Georgia Tech may have gotten one of the state’s biggest steals of the year with Monday’s commitment of Francis Kallon, who is a native of London, England.
The 6-foot-5, 245-pound defensive end from Central Gwinnett is an overnight sensation in recruiting circles after deciding to take up the sport of football two months ago… [Emphasis added.]
“With not playing football before, several coaches said that it could actually be a big advantage because he hasn’t picked up any bad habits. He hasn’t learned how to loaf and he hasn’t learned how to take plays off. He only knows one speed right now, and that’s full speed. They think they can redshirt him for a year, mold him and teach him the game, and that he could end up being very special.”
“He hasn’t picked up any bad habits” – he hasn’t picked up any good ones, either. That’s because he’s never played a game of organized football. (In fairness, he’s got other offers, so he must have decent athletic ability.)
“Francis is everything you’re looking for in a defensive end.” Except experienced. Other than that, he’s perfect.