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Player: Dillon Bonnell

Hometown: Highlands Ranch, CO

Position: OT

Height: 6'4"

Weight: 275 lbs.

40 time: TBD

Visit Date: Spring Game

Scholarships: Arizona State, California, Colorado, Duke, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Northwestern, Oregon State, USF, Stanford, Syracuse, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Favorites: Arizona State, California, Colorado, Colorado State, Duke, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Northwestern, Oregon State, Stanford, Syracuse, Tennessee, USF, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

 

COMMITTED TO STANFORD

 

Rivals: :star:star:star

Scout: :star:star:star

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How can Colorado not offer these instate offensive linemen?

 

Are they that stacked on the O-line?

:dunno

A couple of years ago they took a ton of OL (Rivals shows 8 OL for 2007). They've had 3 or 4 the past few classes and their depth chart shows a bunch of Fr. and So. on the line so maybe they figure they can take a break this year, but you should really take 3 or 4 OL every year.

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How can Colorado not offer these instate offensive linemen?

 

Are they that stacked on the O-line?

 

Well, this...

 

16t1ls.jpg

 

...tends to impair judgment.

 

:laughpound

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How can Colorado not offer these instate offensive linemen?

 

Are they that stacked on the O-line?

 

Well, this...

 

16t1ls.jpg

 

...tends to impair judgment.

 

:laughpound

i love the dragonball z figs next to the bongs...a failure of a anime for a failure of a person.

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Not that 6'4" is small, but seems a little short compared to our recent line committs.

A bit but with over 20 offers, he has skill and a motor.

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You know with over 20 offers, obviously the coaches are seeing something that Rivals or Scout are not. Rated as a 3 Star, not bad at all, just seems that kids with this many offers are usually 4 or 5 stars. Wonder if he will get bumped up this year? Doesn't really matter to me, I feel confident in his ability and I am not a big star gazer per say, just seems a bit odd.

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wonder how this visit went

 

Teaser on scout

 

Premium Story Bonnell meets Pelini

 

This week, Dillon Bonnell from Highlands Ranch (Colo.) Thunderridge was able to see Nebraska…twice. The big offensive lineman had some alone time with his family on the campus, getting a chance to really get a feel for the school as a prospective student and again today when he met with the entire offensive staff. What were his thoughts on the visit?

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Thought this was the guy that was going to commit this weekend. According to LSHusker, maybe not??

 

Don't know much about this kid, him and the Moudy kid from DC come from powerhouse HSs here in the Denver Metro area. However these are extreme suburbs, aka urban sprawl. The Centennial league used to be the most competitive league in the state, (Cherry Creek, Mullen, Overland, Grandview, Smokey Hill and the Boulder Schools), but now the south metro schools are starting to dominate.

 

Thunderidge, Bonnell's school just moved up to 5A last year, and they did exceedingly well lasting far into the playoffs. Previously they won like 3 straight state titles in 4A. Thunderidge along with DC (Moudy's school) are pure running teams and they play each other. Both kids HCs are some of the top of the state, not coincidentally they live in some of the most affluent areas in the Denver Metro.

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Thought this was the guy that was going to commit this weekend. According to LSHusker, maybe not??

 

He might but it wont be any time soon.

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It might be August or September, or sometime after his season starts. So, patience is a virtue. How dare these young men keep us on hold like this?! Still, I think we have a very good shot -- he's visited several times. He must like what he sees/hears or he'd have moved on and never looked back.

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ya know it's cool to hear that someone has "inside info" and this guy or that guy is going to commit but I'm getting a little tired of someone sayin that and get my hopes up only to have them go to another school. I don't think it was anyone on here rather HI but still...can we just leave it at "its looking pretty good" or "we are in good position" instead of "this guy is 100% N"?

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Stanford is going to have one helluva 2010 class.

didn't see this one coming, thought he was ours oh well. but stanford is putting together something special. can't really argue with these kids, going to a school on the rise and get a world class education. hard to compete against.

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Stanford is becoming a thorn in our side. I believe Bo is targeting more good students and Harbaugh is going even more national with recruiting, thus we are competing for more guys.

 

 

So much for Bonnell's "lock" status.

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It might be August or September, or sometime after his season starts. So, patience is a virtue. How dare these young men keep us on hold like this?! Still, I think we have a very good shot -- he's visited several times. He must like what he sees/hears or he'd have moved on and never looked back.

 

Well, so much for THAT theory! Still a long way till Feb, though.

