June 3, 2009

Weatherspoon hoping for more offers

Former Valdosta High standout Curtis Weatherspoon is the first to admit that he didn't put the time in on his academics that maybe he should have.

No longer:

These days, the rising sophomore at Dean College in Franklin, Mass. is getting his grades back on track and hopes that college recruiters take notice.

"I should have taken care of my academics the first time instead of waiting to the last minute," Weatherspoon said in an interview with UGASports. "Coaches would come out to my school (Valdosta) to see some of our other players, but when they found out I had to go to prep school, it turned their interest away."

But Weatherspoon is working hard to change that impression and latch onto a four-year school.

He's already gotten a few bites.

Weatherspoon said he's already received offers from South Florida, UMass, Valdosta State and Marshall, but hopes before Signing Day rolls around.

There have been a few nibbles there as well.

Maryland, Tennessee, Alabama and Central Florida have each asked for film of Weatherspoon. He's still hoping to hear from Georgia, Florida State and LSU.

"Georgia's a powerhouse," he said. "I know a couple of players at Georgia and played with and against a couple of them."

Last year, Weatherspoon led Dean College in tackles with 70, including nine sacks. He also forced four fumbles and picked off a pass.

"I feel I can make an impact wherever I go," he said. "I feel like I'm a playmaker. I'll play anywhere, Sam, Will, I'll play anything."

Weatherspoon said he'll graduate from Dean in December, which would make him eligible to start spring practice at his prospective new school.

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