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Old Dec 17, 2012, 12:21 PM   #7426
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Maybe his grades aren't as good as others?
Or they ran out of december enrollee spots.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 12:22 PM   #7427
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I would guess that CB and WR are the two positions where true freshmen most often play. We have two freshmen coming in the spring, and have three younger CB returning. If there is a position to take our chances on young guys, this would be it.
I agree. And based on the, just lack of offers, we were willing to plug other glaring holes before turning to CB.

I really actually like this base we have at CB. In 2 years when they are upper classmen this could be a standout group assuming we keep Dawson on board.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 12:24 PM   #7428
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Or they ran out of december enrollee spots.
Thats very possible, but Quhawks wondered if something was up here and i offered a suggestion.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 12:57 PM   #7429
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Thats very possible, but Quhawks wondered if something was up here and i offered a suggestion.
I did. I didn't mean it that way.

I'm pretty sure it's running out of slots available for early enrollers.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:30 PM   #7430
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Demetrious Cherry committed to Arizona St.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:50 PM   #7431
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DE Kyle Kragen to Cal....

http://rivals.yahoo.com/cal/football...-Kragen-138990
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:55 PM   #7432
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Uh oh ^
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:55 PM   #7433
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Uh oh...flippers already!
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:55 PM   #7434
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So do we try to sign another safety with the open scholarship?

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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:56 PM   #7435
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Uh oh...flippers already!
New coaching staff, great school, chance to stay out west...

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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:57 PM   #7436
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New coaching staff, great school, chance to stay out west...
Oh I don't blame him one bit.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:58 PM   #7437
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Lets go after Smithburg and see if he would like to flip. Im sure its unlikely but it would be worth a shot wouldnt it?
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 02:01 PM   #7438
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Lets go after Smithburg and see if he would like to flip. Im sure its unlikely but it would be worth a shot wouldnt it?
Thats what i think. If we had no room before, we do now.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 02:07 PM   #7439
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Thats what i think. If we had no room before, we do now.
It seems to be an ideal fit to play him next to his teammate in a somewhat familiar offense seems perfect and i sure hope we reach out to him and pursue hard.

But like i said idk how realistic it is.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 02:08 PM   #7440
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It seems to be an ideal fit to play him next to his teammate in a somewhat familiar offense seems perfect and i sure hope we reach out to him and pursue hard.

But like i said idk how realistic it is.
We should have let him visit if there was the chance of an open scholarship. Rodney Mathews committed to Fresno today, so it could also be difficult to reel him back in.

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Old Dec 17, 2012, 02:09 PM   #7441
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It seems to be an ideal fit to play him next to his teammate in a somewhat familiar offense seems perfect and i sure hope we reach out to him and pursue hard.

But like i said idk how realistic it is.

this is where Hinkhouse could really help us. From what is being said, we had no room for him. Does that mean he would have committed to us if we did? If thats the case, i think we have a decent chance of changing his mind.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 02:10 PM   #7442
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We should have let him visit if there was the chance of an open scholarship. Rodney Mathews committed to Fresno today, so it could also be difficult to reel him back in.
Do you think we attempt to go after Smithburg? Im sure you have a better understanding whether he would consider it.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 02:11 PM   #7443
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WTH... This is ridiculous
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 02:11 PM   #7444
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Do you think we attempt to go after Smithburg? Im sure you have a better understanding whether he would consider it.
I have no idea whatsoever. But I would think that in general it would be harder to recruit a kid who hasn't been to campus.

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Old Dec 17, 2012, 02:11 PM   #7445
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Ouch not good.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 02:11 PM   #7446
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WTH... This is ridiculous
This is normal in football.

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Old Dec 17, 2012, 02:14 PM   #7447
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WTH... This is ridiculous
Why? Happens all the time.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 02:14 PM   #7448
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We cant afford to lose our juco players. The are pretty much our only hope of being decent next year.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 02:16 PM   #7449
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Kragen is a lifelong Cal fan. Been going to games every Saturday there since middle school. Sounds like this is the one offer he was flipping for and he got it.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 02:43 PM   #7450
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We cant afford to lose our juco players. The are pretty much our only hope of being decent next year.
Yes. We have been flipped by 2 JUCOs now and JUCOs are absolutely vital to our success next year. Do we now try and make Smithburg flip to us?
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