August 9, 2010

MA DT still waiting

Though Brockton (Mass.) Brockton defensive tackle William Carruthers has received plenty of big time interest, he is still waiting on his first offer. Although he believes the offers will come in time, it is easy to grow frustrated with the recruitment process.

"It seems like it goes off of offers instead of the skills you have," said Carruthers, who has seen a score of other players at his position receive Division-I offers. "It's like if you have more offers you must be a better player. It's not true."

Despite the lack of offers, Caruthers has visited Connecticut and Rutgers, and has also been in contact with North Carolina State, Arkansas and Michigan. Carruthers was impressed with UConn's coaching staff after his visit to Storrs.

"I like how the coaches approach the players," said Carruthers. "They come at you on a real good level. They tell you what you need to do and what needs to be done."

The 6-foot-3, 303-pound prospect projects as a nose tackle at the next level. Carruthers has the size and strength to overpower opponents.

"My style of play is real physical," said Carruthers. "Once I get my hands on you, I like to get up in there. Some coaches want me to penetrate and some coaches want me to stuff the hole. I'm willing to do both."

While the process can be frustrating, Carruthers is choosing to keep his chin up. He plans to let the process play out, although an offer could speed up his decision considerably.

"It would make it go way faster, because I'm waiting for that first offer to come in," said Carruthers. "Once one school offers me, I believe other schools will start offering."

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