Y2 Recruiting Trail

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  1. onaradio34

    onaradio34 Tryin not to show how little I know bout anything

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    WEEK 1 SIGNINGS

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    • :2stars:DE Steve Brown. JUCO Soph that uses his strength to bull his way into the backfield. Lacks ability to run down plays from the backside but will hold his gaps well.
    • :3stars:T Michael Upshaw. Overlooked because his small high school ran the wishbone but is an absolute beast opening holes. Shoddy in pass blocking technique but some coaching will change that.
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    • :3stars:DT Davin Holycross. Underwhelming athletically but his big frame (6'6") and combo of strength and blockshedding will get him on the field and clogging the middle.
    • :3stars:OLB Kevin Mansfield. Everything you want in a MLB only an OLB. If he can put on 3 pounds and get to 225, look for him to make the transition where his lack of speed won't be as evident.
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    • :2stars:CB Kory King. Not a bad athlete but average coverage skills will keep him on the bench for a few years. Reads plays well and could crack the starting lineup as an upperclassman.
    • :2stars:C Ryan Goddard. Needs work on his footwork, but other than that has great skills for a kid of his ranking. Future starter.
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    • :4stars:CB Chris Griffin. A pure cover corner with 4.38 speed and nice hands. Once he gets on the field, he should produce some turnovers. A- agility and good acceleration could get him some return duty as well.
    • :4stars:DT Robert Dotson. Can use a wide range of skills to get into the backfield. Possible future All Big-10 performer.
    • :2stars:P Jeremy Amos. Nice leg....moving on...
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    • :3stars:TE Craig Fuller. An all-around solid player that doesn't excel anywhere but has very few holes as well. Low understanding of run blocking footwork could be a concern in Stanford's offense.
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    • :4stars:LE Henry Thomas. Mauls undersized tackles on his way to disrupting offenses. Look for many sightings of this kid in opposing backfields.
    • :4stars:C Chad Hunter. One of the best athletes as an offensive lineman you will see. Gets on LB's in a heartbeat and should make ISO's a stable in the Trojan offense for years to come.
    • :4stars:ATH Martin Paris. 4.34 speed with acceleration and agility to match it. Should be a deadly change of pace back and an outstanding return man for the Trojans.
    • :4stars:T Tony Carlson. Has the fundamentals down and will contribute as early as the depth chart allows.
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    • :3stars:C David Weber. Solid player that would be served well by a RS and time to develop. Should be a starter by Jr or Sr.
    • :3stars:K Frank Jackson. #2 kicker in the nation with strong and pretty accurate leg.
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    • :4stars:CB Corey James. Excellent frame (6'3") and speed (4.30). Can jam receivers at the line and combo of heigth and vertical make deep balls his to grab.

     
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  2. redwings8831

    redwings8831 Walk On

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  3. onaradio34

    onaradio34 Tryin not to show how little I know bout anything

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    WEEK 2 SIGNINGS

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    • :3stars:HB Nate Wilkinson. Doesn't have great speed but rarely lets defenders get a good shot on him. Has a nice shiftiness about him to wiggle through holes and out of tackles.
    • :3stars:DT Shawn Brown. Strong kid that will mostly be used to clog the middle but will get into the backfield and make plays on occasion as well. A little bit more athleticism may have earned him another star.
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    • :3stars:OLB Jonathan Busch. His lack of speed and agility may limit him at OLB. At 226 lbs he could transition to the middle where his tackling and play recognition will be well suited. His 6'5" frame would shrink passing windows over the middle as well.
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    • :4stars:OLB Lorenzo Bell. The #1 player at his position has great speed and acceleration. Runs down ball carriers allover the field and is a solid tackler. Should excel in run support, pass rush and pass coverage. Could make immediate impact.
    • :4stars:TE Alex Scott. A little more development and he will cause a nice improvement in the Duck rushing attack. Can seal the edge for the fast Oregon HB's to get to the corner and into the open field.
    • :4stars:T Russell Brown. A solid blocker that won't get blown backwards. Nice understanding of the position and the fundamentals. Should be a multi-year starter.
     
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  4. onaradio34

    onaradio34 Tryin not to show how little I know bout anything

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    WEEK 3 SIGNINGS

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    • :1stars:CB David Martin. JUCO JR. A good athlete with nice speed. Has decent cover skills that could get him on the field but a RS could serve him well. Good find at the lower levels for Purdue.
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    • :4stars:T Ricky Hogan. Amazing acceleration and good fundamentals. Excels in run blocking but will hold his own protecting the QB as well. Should develop into a really solid player for the Trojans.
     
  5. onaradio34

    onaradio34 Tryin not to show how little I know bout anything

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    WEEK 4 SIGNINGS

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    • :3stars:CB Will Schneider. Decent enough athlete that plays his zone very well and has the hands of a WR and the play recognition of a safety. Needs development with his man-to-man skills but could be a turnover machine later in his career.
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    • :3stars:G Michael Cox. His lowest attribute is a C-. Seriously, look it up. HTF does Iowa continue to find these kids. Knowing Iowa, he will RS if possible before being plugged into the Iowa O-line rotation.
    • :4stars:WR Jason Smith. An outstanding route runner in the mold of former NY Giant Steve Smith. Should flourish in the slot before possibly moving to the outside when his potential has peaked. Waited on the Iowa offer for a few weeks and was about to name Utah his favorite. Damn you, Mike.
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    • :4stars:TE David Higdon. USC continues its quietly spectacular haul with the #1 TE. He isn't flashy but blocks really well and runs great routes. Should be a 3rd down and play-action nightmare for opposing defenses.
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    • :5stars:WR Scott Williamson. Another great route-runner except he has 4.34 speed to make CB's and S's respect the deep stuff. Really nice hands give him a great package of skills to see the field quickly.
     
