|Zach Line got one scholarship offer: to play linebacker from SMU|
Never forget what happened in 2009, when Stanford white running back Toby Gerhart won the Doak Walker Award and came in second in the Heisman Trophy vote. Coming out of high school, Stanford was the only school to offer Gerhart the opportunity to be a feature tailback. The University of Southern California wanted him to play fullback and other schools thought he’d be better suited as a linebacker.
Never forget what pioneering recruiting guru Tom Lemming said about how college recruiters no longer recruit white players to play certain positions like tailback, corner back, and wide receiver, positions that fans and coaches alike have been conditioned to believe where only Black athletes can excel.
Take the words of former Southern Methodist running back Eric Dickerson on the issue:
“It’s kind of like our chosen position.”