1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

'12 CA RB Donta Abron Jr. (Signed to Colorado)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by Duff Man, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Messages:
    39,693
    Likes Received:
    4,689
    Rivals
    Scout
    ESPN
    247 Sports

    [​IMG]
    Upland H.S. (Upland, CA)

    Ht: 5-foot-9
    Wt: 187 lbs
    40:

    Rivals rating: 2*-5.4rr; unranked APB
    Scout rating: 2*; #113 RB
    ESPN rating: 3*-78 grade; #33 RB
    247s rating: 2*-75 rating; #129 RB

    Reported Offers: Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, New Mexico State, San Diego State, San Jose State, Stony Brook
     
  2. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Messages:
    39,693
    Likes Received:
    4,689
    http://insider.espn.go.com/ncf/blog?name=biggins_greg

     
  3. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Messages:
    39,693
    Likes Received:
    4,689
    [video=youtube;QO137kgvfAE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO137kgvfAE[/video]
     
  4. White_Rabbit

    White_Rabbit Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2008
    Messages:
    12,295
    Likes Received:
    889
    Jeez that was a long highlight video. He reminds of Catalon, real fast, shifty, good balance, bowling ball type thing going on.
     
  5. Highlander27

    Highlander27 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2010
    Messages:
    866
    Likes Received:
    47
    Good call. Looks almost identical in terms of build and long speed. BJ might be a smidge faster but I think Abron has very good HB instincts and still has the home run capability. This guy would be a good pickup. It would be hard to not love a big back/speed back combo of Terrence Crowder and Abron. Both have skills despite their offer list.
     
  6. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    80,670
    Likes Received:
    16,361
    Upgraded to a 3* on ESPN.
     
  7. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    80,670
    Likes Received:
    16,361
    Visiting this weekend (12/9).

    He's short, but he's thick. Good power and great feet. Runs a lot more like Ray Rice, MJD or EB than he does Rodney Stewart.
     
  8. aik

    aik Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2008
    Messages:
    5,868
    Likes Received:
    623
    EB must have seen some of his own high school self in this young man since the goal is to recruit larger backs now. I'll trust his judgment on this. Also, this new staff is going strong in the Inland Empire. Love to see that.
     
  9. Idot Buff

    Idot Buff Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2007
    Messages:
    10,671
    Likes Received:
    1,434
    Question.....where is Stony Brook?
     
  10. lawdogg

    lawdogg Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    4,095
    Likes Received:
    411
    New York
     
  11. Idot Buff

    Idot Buff Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2007
    Messages:
    10,671
    Likes Received:
    1,434
    In that case, Donta, steer clear of that fine institution!
     
  12. Tea Rex

    Tea Rex Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2007
    Messages:
    3,422
    Likes Received:
    183
    Yup and it's a good academic school so grades probably aren't an issue.
     
  13. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2008
    Messages:
    17,273
    Likes Received:
    1,813
    This is an interesting one. Will watch vids later
     
  14. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2008
    Messages:
    56,935
    Likes Received:
    4,945
    Finally watched the vids. Love this kid. He has an extra gear at the 2d level. It takes a second or 2 to kick in, but he beat some kids that had great angles on him by throwing it up a notch. Also, really like his vision.
     
  15. Pale Ale

    Pale Ale Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    1,184
    Likes Received:
    109
    Shifty, low to the ground and powerful. I. Want. He'll have to learn to not dance around so much, but seems to have good instincts. Could be a real nice addition.
     
  16. NW Buff

    NW Buff Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    7,121
    Likes Received:
    740
    We have two RB commits and are still in play. While this kid seems legit can we really afford to take 4 RB this cycle? I'd really like to see some other holes in recruiting taken care of... OL anyone?
     
  17. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2008
    Messages:
    56,935
    Likes Received:
    4,945
    I want this kid. Coaches want him too, and are willing to take him even if brown commits. EB and JE are seeing something in him.
     
  18. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    80,670
    Likes Received:
    16,361
    We'll take 2 more OLs. That's plenty. Irwin, Kough, Kelley (grayshirted last year) plus two more. I actually think 5 is too many for a class, so I'd be pretty happy if we signed Alexandru Ceachir from the juco ranks.

    We have room for 4 RBs only because of Creer and Crowder coming off knee injuries.
     
  19. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2008
    Messages:
    56,935
    Likes Received:
    4,945
    Also cause Donta has the best film out of any RB committed to us that I've watched since Speedy. I called Speedy being a star, and I will do the same for Donta. Hope to hell he commits.
     
  20. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2008
    Messages:
    17,273
    Likes Received:
    1,813
    Sure you did
     
  21. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2008
    Messages:
    56,935
    Likes Received:
    4,945
    I'm far to lazy, but pretty sure I did in his recruiting thread :lol:. Or at least, I really liked his film.
     
  22. VCBuff

    VCBuff Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2009
    Messages:
    88
    Likes Received:
    28
    Darrin Chiaverini is the offensive coordinator at Riverside Community College. I believe he as at CU when Embree and Bienemy were on Barnett's staff and he was a special teams assistant at UCLA when Embree and Bienemy were there too. I would be suprised if Chiav isn't talking to them about kids in the Inland Empire.
     
  23. BuffNut99

    BuffNut99 Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2008
    Messages:
    13,084
    Likes Received:
    2,501
    Is this kid related to Zack Abron?
     
  24. Buff_since76

    Buff_since76 Still a fan... Club Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Messages:
    1,212
    Likes Received:
    293
    I like the film, but the question is, what kind of competition is he playing against?
     
  25. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2008
    Messages:
    56,935
    Likes Received:
    4,945
    Buffnik likes this.
  26. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    80,670
    Likes Received:
    16,361
    Inland Empire. Good football. MaxPreps ranked Upland #11 in California and #57 in the nation despite losing in the semi-final round of the Inland playoffs.
     
  27. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2008
    Messages:
    56,935
    Likes Received:
    4,945
    Too slow :smile2:
     
  28. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    80,670
    Likes Received:
    16,361
    Shouldn't you be driving in for the hoops pre-game now?
     
  29. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2008
    Messages:
    56,935
    Likes Received:
    4,945
    No. Rugged is late getting off work. So you get to enjoy my presence a little longer. Leaving.... NOW
     
  30. aik

    aik Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2008
    Messages:
    5,868
    Likes Received:
    623
    I'm not positive on saying he isn't, but Zack is from St. Louis so I don't think there's a connection.
     

Share This Page