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Offline larkinforever

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Re: Class of 2017
« Reply #900 on: January 09, 2017, 11:07:38 pm »
Any insight as to whether the plan is for him to play WR or CB?

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Re: Class of 2017
« Reply #901 on: January 10, 2017, 07:40:25 am »
I was thinking that since coaches are so restricted on what they can publicly say about recruits it will be interesting to hear Shaw's NSD presser, and see if he is referred to as a DB or WR

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Re: Class of 2017
« Reply #902 on: January 10, 2017, 08:12:29 am »
I can't imagine there will ever be a Shaw signing day presser with more intrigue than Feb 1. 

Aside from publicly announcing the class, given the Chryst injury situation, Costello and Mills, and what looks to be quite an OL logjam, including the top two OT prospects in the country in this class, Shaw is going to be providing some interesting insights.  Can't remember a year when a recruiting class seemed poised to have more influence over the coming season than this one.

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Re: Class of 2017
« Reply #903 on: January 10, 2017, 08:54:09 am »
Shaw is going to be providing some interesting insights.
You may be speaking tongue-in-cheek here, but I don't expect Shaw to say anything substantial about his expectations for next year. He will praise the new guys, say that some may play, and some will not, and who is who will shake out over the summer and early fall. And that is about it.

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Re: Class of 2017
« Reply #904 on: January 10, 2017, 09:41:57 am »
Remember that in 2012 we were waiting for Garnett, Murphy, and Peat to all announce on NSD.  Hard to beat that for signing day drama.

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Re: Class of 2017
« Reply #905 on: January 10, 2017, 09:49:53 am »
As far as Mills is concerned, Shaw will probably say he is a great prospect; we hope to redshirt him so he can familiarize himself with the playbook. However, given the fact that Chryst may not be available he will be the third string guy so we will have to get him ready to play.
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Re: Class of 2017
« Reply #906 on: January 10, 2017, 10:11:09 am »
The 2012 presser and following LOI reception may never be beat

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Re: Class of 2017
« Reply #907 on: January 10, 2017, 10:23:37 am »
Remember that in 2012 we were waiting for Garnett, Murphy, and Peat to all announce on NSD.  Hard to beat that for signing day drama.

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Agreed.  Shaw's ability to recruit and the future of the program was in doubt, not just by us fans, but also recruits themselves.  That was probably the reason for those top prospects not making final decisions.  It's an easier decision nowadays so I don't think we go to the wire nearly as often anymore.

This year, however, does provide plenty of drama with the urgent need for DL (Johnson and Wade-Pery) and LB (Warner).

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Re: Class of 2017
« Reply #908 on: January 10, 2017, 10:30:40 am »
I think the recruits liked the drama.  I get the sense that more players are committing earlier to us, but we are still looking at several players announcing on signing day (Wedington has stated he will.)

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Re: Class of 2017
« Reply #909 on: January 10, 2017, 03:04:58 pm »
I think the recruits liked the drama.  I get the sense that more players are committing earlier to us, but we are still looking at several players announcing on signing day (Wedington has stated he will.)

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And I have no problem with this. Let them have their days in the sun. Of course, if I were a high school principal, in addition to the athletes, I'd also include my top students on the dais, complete with hats from Stanford and the Ivies and have them make their selections also. Wouldn't that be fun?
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Re: Class of 2017
« Reply #910 on: January 10, 2017, 03:43:41 pm »
+1 for that, Hank
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Re: Class of 2017
« Reply #911 on: January 11, 2017, 09:59:12 pm »
Hey, this thread is back to the top!  Thanks admins.

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Re: Class of 2017
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Re: Class of 2017
« Reply #913 on: January 12, 2017, 07:15:17 pm »
Great story. Thanks for posting. It's heartwarming to see that kind of persistence pay off - also liked reading about the father-son strategizing and plan execution.

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Re: Class of 2017
« Reply #914 on: January 13, 2017, 09:14:39 am »
Have to like this tweet from Ryan Johnson:
https://twitter.com/ryanjohnson_50/status/819729091897094144