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'15 CA QB Sam Darnold (Verbal to USC)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by cmgoods, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. cmgoods

    cmgoods Olympic Sports Mod Club Member

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    San Clemente H.S. (San Clemente, CA)

    Ht: 6'4"
    Wt: 190
    40: 4.95

    Rivals rating: 3*-5.6rr, unranked PQB
    Scout rating: 3*; unranked QB
    ESPN rating: 4*-83 grade; #5 PQB (#89 overall)
    247s rating: 4*-92 rating; #7 DQB (#203 overall)

    Reported Offers: CSU, Duke, Nevada, Northwestern, Oregon, Oregon State, San Diego State, Tennessee, USC, Utah, Wake Forest
     
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  2. cmgoods

    cmgoods Olympic Sports Mod Club Member

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    Same HS as Travis Wilson. Not surprisingly he favors Utah at the moment
     
  4. boydbuff

    boydbuff Club Member Club Member

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    Doesn't have an offer from CU yet. BTW, while he is listed as a pro-style, his clips show a pretty athletic guy who also plays LB and WR.
     
  5. Bigbuffs

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    I'm a little confused as to how he's not more highly recruited. He looks to have all the skills needed to be 4* quarterback. He's got prototypical size with a strong arm and great athletic ability. Are there any reasons why he's not more highly recruited?
     
  6. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    He was injured the 3rd game of his Jr year and missed the rest of the season.
     
  7. Bigbuffs

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    That explains it.
     
  8. bigbang2

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    Makes plays outside of the pocket. But bails out of the pocket too early. He is a project.
     
  9. cmgoods

    cmgoods Olympic Sports Mod Club Member

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    The offers are starting to come in for him. In the last couple of days, he's picked up offers from Northwestern, Wake Forest, SDSU, and Tennessee.
     
  10. sliderNcider

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    Interesting. Time to start making serious moves on back-up prospects imo
     
  11. Bigbuffs

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    I know that I'm in the minority, but Darnold is my favorite of the quarterbacks in this class that I've seen so far that hasn't committed to another school.
     
  12. bombay

    bombay Club Member Club Member

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    The guy looks very good to me. Love the size.
     
  13. Upcountry

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    Some scuttlebutt that Oregon may target Darnold instead of Waller
     
  14. buffaholic

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    Impossible. Waller is higher rated.
     
  15. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    :smile2:

    I remember when Oregon accepted an early commitment from Mariota and we were all saying, "Who?!?!". Low 3*, if rated at all, at the time. Kelly was all about his own evaluations and system. Will be interesting if Helfrich has the same confidence in his player evals or if he chases the scouting service stars.
     
  16. Bigbuffs

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    So is it to late to get into this race
     
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    https://colorado.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1645327

    Not sure if we're high on him or not, but it obviously sounds like he'd prefer to stay in the P12 region.
     
  18. BarackObama

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    My daughter is going to Sam's school next year. The high school was giving physicals to incoming freshmen this morning that will be participating in sports. According to one of the football parents I was chatting with, he picked up an offer from CU and is receiving heavy interest from Stanford and Oregon.
     
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    I know you're a busy man, what with leading the free world and all, so thank you for taking some time out to share this information and welcome to the site.
     
  20. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Welcome to the board!

    Love it when someone brings new info to the party off the jump.

    Darnold's recruiting is absolutely blowing up.
     
  21. Duff Man

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    Wonder if we can get him to the Mission Viejo camp.
     
  22. cmgoods

    cmgoods Olympic Sports Mod Club Member

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    Oregon offered


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  23. lawdogg

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    Oregon really must not have been as high on Waller as it seemed they were.
     
  24. Upcountry

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    I had read on the Oregon 247 board that their staff thought Waller was really raw. That was right when they lost their first choice to A&m. I think they want someone who will be more of an immediate factor in the competition when Mariotta goes pro. Waller may have big upside, but they seemed to like Darnold a lot and think he has the skills to contribute sooner.
     
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    Escalation.

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  26. cmgoods

    cmgoods Olympic Sports Mod Club Member

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    Interesting that USC just offered
     
  27. SD Buff

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    SC is taking two QBs and Sills won't be one of them. But wow did Darnold stock take off
     
  28. Bigbuffs

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    Everyone for 247 is predicting him to go to Duke.
     
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  30. KyleM.

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    Saw that coming! Still 52 percent to Duke. That's funny.
     

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