October 28, 2007

South Garland stocked with talent

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Rivals.com Recruiting Analyst Barry Every was in Texas last week to evaluate the top prospects at some of the week's best matchups.


Every's first game of the weekend to scout was in South Garland, Texas to see prospects in the Rockwall-South Garland matchup and he gives his thoughts on top senior prospects like South Garland's Joseph Ibiloye, as well as some talented underclassmen.







Expert's View of Rockwall vs. South Garland





Braden Smith, 6-0, 190, QB, Rockwall

Class of 2008, Committed to SMU


Assets: Great spin on his ball, very accurate. Son of head coach Scott Smith.

Area's for improvement: Needs to work on foot speed.

Most Impressive play: His 32-yard TD pass just over the defender to Adam Dingwell.

Conclusion: Though he is does not possess ideal height, he is a real gamer. He is also a very accurate passer and should be able to help SMU.







Josh Jagielo, 6-2, 295, OL, Rockwall

Class of 2008


Assets: He keeps his feet moving after contact and has great body structure for an offensive lineman.

Area's for improvement: Work on lateral movement.

Most Impressive play: Early in the game, he locked onto a defender and kept blocking even after the whistle.

Conclusion: He is physically ready to compete for an offensive line position right now.



James Andrews, 6-1, 185, CB, Rockwall

Class of 2008


Assets: Has excellent height for a corner at around 6 feet 1.

Area's for improvement: Could not tell how fast he was.

Most Impressive play: His open-field tackle for a loss in the 4th quarter when he was already engaged with a blocker.

Conclusion: If you are looking for a tall corner, who does a nice job against some pretty tall receivers, take a look at Andrews. He also could play free safety.




John Noble, 6-5, 285, OG, Rockwall

Class of 2009


Assets: Great size and body structure at 6-5, 275.

Area's for improvement: Working on foot speed and staying off the ground.

Most Impressive play: Going against South Garland's Jeremie Roberts the whole game.

Conclusion: Has a chance to be a tackle or a big guard at the next level.



Adam Dingwell, 6-4, 180, TE/LB, Rockwall

Class of 2010


Assets: Has nice height (6 feet 4) and good speed.

Area's for improvement: Needs to add weight and strength.

Most Impressive play: Twice getting open for long pass completions after the play broke down.

Conclusion: Has two years of high school left and already plays a big role for Rockwall.








Joseph Ibiloye, 6-2, 195, S, South Garland

Class of 2008, committed to Oklahoma


Assets: Height (6 feet 4), excellent speed and he is a real headhunter.

Area's for improvement: Work on back peddling and moving in open space.

Most Impressive play: Delivering a crushing blow on the return man in punt coverage.

Conclusion: Reminds me so much of Greg Blue who played at Georgia. He will be that extra linebacker coming up from the secondary. He will also be a great asset on special teams.






Cornelius Wilson, 5-11, 172, WR, South Garland

Class of 2008


Assets: A clutch receiver on third down, and has good speed.

Area's for improvement: Getting off of man coverage.

Most Impressive play: His key 38-yard catch over the middle on third and 17.

Conclusion: Can't believe he does not have a Division I offer.






Nick Florence, 6-2, 167, QB, South Garland

Class of 2008, committed to Baylor


Assets: His mobility is excellent, and he throws well on the run.

Area's for improvement: Needs to be a more accurate passer from the pocket.

Most Impressive play: His beautiful eight-yard slant pass to Osborne for a TD.

Conclusion: Has a chance to be a good one, if he becomes a better passer in the pocket. Has the ability to make plays with his legs. An excellent pickup for Baylor.






Courtney Osbourne, 6-3, 170, FS, South Garland

Class of 2008


Assets: His height (6 feet 3), and he also can bring the wood.

Area's for improvement: Same as Ibiloye, needs to work on moving in space.

Most Impressive play: Came up on the option from his safety spot and made a nice open-field tackle for no gain.

Conclusion: He and his twin brother Stephen are raw, but could be an excellent get for some Division I school.






Steven Osbourne, 6-4, 182, WR, South Garland

Class of 2008


Assets: Even taller than his twin brother (6 feet 4), has decent speed.

Area's for improvement: Work on route running, and getting off the jams.

Most Impressive play: His touchdown catch of eight yards. He really used his body to get open and showed great hands.

Conclusion: Could be a great package with his brother. At this time UNLV is the only school to have offered both.






Jeramie Roberts, 6-4, 305, DL/OG, South Garland

Class of 2009


Assets: Great physique, and plays hard the whole game.

Area's for improvement: Keeping a lower pad level and making himself hard to block.

Most Impressive play: Taking on more than one blocker so your ends could make key sacks at the end of the game.

Conclusion: Can play defensive line or offensive line at the next level.






Austin Moss, 6-3, 208, LB, South Garland

Class of 2009


Assets: Very good body structure, and great movement in space forward, backward, and laterally. Also being the son of a head coach.

Area's for improvement: Working on pursuit angles.

Most Impressive play: Showing great speed with a quarterback pressure in the first quarter.

Conclusion: Is as good as Washington (Pa.) Trinity linebackers Andrew Sweat (Ohio State commit), and Mike Yancich (Penn State commit). Already has offers from Kansas State and Wisconsin, and expect that to increase dramatically soon.






Michael Thomas, 5-11, 175, ATH, South Garland

Class of 2009


Assets: Great quickness, and an all-around player.

Area's for improvement: Getting off the jams by defenders.

Most Impressive play: Taking a short pass in the first quarter and turning it into a 40-yard gain.

Conclusion: Has a lot of potential, could be a slot receiver or a free safety. He will also be an asset on special teams.






Gray Mowery, 6-3, 260, OL, South Garland

Class of 2009


Assets: He is a fighter, and works hard all game long.

Area's for improvement: Needs to stay with blocks all the way through the whistle.

Most Impressive play: Battling all game long to give Florence enough time to pass.

Conclusion: Has a chance to be a guard at the next level.



Corin Cline, 6-3, 260, OL, South Garland

Class of 2010


Assets: Had the best feet of all the South Garland lineman, great body structure.

Area's for improvement: Carry out blocks through the whistle, don't give up on a play.

Most Impressive play: Blocking way down the field on special teams.

Conclusion: Has a chance to be a real good guard or center at the Division I level.




Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He comes to Rivals.com after working in recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina. He can be reached at bevery@rivals.com


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