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'12 WA TE Caleb Smith (Signed to Oregon State)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by Duff Man, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Kentridge H.S. (Renton, WA)

    Ht: 6-foot-7
    Wt: 248 lbs
    40: 4.71 secs

    Rivals rating: 4*-5.8rr; #11 TE
    Scout rating: 3*; #41 TE
    ESPN rating: 3*-78 grade; #30 TE
    247s rating: 3*-81 rating; #52 TE

    Reported Offers: Colorado, Arkansas, Oregon State, Purdue, UCLA, Washington, Washington State, Eastern Washington, Idaho, Montana, Montana State, UNLV
     
  2. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    He only became a TE midway through his junior season, but has been impressive at every camp he has attended and has been picking up offers left and right.
     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Killed it at the Northwest Elite. Would love to see him paired with Jalen Cope-Fitzpatrick in this class. Hopefully they developed a bond at our camp this week.

    Edit: To add to BB's previous post, Smith had been a QB before now. I always think that's a good background for a tight end. It almost always translates to good hands and an ability to find holes in the defense where the QB has a nice throwing lane.
     
  4. sackman

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    :lol:

    Sorry. I have to laugh. The vast majority of HS quarterbacks employ the "chuck and duck" method of passing the football. "Finding holes in the defense" is not something they really work on very much.
     
  5. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Damn. Is the high school football in Colorado that bad?
     
  6. MtnBuff

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    The number of HS QBs who actually read and decide where to throw is very small in any state. At best the QB has a couple of options and decided on his line read otherwise he is locked into a specific reciever, with the spreads that are so popular now it is worse.
     
  7. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Sure. But there's always a read on the play and the QB does know what routes each of the receivers is supposed to be running.
     
  8. BuffLuKe

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    I really think it depends where and what program as to how polished a young QB is in that regard. I know they are coached much better now in the passing game than even 15 years ago. 7 on 7's, passing camps, etc. etc. I also think alot of these O's now depend alot upon presnap reads. Alot of HS football Ive seen in NM, Texas, and a few Colorado games had most of there qb's reading after the snap, but alot of times, only one side of the field.
     
  9. DoWork

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    Keep in mind the position players play in HS may change as required by the coaches so Caleb was QB but moved to TE which is a great fit for him. He played QB based on the needs of his Caleb in CO.jpg team at the time... here is a pic from Friday at the CU camp. He's all that and a bag of chips as my husband would say -
     
  10. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Visit recap on Rivals

    Seemed to like his visit and the coaches a lot. We're in good position, but Purdue is the competitor to watch here.

    "I will probably have a top five by the end of the summer but I am not going to make a decision until probably after the season," he said. "I definitely plan to take an official visit to Oregon State, Colorado and Purdue. Those are the schools that I am most interested in and they are interested in me. I have already lined up the official visit with Purdue for Sept. 2."
     
  11. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    That dude is a moose! What's the Purdue connection? That's a long way from home. Maybe Wally could give us a comparison since he went to both schools.
     
  13. sackman

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    Unless the QB is really good, and the team has a very solid coaching staff, it's far easier to develop a running attack than to try to pass the ball. You need three things to work when you pass - you need a QB who has an accurate, strong arm; you need a receiver who can run routes, gain separation from defenders, and catch the ball; and you need an offensive line that can protect for 4-5 seconds. With the amount of time HS coaches actually get to work with the players, it's no wonder that passing offenses are not very common at the high school level. That's not to say they don't exist.
    I watch a lot of high school football. I might see 1-2 teams a year that have any kind of reasonable passing game. As I said above, the majority of passes in high school football are sandlot deals where the QB just throws blindly to a spot in the hopes that the receiver will be there.
     
  14. HUFset

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    Bear Creek is one year in and year out. Even when the Thennel's son, ironically shorter than Cody, was under center.
     
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    This guys looks like a future All-Pac-12 OT to me after we put another 50 pounds on a frame that looks like it can take it!
     
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    Quarterback moving to TE, he wants to schedule an OV. Was at Junior day. Looks like a very good prospect.
     
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  17. Buffnik

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    No doubt, Wyo. Here's a more recent photo.

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    Compare that to a year or so ago:

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    I love him at TE, though.
     
  18. bigbang

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    Like our chances on this one.
     
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    Caleb Smith

    He is going to be a good one, wherever he ends up, but I'm still hoping he ends up at Udub. Got to wonder if Caleb doesn't seem that high on Udub because of ASJ / Hartvigson (potential lack of early playing time), or if I am just reading too much into his comments.
     
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    YOu do like to say that you hope players end up at Udub. :lol:
     
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    I'll go out on a limb here: I hope he ends up at CU.
     
  22. Duff Man

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    http://rivals.yahoo.com/colorado/football/recruiting/player-Caleb-Smith-114585

    Suffice it to say, Smith is a pretty important recruit for us with our big need at TE. Would love to land some Washington players this cycle as well to build relationships for the future.
     
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    I think this kid will be a special player. Keep him at TE. Be a buff.
     
  24. DoWork

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    Caleb is going to be an amazing TE this year, the change in him since last season in just his physical condition is amazing. Great kid as well. Notice the background on this picture from June.

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  25. Del

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    We would love to have him. And like our coach said "every play begins and ends with the tight end."
     
  26. Rraalph 3000

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    Seems like a no brainer....this is the place to come if you want to shine at the TE position :smile2:
     
  27. sliderNcider

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    We NEED him to compliment Irwin at TE
     
  28. sackman

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    Jeeezus. Did he really say that? I hate to break it to him, but every play begins with the center snapping the ball to the quarterback. It can end in a variety of ways, most of which do not include the tight end.
     
  29. Burrito Palazzo

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    He said it tongue in cheek.
     
  30. zbuff

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    In the new system, the play is called by one of the TEs in the huddle. The players approach the LOS, all eyes on the TE on their side of the ball. The center hovers over the ball, waiting for the TE to wink at him. This keeps the QB on his toes and in the game. After taking the snap, the QB throws the ball to a TE, hands off to a RB who runs in the direction of a TE or the TE takes out the middle LB, the TEs pass protect or decoy, or the QB runs in the direction of a TE and throws deep. Everything revolves around the TE. I thought you knew something about this system?
     

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