Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Recruiting - Maurice Wells

High school star RB Maurice Wells had a rough last game

The story of the night was running back Maurice Wells being held to a dismal thirty-five yards on twenty carries. Most of the time he did not make it past the Apopka defensive line, and if he did, he certainly never made it around the linebackers. Sledge did not have to worry about him at the safety position.

“One play he was so frustrated he hit one of our linebackers,” Sledge said. “We knew as a team we could stop him.”

Wells spoke briefly about his troubles.

“They got a great defense,” Wells said. “My offensive line, they played great all year but just had a little bit of a breakdown at different times and stuff. But the defense we played against tonight was great.”

The defense he played against was stifling, and I don’t remember Wells breaking many, if any tackles. The offensive line for Sandalwood averages over 300 pounds each, normally wearing down defensive lines, but on this night the opposite proved to be true.
In terms of recruiting, Wells had a fantastic visit to Ohio State where he saw the team upset Michigan. No doubt Ohio St. is the team to beat (he has family in that area also), but don't count out the Jackets quite yet.