There is one thing I'm pretty darn sure about. If the coaches see a kid in person and offer him this early, HE'S AT LEAST A LEGITIMATE FOUR STAR TALENT and most probably a Top 100 type player. With over 7 months to go before signing day, and a whole Senior season for additional, under the radar talent to emerge, NONE of the top programs are reaching for players at this point in the game. If they offer and accept a commitment, you can bet your bottom dollar they, really, REALLY want the kid.
The only time you should worry about getting 3 stars is if it is happening close to NSD.
If he doesn't come here (I know, I know, "SHUT YO MOUTH!"), I would love to see him stay home and help put RichRod's Arizona offense on the next pedestal up, if only to give Meatchicken fans a season long heartburn while they're watching Derrick Green plow into the backs of all their 5 star linemen for 3.8 yards per carry.
(I kid, I kid, Michigan fans - I'm more in favor of it actually meaning something to win THE GAME.)
This is a kid I don't have a problem with people comparing to Percy Harvin.
I've said this before, but I think he has a chance to be on a level that retires "The Percy Harvin Role".
There's no way that graph is even remotely recent. 2008 or so. Has to be. Firefox passed IE a couple of years ago, and Chrome has to be on the verge of passing Firefox. Virtually everybody I know uses Chrome.
And I gotta tell you, as a web developer who has lost a good chunk of his life fixing the user experience on Microsoft's DELIBERATELY FUBAR BROKEN browser, I have little to no sympathy for cries of "...but I'm stuck on IE8 at work." Your only option should be (and will be before long) to pressure the ignorant PHB's to upgrade to a standards compliant browser.
The rising consensus is to completely fucking ignore IE compatibility issues for now on, and only target Chrome and Firefox. IE 10/11 are finally getting close to being compliant, so usually that experience will be pretty good. But I won't lift so much as a pinky, if I have a choice, to make something work better in IE if it already works in Chrome/Firefox.
Quite honestly, it's pretty amazing that scUM has held onto that distinction for this long. It's also pretty amazing that ND has been in 2nd place so close to them.
What it really tells you is how dominant those programs were in the earliest days of college football. Take any starting point after about 1920 or so and I'm pretty sure Ohio State is ahead of both schools in just about all categories. Even more so from 1950 on.
What you did there.
I see it.
Money talks, and causes weird things to happen behind the scenes. Alabama/Ohio State is a helluva lot more attractive than Alabama/Florida State. I have a feeling if there's any case at all, Jameis Winston will be arrested next week, and fair or not, pollsters WILL hold that against them.
All we have to do is keep winning. I'd put odds of being in the championship game at about 70% right now.
Bryce Love is going to be one to watch. It's been awhile since I've seen that kind of explosive cut-back runner. Seems to have a knack for reading where the hole is going to be, and then hitting it at full speed.
Very impressive video for a sophomore running back.
I don't believe Saine and Wilson are similar at all, except for the elite speed. Saine was a legit 6-1 230 or so. Also, Saine really didn't have much in the way of shiftiness.
Wilson might be 6-0, but I think more like 5-10. And about 165 lbs. Competely different kinds of players.
But I do appreciate your enthusiasm for Wilson. Kid is TNT for this offense. The defense is either gonna concentrate on him 100%, or he's going to burn them big time.
To be fair to Saine, though, he had a lot of injuries during his career that held him back.
I may have at one point said I wasn't sure either Wilson or Marshall had elite speed. Not sure about Marshall, but absolutely dead wrong about Wilson, very happy to say. :)
Didn't realize it when it happened, but he really was close to housing it on the run in that gif.
Kicked an opposing player, or something like that.
Well, you'd have to be pretty savvy to convince the coaches that you were the guy, when in fact in games you couldn't hit the broad side of a barn. :)
I'm thinking he had to be a master hypnotist or something, to keep the coaches from recognizing his flaws, and not seeing that Braxton's play-making ability was so off the charts they trumped any lack of experience or knowledge of the playbook.