Jalin Hyatt is proving he is a dynamic player and needs more playing time on Saturdays. With his ability to stretch the defense, he might be the best wide receiver on the team. Or at least the most explosive.
After the game, Pruitt said the majority of freshmen are “simply not there.”
Pruitt went on to say, “Just because you run fast or you were so many stars out of high school, you have to earn it. And that’s some of the, I guess, probably learning curve when you get to college. And these guys will learn.”
This is the wrong approach if you want to win the rest of the season.
Josh Dobbs was a horrible practice player. Based on Pruitt’s approach, Dobbs would never see the field.
I give Butch Jones credit for noticing that Dobbs was a gamer when the lights came on.
Maybe that’s the case with the young guys that are “fast and have many stars.” Perhaps those are the players that can turn this season around.
Hyatt was a four-star prospect from Irmo, SC. Against, Alabama the talented freshman had two receptions for 86 yards and one touchdown.
On review, Hyatt should have had two touchdowns during the game. The officials said he stepped out on a perfect pass from Jarrett Guarantano.
That’s horrible officiating not to allow the play to continue and then review to see if Hyatt indeed stepped out of bounds.
A few times, Hyatt was able to get behind the Alabama secondary, which is promising for the future and shows freshmen can make big plays.
“I think today Jalin Hyatt kind of took another step. I thought he made a couple of explosive plays out there. They struggled to guard him.”
On the season, Hyatt has five receptions for 134 yards for a 26.8 average with one touchdown.
Hopefully, during the bye week, Pruitt can find a way to give these freshmen more playing time, whether they earn it in proactive or not.