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Old May 11, 2018, 10:33 PM   #1401
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There were a lot of interesting quotes in there. It shows what many of us already know: we have the players' attention, now we need to win to keep it.
Also mean Shammond and Marcus won’t be making commitment decisions soon in my book
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Old May 12, 2018, 05:31 AM   #1402
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Everyone wants the NFL or the NBA. In high school they just don't realize how elite those leagues are. Miznoz had one player drafted. This is why you get an education. You live the best years of your life in college, then you move on to make something of yourself. But no one is going to draft you just because you think they should. You can have that as a goal, but history is full of athletes who bet the farm on it and lost.
I completely agree. But the majority of 16yr olds do not consider all of that. They have a 1 thing in mind.....ok maybe 2. If we start putting dudes in the NFL, Lovie will get a lot more credibility from top recruits
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Old May 12, 2018, 08:42 AM   #1403
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I completely agree. But the majority of 16yr olds do not consider all of that. They have a 1 thing in mind.....ok maybe 2. If we start putting dudes in the NFL, Lovie will get a lot more credibility from top recruits
I think the concern is that we won’t get a chance to see who lovie puts in the league. He needs a Great class and we probably will not be in position to qualify for a bowl game. Does shammonfld come here if we win 4? If not, do we lose ira Henry, jahleel, brock, etc.
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Old May 12, 2018, 09:28 AM   #1404
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Show improvement, be competitive.

"Lose big, lose small, win small, win big" I believe is how one former coach stated about rebuilds. We've lost big, hopefully we can win expected games, steal one or two wins not expected, and "lose small" in those expected blowouts.

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Old May 12, 2018, 06:42 PM   #1405
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What does everyone expect from this class? My goal right now is 12-15 Top 100 players, and so far we have 4
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Old May 12, 2018, 06:47 PM   #1406
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What does everyone expect from this class? My goal right now is 12-15 Top 100 players, and so far we have 4
Assuming you meant Top 1000. Top 100 would be a crazy lofty goal.

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Old May 12, 2018, 07:09 PM   #1407
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Assuming you meant Top 1000. Top 100 would be a crazy lofty goal.
Well I expect at least 100 top 100 players in this class so...
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Old May 12, 2018, 07:12 PM   #1408
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Not Illinois recruiting but still interesting nonetheless, Baylor recruit Kalon Barnes ran a 10.04 100 meter dash today at the Texas state championships. Set a national high school record. Word is he’s playing corner for them, but I would have that kid running go routes all day.
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Old May 12, 2018, 07:57 PM   #1409
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Not Illinois recruiting but still interesting nonetheless, Baylor recruit Kalon Barnes ran a 10.04 100 meter dash today at the Texas state championships. Set a national high school record. Word is he’s playing corner for them, but I would have that kid running go routes all day.
Dang! That's an Olympics qualifying time right there!

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Old May 12, 2018, 08:39 PM   #1410
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Dang! That's an Olympics qualifying time right there!
Yeah we have a need for speed bt my guess is that we need to be going after if a now because no one else will commit before him we have Jahleel we have Fabian heck I even think that with winning 4 we have Shammond (i predict 6) but we need to push other players to make the class greater because there are alit of really talented players still on our board but we only focus on those
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Old May 12, 2018, 08:44 PM   #1411
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Assuming you meant Top 1000. Top 100 would be a crazy lofty goal.
I have spoken
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Old May 12, 2018, 09:06 PM   #1412
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Yeah we have a need for speed bt my guess is that we need to be going after if a now because no one else will commit before him we have Jahleel we have Fabian heck I even think that with winning 4 we have Shammond (i predict 6) but we need to push other players to make the class greater because there are alit of really talented players still on our board but we only focus on those


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Old May 12, 2018, 10:12 PM   #1413
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Old May 13, 2018, 10:46 AM   #1414
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https://twitter.com/_MarcusW11/statu...81118291746819

Didn't make Marcus Washington's top 6. Not too surprising.
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Old May 13, 2018, 01:02 PM   #1415
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Not Illinois recruiting but still interesting nonetheless, Baylor recruit Kalon Barnes ran a 10.04 100 meter dash today at the Texas state championships. Set a national high school record. Word is he’s playing corner for them, but I would have that kid running go routes all day.
Maybe he can't catch.
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Old May 13, 2018, 02:30 PM   #1416
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Maybe he can't catch.
Fair point.

More interesting Texas track and field tidbits before I go, a junior girl from Mansfield won state with a triple jump of 45’5.75”. My best triple male triple jumper who barely missed qualifying for state went 45’4.25”. She would have placed in state on the boys side and her jump is just 5 feet behind the female world record. And she’s a junior.

When people talk about Texas having bunches of athletes, that is the type of stuff they’re talking about. As someone who coaches track and basketball the base level athlete I see around this state is insane. We gotta get as many kids as we can from here. (On the flip side this is also why I enjoy UT being bad at stuff, with a talent pool like this? And they wanna be loyal to the state school? Cmon)
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Old May 13, 2018, 05:59 PM   #1417
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Made Karen Williams Top 8, and Alex Hogan’s Top 7
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Old May 13, 2018, 09:00 PM   #1418
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Made Karen Williams Top 8, and Alex Hogan’s Top 7
Kyren*
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Old May 13, 2018, 10:18 PM   #1419
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Made Karen Williams Top 8, and Alex Hogan’s Top 7
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Kyren*

I thought I was in the ladies tennis thread for a moment
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Old May 14, 2018, 10:28 AM   #1420
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When people talk about Texas having bunches of athletes, that is the type of stuff they’re talking about. As someone who coaches track and basketball the base level athlete I see around this state is insane. We gotta get as many kids as we can from here. (On the flip side this is also why I enjoy UT being bad at stuff, with a talent pool like this? And they wanna be loyal to the state school? Cmon)
I lived in Martin County Florida many years ago (shortly after Cubit left the first time, he's back now). A good friend was dating the mother of the back up halfback who averaged like 8 yds/carry, he also ran in state finals in 100 m, his problem was the starting halfback was also in state finals. Now they both were 5'8" - 160 lb range so I don't think either played much after high school, but the speed and athleticism was quite impressive.
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Old May 14, 2018, 10:39 AM   #1421
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https://twitter.com/L5_2Fast/status/995769367181873154

Chicago Phillips squad visit, inclusing 2021 class Domic Bass. That dude is a STUD

https://247sports.com/player/dominic-bass-46051466
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Old May 14, 2018, 11:48 AM   #1422
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Made Karen Williams Top 8, and Alex Hogan’s Top 7
Williams also scheduled officials with Missouri, Notre Dame, and Michigan.
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Old May 14, 2018, 12:30 PM   #1423
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https://twitter.com/L5_2Fast/status/995769367181873154

Chicago Phillips squad visit, inclusing 2021 class Domic Bass. That dude is a STUD

https://247sports.com/player/dominic-bass-46051466
LOL. That's EXACTLY what I looked like at 13-14 years old.


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Old May 14, 2018, 12:34 PM   #1424
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LOL. That's EXACTLY what I looked like at 13-14 years old.


LOL them Greg Oden genes!
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Old May 14, 2018, 06:32 PM   #1425
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