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Didn't he ditch us last second for Tulare bc they told him he would be a 5'10 qb? Saw somewhere he was their starting cb this year.
Other way around. We ditched Monroe. We could've handled that whole situation better IMO. It was a tumultuous time so I will cut our staff some slack.
Oh dang I thought he said he wanted to play qb so went with Tulare. I do remember about hearing how our new coaches didn't really visit him when the new staff got put together and he was kinda ticked.
Yates must have really disliked our cb commits last year. They didn't really pursue Colin Blake or Darion Monroe very hard. I thought Monroe was worth keeping. I think they gave him the option to stay but didn't push and he chose tulane. I remember Floyd giving him a bunch of crap on twitter about the average tulane attendance being like 300 people.
He made all conference USA fish team. He had a good season at corner
Any Devante Bourque sightings?
Didn't he quit the Tennessee team?
He played safety for them.
This post was edited by TexasForever 16 months ago
yeah, safety, my bad.
davante is at pearl river community college in mississippi
This post was edited by circa87 16 months ago
Pretty sure he went to Tulane because he had a kid and wanted to stay home.
Where did Blake end up?
"Failure is my greatest fear. Yours is probably heights or spiders or some silly shit."
And judging by the corners we've got committed or are hotly pursuing, I'm thinking Yates knew what he was talking about.
Despite Tulane being really crappy, Darion had a great year for them:
"Monroe is another native New Orleanian who prepped at nearby East St. John High School. As a true freshman, he started all 12 games, leading the team with 96 tackles and fumble recoveries (3) while adding 2.5 tackles for loss on defense and returning three punts for 63 yards on special teams. He tied for the C-USA lead in fumble recoveries per game (0.25) and tied for 13th in tackles per game (8.0). Monroe had five double-digit tackle outings with a career-best 13 vs. SMU; 12 vs. Ole Miss and Houston; 10 at UTEP and vs. Rice. He recorded nine stops and a pair of fumble recoveries - including one returned 54 yards for a touchdown -at Memphis."
we could have used another DB or two who knew how to tackle this year.
This post was edited by thaeutychus 16 months ago
Actually, we have no idea if Yates is pursuing the right guys. None of them are on campus yet. Who's to say Blake and Monroe aren't good? Both were highly rated, and Blake had some pretty damn good offers.
colin blake ended up at fsu. he was going to redshirt but had season ending surgery before the season even started.
The new staff kindof ignored him when they first got hired. Then, no coaches came and sat with his family at dinner when they were in College Station for his official. Next, new staff added DeVante Harris to the class.. Finally, for the in-home visit, they said it was really awkward and Yates did not connect with his family at all. Todd Graham had just been hired at ASU and they said his in-home was so much better and he connected so much better with the family, but the kid ended up signing with Tulane presumably to stay close to his family - there were no reports that I remember indicating that Tulane was going to put him on offense. It's kind of bizarre considering the options he had and TULANE, but maybe he did have a kid in NOLA or maybe he was just feeling sorry for himself because he didn't receive enough love from A&M's new staff. Also, he had about 5 teammates from his GridIron Kings championship 7 on 7 team going to A&M, but Corey and Bralon were bolting and the connection was falling off. His offer was not pulled by A&M though.
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