October 24, 2008
Coach's Corner: Lott's Potential is Unlimited
North Cobb Head Coach Shane Queen has had the luxury of coaching one of the most athletic defensive linemen in Georgia the past two seasons. His top recruit is Derrick Lott and Lott just recently committed to the University of Georgia.
Coach Queen sent one of the biggest sleepers in Georgia last year to Kentucky and Matt Roark is playing wide receiver as a true freshman.
His most well known recruit is All-SEC wide receiver Kenny McKinley of South Carolina. McKinley was one of the top athletes in the Peach State back in 2005.
Now, Coach Queen's top guy is a 6-foot-5, 270 pound defensive lineman that can run like some bigger skill guys.
Lott started making a name for himself as a junior when he helped North Cobb achieve a perfect 10-0 regular season. He was constantly in the backfield at defensive end wrecking havoc.
He worked hard in the off-season, he got bigger, stronger, and he continued to develop his skills as a defensive lineman.
After running a blazing 4.62 in the 40 yard dash at a South Carolina camp and just being dominant off the edge in Athens during one on ones, the Gamecocks and Dawgs turned up the heat.
South Carolina offered him immediately while Georgia waited for Lott to get a little more settled academically. Lott scored well on his ACT earlier this month and UGA offered one day later.
Less than a week after the offer, the athletic DL out of Acworth committed to Georgia.
We then traveled over to North Cobb to sit down with Coach Queen to see what he had to say about his star player in 2008. He broke down Lott as a person, he talked about his game on the field now, his game on the field down the road, and a lot more in this exclusive interview.
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