Rockhurst Prospect Report

Rockhurst High School in Kansas City is one again home to several future FBS prospects.

2015

T.J. Green - He's gone completely under the radar up to this point, which is very surprising from what I saw in practice. Green fits the ball in tight spaces on a regular basis and maintains zip on the ball at all times. The ball was delivered with pinpoint accuracy consistently and a program could do very well for themselves if they added him to the fold.

Green is the son of former NFL quarterback Trent Green. The bloodlines are there for him to continue his success. He's a bit undersized, and even young for his grade. It is possible that he could still grow, and it would be helpful for him to do so. He is under six foot with little bulk, but makes up for it with his arm strength, accuracy, and throwing mechanics.

Charlie Heck - He's a bit of an odd prospect in that he plays the tight end position now, and has terrific size, but the position he projects best at could be offensive tackle. Every year a prospect comes from out of nowhere to rack up an offer sheet during their senior season, and Heck could be that player. His size and athleticism make him a very, very good offensive tackle prospect.

He's one of the top athletes on the Rockhurst squad, and he's actually the son of Kansas City Chiefs offensive line coach Andy Heck. He will be a known prospect before the end of his senior season without a doubt, even though he has yet to rake in an offer at this point.

2016

A.J. Taylor - Quite simply, Taylor is the best running back regardless of class in the entire Kansas City area in my estimation. He also has very soft hands and a knack for high-pointing the ball, making him a very dangerous weapon out of the backfield in the passing game.

He runs hard with an aggression that is often not seen, and has very good elusiveness to his game, making him hard to bring down in the open field and leaving defenders looking silly.

He's not a back with exceptional speed, but it's good enough, and his determination and effort with the ball, coupled with his elusiveness. give him enough tools to be a future running back for a "Power 5" conference team.

Brendan McConnell - He epitomizes an offensive lineman with a lot of nastiness in his game. McConnell is a player that belongs in the trenches, and excels there. His size and strength is enough to be a future offensive tackle, but his quickness is a bit lacking in that department.

He's a future FBS offensive lineman without a doubt, but he would be more effective at right tackle or right guard, and not a left tackle. He's the anchor for the Rockhurst line and should be one of the main cogs in a strong running game this upcoming season.

Claudio Martin - Strength is a big asset for Martin and he uses it well. He's a mauler in the middle and will be making his home on the interior offensive line for years to come. FBS offers should come his way as well, and he only adds to an impressive offensive front for Rockhurst this season.

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