From the pictures of him at camps, it seems Hodges is still developing physically. Reminds me of Herndon at the same stage. He might not test great now, but get him in a college S&C program and he'll really fill out.
Definitely projects as a solid player who can lineup in a lot of places on the field. I agree that pairing him with a receiving TE is ideal
Clay, in the NFL, averages about 10 yards per catch and 40 yards plus, per game, for his career. He also caches 35-40% of those for first downs and mixes in some TDs. If that guy blocks, and you have an even more productive "receiving" TE, you are very dangerous.
Interesting, in the last week we've talked about a Randall Cobb in our offense and a Charles Clay. We are also adding a real FB. Man, if these comparisons are even somewhat accurate, and we get someone calling plays with some imagination and vision, AND if we beef up the OL....we got something. At that point QB just has to make good decisions. Somewhere Kenny Dorsey is smiling and nodding.
Lots of "ifs" in that big sentence, I freely admit. But fun to think about.
Another comparison from a physical standpoint would be Nick O’Leary.
At the combine, O’Leary was 6’3, 253 and 4.93 in the 40 with a 4.50 shuttle. Hodges as a HS junior is 6’1, 231 and a 5.0 in the 40 with a 4.41 shuttle. Both guys are productive ballers who know how to get open and make plays.
Thank god you folks aren't running the football program. You'd be jackin off to a bunch of bodybuilders and weightlifters but no good football players. This kid seems like he has the tools to be good, who cares if he's potentially a late bloomer?
I played (poorly) with Vilma and Gore at CGHS. Vilma ran faster than 5.0 as a junior. If I recall correctly, he was running in the 4.6-4.7 range back then (you got the weight right, give or take about 5 lbs.).
I can't "prove" it. I definitely remember seeing his name on our list of recruits and his 40-time was listed as 5.0 at 200 lbs. I remember thinking to myself "WTF are they doing recruiting a 200 lb LB than runs a 5.0?" That wasn't the first or last time. I've learned not to put much faith on listed 40 times. The difference between a 4.6 and a 5.0 can just be a poor start. I much prefer to see a kid's tape (in absence of watching live) and to know how productive he has been against what type of competition.
In his highlights last year from Hudl he sure runs away from enough people consistently to have a 5.05--40. Either that testing data is a couple years old or he had an off day or the other players are wearing divers boots.
At the Orlando Nike February 19, 2017 he was 6-1 and 206 when he ran that 5.05--40. He is still developing as TheRichtShow pointed out
Ivins on the other site said at the Miami Invite Junior Day March 24, 2018 he was 6.1 and 1/2 and 234 pounds.
stb points out how he runs away from people in his game film and is supposedly a 5.05 guy.
In February 21, 2016 Nike he was 6-1 and 196 pounds and did the following-- Hodges, Larry, 19, TE, Tampa Jesuit, FL, 6-1(H), 198(W), 5.17(40), 4.64(SS), 34(PB), 25.8(vertical)
With Sanguinetti, if it was just his 40 time I wouldn't be worried. But when you add a poor shuttle and vertical leap to a poor 40 time it is concerning. Still when you watch his film, you see a guy that moves well.