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Still not committed. Short yardage back?
He was recently bumped up to a 94. Pretty good indication of where he is going...
I love this kid.... We can't have enough good DLs IMO
Would make a fine C, good motor for playing inside on the DL too.
agreed. i think he's an interesting, versatile prospect. ...but clearly he just got a a "best in the business" kind of bump.
I mean dont get me wrong i like the kid and think he is strong as an ox and could be very good, but I believe he was an unrated prospect for a while and then rated as an 86 or 88 for a while and then moved up and up to a 94. Even if the moves are reasonable and worthy of his talent, not one single A&M commit has moved up like that. maybe one or two points. Some were initially ranked pretty high but there are plenty of the mid-high three star rating that have the talent to be moved up. I know rating dont matter but it's a sign of perception and a quick glance can give an idea where the recruiting class stands.
Now don't get me wrong I don't think they are necessarily pumping up the tu class (necessarily being key word), but it is human nature that the more you focus on certain things (prospects in this case) and the more likely they are leaning towards a favorite school, you get excited and see the good things that player is doing, which might artificially inflate his projection even if it is subconsciously. On the other hand, look at some of our lower rated guys, you know who they are, that have been consistently performing at high levels, they rewatch their tape and are still concerned about a 40 time or seeing similar solid play as before and say meh, they look about the same as they were. Or you have an entire season where a pass wasn't completed to the defenders side of the field but some other factor didn't make it as impressive as it was.
I really like Billings and wish we had taken him. We evaluated him and Walker and took walker instead. At the time Walker was the much more highly recruited guy but this happens every year. The guys that wait to commit who are pretty solid players end up getting a bunch of offers as seniors because they're the best available player when all of the other top guys have committed and there's still a bunch of schools out there looking to fill scholarships. The recruiting sites see this and start bumping guys up because they're so highly recruited while the ones that committed early and stay under the radar don't get the late pub and are undervalued by the recruiting sites even though they were the ones rated more highly and offered earlier by the same schools now recruiting these other guys late in the game.
Rammi Hammad is another great example of this. He's a very solid interior OL prospect that we brought in to our first junior day and considered offering but ended up offering Aguilar and Gustoff instead. Now that all of the other OL are committed and Hammad is the best uncommitted guy out there texas, OU, tcu, Baylor etc are fighting over him and he gets a bump up to a 91. All of those schools recruited and offered Aguilar long before they went after Hammad.
Well said. Who knows how any of these guys will turn out, but the rise of the recruiting rankings is pretty predictable every year.
The kid playing LB at the 2:35 mark.... Geez, I just feel bad for him. I think the guy makes a heck of an interior lineman, he looks pretty good using his arms to keep himself free
I seriously sit here and laugh at his o-line footage. It's hilarious to watch him push those kids around like that.
until tu shows/proves that they can beat inferior teams, noone should get more than a 3 star.
the ou game.
We wiped ou's arse. tu got literally slobber knocked and will again next year.
how do they explain it?
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