Here are some quotes from Charlie Weis on the three offensive linemen as well as some comments from me on what Weis had to say.
Weis on Alex Bullard:
We see him as an athletic offensive guard prospect for us. He was first team all state as a senior and led his high school to the class AAA state title as a junior. His dad was an offensive lineman for the Seattle Seahawks for a bunch of years, and you can see where Alex is going to be a big young man when it’s said and done; not that he’s not big already. I really like the kid. He came here on his visit and we really clicked.
Weis on Zach Martin:
We see him as an offensive tackle prospect. He’s got good height and body frame. We think he’s going to be a big muchacho when it’s all said and done. This guy is a guy that you watch games and you see several pancake blocks. I know that during the senior year, their school let them down for 114 pancake blocks, and you don’t see too many times where an offensive lineman puts a defensive guy to his back. But this happened often with him.
Weis on Chris Watt:
Played in the U.S. Army All American game, named to the USA Today All American team, Parade All American, he is another athletic offensive guard prospect. Considered one of the top prospects in the country. First team all state as a senior and also had over 100 pancake blocks as a senior, even though he missed two games. He helped Glenbard West to a 12-1 record in 2008. Played three different offensive positions and last year never gave up a sack.
Some observations on what Weis had to say:
- Notice he didn’t mention any of them coming in and playing right away. This is good and bad. Obviosuly you’d like to land the type of OL that can come in and play right away, but at the same time maybe this is a sign that we are finally developing some depth along the offensive line.
- A little surprised he described Watt as a guard only. That could be because he knows Lombard is on board and that we have a great shot with Seantrel Henderson for ’10.
- It’s nice to know that both Watt and Martin had 100 pancakes as seniors.