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Here's my bottom line. People have their opinions.
I have no axe to grind and neither does anyone in this network with Tyrone Swoopes. Based on what I've seen with his body of work since his sophomore year of high school who has some tools, can put it together at times but when it's not going right he looks really bad.
He does need a lot of work based on everything I've seen. Like Gerry said, time will tell.
The guy is flat out awful, but has a pretty ranking next to his name which is consistant with most of the tu commits.. This is directly from the horn mod himself.
So what are he and Gerry basing his ranking on?
They will not drop his ranking too low. This is a business and they won't admit how wrong they were.
Best in the business
The potential to be the second coming of Vince Young.
A broke failure?
Kind of shitty putting those lofty expectations on a senior in high school.
personally, i am not sold on Swoopes as a QB prospect. I am sure some form of the ranking has to do with him being a plus athlete who should try and spin down to Tight End or H-Back type. Who knows.
He is just a kid from a small town who needs to sit a couple years and then see what he can do. Too early and rankings dont mean a thing. If he is a hard worker and committed, I think any school would take a flier on him as an athlete. He had offers from a ton a schools so they were probably taking the athlete position and see what happens when he gets to campus. He needs to sit and learn for 2-3 years minimum. Attitude, hard work, and commitment are the only I care about so if he has those then he will get a chance to succeed or fail.
It is always fun to watch and see what happens.
Hookem for Life!
The Vince comparison is idiotic. Young in HS was a dominate force in HS.
Why are words being hyperlinked to ad pages?
SEC SEC SEC!!!
i agree with that 100%. Vince is Vince no comparison. Too bad he is a head case now in the pros.
per all 247 mods, rankings are based on pro potential
regarding that, i have no idea how as of now they think swoopes is a pro QB
I find this hysterical.
Why would it be based upon pro-potential and not college position potential?
If he sucks in college, he wont be playing in the Pros you god damn morons.
I totally agree with your middle paragraph about this kid and while rankings don't necessarily mean that much when it comes to how these kids will develop or translating directly to wins or losses for a program, this is the business that these recruiting sites are in and they create a lot of interest, excitement, and discussion amongst fans (and even the althetes) as well as impact perception a bit.
Regarding Swoopes' ranking, I don't think "a plus athlete who should try and spin down to Tight End or H-Back" is usually quite so highly ranked.
I think most would expect that a 2A kid that is that highly ranked would be dominating; not losing most of their games. Look at Traylon Shead, who has already transferred out - he dominated 1A, won two state titles, and was lower ranked than Swoopes.
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