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Old 10-09-2013, 05:25 PM   #11
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LOL, sure. Like Vandy, NW, Pitt, Kentucky, Cincy etc, etc, we're looking for starters and FSU, Oregon, OK, USC, Mich, ND, OSU etc, etc, etc are offering 3 stars for their practice squads.

Take for example Westphal - clearly, he knows this. No kid who thinks he can compete and play at ND, Mich or OSU would narrow their top 3 down to MSU, Vandy and NW.

good effort though.
You're delusional. Westphal is a top 10 CB in the nation, he can play virtually where ever he wants. There are 4 and 5 star guys who couldn't start at MSU, especially on defense, as a matter of fact Lawrence Thomas is a 5 star guy who won't start this year even when he gets healthy. Sure am glad they play the games on the field and not on the recruiting sites.

Some of Bama's best players the last run have been 3 star guys, even a couple 2 star guys. Terrence Cody, Marcel Dareus, Brad Smelly, Marquis Maze, etc etc. All 3 stars. There is less of a difference between the top 50 players and the top 800 players than ever and teams know it.



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Old 10-09-2013, 05:27 PM   #12
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LOL, sure. Like Vandy, NW, Pitt, Kentucky, Cincy etc, etc, we're looking for starters and FSU, Oregon, OK, USC, Mich, ND, OSU etc, etc, etc are offering 3 stars for their practice squads.

Take for example Westphal - clearly, he knows this. No kid who thinks he can compete and play at ND, Mich or OSU would narrow their top 3 down to MSU, Vandy and NW.

good effort though.
Idk about ND or OSU but Michigan stopped recruiting him because they're full at corner. Doesn't change a thing about his talent just thought it was worth mentioning.
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Old 10-09-2013, 05:37 PM   #13
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Idk about ND or OSU but Michigan stopped recruiting him because they're full at corner. Doesn't change a thing about his talent just thought it was worth mentioning.
Yeah, besides Peppers, they took a low 3 star guy, they would have loved to have Westphal over Watson, Westphal just went another way. Westphal is rated about 50 spots higher just at their position.

What's more important than the services ranking though, is that our staff really likes him. The staff that has DBs starring despite being measly 2 stars. Bet there's 110 coaches in America that would love to have 2 star Trae Waynes locking down one of their corner spots at 6-1 and running a 4.32.

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Old 10-09-2013, 06:34 PM   #14
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Yeah, besides Peppers, they took a low 3 star guy, they would have loved to have Westphal over Watson, Westphal just went another way. Westphal is rated about 50 spots higher just at their position.

What's more important than the services ranking though, is that our staff really likes him. The staff that has DBs starring despite being measly 2 stars. Bet there's 110 coaches in America that would love to have 2 star Trae Waynes locking down one of their corner spots at 6-1 and running a 4.32.
Watson has been outstanding this year. The reason both he and Canteen aren't rated higher is their school has like 30 students, online classes and only played 2 games last year. Its basically a football academy. They camped at Michigan, played outstanding and got offers. Not trying to turn this into a Michigan thread just trying to set the record straight.

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Old 10-11-2013, 11:44 AM   #15
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You're delusional. Westphal is a top 10 CB in the nation, he can play virtually where ever he wants. There are 4 and 5 star guys who couldn't start at MSU, especially on defense, as a matter of fact Lawrence Thomas is a 5 star guy who won't start this year even when he gets healthy. Sure am glad they play the games on the field and not on the recruiting sites.

Some of Bama's best players the last run have been 3 star guys, even a couple 2 star guys. Terrence Cody, Marcel Dareus, Brad Smelly, Marquis Maze, etc etc. All 3 stars. There is less of a difference between the top 50 players and the top 800 players than ever and teams know it.
You're comparing us to Bama and I'm the one that's delusional? that's the funniest thing I've heard in a long time. How do you explain our O-Line? QB situation? How's that diamond in the rough strategy working out at TB? WR? TE? You do realize we won 3 B1G games last year, right? Sure is a good thing they play the games on the field instead of the recruiting sites - we sure showed them with that 3-5 record in the worst FBS conference in the country!!! Woo hoo! And we look as bad this year. thank God the competition is mostly worse. We have a very good defense but they haven't played a good offense since 2011 when a lot of these kids were red-shirting or seeing limited time.

Lawrence Thomas isn't starting for 2 reasons - 1) the coaching staff has moved him from defense to offense and back to defense and 2) he's been injured and has barely practiced since they moved him back to the defense after practicing w/ the offense for a year. The line has looked great against the ZERO good running backs they've faced all year (looking fwd to you jumping up and down about how they shut down Weisman who padded his stats against Missouri State, Iowa St and Minnie) but they have gotten very little penetration and QB pressure this year. I think a healthy LT who wasn't misused would have no problem starting on this defensive line.

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Madre London is expected to commit to Michigan State next Monday. Probably the #3 RB on our board after Owens who is a commit and Jeff Jones who is committed to Minny. He's an absolute stud and his game film is ridiculous. Plays for one of the best teams in the nation, Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas, averaged over 8 yards a carry this season playing against some of the best high school teams in the country.

We like London a lot, Nebraska and Wisconsin were our primary competition for him, but he had offers from Florida State and several SEC schools also.
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:13 PM   #17
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RB Madre London has joined the 2014 class. The film on him is ridiculous playing against some of the best high school teams in the country. Beat out Florida State, Wisky, S Carolina, and Nebraska for him. He was the #1 RB on our board

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Old 12-04-2013, 08:52 PM   #18
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Tyson Smith committed tonight. That's 3 of the top 6 in the state for 2015. Michael Weber on commit watch too.

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Montez Sweat

3 star from GA, lots of d1 offers, Florida being the biggest
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Old 12-05-2013, 03:03 PM   #20
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Montez Sweat

3 star from GA, lots of d1 offers, Florida being the biggest
Sweat is for 2014, 6-6, 230 lb TE/DE who is also a star basketball player. Kid is supposed to be a great athlete.
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