Georgia Tech’s offer to Walton DE Woestmann contains major stipulation

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson has made it clear to Walton lineman Kyle Woestmann that the Jackets are prepared to officially offer him a scholarship if he’ll agree to play on the offensive side of the ball.

“They’re waiting to see if I’m going to play offense or defense,” said the 6-foot-4, 260-pound Woestmann, who met with Johnson at Tech last week. “They verbally offered me, I just don’t have a handwritten one yet.

“They said ‘the minute you decide to play offense, you’ll have an offer in your mailbox.’”

But Woestmann, who has scholarship offers from Maryland and Vanderbilt, continues to lean toward playing on the defensive line.

“I’m just not sure what I want to do,” he said. “It’s a tough situation. I’m still in a dilemma with that.

“I’m probably about 60 percent toward playing defense and 40 percent of me is leaning toward the offensive side of the ball.”

Woestmann is also hearing from Georgia, Duke, Florida and Louisville. The Bulldogs and Gators are looking at Woestman as an offensive lineman. The other schools are recruiting him as a defensive lineman.

“I love Georgia Tech,” he said. “I would like to go to a school where I can play up to my full potential.

“In my heart, I want to play defense, and that’s a big thing. As for now, I’m still learning toward defense, but it’s still something that I’m trying to decide.”

— Jeff Hood

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March 18th, 2009
2:08 pm

These kids are delusional. They do not make the decision about where they play. The coaches do. If a school is telling him that want him on the DL and he signs with them they may very well move him to the OL when he gets there. Just make the decision based on the school you want to be at.

Bobby Bowden

March 18th, 2009
3:22 pm

Make up your mind dadgummit. I think you would be better off at Georgia Tech considering your weight and height. Tech wants lighter and more mobile linemen for CPJ’s offense because in the option the player is required to block down field more. At Georgia (maybe Fla. too) they want huge (300lb +) linemen who are physical at line of scrimmage. In the final analysis, it depends on what type of team you want to play for.The most important thing is your education though.Not many people have the opportunity for a free education and where your mental skills fit would be a good hint for your choice. Usually you only have this chance once in life.