May 19, 2009

Mississippi lineman likes what he sees

Georgia got a commitment recently from a defensive end who plays quarterback last month in Osceola standout B.J. Butler, and now it has targeted another in Yahoo County (MS) junior Kaleb Eulls.

The four star lineman is receiving offers seemingly every week, and although he has a few favorites, Eulls tells UGASports he is keeping that information to himself.

"I have plans to release my favorites end the future, but the chances of Georgia getting an official visit are high," Eulls acknowledged.

Schools liked Alabama, Tennessee, and LSU have offered the 6-foot-4, 245-pound jumbo athlete. But Eulls says the Bulldog offer is one that really intrigues the new defensive line target. And also enough to entice the Mississippi prospect to make plans to visit Athens.

"It feels good to get an offer from a school like Georgia," said Eulls. "I know it is a pretty big school, the coaches seem cool and I am looking forward to meeting them face to face and seeing what they have to offer."

While the Georgia staff has set their crosshairs on the two way talent, Eulls says their interest has only come recently.

"The beginning of May, they sent a couple of letters. They came up and saw me, and then they called me and offered me on the phone. They said they watched my film, and Coach (Willie) Martinez came by my school last week too," explained Eulls.

With nine former Bulldog defensive ends (10 if you count converted linebacker Quentin Moses) currently in the NFL, the professional tradition at the position has not gone unnoticed in the eyes of Eulls.

"Defensively, Georgia is a big time SEC school, and I want to get a chance to see what they have to offer and consider them in my decision. I plan to visit, but I am not sure when," he said. "I do know they have produced a ton of NFL talent at the position."

Eulls, who runs a 4.6 forty, plays two key positions for his Yahoo County Panthers. He is a terror off the end of the defensive line, and he is also the team's signal caller. According to Eulls, that gives him an advantage over other players on both sides of the ball.

"Playing quarterback and defensive end the whole game can be kind of tiring, but I think I did okay in my first year throwing passes," he said. "It helps me on defense because now I know their throwing tendencies and how they try to avoid the rush more. It helps me on offense because I have a better awareness of when they are putting pressure on me, and when to get rid of the ball in a timely manner."

Already sporting an impressive offer list, Eulls is not going to rest on his laurels this summer. He wants to have a monster senior season, and the talented end knows he will have some work to put in if he wants to achieve his goals.

"I am quick now, but I want to get stronger and faster, improve my technique as well," he said. "Everything I can pick up and learn to get ready for the next level; that is what I plan to do."

One thing he is thankful for is the surrounding community and how the ones close to him have helped them out immensely.

"I have had a lot of support from my family, friends, coaches and teammates to help me get there and achieve the opportunity I have now. This would not be possible without them and I appreciate it all," said Eulls.

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