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goes to show that what these recruiting services tell you is not certain...Rivals and Scout offer hunches and gut feelings, but even they themselves aren't sure. I remember a Rivals article saying how Bonnell was pretty much a lock for Nebraska, especially after he visited us a second time. guess they were wrong

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DILLON BONNELL, OL, 6-4, 285, 5, HIGHLANDS RANCH (THUNDERRIDGE), COLORADO

 

Dillon Bonnell committed to Stanford. Dillon had several other schools to consider who made offers Syracuse, Tennesse, Nebraska, California, Colorado, Washington and others. Dillion make unofficial visits to Nebraska and California.

 

Stanford Had Everything

 

“I thought it (Stanford) was a great school. They offered everything athletically and academically that I was looking for. I thought they (Stanford) were really on the rise and really making great strides and giving every opportunity to their athletes. There is no other school that rivals Stanford academically.” Bonnell said

Stanford’s Professors Sealed The Deal

 

“I really enjoyed talking with the professors their how they prepare you to do the best academically. I thought that really stood out and just the way coaches are turning everything around and make Stanford again one of the best football programs in the country. I also liked the area kind of reminds me where I’m like now” Bonnell said

 

“They (Stanford Coaches) were very excited to have me and their class is shaping up to be great and the future at Stanford is looking very bright.” Bonnell said

 

Promising Things At Stanford

 

“Stanford has a very broad spectra of players that they are recruiting. Looking at the commits for the 2010 class they are from everywhere. They are really extending the horizon and it will make an impact in the PAC 10 and BCS.” Bonnell said

 

“I thought their (California) campus was great. When I met with the coaches they are really do great things to better the facilities and make them a power but Stanford was a better fit. I thought the connection with the coaches was better.” Bonnell said

 

Nebraska Was Amazing

 

“I really like their (Nebraska) school their football facilities was amazing. I’ve never seen football facilities like that and I just thought Stanford offered just a little bit more.” Bonnell said

 

“Nebraska has two weight rooms, two places to eat, huge academic facilities but facilities don’t win games it’s what you put into it. They do have great facilities at Stanford and I really feel it’s what you make of it. At Stanford I can do everything possible.” Bonnell added

 

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DILLON BONNELL, OL, 6-4, 285, 5, HIGHLANDS RANCH (THUNDERRIDGE), COLORADO

 

Dillon Bonnell committed to Stanford. Dillon had several other schools to consider who made offers Syracuse, Tennesse, Nebraska, California, Colorado, Washington and others. Dillion make unofficial visits to Nebraska and California.

 

Stanford Had Everything

 

“I thought it (Stanford) was a great school. They offered everything athletically and academically that I was looking for. I thought they (Stanford) were really on the rise and really making great strides and giving every opportunity to their athletes. There is no other school that rivals Stanford academically.” Bonnell said

Stanford’s Professors Sealed The Deal

 

“I really enjoyed talking with the professors their how they prepare you to do the best academically. I thought that really stood out and just the way coaches are turning everything around and make Stanford again one of the best football programs in the country. I also liked the area kind of reminds me where I’m like now” Bonnell said

 

“They (Stanford Coaches) were very excited to have me and their class is shaping up to be great and the future at Stanford is looking very bright.” Bonnell said

 

Promising Things At Stanford

 

“Stanford has a very broad spectra of players that they are recruiting. Looking at the commits for the 2010 class they are from everywhere. They are really extending the horizon and it will make an impact in the PAC 10 and BCS.” Bonnell said

 

“I thought their (California) campus was great. When I met with the coaches they are really do great things to better the facilities and make them a power but Stanford was a better fit. I thought the connection with the coaches was better.” Bonnell said

 

Nebraska Was Amazing

“I really like their (Nebraska) school their football facilities was amazing. I’ve never seen football facilities like that and I just thought Stanford offered just a little bit more.” Bonnell said

 

“Nebraska has two weight rooms, two places to eat, huge academic facilities but facilities don’t win games it’s what you put into it. They do have great facilities at Stanford and I really feel it’s what you make of it. At Stanford I can do everything possible.” Bonnell added

 

HuskerJournal Link

 

 

And Stanford wins games? I mean, I understand if its the academics that sold him, hell, given the choice for academics I'd choose Stanford over NU.. Stanford just has that mystique to it.. John Baylor said the hardest part about Stanford is getting in though.. but still, it just looks impressive...

 

But the facilities comparison I don't get?

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DILLON BONNELL, OL, 6-4, 285, 5, HIGHLANDS RANCH (THUNDERRIDGE), COLORADO

 

Dillon Bonnell committed to Stanford. Dillon had several other schools to consider who made offers Syracuse, Tennesse, Nebraska, California, Colorado, Washington and others. Dillion make unofficial visits to Nebraska and California.

