|Eddie Sinegal||WR||HS- Andress||El Paso, TX||6'2||170 lbs||2-Star Rivals|
After three prolific seasons at the most historic high school football program in El Paso, Eddie Sinegal continues the Andress tradition, capping of one the best careers in El Paso high school gridiron history with his signing to UTEP.
The talented wide out racked up 2,560 yards receiving during his high school career, also scoring 29 touchdowns.
During his senior year, he totaled 52 catches good for 1,086 yards, and 11 total touchdowns, earning Andress a spot in the 4A state playoffs.
Sinegal was also a huge threat in the return game during his high school tenure, he had a 60 yard kickoff return in the Greater El Paso Football Showcase All-Star game in his future home stadium that set up a score, he really broke out his junior year as an overall play maker including a 61 yard house call on a punt return during a route over Jefferson.
Not only can Sinegal run precise routes, and make the spectacular catch, he is also a solid run blocker down field.
He played in a power scheme, two-back system his sophomore year, and has refined his pass catching skills, and route running precision the past two seasons with Andress transitioning into the spread attack.
Its back to Sean Kugler's two back system at UTEP, Eddie brings a down field threat who can also scoot after the catch, he has long strides that give him great acceleration after short catches.
Sinegal garnered back-to-back First Team All-District 1-4A honors in 2012, and 2013, also was named El Paso Times Player of the Week back in 2012.
Being reunited with his old high school quarterback Ryan Metz, who will be freshman this year on the Miner roster as well was a huge draw for Eddie to sign with UTEP, he also mentioned the chance to play in front of his hometown as an ultimate factor.
The duo hooked up 63 times in 2012, leading to 1,288 yards receiving for Sinegal in Metz's senior year, Sinegal of course was a junior.
Like I mentioned, Eddie is prototypical big play receiver, his speed will improve over the years, though he has D-1 speed now, his leaping ability is another strong suit, showing the ability to go up and get it when needed.
Though also what really stands out to me from the young receiver is his ability, and effort in run blocking.
Sinegal is also a dual sport athlete at Andress. He has been apart of the basketball program as well, this season being his fourth letter on varsity. Currently helping Andress to a number one state ranking in 4A for the latter part of this season with the playoffs starting this week.
With the departure of Jordan Leslie to BYU, UTEP is thin with experience at receiver, with alot of un-proven guys now being thrust into action. Though the Miners use just two receiver sets most of the time, its hard to gauge if Sinegal would be in the mix this fall, but with a strong camp, and his blocking ability, Eddie is division one ready if needed.
Not only do I think Eddie will be successful on the field, he also is a great kid who comes from a good family, and will become a fan favorite within time. Good character is what Kugler wants, and he scored big with Sinegal.
His overall football mold reminds of Lee Mays, his future is bright, a lot of schools whiffed on this kid.
His best route is the screen/jail break, he has home run ability every time the ball in his hands with great vision on cut backs that make guys miss, thanks to breakaway 4.5 speed.
Kugler stated El Paso comes first when it comes to geographical recruiting, the trend continues for a second straight class with the best player in the city donning the orange and blue for the next four years.