If you aren’t familiar with him, Steve Clarkson is one of America’s foremost quarterback gurus. He was the personal coach of Ben Roethisberger and Matt Leinart, among others, and still coaches some of the most highly hyped prep prospects. Over the weekend he hosted some of the top QBs in the state of Texas at a clinic in Bastrop, just outside of Austin, and set up a series of drills where Texas, Texas A&M and TCU QB commits could compete against one another.
None of those drills were more unique and eye-opening than the one you see above, where Tate Martell (Texas A&M), Sam Ehlinger (Texas) and Shawn Robinson (TCU) were all asked to weave between two barrels and each other to simulate pressure in the backfield.
All three of the young prospects showed impressive quickness on their feet, and in the minds. Despite a barrel falling over early, all three were able to weave in and out cleanly, with Martell even picking the barrel back up at one point.
The exercise and passing weekend was more than enough to earn lots of excited attention from fans in the state of Texas, all of whom are excited to see what the Class of 2017 trio can do at the next level. For now, it’s just fun to see the three work out together and push each other on a friendly competitive basis.