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'12 CO FB Gus Sawicki

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by AlferdJasper, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    Monarch H.S. (Louisville, CO)

    Ht: 6-foot-1
    Wt: 190 lbs
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    Maxpreps "At the Game" video featuring Gus Sawicki (jersey #42)
    (Nice trick play at about 5:10 in)
    [video]http://video.maxpreps.com/video/video.aspx?athleteid=193ea328-72d6-41fd-86f3-a8c097271e0c&gendersport=boys,football&videoid=13b1f528-4bad-4f66-8513-e8bd54c31357[/video]

    [video]http://video.maxpreps.com/video/KPWxE61LZk-FE-i9VMMTVw/athlete/KKM-GdZy_UGG86jAlyceDA/football/gus-sawicki/monarch,-co-vs-wheat-ridge,-co---atg.htm[/video]
     
  2. AlferdJasper

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    gus sawicki.jpg

    Gus is also a standout wrestler for Monarch. He had this to say about his football career:

    Colorado Prep Report (Rivals Premium)
     
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  3. Burrito Palazzo

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    Looks like a competitor. What's the ideal FB size for our pro O?
     
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    That frame will bulk up nicely to 225 or 230, no?

    We would be silly not to recruit a FB by the name of Gus, and I'm not kidding (so mods, please don't remove my post). Gus is the best name imaginable for a FB. It's perfect!
     
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    Agree on the name. It'll be the FB's role to blow people up as he comes through the line, no?
     
  6. BehindEnemyLines

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    I imagine 220 - 230, depending on the height, which should be around 5'11" to 6'1" (just mho!!!) -- easy at that height to drop and get under the pad of the LB at the 2nd level.

    Not sure about his frame tho. If he really is around 175, he may not have the bone structure to put on 30+ pounds and still be effective. I'm sure the coaches know way more about this than I do, so if they invite him, I'll trust their judgement.
     
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    I think Brandon Drumm was around 230 and he was a battering ram...erm...battering Buff!
     
  8. MtnBuff

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    Most wrestlers other than the heavyweights tend to keep any extra weight off that they can, in other words be in pretty lean condition. As a result when they stop wrestling and go stricktly football you can count on an easy +/- 20 lbs fairly quickly and then in another year or so they can bulk up another 10-15 without getting fat or losing athleticism. With his reported weight of 175 that means that by his second year at CU 220 would be very reasonable.

    One other thing I have noticed with wrestlers is that they tend to have a combination of strength and flexibility that results in a lot less injuries, especially in the shoulders and neck. Another good characteristic for a fullback or linebacker who is colliding with somebody on almost every play.
     
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    Trivia Question related to Mr. Sawicki's high school:
    Which CU Buff great and NFL player also went to Monarch?
    Answer here

    (Forgot how to do a spoiler tag. Remind me sometime.)

    But THIS free SCOUT STORY is good too, if you read down a couple paragraphs, when he's talking about the coolest part of the combine. Fifth paragraph. :thumbsup:
     
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    How fast is he?
     
  11. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Fullback is a great position to target with the walk on program.

    I don't mind recruiting a FB to scholarship, but you can find what you need with walk ons.
     
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    True about wrestlers, but we're talking about 45 pounds (175-220). That may be done easily by o/d linemen, but may be much more difficult for a naturally smaller player. Who knows - he may be able to do that. I still think it goes back to whether or not his structure can handle that much added weight.
     
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    True what you say but the 175 is a junior weight. Even if he wrestles next year it would be likely that he would jump to the 189lb weight class meaning that with the growth allowances they give during the season his wtestling weight at the end of the season would be around 190. 220 is a good target but a solid 215lbs would make him a legit candidate to play fullback in a BCS conference. That would mean that he would be looking at a 25lb gain in 1 1/2 years if he redshirts, not at all out of the real or possibilities.
     
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    Gus definitely knows how to block as Monarch runs a double wing with possibly 2 passes per game. Gus runs extremely hard but does get caught from behind, not a huge problem at FB though.
     
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    I read a report--and sorry no link--that the dude can blow up a double-bear-eagle. Eats 'em for breakfast!!
     
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    Yeah. As long as he's got enough burst and short area quickness to get around the corner in front of a tailback for a kickout block or seal, I don't care about his top end speed. He does need to be able to get there, though.
     
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    Gus has good speed to the point of attack and his quickness routinely gets him to the LB level on FB blasts.
     
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    The bee's Knees

    Judging that his older brother is a 6'4" D1 pitcher for the UNC Bears, I am betting this young hoss has some room to grow. CU would be nuts not to check him out.
     
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    Love. Name.
     
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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Thanks for the info and welcome to the board.

    :gobuffs:
     
  21. AlferdJasper

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    Would like to see Gus in Black and Gold. Hope it happens.
     
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    Do you not remember the first post?
     
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    Nope. Knew I had read it somewhere recently, how convenient it would be my own post.:thumbsup:
     
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    Gus (great name) is also a standout on the lacrosse field playing long pole. Quick and effective in another contact sport--football, wrestling and lacrosse! Buffs need to look here for the future.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I really like guys that play several sports and are all-around athletes. Hopefully Gus camps at CU this summer to get firmly on the staff's radar.

    Here's his profile from TheRinger (up and coming recruiting site): http://www.theringer.com/Football2012/Recruiting/3319?player=Gus-Sawicki
     
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    Gus had 83 yards on 11 carries and 20 yards on 1 reception in a 21 - 7 win at Greeley West. He was huge blocking, there had to be a few LBs with head aches after the game.
     
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    Is he part of one of those weird legacies with CSU and Mohi?
     
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    As was mentioned earlier int he thread, his brother goes to UNC.
     

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