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'15 AZ ATH Isaiah Oliver (Signed to COLORADO)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by Buffnik, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Brophy Prep (Phoenix, AZ)

    Ht: 6'0"
    Wt: 175
    40: 4.55

    Rivals rating: 3*-5.5rr; unranked S
    Scout rating: 3*; unranked CB
    ESPN rating: 3*-74 grade; #166 WR
    247s rating: 3*-86 grade; #78 CB

    Reported Offers: COLORADO, New Mexico
     
  2. Buffnik

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    Stats for 2014 season (Brophy is 9-3, ranked #5 in Arizona):

    Offense
    44 catches for 1205 yards with 11 receiving TDs (14 TDs total)

    Defense
    49 tackless (43 solo), 6 INTs, 7 pass break-ups and 5 blocked FGs

    http://www.maxpreps.com/athlete/isaiah-oliver/-8YScPTtEeKZ5AAmVebBJg/gendersport/football-stats.htm

    Oliver is re-writing the record books at Brophy on both sides of the ball. Reminds me of Nelson Spruce's recruiting and ability. Plays in a power league for a power team, puts up eye popping numbers, but doesn't have a lot of offers due to combine numbers that are very much middle-of-the-road. Not big or small. Not fast or slow. From a combine standpoint, he's just a guy. Then you get him on the field and he dominates on both sides of the ball.

    As far as the athleticism (since folks will be concerned and wonder about the 2* rating):

    Oliver won AZ States in the Decathlon as a junior.

    Here were his event results:

    100M Dash - 1st at 11.27
    110M Hurdles - 1st at 14.75
    1,500M Run - 2nd at 4:47.90
    400M Dash - 1st at 49.49
    Discus - 7th at 98-02.00
    High Jump - 10th at 5-05.00
    Javelin - 5th at 130-09.00
    Long Jump - 1st at 22-02.25
    Pole Vault - 16th at 8-00.50
    Shot Put - 2nd at 43-00.25

    http://az.milesplit.com/meets/174413/results/307656

    Oliver is looked at more as a Safety than WR prospect by most of the recruiting sites.

    Here's what Rob Cassidy (Rivals recruiting analyst) had to say on October 11th:

    Recruiting wrap: Oliver's lone offer is from New Mexico.

    Performance: Oliver was the weekend's most pleasant surprise. He was everywhere on Friday night, making plays on offense, defense and blocking a field goal. But while he was effective at wide receiver, his future on the college level is likely at defensive back. Oliver, who made a game-clinching interception, played cornerback on Friday night and was effective in man coverage but also showed a knack for ball hawking and delivering a big hit. There's plenty to like about Oliver, even if he doesn't have top-level speed. His motor, instincts and ability to change directions quickly make him an under-the-radar prospect to watch.

    Grade: B+


    https://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1691407

    Look for his ratings to start climbing on the sites. CU has a great shot here with Oliver's 1st P5 offer.
     
  4. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Those are not terrible measurables. Particularly at safety. Would like to get a kid or two from Brophy.
     
  5. BehindEnemyLines

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    Agreed, Brophy usually has some quality players and the academics are pretry solid as well, iirc.
     
  6. KyleM.

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    Interview with Isaiah Oliver ----> http://rvls.co/1uNfiZw ($)

    "We really just talked about the football program down at Colorado. How they're really on the rise and they're getting really close in the Pac-12. They're getting better every game, every week." -- Oliver on offer from MacIntyre
     
  7. skinsfan55

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    Dem interview skills doe...

    Seriously, I think a kid's ability to give good soundbites and be comfortable in front of a microphone/reporter is underrated in recruiting.
     
  8. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    One of this weekend's visitors.
     
  9. Duff Man

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    Like.
     
  10. lawdogg

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    Really???
     
  11. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    If he is anywhere close to 6-0, yeah. Seems to have decent speed and athleticism. Not a great prospect by any stretch, but worth taking a gamble on IMO.
     
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    You are very inconsistent. Do stars and offers not matter?
     
  13. Duff Man

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    For the most part they do, but the coaches should be taking 4-5 sleepers, reaches, etc. a class. I'm not advocating taking a full class or even half a class of these caliber of players, but I think a handful are worth the risk.
     
  14. dio

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    Duff is easily the best talent evaluator on Allbuffs... if you think he basis his opinion on star ratings only, then you are sadly mistaken.
     
  15. tante

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    I actually haven't seen anything that would resemble a talent evaluation from him. All I hear is generic stuff like x player is too slow or short. Nothing that actually supports a idea of how a player performs.
     
  16. Buffnik

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    Let's not get into a fight within this thread.

    Especially since it seems like we're in agreement where it matters: Oliver is a great athlete who performed at big boy high school football. He's a state champion decathlete who has an opportunity to go to Miami on a track scholarship (our main competition, it seems) who also starred for a Top 10 football team in Arizona. We all want him. Tremendous potential for a kid like this.

    fwiw, I think the track thing is what has caused some schools to back off due to the assumption that he'll do T&F in college instead of football.
     
  17. Duff Man

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    I'm sorry to have disappointed you. We can probably let this conversation die in an individual recruit thread though.
     
  18. Denver_sc

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    I haven't kept up with this guys' recruitment; is there any chance that the staff offers him the opportunity to do both T&F and football at CU? Hawk's staff did this with Hugh Charles , IIRC.
     
  19. buffaholic

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    They could, if the kid was set on it. But he counts against the football program in terms of scholarship numbers either way. You can't give a kid a T&F scholarship (non-Revenue sport) and have him play football - it counts as a schollie. So if you are using a scholarship, you want him focused on football with rare exception
     
  20. BuffNut99

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    Looks like he committed
     
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    [tweet]542386857518964736[/tweet]

    :woot: welcome young man! :gobuffs: :dance2:
     
  22. Buffnik

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  23. BehindEnemyLines

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    Welcome to the Black-n-Gold, young man!
     
  24. BuffUp

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    Welcome to COLORADO young man, glad to see the "wheels" you are bringing with you. CU is going to do great things.
     
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    Welcome aboard, young fella.
     
  26. Eggon

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    Really great news. Welcome Isaiah!

    Your timing is perfect.

    :congrats::bounce:
     
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    Welcome to the mighty BnG young buffalo!!!
     
  28. KyleM.

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    That idiot Kyle M spelled Brophy wrong
     
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    Welcome to the Black and Gold! :thumbsup2::thumbsup2:
     
  30. AlferdJasper

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    Wonderful news!
     

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