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'11 CA ATH Parker Norton (PWO to Colorado)

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  1. Buffnik

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    Newport Harbor H.S. (Newport, CA)

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    Wt: 170 lbs
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  2. Buffnik

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    [video=youtube;gZyBlffpWms]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZyBlffpWms[/video]
     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Newport Harbor is the high school of our long snapper, Ryan Iverson, who is now on scholarship after winning the job last year.

    http://theocnow.com/2011/03/28/newport-mesa-seniors-nominated-for-oc-all-star-football-game/
     
  4. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    The following is pretty much a "must read" if you really want to get to know this kid. Incredible work ethic. Wants it. Winner. Type of guy who makes your program better from a culture perspective even if he never ends up making plays on gameday. (But I wouldn't count him out.) He'll come in and first try to make it as a slot WR.

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    Newport Harbor High senior Parker Norton trains with two 50-pound railroad ties as he runs up a Back Bay hill while wearing a 15-pound vest.

    http://www.dailypilot.com/sports/tn-dpt-0602-spbreakfast-20110601,0,1173907.story
     
  5. NWD Buff

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    Very impressive. I love getting kids like this in the program.

    Welcome!!!!
     
  6. TuffBuff32

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    One of his QB's didn't look too bad. got a whip on em

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  7. Burrito Palazzo

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    Tough kid, glad to have him. Welcome Parker!
     
  8. '05 Buff

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    Scotty McKnight 2.0
     
  9. Burrito Palazzo

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    Exactly what I was thinking.
     
  10. Darth Snow

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    high praise.
     
  11. Del

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    Exactly what we need in the program. If he ends up making the team, I could see him becoming a team captain by his senior year.
     
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    Shute!
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    Lol Shute was the first person I thought of too.
     
  14. lawdogg

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    Great work ethic. This is the kind of kid that can come in and really push his teammates to be better.
     
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    Ah, the obligatory comparison to a white reciever in a white reciever profile thread. You can always count on it. The only question is whether the player will be the next Scotty McKnight, Wes Welker, or Ed McCaffrey. I see the you have gone with the McKnight option.
     
  16. Quattro

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    Or maybe because he has a great work ethic and will be a walk on, like McKnight. Not everything is because of race. What if he would have been black and was a PWO and he compared him to McKnight?

    Welcome to the Buffs (almost) Parker!
     
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    ah, the obligatory JRK post in white receiver profile thread. You can always count on it. The only question is whether the message will be regurgitated, condescending or holier than thou. I see you have gone with the regurgitated option.
     
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    If he was black then he would have never compared him to McKnight. Guarantee it.

    But yes, welcome Parker. Hopefully you will end up as Scotty McKnight 2.0
     
  19. Buffnik

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    I've been running things a little looser in recruiting since we're in the offseason and people get bored (myself included), but the constant in-fighting between a couple of you in a lot of the recruiting threads is starting to get on my nerves.

    Can we try to focus on welcoming Norton to the Buffs please?
     
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    Since he is a walk-on who plays WR I can see the comparison to Scotty but looking at the highlight tape on this thread I am more impressed with his reactions as a DB. He doesn't look to have the blazing speed or explosion that would have gotten him highly recruited as a DB but he looks like he has very quick reactions, doesn't shy away from contact, and moves well in space.

    Just based on the film I would compare him more to Parker Orms, I see him developing into a free safety/nickel back who also contributes heavily on special teams.

    With the skills he showed on the tape and our lack of depth at DB I could see him having a real opportunity to step up and contribute.
     
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    Philosophical question: if everyone ignores a poster, does he really post?
     
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    "Do I know you?"

    That scene is the goods. Almost as good as Leo talking about Pele.
     
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    "Let me tell you something kid, it was pretty goddamn glorious." Lol, good flick.
     
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    PWO: Parker Norton

    Sounds like a tough kid.

    From Stuart............

    Parker Norton confirmed as a preferred walk-on

    Tracking down preferred walk-ons, since they are not on scholarship and will not be acknowledged by the school until fall classes begin, is not always easy to do.

    But, with two separate newspaper articles comfirming it, it appears that Parker Norton, from Newport-Mesa (California), is coming to play for Colorado. According to the Los Angeles Times, Norton started at cornerback, wide receiver, and returned punts and kickoffs for his high school team. Norton finished with 64 receptions for 569 yards and five touchdowns. On defense, Norton intercepted four passes, returning one for a touchdown, and broke up 12 pass plays.

    An article in the Daily Pilot (which is worth reading in its entirety), you can read why Norton may have been overlooked this past February – and why he may work his way onto the Buffs’ roster this fall.

    Parker is 6′0″, and started his senior season at 178 pounds, but, playing both ways, ended the year at 162 pounds. In working on bulking up for playing in college, Parker has bulked up to 188 pounds. “I knew I had to pick it up a notch going to that level,” Parker told the Daily Pilot. Parker has been working with John Iverson, an ex-Recon Marine. To gain strength and stamina, Parker has been running up hills while carrying 50-pound railroad ties – and wearing a 15-pound vest.

    “I normally train MMA fighters. I’m used to training pretty hard core people,” Iverson said. “As far as Parker goes, there is no quit in him. He doesn’t know the meaning of the word. And I push people hard.”

    Parker’s high school coach is also impressed. “He’s a great player, a great competitor. He does everything correct in terms of getting himself ready,” said Newport Harbor football coach Jeff Brinkley. “He’s going to walk on at Colorado, and he’ll do some great things there because he’s one of those guys who is very driven … I think some good things will happen for him there.”

    Parker’s link to Colorado is long-snapper Ryan Iverson, a friend who also played for Newport Harbor. Iverson also started at Colorado as a walk-on.

    At Colorado, Parker plans to fill the slot receiver position manned ably for the past several years by another former preferred walk-on, Scotty McKnight.


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  25. BuffNut99

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    He's reportedly up to 188 lbs.... Welcome young man. Scotty 2.0 we hope.
     

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