In what seems like just a formality, the University of Texas—fresh off their monster 2012 recruiting class—has just landed the top recruit in the state for the class of 2013. A 6'5", 220-pound quarterback who happens to run a 4.59 40 (h/t Rivals.com).
Let the Vince Young comparisons begin.
His name is Tyrone Swoops, from Whitewright, Texas and he is no doubt a game-changer. The QB position is what has really held Texas back the past two years, and Swoops really is quite the talent the the Longhorns so desperately need.
Mack Brown brought in two new quarterbacks for the upcoming season in Connor Brewer and Jalen Overstreet, but depending on how they perform and how David Ash develops in his own right (Case McCoy is a lost cause at this point), Swoops might be able to come to Austin and make an impact his freshman year.
Just looking at Swoops' highlight video is phenomenal. The only possible knock against him is that he's playing in 2A, not necessarily the best talent the state has to offer.
The raw talent that Swoops has is obvious. The question is whether his game will translate into success at the collegiate level. If it does, the sky is the limit for this ultra-talented quarterback.
If Swoops develops into the premier talent that he can be, expect great success for Texas going forward—as a team and for Swoops. Maybe the nightmares of losing Texas natives Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III has finally convinced Coach Brown to jump on the prized QB early and get him to commit to Texas.
Longhorn nation, be excited about this kid.