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'10 CO DT Lexington Smith (Signed to Northern Colorado)

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  1. Sexton Hardcastle

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    Denver East HS (Denver, CO)

    Ht: 6-foot-4
    Wt: 285 lbs
    40: 5.48

    Rivals rating: 2*; unranked strongside DE
    Scout rating: unrated; unranked OG
    ESPN rating: 1* - 63 grade; #41 OC
     
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    Re: '10 CO OG Lexington Smith

    Gonna be an interesting year in-state for offensive linemen. Seems like there are several guys that will get looks.
     
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    How long before the they give the nickname Steele? :lol:
     
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    Re: '10 CO OG Lexington Smith

    doesnt he want to play on the defensive side of the ball?
     
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    Re: '10 CO OG Lexington Smith

    He wants to play defense. But I have not heard where CU is recruiting him at.
     
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    ill take him no matter the circumstances. big, big kid.
     
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    He's the one the right. I caught part of an 8th grade game this weekend and he was there.
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    Re: '10 CO OG Lexington Smith

    Lexington Smith

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    Wow. He's a beast! Sign him up!!
     
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    FWIW I thought he was #10 at first.... In all seriousness, he will be a Buff if he gets an offer IMO
     
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    Thought I'd add this tidbit to his profile.

    He just played on the State Championship RUGBY team for East.

    I think this is Lex (in red far right) in an East game against the Glendale Raptors this spring.
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    Re: '10 CO OG Lexington Smith

    dude hes gonna give him the finger jab of doom there!
     
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    I think they ripped the poor guy's shirt off.
     
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    Re: '10 CO OG Lexington Smith

    is it just me or does the guy in white look like hes taking a ****?
     
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    Lex Smith is going to camp at CU next week.
     
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    Hopefully he tears it up and walks away with an offer....dudes a beast
     
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    Re: '10 CO OG Lexington Smith

    Rivals Premium article.
    Quarterbacks Highlight Final Nike Camp Stop

    Reports are Lex had a good day at the Nike Camp at CU today.
    Also good info on Danny Spond and Mister Jones from the camp, so we can now say officially that Smith and Jones have met.
     
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    We need to offer him asap imo.
     
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    Re: '10 CO OG Lexington Smith

    There's a premium update on Scout/Colorado High School (different than the CU site).

    http://hscolorado.scout.com/2/874430.html

    He says he isn't planning more camps - I think CU and the NIke combine may have been his last ones for the summer.
     
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    Re: '10 CO OG Lexington Smith

    Scout has Lexington at OG. Rivals has him at DE, and ESPN has him at OC.

    ESPN just recently posted his eval. Here it is.
    http://insider.espn.go.com/ncf/recr...ncf/recruiting/tracker/player?recruitId=98919
     
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    Re: '10 CO OG Lexington Smith

    The latter part of that quote makes him sound like a throwback to the Barnett era skill wise.

    Are we sure we need this caliber of player?

    Of course most don't seem to take in stock in the experts evaluations and maybe he has a big heart that will make up for his lack of ability.

    Me, I'd take a pass on him for now.
     
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    I'm glad he finally got some highlights out, but I can't tell a thing from those clips.
     
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    We know Lex was ranked #2 at CU's camp.

    I don't know that I put that much weight on some ESPN guy watching three or four plays from a highlight reel. I'm not going to agree or disagree with them, just saying I don't know that their evaluations are all that helpful. As Dave Plati said once, it can be some guy in his pajamas sitting around his parent's basement. There aren't any credentials given to tell us if the person who is evaluating knows what he is doing.
     
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    The big issue here for me is are these flaws correctable? Playing stiff is something I'm sure the staff can correct. But Lungbill seems convinced that Lexington just doesn't have the talent to play in the Big 12. I'm not a coach so I'm really not sure. But ESPN definitely isn't the last word when it comes to recruiting.
     
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    Everyone I've talked to (online or IRL) that follows Colorado high school football has said that Lex Smith is a player. Add in that he performed very well at the CU camp this summer and that Denver East has been putting out some good players for us. I think we find a scholarship for Lex, and he ends up being a good player at CU.

    As far as position, reports are that he's been focusing on cutting bad weight so he can bulk back up with good weight. I think he's eventually a DT for the Buffs (though he could be a strongside/34 DE).
     
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    The CU coaches have seen him in person, and maybe they'll follow his senior year. They should have a good idea at that point if he's the guy.

    I have seen a lot of East games when he was playing, but unless you are there to watch a specific player, it's hard at this point to recall one guy. Hildreth, Thornton and Jeff Hampton/Matt Judish (now @ CSU Pueblo) stood out, for example, during plays. And Michael Waddy and Lex Smith were notable for their size alone, but I can't give any insight on what kind of player Lex really is.
     
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    Sure, I see what you guys are saying.
    I just thought I'd be the foil here on this kid.

    I'm not really all that enamored with him as a top choice for next years class and I'd hate to see us start to settle for less automatically because Hawkins hasn't had much proof in the pudding yet. I want Hawkins to shoot for the moon wherever possible and practical.
     
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    I agree. If Collins wants to run the 3-4, he needs a big DT to clog up the middle of the line. Lexington seems like a project, but do we have time for one?
     
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    It seems weird to say, but we absolutely have time for projects at DT. Guys like Lex (and Sealii Epenesa or Foi Foi from Hawaii) would have time to develop at CU. With Nuckols greyshirting, our 2010 DT depth chart looks like this:

    Seniors - Eric Lawson
    Juinors - Eugene Goree; Curtis Cunningham
    Sophomores - Will Pericak; Nate Bonsu
    Freshmen - Ed Nuckols + 2010 recruits

    Barring attrition, no one we're bringing in at DT for this class has to be ready for a significant number of snaps until his RS Sophomore year. You'd definitely like to find guys who are ready to compete from day one, but with the new depth at CU it's not the end of the world if we bring in hard working, high character, good athletes that we need to develop for a couple/few years.
     

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