When you’re the star player on a 1-9 team, it’s easy for many college coaches to overlook you. But when you have talent like Clebrune, Texas, running back Angus Quigley the coaches will find you, even if your team isn’t very good.
Quigley, who is 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, rushed for 667 yards and seven scores after sitting out most of his junior season because his coach was playing a senior ahead of him. But eventually Quigley cracked the starting lineup, and he never looked back.
‘We had a senior playing, and once I got out there I showed everybody what I had,” Quigley said. “Then it just kept taking off. Without the penalties in the University game, I would have had 400 yards rushing. Some got called back, but that was really when I really had my coming out party.”
And what a party it is.
Few running back prospects in the state of Texas look as good as Quigley on film, and despite not a ton of playing time he’s quickly becoming a hot recruiting target.
“He’s the best running back we’ve seen on film,” one SEC recruiting coordinator said. “People don’t know a whole lot about this guy yet, but they’re about to.”
He said Texas A&M and Oklahoma are recruiting him the hardest and May calls from the Aggies and Sooners impressed him the most.
“I don’t have any offers yet,” Quigley said. “But the coaches said they were really impressed with my film and they said they’re going to be watching me really closely this summer and early in the season.”
Quigley camped last week at Oklahoma, and he received some persona time with Sooner coach Bob Stoops.
“He told me I have a lot of talent and for me to keep working hard,” Quigley said. “I also talked to coach (Cale) Gundy. He told me that I would be a good fit in their offense. But I don’t know what I’m going to do. I really like Oklahoma and Texas A&M a lot, but I’m going to keep my mind open and check out all of my options.
So what type of runner is Quigley?
“I’m more of a speed guy,” he said. “I like getting outside and taking it to the house. I’m more of a guy that likes to get you one-on-one and then break you down and get into the open field.”
Look for that to happen quite a bit this fall as Quigley’s name sprints to the top of the Texas running back charts.