Sanford Scouting Reports

Scott breaks down SMU prospects Darta Lee, Zach Farrar and Aaron Wooten in his latest scouting reports!

Zach Farrar

2016 WR, Carroll HS (Southlake, Tex.)

ATHLETICISM: Farrar’s size and speed immediately create a mismatch. The rising senior uses his quick feet and agility to create immediate separation from his opponent, and he has no problem making a leaping grab through traffic thanks to solid hand-eye coordination. Once the ball is in his hands, Farrar does a nice job of winding through any traffic to find the opening in the defense.

ROUTE-RUNNING: The rising senior takes full advantage of his 4.51-second 40-yard dash when running his routes. Farrar does a nice job of mixing in head fakes and quick feet when trying to throw off his opponent. He could be a little quicker off the line of scrimmage, but his length and speed help him make up for that.

HANDS: Farrar has above average hands and is very capable of catching the tough throws. Whether it’s down the sideline or in traffic, Farrar consistently catches with his hands and not his body. When it comes to catching any type of pass, it almost seems like second nature to Farrar.

OFFERS: SMU, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Monroe, North Texas, Purdue, Texas Tech and Toledo.
HT: 6-4 (Nike SPARQ Verified)
WT: 208 pounds (Nike SPARQ Verified)
40-yard dash: 4.51 seconds (Nike SPARQ Verified)

Zach Farrar Highlights

Darta Lee

2016 OL, Hightower HS (Sugarland, Tex.)

ATHLETICISM: Lee might not have a good 40-yard dash time to show off, but he is deceptively quick on his feet. Even at nearly 300 pounds, he fires off the line of scrimmage quickly and puts himself in a nice position to make the block for his running back or quarterback. Lee’s overall balance, for his size, is above average, which probably has something to do with the fact that he is a top-heavy lineman.

PASS PROTECTION: In his pass protection set, Lee has a good initial get off from the line of scrimmage and is able to create separation with his hands. He does however need to work on keeping a wide base and not bringing his feet together when shuffling them. There was very little film of Lee in pass protection, but from what I saw, sharpening up his technique would do him wonders

RUN BLOCKING: While creating lanes for his runners, Lee fires into his defender with solid force. Lee uses his strength to his advantage, but there are still a few aspects of his run blocking that need improvement. Lee tends to lose his balance at a certain point during his blocking, which could be fixed with a wider base. Once into the second level, Lee tends to stop his feet, which ultimately hurt his positioning. He’s able to initially put himself in a good position because of his feet, he just needs to learn to maintain the movement. Lee also does a nice job of quickly pulling through the hole, but he needs to work on staying lower once he reaches his linebacker. Overall, Lee does a solid job with the run game, but there is room for improvement.

OFFERS: SMU, Texas Tech, Louisiana Tech and Grambling State.
HT: 6-3 (Nike SPARQ Verified)
WT: 294 pounds (Nike SPARQ Verified)
40-yard dash: 5.98 seconds (Nike SPARQ Verified)

Darta Lee Highlights

Aaron Wooten

2017 WR, San Angelo Central HS (San Angelo, Tex.)

ATHLETICISM: The younger brother of TCU commit Brennen Wooten, Aaron played in only four games his sophomore season due to injury. Wooten won’t amaze you with his speed or height, but his quickness and agility make up for it. His combination of solid speed and ability to create separation (along with his 27-inch vertical) make him a viable threat in the end zone as well. As just a sophomore, expect Wooten to pick up some size and speed over the next 18 months, which could make him a very dangerous receiver.

ROUTE-RUNNING: Wooten runs very crisp routes and does a nice job of selling his fakes. The rising junior can’t beat you with his speed, but Wooten does a nice job of creating separation with his hands when the ball is thrown his way. Overall, Wooten is an above average route-runner, has good instincts and does a nice job of placing himself in open space so that his quarterback can find him.

HANDS: Wooten is another reliable receiver, and you wont see him dropping many passes the next few years. The wideout can be counted on to catch most balls thrown his way, but he also showed, in limited action, that he can go up and bring down a tough catch in traffic.

HT: 6-0 (Nike SPARQ Verified)
WT: 186 pounds (Nike SPARQ Verified)

Aaron Wooten Highlights

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