NEW draftee Nick Stevens has already managed to gain Matthew Scarlett's stamp of approval in the four short weeks he's spent at the club.
Geelong selected the Greater Western Victoria Rebel and Geelong Grammar student with pick 47 in last year’s National Draft and the medium defender has been quick to impress.
The 192cm medium defender has slotted straight into Scarlett’s defensive group.
“He’s been really impressive, I like the way he goes about it. He looks like a low frills, low maintenance, competitive young footballer,” Scarlett says.
“I like everything about him at the moment, he’s training really well, and I really like how he kicks the footy and he looks really competitive, so he’s a good pickup.”
Stevens comes into the club with big raps on his tidy kicking, something which Scarlett has noticed since Stevens joined the club in December.
“He’s been really impressive with his ball use out of the back half, so hopefully he can keep improving that part of his game and defensively he looks really sound as well so he looks like he’s going to be a good player.
Geelong Talent ID Manager Troy Selwood was excited to land Stevens back in December’s draft.
“He’s a good athlete, nice size and a versatile player that can play across half back and through the midfield and he’s another kid who works really hard on his game,” Selwood says.
“He kicks the ball a very long way and has got great penetration with his kicking so can hit the last line when going forward.
“He’s a very competitive kid as well, so give him a job on a dangerous forward whether it be tall or small, Nick really thrives in that contest.”