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EvanstonBuckeye


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Sad to say, 8th grade year. Last minute red zone stand versus hated rival and I make a tackle at the three-yard line to save the game. Long gap... then I ran a marathon when I was 30. Not exactly Highlight Express.
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Evan Turner
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Chicago Blackhawks
  • NBA TEAM: Chicago Bulls

Recent Activity

Comment 24 Jun 2017

Andrew:

What are your feelings/concerns with Woodbey and Parsons? I know he went dark on Twitter until August, but there's been so much smoke with Woodbey and Oklahoma. Parsons, meanwhile, seems like he has a dorm room in Happy Valley. It seems hard to imagine he would keep going back if he eventually was going to break their hearts.

Comment 21 Jun 2017

I see your logic, but the energy of the last couple of years just screamed "a change is needed"! I think it's good for even the veteran players to have to navigate the acclimation to a new coach. And, you know, we ain't painting over the Mona Lisa here. A certain part of starting from scratch is both needed and good.

Comment 20 Jun 2017

I think Simon may go ND, too. I actually like their class better than Michigan's.

I think Justyn Ross ends up staying home for Bama. Georgia's class will be really bipolar: lots of medium 3*s and a group of high 4 and 5*s.

Comment 20 Jun 2017

Texas apparently making some inroads with Rondale Moore, which is kind of a bummer. I still think we need a true slot guy in this class.

Comment 17 Jun 2017

Wonder if he wanted to call the coaches from the other programs? Seems like a thing I'd like my own kid to do if he was ever in such a situation.

Comment 17 Jun 2017

He's a quiet kid, too, and doesn't seem to want to play the recruiting game.

Comment 15 Jun 2017

Relieved to hear about Woodbey's stance. I had seen an interview with his HS teammate Chris Steele (UCLA commit) and he had suggested strongly that Woodbey would be decommiting and doing so very soon. Even factoring in some shit-talking (it was at a Rivals event and they were asking about where top commits would land), I thought there might be something there.

Comment 12 Jun 2017

Less about what's wrong with Cavs than how good that Warriors starting five is.  Two MVPs plus Green (annoying though he is), plus Thompson, plus Iguodala. Just too much.

Comment 11 Jun 2017

I know that Rivals pretty regularly runs "How Did We Do?" type articles that show both accurate picks and busts where they whiffed. Not scientific, but at least owning the speculative aspect of what they do.

Because he hasn't camped as much, Teague is an unknown to the sites, outside of his tape. After camping at both Bama and here and his gaudy numbers, his ranking will shoot up. If you remember last year, Rivals was late to the party on Trey Smith (whom we made it down to the wire with) due to lack of exposure, while ESPN had him at #1 for a while. In the end, they were both wrong to a certain degree.

As for those watching Teague's rankings, it's a lot of ground to make up for those who want him to be a 5*, so don't be surprised if he ends up just outside of some top 100s, but with a lot of "insider" guys like Wiltfong saying "watch out". His ascendance will probably be dictated largely on how many camps he attends and if he ends up in any all-star games.