Sunday, April 14, 2013

Three stars...high motor...instinctive...hard to block...

Admit it. You read that and were probably thinking of a Univeristy of Georgia three time All-American. But yet those are just some of the words being used to describe sophomore linebacker James DeLoach instead of David Pollack these days.
DeLoach signed with the Bulldogs last year and played in 13 of 14 games. He recorded just four tackles, with two of them coming in the 42-10 hammering of Georgia Tech.
 The 6-foot-3, 270-pound biology major from Millen, Ga., grabbed the starting spot within the first couple of spring practices and never let go.
 "James is really an instinctive, crafty guy, and he's really hard to block," defensive coordinator Todd Grantham said. "He can affect the quarterback, and I think he can do a lot of things for us. He can give us some flexibility."
As Paschall explains, DeLoach has some very large shoes to fill taking over Jarvis Jones' spot at strong side linebacker.  And admittedly, Spring practice just ended. But the kid from Jenkins County that was a signing day after-thought is getting high praise all around.