Way back on signing day in February, we Hillsdale College Football fans knew we had something special in Frisco, TX linebacker Jake Weddle.
Any player who earns All-State 4A honors among some of America's best high school football players automatically garners attention for that achievement. With lots of spots wide open in the Hillsdale linebacking corps, the idea of Weddle playing right away automatically became a possibility.
On Tuesday night at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Weddle gave Charger fans an even brighter glimpse into his potential. The 6' 2", 220 in-coming freshman was named Defensive Most Valuable Player in the 78th Annual Texas High School Football Coaches Association All-Star game.
It didn't take Weddle long to make a big play for the North, picking off University of New Mexico bound and 3A offensive player of the the year Stump Godfrey at the ten and returning it inside the 3. This set up the first points of the game a play later.
On the night, Weddle recorded 5.5 tackles and helped lead the North's two successful early goalline stands and an additional stop on 4th down.
The South would eventually prevail with a 36-23 win, but Jake Weddle's early heroics would send that MVP trophy back to Frisco with him.
If Jake Weddle can stand out like this amongst some of the biggest recruits in the country, adjusting to NCAA Division II football should not take him too long.
Jim Wixom's Blog from San Antonio
Story from Houston Chronicle
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
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