Roh says watch out for Wormley

Submitted by ATLalumni on March 6th, 2013 at 3:22 PM

Big praise from @craigroh88 aimed at @chris_wormley43. Called Wormley "the 12th stage of evolution" for gaining 30 lbs of muscle in camp!

— Sam Webb (@SamWebb77) March 6, 2013

30 lbs of muscle!  Guy was already a beast at 6'5 270.  Sounds like he's destined for 3-tech, although if he's athletic enough i don't mind a 300lb 5-tech



March 6th, 2013 at 3:54 PM ^

I think he will be a big surprise for this next year.  He has been an under the radar type guy.  He was mostly a 3* when we thought he would be a 4*.  He got injured and hasn't really been heard from much since.  I'm excited to see what he can do.


March 6th, 2013 at 4:16 PM ^

Yes, going in.  But when the rankings come out, he was hardy ranked nationally.  I guess I should have said "quiet" rather than under the radar.  He hasn't been talked about or heard from all that much.

And I guess I'm also trying to say that I think he will out produce his rankings by a long shot.


March 6th, 2013 at 4:02 PM ^

I love seeing DLinemen with natural 270 frames as opposed to the RR recruits with natural 230 frames that had to bathe in bacon grease for 3 years to one day play at 280-290.


March 6th, 2013 at 4:06 PM ^

No one has mentioned the context this quote was made in. Roh said on WTKA that Wormley had put on 30 lbs of muscle BEFORE he was injured. I don't know if that is possible, that's just what Roh said on the radio. 


March 6th, 2013 at 4:15 PM ^

His tape was incredibly impressive. I know he had a tendency to sleepwalk through portions of games, but when his motor was on, he looked incredibly athletic for a big guy. I think if his knee holds up that he'll be a serious contributor.


March 7th, 2013 at 11:15 AM ^

I know he had a tendency to sleepwalk through portions of games...

That is what gives me pause re: Wormley. Like you I noticed (even in his highlight film) that he had a tendancy to take plays off or just quit on a play if he did not "make the play" in the first 2-3 seconds.

He obviously has all the physical tools necessary to be an All Conference player (possibly even All American), it's just a matter of getting him to play with full intensity all of the time. I'm certainly hoping that the coaching staff can "push the right buttons" to get Wormley to fully tap his outstanding gifts.

Tyrone Biggums

March 6th, 2013 at 4:34 PM ^

This video is from the Mock Rock Feb. 4, you can see Wormley almost directly behind Houma. He's the one that looks like the Hulk! He looks to easily be 290+ considering he's 6'4-6'5.



March 6th, 2013 at 6:29 PM ^

someone mentioned that before Wormley's injury last year he was destroying people at camp and was extremely hard to block..  Not really sure where the info came from as I didn't hear much from last year's camp if anyone has other info.  


He did seem like someone who could make a huge impact for us regardless and I can't wait to see him get some gametime


March 6th, 2013 at 8:44 PM ^

I bet he moves to a 3-tech and Frank and Brennan are SDEs. Frank is supposedly 280 lbs and Brennan lacks agility like Roh. Taco and Mario battle for WDE.

Size is no longer an issue going forward. UM will not get pushed around.