An ACC Legend Talks About The Next Generation Of A Cavalier Pass Rusher
Many folks are discussing the talents of the number one player in the state in the 2012 recruiting class, defensive end Eli Harold. At 6-4, 230 pounds, Harold is wowing coaches with his speed and athleticism. A guy who did the same thing over twenty years ago offered his perspective. Chris Slade, an ACC legend, and all time leader in sacks in the ACC started as a true freshman at defensive end for Virginia. " You know I've heard a lot of good things about Eli, I've heard he's supposed to be a really good pass rusher. Ive heard he's supposed to be the next guy that's gonna come in like Daryl Blackstock. I've heard he is very explosive, fast off of the edge, and making a lot of plays so I'm excited that we have some guys on the edge that can make a difference." Slade offered those comments while appearing on the Best Seat in the House Friday night on WINA. Slade went on to describe his experience as a true freshman in the ACC. " For me personally it was exciting, but that was my objective when I went to UVA. I didn't want to redshirt I wanted to play right away." That seems to be the path that Harold is on, whether or not he can become the caliber of player that Blackstock or Slade was remains to be seen, but for now, his potential has everyone excited. You can hear the Chris Slade interview in it's entirety on the podcast page at wina.com.