackle over the course of his career on Liberty’s varsity squad. Coach Finnerty is looking to try the talented athlete at another position this coming season.
“He’ll play defensive end, and we’ll try to keep him on the field as much as possible on defense. He can make plays from sideline to sideline,” Finnerty said. “Offensively, we’re getting him a look at tight end. Obviously that’s dependent on a couple of young left tackles we have, and seeing if they get the job done. Wyatt would be a great way to seal the edge, and he also has some of the best hands on the team.”
Teller figures to be one of the leaders on what will be a young Eagles squad in 2012. This year’s squad will be comprised of few seniors but some talented rising sophomores.
“The 2015 class is a pretty good class if they keep their heads on straight,” said Finnerty, who took over for former Eagles head coach Tommy Buzzo, who is now co-defensive coordinator at Central Connecticut State. “There are four, possibly five, possible D1 kids. None Wyatt’s caliber, but solid players. Obviously, they...
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