Class of 2014 Player Evaluation - Part I

The Texas Aggie football program continues to add blue chip talent to the pipeline as Coach Sumlin announced the signing of 20 active prospects. The class finished in the Top 6 nationally. Aggie Websider's David Sandhop looks at each signee in detail with a detailed evaluation.

The Texas Aggie football program continues to add blue chip talent to the pipeline as Coach Sumlin announced the signing of 20 active prospects. The class finished in the Top 6 nationally. Aggie Websider's David Sandhop looks at each signee in detail with a detailed evaluation. In part one, he evaluates the 5-star prospects and the mid-term enrollees already on-campus.


Myles Garrett *****

National Overall Ranking No. 5

Hop's Evaluation

How many superlatives can you say that haven't been said already? Myles Garrett has everything you want in a playmaking defensive end. He has explosiveness out of his stance with the quickness to pressure from the outside, hand strength to shed his blocker with ease, and power to bull rush and collapse the pocket. Plus, he has a great work ethic and a big, muscular 250-pound body to show for it. I like his versatility with the rushing skills to play DE in a 4-3 and the size to play a DE in a 3-4 package. He can be utilized in so many ways depending on the size and speed of the opponent.


Kyle Allen *****

National Overall Ranking No. 7

Hop's Evaluation

If you put recruiting experts and NFL scouts and asked them to design the perfect physical specimen at QB, the result would look a lot like Kyle Allen. The 6-foot-3 QB has a strong arm to make every throw across the field with enough zip to keep the DB honest. He has very solid mechanics and throws well on the run with accuracy. He has above average speed although he's a scrambler, not a runner. Coming in this spring, he will have every opportunity to beat out sophomore Kenny Hill. I'm positive he has the physical tools to start as a freshman, but can he handle the big moments and bright lights as a true freshman. Allen has always been cool and level-headed, so I think he has the maturity and leadership to lead the offense if he can beat out Hill. In the end, I do think the Aggies will have a very capable (albeit young) signal caller next season. Offensive production will not slow down by much in 2014.


Speedy Noil *****

National Overall Ranking No. 19

Hop's Evaluation

The Aggies tried to work freshman speedster Quiv Gonzalez into the offense last season with mixed results. While he has excellent high-end speed, he lacks size and explosiveness. If there's one asset that Sumlin has not possessed in his two years at A&M is an explosive, 4.4 speed playmaker that can stretch the field in the drop of a hat…until now. Speedy Noil is precisely that asset and given his mature build, he can be used as an every down receiver and not just a specialty guy who gets 2-3 touches a game. He's somebody that should be an immediate contributor with an immediate impact.


Zaycoven Henderson ****

National Overall Ranking No. 161

Hop's Evaluation

Henderson is a DL prospect that has really grown on me. He has such a wide lower body and he's a pretty good athlete for being a big guy. He compliments that size with long arms and strong hands that he uses to shed blockers. Bottom line, he's 18 years old and he already looks like an SEC lineman. Being an early enrollee, I think he has a very good chance to earn playing time in 2014 and he'll provide quality depth immediately.


Avery Genessy ****

National Overall Ranking NA

Hop's Evaluation

The 6-foot-5, 310-pound offensive lineman played tackle at East Mississippi CC and showed he has the athleticism and foot speed to stay there at the D-1 level. He's simply a big, physical kid so I think he can be a swing guy that could move inside if that's where he's needed. He played at the highest level and against the best JUCO competition in the nation, so his transition may be quicker than other JUCO's.


Jermaine Eluemunor ****

National Overall Ranking NA

Hop's Evaluation

Eluemunor was widely considered one of the best, if not the best, JUCO OL's in the nation. He came to campus at 6-foot-4, 315-pounds so he's another OL that could shift inside to guard depending on the needs of the team and his performance this spring. He's from London and played in a smaller JUCO league in Pennsylvania, so the transition to high level D-1 ball could be an issue early.


Josh Reynolds ****

National Overall Ranking NA

Hop's Evaluation

Reynolds comes in as a sophomore after one season at Tyler JC where he caught passes from former A&M QB Matt Davis. He reminds me of another JUCO WR that recently finished his collegiate career on a high note, Derel Walker. He's solid in every facet of receiving and has a nice 6-foot-3 frame…good hands, solid route running, solid 4.5+ speed. He likely won't be an all-American, but he can be a rock solid contributor at the position, much like Walker was in 2013.

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