Height and Weight Overrated When Recruiting the Next Baker Mayfield
No big time college recruiters came knocking on the door. A trip to the final four, potential to win a national championship, and fourth place in the 2015 Heisman trophy race was more then enough to propel Oklahoma’s star quarterback Baker Mayfield to the national stage. The 6′-1″ former walk on has proved quarterback recruiting can be a crap shoot. Far too many times coaches look at the height, weight, and arm strength rather then the competitiveness, passion, and ability to raise the level of players around him. Coaches these days are being hired and fired faster based on who they have behind center. The quarterback position is undoubtably the most difficult position to play and evaluate in all of sports. Mayfield will look to lead the Sooners against the number one team in the country the Clemson Tigers. A win puts the former walk on one step closer to a National Championship and another opportunity to prove too many winning quarterbacks are overlooked by categories that do not translate to wins.