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247Sports Director of Scouting Barton Simmons spent last week watching the nation’s top prospects compete at The Opening, including Texas Tech commits Jarrett Stidham and Breiden Fehoko.
In a story this week, Fehoko talked a lot about how he had a chip on his shoulder to get bumped up to five stars, do you think he made any kind of case for that or do you think he would still be kind of on the cusp after this week?
“He definitely made a strong statement, I think he is definitely worth getting a look. Like I said, I think there is still just a slight tier above him, I think he is right there on the borderline, on the outside looking in. I don’t think there’s any question thought that he’s within striking distance. I think anyone in the Top 50 nationally is sort of a borderline five-star, but he’ll definitely have an opportunity to earn it. I don’t know if he’s going to get it this time around, but we definitely like him. He’s a kid on the ascent.”
Going to Jarrett Stidham now, what did you see out of him and how he stacked up against the other guys?
“I really liked him. Heading into the tournament play, I thought he had a chance to be the top quarterback of the week. I thought he was really consistent through the first three days. He’s very accurate, he can move outside of the pocket. He wasn’t really able to get in the groove on 7-on-7s. I think he was a guy that would have really benefitted from not sharing time to get in a rhythm. Had he had a chance to get in a rhythm, I think he would have had a real chance to make a climb for that top spot of the week. I think, when you look at his body of work, he was still as impressive as anybody out there and a kid that at one point in the week, he was really looking like a five-star type of kid. Whether he gets there or not is something we’ll have to take a look at, I think there’s no question that he’s asserted himself as right in that conversation as the best quarterbacks in the country.”
Bleacher Report is predicting season stats for every Big 12 starting quarterback this year, and the yards and touchdown leader is…
Predictions: 4,450 passing yards, 42 passing TDs, 16 INT
Davis Webb is poised to be the next high-profile gunslinger in Lubbock, Texas as he’s the prized possession of Kliff Kingsbury’s spread offense.
Webb put up great stats last season despite splitting starts with Baker Mayfield, putting up 2,718 passing yards and 20 touchdowns.
He capped off the year a 403-yard, four-touchdown showing in the team’s Holiday Bowl win over Arizona State.
Now that he’s the main guy for Texas Tech, and with a year of experience under his belt, Webb should have a prolific year for the Red Raiders.