2014 TOP INCOMING FRESHMAN IN THE SEC
August 8, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
RB… Leonard Fournette (LSU). Fournette already has an SEC body at 6’1” and 224 pounds. He has breakaway speed, hits the hole with excellent power and is a downhill runner. He is also an excellent receiver out of the backfield who is strong, powerful and quick. With LSU losing Jeremy Hill to the NFL and a new quarterback under center, Fournette will carry a heavy load in his freshman season.
DB… Jalen Tabor (Florida). Tabor is expected to see significant time as either the nickel corner or the starting cornerback along with Vernon Hargreaves. Tabor has good instincts, quickness, length and can play very physical. Tabor is considered a true cover man with excellent coverage skills and instincts and only seems to be around the football and will make big plays for the Gators.
DE Myles Garrett (Texas A&M). Many scouts consider Garrett a difference maker and that’s why he will jump right in at Texas A&M and command attention from opposing offenses. Garrett is a very intelligent player who will use his quickness, strength and speed to wreak havoc in 2014. Garrett will be the main focus on the Aggies defense as he will step in on day one as an elite pass rusher.
OT Cameron Robinson (Alabama). There is no doubt Robinson is a very special player even as a freshman after enrolling early at Alabama. He has excellent size at 6’6” and 325 pounds and is very athletic and light on his feet. Some scouts consider Robinson extremely raw when it comes to pass blocking and others say he may be the best line prospect they have seen in the last 10 years. Starting as a freshman at Alabama is rare, but Robinson may step in right away.
RB Jalen Hurd (Tennessee). Tennessee head coach Butch Jones has landed a five star running back and the expectations for Jalen Hurd will be high. Hurd has excellent size as a running back at 6’3” and 230 pounds, but he runs with great balance and pad level and has shown he is more than just a power back. Hurd has excellent quickness for a big running back and has the ability to bounce off tackles in the open field. The Volunteers need help at running back and there is no doubt that Hurd will get an opportunity from day one.