Yeah, but when you can't recruit nationally every year, where do you have to come back to? Also, we already evaluated him early in the process and determined he was the running back we wanted. The only thing that has changed is that we think we have a good shot at Cam Akers and Najee Harris.
Coaches also get paid millions to win. These aren't just athletes getting paid to play, they are determinjng their futures. You are making decisions with someone else's future. He committed and was evaluated before he committed. If you want to blame someone then blame his evaluator. I believe they realistically only offered to make sure he didn't commit to Sparty or Michigan early in the process. Who's to say those offers are still on the table?
I completely disagree with this action. You can try to justify it in any way or form but this isn't something you do. You do not toss your name in the hat for a kid, especially an instate kid, if you aren't willing to hold up your end of the bargain. This is how bridges are burnt in-state. Don't believe other schools in-state aren't watching
The late great Eva Cassidy
Whitney Houston is also up there. Add Joni Mitchell and Stevie Nicks as well
The coaches haven't directly said it but it has been reported a few times by sportswriters who have watched him in practice. It was also reported a few times in the All American bowl game.
I was actually thinking the late decision date would be a bad thing for us. With this being a small class, he isn't just competing for a scholarship with defensive backs but nearly every other position. I get that he is one of the top players in the nation and one of the kids "you can't say no to" but so are Okudah, Shaun Wade, and many other top players that we are in on. We definitely need defensive linemen and additional offensive tackles and tight ends. We may even have to take another running back in the class since we seem to lack that homerun threat out there
Great write-up. I think the problem is Mack is the most polished but drops the ball too much. If you are going to be the star receiver at OSU, you CANNOT drop the ball as much as we hear Mack does. But, on the bright side, his potential and upside are amazing
Cardale is that you? Or is it Tyvis?
Am I not surprised? Bosa's a big edm fan and Zeke is a star running back. Failing a drug test because amphetamines is still a knock on one's draft stock, especially when that person is already being torn apart. Fan glasses off right now, if you are gonna invest millions in a player, you just hope he isn't going to end up with a drug habit or a partying habit. Look at Johnny Football. The even more concerning issue with Bosa is the fact that he was suspended earlier in the season as well as his loner tendencies. If he is a loner and uses drugs, that can lead to several psychological problems that can make your million dollar investment practically worthless. As far as Elliot goes, he has risen so much in the eyes of scouts that the only place he can go is down.
She's definitely hispanic
I was at least right on my Tyvis prediction. I expected Tyvis to be fast but not that fast.
And my prophetic ways come to a brutal end. Here's to me looking like a jackass
Go back and watch his highlights and you will see players constantly gaining ground on him. His moves are generally what kept him from being tackled, not his speed
Braxton's 40 isn't surprising at all. He was constantly chased down from behind. Without his high steps moves, he would have been caught from behind a lot more. Braxton is explosive and accelerates with the best of them but his top end speed isn't great
Definitely not. Sorry Teddy but Apple is slow. He was a 4.7 guy or so coming out of high school. Zeke will be the fastest of the group. Apple will be in the 4.6's, Vonn will probably have a 4.5 something and one 4.6 time. I think Tyvis will potentially get a time that will surprise people.
I think Thomas made himself a lot of money this weekend. Braxton ran about what I expected him to run and Jalin ran a little faster than expected. People who thought Braxton would run in the 4.3's or 4.4's never watched his game tape. The same with Jalin. Both players are quicker than fast.
Is it me or does he look a lot like Jameis Winston?
I can understand the Grimes drop. After watching his highlights I saw limited route progressions. Most of his highlight showed his speed and physicality but in order to be a top-10 player you need to show a little more than that. I think he is a great player, he just may have to prove it a bit more
Top 5, in no particular order:
- Mr Smith Goes to Washington
- The Usual Suspects
- The Departed
- Law Abiding Citizen
football is a team sport on both sides of the football. teams stacked the box against our slower linemen, which definitely hurt us. Our receivers weren't given enough time to get open and Jt was given the opportunity to sit and wait for plays to develop. Additionally, Braxton is a great athlete but in real games he would rarely be left completely open against a player in one-on-one. This isn't downing his abilities, but there was a reason why many wide receivers look good in these camp environments
He looks exactly like Mike Webber to me. You don't need to be Carlos Hyde or Zeke in this type of offense because it allows you to spread the ball around more than a traditional offense. Urban won a national championship with DeShawn Winn at running back and he was never known as a great player. Additionally, our zone read only became a zone read because of the JT-Zeke combination. We didn't exactly have a zone read with Braxton and Hyde. This is important to note because you don't need another Zeke to be a successful running back in our offense. Our offense is constantly adapting to fit our personnel, not the other way around. Yes, we were successful with the zone read, but we were also successful before it became a core part of our offense.
His ability to cut and accelerate our of his breaks is ridiculous.
pretty good businessman already. He is less than a month removed from the slavers (NCAA) and already making money from his name and his likeness. Kudos to Brax
Don't overreact to the Mack and Victor rankings when they have SEVERAL recruits ranked higher on ESPN than they are on the other 3 major services. They even have Wint as a 4-star. Hawkins as well
They're staying the night at Lawrence's house? Very Harbaugh-esque.