February 23, 2011

Vandy in front for Weatherly

How much has North Atlanta, Ga., junior strongside defensive end Stephen Weatherly improved since he started his first game as a ninth-grader?

"Tons," Weatherly said. "Probably tenfold. My speed has increased, my strength has increased. My awareness. My football IQ has shot through the roof. That's all enabled me to become a very good player."

So good that the 6-foot-5, 200-pounder has offers from Illinois and Vanderbilt, and is hearing a lot from Auburn and Georgia Tech, he said. Vanderbilt was the first to offer, doing so last fall.

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