USAAAB: West Offense Morning Recap

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Check out this recap of the second West team practice session from the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. A host of players stood out on offense.

The weather out on the field was dreary, overcast and wet. It was not raining during practice, but it had been before hand and the mugginess and moisture in the air made the coaching staff take some extra precautions with some players and the quarterbacks really struggled to get in to a rhythm. There were a lot of balls sailing off target, but the player who seemed to have the strongest session was Cody Kessler. He is calm in his drops and that helped him to keep hi feet underneath of him to deliver a more accurate ball.

Much like yesterday the running backs did not get a whole lot of leeway to make plays down the field. Herschel Sims shows the ability to do a little bit of everything. He has wiggle, catches the ball extremely well out of the backfield and will lower his shoulder to gain an extra yard or two. Harvey Langi has been working out predominantly at fullback, but got some carries today. Kenny Hilliard got more carries today and he is an absolute load to bring down.

At wide receiver Trey Metoyer and Jaxon Shipley did not get to get very many reps in at all during practice. they each got lass than a handful. The two most impressive players on the day were Kasen Williams and Victor Blackwell. Williams high points the ball and makes tough catches over the top of the defense. Blackwell had some drops yesterday, but today he caught every ball that was thrown in his direction. he made on catch over DeAnthony Thomas in the corner of the end-zone that looked amazing, because Thomas had blanket coverage on him. Blackwell found the ball and pulled it in over the top of Thomas' helmet.

On the offensive line Matt Hegarty had a very strong day in the one-on-one portion. He blew Jason Gibson 10-12 yards off of the line. On his very next snap he was able to take Juda Parker from the hash mark and manipulated him completely off of the field. Tony Morales is a rock of a linmeman. The center exchange was exceptional yesterday, but today Ethan Hutson, who got a lot more reps at the position, struggled with shotgun snap.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins is a powerful tight end that really moves well and shows the ability to catch the ball well. He does look like he has the frame to play offensive lone down the road, but does not show a true passion for blocking, even though he is good at it when he goes hard.


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