"He can make plays that short people probably can't make."
You have to love quotes from the practice field that find their way into reporters' mics.
So far, Shattle Fenteng, who stands at a very rangy 6' 2", and true freshman Malkolm Parrish are standing out in the secondary. Granted, we're only three practices into August, but still...this is newsworthy.
Parrish, a freshman from Quitman, is playing both the star position and cornerback. The man ahead of him at the star position, sophomore J.J. Green, had high praise for his backup.
“Malkom Parrish is standing out. Dude’s a baller," Green said after Sunday's practice. "Malkom Parrish, because he plays the same position I play, and I get to teach him up, so he goes out there and makes plays too. I really want him to play in the fall."
Green also had good things to say about Fenteng, the junior college transfer from Grayson. Green said Fenteng, a cornerback, is doing a good job of "learning coach (Jeremy) Pruitt's plays."
Fenteng was also mentioned by cornerback Aaron Davis, when he was asked who had stood out.
But what stands out most about Fenteng is that, well, he stands out: He's 6-foot-2 and lean.
“He’s long, man. He’s longer than most corners," Green said. "You see his size and think: He plays corner? He’s rangy, he’s lean. He can make plays that short people probably can’t make."