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Scout's Take: Commitment No. 4
Profile: David Andrews Position: Center Location: Norcross, Ga. High School: Wesleyan Height: 6-foot-2.5 Weight: 281 pounds Recruiting: Things took off for Andrews just last when he picked up his first three offers in consecutive days from Michigan, Georgia, and Duke. Once the Bulldogs offered, they were clearly the school to beat, and he decided to commit to the school he dreamed of playing for. He always had it in the back of his mind that if UGA offered, then that was where he was going. Scouting Report: There are not a lot of faults in Andrews' game as a true center. He is a leader, he has a lot of experience, he has the ideal build for that position, he is very explosive, and he is smart. Andrews is a real competitor and he looks for a challenge to make him better. He has that drive that look for and it starts in the classroom (3.2 GPA at a very strong academic private school) and carries over to the football field. He very seldom gets beat on the high school level, but if he does, he bounces back immediately and does not let it happen again. He is very explosive off the ball and gets his hands set on the opponent very quickly. He explodes through the defensive lineman and then works his hips and squares his shoulders to drive him away from his running back opening up a hole for him to run through. He holds his blocks well and has the ability to drive them down field totally out of the play. His leverage is another strength. He knows where he is going as he breaks the huddle and then starts off low getting his hands inside the shoulders of the defender. He starts low and then drives up driving his man off the ball. Power is another attribute he brings to the table, especially in the lower-body. His upper-body still has a little catching up to do, but overall, he is a very powerful offensive lineman to be a junior. He works out six days a week and has gone from 240 pounds to 281 pounds from the beginning of his sophomore season to now. He needs to continue to add weight and strength and he will likely end up going to Georgia at somewhere around 295-300 pounds. He has a great frame for this position and gaining weight will be no problem. His work ethic is second to none. He is a workout warrior, he is never satisfied, and he always looks to improve. He can improve his extension and getting his hands out a little earlier and not giving the defenders a chance to get into his body, but that is just a minor area that needs improvement. Overall, at center there are a lot of responsibilities and while this position may not be as highly touted in recruiting, they are a very important piece of the puzzle up front. Andrews is a true center and you do not find those very often. He understands the position, he can make the calls, he is a strong competitor, he drives his opponents off the ball, and he has all the tools to make an early contribution in Athens. Andrews is set to be the number 20 ranked player in Georgia when Scout reveals an early Top 50 in the Peach State later this week. Chad Simmons is the Recruiting Manager for the South Region and he can be reached at ChadSimmons@Scout.com.
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