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As a donor to universities, primarily Illinois, and including Michigan. I have spoken with many, many Michigan fans, donors, and alumni. They understand why Peters is leaving and think we got a steal. Many wanted him to stay and thought he got the short end of the stick, but they also love Shea. Many believe that with him and the usc transfers (and rod), we will crush it on offense. Peters is legit
This made me decide to donate to scUM too. I'm a bigger person for it.

 
Anybody have info on this kid? All I can find is that he was a basketball player who started playing FB his Jr year. Theres an article saying he signed with Hutchinson CC back in February.
 
Anybody have info on this kid? All I can find is that he was a basketball player who started playing FB his Jr year. Theres an article saying he signed with Hutchinson CC back in February.
No info, but I remember someone, probably illini0440, saying that we had a Sydney Brown type of person that we were waiting on. So this secret commit with no info is probably the person.

For someone that started playing his Junior year, the film looks great. He exhibits flashes of brilliance (i.e., where he catches receivers from the far sideline). I think he could be a diamond with a high ceiling.
 
Anybody have info on this kid? All I can find is that he was a basketball player who started playing FB his Jr year. Theres an article saying he signed with Hutchinson CC back in February.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.pnj.com/amp/1840318002

Kid has only played football for a year but is a beast. He led conference with 7 picks. Watched some film and he is great at tackling too. His conference is no joke either. He’s also a all area in the high jump.

Seems like a steal to me.
 
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No info, but I remember someone, probably illini0440, saying that we had a Sydney Brown type of person that we were waiting on. So this secret commit with no info is probably the person.

For someone that started playing his Junior year, the film looks great. He exhibits flashes of brilliance (i.e., where he catches receivers from the far sideline). I think he could be a diamond with a high ceiling.
Wasn’t me lol I guess he was here this weekend and I didn’t even know about it.
 
Witherspoon has a lot of similarities to Finn Schirmer. Really liking this pickup, with each additional bit of info about him.
To lead a conference in a series of stats in 6A football in Florida is really impressive. This is a similar story to Sydney brown. Little game tape, mostly local recognition, but no shortage of competition or skill. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him worked into the rotation (even though we don’t seem to need him). I’m curious what he would get ranked.
 
Very impressive track numbers.
For high jump, yes. A lot of places that kinda height gets you advanced to state. For a division 1 football player, particularly a corner, I’d expect his 100 to be sub 11, and in all honesty under 10.8 (probably even 10.6) and his long jump to be 21+ (Probably 22+). Triple jump (my track coaching specialty) requires significantly more technique but if a D1 level athlete has it they should go 45+. I’ve literally had Jv athletes dominate these numbers. I actually posted them because outside high jump, they’re not what I’d expect. High jumpers can also be more “gallopy” than “twitchy” sometimes too.

Not at all saying I don’t trust the staff, just find the discrepancies in my expectations and actual numbers interesting.
 
For high jump, yes. A lot of places that kinda height gets you advanced to state. For a division 1 football player, particularly a corner, I’d expect his 100 to be sub 11, and in all honesty under 10.8 (probably even 10.6) and his long jump to be 21+ (Probably 22+). Triple jump (my track coaching specialty) requires significantly more technique but if a D1 level athlete has it they should go 45+. I’ve literally had Jv athletes dominate these numbers. I actually posted them because outside high jump, they’re not what I’d expect. High jumpers can also be more “gallopy” than “twitchy” sometimes too.

Not at all saying I don’t trust the staff, just find the discrepancies in my expectations and actual numbers interesting.
Good thing he is not trying out for track.
 
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For high jump, yes. A lot of places that kinda height gets you advanced to state. For a division 1 football player, particularly a corner, I’d expect his 100 to be sub 11, and in all honesty under 10.8 (probably even 10.6) and his long jump to be 21+ (Probably 22+). Triple jump (my track coaching specialty) requires significantly more technique but if a D1 level athlete has it they should go 45+. I’ve literally had Jv athletes dominate these numbers. I actually posted them because outside high jump, they’re not what I’d expect. High jumpers can also be more “gallopy” than “twitchy” sometimes too.

Not at all saying I don’t trust the staff, just find the discrepancies in my expectations and actual numbers interesting.
If you look at his full athletic profile and not just that PR screen print the high jump was the only individual event he regularly competed in. Had several results from 4x1 and 4x2 as well. The triple jump only results from his jr season and the long jump just as sparse so I’d guess he didn’t really compete in these
 
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Track is the one sport that measures and documents raw athleticism to find its victor.

I would have expected more raw athletics from a D1 athlete. That’s what I was saying.
All kidding aside, there are several factors that can shave time off 100 meters, Such as form in the blocks, or handoffs, running form, etc... which are not football relevant. I do agree with you that exceptional speed can lead to a higher ceiling, and there is, likely, more importantly, a speed threshold, where a certain 40 speed is necessary to succeed. But, I would argue that his gameplay supersedes his marginally qualified speed (those times aren’t slow and I wouldn’t put money on jumpers being great football players the way I’d put money on great 100 speed leading to football talent). Ultimately, with no high school experience, he came into Florida 6A football his junior year and senior year and dominated by the end. He was voted the best player in his district and didn’t have much tape. Any mvp in Florida big school football deserves power 5 offers. He was known for shutting down the top receiver on the opposing team in every game he played his senior year.

Most think this offer is a flier, the more I read, the more I don’t think it is. It is a signal of how hard the staff works st watching film and identifying talent and having ears on the ground in important states. Plus, they had to keep it a secret. This is phenomenal recruiting and the staff has consistently shown that they can uncover unknown gems and develop them into football players.

Now we need to see them win football games.
 

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Anybody have info on this kid? All I can find is that he was a basketball player who started playing FB his Jr year. Theres an article saying he signed with Hutchinson CC back in February.
I teach down here in Escambia County and saw two PF home games. I went to see some friends who I taught with before they transferred to teach at PF. Anyway, they had a good year and he stuck out as always being at or around the ball. A lot of hustle. Moves like Christian Morton imo.
 
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