May 19, 2009

Zander Ogletree getting some looks

When your twin brother is one of the state's most highly recruited players, you would think that Zander Ogletree would have little trouble getting at least a casual glance his way.
But that hasn't been the case.

While brother Alec Ogletree at last count has at least 35 offers from schools across the county, Zander is barely getting a sniff.

But that could be about to change.

The rising senior at Newnan High told UGASports he has an offer from Florida State, and will probably attend camps at Georgia and Auburn later in the summer.

"There just hasn't been a lot (of attention)," said Zander Ogletree, whose only other offer is from Division II Savannah State. "We'll just have to see how it plays out."

A two-way player, Ogletree plays both running back and linebacker for Newnan, two positions he plays very well.

However, because he's just 5-foot-11 and 205 pounds, there are some who believe Ogletree to be too small to play defense on the major-college level.
Ogletree has a message for those who think that way.

"Just come out to our practice, come to our games, judge me by what I do there," Ogletree said. "I play with my head. I may not be the biggest linebacker out there, but I know I can play."

Ogletree mentions another "undersized" linebacker who has done very well for himself in the SEC: Georgia's Rennie Curran.

"Just look at what he's done," Ogletree said. "(Curran) has made a name for himself and has showed people he can play. I think I can do the same thing."


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