Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Weddington's 'sleeper' now wide awake

Remember Sam Dashti’s name.

They’ll know it at Weddington High this fall, when Dashti is making tackles all over the field for the Warriors.

Dashti, a linebacker, appeared to be on the way to a fine prep career as a sophomore, when he was a promising starter. Then, though, he missed his entire junior season for personal reasons. Now he’s back.

“Sam could be a big-time sleeper, big-time,” new Weddington coach Justin Hardin said today. “He’s a really hard-nosed kid.”

He’s also 5-foot-11 and 200 pounds, with 4.7-second speed in the 40-yard dash. Right now, he’s projected as an FCS school-caliber player, but if he grows a bit more and plays as well as Hardin thinks he will, he could boost his stock.

Hardin plans to play Dashti at both LB and DE, saying, “I've got to have him somewhere on my defense all the time.”

*Also, keep an eye on the Warriors’ center, Christian Lowder. He’s just a rising junior, but Hardin says he’s already one of the best long-snappers in the country, a trait that always attracts considerable attention from college recruiters.

While Lowder is 5-11 and 190 pounds, small for a center, he may not be done growing. And Hardin says, “He’s the toughest kid on the team.”—Stan Olson

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Weddington High is in Weddington, not Matthews.

Anonymous said...

Hey Stan, what time is MIDNIGHT Mass? What color is the White House? What town is WEDDINGTON High School in????

Way to do your homework there...

Greg said...

Anonymous said...
Weddington High is in Weddington, not Matthews.
May 13, 2009 2:08 PM

Anonymous said...
Hey Stan, what time is MIDNIGHT Mass? What color is the White House? What town is WEDDINGTON High School in????

Hey you two genius', Weddington high is in Matthews.

Weddington High
4901 Monroe Weddington Road
Matthews, NC 28104
Phone: 704-708-5530
Fax: 704-708-6218

http://wdhs.ucps.k12.nc.us/

Stan Olson said...

Thanks guys, I consider myself humbled and corrected. As is the blog...

Stan Olson said...

Greg, I appreciate the support. Seems like you can go either way, but I've been informed that Observer style is simple Weddington High.

Anonymous said...

I think we are beating a dead horse, but allow me:

Weddington High is in the corporate limits of the Town of Weddington which is in Union County

That portion of Weddington does not have it's own post office and the mail is delivered out of Matthews which is in Mecklenburg County.

Matthews and Weddington are about 5 miles apart. But WHS is definately in Weddington, no matter what it's mailing address is.

Greg said...

Anonymous said...
I think we are beating a dead horse, but allow me:
Weddington High is in the corporate limits of the Town of Weddington which is in Union County
That portion of Weddington does not have it's own post office and the mail is delivered out of Matthews which is in Mecklenburg County.
Matthews and Weddington are about 5 miles apart. But WHS is definately in Weddington, no matter what it's mailing address is.

May 13, 2009 2:54 PM

You misspelled definitley

Anonymous said...

Weddington gets a lot of coverage for a team that went 0-11 last year and lost by an average of 25 points.

Anonymous said...

They have a matthews mailing address because its the closet post office to weddington. its still in union county and matthews is in meck county.

you're all dumb

Anonymous said...

You both spelled DEFINITELY wrong...

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