Last year Akron Ellet’s Dave Haverstick was asked to move from tight end to an offensive guard position due to lack of numbers on the o-line. He made the switch for the team.
This past season he moved back to tight end, but also played on the defensive side of the ball. Played d-end and some linebacker. Listed at 6’4-210.
He played well enough on defense to earn the Defensive Player of the Year in the City of Akron. Registered 127 tackles and 30 for loss. Also had 7 sacks.
Dave’s situation is that with the move to the O-line last year, he did not get much attention from college coaches over the summer or in the early part of the season. Now he has to make up for lost time.
Getting a D-1 college offer is going to be really difficult in November. His senior HUDL Hilites video has been updated and is being sent to colleges. Some MAC schools are starting to contact him.
On his HUDL Hilites video, he runs well and has good closing speed. Plays downhill. Athletic. Also like his toughness and competitiveness.
At 6’4-210, he will have to add good weight and get bigger/stronger/faster. Coach said he lives in the weight room and that will need to be his second home over the winter months.
His goal is to play football at the next level. He told me that it really does not matter which level, but like all prospects, he would like to play D1. Grades are good – 3.68. In talking with him, he seems like a quality young man. I like his attitude.
I was impressed with his decision to move from tight end to offensive guard last year to help the team. Moves like that seem to the exception in today’s “me-me” world. I wish him the best in playing on the next level.