2019 Recruiting - Football

Discussion in 'Recruiting' started by Badass, Jun 8, 2017.

  1. mchammer

    mchammer 2,500+ Posts

    By the way, the 6A finals video is posted on texags. One of my first thoughts was that it must have been Owens who finished second due to his size and unusual running gate. Recognizable because of the videos of earlier track meets posted here by JF and others. At the end, the video shows the scoreboard with the runners’ times for confirmation. We are basically getting Jamaal Charles talent playing at safety. Ronnie Lott, anyone?
     
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  2. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Well done young man
    Commit T.Owens was 2nd



    And here is the video - Owens looks good, esp given his size. They are side-by-side in middle lanes
     
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  3. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

     
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  4. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    JF,

    Thanks for posting the video. 10.13 is flying, but 10.13 with a horrible start is even faster.

    For those oldtimers, think he could have run it with Mule Frazier as starter? With Mule, half the field would have faulted and the winner would have been 11.13 if that.
     
  5. Pomspoms

    Pomspoms 500+ Posts

    Come on down we need ya!
     
  6. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Texas 247 says that if we are able to land Juwan Mitchell then it means we likely pass on Florida GT LB Kylan Johnson.
     
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    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

     
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  8. mchammer

    mchammer 2,500+ Posts

    Tweet no longer exists?
     
  9. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    The #1 JUCO ILB and just in time.
    Another former Mater Dei player (the one in Middletown, NJ - I think they were state champs). 247 lists him at 6'1,231 but Ive also seen 6'2,220. Has will have 4 years to play 3.


    Some quotes from Butler CC LBs coach Kyle Woodall

    “Juwan is a very instinctual player. He is able to diagnose plays very quickly just based on his instincts. He’s very athletic and is one of the more physical players that we have.”

    “Juwan is very naturally gifted. He has great speed, athletic ability, and understands the game. He loves the physical side of the game and has been a great asset to our defense. I think Juwan is just starting to tap into his potential and is only going to improve. With his natural ability, and being in a college weight room for a winter now, the sky is the limit for him.”

    Texas lands commitment from JUCO ILB Juwan Mitchell
     
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  10. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Some more om Mitchell from Wescott Eberts--

    " .... The coaching staff sold him on how much it needed help at linebacker.

    “They were just saying they need me a lot, need experienced linebackers. They’d have Joseph (Ossai), Jeffery (McCulloch), me, Dele (Adeoye) and Caleb (Johnson) ...... The loss of (Floyd) hurt a lot because he was expected to compete immediately, so they definitely need depth at the linebacker position.”

    With the addition of Mitchell, defensive coordinator Todd Orlando now has more flexibility to find the best fits at the inside linebacker positions.

    McCulloch, a rising senior, spent the spring at Rover and played well there, but he doesn’t have ideal speed for the position. While Johnson does, he’ll probably spend preseason camp acclimating to the increased level of competition. According to head coach Tom Herman and multiple players, Adeoye, a middle linebacker, put on too much muscle mass during his redshirt season and that weight gain impacted his movement ability.

    So where does that leave Mitchell? Listed at 6’1 and 235 pounds, he’s probably a middle linebacker based on high school testing numbers from back in 2016, when he ran a 4.81 40-yard dash and posted a 26.8-inch vertical leap. He’s likely a better athlete three years later, in part because he’s slimmed down while adding muscle mass, but his numbers are close enough to McCulloch’s testing numbers from high school that he doesn’t seem like an ideal fit at Rover.

    What makes Mitchell a possible early contributor at the Mac position is that he does have some sideline-to-sideline speed, but most importantly, he diagnoses and reacts to running plays extremely quickly — there are times when he gets such a good jump into the backfield that it looks like he knew what play was coming.

    There are also numerous bone-crunching hits, as there’s no question that Mitchell has the physical demeanor necessary for the position. He can sink and explode through his hits while driving his legs and wrapping to finish tackles with authority.

