Brotherly Advice

National Recruiting Editor
Posted Jan 25, 2008


Andre Wadley's brother, Johnny Wadley, played offensive tackle for Mississippi State and Andre visited the Bulldogs on Jan. 18. "My brother just told me not to make a decision on him or anybody else," the younger Wadley said. "He said it's all on me and that it's my decision. That's really the only advice he gave me." Expect Wadley to make an announcement on signing day.

Andre Wadley, the 6-foot-3, 265-pound four-star defensive end from Hernando, Miss., finished his senior season (5-6) with over 120 total tackles and seven sacks.

"I played linebacker in high school, but I'm gonna be a defensive end in college," Wadley said. "I have great speed off the ball and good awareness too. My footwork isn't too bad either, but I really want to improve my technique and my swim and rip moves."

He benches 380-pounds and squats 505.

Wadley, Scout.com's No. 22 defensive end, still figures it'll be either Auburn, Tennessee or Mississippi State. His brother, Johnny Wadley, played offensive tackle for Mississippi State and Andre visited the Bulldogs on Jan. 18.

"My brother just told me not to make a decision on him or anybody else," he said. "He said it's all on me and that it's my decision. That's really the only advice he gave me."

The Bulldog campus is only two and half-hours from Wadley's home and he says he enjoyed his official visit. "It was real nice," he said. "I had fun. It's in-state and I know a lot of guys there already and they all know me. They showed me a lot of love and I like the coaching staff a lot. They've got a few new defensive coaches and they all seem pretty cool. They seem like a team that is getting better and making a comeback. They did pretty well last season."

The week prior to his Mississippi State trip, Wadley visited Tennessee (on Jan. 11). "That was a really great trip too," he said. "It was different from Mississippi State because it's so big there. It's a big-time program and it's not a small town school.

"It's a really nice environment and it's close to the mountains, so if you get sick of the city you can go and get away up there. It's really nice and I could definitely see myself there, but I could see myself at any of these three. I felt at home on all my visits and I really don't know how I'll chose."

Wadley visited his other favorite, Auburn, on Nov. 23. "Auburn is a cool place," he said. "It's a real nice small town atmosphere and everybody know seach other out there. It actually reminds me a lot of Mississippi State because they are both small college towns. They have a family feel and everything seems to revolve around the team."

Expect Wadley to make an announcement on signing day. "I'll probably have a little press conference or something to let everyone know," he said. "I've got to talk to my coach about that."

He reports a 3.3 core GPA and a 17 ACT.



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