Last year Atlanta (Ga.) Crim was home to one of the top sleeper prospects in the entire country in athlete Inquorus Johnson, who eventually signed with the Tennessee Volunteers. This year the school has several Division I prospects and none of them will fly under the radar this year. Especially defensive end Quinton Wesley, who has already picked up two scholarship offers.
“I have my first two offers from Michigan State and Tulane,” Wesley said. “I got a lot of calls this month from other schools like Oklahoma, Mississippi State, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Minnesota, Alabama, Auburn, Ohio State and Ole Miss.”
Wesley attended the NIKE camp at Georgia Tech on May 8th where he impressed college recruiters with his size and skill. He will also be busy on the camp circuit this summer.
“I went to camp at Middle Tennessee State last weekend and they told me that they were real impressed with me,” Wesley said. “I am going to camp at Clemson, Virginia, Auburn, UT-Chattanooga and Mississippi State as well.”
At the NIKE camp Wesley was one of those rare exceptions that was actually taller, when measured, then what he listed himself at. Wesley listed himself at 6-foot-4, but came in at 6-foot-5 and 228 pounds at the camp.
“My top schools right now are Auburn, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Alabama, Ole Miss and Georgia,” Wesley said. “I really like Georgia a lot, but I am a little bit concerned about their depth chart. They are loaded at defensive end, but I am still looking at how I would fit in and everything. They are very interested in me, they are recruiting me as hard as anyone.”
Wesley runs the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds, he has a 315-pound bench press and a 420-pound squat. He has a shuttle time of 4.14 seconds.
“I would say that besides the schools that have offered, the ones recruiting me the hardest are Minnesota, Mississippi State, Auburn and Georgia. Auburn may be recruiting me just a little bit harder than the other three though.”
As a junior he collected 49 tackles, seven sacks, six tackles for loss and recovered four fumbles.
“I’m looking for a school with a good social society and that has good academics. Obviously I will be very concerned with not only the football program, but the overall state of the athletic department at each school I am interested in.”