During the game with Fishers, we got a firsthand view of what kind of talent and skill set the athletic TE will bring to Muncie.
Schrank has good size and athleticism and fits nicely into the flex TE role that the Cardinals have utilized in their offense, most notably by former Cardinal Zane Fakes. Schrank was sure handed in the limited touches he got on the evening in his team’s loss to their arch rivals - Fishers. Schrank will line up on the line, in the slot or as an H-back. He is an effective blocker and able blocker with the ability to lock up a LB and set the edge. His first catch on the evening was a screen pass that he was able to get a handful of yards after the catch by making two tacklers miss. His second catch was on a nice seam route where he caught the ball over a smaller defender and had a great gain. Third catch was a quick 5 yard out that set up a manageable 3rd down opportunity. His fourth catch was another quick 5 yard out to keep the Royals ahead of the sticks. His fifth and final catch was a solid grab on 4th down where he was stopped short of the sticks by a solid tackle as he was bringing the ball in under duress. All in all, we were able to see that Schrank has some solid talent and the ability to make plays as a TE despite having a QB with limited ability.
Schrank wasn’t the only highlight of the night, as we were able to get a glimpse of several promising athletes to keep our eyes on during this season and the years to come:
Maurice Campbell, 5-9 172 RB (2015) – Campbell is an effective high school RB. Undersized and doesn’t have blow-bye speed. Looks like he could excel as an FCS or D2 guy that could develop with the addition of 10-15 lbs. Campbell is not afraid despite his lack of weight, and really is most effective in between the tackles where he can use his short area quickness to get to the second level and make defenders miss.
Josh Lloyd, 6-1 175 (2015) – Ball hawking S that has good speed and can cover. Good size and frame to add more weight. Solid and sure tackler, not a blow up guy, but he will get you on the ground. Has played DB in the past, so he has adequate coverage skills. May serve as a solid Nickle because he is not afraid to play close to the line and will attack the run game. Solid Non-AQ FBS prospect to keep an eye on, has an offer from Central Michigan and could gain more offers with a solid senior campaign.
Jordan Hernandez, 5-11 155 WR (2016) – Athletic and sure handed WR that projects well as a slot receiver. Hernandez made two huge plays just before the half – one a great snag on a high pass and the other to break free from his defender score a touchdown – that helped Fishers pull away.
Titus Martin, 6-3 270 OG (2016) – Solid looking interior lineman. Good size and moves well. Fishers ran frequently behind him. Has to get bigger and stronger, but has a good skill set to work with.
Simeon Foster, 6-4 210 WR (2015) – Big WR that was used in the slot. Not afraid to make plays over the middle. Didn’t show outstanding speed, so could possibly develop into a flex TE. Effective blocker in the slot, not afraid to mix it up against LBs. Foster also made a great catch in the corner of the end zone for a touchdown, and his height and ability to high point would make him a solid red zone target. Good frame and height, looks long armed too. Got north and south quick and made some good yards on a bubble screen. Foster is a sleeper that needs to continue to put up good numbers and may pull in some offers.
Angelo Howze, 6-2 205 DE (2017) – Young edge rushers that can put his hand in the ground or stand up on the edge and get pressure on the QB. Rangy athlete that has some quick twitch. Needs to continue to develop pass rush, but will probably end up as a Rush OLB in a 3-4 scheme. Keep an eye on this kid as he grows and matures.
R.J. Potts, 6-2 180 S (2017) – Speaking of ones to watch. Potts is a solidly built and rangy S that has solid ball skills and will flat bring it when tackling. Just starting to show the skills he has and will need to continue to work hard, but the sky is the limit for this young man.
Chris Ford, 6-2 175 WR (2015) – Ford is HSE’s Option #1 on the outside. He has a lot of skill. Solid speed and ability to make plays both downfield and turning screens and short passes into big gains. Good looking return man as well. Holds offer from Ohio and should surely add more as he progresses this season.
Aaron Matio, 6-0 200, RB (2016) – Good sized back power back with solid feet. Not overly fast, but has good short area quickness. Matio is a downhill runner that is most effective being a one cut guy, in between the tackles guy. Not a lot of wiggle, but is an effective workhorse back. Has the ability to be a solid FCS pickup.
Collin Miller 6-3 230, DE (2016) – Very solid looking prospect. Had a quiet evening when we saw him, but showed flashes of his speed off of the edge. Also lined up at LB and show ability to drop into coverage and play against the run. Natural position though is rushing the QB. Already getting major interest.
Will Coudret, 6-4 190 WR (2016) – I was pleasantly surprised with the skill set of this young man. Great size at a legit 6-4 and a frame to add weight and strength. Not overly fast, but quick enough to get separation and physical both as a blocker and as a receiver. One to certainly keep an eye on.