December 13, 2013
Commitment 101: Anzaldua
Everyone take a deep breath. After missing out on offensive tackles in the 2013 class and seemingly whiffing on multiple targets during the 2014 cycle, UTSA finally locked up a prototypical bookend offensive tackle with a verbal pledge from David Anzaldua from Edinburg North High School.
The 6-foot-6, 324-pound right tackle chose UTSA over offers from Houston, UTEP and SMU, giving the Roadrunners their sixth verbal commitment in the 2014 class and the first on the offensive line.
David Anzaldua is a big dude. That is pretty clear, but unlike some young prospects with that kind of size advantage Anzaldua uses his size and strength to punish opponents. His mean-streak is apparent and something he is very open about enjoying. He is a mauler. I consider Anzaldua a right tackle prospect because of his ability as a run-blocker. He is a strong kid with a great frame. The length you want in a offensive tackle is there with Anzaldua.
He is pretty raw, however. Playing in the Valley, Anzaldua doesn't always face competition that is on his level and he does need to work on his feet and athleticism. This is true for most offensive linemen and Anzaldua will need a red-shirt season as he grows into his body, becomes more flexible and learns to pass block more efficiently.
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