Quick links:
 Latest Team Rankings
 Free Rivals Alerts
 Member Services
ShopMobileRadio RSSRivals.com Yahoo! Sports

August 25, 2011

Southwest Region weekend preview

MORE: Midwest preview

Rivals.com Southwest Region analyst Brian Perroni offers a couple things he'll be watching at games he scouts this weekend:

1. Can Davis still run?

In the first game of the season a year ago, Houston Klein Forest quarterback Matt Davis suffered a torn ACL that ended his year. The Rivals250 prospect and Texas A&M commit went through a long rehab process and has been cleared by the doctors for quite some time now.

Davis had a great summer at the Texas 7-on-7 State Championship as well as Gridiron Kings in Florida. The dual-threat quarterback showed he had improved drastically as a passer. The questions still remain as to whether he is still a dynamic threat running the ball though. If he shows that he still has the ability to turn busted plays into long gains against Katy (Texas) Cinco Ranch, the same team he tore the ACL against last year, then it will bode very well for Aggie fans that are looking forward to his arrival on campus.

2. Is Allen for real?

Allen (Texas) is ranked as the No. 6 team in the nation in the RivalsHigh Preseason Top 100, which is a great honor for a team that finished 10-2 a year ago. The perennial power in the state of Texas does have a lot of talent returning, though. Alabama quarterback commit Alec Morris and Missouri four-star running back commit Jonathan Williams pace the offense while Baylor linebacker commit Thaddeus LaGrone leads the defense. The team is good but can it prove against a very solid Cedar Hill (Texas) squad that it belongs among the nation's elite?

Rivals.com is your source for: College Football | Football Recruiting | College Basketball | Basketball Recruiting | College Baseball | High School | College Merchandise
Site-specific editorial/photos TarHeelsIllustrated.com. All rights reserved. This website is an officially and independently operated source of news and information not affiliated with any school or team.
About | Advertise with Us | Contact | Privacy Policy | About our Ads | Terms of Service | Copyright/IP policy | Yahoo! Sports - NBC Sports Network

Statistical information 2014 STATS LLC All Rights Reserved.