February 6, 2008

Evals: Popek and Shields

Want an honest assessment of the relative talent of members of USF's 2008 signing class? USFBullsEYE.com goes across the field to the opposing sideline for a breakdown from the guys who faced these future Bulls last season.

In this update, Gibsonton East Bay High School head coach Brian Thornton evaluates Plant City High offensive lineman Mark Popek and Tampa Wharton High tight end Andreas Shields.

A young East Bay team went nose-to-nose with both opponents in 2007, losing 20-17 to Wharton when a 37-yard game-tying field goal attempt in the closing seconds was blocked, and falling 21-10 against Plant City, which ran for nearly 300 yards.

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