Sunday, May 29, 2011

Gambrell Impressive Saturday

Watched DerJuan "Pee Wee" Gambrell play defensive back at Toledo Rogers his junior year and came away impressed. Tremendous athlete with physical skills and played hard. Honestly, on video, I liked one of his teammates just as well. After watching him at the District track meet last week, the Buckeyes were smart to offer him a scholarship.

Yesterday, at the Regional track meet, Gambrell qualified for the State Meet in three events. He qualified in the 400 meters his sophomore year, but was injured(hip) and do not get there last year. Yesterday he ran the 400m in 48.08. A personal best for him. He also qualified in two other events. Anchored the victorious 1600 meter relay team. Earlier in the meet, he placed third in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.67.

He must have been nicknamed "PeeWee" many years ago. Listed at 6'1-190 and looks every bit that size or bigger. Really cut! Think that he can play a number of positions for the Buckeyes. The endurance of a 400 meter guy and the speed and balance of a high hurdler. Outstanding at both, but most of all, a tremendous competitor.

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