Croweater Catch-Up - Dylan Whimpress
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South Adelaide's Dylan Whimpress has looked to Port Adelaide's Jasper Pittard as he hopes to have his name called in the AFL National Draft.
Whimpress played one game for the McDonald's SA U18 team this year is a rebounding defender who uses his left foot kick to advantage off half-back.
Speaking on SANFL Radio, the 18-year-old said he often watched Pittard closely either live at the Adelaide Oval or on television.
Measuring in at 185cm and 70kg, Whimpress has shown impressive loyalty to the Panthers, sticking with the club despite moving north of the city to the rural town of Freeling.
The aspiring Physical Education teacher also plays a mentoring role to his four younger brothers, often walking them to school each morning.
Whimpress tested strongly at October's State Combine, winning the 20m Sprint and the Standing Vertical Jump while also placing third in the Repeat Sprint.