Smythe "Has a Chance to be a Great One"

Smythe "Has a Chance to be a Great One"

Team USA coach Steve Specht shares his thoughts on Texas commitment Durham Smythe.

Texas tight end commitment Durham Smythe caught four passes for 33 yards in Team USA's Gold Medal game loss to Canada at the IFAF U-19 World Championships, including his longest catch of the tournament at 18 yards.

Here's what Team USA coach Steve Specht had to say about the tight end, who was honored after the game with a spot on the All-Tournament Team:


"He's 16 years old. He's going to be a beast. He's got such soft hands. He catches everything you throw to him. He blocks well. But he's blocking well at a 6-foot-6, 235-pound frame that's 16-years old. I'm sorry to keep reiterating that, but my goodness. I think Durham has a chance to be a great one. And I mean that, because he's not finished growing.

"A lot of kids think they work hard, but they don't know what hard work is. Durham Smythe knows what hard work is. He asks great questions. He's a student of the game. He's incredibly coachable. He's a yes sir, no sir kid. Very intelligent. He's the whole package. He's the kind of kid you want your daughter to marry, because you know she'll be taken care of, because he's always going to do the right thing. The University of Texas got a good one."

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