Embody Evaluations

Every Wednesday afternoon, Pony Stampede Managing Editor Billy Embody will take a deeper look at SMU prospects. Come inside for exclusive evaluations!

Ishmael Zamora- WR, Houston Alief Elsik

Route Running: Good burst off of the line. Gets to the outside shoulder of the defender every time on routes and if he breaks off his route, he comes back to the ball well and forces the defender to go through him to get to the ball.

Hands and Technique: Has solid hands and does not allow the ball to get into his body. His athletic ability allows him to make some highlight reel catches in between safeties or when the hit is coming. He does not shy away from the contact and is not afraid to go over the middle.

Blocking: Physical at the line of scrimmage and has the size to overpower defenders. Is able to get his hands inside extremely well and does not let an opponent go once he has them locked in. His physicality is incredible with his vicious blocks even if opponents are on the other side of the play. If he was 30 pounds heavier, he'd be a tight end.

Side Note: Could not help but mention the fact that after tossing opponents to the ground when run blocking, he immediately gave them a helping hand up. Class act.

Offers: Northern Colorado, SMU and Utah

Measurables: HT: 6-4 WT: 200 40-Yard Dash: 4.79 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.25 Vertical Jump: 32.8 Bench Max: 280 Squat Max: 410


Cordell Dorsey- S, Abilene Cooper

Tackling: Dorsey plays extremely physical at the line of scrimmage and makes sure to punish ball carriers that come his way. Displays good form when sizing up a tackle and when given the opportunity will make the big hit and cause turnovers.

Ball Skills: Has the ability to bat the ball down at the line of scrimmage. Will need to work on cover skills when he makes the transition from linebacker to safety at the next level, but has the athletic ability to do so. He showed great break on the ball in combine 1-on-1s, but will need to work a little bit on developing his back pedal, something that should be easy for him.

Side Note: As seen in Erin Hartigan's interview with Dorsey, he is extremely humble and would be the first person in his family to go to college.

Offers: Baylor, Oregon State, SMU, Texas State, Texas Tech and Washington State

Measurables: HT: 6-2 WT: 200 40-Yard Dash: 4.39 20-Yard Shuttle: 3.98 Bench Max: 295 Squat Max: 400


Terry Ausborne- S, Tyler John Tyler

Tackling: Ausborne is pretty undersized and at safety that could be a problem. With limited film on him, it is hard to make a true estimate of how good he is, but his size is an issue. Ausborne did make second-team All-District 14-4A for TexasFootballRatings.com with over 70 tackles including 30 solo tackles.

Ball Skills: Does not have good speed in the secondary, which has to hurt him a little bit in coverage. Ausborne did have four interceptions on the year and took one back for a touchdown during his junior season. Depending on where SMU is trying to play Ausborne, the ball skills could be a determining factor.

Side Note: John Tyler is a great program and Ausborne is a good start to building a relationship with this top Texas program.

Offers: SMU

Measurables: HT: 5-9 WT: 162 40-Yard Dash: 4.74 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.03 Vertical Jump: 32.8


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