March 25, 2010

Interest picks up for OT, Kefalas


Although Richmond (Va.) Mills E. Godwin High School offensive tackle prospect Ted Kefalas hasn't received his first offer yet, it will be just a matter of time before he receives that coveted first offer. With over eleven schools showing genuine interest, Kefalas will be staying busy this spring and summer.

At 6-foot-6, 255 pounds, Kefalas has the potential to add on weight to his frame, and will be working hard to do so.

"I'm working with a personal trainer so I can get to 275-280 pounds by fall," shares Kefalas. "He's working with me with all around stuff, especially my bench. Then I am working with another guy who I am starting with and work with me on my forty, shuttle and my speed."

Kefalas has plenty of upside and comments on the several schools that are showing early interest in his talents.

- Army: "they have reached out to me and have sent me information. I know enough that it's a great school and when you leave there you are prepared for life throws at you. "
- Duke: "I went to their Richmond game last year and going to their spring game."
- Elon: "They reached out to my dad."
- Harvard: "I'm going up to their day April 24th."
- James Madison: "I reached to them and we've talked a little… kind of like the same thing with Army."
- North Carolina: "They contacted my dad, but I haven't spoken to them."
- Maryland: "I was invited to their junior Day but couldn't make it."
- University of Pennsylvania: "I went to their Junior Day."
- Rutgers: "Like Army & North Carolina, I received some things in the mail."
- Virginia: "I went to their camp last summer and they seem to like me - a lot of my interest is from that camp."
- Stanford: "I sent my stuff into the coaches and they got back to me and said they liked it."

Kefalas makes it clear that academics are a significant factor in selecting a college. "Its huge because I know the chances of playing in the NFL is pretty slim, so I'm looking for a school that provides a great education," shares the prospect out of Virginia, who stated that he is wavering between business and accounting as a possible majors.

Kefalas is a pretty physical player up front, but also has demonstrated solid footwork that enables him to get to the second level and take on linebackers as well.

Kefalas and his teammates at Mills E. Godwin High School finished 5-5 last year, but were an extremely young team and are looking forward to an above .500 performance this season.

GoBlackKnights.com will continue to follow Kefalas through his senior year.


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