To say recruiting is going well for 2012 Greer LB Atamu Ah Ching would be an understatement. The 6'0 205 pound linebacker already claims 4 verbal offers and has numerous suitors pursuing him currently. We caught up with the talented prospect for an update about the latest happenings.
"Recruiting is going very good! I am hearing from almost every D1 program in the nation!"
Right now Ah Ching says that six schools have really put on the all out press as of late in regards to recruiting.
On a talented Greer defense Ah Ching says he had 150 tackles on the season. With plenty of talent returning next season despite some heavy graduation losses the 2012 prospect is highly optimistic for his team's future next season.
"My outlook is to keep playing hard. We have a state championship caliber team. Winning state is always our goal at Greer. I think my goal is to become more vocal, and become more of a leader for this team next season."
He also shared with us some of this biggest strengths currently on the gridiron.
"I play the game with emotion, I read plays and react well too. I play downhill and play well sideline to sideline. My speed is the biggest factor of my game."
Ah Ching says he's already hard at work to try and improve on his talents to shore up some more offers in the near future knowing that there are still areas of his game that need work.
"I think I need to work more on blitzing and my pass coverage."
The Greer standout already has an idea of what will be important for him when looking at potential colleges as well.
"What I'm going to look for in a college is the coaching staff to see if they will always have my back and be there for me almost in a father figure sense for me. I will also need to know if they will let me serve on an Latter Day Saints Church Mission."
The Greer linebacker says he will be making the trip out to San Antonio to participate in the U.S. Army All American combine with fellow 2012 prospect RB Blake Hayes. He and Hayes plan on making the trip and spending more time there together after journeying to the Badger Elite 7 on 7 tournament together in Tuscaloosa Alabama this past offseason.
We've also obtained junior season highlights of the Greer linebacker so be sure to check his profile page out to see him in action as he'll show you why so many schools are recruiting him so heavily.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS...ATAMU AH CHING
Bench Press: 325 pounds
Squat: 430 pounds
Power Clean: 280 pounds
Fastest 40: 4.67 seconds
Pro shuttle: 4.33 seconds