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Old 07-30-2014, 10:02 PM   #1
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Question Blake McClain

I was looking at the players on our DE and I noticed that we don't have any "highly rated" DEs on the depth chart. I know recruiting rankings are often screwy where some of the top players in CFB weren't "highly rated" by the recruiting services and we have some highly rated recruits that struggle to even see the field in their CFB career. Then notice this 3 start DE Blake McClain. I haven't heard much at all about this kid, but I did notice he has offers from Auburn, FSU, and the greatest recruiter to ever exist in this solar system of 8 planets (9 planets if you live Dabo land). That's says a lot to me. Anyone know anything about this kid? Dark horse candidate to make some noise as a true frosh?
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:04 PM   #2
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He got injured and will R/S, I believe.
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:35 PM   #3
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Likely candidate to move inside to DT. Especially with the ridiculous amount of talent at DE coming in next year.
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Yep, he got hurt and will likely RS.

The highly rated guys will be here next year at DE. Blackshear, Key, Lewis, Sawyer (hopefully, and Wideman (hopefully). Wideman will probably grow into a DT.

This year we are going to have to get by with English, Dixon, Harris, Johnson, and Cooper.
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6'3' and 280 lbs is a large high schooler. I would imagine a future DT.
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:14 AM   #6
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Roster right now has him listed at 265. But I agree, most likely moves inside as his career progresses.
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:17 AM   #7
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Gah I wanted Wideman to play this year but the cupboard will be loaded more in 2015 when he and the other studs we have are able to get in school. Please, Wideman and Sawyer get your school work up!
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I was looking at the players on our DE and I noticed that we don't have any "highly rated" DEs on the depth chart. I know recruiting rankings are often screwy where some of the top players in CFB weren't "highly rated" by the recruiting services and we have some highly rated recruits that struggle to even see the field in their CFB career. Then notice this 3 start DE Blake McClain. I haven't heard much at all about this kid, but I did notice he has offers from Auburn, FSU, and the greatest recruiter to ever exist in this solar system of 8 planets (9 planets if you live Dabo land). That's says a lot to me. Anyone know anything about this kid? Dark horse candidate to make some noise as a true frosh?
the interesting thing about him was he committed to Carolina without ever having visited.

Trivia question, what's his nickname.
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:52 AM   #9
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"Roy" - Let's see if anyone gets that reference...
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I was looking at the players on our DE and I noticed that we don't have any "highly rated" DEs on the depth chart. I know recruiting rankings are often screwy where some of the top players in CFB weren't "highly rated" by the recruiting services and we have some highly rated recruits that struggle to even see the field in their CFB career. Then notice this 3 start DE Blake McClain. I haven't heard much at all about this kid, but I did notice he has offers from Auburn, FSU, and the greatest recruiter to ever exist in this solar system of 8 planets (9 planets if you live Dabo land). That's says a lot to me. Anyone know anything about this kid? Dark horse candidate to make some noise as a true frosh?
umm Darius English was pretty highly rated as I recall
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I don't recall that, but maybe you should educate? He was a 3 star by rivals and the only other notable schools that offered him were MSU and Auburn before they became nationally relevant. Maybe you and I define "highly rated/touted" differently. I figure someone should at least be recruited by several top tier schools for them to be considered highly recruited.

Hopefully English put on some weight and will have a break out year, because USC really needs him to deliver.
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I don't recall that, but maybe you should educate? He was a 3 star by rivals and the only other notable schools that offered him were MSU and Auburn before they became nationally relevant. Maybe you and I define "highly rated/touted" differently. I figure someone should at least be recruited by several top tier schools for them to be considered highly recruited.

Hopefully English put on some weight and will have a break out year, because USC really needs him to deliver.
His composite rating on TBS was 4-star
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I don't recall that, but maybe you should educate? He was a 3 star by rivals and the only other notable schools that offered him were MSU and Auburn before they became nationally relevant. Maybe you and I define "highly rated/touted" differently. I figure someone should at least be recruited by several top tier schools for them to be considered highly recruited.

Hopefully English put on some weight and will have a break out year, because USC really needs him to deliver.

He was the Defensive player of the year in the State of Georgia and was very highly regarded. I saw him play in high school and he was a stud.
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I don't recall that, but maybe you should educate? He was a 3 star by rivals and the only other notable schools that offered him were MSU and Auburn before they became nationally relevant. Maybe you and I define "highly rated/touted" differently. I figure someone should at least be recruited by several top tier schools for them to be considered highly recruited.

Hopefully English put on some weight and will have a break out year, because USC really needs him to deliver.
He was a 1st team parade AA.
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