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Emanuel Porter scouting report: Size/speed combo for 2014 wide receiver

Despite three-star ranking, the Lincoln product is one of the top 2014 athletes at wide receiver in Texas.

Emanuel Porter
Emanuel Porter
Wescott Eberts (SB Nation)

Name: Emanuel Porter

School and hometown: Lincoln High School in Dallas, Texas

Position: Wide receiver

Height and weight: 6'5 and 190 pounds

Ratings: A consensus three-star prospect in the 247Sports Composite rankings, Porter is the no. 98 wide receiver nationally and the no. 84 player in the state of Texas, though 247Sports has him a bit higher in both rankings.

Offers: Porter holds offers from TCU and Texas, but decommitted from the Horned Frogs on June 10.

Highlights: Hudl

Scouting Report:

A good track athlete who was a part of the Lincoln 4x100m and 4x200m relay teams that took home state titles back in May, Porter's longtime commitment to TCU may have slowed down his recruitment, but considering that he was a soft verbal for most of the time, it's hard to understand why he doesn't have more offers based purely on his measurables -- his 6'5 height, an impressive frame, 4.43 40 at a TCU camp at which he also had a 34-inch vertical.

Porter has it all and plays fast on the field, too, and there's a lot to like about him as a blocker, putting in some effort on the perimeter with good results. Players like to play with teammates like that. There may be several limiting factors right now -- the fact that he doesn't demonstrate a lot of advanced route-running ability and generally looks rather unpolished in that aspect of his game and an inability to consistently catch the ball cleanly.

He can flash some tackle-breaking ability and has good overall agility for a prospect of his size.

Based on highlights, it's impossible to speculate much about his hands, but he does bobble some easy plays he ends up securing and doesn't always look natural attacking the football inside his body.

Of course, it could just be that other schools backed off because of Porter's commitment, because it's clear from the highlights that the Lincoln receiver has the talent and ultimate upside to hold many more offers and rate much more highly in the rankings.

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