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Scouting the Arizona llamas as football recruits

Our recruiting experts break down the athletic potential these llamas put on film.

Thursday afternoon, a pair of llamas ran wild in suburban Arizona. Everyone on the Internet watched it. Black llama didn't make it very far, but white llama put up an impressive run. Now for the important question: how good are these llamas as football players?

Bud: OK, so what did we see from these llamas?

Wescott: The first thing that really stands out to me about the white llama is his top-end speed. Chaser on foot came after him at full speed, and the white llama just hit an extra gear. Not to mention the fact that the white llama also has prototypical size. Jumbo athlete, in my opinion.

Bud: Rare size and speed combination for a 6', 330-pounder!

Wescott: No question.

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Bud: What do you think white llama would run at the combine? Sub 4?

Wescott: Has to be a consensus five-star prospect.

Bud: I heard Alabama offered his unborn brother. Supposed to be nasty, a spitter.

Wescott: Yeah, with an elite shuttle time, too. Mentioned the top end already, but there's an impressive first step there.

Bud: So the downside: vision seems lacking despite being really tall. At the end there, he showed a lot of hesitation as the truck began to angle him off. And then that exposed his lack of change of direction. He probably should have continued to press the front side, but he slowed and took a long time to gather before changing and trying to cut backside.

Wescott: Just can't project him on offense as a result.

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Bud: Also, has to work on running low. For a four-legged runner, he stood tall and presented a huge target to strike, or in this case, lasso.

Wescott: But sideline-to-sideline range, for sure.

Bud: Oh yeah, once he knows where to go, he's getting there in a hurry. Hash to sideline is on lockdown. One other thing: we haven't seen any ball handling.

Wescott: Highly questionable due to the lack of opposable digits.

Bud: And an industry source tells me that he hasn't even bothered to register for the SAT or ACT. Which suggests Marshall or West Virginia as possible destinations, or perhaps a JUCO.

Wescott: Possible eligibility concerns. I'm also told that he wants to be a package deal with the black llama. But the black llama clearly doesn't have the same level of talent, while possessing many of the same concerns facing the white llama. I'm really wondering if that Alabama offer to white llama reported by is committable.