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2015 Recruiting -- year of the California QB

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by Buffnik, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Scout article just dropped.

    19 Quarterbacks were rated 4* or higher by both Scout and Rivals. 8 of them are from California. That's ridiculous. The QB talent in the west is also why the Pac-12 is elevating as the closest rival to the SEC for conference supremacy.

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  2. skinsfan55

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    Surely it's not just a question of superior genetics. There must be some good coaching in Pop Warner all the way through high school to crank out that much talent.
     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    There are some great QB schools in CA that the players get to work at. Plus, a fantastic 7-on-7 circuit. California has a QB culture, plus the population and resources to bring them together to compete, train and learn.
     
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    Not such a good year next year (only 1 5* and 1 4*), might have to find another QB elsewhere.
     
  5. MtnBuff

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    Makes a certain amount of sense that that concentration of talent in California has some responsibility for a guy like Montez not getting as much attention as he might otherwise. In addition to that 4* talent there are also a bunch of quality 3* guys in California as well this year. It seems like everyone who wanted a QB just bought tickets to the coast instead of beating the bushes in the regions with much thinner talent.
     
  6. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    The emphasis of CU's 2015 recruiting was to land one of the top CA quarterbacks. That was the priority and it was as public as these things get. Montez wasn't even on the CU radar until the need for backup plans arose and the Buffs auditioned about a half dozen guys at the CU camp.

    Ending up with Montez was due to a recruiting failure. I like him, though, so I think we've got a chance of seeing the Buffs back into something we'll look back on and gush over how the coaches found this great undiscovered talent from El Paso.
     
  7. MtnBuff

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    I understand what you are saying and agree with it. The staff had a number of Cali QB's targeted and struck out on all of them.

    My point is that if not for the concentration of talent in Cali more schools likely would have taken the effort to at least look at a HS football backwater like El Paso and Montez would have caught their attention.

    I think (and hope) that we got a steal in Montez. I am also enough of a realist to know that based on the rest of our recruiting this year had other P5 schools been in on him before we got the commit he likely would be going elsewhere and we would be talking up the plan C guy.
     
  8. Duff Man

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    Montez would have been off the radar regardless.
     
  9. leftybuff

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    Just imagine if Montez had been in NM...he may not have even gotten shoes.
     

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