Friday, November 6, 2009

Weddington Top 25 pick Kilgo chooses Terps

Darius Kilgo, Weddington’s 6-foot-3, 285-pound defensive tackle/offensive tackle, has committed to Maryland over his other two finalists, Michigan State and East Carolina.

“He was really pumped about it,” said Weddington coach Justin Hardin moments ago. “He feels really comfortable with Maryland and the way they recruited him. Other schools would pop in and out, but they were always talking to him, staying consistent through the whole procedure. They were one of the first schools to offer, and they talked to him a lot.”

Hardin said Kilgo had “about nine” total offers.

Kilgo currently has 50 tackles, including 10 for losses and two sacks. On offense, he’s allowed one sack.

“He lost about 40 pounds since last year, and he’s playing his best football now,” Hardin said. “He’s so confident; you can just see it in him when he’s walking the halls. He looks phenomenal.”

Hardin isn’t certain how the Terrapins will use Kilgo, who is ranked 24th on The Observer’s N.C. Top 25 Prospects list. But he has some ideas of his own.

“I think he’s an offensive guard in college,” Hardin said. “He may not be as quick as he needs to be at defensive tackle, but he’s fast enough and athletic enough to play guard. And at guard, one day he could be playing on Sundays.”

--Stan Olson

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