April 12, 2007
Spring Drills Update: Receivers and Backs
The University of Tulsa broke out of their regular routine last night by practicing on a Wednesday. The weather was brisk and the tempo was as fast as usual. There were highlights all over the field during position drills, and once 11-on-11 began, several individual players stepped up with solid performances, including several backs and receivers.
The following is a mixture of notes taken during Wednesday night's workout regarding receivers, running backs, fullbacks and tight ends.
• Former basketball walk-on turned wide receiver Kyle Young continues to work hard and improve. In one-on-one drills, he went high for a grab in the back of the end zone over the top of a defender.
• Cameron Clemons has been hot and cold, but he had one particular play of note last night in one-on-one drills. Taking on safety Ty Page, Clemons left Page at a standstill when he made his cut on a corner route, making an easy touchdown reception. However, Clemons had difficulty finding separation against the physical play of Steve Craver. When 11-on-11 started, Clemons displayed soft hands and made several plays in the flats.
• Nick Henderson looked good all night. He was catching the ball in traffic, going down low for grabs, and holding on to the ball in tight situations. Henderson made an easy catch on a beautiful pass from Paul Smith for a 15-yard score on a post route in 11-on-11 drills.
• Redshirt freshman Stephen Polk continues to impress, but he is probably one year away from making a big impact. He made several leaping grabs, he caught passes in traffic and was fighting for yards.
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