Cypress Ranch linebacker Brayden Stringer becomes the 3rd defensive commit for Texas Tech. Stringer is an inside linebacker who is a bit, yes a bit, undersized now, but projects to be an inside linebacker in college. Let’s get to it.
|BRAYDEN STRINGER||INSIDE LINEBACKER|
|HT/WT: 6-3/200||FORTY: 4.53|
|HIGH SCHOOL: Cypress Ranch (Cypress, TX)|
|OFFERS: Arizona, Boston College, California, Eastern Michigan, Fresno State, Illinois, Indiana, Lamar, Louisiana Tech, Nevada, Oklahoma State, Toledo, Tulsa, Wisconsin, Wyoming|
|RECRUITING SERVICE:||RANKING:||POSITION RANK:||STATE RANK:|
|CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8367|
|PROFILE DATE: May 30, 2015|
The Player Speaks: Via RedRaiderSports’ Matt Clare, Stringer immediately fell in love with Texas Tech:
“I just fell in love with Tech as soon as I went there on my unofficial visit,” Stringer said. “The people, the academics especially — I plan on getting a business degree and their business school is really good — and of course the coaches all around. When I went to a place, I wasn’t just trying to fall in love with one coach. I wanted all the coaches to be involved with me and at Tech I saw that with them.”
Scouting Report: Let’s get to the measurables where Stringer was 1st team unanimous all-district, had 157 tackles, 7 tackles for a loss, 5 quarterback hurries, 7 pass break-ups and a blocked kick. Not bad. Earlier this spring, Springer was pegged as a player to climb up the rankings by 24/7 Sports’ Brian Perroni:
LB Brayden Stringer, Houston Cy Ranch: The junior linebacker is definitely undersized at the moment at 6-2/200 but college coaches think he has the frame to add 25-30 pounds and stay in the middle. He helped Cy Ranch to a surprising run to the state championship game as a junior and simply makes plays. Stringer is up to 14 offers with Arizona, Boston College, Indiana, Texas Tech and Wisconsin some of the bigger ones.
I pretty much agree with the idea about having a pretty big frame. He stands tall on the field, but he’s bending his knees and getting down low. That’s a good thing. A legitimately framed inside linebacker would be pretty cool and somewhat hilarious to pair with D’Vonta Hinton. Stringer has to work on his size, obviously, although he already has the speed to probably excel at middle linebacker at the least. I’d like to see some video where Stringer isn’t making a b-line to the quarterback or the backfield, watch him read a play, even if it’s for a 3 or 4 yard gain. I’d be interested how he plays against the offensive line because he runs pretty free in this video. It will be imperative for Stringer to be able to meet the opposing offensive line and shed that blocker to make a play. We didn’t get to see much of that here.
Overall, this is, a really terrific prospect and he immediately becomes one of the better players in the class, especially because he has so much room to get better. Stringer, I think, is another unfinished project and a projectable athlete (that can run all over the field). Again, I think this is a theme with this class.
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