Red Bank, N.J. has become a hotbed for D-IA and D-IAA players over the past few years and the 2004 season brings three more onto the radar screen of many college recruiters.
One player in particular is defensive lineman Kade Weston, a 6-foot-6, 290-pound defensive tackle. The big man is explosive off the ball and runs a 5.1-second 40-yard dash. He will be one of the most heavily recruited defensive linemen in the country this upcoming season.
Last season Weston made 116 tackles with 14 sacks and 20 tackles for loss. He was selected all-shore, all-county, all-division and all-state Group III.
Weston will be at the Rutgers junior day on Feb. 15 and so far plans on camping at Penn State and Syracuse.
“My early leaders are Penn State, Rutgers, Syracuse, Florida State, Boston College, Florida and Virginia.”
Weston already has offers from Rutgers and Boston College, but expect well more than a dozen before the Spring recruiting period ends.
"I think that I move down the line very well and come off the ball very fast," Weston said when asked what teams like in him. "I think they like my quickness."