In-Person Scout: Cody Ennis

Scouting San Antonio Madison's Cody Ennis from their 46-45 victory over Cibolo Steele.

Cody Ennis is one of the more interesting prospects in the state because of his size at 6-4 230, though he still has work to do in becoming a high-level college prospect.

The first thing that stands out about Ennis is that size and his easy throwing motion. Like a lot of naturally big-armed baseball pitchers, Ennis never seems to apply any stress to his shoulder or arm. The unfortunate part of this is that you rarely, if ever see him in a situation where he ratchets up the arm velocity to get some RPMs. He threw 37 times, passed for 337 yards, and I still don't feel like I had a chance to gauge his accurate arm strength. Most of Ennis's throws come with a nice spiral, and he can certainly throw the touch ball well. That was definitely evident on Madison's final drive, when, with the ball inside the 10, Madison twice asked Ennis to loft fade passes to his best receivers. Both were well-thrown, and in both cases the receiver caught the ball (one was just out of bounds).

From a decision-making standpoint, Ennis improved as the game went on. He was somewhat shaky early — including one interception and another near pick — before settling down. Once he did, he seemed much more confident in the pocket as a thrower, and did a nice job of standing in and finding the open receivers.

One area where Ennis really made a nice impact was as a runner. The average yards per carry aren't really there, with Ennis rushing 18 times for 81 yards, but four short-yardage touchdowns were included, and he converted several more short-yardage situations. He's not a burner, but he can move a bit, and he knows how to use his size to pick up that extra yard or two.

Overall, it's hard to find too many faults in a game where a quarterback throws for 337 yards and three touchdowns, while rushing for 81 yards and four more scores. Ennis doesn't have any FBS offers yet, but if he continues to put together big games, somebody will take a look at him because of his size and ability to make the touch throws.

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