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'12 TX S Leo Thomas (Signed to Arizona)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by Buffnik, May 25, 2011.

  1. Buffnik

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    Sam Houston H.S. (San Antonio, TX)

    Ht: 6-foot-2
    Wt: 175 lbs
    40: 4.49 secs

    Rivals rating: 3*-5.5rr; unranked S
    Scout rating: 3*; #83 S
    ESPN rating: 2*-74 grade; #120 S
    247s rating: 3*-83 rating; #70 S

    Reported Offers: Colorado, Arizona, Indiana, Illinois, Utah, Wake Forest, Nevada, New Mexico State, North Texas, SMU, Texas State, UTEP, UTSA
     
  2. Buffnik

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    [video=youtube;Q3A4tVCoEj8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3A4tVCoEj8[/video]
     
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    We also offered Thomas's teammate at Sam Houston, huge DE Javonte Magee.
     
  4. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Brookhart really liked what he saw when he stopped by Sam Houston HS to check out Thomas:

    http://recruiting.scout.com/2/1074708.html

    Look for Thomas to camp at CU next month.
     
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    I could go either way on Thomas. The height and the straight-line speed are definitely there. Can't really see from the highlights what kind of angles he takes in run support. Lateral quickness is a little iffy, so he might have a hard time staying with slot receivers breaking on post or corner routes. Wouldn't be disappointed if we signed him, but not the end of the world if we don't.
     
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    Committed to Arizona. Ryan Walters outduels Greg Brown.
     
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    Arizona is going to really struggle this year on defense and so we'll see how this class looks in 6 months.
     
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    Hard to imagine we were all that high on him if North Texas was in his top 2. I think we're looking alright at safety. Chris Solomon is looking good and Manea Manea seems to like us and I'm fairly confident we can beat out Wazzu. I would like a big rangy guy, though.
     
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    24 hour rule.
     
  14. Darth Snow

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    Yes, there is one. Nothing wrong with linking.
     
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    No I was going to say what was in the article then edited it.
     
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    Don't have any idea what the Rivals article says but
    A) This kid would be a good get at a position of need, looks like the kind of safety that Brown likes to use.
    B) Might help us a little with getting some of the other Arizona kids to consider us and visit. Probably hasn't had time to get to know them much but they may be paying attention to what the other commits are doing. Getting one to commit to CU may get some others thinking that it is a good idea for them as well.
     
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    I like the measurables!

    Pros:
    - has pretty legit speed once he gets going
    - definitely has the height to go for jump balls
    - seems to have a knack for making plays

    Cons:
    - average quickness imo, takes awhile to get to top speed. Not a great attribute for a safety imo.
    - needs to add a ton of weight, he looks like that corner we had a few years ago (McKay?)
    - not very physical, doesn't really tackle. Just throws his shoulder at people.

    Like I said before, he just doesn't jump out at me. I think he could be good in a few years once he puts some weight on and learns to be more physical.
     
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    Visiting 12/2
     
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    Solid player.
     
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    This is our future FS. What we need to keep up with Oregon.
     
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    Does he run a 4.3 40?
     
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    Lol knew that was coming.
     
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    So 4.49 must have. 4.5 unacceptable. BB2, am I doing this right? Would love to have LT!
     
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    Getting faster should be focus of recruiting, no more slow 4.7 safeties or corners.
     
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    Incredible.
     
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    I know, right. I even asked.
     
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    Incredible?

    Watching Sandersfeld trying to cover Robert Woods.
     
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    You are a fast learner, yes?
     
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    :lol:Speed is a big deal in football? Who knew?
     
  30. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    bigbang2 is right about CU not recruiting enough speed in the past.

    His expectations for speed at certain positions are way overstated, but it is a major emphasis in our recruiting to get faster.
     

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