Tyrone Swoopes (6-5, 220, 4.5) of Whitewright, Texas is the reincarnation of either Vince Young, or Robert Griffin. Actually, he is as fast as Vince Young, but not quiet as fast as Robert Griffin.
As a junior, running the Wildcat Offense to perfection, Swoopes was incredible as he rushed for 2,267-yards, along with passing for another 1,394-yards. He also scored 29 touchdowns.
When Vince Young was a senior, I was living in Houston and I was at least six of his games and I was “Up close and Personal” at every one of his games. When everyone was saying that he would make a great wide receiver in college, I maintained that he could and would be a college quarterback.
There is really not too much difference in Vince Young and Tyrone Swoops. Young never played another position and still hasn’t, but Swoopes might have been a wide receiver as a sophomore and he turned games around at that position just like he did as a junior while playing quarterback.
On Swoopes highlight film, on his first 12 plays, he scored 10 touchdowns and threw two touchdown passes. He could not have done better. I think that he will play quarterback at the next two levels, but he could become a wide receiver at some point in his career, but if I’m the coach, I want him taking the shotgun snap from center.
If Baylor gets him, they might be able to duplicate all of the feats that RG III did when he won the Heisman Trophy in 2011.
Swoopes can change a team from a non-contender to a team that wins the Conference. He might be the biggest “Difference-Maker” in the country in this recruiting class. With this in mind, Swoopes has got to be one of the Top Five players in the country in this recruiting class.
On my MEARS RATINGS, Swoops is the #1 Player in the country in the upcoming recruiting class. In early February, Swoops already had offers from Alabama, Auburn, and Baylor, who had recent Heisman Trophy Winners, plus he also had offers from Ohio State, Notre Dame, Stanford, TCU, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech, but he has decided to become a Longhorn and try to duplicate the BCS National Championship of the Longhorns and Young.