“I like Cal, Oregon. There are so many of them,” said the Scout.com 3-star lineman. Werner, who is from Germany, says that he is just enjoying the chance to get acclimated to the American college football scene.
Werner is interested in the Terps as well and had the chance to see them Sept. 19 against Middle Tennessee State. He liked what he saw.
“It was good. They lost, but it was still good,” said Werner. “It was crazy in that big stadium. It was really cool with all the fans freaking out.”
Werner also thought highly of the campus, especially because everything was close together.
The class of 2010 defensive lineman has been in contact with Maryland coaches, saying he has enjoyed talking to everyone on the staff. “They were all very friendly,” he said
Defensive Line Coach Dave Sollazzo and Werner have talked about the skills the lineman brings to the table.
“Coach Sollazzo likes how I use my hands when I play, and they like the speed that I have for my size,” said the 6-foot-4-inch, 270-pound Werner.
Werner and his Salisbury School teammates have gotten off to a rough 0-2 start, but he is looking ahead to the Oct. 10 matchup with the Taft School. “We're 0-2 and they're 2-0, so we're looking forward to it. It's a big game.”
Werner will continue to look over his college options. He said that will choose a school where he feels “comfortable.” There are surely many schools that would be comfortable with Werner joining their program.
edited by Nina Napolitano