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'14 CO K Ryan Charles

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  1. Buffnik

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    Silver Creek H.S. (Longmont, CO)

    Ht: 6-foot-1
    Wt: 170 lbs
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  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Kicking.com profile (with stats): http://www.kicking.com/view.asp?id=rychy4

    Seen at CU basketball game with HCMM on 3/9: http://www.allbuffs.com/showthread.php/86952-Lots-of-big-bodies-at-the-basketball-game-today

    http://hscolorado.scout.com/2/1268976.html
    The 6-1 170 pound Charles is a three sport athlete that plays basketball and soccer along with football. Last season for his state champion Raptors, Charles hit on 42 of 46 PATs and 14 of 19 field goals. The highlight of Charles’ season was hitting a 50 yarder in the 3A state championship game.

    http://colorado.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1477774
    "Both of my grandparents went to CU and my dad has been a huge fan and has been taking me to every game since I was two," said Charles. "Their Junior Days are on March 9 and April 13. Since I have been a CU fan my whole life, I already know everything about the campus but I am still really excited for the visits. I can't wait.

    "I am just hoping to see if they are interested in picking up a kicker [with the Class of 2014] because honestly it would be my dream to kick for them."
     
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  3. Swish

    Swish Half a bubble off Club Member

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    Nice to know some Colorado kids actually dream of play for the Buffs
     
  4. boydbuff

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    :stupid: Even if he is just a kicker :)
     
  5. sliderNcider

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    If we don't get Scott, maybe take this guy as a walk-on
     
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    [h=2]In-state kicker has interest in Colorado [​IMG][/h]
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    By Bryan Oldham
    Staff Writer BuffPlayBook.com
    Date: Jun 19, 2013

    Local kicker Ryan Charles was a late entry into the kicking game, but has proven successful so far. The third year starter for Silver Creek High School in Longmont, Colorado didn’t start kicking until his sophomore year in high school, a move which paid off in the long run. He grew up a Buff fan, will that help CU land this talented athlete?









    http://colorado.scout.com/a.z?s=148...dURL=http://colorado.scout.com/2/1301137.html
     
  7. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I'm clueless when it comes to evaluating specialists. All I know is that I'd like to see us sign 1 or 2 this cycle and that it's always nice to sign a local when possible.
     
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    It would help if he gets to some camps this summer so he can be evaluated on a level playing field against other kickers and punters. Specialists are at the mercy of the whims of the game to get stats during their seasons; but at top clinics (Kohl's, Chris Sailer, RayGuy/Prokicker, National Kicking Combine), everybody is kicking the same number of balls under the same conditions. Kohl's has one of the best ranking systems, since an unknown can show up and be evaluated right along with a multi-star guy. Chris Sailer does a fair job of evaluating, but tends to rank the guys higher who have worked with him the longest.
     
  9. buffaholic

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    fify
     
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    Hey, I was trying to be diplomatic. But of course you see the big picture.
     
  11. J.R. Ewing

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    It's good to see they had the confidence in him to hit a 50 yarder in the state championship game. That says a lot.

    It's tough to gauge his accuracy numbers. A lot can go wrong in HS special teams from the snap, to the protection, to the hold. A lot of stuff that's beyond a kicker's contol.
     
  12. MtnBuff

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    Very good point. HS playing surfaces can be inconsistent and how many HS teams have a kid who is a quality long snapper, makes a huge difference in timing if the holder is playing shortstop on the snap.
     
  13. AlferdJasper

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    If he can make a 50-yarder in a high school game, he's got the leg to do it under other circumstances. Also shows that he wasn't rattled by it being an important game. So much of kicking is mental attitude.
     
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    With the staff bringing in Diego Gonzales and having Chris Graham as a PWO RSfr. it would be shocking if they gave Charles an offer.

    he looks like he has a good leg though, what are our chances having him walk-on.
     
  16. SECOBuffsFan

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    Doesn't 6 of 11 kind of bring up red flags or were they long misses?
     
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    I do not know if he would want to walk-on. And I wondered about the distances on misses, too, but hard to find those stats.

    He's said all along he's a buff fan, perhaps he wants to walk-on and earn a scholly. Ryan Iverson (snapper) and Darragh O'Neil did just that.
     
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    Kickers are about the hardest to evaluate of any position. High school kicking and college kicking are apples and oranges.
     
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    Yeah...kicking in college much harder with different angles and no tee. 6 of 11 bothers me
     
  20. BuffUp

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    page 2 and no one is raising the level of competition flag? Funny how everyone wants a 5A or 4A kid until a kicker comes along. All of a sudden 2A and 3A is ok... JK - Merry Christmas to all.
     
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    Don't think the level of competition is quite the factor when you are talking about kickers. Are the goal post different, does the rush get there any slower, is the weather different?

    It doesn't look like he has any D1 offers at this point. The question is would he walk-on to CU or go elsewhere, potentially getting some scholly assistance at a lower level of competition.
     
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    To be fair, you're also going to have much, much better holders and long snappers in college.

    In any case, no way do we take a kicker unless he's the next Mason Crosby or a PWO.
     
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    Many of his misses were long ones. I do not expect Ryan to pursue CFB although that may change. He'd be a PWO at any school he is considering. He's battled a sore knee for some time and that may or may not determine his fate.
     
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    Do you know if it is his kicking leg or plant leg? If it is the plant leg that seems to be worse for kickers and may explain his fall off in numbers from last season.

    He does seem like the kind of kid who will have options with or without football so good luck to him in whatever he decides to pursue.
     
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    Plant leg.
     
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    Ryan is stating he will walk on and attempt to kick at CU. Leg is feeling fine and he is working out.
     
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    Toby doin' work.
     
  29. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Quality walk on for the kicking game. I'm happy about this one. Would love to see an in-state walk on at K or P every year.
     
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    Totally. If Justin Barron went this route too I'd not complain. He didn't sign a LOI anywhere, did he?
     

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