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Comment 06 May 2015

Jango is at IMG Academy getting better everyday. His film at Lebanon didn't reflect his athletic ability due to his assignment at Lebanon and coaching. Both have been rectified. He is receiving the best High School coaching you can find and sharpening his skills at practice against some of the best recruits in the country. Just being a starter on that roster means he is a standout player. He has legit 4.5 speed, but his side to side speed is what makes him special. He has a sub 4 shuttle, 6.89 L cone, and a 37 vertical. Speed side to side is more valuable than 40 time, which Jango's is still very good. He received 9 offers at camps between his Sophomore and Junior year. During his Junior year he received 0 offers because of how he was not used and the way he was played. He leaves for IMG and receives 8 offers since being there. He has improved drastically and is being used to make plays and strike all over the field. The staff loved Jango at Camp, but it didn't show on his film. Not his fault, he had to do as his coaches wanted. Playing with and against the best players in the Country will only make him better. He will also be graduating early and heading to College as an early enrollee . It would be nice to see Jango with his new teammates (Tyler Gerald and Milik Barrow) and his old teammates ( Justin Hilliard and Jake Hausmann). Hopefully Coach Fickell is impressed with Jangos progress when he visits IMG later today.

Comment 07 Apr 2015

Trust me his mother wasn't happy when I picked the name Jango.  Anyway, IMG Academy has already made a huge difference in the JMan. He was already fast, and is now faster. He has always been very explosive with a 37 vert and moves very well side to side. His L Cone was a 6.86 and his pro agility was a 3.98. With the daily workouts and the constant 7 v 7 against the #1 tight end in the country, and his teammate running back committed to Notre Dame, Jango has also improved his game dramatically . His Junior film didn't show his ability due to how Lebanon made him just contain the outside of the weak side of the field, FROM THE OUTSIDE IN !!!. IMG will have him flying all over the field making plays ,and they will use his speed and let him be aggressive and strike. He ran for over 12 yards a carry his Sophomore year, they ran him one time for 16 yards his junior year. That is my main problem with film, you have no idea what the player has been assigned to do by his coaches, you cant gauge a player unless it is against equal competition, and it is hard to compare a well coached kid from a poorly coached one. Being with great coaches on the field and in the gym have definitely made drastic improvements in Jango.  And his teammates all improve each other. " Iron sharpens Iron " Jango , Hilliard, and Hausmann were all teammates once, don't be surprised to see the St. Sues connection reunited to do what they do best , WIN.


Comment 12 Feb 2015

I think OSU will wait and have most the backers Camp. I am sure a lot of OSU offers are not committable .

Comment 22 Jan 2015

It is a way of slow playing a recruit. If the kid turns out to be a great recruit they can tell the recruit we offered you way back when, if he doesn't they never give him a spot. To me it is like a way of hedging your bet on a recruit. The recruit can report the offer, no one knows if it is committable or not, and the school can tell them it is committable later or never let them commit.  My son has one, I didn't report or list it. To me they aren't offers.

Comment 22 Jan 2015

First off, the academics are super hard. They teach and coach kids from across the world. Many Japanese kids go to IMG for golf, which the Japanese wouldn't tolerate the American education system, especially for 70k a year. Most country's have much better education than we do now. My son is at IMG , he is a 3.98 student and is amazed at how hard the school is. He has 5 hrs of homework a night. He gets up at 5 and lifts for 1 hr. Breakfast( which is custom picked for him by a nutritionist ) then classes till 12 and his lunch. At 1:30 he has position specific drills and coaching till 3. Then a shake and a team meeting at 4. Goes to dinner at 6. Usually has 3-6 hrs of homework and in room curfew at 10:30. They have a brutal schedule and there isn't any break on grades or schooling no matter who you are or what sport you play. We play Florida teams but are not eligible to play in State tournament. We are playing tentatively , we fly to Bishop Gorman in Vegas, fly to St. Peters prep in Jersey, fly to St.Ed's in Cleveland, fly to St.Johns in D.C, then we play some top Florida teams at home. We were ranked #16 in the Nation this season , but look for us to win a National title this next season. We have some of the top players in the Nation. My son is getting bigger and has always been fast. Got a text today from his defensive coordinator. " Wow, he is fast "   Oh , by the way, IMG gives scholarships. After spring ball and training my son should be 235 lbs, 6'2 and run legit high 4.4 to low 4.5 forties. There is not a better place on the planet to prepare for college football. Playing with and against the best players in the country , excellent coaching, academics, and speed and strength.