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2012 recruit Dalton Santos to Volquest.com on why he chose Tennessee over Texas A&M: "The conference really put them over the top... being able to do things in the SEC will show that i can play anywhere..."
Still think switching conferences wouldn't give them a plausible leg up on Texas h.s. talent that would choose the best best of both worlds (location and competition level) if given the opportunity?
Short term might be rough, but long term could produce greatness.
Santos is a dominant run stopper from inside to the edge; his excellent instincts and immediate reactions allow him to create havoc in the backfield. Has the size and athleticism for the inside linebacker position at the major level of competition. ...
We detect some lower body stiffness when dropping into short/medium zone coverage his overall balance and agility get him to the football consistently; does a very good job with key and diagnosis skills against the run and pass. ....
This guy is a factor to recon with when attempting to run the ball inside or off the edge. We see a very smart football player in coverage although one who will need to be carefully game planned when given man coverage assignments;