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Monomach 02-26-2013 02:07 AM

The 2017 Recruiting Thread (yeah, you read that right)
 
Nick Saban offered a scholarship to an eighth grader.

Bama claims the kid is 6'1" and 215 lbs. 34" vertical, 9' broad jump, 4.4 forty yard dash.

He plays running back and linebacker. He's bigger than the linemen blocking for him. The highlight video is hilarious and predictable. He just runs around doing things that would be done by any 6'1" person in a field full of people 6 inches shorter and 60 pounds lighter than him.


Don Vito 02-26-2013 08:59 AM

Does not compute.

Hopefully for the sake of the rest of the class of 2017 this kid is done growing. Something tells me that porbably is not the case.

JoeJoeBrown 02-26-2013 09:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Don Vito (Post 3283157)
Does not compute.

Hopefully for the sake of the rest of the class of 2017 this kid is done growing. Something tells me that porbably is not the case.

Yeah, who even knows what kind of player he will be in even 3 years?

It seems the early freaks often don't maintain that, they are just early developers.

Then there are the freaks that continue to be freaks throughout their lives. Those are the rare breeds like LeBron and Adrian Peterson.

Monomach 02-26-2013 10:24 AM

What bugs me the most is that I can watch all of the highlights and not have even a little bit of an inkling as to whether he's good. The competition is so tiny, weak, uncoordinated, and slow that it's basically videos of one guy running up and down an empty field. I'm old enough to be his grandfather, but it would look a lot like that if I were carrying the ball against those kids, too.

How did Saban figure out that the kid merited a scholarship offer? Is it based solely on him hitting puberty early?

MassNole 02-26-2013 10:34 AM

I get why a world class douche bag like Lane Kiffin does this, but :facepalm: at Nick Saban doing it.

JRTPlaya21 02-26-2013 10:35 AM

Well he did offer Tim Williams during his freshman year and some kid named Leonard Fournette so he seems to know what he's doing.

thisguy 02-26-2013 03:08 PM

Quote:

How did Saban figure out that the kid merited a scholarship offer? Is it based solely on him hitting puberty early?

Probably figured it based on the fact that Les Miles had already offered Dylan a year ago.

wicket 02-26-2013 03:18 PM

so the question is where he will grow into

CashmoneyDrew 02-26-2013 03:33 PM

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Originally Posted by MassNole (Post 3283284)
I get why a world class douche bag like Lane Kiffin does this, but :facepalm: at Nick Saban doing it.

Wait, you don't think Nick Saban is a world class douchebag as well?

MassNole 02-26-2013 03:34 PM

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Originally Posted by CashmoneyDrew (Post 3283690)
Wait, you don't think Nick Saban is a world class douchebag as well?

His douchebagness is backed up with titles, Kiffin's is backed up by nothing.

jrdrylie 02-26-2013 03:36 PM

The block at 2:11 is outstandingly hilarious.

SickwithIt1010 02-26-2013 04:09 PM

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Originally Posted by MassNole (Post 3283693)
His douchebagness is backed up with titles, Kiffin's is backed up by nothing.

Well David Sills is proving to be worth the scholarship offer and will likely be the top QB recruit in the country for the 2015 class so...whatever.

mqtirishfan 02-26-2013 04:10 PM

If the kid is motivated and a hard worker, and the current numbers are correct, I don't see the problem. It seems like the worst case scenario is he outgrows the RB position and turns into some sort of freak athlete at another position, because 6'1, 215 with a 4.4 forty is worthy of a scholarship for anyone, let alone an 8th grader.

Monomach 02-26-2013 08:00 PM

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Originally Posted by jrdrylie (Post 3283698)
The block at 2:11 is outstandingly hilarious.

I'm not even going to go back and look. You've got to be talking about that 4'6"-ish kid who goes end over end for 3 yards. Made me lol, too.

niel89 02-26-2013 08:10 PM

That video is just sad for the other teams. He is just head and shoulder (literally) above those kids. It's worth offering this kid with his physical numbers already. He might really grow into a freak and then Saban just looks smart for getting in early.

If this kid sucks later on, would anyone be surprised if Saban just weasels his way out of it?

SickwithIt1010 02-26-2013 11:05 PM

There is no shot in hell he is playing varsity teams in that film. Looks more like a freshman game than anything....and hes doing exactly what he should. But if he is 6'2" 205 and runnin 4.4 right now I have no doubt he will continue to get stronger and run faster, will be more a question of whether he continues to get taller and outgrows the RB position.

wicket 02-27-2013 01:48 PM

when i was a bit younger i was a fieldhockey coach and trainer and after practice we sometimes played a game where i played against the entire team i was training by myself (they were young kids) and this kids film kinda looks like that. like there is about 6 years of age difference

niel89 02-27-2013 11:46 PM

I bet this kid keeps growing and eventually ends up on the defensive side.

SickwithIt1010 02-28-2013 12:14 AM

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Originally Posted by niel89 (Post 3286293)
I bet this kid keeps growing and eventually ends up on the defensive side.

Or at receiver.

Monomach 02-28-2013 12:46 AM

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Originally Posted by SickwithIt1010 (Post 3284077)
There is no shot in hell he is playing varsity teams in that film.

lol. Those are middle school teams. Ages 10-13 or so.

Bert Macklin 02-28-2013 08:51 AM

LSU gave him an offer before Bama

Don Vito 02-28-2013 09:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Bert Macklin (Post 3286565)
LSU gave him an offer before Bama

Freeze offered him in Kindergarten. Actually gave full schollys to his entire class.

shipraider21 12-16-2013 10:11 PM

little early for this post huh?

georgiafan 01-15-2014 07:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MassNole (Post 3283284)
I get why a world class douche bag like Lane Kiffin does this, but :facepalm: at Nick Saban doing it.

Saw this thread for first time today read this and laughed


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