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  6. H22APWRD94

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  7. onaradio34

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    WEEK 5 SIGNINGS

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    • :4stars:G Thomas Reese. Phenomenal athlete for an O-lineman. Great in pass protection but really excels at opening running lanes. Will pancake the daylights outta smaller D-lineman.
    • :3stars:G Pat Pittman. Another really good athlete with great overall blocking skills. Fundamentals are behind Reese's but as the lower ranked guy in USC's stellar O-line haul, he should be able to RS and develop.
     
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  8. onaradio34

    onaradio34 Tryin not to show how little I know bout anything

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    There will be no Week 6 signings due to no Weekly Update being generated. Can't tell who signed where without it.
     
  9. onaradio34

    onaradio34 Tryin not to show how little I know bout anything

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    WEEK 7 SIGNINGS

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    • :3stars:CB Franklin Copeland. Underwhelming in his athleticism but does have some skills to build on. Will RS and develop for a few years before seeing the field.
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    • :1stars:FB Cody Bryan. A bruising FB that will get some tough yards for Iowa and open some holes in the run game. Gets confused in pass protection but everything else looks very good.
    • :4stars:OLB Eric Roberson. Really nice acceleration and play recognition will get him to the ball quick. Solid tackler that is very reliable in pass coverage as well.
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    • :3stars:OLB David Simon. Strong kid that will fill rushing lanes but struggles in pass coverage. Hopefully the Minn depth chart allows him to RS and hone his skills a little.
    • :3stars:TE Nick Banks. Nice hands and solid route runner. His footwork is shoddy right now but overall blocking skill is pretty good. Would like to see him hang on to more balls after the hit.
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    • :2stars:K Tony Rawlins. A strong leg that spays the ball everywhere. FG's may be an adventure until he has some time to improve.
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    • :4stars:SS Philip Smith. Solid in coverage and his a very reliable tackler. Amazing vertical and if he gets his hands on it, its his.
    • :4stars:WR Carl "Cosmo" Kramer. Lightning quick and runs routes his routes very precise. Solid hands but would like to see him be more elusive in the open field with the ball in his hands.
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    • :4stars:DT A.J. Bell. Uses his leverage and strength to hold his gap and take up blockers. May not fill the stat sheet himself but will free up LB's and other defenders.
    • :4stars:QB John Elliott. 4.46 speed and extremely elusive. Has a strong arm but it's his feet that will be so dangerous in the Oregon attack.
     
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  10. onaradio34

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    WEEK 8 SIGNINGS

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    • :3stars:DT Michael Newell. Decent strength and acceleration but needs a lot of work on the fundamentals. Can hopefully get a RS and have a least a year of development before seeing the field.
    • :3stars:CB Terry Fuller. Really nice man coverage skills and can separate the ball with his hits. Should keep runs from getting to the sideline and is a nice tackler in the open field.
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    • :4stars:QB Jeff Dailey. The #1 QB in the nation has the Wolverines excited. Extremely elusive and agile with a really nice arm and mechanics to go with it. His awareness was the only thing keeping him from a 5th star.
    • :2stars:CB Danny Banks. JUCO Jr. Should come in a ready-made player for Michigan. A great athlete with some nice coverage skills.
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    • :4stars:ATH Eric Green. Good speed and decent receiving skills will put him at wideout for the Huskies. May not be ready to play his first year, but should be a solid player.
    • :4stars:DE Robert Whitmore. Plays much stronger than his 6'2" 199lb frame suggests. Nice acceleration and also an ever developing bag of moves to beat blocks.
    • :4stars:DE Tyler George. A typical run-stopping DE with the ability to hold up blockers and shed them at the last second.
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    • :5stars:WR Mike Crowell. Deep ball nightmare with his 6'5" frame and 4.34 speed. The scariest part may be his C+ hands and B+ route running. Look out Pac-12.
    • :3stars:MLB Joe Rawlins. Shakes off blocks well and has good enough speed but doesn't have much more than a beginner understanding of the position. Hopefully he can RS and really learn his position.
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    • :2stars:SS Tucker Mitchell. Underwhelming speed is holding him back from being a solid prospect. Understands the position and has a nice set of skills.
    • :2stars:DE Jeff Mullins. JUCO So. Likes to use a power game to get into the backfield. Nice vertical and 6'3" frame should help get a few swats at the line as well.
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    • :4stars:CB Cedric Horton. A little small at 5'9" but has very quick feet and some very nice cover skills. May miss a tackle here and there going for the big lick.
    • :4stars:FS Robby Mangum. Better athletically than most safeties and is solid across the board. If he could RS and extend his career, look out for him as an upperclassman.
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    • :5stars:ATH Jon Hawthorne. 4.32 speed for the #1 ranked ATH. The depth chart will decide whether he's a CB or FS. He has great play recognition and zone coverage skills that would make him a nice FS along with dependable hands. Poor tackling and B+ man coverage may push him to CB though.
    • :3stars:K Tyler Hill. Very accurate leg if not a little underpowered.
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    • :5stars:ATH A.J. Mackey. 4.34 speed with the acceleration and agility to match. Should end up a S with his play recog, tackling and hitting ability. Could contribute as a returner as well.
    • :3stars:OLB Russell Mitchell. JUCO So. Plays faster than his footspeed and rarely missed a tackle. Would like to see pass coverage improve a little.
     
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  11. BobJr

    BobJr To each their own

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