I gave you a little Laquon Treadwell background yesterday so today I want to give you the other side of that.
Recruiting is the great unknown which is why it’s so hard for me to get wrapped up in individual signings. Overall I think how classes rank matters — obviously the A&M class is going to turn out better than the Iowa State class — but to get emotionally tied to singular players, ludicrous.
Case(s) in point…
Player A – Five star recruited by FSU, Ohio State, KSU. Yet another talented signal caller in what has to be one of the best years for quarterbacks the state has ever produced. He is big-time athlete with a great arm and a huge upside He reminds us a lot of Donovan McNabb athletically at the same stage.
Player B – Three star recruited by Kansas, Tulsa, Arkansas, Kansas State. A good “dink and dunk” spread quarterback prospect; arm strength and accuracy diminishes as he goes further downfield. Our main concern at this point is his lack of ideal arm strength and downfield velocity if he lands in a more pass oriented offense. Will need to polish his release-point and overall throwing mechanics.
Player C – Three star recruited by Colorado, OU, KSU, CSU. In his own words: “I’m a dual threat. I grew up playing QB. I’ve only played WR for two years. I need to get stronger and be more physical. I also want to be quicker and have a stronger arm.”
Player D – Three star recruited by CU, NC, Mizzou, KSU. He is not a burner and lack of top-end speed needed to move the chains at the next level is a concern. Fluid route runner but lacks sharpness and good burst out of his breaks to create consistent separation. Needs to refine that area.
Player E – Four star recruited by Texas, LSU, OU, Nebraska. This kid is a future workhorse and blends rare power-back qualities with good foot-quickness and smooth movement skills between the tackles. The type of runner who can carry an offense. Rivals named him as the nation’s No. 4 running back prospect in the country.
Player F – Three star recruited by Tech, Baylor, A&M. He is a back who you wish was bigger because he is tough, difficult to tackle and shows good speed. His size will be a concern for durability reasons if he is used on a full-time basis.
Player G – Three star recruited by Iowa, Minnesota, SMU. Overall, he is still an underrated corner in our eyes with good instincts and an understanding on how to play the position that is ahead of the curve coming from the high school level. Great competitor and should be a very good special teams performer.
Player H – Four star recruited by Nebraska, A&M, and OU. He can do it all and is a legitmate candidate to play multiple positions at the college level if need be. Was named as the Texas Football magazine player of the year and one of that magazine’s top 12 athletes.
A = Bobby Reid
B = Clint Chelf
C = Zac Robinson
D = Justin Blackmon
E = Dexter Pratt
F = Kendall Hunter
G = Josh Stewart
H = William Cole
The one that killed me was Stewart. A corner! An underrated corner!
Get wrapped up in the Treadwell decision all you want, but proceed with caution…and at your own risk.