For a while now I've felt that Victor is the must get in this class among the wide receiver group. I went back and watched his junior year highlights today and my feelings were definitely confirmed. Kid is a complete player at the receiver position. His ability to go up and get it is fantastic (even pulling it out of the defenders hands), he has excellent field presence and awareness, and he included clips of his blocking in his highlights (watch the 1:03 mark in his video). I love seeing that. So often the tape is just of a player being more athletic than everyone else on the field and they look unstoppable, and while that is great, i don't think it's always very indicative of how their skill will translate to the next level. Victor's tape, in my opinion, does more to show his football skill than a vast majority of the skill position players out there.
For real. I've been saying that for quite a while as well!
This has been the big news story out here, and rightfully so. It's such a sad situation to take place at an otherwise great sports event that brings in people from all over the nation and even internationally. If you're the praying type, in addition to the Carlile family, the player who hit Kaiser could use them now, too. I can't imagine what he must be going through as a college-age young man who has to shoulder that burden for the rest of his life. Very very sad day here in Wichita.
Thanks for starting my weekend out right, Birm!
I'm a huge Reds fan and, while I hated losing Cueto, I loved the trade with Kansas City. Cueto was my favorite pitcher in a very long time - maybe ever. But I fully understand that there was almost no chance Cueto would return after the season. The deal you should be mad about is the one that paid Homer Bailey instead of Johnny Beisbol. Or the $225 million dollar Joey Votto signing. The three pitchers they got from the Royals are all highly regarded left handed pitchers who throw mid-to-high 90s. Brandon Finnegan is going to be a stud. This team needs young, controlled pitching help and that's what they've targeted and received. And as Buckfutter mentioned above, if they could get Shipley and two other prospects rated in the DBacks top 10, thats a deal they should jump all over. Just my opinion, of course.
In all fairness, Ahmir Mitchell is a top 100 prospect as well and it's been noted many times that his offer is not commitable. I also doubt that is the issue here with Ford, but it just shows that it's a new day in Ohio State recruiting that they may have to pass on guys in the top 100 going forward.
I wondered if something would come up about Kyle Davis being Pryor's teammate at Archer. That high school team, by the way, is stacked! If Corley and NCM don't go the Buckeye way, I'd be thrilled to see Davis get more attention. He was incredibly good at the Opening and is absolutely worth his ranking. Would be a major addition to the Buckeyes offense. I still want Victor more, though.
How close are you with Jake Hausmann? Did him committing early ever make you reconsider Ohio State as a top choice? Or have you always been interested in becoming the next great tight end duo, a la Heuerman and Vannett?
Man, Urban was right about the future being bright. But I can't help but feel like even that was a modest statement.. I can't even fathom potentially having to tell a guy like Ford, Holmes, Okudah, Wade, or Lecounte that there's no more room..
Wait wait wait.. You got a Birm reply after your FIRST post?? Dare I say, this one is headed for great things? Great things indeed..
Well fine. I accept your rebuttal full of well thought out, pertinent, and factual information. But I don't like it. Borders are still closed in my revisionist history version.
Clearly Mike Thomas needs to teach Todd Sibley a thing or two about Chipotle. And it appears he's got work to do with you too, Kevin.
...and Jim Harbaugh has yet to land an Ohioan Urban Meyer wanted.
...and Jim Harbaugh has yet to land any Ohioan
Urban Meyer wanted.
FIFY, DJ. Borders are closed!
Gotta be Corley if it's someone from Michigan, right? Can't see Peoples-Jones committing yet, although that'd be amazing! He's a stud.
Could see Jaylen Kelly-Powell trying to get his name into that secondary before it fills up, though.
I blame Common Core
Christmas is gonna have to be pretty freakin great this year to compare to a Bosa Boom / Braxton to X-Back kinda news day!
I have a dream. That someday I will make it to the elite status of 99% upvotes! And that someday I will be able to simply ignore the JPbucks and Stravinskys of the 11W world and not force myself into a situation where I must upvote 99 people to offset their one ridiculously awful comment. Alas, I am quite a few votes away from either club!
BOOM!!!!!!!!!! That's a hell of a way to start my long weekend! Now I want to be greedy and add a few more this weekend! Here we go Bosa Boom and bring on Friday Night Lights!
Before clicking on this I wrote down the top 15 guys I expected I might find on this list. The only two I had that didn't show up were Farrell and Little and the only one I forgot from your list was Dexter Lawrence (I remembered Rashard). It's safe to say I'm a faithful Hurry-Up reader, Birm! On that note, do you have any openings for Fan Boys or Groupies?
Oh man, I recently had Firehouse Subs and I am hook and laddered. Although it was the Smokehouse Beef and Cheddar Brisket that got me. Amazing..
I suppose I should add a caveat onto this comment and say that my primary thought was not that this notion was propositioned by the coaching staff or anything, but that it was more a causality of Braxton not squelching rumors earlier that might hurt other programs in the long run.
I had a thought that by Braxton not announcing it left a couple of other schools up in the air, so to speak, as to where their 2015 quarterback situation stood. If a couple big time programs were keeping their options open believing they might realistically have a shot with Miller it might prevent them from looking at other options of shoring up a questionable quarterback situation. Obviously only to a small extent, I'd assume, but it was a thought that crossed my mind.
By the way, I came up with that all by myself and I'm not even a conspiracy theorist type. Does this mean I'm on my way?