Armwood's Waldrop Talks Recruiting

Cody Waldrop

Cody Waldrop is a 6'4', 290-pound mauler for Armwood in Tampa, Florida. The athletic guard spent the past season pounding the opposition's defensive line on his way to helping Armwood go deep into the playoffs

"Well we came up three points short of our goal this season, but I think we did very well. We finished 14-1 on the season," Waldrop commented. "I played very well in all of the playoff games. I was so pumped up for all of them."

He's already back at work preparing for next season, but took some time to reflect on his improvements this past season.

"I do a lot better job of getting to the linebackers and squaring my head, making better blocks. This offseason I want to improve on my pass protection to the inside. I've had a little trouble with it, and have made it a focus for the offseason," he revealed.

Big time schools are already taking notice, but Waldrop still isn't ready to name a favorite just yet.

"I'm hearing from Florida State, Auburn, Florida, Texas Tech, and South Florida. I get letters from just about every school you can think of. I don't really have a favorite right now, but Florida State and Georgia stick out to me. My family likes them both a lot."

Waldrop has already taken some visits to get a clearer idea on his future. One school in particular has already given him a story to tell. "I've been to Florida, Florida State, Auburn, USF, and Central Florida on unofficial visits. Florida State was pretty unimpressive at first because they didn't know who I was, but after I left them my tape and was on the way home they started calling me. It was a misunderstanding and it's been really good since. Auburn was very well put together on my visit, it was really impressive. I still have a lot of schools I want to take trips to this summer," Waldrop quoted. "I really like Florida State since my visit, they have put together some great recruiting classes these past few seasons."

He's focused on making a decision, but isn't sure when that will happen. Right now it's all about sorting out teams, and getting closer to that day.

"The coach and my relationship with him are crucial. I'll be spending four, maybe five years with him. I want academics to be a large part as well, because it's important to me. I can compete and get playing time wherever I end up, so it's not a huge factor right now. Distance is important, I don't want to go out west or way up north because I want my family to see me play," he discussed. "I have no idea when I'll commit, it may be early on in the process but I really don't know right now."

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