|HIGH SCHOOL: Plano East (Plano, TX)
|OFFERS: Arkansas State, Colorado, Colorado State, Houston, Kansas State, Nevada, New Mexico, North Texas, Purdue, Rice, San Diego State, Southern Miss, Texas-San Antonio, Texas Tech, Tulane,
|CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8366
|PROFILE DATE: June 8, 2015
The Player Speaks: RRS’s Matt Clare spoke with Verhulst and it sounds like he’ll fit in just fine:
“Coach Kingsbury told me that he expects big things from me, both on and off the field,” Verhulst said. “We talked about how he wants to be the best and we talked about the high standards they have for student athletes at Texas Tech. They have a blue-collar element out at Texas Tech, and I can wear my cowboy boots and fishing shirts all of the time. I just felt comfortable and felt the coaches were very genuine with me.”
The 6-foot-6, 285-pound tackle spent a few days thinking things over, but called the coaches earlier this morning to make his commitment official.
“I spoke with Coach Hays and he was surprised that I decided so quickly,” Verhulst said. “He told me that I would love it at Texas Tech, then he put me on the phone with Coach Kingsbury. He told me that it would be the best decision of my life.”
Lots more there, so go check it out.
Scouting Report: Long and lean, but a pretty good athlete. Verhulst has good footwork for his size and he moves around really well. He’s not carrying around a ton of weight up top and it looks like Verhulst has a ton of room to grow. He does get pushed around a bit, but he uses his hands nicely on a defender. I also think he needs bigger trunks on those legs, it seems that he wants to use his legs, but they’re not quite as strong as they could be. In other words, it looks like he’s got the technique part figured out, Verhulst just needs to fill out physically. I usually put the weight that’s listed on the Hudl On RRS it says that Verhulst is 285 rather than 265. If Verhulst is at 285, then I could see an additional 30 pounds on Verhulst easily. I also tend to think though that Verhulst is at 265 in the video. You just hope that Verhulst isn’t one of those players that has a tough time adding on weight.
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