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Old 05-24-2014, 02:24 AM   #1
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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.
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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.
He's a man child. Doubt we have a shot here.
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I'd like to see him play soccer.
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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.

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

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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.
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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
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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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