April 14, 2006
By Tom Lemming
Special to CSTV.com
Tom is CSTV's college football recruiting analyst, and writes for CSTV.com regularly. E-mail here!
Vince Young left some giant shoes to fill at
The 6-foot-4, 205-pound signal-caller shows great pocket presence, sees the whole field and can run himself out of trouble. He has a compact, short release, gets rid of the ball in a hurry, makes good decisions and can move around the pocket to buy time until the receivers get open. But he also displays the athletic ability and moves to gain big chunks of yardage with his feet. Snead should snag the starting role and run with it in
Beasley is Peter Warrick, Rocket Ismail and Desmond Howard all rolled into one. The
Given his slight frame, Beasley is very durable. He's not afraid to go over for the middle and has demonstrated an ability to take a hit. He's very fun to watch, and is great at creating after the catch. He shows excellent body control and balance, runs precise routes, adjusts to poorly thrown balls and always seems to catch in the ball in full stride. His elusiveness in the open field is second to none.
· ILB Sergio Kindle,
If Kindle gets his academics in order, he will be an instant impact player for the Longhorns. The Dallas Woodrow Wilson prospect -- the top-ranked recruit from the state of Texas -- is fast enough to run down the backs and strong enough to handle offensive linemen one on one. It's been more than two decades (since Tim Brown in 1983) since I've seen a high school ballplayer with this kind of athletic ability. In person, Kindle already looks like a college veteran and on film, he looks like he's just one step away from the NFL.
This is a truly dynamic two-way player with exceptional skills, a love for the game, terrific instincts and an aggressive style of play. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound `backer shows a nose for the ball and is a downhill player who dominates from start to finish whether it be at OLB,
· DT Gerald McCoy,
McCoy ranks as the nation's premier defensive lineman. Tommie Harris started for the Sooners as a true freshman and a lot of people think McCoy has the same kind of ability and should start immediately at defensive tackle from Day One for coach Bob Stoops.
The Oklahoma City Southeast product is a mean, tough and nasty defensive tackle who can dominate a game from start to finish. The 6-foot-5, 285-pounder can hold his ground with anyone and shows unusual quickness, balance and burst. He's quite impossible to stop in one-on-one matchups and plays the game with leverage and strength.
· DE Kenny Wilson,
Juco recruit Wilson should make a splash for the Huskers in 2006. This team already has a very talented backfield to start with, but
The 6-0, 220-pound back runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 and has been deemed the eighth-best junior college prospect in the nation according to Rivals.com. The