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'12 CA ILB Butch Pauu (Signed to BYU)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by Duff Man, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Servite H.S. (Anaheim, CA)

    Ht: 6-foot-0
    Wt: 215 lbs
    40:

    Rivals rating: 3*-5.7rr; #20 ILB
    Scout rating: 3*; #21 MLB
    ESPN rating: 4*-79 grade; #15 ILB
    247s rating: 3*-84 rating; #77 OLB

    Reported Offers: Colorado, Iowa State, Nebraska, Oregon State, Washington, BYU, CSU
     
  2. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Pauu is legit. Undersized and wants to go on a LDS mission, but a player who can make a big impact at the next level.
     
  3. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Looks like a bad mofo!
     
  4. dyemeduke

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    MLB is the most important position on the defense in my opinion. A dominating MLB effects the play moreso than a dominating player at any other defensive position.
     
  5. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    MLB is up there, but nothing disrupts an offense like a disruptive DT.
     
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    Love to see some film on him, but those all black unis are sick and the transition to black and gold would be easy for him.
     
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    zbuff Club Member Club Member

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    I could have gone either way until I saw LT own offenses from OLB. Truly one of the most amazing players in NFL history, IMHO. It really just depends on the guy...
     
  8. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Seems pretty much a consensus that he is a top 20 ILB prospect in the 2012 class. Scout has some film on him that shows a lot of offensive clips with him as a FB. He shows some nice athleticism.

    BYU is in the lead, but I think visits to other schools could give him a lot to think about.
     
  9. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I don't know. Recruiting visits can get pretty wild in Provo these days. I heard some rumors that a guy went up there last year and took a girl out for ice cream... unsupervised.
     
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    I have a .gif that I'd like to add to this thread, but the site won't let me link it. Very sad.
     
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    uncheck the box when uploading an image from a URL.
     
  12. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Ended up picking BYU. Knew he liked them quite a bit, but I thought he would wait out the process a bit. Nice pickup for them.
     
  13. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Sounds like it's not over, though.

    Despite his commitment, Pauu said there's a chance he could still take a couple of official visits in the fall.

    "I really like Washington a lot," Pauu said. "That's a big offer and coach [Nick] Holt has been recruiting me for a few years now. He's a lot of fun to talk with and that whole staff has a lot of energy. I really wanted to visit them before I committed but I didn't get a chance to do that so in the fall, I might try and take a visit there and to Colorado as well. It's not sure but it's something I'm definitely interested in doing."


    http://insider.espn.go.com/ncf/blog?name=biggins_greg
     
  14. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Really hope we can get him to Boulder for an official visit. He is likely to take a mission after his first semester of school, but I think he could be a real force in the middle down the line.
     
  15. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    No idea if Pauu is still open at all, but Greg Biggins (West recruiting analyst for ESPN) had some really high praise for him after this weekend:

    http://insider.espn.go.com/blog/ncfrecruiting/west/post?id=170

     
  16. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Also, found some junior highlights. All I can say is... damn.

    [video=youtube;_MidHBwmcW8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MidHBwmcW8[/video]
     
  17. White_Rabbit

    White_Rabbit Club Member Club Member

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    That was mighty impressive. I really hope Cabral/Tui can get some work done on him or Jared Afalava (extreme long shot on both I know) those guys would probably start or at least play a lot next year.
     
  18. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Nice.

    http://insider.espn.go.com/blog/ncfrecruiting/west/post?id=195

     
  19. ElCunado

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    Not just want. Need.
     

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