Thursday, February 5, 2009

Signing Day comes to a close (Defensive Look)

Coach Carroll's Press Conference is up as a podcast. Coach was very high on all of the recruits (of course) but here are some selected things about some of the newest Trojans:

James Boyd: Coach Carroll is amazed at his athleticism (he was the team's QB and is one of the best basketball players in the city) and was very high on him being a good rusher.
Devon Kennard: Great rush end who can cover TE's or play great against the run. I asked Carroll to compare Kennard to Everson Griffin coming out of high school and Carroll said Kennard was more developed and advanced vs. Griffin being more of a raw athlete.
Patrick Hall: Could see him at KR but Coach did not rule out him playing a little offense in addition to being a DB.
TJ McDonald: Prototype safety and a great leader. His dad (Tim) played under Carroll with the 49ers. Got the sense that Coach could tell McDonald could be the next Kevin Ellison.
Jarvis Jones: Great size and athleticism. Coach Carroll was hyping him and Telfort but said that Jones could contribute right away and could even play on the basketball team.
Frankie Telfort: Very fast (sub-4.4) and very smart (football-wise and academically, he wants to be a doctor). First recruit out of Miami for Carroll, who said they have been close to some Miami recruits but finally got a great one in Telfort.

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