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'14 JC DE Pio Vatuvei (Signed with Louisville)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by Buffnik, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Patterson H.S. (Patterson, CA) / College of San Mateo (San Mateo, CA)

    3 Years to Play 2

    Ht: 6-foot-2
    Wt: 285 lbs
    40: 4.65 secs

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    Reported Offers: COLORADO, Fresno State
     
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  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    [video=youtube;LFt6McAOxWw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFt6McAOxWw[/video]
     
  3. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    No elite school offers? Pass.
     
  4. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I really like him on film. Unfortunately, it sounds like we've got a lot of ground to make up. He is favoring the schools from the Pac-10 (not 12) and is holding out for a USC offer.

    Also, profiles vary on his weight. Two services and his film list him between 230-236 lbs and then two services list him between 260-265 lbs. If the latter, he's probably a DT instead of a DE.
     
  5. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Let's not run this joke into the ground guys. We do not need to see this in every single recruit thread.
     
  6. NW Buff

    NW Buff Club Member Club Member

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    But he used the officially sanctioned sarcasm font.
     
  7. BehindEnemyLines

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    I guess the ht/wt disparities don't bother me much. He looks like a player and based on the film, looks like he'll grow into a DT.

    What bothers me is the 2.5 gpa.
     
  8. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    Lots of kids seem to be holding out for USC offers.
     
  9. zbuff

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    Oh, to have a nickel for every time this is said over the next 3 decades.
     
  10. ZKobalt

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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Instant 4*.
     
  12. lawdogg

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    That SC class has got to be getting close to filling up at this point. Certainly don't want to just concede that they get to pick their guys and the rest of us fight over the leftovers, but some of these other youngsters holding out for that offer have got to start seeing that it may not be forthcoming.
     
  13. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    2.5 gpa and USC holdout? Kid's priorities are in the wrong place. I wish him well.
     
  14. cmgoods

    cmgoods Olympic Sports Mod Club Member

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    Kicked off the team for violating team rules.
     
  15. boydbuff

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    Anyone know where this guy ended up in 2013? Is he at a JUCO?
     
  16. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    :lol:
     
  17. cmgoods

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    Yeah at San Mateo Junior College
     
  18. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Pio was slated to start at Washington this season but had some off-field issues and was dismissed from the team in the Spring.

    He landed at San Mateo for a JC season.

    Official Visitor to CU on 11/22 according to Rivals.
     
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    Where are all these visitors going to sit!
     
  20. skinsfan55

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    This would be a big get. Seems like a defensive lineman would practically have a guaranteed spot to start.
     
  21. o_robbie

    o_robbie I don't think before I post

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    With CUD leaving their is certainly playing time available for whoever wants it. Possibly for 2 players...a run stopping DE and a pass rushing DE.
     
  22. buffaholic

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    With the advent of the zone read, I'm not sure coaches look at it that way. I think they look at both DE positions as guys who have to be extremely athletic to be able to run with the QB to the edge - first and foremost. Not sure we have anyone on the roster than can run like that. Gillam can run with the other's teams speed guys, and that's about it from our front 6 (i.e. 4-2 front).
     
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    Reed and Gilbert sound like those players
     
  24. o_robbie

    o_robbie I don't think before I post

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    I was thinking the Hill brothers would fit into that idea too.
     
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    1. Ihenacho
    2. Vatuvei

    Please please please
     
  26. Bigbuffs

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    Wasn't he supposed to visit this past weekend?
     
  27. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    He was. And then he wasn't on the OV list. There was a scramble with that JC after they made the playoffs. Hopefully we can still get him to Boulder. Immediate impact starter.
     
  28. BuffUp

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    want this kid...get r done coaches
     
  29. schubeal

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    This guy is my #2 want after Rashead Johnson. You just can't have enough D-line talent.
     
  30. buffaholic

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    I think there's some work to still do academically for him. He was a full qualifier obviously in order to go to UW, but he still has to graduate from his JC which he is targeting for May.

    Would be nice to have updated information on offers/visits, etc as the info at the top is all from 2 years ago. Do any of the services have a new Juco page for him?
     

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