Embody Evaluations

Managing Editor Billy Embody takes a closer look at SMU prospects inside!

Kadeem Goulbourne- WR, Cypress Bay (Fla.)

Route Running: Goulbourne's routes are smooth, and he understands how to set opponents and create separation. On short routes, Goulbourne breaks down quickly and comes back to the ball well to not allow opponents to make a play on the ball. When the protection breaks down for his quarterback, he understands where he needs to be to help his quarterback out and be a target. His route running is very smooth overall.

Hands and Technique: Goulbourne knows how to catch the ball with his hands in any situation, which for his size is a good sign of his technique. With his long arms, Goulbourne can grab balls out of the air that some receivers may not have the reach to get, especially in jump ball situations. In the running game, Goulbourne is a good blocker and keeps defenders where he wants them.

Big Play Ability: Goulbourne's ability to be a redzone target is a big reason why he is so successful since he is not blessed with good speed. Going over the middle is also not an issue for him, and he is a great target to pick up first downs as well. On deep balls, Goulbourne can go up and get any ball and as he adds weight to his frame, he will be able to really out physical opponents and truly dominate.

Side Note: Even with plenty of scholarship offers, Goulbourne hasn't taken many visits, but does intend to graduate early and enroll in spring 2014.

Offers: Akron, Boston College, Illinois, Missouri, Ole Miss, Rutgers, SMU, Syracuse, Tennessee and Wisconsin.


HT: 6-4

WT: 185

40-Yard Dash: 4.93

20-Yard Shuttle: 4.78

Vertical Jump: 30.9"



Jarrison Stewart- 2015 WR, Mesquite Horn

Route Running: Horn moves Stewart all over the field and because of that, he is able to play a variety of positions on offense. Almost 6-feet, he is not too small to play outside receiver, but he is perfect for the slot. Stewart understands how to get open and takes the right angles to get open as well. On his routes, he creates separation even on tight throws from his quarterback, and that is a huge help to any quarterback throwing to him.

Hands and Technique: Stewart catches the ball with his hands well and runs smoothly in the open field. His vision is superb, and he can break into the open field because of it. He catches just about every ball with his eyes and knows where the defenders are on the field to maximize each of his touches' potential. Stewart has the athleticism to make opponents miss in the open field as well.

Big Play Ability: The first play of Stewart's tape shows not only how versatile he is but also his big play ability. Taking a jet sweep, he out runs the defender to the corner then shows his strength to break tackles and out-run the defenders for the touchdown. Stewart also is able to make diving catches and can go deep as well.

Side Note: Stewart caught 24 passes for 303 yards and two touchdowns, but also rushed 25 times for 193 yards and two scores.

Offers: SMU and TCU.


HT: 5-11

WT: 175

40-Yard Dash: 4.62

Vertical Jump: 34.5


Anthony Hines- 2017 OLB, Dallas Episcopal

Technique: Hines is still a raw prospect since he hasn't even gotten to high school yet, but as he fills out his 6-foot-2 frame, he will be even more of a terror especially off the edge for his team. Hines must play lower when he gets to high school and with better coaching, he'll quickly learn that. As a 2017 prospect, he is far from being a finished product, but as he develops over the next four years, he will be a top prospect in the country if he takes to his coaching and gets stronger.

Versus the Pass: Hines hasn't seen many good passing offenses yet, but in high school, he'll be exposed to this and with his athleticism, should be able to cover even slot receivers if need be. With his athleticism, he will be able to take chances in the passing game to make plays. There's a good chance he could be a solid safety prospect as well, but he will have to develop more technique and experience in reading pass plays to do so. Hines has solid hip movement and change of direction skills already so I expect pass coverage to be a strength of his game.

Versus the Run: With his strength and athleticism, Hines has the chance to be a big force in the running game and will be able to blow up plays. Hines does need to play with better leverage and is getting away with just being stronger and more athletic than his counterparts. He does take good angles and wants to make a big play every time he makes a tackle, but will have to breakdown better and display better technique against better competition.

Side Note: Hines was a standout performer for the USA Youth-16 National Team when he was a 13, which is a big reason why he is attracting major interest already.

Offers: Mississippi State, Akron and Montana.


HT: 6-2

WT: 200

40-Yard Dash: 4.65


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