August 17, 2009

Watts talks about move to wolf

With the implementation of the wolf position this season several players are being groomed to run it for the Georgia Tech football team in the future. The newest face at the wolf position is freshman linebacker Brandon Watts. Jacketsonline caught up with the soft-spoken Watts to see how the transition from high school linebacker to college safety/linebacker hybrid is going.

How do you feel you are doing at the wolf?

"It is going well and I am just learning everyday. Cooper Taylor and all the other guys are helping me. I am picking things up really well."

Do you feel like that position is perfectly suited for you with your blend of speed, size and athleticism?

"Yes, I can hit and cover so it is a good position for me."

How much have Taylor and Mario Edwards helped you with your adjustment to the wolf?

"They have helped me out a lot from just watching them and doing the same things they do. I also ask them questions about a lot of stuff."

What was the first scrimmage like?

"It was different. It was a lot faster, so I had to get used to the speed, but I got used to it after a while."

How different is the speed of a college scrimmage than high school game?

"It is much faster. Everything is coming along well for me. Everything is so much faster even between periods at practice. We move really fast from one drill to another, but I think I have caught onto things really well. I feel good about everything."

How much do you weigh?

"I weigh 225 pounds. I would like to stay at this weight or maybe go down a little."

Do you have a feel about whether or not you will be in the mix this year?

"I do not know yet, but we will see what happens. We practice really hard out there, so we will see what happens."

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