More college football goodness after a thrilling Saturday debut!
Texas A&M at UCLA 7:30 PM FOX
- The Aggies and Bruins meet up in sunny Los Angeles to commiserate about their place in the hierarchy in their respective states. Throw in a bit of football and we got something fun brewing. Texas A&M is coming off a 8-4 record that was good for fourth place finish in the insanely tough SEC West. UCLA posted a 4-8 record that saw them finish fifth in the Pac-12 South. Both A&M HC Kevin Sumlin and UCLA HC Jim Mora are on the proverbial hot seat so a loss won't help extend their tenures. Mora desperately needs a win more to keep up with crosstown rival USC's momentum. Which team will kick off 2017 on the right foot?
Texas A&M prospects to watch
1. Christian Kirk 5'11 201 WR/KR Junior
- Kirk has been impressive since stepping foot onto campus. A dynamic athlete that can change games in an instant out of the slot or in the return game. He's vastly improved as a receiver every year. Athleticism is elite. Work ethic and character are pluses. Isn't a diva given his top billing as a recruit and works harder than anyone on the team. He's a first round talent should he declare.
2. Priest Willis 6'2 185 CB Senior
- Willis is a former five star recruit that is finally getting his chance at being CB1 for the Aggies. He's certainly had an interesting career arc. A former UCLA transfer. Has NFL bloodlines as father, Priest Willis, Sr was a solid RB for the Chiefs until the team wore him down with excessive touches.
3. Daylon Mack 6'1 320 DL Junior
- Mack has been an instant impact since his freshman season. He's a classic nose tackle space occupier type in a 3-4 system. A big body that take up double teams to free up teammates to go make plays.
UCLA prospects to watch
1. Josh Rosen 6'4 220 QB Junior
- Rosen has all the physical tools in the world to be a great QB but he has yet to put together a full season of consistent tape. There are also injury questions with him as he missed virtually all of 2016. He also did the Cardale Jones thing and said he isn't here to play school. As refreshing as his take was, teams will question him about it. Not the best athlete in the world, either.
2. Kenny Young 6'1 240 LB Senior
- He got next in the recent line of standout Bruins linebackers. The defensive general and arguably the best defensive player. An above average athlete that is fundamentally sound in both pass and run. He really stood out to me when scouting current Titan Jayon Brown.
3. Jaleel Wadood 5'10 175 S Senior
- Wadood has seemingly been in Westwood for almost 7 years now. Has developed really nicely throughout his career. Above average athlete with great cover skills. A willing tackler despite his frame. NFL teams will heavily scrutinize his small frame to see if it translates to the next level.