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'10 TX S Zack Craig (Signed to Oklahoma State)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by Sexton Hardcastle, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. Sexton Hardcastle

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    Smithson Valley HS (Spring Branch, TX)

    Ht: 6-foot-2
    Wt: 175 lbs
    Forty: 4.4 secs
    Bench max: 225 pounds
    Squat max: 325 pounds
    Vertical: 31 inches
    GPA: 3.2
     
  2. Sexton Hardcastle

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    Re: '10 TX S Zack Craig

    http://www.utsatailgaters.com/Recruiting.html
     
  3. zbuff

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    Re: '10 TX S Zack Craig

    Why is this guy so anonymous? With his physical tools, he could be a great S or CB.
     
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    Re: '10 TX S Zack Craig

    Could be that he has the tools but hasn't put them to use on the field.

    More likely he just hasn't been noticed. There are literaly thousands of high schools in the US and each school has a whole bunch of players. If a kid plays at a school that doesn't get a lot of attention or doesn't win a lot it is easy to overlook the school. If the school's coaching staff doesn't work to get the kids in front of the college coaches he can be overlooked.

    A bunch of other things can happen as well, if the kid is a late bloomer or is overshadowed by other guys on his team or other players in his region at the same position. Sometimes HS kids end up playing in systems that do not fit their indivdual talents or are playing out of position because of team needs.

    If recruit evaluation was a complete and exact science the NFL would be almost exclusively made up of players from the top 20-40 programs in the country and the first round of the draft would be all U$C, OU, Texas, and Florida. A look at the number of NFL quality players who come from smaller schools gives an idea of how many top players get overlooked by the system.
     
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    Re: '10 TX S Zack Craig

    This is a guy you take a "wait and see" approach on IMO.
     
  6. Sexton Hardcastle

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    Re: '10 TX S Zack Craig

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6foY_b7Evk"]YouTube - Smithson Valley DB Zack Craig, TheShiver.com[/ame]
     
  8. sliderNcider

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    Re: '10 TX S Zack Craig

    Doesn't look like your typical Big XII CB does he? No racist:smile2:
     
  9. Sexton Hardcastle

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    Re: '10 TX S Zack Craig

    You ever heard of Ryan Black? :smile2:
     
  10. dyemeduke

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    Re: '10 TX S Zack Craig

    well he is a safety, and you do see white safeties. You're right though - people bring up the fact that there are hardly any white RBs...what about white CBs? In fact, I can only think of McCloughan (sp?) from the championship team.
     
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    We're recruiting him as a CB. There's not a single white starting CB in the NFL... and I can't think of one in college. (no racist). This guy looks like he has the size and speed tho
     
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    Re: '10 TX S Zack Craig

    He is already pretty large for a corner, but if he has the athletic ability, bring him in. I don't know anything about his frame but if he has room to grow, might be a good LB or TE? 4.4 40!
     
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    I'm not too worried about the melanin content of his skin. If it helps some of you, remember Jason Sehorn?

    Anyway, it sounds like we're recruiting Zack very hard (almost daily contact) and it looks like he'll be ours if Okie Lite doesn't offer. CSU is the other program in the mix. He'd like to commit in the next few weeks.
     
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    Okie Light is telling Zack to wait for them. I think he will. JMHO.
     
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    Re: '10 TX S Zack Craig

    Until he sees the Buffs go undefeated and win the National Championship.... yeah, I said it
     
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    :thumbsup:
     
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    :woot:
     
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    Re: '10 TX S Zack Craig (Committed to Colorado)

    :woot:
     
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    Re: '10 TX S Zack Craig (Committed to Colorado)

    hes a buff! (thank you adam from rivals) welcome to the black and gold!
     
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    Re: '10 TX S Zack Craig (Committed to Colorado)

    goood omen for the season
     
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    Yeah!

    Committed to Colorado
     
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    Re: '10 TX S Zack Craig (Committed to Colorado)

    :dance::dance::dance::dance::dance:

    I'm very happy about this commit. Craig is the best player on defense for one of the top Texas 5A programs, has great size, and can really run. A couple years with Coach Brown and he could really be a superstar.
     
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    Re: '10 TX S Zack Craig (Committed to Colorado)

    Welcome to the BnG Zack. I'm interested to see how he pans out. I do trust Brown on this one
     
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    Re: '10 TX S Zack Craig (Committed to Colorado)

    Welcome, Zach.
     
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    Re: '10 TX S Zack Craig (Committed to Colorado)

    Love how we are starting to pull some recruits from Texas! Welcome Zack!
     
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    Re: '10 TX S Zack Craig (Committed to Colorado)

    How does a kid with that kind of speed not get recruited by everybody? I wonder if his speed is exaggerated somewhat.
     
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    Re: '10 TX S Zack Craig (Committed to Colorado)

    He was waiting on an offer from Okie Lite, but they already had a bunch of DB recruits, when that offer didn't come he turned to the Buffs.

    He looks pretty good in his vids and if he's good enough for Greg Brown, he's good enough for me.
     
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    Re: '10 TX S Zack Craig (Committed to Colorado)

    I like this recruit for a lot of reasons:

    1) Denver Johnson "found" him...I love that he's already pulling talent from Texas
    2) Craig's other fav school was CSU - we haven't even played the Rocky Mountain Showdown yet, and we've already beaten CSU at something hahah
    3) This keeps him from Okie Light - could be significant a few years down the road...

    I've read that his 40 times are between 4.4 and 4.5 - pretty impressive for a kid who's 6'2". Most schools wanted him to be a safety - but we wanted him to stay at CB. Go Buffs!
     
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    Re: '10 TX S Zack Craig (Committed to Colorado)

    It's nice to see some early commits. Welcome aboard Zack. Go Buffs.
     

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