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|Day to see playing time on both sides|
Dillon Day (6-4, 252) looks like a man among boys when hitting people on the field for the West Monroe High School football team these days.
At a school that has produced high-level offensive linemen to the college ranks, including Andrew Whitworth who played at LSU before going into the NFL, Day has emerged as the next big thing along the line that college coaches are salivating over these days.
"He has a lot of talent," said head coach Don Shows. "When he puts his mind to it he could be as good as any we have had come through here."
Day first played organized football as a second-grade student at George Welch Elementary in West Monroe.
"I was always the biggest kid out there," Day recalled. "I was always at least a foot taller than everybody else so I knew I would be on the line. I played some at defensive end and offensive line."
Day will be playing some of both sides this fall in situations where his size and quickness will benefit the Rebel defensive unit.
"He is going to play a little bit of defensive tackle," West Monroe offensive coordinator Glen Hunt said. "He is so athletic and strong that playing a little bit on defense will not bother him at all."
It has certainly worked out well for Day who garnered all-state and all district 1-5A honors as a junior in 2008.
He has gotten mail and calls from several Division 1 programs. He recently participated in a camp at ULM where he got his first official scholarship offer to play for the Warhawks.
Day has not committed anywhere yet but did admit the visit was a good one.
"The campus was real nice," Day said. "I enjoyed meeting the coaches."
Day has impressed many coaches in the area with his athletic build and quick feet. He ran a 4.9 40-yard dash at the ULM camp. Day also lifted well as he had 325 bench, 520 squat, and 370 power clean in the weight room recently.
Known for bone crunching hits on the field, the soft spoken Day is giving the offense hope for a return to the state championship game this season.
"He is just so athletic," Hunt said. "He is a kind of guy I have rarely gotten to coach because usually guys like that end up on the defensive side of the ball. He just enjoys playing the game."
Day will be leading the rushing charge for the Rebels backs when they take the field in a scrimmage on Aug. 21 against Bastrop, West Ouachita and Alexandria.
The Bayou Jamb is also right around the corner where Day will be with the Rebels against the Rayville Hornets for the first time.
The next season is always the big one for local teams, it could soon be the best yet for Dillon Day.