Signing Day Notes, Part One

Quick notes on members of the 2011 Texas recruiting class signed on Wednesday, including Texas coach Mack Brown's thoughts on each player.

QB David Ash, 6-3 215, Belton

Scout Ranking: ***, QB #21

Overview: Gunslinger passed for 3,453 yards and 41 touchdowns while rushing for 333 ears and another eight scores as a senior. Is also a high-level punter, earning first-team All-State after averaging 43.1 yards per punt. An early enrollee.

Mack Says: "David was on a team that had one of the better offenses in the state. He is a very accurate quarterback. He can make plays with his feet. He also has the ability to be an outstanding college punter."

RB Joe Bergeron, 6-1 220, North Mesquite

Scout Ranking: ***, FB #3

Overview: Fits the role of a versatile motion back perfectly. A physical runner with deceptive speed and good hands. Bergeron rushed for 1,579 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior. He caught 28 passes for 405 yards in his high school career.

Mack Says: "Joe Bergeron is a young man from North Mesquite that can play tailback, fullback or H-back. He's got very good speed. Joe committed very early, and he hung in there with us throughout the process again. He is strong. He's a young man that hasn't gotten the publicity that he has deserved in our estimation. He played in a very difficult league, and he had very good numbers for a tailback. I think he's about 228 pounds now and around six-feet."

RB Malcolm Brown, 6-0 215, Cibolo Steele

Scout Ranking: *****, RB #2

Overview: One of the top backs in the country. Complete package of power and athleticism. Let Cibolo Steele to a state championship by rushing for 2,637 yards and 33 touchdowns as a senior. Averaged 9.8 yards per carry over the course of his high school career.

Mack Says: "Malcolm made the Parade All-America (team). He led his team to the state championship this year. He was the Most Valuable Player. Malcolm is probably 215 pounds. Malcolm was raised in a military family. His dad still works on the base. His dad is a deacon in the church. Malcolm had a tremendous year."

OL Josh Cochran, 6-6 275, Hallsville

Scout Ranking: ***, OT #34

Overview: A tackle all the way, Cochran didn't allow any sacks in his three years as a starter. Graded at 93 percent, recorded 71 pancakes and 64 knockdowns as a senior. Also a four-year letterman in track and field, throwing the shot put.

Mack Says: "Josh is a 4.0 student. He is about 6'5", 270 from Hallsville where Rod Muckelroy played. His brother is a coach on the staff. He was playing basketball, and he decided not to this year because he decided to get stronger and dedicate himself in football. We feel like Josh will be an offensive tackle."

DB Quandre Diggs, 5-10 190, Angleton

Scout Ranking: ****, CB #21

Overview: Explosive playmaker with the ball in his hands. Played quarterback in high school, racking up 8,265 all-purpose yards and 83 touchdowns in a four-year career as a starter. An outstanding athlete who is thickly built, Diggs may project best at safety at the next level. Will start career at cornerback. Early enrollee.

Mack Says: "I think he had an impact on holding this class together because he is such a leader. He will play corner for us, and he'll be on punt and kickoff return. He wants to be a defensive player. He had a real impact on their team last year. He's strong, and he played corner last summer for us at camp."

OL Taylor Doyle. 6-5 270, Lake Travis

Scout Ranking: ***, OG #36

Overview: All-State performer started 48 consecutive games, with Lake Travis going 46-2 over those contests. Overcame a broken leg suffered in the state championship game as a junior. Graded 82 percent and recorded 85 knockdowns in 16 starts as a senior. Likely an interior player in college.

Mack Says:"Taylor has won a state championship all four years at Lake Travis. He broke his leg last year at the end of the year. He came back this year and had a great year. He dominated as an offensive lineman. He is very smart. We feel like he is athletic enough to play all five positions."

LB Steve Edmond, 6-3 235, Daingerfield

Scout Ranking: *****, MLB #2

Overview: Outstanding combination of size and speed. Drew great reviews at Army All-American Bowl practices for using mobility to break up deep passes. Three-time state champion. Had 159 tackles, 26 TFL, four sacks, eight forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions as a senior.

Mack Says: "Steve is about 6-4 240. He made the Parade All-American (team). He's won the state championship the last three years at Daingerfield. He was the Most Valuable Player in the state championship game this year. He's got great instincts. It's amazing how well he moves at that size. He's big, strong and fast. He is all over the field."

DB Sheroid Evans, 6-0 185, Fort Bend Dulles

Scout Ranking: ****, S #16

Overview: One of the fastest players in the 2011 class. Evans missed five games with an injury, but still flashed excellent recovery skills and stood out as a utility player on offense. It's hard to find a better size-speed ratio for a cornerback. Could also play as a centerfield safety type.

Mack Says: "Sheroid Evans at Dulles is one of the fastest young men in the country. He will run track while he is here. He will play corner for us. He has played wide receiver, quarterback in the shotgun and tailback. He'll be corner for us and could be a kick returner, but he has national track speed."

OL Sedrick Flowers, 6-3 290, Galena North Shore

Scout Ranking: ****, OG #4

Overview: Flexible, mobile, athletic and nasty, Flowers has everything you look for in a guard. He should get even better as he adds weight and strength. An outstanding run blocker, he stood out as arguably the best Texas prospect at the Army All-American Bowl.

Mack Says: "Sedrick is tough - an outstanding student like Trey was from the offensive line from North Shore with David Aymond. Sedrick is the most flexible lineman that I have ever seen. He can do the splits. It's unbelievable how flexible this kid is. He can stand and put his palms on the ground. He and Trey do not say a lot, they just block."

OL Garrett Greenlea, 6-7 290, Klein Collins

Scout Ranking: ****, OT #7

Overview: Outstanding height, length and frame for an offensive lineman. He also runs pretty well, though could use a bit more flexibility and bend. Missed half the season with a knee injury. Greenlea is a better run blocker than he is in pass protection at this point.

Mack Says: "Garrett will only be a tackle. Garrett is 6'7" and he's probably 310 now. He loves to play. He hurt his knee just after mid-season, but it looks like his knee will be fine for next year. He is a big, good looking (player). He looks like Mason Walters when he walks in the room."

OL Marcus Hutchins, 6-5 260, DeSoto

Scout Ranking: ***, OG #52

Overview: Two time all-stater recorded 137 pancake blocks while starting 38 consecutive games for DeSoto, going 26-12 over those games. Hutchins is a raw prospect who runs well, meaning he could eventually be destined for defense.

Mack Says: "Marcus Hutchins is from DeSoto. Marcus is about 260 (pounds). He will probably play inside. He'll play guard or center. He is very athletic. He can really run."


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