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’09 CO DE Nick Kasa

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by AlferdJasper, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    Nick Kasa
    Ht: 6-7 Wt: 235
    Position: DE
    Year: Class of 2009
    High School: Legacy HS
    (Broomfield, CO)

    Rivals rating: four stars, position rank #3 DE, Colorado #1
    Scout rating: five stars, position rank #4
    ESPN rating: four stars, national rank #17
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    Kasa decommits from FLA, Chooses CU
    http://colorado.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=900866
     
  2. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    Original thread was lost, but for posterity, this was cached at google:

    Boulder Buff
    07-01-2009, 02:10 AM

    How much does he play as a true freshman? Count me as one who thinks we're going to see him playing early and often. I think he is the wild card for the DL this year.

    14er
    07-01-2009, 02:18 AM

    I don't think we have much of a choice with PT. We need him to start right away. I hope he is ready.

    Junction
    07-01-2009, 02:20 AM

    How much does he play as a true freshman? Count me as one who thinks we're going to see him playing early and often. I think he is the wild card for the DL this year.

    I hope we don't see too much of him, because I think the weaker the rest of the DL looks the more we'll see Nick play. I am anxious to see him, and I think he'll be able to contribute this year if needed, but I'd love to see some of the older guys step up and keep him off the field.... :thumbsup:

    Hugegroove
    07-01-2009, 02:25 AM

    Maybe he plays in spot situations, but I don't see him sniffing the field as a starter.

    buffsyko
    07-01-2009, 02:40 AM

    Passing downs, unless obi or shields doesn't step up.

    AlferdJasper
    07-01-2009, 02:48 AM

    scout $ (http://colorado.scout.com/2/834615.html)

    Back in January, he was asked about early playing time. He sounded level-headed that the possibility to play early was there, but he expected to work hard and earn playing time when it happens.

    DallasBuff
    07-01-2009, 02:49 AM

    I don't think we have much of a choice with PT. We need him to start right away. I hope he is ready.
    Agreed...stick him in there early....valuable experience for 2010 and 2011....

    Bob Loblaw
    07-01-2009, 02:49 AM

    Passing downs, unless obi or shields doesn't step up.

    ding ding ding.

    valdezj
    07-01-2009, 05:40 AM

    Passing downs, unless obi or shields doesn't step up.
    :yeahthat:

    I really hope Obi and Herrod can have good seasons. I'd love to ease Kasa into the position. I've never been a fan of baptism by fire. Too risky imo.

    buffsyko
    07-01-2009, 05:42 AM

    :yeahthat:

    I really hope Obi and Herrod can have good seasons. I'd love to ease Kasa into the position. I've never been a fan of baptism by fire. Too risky imo.

    I agree, we've had too many freshman playing and it's hurt us. I'd like to see him get in on passing downs and ease into the position and get his technique and mind right.

    I'm pulling for obi and herrod Big time to do well, we need them.

    Boulder Buff
    07-01-2009, 05:45 AM

    I'm not too worried about Herrod stepping up. Obi on the other hand...

    buffsyko
    07-01-2009, 05:49 AM

    I'm not too worried about Herrod stepping up. Obi on the other hand...

    He's from SEC country,he will dominate :thumbsup:

    What i'm saying is, he was recruited by SEC schools so he must be awesome, that is what i'm saying Dallas Buff.

    Unleash Hell
    07-01-2009, 11:55 AM

    Nuckols will play as a true frosh as well

    SnowBuff
    07-01-2009, 12:22 PM

    Kasa will be the defensive version of Clark Evans. We will soon run a 1-6 defense since his sheer awesomeness will blind the opposing offensive linemen, allowing the linebackers to run free. However, that will be unnecessary because Kasa will sack the QB on every play.

    Seriously tho, he works hard and he will play situationally. I hope to hell the guys above him make him earn it@!

    sackman
    07-01-2009, 03:14 PM

    Ideally, he doesn't play a down because the guys we have at DL are playing well enough so that he's not needed.

    Realistically, I think he letters this year. I think the minimum requirement for lettering is 100 plays.

    A lot will also depend on what kind of players the coaches feel they have a good shot at recruiting.

    Highflyer
    07-01-2009, 05:04 PM

    I believe our D-line is going to surprise us, in a good way, this season similar to the DBs last year.

    I don't view Kasa getting significant PT as a bad thing. I view it as a "He's ready" thing, similar to Cunningham last season. No one can tell me it was a bad thing that Curtis played last year.

    Dorn09
    07-01-2009, 05:12 PM

    He will block at least 1 field goal this season

    Rraalph 3000
    07-01-2009, 06:45 PM

    I believe our D-line is going to surprise us, in a good way, this season similar to the DBs last year.

    I don't view Kasa getting significant PT as a bad thing. I view it as a "He's ready" thing, similar to Cunningham last season. No one can tell me it was a bad thing that Curtis played last year.

    Indeed...Curtis was a beast and did some really good things as a true Frosh

    I think Kasa has an even better opportunity to make a similar impact. We could definately use some speed on the outside that doesn't have to come from one of our LB's.

    SINKRATZ
    07-02-2009, 02:16 AM

    No way he redshirts. Part of the attraction for these blue chip kids is ealry playing time at CU - particularly at a position of need. Why do you think D-Scott played even after coming in out of shape last year?

    Boulder Buff
    07-31-2009, 09:40 PM

    Sounds like Kasa has been one of the more impressive young players in summer workouts. At 6'7"/260, he has the size to play right away as well. Should be fun to watch.

    rodrigo
    07-31-2009, 10:42 PM

    Sounds like Kasa has been one of the more impressive young players in summer workouts. At 6'7"/260, he has the size to play right away as well. Should be fun to watch.

