|STANLEY HACKETT||RUNNING BACK|
|HT/WT: 6-3/193||FORTY: 4.55|
|HIGH SCHOOL: Sam Rayburn (Pasadena, TX)|
|OFFERS: Texas Tech, Tulsa|
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|CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.9317|
|PROFILE DATE: August 14, 2016|
The Player Speaks: RRS’s Matt Clare talked to Hackett upon his commitment and it appears that a huge factor is running back coach DeShaun Foster:
“Coach Foster just made me feel very comfortable,” Hackett said. “It’s really my relationship and comfort level with him. He believed in me first, and that means a lot. It’s first come, first serve, and that is kind of the way I feel about it. I truly believe that coach Foster can get me to the next level, he knows the game and I feel very comfortable with him.”
Scouting Report: Hackett is a big kid and think he is legitimately over 6’0″ at the least. He’s got long legs. When watching Hackett run, he runs wildly. That’s somewhat of a weird thing to write, but his arms and legs seem to flail a bit at times, which isn’t problematic, just his running style. I do think he’ll have to tighten some things up, particularly tucking the ball as a running back, but Hackett has the goods. If he’s close to 200 pounds now then he truly will be 210 or 215 by the time he’s scenario and that’s really dangerous. It does seem like he’s got to learn to run between the tackles a bit, loves running outside where he can out-run everyone, but he’ll make his money between the tackles some day. Hackett does have terrific speed. The only thing with these 2018 commits this early is that you wonder if they’ll stick with their national signing day being so far away, a full year and a half away. Plus, if Hackett’s reason for committing is pretty much based on his and Foster’s relationship, that’s fine and well, but as we all know, you commit to the school and not the coach. It takes time for some of these high school players to figure that out.
Make sure and check out Staking The Plains’ Recruiting Table for a map of where all the commits are located and links on every commit.