This week’s recap will be a bit different as there have not been alot of big commitments made since the last article. Therefore, in addition to highlighting some commits, I’ll be adding in one recruit who has yet to commit, just as a change of pace. I’ll call it Recruit Watch and will more then likely keep including it in future editions of the Recap. The same analysis will be included along with top destinations in place of the actual commitment.

Justin Thomas
5’9” 170 lbs
Orange, TX
Commitment: Utah
ESPN: 3 star, #33 CB   Rivals: 4 star, #19 CB   Scout: 3 star, #32 CB

Pros: Possesses great awareness and play recognition, good at reading QB’s eyes, quick and can recover from mistakes, positions himself well to get jump balls

Cons: Lacks ideal height and may get beat by bigger WRs at college level, solid but not not top end speed, may struggle in run support

Ruben Lile
6’3” 200 lbs
Detroit, MI
Commitment: Iowa
ESPN: 3 star, #80 ATH   Rivals: 3 star, #33 ATH   Scout: 3 star, #28 S

Pros: Projects as WR but could play S, good ability to get separation from defenders and can be quick off the line, long arms with good hands that grab balls in traffic

Cons: Some refinement on route running, speed not at top level

Sean Irwin
6’4” 220 lbs
Tight End
Cypress, TX
Commitment: Colorado
ESPN: 3 star, #68 TE   Rivals: 3 star   Scout: 3 star, #44 TE

Pros: Good size and bulk, ability to deliver solid initial hit at the line, can push the block to make way for the run game, projects as a blocking TE, twin brother Jeromy also committed to Colorado

Cons: Needs work if he is to contribute in the receiving game, tends not to use his lower body as base to maintain blocks, could use some more size

Barry Sanders – Recruit Watch
5’11’ 190 lbs
Running Back
Oklahoma City, OK
Top Schools: Oklahoma State, Stanford, Alabama, Florida State
ESPN: 4 star, #6 RB, 78th overall  Rivals: 4 star, #9 RB, 121st overall  Scout: 4 star, #9 RB

Pros: Good football genes, great speed and vision which allows him to find holes and dart between tacklers, can change direction at a moment’s notice, great awareness to avoid nearby tacklers

Cons: Tough to follow one of the all time greats, lacks power and durability to be an every-down back, needs work in passing game

Previous Recaps
August 21st
August 14th
August 7th