Sometimes in recruiting, the physical tools outweigh the skills that a prospect shows on the field. That is the case with Georgia commit Chauncey Manac. He is built like a player who is ready to play college football now, but his potential far outweighs what kind of player he is currently.
He could end up being a great one in the SEC East if he puts it all together while in Athens.
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Texas A&M might not have played very good defense the last couple of seasons, but I don’t think that is going to be a lasting trend the way they have recruited defensive studs the last few years. Mark Jackson is just the latest talented addition to their front seven.
The SEC is a line of scrimmage league and Jackson can make an impact behind the line with his awesome athleticism for the Aggies.
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If programs are looking for diamonds in the rough, American Samoa is not a bad place to look. Frederick Mauigoa has already started to shine through with his performance at Opening regionals in Hawaii and Oregon that eventually earned him an invite to The Opening finals next week.
As expected, he is raw, but the tools are there for him to be a good offensive lineman at the next level.
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The “Tight End U” label for Notre Dame has proven to be pretty accurate and the tradition at the position looks like it will continue with their latest commitment, 2017 tight end Brock Wright.
Wright is the top ranked tight end from the class right now and it’s easy to see why. He would be a top five tight end right now for the 2016 cycle and is a big time pickup for Notre Dame.
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True free safety prospects are hard to find in recruiting. That’s what makes Nigel Warrior such a special prospect. The Peachtree Ridge (Georgia) product shows the skills to be an excellent center fielder and that’s why he such a high priority recruit for the top programs in the SEC and other national powers.
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Naseir Upshur is a great example of not judging a book by his cover. I think he shows good ability as a receiver, but he really stands out as a blocker.
He gets after it and has the potential to be a complete tight end at the next level.
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Colorado seems to have a few blue chips come out of the state every year and this year the top player is defensive end Carlo Kemp.
He is a pretty good athlete at his size, but he is an even better football player and that’s why he has offers from Michigan and Notre Dame in addition to schools in the Pac-12.
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Nick Starkel is one of the many Elite 11 quarterbacks this year who isn’t exactly a high profile recruit. He didn’t have a boatload of offers before he committed to Oklahoma State back in April, but now he has the last laugh and is headed to Oregon for the Elite 11 finals.
He has some intriguing traits that should translate well to the Cowboys offense.
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Thank goodness that Google remembers previous searches because remembering how to properly spell the name Elysee Mbem-Bosse is not an easy task. It’s about as easy as a fullback trying to run iso at Mbem-Bosse. (It’s difficult.)
Mbem-Bosse is a throwback, physical inside linebacker that plays downhill. He has the tools to be an outstanding run defender at the next level.
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The top wide receiver prospects in the nation all seem to have one thing in common: they move differently than everybody else. They have a different level of speed and ability to cut that’s better than the players below them.
I see those uncommon traits that the top ranked receivers have in new Notre Dame commit Kevin Stepherson. I’m completely stumped as to why he is so underrated, but I have a feeling that won’t last forever. His commitment to Notre Dame will hopefully open up some eyes to him because there is a reason he had offers from schools like LSU and Florida as well. He’s a really good prospect and Notre Dame is getting a steal in my opinion.
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