Monday, October 12, 2009

Wolfpack, Blue Devils, Thundering Herd, Georgia Southern are interested in Butler High players

Butler OL/DL Kendal Lamm is having a strong season, one that earned him a recent unofficial visit to N.C. State. “That went well; he had a good time,” Bulldogs coach Mike Newsome said of the 6-foot-5, 265-pound Lamm. “Those guys are still in the mix. I think Duke’s really close to offering him, Marshall’s really close to offering him. I think if he just keeps playing like he’s playing, those things are going to come for him.”

*One of the more intriguing players in the area is Butler WR/S Nate Charest. I watched him score two TDs offensively and another on an interception Friday at East Mecklenburg, and then asked him where his recruiting stood.

“I’ve still got Gardner-Webb offering me and Catawba, so they’re at the top of the list right now,” Charest said. “But coach (Newsome) told me today that Georgia Southern was interested, so that’s somebody new.”

Charest is listed at 5-foot-10 but may have to stretch to reach that, and he’s 170 pounds. If he had more size, the big schools would be swarming over him because of his great football instincts.

Georgia Southern came by (Friday) and they like Nate a lot, and they like (HB) Anthony Short a lot,” Newsome said. “I think they’re going to come up here and recruit some of our guys.

“Nate would really love to go to Appalachian State; I think he would fit in good; his dad is an App grad. So I told him, ‘Maybe you can get Georgia Southern and just go up and beat App every year.”

*Short, by the way, is much like Charest, under-recruited. He’s one of the quickest, shiftiest players in the state, but his 5-10 height is also a bit of a stretch. Tackling him is like trying to grab a ghost.

--Stan Olson


Anonymous said...

Is it me our is it like Butler kids are the only ones being recruited in Charlotte. Can we fine out what's going on with other in the Charlotte area please!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Stan what about calling up Coach Palmieri over at Mallard Creek. He has quite a few kids that are getting recruited. You may also want to go over to Vance HS. Durante and Ifedi also have offers. I agree with the previous post get out and talk to other schools