It seems like every day, another head coach is let go in the college ranks. When that happens, the attention immediately turns to the recruits who were previously committed to said school. One player worth watching over the next few months if Georgia Tech commit and Elite 11 signal caller Sean Renfree.
Renfree, 6-3, 205 pounds out of Scottsdale (Ariz.) Notre Dame is having a big senior season that is still going on. Through 11 games this year, the quarterback has thrown for 2,787 yards and 34 touchdowns with just five picks for his 11-1 squad that will play in a state semi-final game this weekend.
We just had a chance to watch Renfree's senior film this week and were very impressed. In fact, he looked better than any quarterback we've seen out West this year. Renfree has a smooth, easy delivery and can make all the throws. What really impressed us was how well Renfree moved around and how athletic he was.
Renfree showed incredible quickness avoiding the pass rush and made some plays with his legs that we didn't know he was capable of making. We've always liked his frame and poise in the pocket and when combined with his physical tools and overall make up, we think Renfree has a very nice upside to him.
As for his commitment to Georgia Tech, according to his father Kevin, Renfree is still solid with the Yellow Jackets.
"Sean was pretty surprised and disappointed to hear about Coach Gailey," Kevin said. "Coach Gailey and his assistants were a big reason Sean committed there in the first place although Sean realized when he committed that there was always the possibility of a coaching change.
"Sean just took his official visit to Tech this past weekend and had no idea this was coming. Tech still has a lot of attractive qualities (great engineering education, ACC, etc), and Sean has developed some friendships with other recruits and some current players, so he's holding tight right now with his commitment. The AD called him yesterday to reassure him that they would find a very qualified person, and that the search would be swift as possible.
"Sean has heard from some other schools over the past 24 hours and he is certainly keeping all options open at this time. He may take a couple of visits over the next month, but at this time nothing is planned. He is trying to remain as focused as possible with his team's state semi-finals game this weekend. We will probably sit down this weekend after the dust has settled and look at some other possible visits."