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His top 5 are Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, and Tennessee according to Hawkeyereport.com back on March 16th. FWIW all of his top 5 schools are all recruiting him for RB. He also says that even though he has a top 5 that he's still open to all of the other schools recruiting him but wants to stay relatively close to home for college.

 

My guess... if he is as good as he is, coaches will give him the option to play RB if he wants. In fact, he'll probably be told that on his visit Monday, Monday is a spring practice day as well... my guess is that he'll get to watch practice and see how NU is going to use its RB's.

 

I think he'll come away impressed, thinking NU is a little better school than he originally thought. If he is a team player he should leave saying something similar to Ryan Klachko. He should also look at our RB position and realize Watson has said he wants to use a multi back system... with Helu leaving after this year and Heard coming in (hopefully) we're only gonna have 3 quality scholarship players when him and his class get here. Robinson and Burkhead will be Jr's at that time... meaning if he redshirts, he'll get a chance to start as soon as his RsFr year... if he is as good as professed.

 

OU and Texas take 4* and 5* RB's every year and they typically play 1-2 guys majority of snaps. If he is a team player he will see our system, see time to come in early, get some snaps and help the team out, he'll see the fundamentals he's gonna learn that the pros look for, he'll see a team that lacks the same type of depth that UT and OU have at that position, but a team that is also just as apt to win as National Championship in the future as UT or OU.

 

 

UT's RB Roster

Vondrell McGee Jr. :star :star :star :star 6.0, #56/Rivals100 2006

Foswhitt Whittaker So. :star :star :star :star 5.8

Jeremy Hills RsFr. :star :star :star :star #196/Rivals250 2008

Cody Johnson So. :star :star :star :star Rivals 250

Chris Whaley HsFr. :star :star :star :star #91/Rivals 100 2009

Tre' Newton RsFr :star :star :star #18 Running Back

Antwan Cobb Jr. :star :star :star 5.6

 

OU's RB Roster

Jermie Calhoun RsFr. :star :star :star :star :star 6.1 #2 RB in Country 2008

Demarco Murray Jr. :star :star :star :star 6.0 #35/Rivals 100

Brennan Clay HsFr. :star :star :star :star 5.9 #2 All Purpose Back in Country 2010

Roy Finch HsFr. :star :star :star :star 5.9 #4 All Purpose Back in Country 2010

Trey Millard HsFr. :star :star :star :star 5.8 FULLBACK

Jonathan Miller HsFr. :star :star :star :star 5.8 #30 Running Back in Country

Marshall Musil HsFr. :star :star :star 5.7 #49 Athlete in Country

Mossis Madu Jr. :star :star :star 5.6 #45 Athlete in Country

 

NU's RB Roster

Braylon Heard HsFr :star :star :star :star 5.9 #5 RB in Nation

Rex Burkhead So. :star :star :star :star 5.8 #9 All Purpose Back 2009

Collins Okafor So. :star :star :star 5.7 #27 RB in Nation

Roy Helu Sr. :star :star :star 5.5 #55 RB in the country

Dontrayevous Robinson So. :star :star :star 5.5 #69 RB in Nation

C.J. Zimmer RsFr. :star :star :star 5.5 FULLBACK

Lester Ward So. :star :star 5.4

Austin Jones Jr. NR Running back

Mike Hays Sr. NR FULLBACK

Tyler Legate So. NR FULLBACK

 

 

From these lists you can see that OU has 6 4-5* backs, UT has 5 4* backs, and NU has 2 4* backs.

 

If i'm a recruit and i'm lookin at programs with depth... i'd shy away from OU... stocked with young talent. I'd look at UT but then look at what they have done with their RB talent over the past 5-6 years and note that it's not done much. Then i'd look at NU and see what they are doing, how they could use some help, how i'd have a chance to play... It's clearly the best choice. :koolaid2:

 

Thats odd... I swear I just read this in the general recruiting area :dunno . Its like you posted it a second time and modified it for him... :dunno:sarcasm

 

... Or maybe I posted it for him and then thought, this is too good to be on this site... it needs to be on the homesite where more traffic will see it, and then copied it over. :sarcasm

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Thats odd... I swear I just read this in the general recruiting area :dunno . Its like you posted it a second time and modified it for him... :dunno:sarcasm

 

... Or maybe I posted it for him and then thought, this is too good to be on this site... it needs to be on the homesite where more traffic will see it, and then copied it over. :sarcasm

 

 

Touche, It is quite deserving of its own thread... perhaps we should give it its own area.

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girlknowsfootball running back breakdown

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I like it... MODS can we get gkf her own area to post her thoughts?

