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Comment 14 Jan 2020

Kirklin's reaction wasn't fake! Is LSU saying OBJ counterfeits money and gives it to players? Is that better?!

Comment 14 Jan 2020

This video is pretty much what most of the above points out, but with a little bit of a break down and it in one video. Kirlin's reaction is that one of fake money:

Comment 08 Jan 2020

In 247Sport's National Analyst Charles Power's free article: Emptying the notebook: Lasting impressions from all-star season he says about Fleming:

*** The top-ranked prospect at Under Armour was Julian Fleming. The Ohio State commit has the best combination of on-field resume and athleticism at wide receiver in this cycle. Fleming had the best catch I saw all week, with a diving grab in the corner of the end zone at Monday’s practice. He also had the most explosive offensive play of the game, easily winning out of the slot on a vertical route for a long score. As good as he is, Fleming still has a high upside and room to improve his route-running and overall consistency.

I believe the diving catch is second catch in this video where he ends up sliding into gravel:

Julian Fleming - Under Armour All American Highlights:

Comment 08 Jan 2020

Jaxon Smith-Njiba may have his fifth star before it's all said and done. That's according to 247Sports National Analyst Charles Power. He said that he feels that Smith-Njiba, as well as CJ Stroud, did enough to put their names in the five-star discussion as they work towards the final Top247 release. You can read about it and much more in Power's free article: Emptying the notebook: Lasting impressions from all-star season. In the article Power also says about Stroud:

After Fleming the next two best receivers I saw were his fellow Ohio State signee Jaxon Smith-Njigba and LSU signee Kayshon Boutte.

Smith-Njigba had a ridiculous senior season with 2,132 yards and 34 touchdowns in 6A Texas high school football. He was arguably the best wide receiver nationally during the high school season and continued to look like it in All-American Bowl practices before going down with a leg injury mid-week. I could count on one hand the times I saw the Ohio State pledge effectively covered over the course of the week. His burst off the line, ability to separate within different levels of his routes while also winning at the catch point with the ability to make acrobatic adjustments in-air. Smith-Njigba runs with outstanding body lean with his shoulders over his pads, making it tough for defensive backs to get a read on his intent. The pace within his routes is exceptional. He also had some of, if not the most reliable hands I saw during the week. For my money, he is currently the most skilled wide receiver in the 2020 cycle and looks to be the most ready to contribute next season. There isn’t a discernible weakness to Smith-Njigba’s game and he’s up there with Calvin Ridley as one of the most polished receivers I’ve seen in an all-star setting.