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Offline Nan3cy

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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #465 on: August 11, 2013, 10:19:48 am »
The class of 2002 was ranked 18th? Wow - and Stanford's total record from 2005 through 2005 was , what, 15-29? (And for those who stayed five years, yikes, 16-40...) A lot of talent went to waste during those years, thanks to execrable coaching.  :'(

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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #466 on: August 11, 2013, 10:45:47 am »
The 2009 class should go down as the best in school history.

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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #467 on: August 11, 2013, 10:53:50 am »
The 2009 class should go down as the best in school history.

2009 class is awesome, particularly since so many decided to stay for their final year of eligibility.  I hope each of their succeeding classes contends for the greatest in history.  In recruiting terms, I think the best is yet to come.

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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #468 on: August 11, 2013, 12:01:00 pm »
The 2009 class should go down as the best in school history.

2009 class is awesome, particularly since so many decided to stay for their final year of eligibility.  I hope each of their succeeding classes contends for the greatest in history.  In recruiting terms, I think the best is yet to come.

If we have classes better than 09 then we'll be unstoppable like Miami in the 80s or Nebraska in the 90s

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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #469 on: August 11, 2013, 12:11:36 pm »
The class of 2002 was ranked 18th? Wow - and Stanford's total record from 2005 through 2005 was , what, 15-29? (And for those who stayed five years, yikes, 16-40...) A lot of talent went to waste during those years, thanks to execrable coaching.  :'(
The 2002 recruiting class had star power at the top: Trent Edwards and Julian Jenkins were 5-star guys. That probably boosted the rating of the class.

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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #470 on: August 11, 2013, 01:09:31 pm »
By the way, Stanford has had a linebacker in the SPARQ top ten in two consecutive years. (Kalambayi, 2013; Alfieri, 2014, assuming he comes.)

When they get to Stanford, they will immediately become slower.*

* http://blog.seattlepi.com/football/2011/08/14/richard-sherman-doug-baldwin-rep-stanford-in-the-nfl/

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Ten minutes of fun:Alfieri and Okereke
« Reply #471 on: August 11, 2013, 06:23:53 pm »
Yes, yes, I know these are highlight vids, but just in case I missed them posted elsewhere here,  a glimpse at what we hauled in on Saturday.   I was in the N.C. backwoods and missed all the fun.

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/762028/joey-alfieri  Love kid's motor.  Love even more the Duck fans figuring it was only the late offer that made him take the Stanford offer.  Who wouldn't want to join the Duck's police lineup or just hang around their new Death Star athletic facility?  Nice little Schadenfreude bonus.

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/167872/bobby-okereke   (Lots of unblocked or poorly blocked plays while he was on defense, but the offense TE highlights show his athleticism doesn't depend on pathetic opposing players.
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Re: Ten minutes of fun:Alfieri and Okereke
« Reply #472 on: August 11, 2013, 06:31:59 pm »
Love even more the Duck fans figuring it was only the late offer that made him take the Stanford offer. 

Most Duck fans I've read are talking about the late offer not to denigrate him but their coaching staff -- they've felt for a while, dating back to Kelly, that Oregon waits too long to offer obviously worthy players. In this case, you've got to agree: what, exactly, took them so long? Really athletic linebacker in your backyard? Nah, I don't want one of those.

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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #473 on: August 11, 2013, 07:23:44 pm »
We see this happen every year, and we benefit.  The big state school thinks the local kid will commit no matter what (Harrison Phillips), even trying to make them walk-on (Ben Gardner).
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And Tucker
« Reply #474 on: August 11, 2013, 09:43:28 pm »

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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #475 on: August 12, 2013, 03:00:48 am »
All three "Super Saturday" commits are underrated, IMO.

Tucker is underrated because he has played more LB than Safety in H.S. and projects as a college Safety.  Few guys have the quickness to react and get to a spot like him.  These are highlight videos, so we have no idea how consistent a tackler he is, but he does look good in the highlights.

Alfieri is underrated because his ranking doesn't translate to the speed, explosiveness, and athleticism demonstrated in his highlight package.  There are not many guys who can do what he does at any size, let alone 6-2 230.

Okereke is underrated because he plays for a high school that hasn't had a major college prospect for years, and because he hasn't played football very long; he's a bit raw and unrefined.  Yet he's clearly a very good athlete with a big frame and upside potential.

Alfieri should be a four star, IMO and is on Rivals, but not other services.  My guess is he will earn a 4th star by the time all is said and done.

Tucker should be a three star now, but if he were to play Safety in high school this season and show more ability in pass coverage, that could warrant a 4th star for him.

Okereke likely won't be ranked any higher just because he's seen as an athlete by the services, plays too many positions, and is so raw. 

From a pure potential standpoint, these guys are elite recruits, even if not rated as high as others.

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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #476 on: August 12, 2013, 04:50:20 am »
Ross Pierschbacher commits to Alabama
Nolan Kelleher commits to Florida

Now lets enjoy Jordan Perez owning both future SEC lineman

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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #477 on: August 12, 2013, 07:34:59 am »
Alfieri should be a four star, IMO and is on Rivals, but not other services.  My guess is he will earn a 4th star by the time all is said and done.

Alfieri's actually highest rated on 247, where they have him as a top 250 player. ESPN and Scout are the laggards on him.

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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #478 on: August 12, 2013, 08:36:57 am »
Alfieri should be a four star, IMO and is on Rivals, but not other services.  My guess is he will earn a 4th star by the time all is said and done.

Alfieri's actually highest rated on 247, where they have him as a top 250 player. ESPN and Scout are the laggards on him.
Scout have said he'll be a 4 star and in the top 300 on their next update of the ratings, whenever that may be.

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Re: Class of 2014
« Reply #479 on: August 15, 2013, 07:43:02 am »