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'12 HI DE DeForest Buckner (Signed to Oregon)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by Buffnik, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Punahou H.S. (Honolulu, HI)

    Ht: 6-foot-7
    Wt: 230 lbs
    40: 5.0 secs

    Rivals rating: 4*-5.8rr; #17 SDE
    Scout rating: 4*; #17 DE
    ESPN rating: 3*-78 grade; #57 DE
    247s rating: 3*-89 rating; #25 WDE

    Reported Offers: Colorado, Arizona, California, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Utah, Washington, Washington State
     
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Buckner's also a pretty good basketball player who is averaging 12 and 9 this season.

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    Some football highlights (we'll need much better than this): http://www.hudl.com/athlete/45969/deforest-buckner

    Maybe you'll be able to link to Rivals (actually stood up as an OLB at his height): http://rivals.yahoo.com/video/recruiting-football/Deforest-Buckner-Highlights-2-1068528;_ylt=AobcaCZ8.nr1j7i0ELrlftLBrZB4

    AZ has interviewed Buckner and reports a CU offer from the previous staff that the new staff has confirmed is still valid: http://www.buffscoop.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9962
     
  3. Tea Rex

    Tea Rex Club Member Club Member

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    Forrest and DeForest? Yes please.
     
  4. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    goddamit another punahou kid?
     
  5. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    He named a top three of Oregon, Arizona, and CU in an interview with the Oregon Scout site a couple days ago.
     
  6. Highlander27

    Highlander27 Well-Known Member

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    There's no way he goes to AZ over CU or Oregon so that leaves us with a very tough battle against the Ducks. ;)
     
  7. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I don't know. Didn't Mike Stoops say he was going to own the polynesian recruiting from here on out?
     
  8. TimmyDUBs

    TimmyDUBs Dirty haole Club Member

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    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Great minds think alike.

    I said that in the K.T. Tuumalo thread from last cycle. If you want video on this kid just watch Tuumalos highlights. #5 is all over the place.

     
  11. TimmyDUBs

    TimmyDUBs Dirty haole Club Member

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    Brian Cabral's brother is a coach at Punahou, and will be singing CU's praises for sure.
     
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  12. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Thanks for the info. I didn't know that.

    Rep coming your way.
     
  13. TimmyDUBs

    TimmyDUBs Dirty haole Club Member

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    Haha, yeah I didn't know it either, but I happen to work with his sister. There's going to be a huge contingent of Black and Gold at that Hawaii game, I promise you that!
     
  14. HotRack

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    Maybe if Iolani played football that was worth half a ****, we wouldn't take so gd many Punahou kids! Jk!
    Seriously, DeForest just steamrolls people. Hope he's a Buff next year.
     
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    tante Club Member Club Member

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    that is a damn good sign for us.
     
  16. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I like our chances here. At the very least, we should get an official visit.
     
  17. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    [video=youtube;nhc-zriTz7Y]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhc-zriTz7Y[/video]
     
  18. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Got a 4th star from Scout.
     
  19. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    are we gonna get that official?
     
  20. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Seems like we're not in his top 5. But, I wouldn't count out any Hawaii prospect for the Buffs. Hawaiians usually decide late so we have some time to get in there
     
  21. TimmyDUBs

    TimmyDUBs Dirty haole Club Member

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    Watched one game this season and to be totally honest he looked stiff and unathletic. He had pretty much no impact on defense that I noticed, and I was keeping an eye on him. Kind of disappointed, but the scout guys know more than I do.
     
  22. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Not really. I think they and some coaches see the size and decent feet from playing basketball. They're thinking that with a college training regimen and coaching that he has a tremendous upside potential. He's not a "can't miss" prospect or a guy who would be expected to make an impact as a true freshman. But, damn, if you can develop it you really have something. Not too many 6'7" guys are put at OLB in high school and asked to drop into coverage.
     
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    You know, my brother's high school football team played against Lamarr Houston, and this was after he'd committed to UT. While I was watching the game I kept thinking the same thing, but now he's a starting DE for an NFL team. Shows what I know.
     
  24. TimmyDUBs

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    yeah I don't have much confidence i my eyes or my judgement as a scout . . . definitely looked like the kid could at least be coached better (sorry Buff'n'Blue)
     
  25. bigbang

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    Looks like a very good prospect.
     
  26. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    What’s your timetable now moving forward?

    “I have (a visit to) Cal next week, I have UCLA on January 13, Utah on January 20 and Colorado on January 27.”

    And you’re planning on taking all five of your official visits?

    “As of right now, yes I am.”

    http://oregon.scout.com/2/1137996.html

    Hell Yeah!!! Love that we're set up to get the final visit!
     
  27. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Wow awesome. Last visit too. Hopefully he still takes them.... "as of right now"
     
  28. Duff Man

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    Glad we are getting a visit, but not so keen on it being the last visit. Hope I am wrong.:thumbsup:
     
  29. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    that is a LOT of travel back and forth from Hawaii in a short time. I don't think he gets to our visit.
     
  30. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    It looks like that is our Hawaii weekend. Psalm Wooching is also coming then. Maybe that helps that there's a group coming.

    As Snow pointed out, it totally depends on whether he gets burnt out on the process and decides to commit. But if we make it to the 27th with him uncommitted and get the OV, I love our chances.
     

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