PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
haven't been playing as close attention to his recruiting as to others. while he doesn't fit the new bill of DB's that hoke/mattison like (i think d'andre's only around 5'9" right now), the kid has offers from almost everyone because he's an elite athlete. he'll probably grow a bit more in high school, and would have been nice for either mich or osu to grab in this class. also, what the hell is tennessee telling these kids??
I am sure part of it is immediate playing time
draw to UT makes more sense than Ole Miss, but both schools surprise me that they are attracting top talent...ill never be convinced the SEC doesnt pay football players
Early playing time,resurrecting a program that was once a national power,playing in the SEC.You name it.Probably the same things Ole Miss is telling their recruits.We're still very high on some top notch secondary guys,so no worries.We'll pull in our share.
"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.
Elite athlete or not I think a corner who is 5'9" puts you at a distinct disadvantage because of the ever growing height of wide receivers
Battles are sometimes won by generals; wars are nearly always won by sergeants and privates. Football is no different, the guys down in the trenches win the games, not the coach.
Roby isn't a lick over 5'10" (despite what he's reported as, I've stood next to him. 5'10" seems about right) and he has no problem locking down the best receivers a team throws at him. While I agree a smaller corner has a slight disadvantage, athletic ability and more importantly, speed and timing can more than make up for what a corner lacks in height
Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite
it's definitely tough to say based on reported heights. we never really know how tall a college player is until their pro day or the combine. that having been said, payne is still young enough where i could see him potentially being 5'11", maybe closer to 5'10", which, as you pointed out, hasn't stopped roby from doing his thing
However, I would not complain if OSU had a corner on each side built like Jabrill Peppers at 6'1", 200lbs. I'm sure you wouldn't mind that at UM either haha
i don't think any team in the world would mind that. i have a soft spot for some of the smaller, freakishly athletic guys, but WR's these days are nuts. some of these kids are 6'5"-6'6" in high school. bigger corners like peppers are a premium. i've noticed in the past few classes TX has A LOT of big 6'1"-6'2" 185-195lb DB prospects. here's hoping mack brown let's a few of them get away. is there a chance they're tired of all the yearround heat and looking for some midwestern weather??
Not sure about coming to midwest, but didn't the top safety in Texas commit to LSU?
i think you're talking about ed paris. and yes, i think you're right. seems like TX has 5-6 of those guys a year, though. no reason the big 12/sec should get them all!
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