Prosper wide receiver Zack English would be defined as one of the more underrated players in high school football around the Dallas/Ft Worth metroplex. The only reason he’s not getting a lot more Division-I interest has everything to do with his 5’8″ frame and nothing more. If he stood 6’1″ or more, the interest, and the offers, would be coming out of every direction.
The one thing that will stand out to scouts if they were to watch his film is his speed on the field. While English’s 40 time is listed at 4.51 he looks far faster than that in game time speed. While his senior season didn’t go the way he, or his teammates, would have hoped he has at least one school interested in English but only as a preferred walk on.
Season stats: 60 catches, 781 receiving yards, 1,190 all-purpose yards, 2 kick return touchdowns, 10 total touchdowns
There’s very little question who one of the team leaders was in 2014 and it didn’t take long before you realized why wide receiver Zack English was one of the best offensive weapons this Prosper Eagles’ team had this season. His ability to create space after a catch was unparalleled and once he got into the open field, you may as well just watch him run the rest of the way because there was no catching him. Not only that, but he was far stronger than anyone could have realized.
A few plays this season, he carried guys, literally, five or six inches bigger than he was more than five yards down field. A guy his size should be easy to bring down, but English was anything but easy for defenders to deal with.
Scouting report: Extremely quick and a great route runner with soft hands and has a great vertical jump to go get a ball over his head. He’s extremely difficult to bring down and tremendous speed in the open field. His footwork is impressive especially to elude defenders, he’s physically strong, and great open field vision on kick returns. Zack also has the ability to play both on the defensive side of the ball both as a safety and cornerback with great instincts on where the ball is going and can make quick adjustments.
Zack English is the kind of player that a coach would love to have on his team because he’s the type to play anywhere you want him to play and assume a role on the team that makes the biggest difference. There are a lot more coaches that need to take a look at this senior wide receiver, watch his film, and see the kind of player they’d get if they were to give him a chance. There’s one division one school waiting for an answer on their offer of a preferred walk on spot, but don’t be surprised if you start seeing small schools get interested late in the process. Places like Abilene Christian and University of Texas at Arlington might end up getting in the race before signing day comes around this coming February.