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Texas gets top QB prospect Tyrone Swoopes

Posted on: February 17, 2012 12:04 pm
Edited on: February 17, 2012 12:24 pm
 
Posted by Bryan Fischer

The biggest thing that has held Texas back from getting back to national title contention has been sub-par play at the quarterback position. Mack Brown and company are hoping they've solved that issue going forward, picking up one of the top players in the class of 2013 as Whitewright (Texas) quarterback Tyrone Swoopes committed to the Longhorns Friday morning, according to Orangebloods.com.

The U.S. Air Force All-American and Maxpreps Top Junior is a dual-threat who can beat teams with his arm or his legs. Swoopes held scholarship offers from schools such as Alabama, Baylor, TCU and recently picked up one from LSU this week. Multiple head coaches had been hotly pursuing what many consider to be the top prospect in the state, including Nick Saban spending a lengthy phone call where Swoopes "only got four words in" according to his head coach.

Swoopes also has quite the family background, as he is the nephew of former WNBA star Sheryl Swoopes.

The 6-foot-5, 200-pounder has drawn comparisons to Robert Griffin III and Cam Newton with his big arm and ability to take off running. He has to improve on his throwing accuracy but still show an ability to dominate high school competition while racking up 44 touchdowns and more than 3,500 total yards last season as a junior. He also turned in the top national rushing performance of the 2011 season when he had 540 yards on the ground.

Swoopes visited Texas this past weekend during the Longhorns Junior Day activities and though he was expected to hold off on his decision until later in the recruiting process, the trip to Austin appeared to be enough to win him over and cause an early commitment.

The pledge gives Texas four commitments for the class of 2013, all of whom are among the top players at their positions.

Photo by Kyle Dantzler



Comments

Since: Oct 21, 2010
Posted on: February 18, 2012 7:43 pm
 

Texas gets top QB prospect Tyrone Swoopes

Swoopes was going to TCU, but because of the weed incident Mack Brown seized the opportunity and got him to commit to the Longhorns.




Since: Oct 2, 2007
Posted on: February 18, 2012 2:29 pm
 

Texas gets top QB prospect Tyrone Swoopes

Whats the deal with Case McCoy? Texas giving up on him yet? 



Since: Mar 7, 2007
Posted on: February 18, 2012 11:19 am
 

Texas gets top QB prospect Tyrone Swoopes

I think he gets a red-shirt. Brewer will probably be the starter in 2013.<br />




Since: Oct 2, 2007
Posted on: February 18, 2012 6:50 am
 

Texas gets top QB prospect Tyrone Swoopes

I'll admit it up front, I love watching SEC football! People who watch college ball know about the recruiting battles that take place between Florida, Texas, Louisiana and a few more southern states.  The bottom line is keeping all those top fifty high school recruits "in state"! Schools and fans alike love it when their home grown talent stay in state and fans especially are cut throat when they don't stay.  It can get down right nasty sometimes.  Watching the Longhorns over the past two years struggling I just glossed over their situation as a team problem(the crash after winning it all and losing a big NFL draft choice in Vince Young) not really seeing that it was at the QB position. Reading the responses on this post I see that Longhorn fans don't see it that way and this is their team so I  believe them. Anyone think Swoopes gets a shot at starting his first year or do they red shirt him? Just curious.



Since: Sep 17, 2011
Posted on: February 18, 2012 5:17 am
 

Texas gets top QB prospect Tyrone Swoopes

I keep remembering the aggies boasting that THEY will now rule the state in recruiting and the SEC so happy to open a pipeline to Texas' talent.  The SEC has always recruited Texas, the aggies are still the Texas a&m aggies, and THE University of Texas IS Texas.  This will be a small recruiting class, but it's already a great one.  Hook 'em.



Since: Sep 25, 2011
Posted on: February 17, 2012 3:50 pm
 

Texas gets top QB prospect Tyrone Swoopes

The first sentence of this blog says it all.  If Swoopes' talent translates to the college game.....the future is bright!



Since: Mar 7, 2007
Posted on: February 17, 2012 1:34 pm
 

Texas gets top QB prospect Tyrone Swoopes

Whoops we got Swoopes!<br />




Since: Feb 17, 2012
Posted on: February 17, 2012 12:15 pm
 

Texas gets top QB prospect Tyrone Swoopes

Six rushing touchdowns in that single game for those counting at home.


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