Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Trio of SMU recruits in spotlight at THSCA game
By Travis L. Brown
FORT WORTH, Texas – Three incoming SMU freshman have the rare opportunity to showcase their talents one more time for their new coach before donning the blue and red.
Former Sachse offensive lineman Kris Weeks, former Rowlett defensive lineman Zach Wood and former Brenham defensive back Rodney Hubert were selected to play in the Texas High School Coaches Association football All-Star game Tuesday at Cowboys Stadium in front of many of the high school coaches they played for and against and the coach of their new team, June Jones.
Wood and Weeks especially have Jones’ eye and could do something toward earning a spot in the Mustangs' starting lineup with a big performance Tuesday after Jones gushed about the trio’s potential at the THSCA Coaching School on Monday.
“I think all of them have a chance to potentially be starters for us,” Jones said. “[Kris Weeks and Zach Wood] have a chance to get on the field this year for us.”
Jones said from the beginning of recruiting the class of 2011, Weeks was one of SMU's top prospects.
Wood’s playing time could be limited in the All-Star game due to a back issue that has kept him from doing offseason lifting at SMU, but if he does see the field, Jones is confident he’ll have a good showing.
“I know the defensive end has a back issue right now,” Jones said. “He’s been limited with what he can do lifting and stuff so he may not even play, but if he does I’m sure he’ll play as hard as he did in high school.”
Regardless of the players' showing at Cowboys Stadium, Jones said he always encourages his recruits to take part in high school All-Star games if selected and said it will be fun getting to see his new Mustangs in action.