October 17, 2008
Lake Dallas OT gaining interest
The book "Blind Side" by Michael Oher uses the recruiting process involving a top offensive line prospect to detail the evolution of the left tackle position in football and why it may be, next to quarterback, the most important position on the field. As a result, college coaches are always on the look out for left tackle prospects with long arms who can move their feet.
Even if they don't have prototypical NFL size and may not be able to contribute right away, recruiting always heats up for those that have the potential to add weight and strength and contribute down the road.
Lake Dallas junior offensive tackle Darryl Williams plays right tackle in the Falcons' spread offense, but at 6-foot-6, 255 pounds and with 4.9-second speed in the 40-yard dash, he is the epitomy of the Division I left tackle with a future. Theoretically, he has the frame to add weight and already has very good feet. Williams' potential is illustrated by the fact that he was moved from the junior varsity to varsity after the fifth game of last season and immediately started the following week.
Williams is currently gaining interest from LSU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, TCU, Texas A&M and Iowa.
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