    That. Reading what older players are saying it sounds as if he's ready to compete right now, regardless of what the others on the DL do.

    SnowBuff
    07-31-2009, 10:53 PM

    Sounds like Kasa has been one of the more impressive young players in summer workouts. At 6'7"/260, he has the size to play right away as well. Should be fun to watch.
    thank ****ing god. needed some good news this offseason.

    buffaholic
    07-31-2009, 11:19 PM

    starter by conference schedule unless Obi takes a solid step forward.

    dyemeduke
    07-31-2009, 11:27 PM

    I hope Obi and Herrod really take over the positions, but two members at the Big 12 Media days immediately named Kasa the most impressive newcomer. I say he plays a lot - not a starter, but about in-the-teens plays per game at least.

    sackman
    07-31-2009, 11:31 PM

    Both Obi and Herrod need to step up this year. It's time. It's their third year in the program and they should know what's going on. If a freshman comes in and outplays either of them, that doesn't speak well for them. They were both highly recruited players out of high school.

    4DemBuffs
    07-31-2009, 11:41 PM

    Both Obi and Herrod need to step up this year. It's time. It's their third year in the program and they should know what's going on. If a freshman comes in and outplays either of them, that doesn't speak well for them. They were both highly recruited players out of high school.

    obi is the guy i want to see breakout. am i correct in thinking he was initially a UGA commit? i believe he was and was a big deal for CU to get him. it would be nice if he could blow up the UGA line when they come to Boulder next year.

    Bob Loblaw
    07-31-2009, 11:49 PM

    obi is the guy i want to see breakout. am i correct in thinking he was initially a UGA commit? i believe he was and was a big deal for CU to get him. it would be nice if he could blow up the UGA line when they come to Boulder next year.

    he was a four star UGA commit and became a 5.5 three star commit for the buffs.

    Boulder Buff
    07-31-2009, 11:55 PM

    Both Obi and Herrod need to step up this year. It's time. It's their third year in the program and they should know what's going on. If a freshman comes in and outplays either of them, that doesn't speak well for them. They were both highly recruited players out of high school.

    While I agree Obi and Herrod need to step up (and it is actually Herrod's 4th year in the program), Kasa coming in and earning immediate playing time is a good thing. It adds depth. Our defensive line was worn out at the end of last season, we need a solid rotation to prevent that in 2009.

    SnowBuff
    08-01-2009, 12:51 AM

    While I agree Obi and Herrod need to step up (and it is actually Herrod's 4th year in the program), Kasa coming in and earning immediate playing time is a good thing. It adds depth. Our defensive line was worn out at the end of last season, we need a solid rotation to prevent that in 2009.
    :yeahthat:. No more constant 5 yard runs for fuskers plz. :bang:

    Buffnik
    08-01-2009, 01:17 AM

    Kasa dramatically upgrades our DE position. Our rotation there actually becomes respectable with him in the mix.

    4DemBuffs
    08-01-2009, 01:18 AM

    he was a four star UGA commit and became a 5.5 three star commit for the buffs.

    5.5 three star? :confused:

    CarolinaBuff
    08-01-2009, 01:55 AM

    5.5 three star? :confused:

    Maybe he's implying that his 40 speed "went down"?

    4DemBuffs
    08-01-2009, 02:03 AM

    Maybe he's implying that his 40 speed "went down"?

    dunno....

    jrod212
    08-01-2009, 02:16 AM

    rivals has star ratings and also number ratings. i think 6.0 is where 5 stars starts. 5.3-5.6 is 3 star range

    Buffnik
    08-01-2009, 02:17 AM

    5.5 refers to his "Rivals Rating". :smile:

    6.1 is a *****
    5.8-6.0 is a ****
    5.5-5.7 is a ***
    5.0-5.4 is a **
    4.9 is a *

    Explanation from the Rivals site:

    The ranking system ranks prospects on a numerical scale from 6.1-4.9.

    6.1 Franchise Player; considered one of the elite prospects in the country, generally among the nation's top 25 players overall; deemed to have excellent pro potential; high-major prospect

    6.0-5.8 All-American Candidate; high-major prospect; considered one of the nation's top 300 prospects; deemed to have pro potential and ability to make an impact on college team

    5.7-5.5 All-Region Selection; considered among the region's top prospects and among the top 750 or so prospects in the country; high-to-mid-major prospect; deemed to have pro potential and ability to make an impact on college team

    5.4-5.0 Division I prospect; considered a mid-major prospect; deemed to have limited pro potential but definite Division I prospect; may be more of a role player

    4.9 Sleeper; no Rivals.com expert knew much, if anything, about this player; a prospect that only a college coach really knew about

    Boulder Buff
    08-01-2009, 02:39 AM

    FWIW, the other young guy that has been mentioned is Deji Olatoye. So our highest rated and lowest rated guys in the class look like players. Go figure.
     
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    Looking back, it's telling that we were counting so much from a freshman. Especially at a position that rarely sees a true freshman play at a high level. Quite an adjustment going against 20+ year old BCS OTs versus 16 or 17 year old high school kids who probably won't play D1. Then the knee injury. Then the mono. But he still looked good when he played.

    After a year of training, a full spring and an extended fall camp, Kasa will be a different player as a Sophomore. He and West are going to be a great duo from last year's class and I'm very excited to watch them the next few years.
     
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    I still wish I could re-read the thread where allbuffers discovered that Kasa was decommitting from Florida and coming to CU. That must have been an energetic thread.
     
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    Blogspot (a little outdated, but this IS the archives, so no bitchin')
    http://nickkasa.blogspot.com/

    Quite a bit of statistics and history in there.
     
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    I'm really excited to see what Kasa can do this year. A full spring and fall to work out and get ready, no more injuries or sickness. The force is strong in this one.
     

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