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2011, 2012 Prospect Notes From Friday’s 7-on-7 Tourney Action

For all of the talk of the 2011 talent that would be on hand at the tournament, the class of 2012 is making a lot of noise in College Station.
Wimberley running back Dennis Smith is as impressive of a physical specimen at the position as anyone could be at that age. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Smith self reports a 4.5 40 and while he needs to work on his lateral quickness, you can tell by the way he plays in this format that he has the ability to be a tremendous every down back in college.Carthage’s Edward Pope is not as well put together as Smith, but the 6-foot-2, 165-pound Pope makes plays no matter where he is on the field. Pope is very long, very athletic and is equally dominant on both sides of the ball. He can cover a lot of ground at safety and is a very fluid receiver who can go up and get the football over defensive backs to make the big play. He is definitely a tremendous talent worth keeping an eye on over the next few years. But the class of 2011 also represented well on Friday.One of the Horns’ early receiving targets, Arlington’s Miles Onyegbule, is a scary combination of size (6-3.5, 205) and athleticism. He looks a lot like 2010 commit John Harris in terms of his ball skills but Onyegbule is the better athlete of the two.Abilene’s Herschel Sims continues to impress with his football IQ and his ability as a route runner. He does a great job of getting open and is always putting himself in a position to do something with the ball after he makes the catch. San Antonio Madison’s Aaron Green might be the fastest back in the 2011 class, but Sims might be the quickest.Other 2011 prospects that performed well on Friday were Denton Guyer quarterback J.W. Walsh, Round Rock Stony Point linebacker P.L. Lindley, Fort Bend Elkins cornerback Jaylon Finner and Houston Lamar safety Earl Foster.