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CoverTwo 05-24-2014 02:24 AM

2016 - Chidi Okeke-Valentine
 
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uscGRAD04 06-23-2014 02:10 PM

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So this "kid" is a 4 star OL prospect and has never played a down of football. He's played basketball/soccer his whole life in Nigeria and someone said he should try out football. He had to search Youtube for football. He eventually ended up moving to America last year but not in time to take part in the season.

usc1 06-23-2014 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by uscGRAD04 (Post 4188924)
So this "kid" is a 4 star OL prospect and has never played a down of football. He's played basketball/soccer his whole life in Nigeria and someone said he should try out football. He had to search Youtube for football. He eventually ended up moving to America last year but not in time to take part in the season.

He's a man child. Doubt we have a shot here.

Cockypantherfan 06-23-2014 02:53 PM

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I'd like to see him play soccer.

sgacock 06-23-2014 03:12 PM

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Originally Posted by uscGRAD04 (Post 4188924)
So this "kid" is a 4 star OL prospect and has never played a down of football. He's played basketball/soccer his whole life in Nigeria and someone said he should try out football. He had to search Youtube for football. He eventually ended up moving to America last year but not in time to take part in the season.


If this is true, it is stupid.

I don't care how athletic you are, you can't excel at football without having more. This guy hasn't developed anything. He might be a great project, but he doesn't merit four stars if he has never played.

Does anyody wonder why coaches augh at star rankings.

usc1 06-23-2014 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by sgacock (Post 4188979)
If this is true, it is stupid.

I don't care how athletic you are, you can't excel at football without having more. This guy hasn't developed anything. He might be a great project, but he doesn't merit four stars if he has never played.

Does anyody wonder why coaches augh at star rankings.

He's been offered by Bama, FSU, LSU, Miami, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, US, etc...I'd say the coaches are perfectly alright with him being a 4 star.

uscGRAD04 06-23-2014 03:40 PM

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Let me clarify that he hasn't played in a game yet. He has practiced and worked out at camps.


donbgamecock 06-23-2014 03:51 PM

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Originally Posted by usc1 (Post 4188925)
He's a man child. Doubt we have a shot here.

I guess you're saying that because of where he is located because it sure cant be due to him having some affection for a specific college team.

sgacock 06-23-2014 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by usc1 (Post 4188990)
He's been offered by Bama, FSU, LSU, Miami, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, US, etc...I'd say the coaches are perfectly alright with him being a 4 star.

No. The coaches are perfectly alright with him being a project - but tht doen't make him a four star.

I don't kno why I'm arguing this, since I don't believe in the star system

usc1 06-23-2014 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by sgacock (Post 4189007)
No. The coaches are perfectly alright with him being a project - but tht doen't make him a four star.

I don't kno why I'm arguing this, since I don't believe in the star system


Coaches agree on his potential. Which is largely what the star system is all about.

He still has 2 more years to learn the game of football before he gets to the college level. But right now he has what many players his age doesn't have, size and athletic ability.


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