As far as the scrimmage itself goes, there isn’t much to report. It was a 36 play affair that featured mostly walk-ons, true freshmen, and some scholarship players who may or may not be called upon to play.
This article isn’t truly a scrimmage report. Rather it’s a report on what stood out to be in the scrimmage, during yesterday’s practice, the attrition situation, and what all of it means for the program right now.
The wide receivers and the passing game
I have positives and negatives to report about Tech’s wide receivers. First off, I think there’s talent there. D.J. Coles is proven, Demitri Knowles made some tough catches right off the top of the grass, and younger players such as Joshua Stanford (r-Fr.), Charley Meyer (r-Fr.), Carlis Parker (Fr.) and Deon Newsome (Fr.) will all be good, in my opinion.
Newsome is taller than Eddie Royal, but he’s built similarly. He’s got big biceps, and looks strong upstairs, but his legs are a little bit skinny. He looks like he has good hands, and overall he’s further ahead of where I thought he would be. Carlis Parker is a smooth looking athlete who can get open.
While there is definitely talent at the position, it’s almost all young talent. Stanford, Meyer, Newsome and Parker have never played in a college football game before. Some guys aren’t catching the ball smoothly right now. In fact, Aaron Moorehead had the group do 90 pushups after practice for dropped balls. At this rate, our wide receivers will at least have huge arms, haha.
I don’t want to play both Carlis Parker and...
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