We are through the third week of the college football season already. Week three usually provides us with the clearest picture early on as to who will be the teams to watch in terms of the college football playoff. Sometimes we get some surprises down the road as teams start to gel later on, particularly those teams with new coaches or new starters at quarterback. In this week’s 5 Big Things, I’ll take a look at some things that have become clear and some others that have become rather cloudy.
There will be close to one million high school football players taking to the fields this Fall and accomplishing a number of goals. Along with chasing a championship and respect, a majority of the players will be looking to earn some of the very limited college football scholarships that are available. For some, the exposure comes easy. For others, their abundance of talent and skill will either go unnoticed or fail to receive the notoriety that it deserves. This articles highlights five prospects on the GridironStudsApp that many of you may not know but should.
Ever have a bad day? How about a bad moment? Well in this day in age, it only takes one small moment for people to make whole judgements and there’s no better place for that to happen than on the judgmental land we’ve come to know as Twitter.
Sunday morning, video of a 1-on-1 rep at Nebraska’s Friday Night Lights between a defensive back and a wide receiver sent football twitter into a tizzy. The defensive back in that rep was 3-star Illinois defensive back Tyrik Henderson. In the video clip which you can view below, Henderson gets really aggressive with a camper at the line of scrimmage. In the process, he ends up holding and even choking the wide receiver before slamming him to the ground.
The next wave of cornebacks in South Florida has the making to be one of the best of all-time. College football coaches has already jumped on board with these premier 14 and 15-year-old phenoms.
Doral Academy freshman corneback Timothy Burns, Jr., a two-year varsity starter, based on production — is the focal point of his recruiting class when you factor varsity film, stats, and the reputation around the city as a lockdown corneback.
Tonight will be the 82nd draft the NFL’s history. It has blossomed over the years into one of the biggest events in sports. It’s a time when prospects get rich while the fortunes of entire franchises ride on their ability to find the best of the best from the college football fields. There’s no doubt that the most talked about, needed and precious position involved in the draft every year is that of the quarterback. In so choosing one, it seems many a NFL team becomes blind to what it takes to be successful in almost any relationship.
Some of the top 7on7 teams in the country descended upon El Camino College in Los Angeles, California this past weekend to take part in the Adidas 7on7 national championships. It was a festival of athletic greatness, competition and pageantry as Adidas continues to insert themselves into the consciousness of the high school football market nationwide. Amongst it all was an outstanding effort by South Florida Express that netted them the national championship.