D.J. Ardister – SS
Elbert Co.


HT: 6’1″
WT: 210
Class: 2020
40: 4.59
Shuttle: 4.39
Vertical: 33″
Squat: 505
Bench: 300
Power Clean: 335

What makes you stand out as a future collegiate athlete?

Work Ethic, Size, Skills, Grades

Ardister was the offense last year at Elbert Co. playing a combination of RB and QB. It was a productive season, and the powerfully built 2020 athlete showed the athleticism and strength to break of long runs where he breaks several tackles in the process. Elbert is going to get ball into his hands more this year, and expect that Ardister will be the full time QB at the start of the year. The 2020 athlete has a good explosive body composition which gives him really good upside at the next level. As a safety, he sees the field pretty well, and does a really good job of lining up his attempts into big hits. Running stride could use some work, he doesn’t pick his feet up much off the ground. He looks like a good strong safety candidate at the next level. Should get FBS offers due to his impressive strength he shows and excellent size at 6’1″ 210 lbs. He could even continue to grow into a WILL at the next level, in fact, but think his future is on the defensive side of the ball regardless. In the rising seniors game he picked off a pass playing a deep safety spot, and also made a nice 1 v 1 tackle against a RB before he could get too down field. He got a little too stiff and muscle bound after looking fluid more as an underclassmen



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