ESPN's Brandon Chatmon recetly wrote an article detailing how the evolution of high school 7-on-7 football has helped fresmen play earlier in the Big 12.
Texas Tech coach Kilff Kingsbury agreed: "With the 7-on-7 aspect and the level of high school coaching in the state of Texas helps us," Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said. "They're throwing the year round, they're catching the ball year round, quarterbacks go through reads year round, so by the time they get to us, they're college ready.
"As far as throwing, catching and seeing defenses, they're more prepared than ever."
Tech is expected to start fresman Trevor Madison at cornerback in the season opener against Central Arkansas.
The sport has certainly evolved in Texas, where more teams are running the spread an a version of a hurry-up or old-school Jim Kelly no-huddle offense than ever before. And 7-on-7 probably does deserve some of that credit. It has become a mainstay in high schools across the state and when it is put on in either College Station or Round Rock it is a site to behold. And everyone talks about how it helps quarterbacks, like Robert Griffin III or Andrew Luck develop into NFL quarterbacks. But, it has helped a lot more than just under center.
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