Recruiting Spotlight - 2016 Edition

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  1. bravejaf

    bravejaf Walk On

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    Locked and Loaded Recruit of the Week

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    Scouting Notes: Bell is the top prospect in the class and one of the fastest offensive skill players in the class. The Virginia native quickly signed with Texas. He should be the next great running back at Texas and he should be very dangerous on offense and special teams. The A stamina and his size at 221 show he can be an every down back. Ohio State and Florida State coaches couldn't even offer a scholarship before Bell signed on the dotted line. The only concerns on Bell are his catching (D-) and blocking. He may not be a good third down and long back for those reasons.

    Role Next Season: Bell's role will depend on whether current Texas star back Kemp goes pro. Kemp is expected to leave early, which would leave Bell with a shot at the starting job next fall. He is expected to enroll early so he can participate in spring practice.

    Recruiting Battle of the Week

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    Scouting Notes: The first thing that jumps out is his speed. He posted a 4.32 per scouting reports and was graded an A in that category. He also has good size at 6'3 and adds to that with decent jumping ability (B-). He also has good hands (B-) and route running, but he needs to improve in other areas. Scouts gave Tate a C- grade in catching passes in traffic and making difficult catches. He also has very limited skills in terms of breaking tackles.

    Who will win: The Calafornia prospect likely ends up with Coach Perry at UCLA but watch out for Oklahoma. Coach Twist has been a great recruiter for Oklahoma and bagged more :5stars: prospects than anyone last season. USC needs to hope Tate holds out for the week 7 visit, but I do not foresee that happening.
     
  2. vBIG SLICKv

    vBIG SLICKv Varsity Baby !!!

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    Texas was extremely happy to have Bell sign on the first day of recruiting. Bell should carry on the legacy of successful running backs at the University of Texas. Bell's immediate future depends on whether RS-JR HB Kemp decides to go pro after this season. Kemp ran for over 1500yrds last season and his currently the 2nd leading rusher in the country. If Kemp goes pro Bell could find himself as the starting work horse. Also, waiting in the wings is the #1 HB from 2 yrs ago RS-FR Bishop. However, reports out of Austin is that Biship did not progress well in the offseason and has seen very little playing time this year. Bell will be the first back Texas has had in a while that has the size to be a work horse, but also the speed to push the edges and make some impact plays. The fact that he is rated low in blocking and catching doesn't really concern the coaching staff has the HB in Texas' offense is rarely asked to block and does not have to catch very many passes.

    Prediction is that Kemp leaves for the pros and Bell passes Bishop on the depth chart to start as a true freshman.
     
  3. bravejaf

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    Just to clarify but wasn't Bishop the top back last season? I know I have 2 former #1 HB's on my team right now with Neally and Gilbert.
     
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    vBIG SLICKv Varsity Baby !!!

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    Bishop wasn't last year as in 4 weeks ago, but the year before. He was recruited during Season 5. He is currently a redshirt freshman so he sat out all of season 6.
     

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