August 1, 2007

Ketch's breakdown on the THSCA game

It was far from a thing of beauty, but real-live football was played last night at Amon Carter stadium in Fort Worth, as the South shut out the North 14-0 in the 75th annual Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star Game.

Here's a look at my impressions on the future Longhorns that played in the game, as well as some general observations.

Tray Allen - Of all the future Longhorns that played in the game, Allen might have been the one that had the most disappointing night. For most of the game, Allen just didn't seem to be emotionally ready to play, as he was often sluggish off the snap and had trouble handling some of the speed coming off the edge from the South. Allen certainly had his moments, but for a player that many are hoping can come in and contribute right away, he certainly looked like he has a long way to go.

Brandon Collins - Word started spreading this week that the Longhorns are going to keep the versatile Collins at wide receiver after a series of strong performances at the position this summer during UT's unofficial seven-on-seven workouts. Collins got open down the sideline for a catch that set up a touchdown run by A&M signee Bradley Stephens, but outside of that, Collins didn't get many quality opportunities.

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