After attending spring practice on Tuesday, here are some tidbits that I took away from the session.
First off, DeWayne Walker and his staff are very hands on. I stood by Walker tutoring his cornerbacks for roughly seven minutes the other day. He was teaching them the ins and outs of the position, how to read receivers' breaks, how to read what the quarterback was going to do at any particular time, from the signal caller's movement under center, to his drops, to his eyes. There was a lot of enthusiasm out there.
Timm Rosenbach was in constant communication with the quarterbacks and the other assistant coaches were very enthusiastic. It was nice to see.
The quarterback position is one of intrigue. Both Jeff Fleming and Trevor Walls are big kids who can throw. Although it's just one drill at one practice, the offense seems to be predicated around short passes, a version of the West Coast offense. This isn't a huge change from last season, as the Aggies seemed to throw short more often than not in 2008. Walls stood out to me. At 6-foot-5, 220 pounds, he's built like a brick house. And he's redshirt a freshman.
At receiver, Marcus Anderson and Julius Fleming were getting snaps. The team also has Darrius Preston on the roster. Preston was recruited by Hal Mumme and last year's staff was excited about the Florida natives ability. He redshirted and it seems like he is still on the club. Todd Lee is also back. I think there could be some sleepers on the depth chart here.
Davon House had an interception. We've all been following the cornerback since his freshman year when he returned an interception back 100-plus yards vs. Idaho in his first career start. He continues to develop as a player. Under Walker, he could be ready to take the next step as an elite cornerback in the conference. "Could" is the key word in that sentence.