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My 2 star surprise....

Discussion in 'The Tradition' started by jms493, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. jms493

    jms493 Veteran Member

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    My 2 star surprise....

    2 seasons ago late in the season I was scouring the recruiting DB for a DE. After some time I found a 2 star DE with decent speed and good pursuit. his Name is Aaron Harrington 6'5 and 250lbs.

    I redshirted him last year and this year due to my lack of recruiting quality DEs, the RS freshman is making the start for a top 5 team. He is only 77 OVR but has 83 speed and 87 pursuit along with some other decent ratings but you would think Aaron would be a weak link in the chain of the defense.

    Well through 3 games he has 22 tackles (2nd on team), 9 TFL (1st on team) and 4 sacks (1st of team). I do not control DEs for the most part, maybe 3-5 plays a game. Therefore he is doing this all by himself.

    I am simply amazed at the play of this kid. This is after 2 cpu games and 1 user game. I am wondering what his stats will be by year end.

    Please add to this with your stories of surprise 1-2 star hidden gems!
     
  2. Hellisan

    Hellisan Schemin 'em up

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    I guess it's time to come up with a nickname?
     
  3. jms493

    jms493 Veteran Member

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    LOL........yes you are right!!

    I never got one for Ellis...damn! Right now all I got is "BB" for Bruce Burton.

    hmmm
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  4. Hellisan

    Hellisan Schemin 'em up

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    Guess I should answer your question. I've come up with a lot of gems but rarely have they contributed until this year. they just equated to depth. Now I have both Louis Lee and Willie Hall at MLB who are a 3star and 2star respectively, Lee is 94 OVR 87 spd and the 2-star, Hall is 95 OVR 83 spd, both as seniors.

    Starter at FS is 87 OVR, 93 SPD 2-star strong safety recruit Soph. Joe Forte who was moved over to FS and actually got better during the switch (other than AWR dropping) and hits like a ton of bricks.

    WR Michael Outlaw was a 3-star that nobody wanted, very solid player.

    My starting fullback is a 1-star recruit that Rusty found for me. I was about to go scout for one but I told Rusty to go find me a FB that I could get. He tells me about this guy. He is a FS Freshman this year 73 OVR, 86 SPD, 75 STR, 6'0" 235 with good hands, carrying ability, etc. Solid blocker too. I think he will improve a lot, love his speed.
     
  5. BRUCE80

    BRUCE80 Let the dirt just shower over you..

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    I have had a few but the most bestest just graduated last season.

    Leroy Tucker TE was a flat out weapon for me for four seasons after a redshirt.

    Jerome Alfred MLB was another four year starter after a redshirt.

    They were both three star players as is my current RB Tyler Adams.

    Fred Alexander QB and Brian Simpson QB were both 3 star guys, who went pro early.

    The best one I have ever found was DE Leigh and he was a DE that was behind Sykes, Jenkins and Carter his entire career.
     
  6. jms493

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    An Update on Aaron "Dirty" Harrington after 8 games (3 user)

    After a career day vs Wake Forest
    49 tackles
    21 TFL
    13 Sacks
    1 Forced Fumble
    1 Safety
     
  7. Hellisan

    Hellisan Schemin 'em up

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    WTF nickname stealer.
     
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  9. Hellisan

    Hellisan Schemin 'em up

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    UNC is gonna land a 2-star SS that is gonna be lights out....
     
  10. Blaza

    Blaza In Arsene Wenger I Trust

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    Shhhhhh :)
     
  11. Hellisan

    Hellisan Schemin 'em up

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    There aren't any users on him besides you, even in his Top 10, ... U just have to not screw it up. :)
     
  12. Blaza

    Blaza In Arsene Wenger I Trust

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    Hahah. Yeah I think he will be a good player. I have plenty of talent at the position though so I'll probably look at moving him around--maybe corner--maybe see what he looks like on offense. I'm always able to recruit some gems defensively but my offense continues to be bleh. :(
     
  13. Hellisan

    Hellisan Schemin 'em up

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    Yeah he'll make a sweet corner or FS. Don't change his position until after the first year....
     
  14. Blaza

    Blaza In Arsene Wenger I Trust

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    Why, what does that do? I'm guessing its just to see what attributes naturally progress for him?
     
  15. Hellisan

    Hellisan Schemin 'em up

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    It just seems that if you move him there right away... he takes a huge AWR hit then gets no improvement that offseason (of course as a new recruit..) then during the NEXT offseason gets a very minor AWR boost just like most players get during improvement.

    If you redshirt him (or not!... play him at CB as a SS...) then move him to CB... he takes a huge AWR hit but then has a HUGE awr increase in training as a reaction to the position change. This is what I did with Joe Forte, and it worked really well.... with the move to FS. If i didn't have so many corners, he would have been a CB.

    Basically i think with Forte after redshirting... I moved him, his AWR dropped from mid 70's to mid 60's... then in improvement his AWR jumped by like +7 or +8 so he still has good AWR which most position changes won't have if you do it right away.
     
  16. Blaza

    Blaza In Arsene Wenger I Trust

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    Damn you and your trial-and-error prowess! I probably never would've paid attention to something like that.

    Thanks for the tip brotha.
     
  17. Colemanchu

    Colemanchu GOAT SPLITTER

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    Finally I got something good out of a topic that JMS started! Thanks Helli.
     
  18. Hellisan

    Hellisan Schemin 'em up

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    LOL! Well that's not like... guaranteed info it's just "what I think"
     
  19. jfosh

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    Some players dont take as big of awareness hits as others. I think it depends more on the player than the order that you move them or redshirt them.
     
  20. Hellisan

    Hellisan Schemin 'em up

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    If I can get off work at a decent time today I'm going to waste some time tonight looking at this... :D
     

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