SMU 2011 Evaluations: Part 1

Want to know what the FoxSports/Scout.com Managers think of the SMU recruiting class? Come inside for the answers in part one of a two part series. Don't miss out on the evaluations straight from the rankers!


Daren Kitchen
CB.) Daren Kitchen - Vanderbilt Catholic (Louisiana)
He displays good ball skills and has great pass coverage awareness. While his length is everything a college will want in a cornerback, he will have to add size at the next level. Despite the need to add some weight, he is a physical corner who's motor is always going.



Arrius Holleman
WR.) Arrius Holleman - Lubbock Monterey (Texas)
Holleman is a receiver with a good set of skills. He has nice top end speed and has good size for going up to get the deep ball. One of his most admirable traits is his ability to block and stay on blocks down the field, springing bigger plays. His best route is the slant and he will pick up key first downs running it.



Jonathan Yenga
LB.) Jonathan Yenga – Euless Trinity (Texas)
Good build for a linebacker, he plays very aggressive football and likes to attack the plays. He will make plays behind the line of scrimmage but it is more guessing than instinctual. His great athleticism allows him to make adjustments while attacking the play. He is good in coverage as he can drop back and make some plays.



Darius Joseph
S.) Darius Joseph – Abilene (Texas)
An above averaged receiver, he has displayed good hands and great leaping ability. He has long strides can cover a lot of ground quickly. His best position in college might be as a safety, where he has shown nice defensive awareness and is excellent in coverage.


OT.) Kevin Galindo – Laney J.C. (California)
Plays some tight end in JuCo, but he will likely make the permanent move to tackle once he gets to SMU. He plays with good leverage and technique. He will need to add some weight to his frame to make the strength adjustment to the position, but he blocks with passion.



Christian Holloway
LB/DE.) Christian Holloway - Bishop Montgomery (California)
As a junior at Torrance (Calif.) Bishop Montgomery, had 12 sacks, five forced fumbles and a pair of punt blocks in his first season as a football player, that says a lot about him right there.



Taylor Reich
OT.) Taylor Reich - Westview (California)
Reich is one of the more physically impressive linemen in the state of California. He's a little raw, but has the upside to be a good offensive tackle in college.  Probably projects better to being a right tackle, then a left.  He's good in pass protection and solid in run blocking.



James Richardson
CB.) James Richardson - Central (Louisiana)
Some coaches are going to be skeptical because he isn't two inches taller but Richardson plays bigger than his size. He will have to get accustomed to jamming bigger receivers off the line in college and getting bigger and stronger. He is is a true cover corner and he doesn't mind getting in an opponent's face and being physical at the point of attack.

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