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'15 JC OT Zach Bateman (Verbal to UCLA)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by Buffnik, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Orange Coast C.C. (Costa Mesa, CA) / Estancia H.S.

    December Grad - 2 to play 2

    Ht: 6'7"
    Wt: 320
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    Rivals rating: 3*-5.5rr; unranked OT
    Scout rating: unrated OT
    ESPN rating: unrated OT
    247s rating:

    Reported Offers: COLORADO, Arizona State, BYU, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma State, SDSU, UAB, Utah, Wisconsin
     
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    In a July 25th Rivals article, he named Okie Lite and ASU as his favorites and plans to visit. But there was no CU offer at the time that article was published, so it looks like the Buffs have offered in the last 4 weeks.

    https://colorado.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1662629

    "I'm not playing favorites right now," he said. "I'm going to continue what I'm doing right now and that's to get better every day. When it's time for me to sign in December, then I'll have my choice made. I'm not one of those guys who's looking for a logo, I'm going to sign with a school where I'm going to start and have the best chance to get to the NFL."
     
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    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    Damn, that's a big boy.
     
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    You never know with interviews if the whole context is included, but going to a place where he is going to start makes it sound like he wants a guarantee of starting right away. Not sure HCMM can or should offer that promise.

    Although while we are deeper than we have been in a while, we certainly have a more favorable depth chart than most top unis have regarding his aspirations. And we certainly have put a lot of OL into the NFL in recent years.
     
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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Maybe Nembot is planning to declare after this season? He really wants to get to work on making money for his work in Africa.
     
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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    That's also his HS photo. 2 inches and 40 lbs ago.
     
  8. Darth Snow

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    Wouldn't surprise me
     
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    It's a near certainty. Scouts have been evaluating him and he's an NFL guy period.
    Bad news is they like Gillam and Tupou as well and both are eligible this year I believe.
     
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    I hope not, that would suck for us. Other hand, be good for them meaning I'd be happy for them.
     
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    Depth at OT is still very suspect. Between Miller coming in January, but probably a couple years away and a player like Haigler being a clear project, we need help at OT in 2015.
     
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