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'11 JUCO C Shaun Simon (Verbal to Kansas State)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by LongHaulBuff, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. LongHaulBuff

    LongHaulBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Hutchinson C.C. (Hutchinson, KS) / Union H.S. (Tulsa, OK)

    Ht: 6-foot-2
    Wt: 315 lbs
    40: 5.2 secs

    Rivals rating: NR as JUCO (2* HS)
    Scout rating: 2*; unranked OC
    ESPN rating: NR as JUCO (NR HS)

    Reported Offers: Colorado, Arizona, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, South Florida, Tennessee, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, Middle Tennessee State, New Mexico State, North Texas, Ohio, Southern Miss, Troy, UNLV, Western Michigan
     
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  2. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    Pleasant surprise,

    I figured when he didn't get in last year we had seen the last of him. It will still be a struggle because we all know how difficult a time the Buffs have had getting guys in via the JC route and Shaun had developed some bad academic habits in HS. On the other hand he also had some personal challenges in HS that would have made being completely together academically difficult for just about anybody.

    The plus side of all this is that those academic issues are the reason that he didn't have everybody going after him hard when he was in HS. The kid is physically a BigXII player, size, quickness, agility, mean streak on the field (in complete contrast to what he is reported to have off the field where reportedly he is very personable and popular.) Most importantly with all this the kid decided to be a Buff and is sticking with that decision.

    I hope that everything works out for him for his sake and ours since I see him as an anchor in the middle of our O-line.
     
  3. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    yaaay is he this class or 2011
     
  4. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    does this count in the contest? :lol:
     
  5. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    anyone confirmed this besides a rivals list?
     
  6. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    its on rivals homepage
     
  7. CUwhit21

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    Great way to get this class started.

    Didn't Shaun post on the board last summer?
     
  8. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    i think it was his brother
     
  9. LongHaulBuff

    LongHaulBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Yes he did.
     
  10. aik

    aik Club Member Club Member

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    Glad to see he's getting the work in and Big 12 football is still in his plans. Best of luck Shaun! Can't wait til you get to Boulder!
     
  11. buffwings

    buffwings Club Member Club Member

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    Not to start something, but If I recall he didn't have nice things to say
     
  12. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    No that was was Nuckols on his twitter page and there are rumors he (like Simon) is trying to get into CU. Checking the logs Shaun has been around recently.
     
  13. aik

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    Right. Nuckols enrolled at Seton Hill (PA) and was telling Buff fans to "get over it." Simon showed up here, owned up to his situation and said he was committed to showing up someday in BnG. Very cool.
     
  14. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Welcome Shaun.
     
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    I loved that kid from the word go. That buffalo hat must have been lucky. Welcome back to the Black and Gold!!!
     
  16. Highflyer

    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    You don't recall. And you are always trying to start something.
     
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  17. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Here's the Rivals article announcing the verbal from Simon:

    http://colorado.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1049557

    Simon plans to start at center for Hutchinson C.C. next season as a redshirt freshman.

    "I am trying to make that Junior College All-American team. My coaches here think I can do it; they think I have a great shot at it," he said. "I also want to win a national championship up here. They got real close last season but they had a couple tough losses."

    Does Simon plan to go through the recruiting process again?

    "No," he replied. "I am sticking with Colorado. I actually officially committed to them yesterday (Friday) on the phone. I have been through a lot with them. My GPA was real bad in high school when they started recruiting me. They tried; tried to help me get qualified. It just didn't happen."

    Simon took 15 credit hours in the fall. He said his GPA was "real good last semester".

    "I am taking 18 credits right now and I plan to take summer school," Simon added. "I am going to graduate and get out to Colorado in January. So I will be there next year for spring ball."
     
  18. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Here's the Rivals article announcing the verbal from Simon:

    http://colorado.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1049557

    Simon plans to start at center for Hutchinson C.C. next season as a redshirt freshman.

    "I am trying to make that Junior College All-American team. My coaches here think I can do it; they think I have a great shot at it," he said. "I also want to win a national championship up here. They got real close last season but they had a couple tough losses."

    Does Simon plan to go through the recruiting process again?

    "No," he replied. "I am sticking with Colorado. I actually officially committed to them yesterday (Friday) on the phone. I have been through a lot with them. My GPA was real bad in high school when they started recruiting me. They tried; tried to help me get qualified. It just didn't happen."

    Simon took 15 credit hours in the fall. He said his GPA was "real good last semester".

    "I am taking 18 credits right now and I plan to take summer school," Simon added. "I am going to graduate and get out to Colorado in January. So I will be there next year for spring ball."
     
  19. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Wow. Good for him.
     
  20. AlferdJasper

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    good for us, too.
     
  21. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    yeah this is a nice bright spot for us, pulling a potential Juco all American would be impressive all things considered.
     
  22. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Even better is that he took a redshirt year and will graduate early... so he'll come in as a sophomore early enrollee who will participate in winter conditioning and spring ball next year.
     
  23. Buffarino

    Buffarino Math - how does it work? Club Member

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    Awesome news. Sounds like he's working hard to get here. Good luck, Shaun! I'm looking forward to seeing you here.
     
  24. Hawkmustgo!

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    great news!
     
  25. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Reports that Simon has torn up a knee and has had a successful surgery. Not sure what's going on here. I'm really feeling for this young guy.
     
  26. cutaekwondo

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    Dang. If that's the case he will have plenty of time to recover. Too bad for him. You know what they say though. The harder things come against you and try to stop you or bring you down, the sweeter the outcome is going to be when you have overcome. Its obvious he's not quitting so I can't wait to see him on the field wearing black and gold repin the Buffalo.
     
  27. BehindEnemyLines

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    Dang is right. We're pullin' for ya Shaun.
     
  28. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    So this saga gets weirder. According to the new article by Adam at rivals, Simon has not talked to our coaches since the beginning of July.
     
  29. zbuff

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    Didn't he still have a lot of classes for CC graduation? Is he still on track?
     
  30. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Yeah. He redshirted last year so he could focus on school. Now it looks like he'll graduate a semester early this December.
     

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