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Comment 30 Apr 2017

Stumbled on Banks' Nike Opening Orlando stats, currently ranked #7 on their national leadership board, https://www.theopening.com/national-leaderboard

Height 6-1; Weight 180; 40Yard 4.50; Shuffle 4.32: Powerball 41.5; Vertical 41.7; Score 128.58

Serious PB and vertical hops at 41.7" (higher than Curtis Samuel and Terry McLaurin's 2013 Opening stats), especially at 6'1.  No red-zone jump ball against him that's for sure (at least while in HS).  Yes, it needs to translate to college ball, but hey, let's enjoy this 'crooting stuff while we can...

Comment 10 Apr 2017

The way I'm reading this interview, "I haven't found a reason to sign with OSU, but everyone that I respect tells me I should/would".  Going to come down to heart vs. head, and his heart will prevail as it usually is the case eventually.  As much I hate to say it, I'm not feeling good about our chances, of course, I hope I'm wrong.  

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Comment 17 Jan 2017

PSU personally for me.  

I still remember the one guy (45+ years old at least) arguing with a couple of college age WISC fans at this past B10 game, BEFORE the game even started, and most definitely not drunk.  By the end of 10 min back and forth, he was getting nowhere so he decided to yell out "SUCK MY D$&^" while grabbing his crotch.  It went on for good 2-3 minutes, and in that span, probably belted out that phrase at least 10 times at the top of his lungs.  It was borderline psychotic.  Everyone in the section was getting fed up and finally called the security on him, who showed up fairly quickly.  There were at least half a dozen kids within the earshot of him, age range from 3 years old (mine) to young teens.  Two young teens (if that, probably 10-12) sat literally in front of him and were chuckling nervously/sheepishly the whole time.  He had zero reservations about his behavior around kids.  I wish security had tossed him out but alas, he piped down by walking out to (pretend) to get some food/drinks, presumably the compromise security had offered him to not toss him.  This is in addition to seeing unfortunately at least half dozen PSU fans pissing on the side of their RV lots FACING the road as we drove in.  Publicly pissing after all day drinking at a college game normally is not a big issue (I've done it enough myself admittedly), but it was just weird and bizarre that not a single one of them even tried to hide themselves and their private parts from the busy street people were driving on, it was like a show for them.  How do you act like that when you are visiting another city?!  I've been to other B10 games, PSU fans just seem to take it to another level when it comes to game day antics. </RantOff>

Comment 16 Jan 2017

I remember reading a piece (might've been 11w) how Devin Smith used his high jump experiences to position his body in the most optimal mid-air posture for the actual catch itself as well as blocking out defenders.  It's not just his vertical speed.  Had that been the case, all the "speedsters" we'd be recruiting should've solved our issues by now.  I would give the "height" here an advantage (in combination to the speed), though that's also a questionable differentiating benefit when you are running at 15-20mph for vertical threat purposes as opposed to red zone contested jump balls.

Comment 12 Jan 2017

I went and dug up his HS film, wow, talk about a "development" guy that worked out for MSU, 24/7 ranking, Natl Comp-1815, Pos RB-131, St OH-12, can't even fault for anyone missing on him looking at the film (there's literally nothing that stood out in that film), but kudos for Dantonio and that staff for taking a shot and then develop him.

Comment 11 Jan 2017

Won't set the world on fire with his speed, but good hands, ball-hawking skills at those contested catches, good 5 practice series here against DBs on Day 1 (starts at 2:08 mark, youtube timeline embedding not working for some reason); His day 2 (start at 1:39 mark) however, not good.

Comment 11 Jan 2017

With the Jamal Dean situation, then Kyle Berger, Nick Connor, Eric Smith, Lattimore, Hilliard, maybe the staff is finally getting worn out by our recruit's late HS-career injuries, especially with the immediate needs for WRs to step up next year.  Just a guess, they probably want someone with the potential to realistically step in at the slot position in this September and don't feel he will be ready for at least a year if not more (injury plus the need to bulk up).