Just got off the phone with David Santos' head coach, Drew Svoboda.
Svoboda said Santos led Klein Collins High in tackles last season as the Tigers finished 12-1, losing in the third round of the Class 5A state playoffs.
“He just has a knack to play the game of football,” the coach said. “That’s probably what separates David from a lot of other high school athletes. He has an extremely high football I.Q.
“The second thing is his suddenness at the point of contact. He’s extremely fast-twitched. He has a lot of pop to him.”
Utah, which thoroughly recruits the Houston area, was the first to offer Santos a scholarship, Svoboda said.
Mike Ekeler evidently did an excellent job in landing Santos.
“Coach Ekeler’s an extremely intense guy, and it comes across in his recruiting,” Svoboda said. "David's everything you want in a recruit, and I think Coach Ekeler saw that immediately."