Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Don't go poo-poo on Drew

Now that the AJC investors have gotten as much juice as possible from the Dream Team headlines, the mood was bound to drift towards skepticism. Rev. Ray Drew is the target, being labeled a project.

Longtime Georgia sportswriter Todd Holcomb, who covers high school football for us and serves as publisher of Georgia High School Football Daily,wrote a piece for on this subject. Holcomb broke down the 27 highest-rated prospects in Georgia this past season and offered his personal opinion on how each one fared as a high school senior based on his personal observations and feedback from opposing coaches.
For instance, sees UGA’s five-star defensive end signee Ray Drew of Thomas County Central as “a project” based on a tepid performance as a high school senior. 
His senior season Drew spent playing against mostly 10-12 players depending on how desperate the opposing coach was to stop him. The MaxPreps article mentioned does point out his 2.5 sacks in the US Army Bowl, which I think is a much better harbinger of what is to come.

But probably the best news for Georgia fans is that Grantham plans to use Drew from Justin Houston's old weakside spot. This allows playmakers like Drew to do what they do best: wreak havoc. 

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