:LOLtartar

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Thats odd... I swear I just read this in the general recruiting area :dunno . Its like you posted it a second time and modified it for him... :dunno:sarcasm

 

... Or maybe I posted it for him and then thought, this is too good to be on this site... it needs to be on the homesite where more traffic will see it, and then copied it over. :sarcasm

 

 

Touche, It is quite deserving of its own thread... perhaps we should give it its own area.

Husker Football

Recruiting

girlknowsfootball running back breakdown

Other Sports

 

I like it... MODS can we get gkf her own area to post her thoughts?

:LOLtartar

 

Very funny Husker N' KC :cheers

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So is he in Lincoln today?

He is scheduled to be in Lincoln today with his coach and a teammate. :koolaid2:

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Just looked online and saw it was 75 in Lincoln today.. however, there were gusts of up to 27 mph. I hope that doesn't factor in.

I really hope he isn't afraid of a little wind.

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Well it sounds like we totally blew the visit, to be honest. Per Rivals he said he enjoyed all three visits and of the three our facilities stood out the most. But because of the time he came, he didn't get much chance to spend with the players or the coaches, which is an enormous disappointment. Sounds like he came away impressed with Iowa the most. We still have a chance to get him back on campus, but from the way it seems to have played out, we should have taken much more care with this opportunity, spring game week or not.

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Well it sounds like we totally blew the visit, to be honest. Per Rivals he said he enjoyed all three visits and of the three our facilities stood out the most. But because of the time he came, he didn't get much chance to spend with the players or the coaches, which is an enormous disappointment. Sounds like he came away impressed with Iowa the most. We still have a chance to get him back on campus, but from the way it seems to have played out, we should have taken much more care with this opportunity, spring game week or not.

 

I was a little disappointed but wouldn't say they totally blew-it. I think we're still in the race here. Need to get him in when he can spend some more time with the staff.

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Yeah, that's kinda what I got out of the article. I wouldn't say we blew it though. The timing was just rough. He didn't get nearly enough time at Nebraska - never really interacted much with the players and coaches.

 

The staff is busy as heck preparing for the spring game (only 2 practices left) and this was his last stop on a 3 visit trip.....it just happens. Like Husker_X said above, he says "all 3 school have a chance to get him back on campus, especially Iowa."

 

In the end, I looked at this trip as him just feeling us out anyway. We can get into the thick of his recruitment with the way our coaches consistently contact these kids. If we want him, the staff will put the effort into getting him back on campus.

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Yeah, that's kinda what I got out of the article. I wouldn't say we blew it though. The timing was just rough. He didn't get nearly enough time at Nebraska - never really interacted much with the players and coaches.

 

The staff is busy as heck preparing for the spring game (only 2 practices left) and this was his last stop on a 3 visit trip.....it just happens. Like Husker_X said above, he says "all 3 school have a chance to get him back on campus, especially Iowa."

 

In the end, I looked at this trip as him just feeling us out anyway. We can get into the thick of his recruitment with the way our coaches consistently contact these kids. If we want him, the staff will put the effort into getting him back on campus.

 

Are we looking at him as a RB or an athlete? He could fit as an LB or even S with his speed. Then again he is a huge (and hopefully durable) RB which would be nice.

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Yeah, that's kinda what I got out of the article. I wouldn't say we blew it though. The timing was just rough. He didn't get nearly enough time at Nebraska - never really interacted much with the players and coaches.

 

The staff is busy as heck preparing for the spring game (only 2 practices left) and this was his last stop on a 3 visit trip.....it just happens. Like Husker_X said above, he says "all 3 school have a chance to get him back on campus, especially Iowa."

 

In the end, I looked at this trip as him just feeling us out anyway. We can get into the thick of his recruitment with the way our coaches consistently contact these kids. If we want him, the staff will put the effort into getting him back on campus.

 

Are we looking at him as a RB or an athlete? He could fit as an LB or even S with his speed. Then again he is a huge (and hopefully durable) RB which would be nice.

He has his heart set on playing RB. Haven't heard what the coaches has said but you have to expect RB if that's what the kid wants to play.

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Believe that we are recruiting him as an athlete.

 

 

If we tell a kid with his size and speed who has his heart set on playing running back and is being recruited by much more productive offensively teams than the Big Red, that we are looking at him for linebacker or safety...fuggitaboutit.

 

It is a very long shot even if we were recruiting him at RB, at this point unless he waits late in the game to sign and we do develope a potent rushing game that is a part of a very good offense. Otherwise he's going somewhere else.

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