    He also had an interception last season, so he showed some ability to take effective coverage drops......"


    lots more (Incldg video) at the link What JUCO LB Juwan Mitchell means for Texas
     
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  11. X Misn Tx

    X Misn Tx 1,000+ Posts

    Mitchell is a GREAT get. This really excites me. They took care of business at a need position. Especially after the Floyd news. Good job team!
     
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  12. mchammer

    mchammer 2,500+ Posts

    Yes, gets at OL and LB after NSD. I guess we feel good at RB?
     
  13. Chop

    Chop 500+ Posts

    So looks like we've shored up the LB depth somewhat. Still not the depth we'd like, but we shouldn't be too critical. I'd say we've gone from thin as a Tokyo runway model to thin as a Freshman long-distance runner. Good work staff!
     
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  14. VYFan

    VYFan 2,500+ Posts

    So Owens' official time was 10.38 for second. I'll say again, he looks very rough as a runner, not natural at all (on a track), but that is blazing fast for a football player. His videos look great.
     
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  15. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Liquor Man

    Yeah, Owens took second, but I'd bet the farm on him if he and Boling strapped on pads and were put in the bull ring together.
     
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  16. VYFan

    VYFan 2,500+ Posts

    True. Plus, there wasn't much difference between them for the first 50 meters, and 99.9% of all running in football is 30 yards or less.
     
  17. X Misn Tx

    X Misn Tx 1,000+ Posts

    I'd like to see an LB try to guard Tyler if we snuck him in for a wheel route.
     
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  18. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Chris Steele to Oregon.
     
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  19. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    My reading of what happened at Florida is that it was not Steele but rather his roommate (Jones) who was the bad guy. And that Steele recognized almost immediately he was a bad guy (like in the first week they met) and tried to get away from him. But the Gator staff would not let him. In response, he did not just exit that program but the entire state, getting as far away as he could (Florida to Oregon). But maybe I read it wrong? I have to admit there are so many stories like this now it hard to keep them all straight.
     
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  20. I_Dont_Exist

    I_Dont_Exist 1,000+ Posts

    You read it correctly.
     
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  21. Austin_Bill

    Austin_Bill 500+ Posts

    On youtube there is a good interview with the Jesuit track coach and I must admit he has probably forgotten more about coaching speed than 99.9% of us will ever know. He basically said that the difference between Boling and the rest of the track guys is that while everyone else is running out of steam he just doesn't tire and that is why he looks like he is pulling away, actually he is just not getting tired.
     
  22. Pomspoms

    Pomspoms 500+ Posts

    Hmm, how do you get tired when it's only 100m?
     
  23. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Liquor Man

    When you are going balls to the wall, you get into an oxygen deficit very quickly.
     
  24. LonghornCatholic

    LonghornCatholic Romantic Catholic

    I got tired just reading this, so yeah, I agree.
     
  25. 22Horn

    22Horn 250+ Posts

    for most of us, the best response in our present physical condition, is to try it to see how we hold up for 100.....I know I would be shutting down much earlier than 100. In HS I ran 100, 220, and 440 relay and long (broad) jump in mid 60's.......different world today !!! 'fraid I would collapse...!
     
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  26. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    22,

    I was on the track back then too. I think I could step a hundred off as fast as I used to, but that time for a 100 yards back them would be my time for a hundred centimeters now.

    Just kidding, I doubt I could get up out of the blocks that fast, much less leave eggs or flip the blocks.
     
  27. Austin_Bill

    Austin_Bill 500+ Posts

    Here is the video of the Strake Jesuit Coach

     
  28. 22Horn

    22Horn 250+ Posts

    Very impressive!
     
  29. Run Pincher

    Run Pincher 500+ Posts

    The coach said it best, Mathew is just deccelerating less than everyone else. I wonder if some day he'll top Micheal Johnson's 200M record.
     
  30. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    OrangeBloods says LB Juwan Mitchell will be moved in by the end of May.
     
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