Tuesday, June 30

Nick Acree Recruiting Card

Nick Acree
Defensive Tackle
6'6", 290 lbs, 5.0
Fork Union Military Academy - Fork Union, VA
Offers: Virginia Tech (committed), Florida, USC, Michigan, Penn State, Ohio State, and LSU.

Star Rating: 4 stars
Position Ranking: 14th
Top 100 or Top 250: 209th

Star Rating: 4 stars
Position Rankings: 28th (ranked as an offensive tackle)

Scouts Grade: 74

Acree is an interesting kid. He draws your attention with his excellent size. This is a big and well built kid for his age. He has good size and for a kid who is around 300 hundred pounds he carries it well. There is no arguing that he looks the part. As a defensive tackle he displays a good get-off. Would like to see him be more consistent in this area, but he does display the ability to get moving quickly. With his size he can get into a blocker and knock him back when he comes off the ball with good pad level.

Overall, he needs to watch his pad level as he can tend to play tall. He is adequate with his hands and needs to work on bringing them and protecting himself and creating separation. He can allow blockers to get into him and with poor pad level he can be pushed off the ball despite his size. He will flash the ability to attack half-a-man and get into the gap, but can tend to attack the whole man and at times will almost block himself. Plays with a good motor and will turn and run to the ball. Displays solid straight-line speed. Can seem a bit rigid in his overall body movement and has very adequate short-area change-of-direction skills. He is an adequate drag-down tackler.

As a pass rusher he has the tools to bull rush and collapse the pocket. With his ability to get off the ball he can try and work a quick move like the swim, but needs to be careful to not get tall and expose himself and get washed. Acree has the size, but you would like to see him be more dominant in his play.

His ability to get-off the ball well could likely find him on defense initially in college as a nose tackle, but he needs to keep developing his game and get more from his raw tools. It certainly is a strong possibility that the best fit for Acree could be on offense at guard.


* Switched from King William High School to FUMA for senior season.
* First Commit of 2010 class.


450 lbs Bench Max
575 lbs Squat Max

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Signing Day Synopsis:
(coming February 3rd, 2010)

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