OT: QB Tyrone Swoopes commits to the University of Texas

Submitted by RollDamnTide on February 17th, 2012 at 12:02 PM

The number 2 QB in the country (according to Rivals) Tyrone Swoopes, has committed to the University of Texas. He has a lot of maturing to do as far as his QB play goes, but his ceiling is limitless. He'll get compared to Vince Young from the start, but he has a better arm than Vince. I like him, but his mechanics are scary, and he needs to learn how to play the position. Smart kid, and most scouts say he's very coachable, so you can't ask for much more than that. But at these things go, he can run, and throw the ball with power, so of course Rivals ranked him uber high.





February 17th, 2012 at 3:00 PM ^

His film reminds me of Devin's more than VY's.  Both are definitely slower than Vince was, and not as dynamic in the open field, but still naturally athletic.  Devin looked better in the passing game than either of them, though.  

If anything, it'll be an interesting experiment in how Harsin can adapt his offense to a dual threat qb.  I guess not too much unlike watching the Borges-Denard hybrid offense develop.


February 17th, 2012 at 4:53 PM ^

But what have you seen from Devin that has you convinced that he's better than VY or even outstanding? He hasn't played much so hasn't been able to demonstrate much. He hasn't shown much in spring games, and there (apart from coaches saying they are happy with him) hasn't even been a lot of practice buzz around Devin. Now, maybe that means nothing and he will light it up when Denard leaves, but it seems to me only his recruiting ranking from three years ago supports that view. I'll be thrilled if you are right of course, but just wondering where the conviction comes from.

Mr. Yost

February 17th, 2012 at 1:17 PM ^

You all need to relax, this is a kid that is a top 3 QB in the country along with our own Shane Morris.

Morris and Swoopes are going to have many battles on the recruiting front ala Mallett and Clausen.

I'm sure every Michigan fan would prefer Morris and every Texas fan wants Swoopes...should be fun to watch these guys progress over the next year.

One thing I'll say about Swoopes, he's got a LONG way to go as a passer. However, he's a very dynamic runner. Right now, he's a WR that can throw rather than a QB who can run.


February 17th, 2012 at 12:17 PM ^

On the cusp of 100 points which is not much of accomplishment on this board, but I was wondering if I should go out and get hammered, snort a bunch of cock of a hookers ass, or run around naked with peanut butter all over me to celebrate my 100th point?  Any suggestions?  I know I will be negged for this but I wanted to have some fun.


February 17th, 2012 at 3:10 PM ^

The usual.  Some new guy got all excited at getting close to 100 points so he decided to celebrate by outing himself.  Nothing groundbreaking.

Ahhhhh for the good old days when a misfire like that one could result in somebody getting negg'd back a 100 points or more.  Now those were truly epic threads.


February 17th, 2012 at 5:40 PM ^

make it to 100 points I don't F it up like that.  I read that like 5 minutes ago and I still can't figure out what he plans on snorting, but I'm pretty sure I don't want any part of it.