 

Stanford Had Everything

 

“I thought it (Stanford) was a great school. They offered everything athletically and academically that I was looking for. I thought they (Stanford) were really on the rise and really making great strides and giving every opportunity to their athletes. There is no other school that rivals Stanford academically.” Bonnell said

Stanford’s Professors Sealed The Deal

 

“I really enjoyed talking with the professors their how they prepare you to do the best academically. I thought that really stood out and just the way coaches are turning everything around and make Stanford again one of the best football programs in the country. I also liked the area kind of reminds me where I’m like now” Bonnell said

 

“They (Stanford Coaches) were very excited to have me and their class is shaping up to be great and the future at Stanford is looking very bright.” Bonnell said

 

Promising Things At Stanford

 

“Stanford has a very broad spectra of players that they are recruiting. Looking at the commits for the 2010 class they are from everywhere. They are really extending the horizon and it will make an impact in the PAC 10 and BCS.” Bonnell said

 

“I thought their (California) campus was great. When I met with the coaches they are really do great things to better the facilities and make them a power but Stanford was a better fit. I thought the connection with the coaches was better.” Bonnell said

 

Nebraska Was Amazing

“I really like their (Nebraska) school their football facilities was amazing. I’ve never seen football facilities like that and I just thought Stanford offered just a little bit more.” Bonnell said

 

“Nebraska has two weight rooms, two places to eat, huge academic facilities but facilities don’t win games it’s what you put into it. They do have great facilities at Stanford and I really feel it’s what you make of it. At Stanford I can do everything possible.” Bonnell added

 

HuskerJournal Link

 

 

And Stanford wins games? I mean, I understand if its the academics that sold him, hell, given the choice for academics I'd choose Stanford over NU.. Stanford just has that mystique to it.. John Baylor said the hardest part about Stanford is getting in though.. but still, it just looks impressive...

 

But the facilities comparison I don't get?

 

Ya, some of the worst grade-inflation is found at prestigious schools. Powerful parents don't drop big $$ so their kid can get C's. But the degrees from these schools do carry more weight.

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DILLON BONNELL, OL, 6-4, 285, 5, HIGHLANDS RANCH (THUNDERRIDGE), COLORADO

 

Dillon Bonnell committed to Stanford. Dillon had several other schools to consider who made offers Syracuse, Tennesse, Nebraska, California, Colorado, Washington and others. Dillion make unofficial visits to Nebraska and California.

 

Stanford Had Everything

 

“I thought it (Stanford) was a great school. They offered everything athletically and academically that I was looking for. I thought they (Stanford) were really on the rise and really making great strides and giving every opportunity to their athletes. There is no other school that rivals Stanford academically.” Bonnell said

Stanford’s Professors Sealed The Deal

 

“I really enjoyed talking with the professors their how they prepare you to do the best academically. I thought that really stood out and just the way coaches are turning everything around and make Stanford again one of the best football programs in the country. I also liked the area kind of reminds me where I’m like now” Bonnell said

 

“They (Stanford Coaches) were very excited to have me and their class is shaping up to be great and the future at Stanford is looking very bright.” Bonnell said

 

Promising Things At Stanford

 

“Stanford has a very broad spectra of players that they are recruiting. Looking at the commits for the 2010 class they are from everywhere. They are really extending the horizon and it will make an impact in the PAC 10 and BCS.” Bonnell said

 

“I thought their (California) campus was great. When I met with the coaches they are really do great things to better the facilities and make them a power but Stanford was a better fit. I thought the connection with the coaches was better.” Bonnell said

 

Nebraska Was Amazing

“I really like their (Nebraska) school their football facilities was amazing. I’ve never seen football facilities like that and I just thought Stanford offered just a little bit more.” Bonnell said

 

“Nebraska has two weight rooms, two places to eat, huge academic facilities but facilities don’t win games it’s what you put into it. They do have great facilities at Stanford and I really feel it’s what you make of it. At Stanford I can do everything possible.” Bonnell added

 

HuskerJournal Link

 

 

And Stanford wins games? I mean, I understand if its the academics that sold him, hell, given the choice for academics I'd choose Stanford over NU.. Stanford just has that mystique to it.. John Baylor said the hardest part about Stanford is getting in though.. but still, it just looks impressive...

 

But the facilities comparison I don't get?

 

Ya, some of the worst grade-inflation is found at prestigious schools. Powerful parents don't drop big $$ so their kid can get C's. But the degrees from these schools do carry more weight.

 

I had a prof one time who told a story about a class he taught at a prestigious school like Stanford. This was his first teaching gig as a grad student, and so he was trying to set he tone by being a hardass and giving kids the grades they deserved. Well one day he gets hauled into the department chair's office and told, "These are students at X (can't remember the name of the school). They won't be getting Cs and Ds." After that––wouldn't you know it––the grades began to look a whole lot better by the end of the semester.

 

It's anecdotal, but grade inflation definitely happens.

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