Tom Lemming, host of CBS Sports Network’s weekly “Lemming Report” national high school football recruiting show, gave UNLV a big thumbs up with the hiring of Bishop Gorman High School coach Tony Sanchez.
Lemming, who was featured in the hit movie “The Blind Side” for his role in helping discover future NFL first round offensive tackle Michael Oher, has been the nation’s foremost recruiting expert since the late 1970’s when he started his Prep Football Report magazine. He spends over six months each year crisscrossing the United States to interview the top prospects in each state and has made Bishop Gorman a regular stop.
“He’ll be a great coach,” Lemming said. “Obviously he knows talent. He won a national championship at Gorman. And he’s got a great rapport with coaches and people in town there. I think he’s the best choice that UNLV could have made.”
How about the transition from high school to college?
“He can do it,” Lemming said. “It wasn’t that long ago I was going to high schools that Gus Malzahn, Hugh Freeze (who coached Oher) and Art Briles were coaching at to interview players. Obviously they need to upgrade their facilities at UNLV and I think Tony is the kind of guy who can get that done. He’s got the right contacts.”
Lemming has no doubt that Sanchez will be a dynamic recruiter too.
“He’s very aggressive and capable of hitting the pavement running in California with his ties there,” Lemming said. “And when it comes to Vegas recruiting, all you really need to know is Bishop Gorman, so he’ll do great there.”
Catch the Lemming Report at 4:30 p.m. PT on Friday afternoons on the CBS Sports Network (DirecTV 221).