5-11/160 lbs Tobias Culpepper is not making any excuses. He is not whining and complaining about looks. He is not frustrated nor worried. He is hungry! Culpepper is the multi-talented rising senior prospect with wheels (speed), hands and skill.
One would think that college coaches would be knocking on the front door for a prospect of his caliber. But, it has not happened yet? His recruitment is picking up and attention is there, but no verbal offer to date. He was a standout E7-Warner Training Camp performer. Torched defensive backs and solidified himself on our radar and increased his evaluation rating.
What do think recruiters like about your play? “That I’m a good leader, I’ll do whatever it takes to help my team win and I listen and accept coaching.” Culpepper was the second leading receiver for a run oriented offense last year. Bagged 24 reception, 261 yards and averaged 10.88 yards per catch in 8 games (Maxpreps.com).
Why do you think recruiters are slow to offer at this point? “I think it’s my size. But, I have heart! that’s what matters to me.” That matters to college coaches also. However, at a solid 5-11 and great speed, Culpepper is a good slot prospect. Teams will come knocking later in the recruiting process. Right now, Florida International and Middle Tennessee State are recruiting him the hardest. Two programs who recruit the Bay Area extremely hard year in and year out.
What makes you standout over the others at your position? “My route running, quickness, my speed and hands.” You can see on film it looks like he loves to play football. Elite speed! Several times he just blows past the defensive back. Can change direction on a dime and feels the game. Exciting and explosive. Leaves the ground in a hurry on jump balls. Can line up at few different positions and have a big impact on the game.
Culpepper says he plans on hitting as many college camps as possible this summer. What ever is in the near future for Tobias, the distance future is bright.