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The Recruiting Guy:
UNDER THE RADAR: Joe T. Robinson's JT Towers
2020 LB JT Towers.
Each Wednesday, we feature an in-state prospect who could be flying under the radar of college coaches. This week's UTR prospect is Joe T. Robinson's JT Towers.
Size: 6-3, 203
Speed: 4.6 40-yard dash
Stats: Completed 84 of 190 passes for 1,331 yards, 11 touchdowns, 7 interceptions; Rushed 124 times for 735 yards and 14 touchdowns at Glen Rose.
Interest: Arkansas, TCU, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Memphis, Vanderbilt and others
Coach Brian Maupin:
"JT is one of the finest young men I’ve been around as a coach. Extremely smart and self aware, but also very, very coachable. Sky is the limit for him. He is just beginning to explore the limitless potential he has as a linebacker prospect. I’ve been contacted by schools across the country about him as a linebacker.
"He's one that I could easily see blowing up after some more film of him at linebacker becomes available this season. He’s a big strong kid that can really run and is extremely violent.
"He’s been through a lot in his life from injuries to lost love ones and still comes to work every day with the most positive attitude. He’s on a very short list of players me and my wife have let come over to the house and babysit our three little ones. He’s that special of a young man. I love him. He will be a major success wherever life takes him. Great family, great kid. He’s also a good quarterback and a fantastic offensive weapon with great athleticism and ball skills."
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