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Spring Watch List

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by Duff Man, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    The Spring Evaluation Period begins tomorrow and will run through the end of May. Very important time in recruiting because the assistant coaches actually get to check out recruits off-campus. We should see a lot of names pop up over the next several weeks. Here are some offensive players to keep an eye on:

    QB
    Christian Chapman (Carlsbad, CA): He is on the coaches' radar already and they will be visiting Carlsbad this week to see him. He has a live arm and can really sling it. The main question may be his actual size. He also seems to hold on to the ball a bit too long. To this point, Chapman only has a Washington State offer.

    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/557465/christian-chapman

    RB
    Auston Anderson (Plano, TX): Anderson is definitely not under the radar, as he has several BCS offers. Good speed and seems to have a great burst when he hits the open field. He seems tailor-made for the spread offense and would add a dimension to our RBs that is lacking. Coach Jeffcoat also has ties to West Plano, as that is where his son Jackson played. I suspect Anderson's stock will soar during the evaluation period, particularly since he has been vocal about wanting to leave Texas to play college ball.

    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1273641/auston-anderson

    WR
    T.V. Williams (McKinney, TX): A true burner at the wide receiver position, Williams has grabbed a handful of early BCS schools. When you watch the highlights, pretty clear that he can outrun just about everyone and is very dynamic. Also a good chance he will be a kick returner and punt returner as a senior. Another player who I suspect will have many more offers when June rolls around.

    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/685449/tv-williams

    Don'yeh Patterson (Compton, CA): Big, physical wide receiver who has been getting attention from several schools in the PAC-12. Definitely the type of player most schools will want to size up in person before potentially offering. Speed is also a question mark here.

    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1676790/highlights/38362373

    Donovan Walker
    (Chino Hills, CA): Walker has been a standout at various 7-on-7 tournaments this spring. Real lanky kid still growing into his body, so this is all about potential right now. The Bay area schools have shown some early interest.

    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/409437/highlights/17446375

    TE
    Bobby Okereke (Santa Ana, CA): For a team lacking athleticism and playmaking ability at the tight end position, Okereke seems like a perfect fit. He had almost 500 yards receiving as a junior, but his school is off the radar of college football programs. Very surprising to me he only has three offers to date. Washington has offered as an outside linebacker, but I actually like him as a tight end.

    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/167872/bobby-okereke

    OL
    Sean Krepsz (Riverside, CA): Big, strong, and athletic, Krepsz is one of those offensive line recruits that projects at several different offensive line positions. I really his film playing offensive tackle, but could easily see him moving inside. He has a few early offers, but I doubt that lasts for long. I could see him blowing up over the next couple months.

    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/708760/highlights/34367393

    Kammy Delp (Pomona, CA): Huge kid out of the Inland Empire getting looks on both sides of the ball. Might be the type of player the coaches just recruit as an athlete and make the position decision when he gets on campus. Very physically imposing player and he plays with a mean streak. Expect most of the PAC-12 to offer when it is all said and done.

    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/592041/highlights/32865378

    Patrick Lawrence (Waxahachie, TX): The ultimate developmental type of offensive tackle, Lawrence has the athleticism that OL coaches dream about. He also has the frame to add weight, an important consideration since he is all of 250 pounds right now. Waxahachie is just south of the DFW Metroplex and plays teams from there, so competition is not an issue. I really like his film and apparently so do several teams, as he has grabbed four early offers.

    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/824036/highlights/44816379

    Kolton Miller (Roseville, CA): Mammoth offensive tackle out of the Sacramento area. Definitely has the size to be an impact tackle at the next level, but is also very raw and has solid, not spectacular, athleticism. He already has a handful of BCS offers and should get a lot of attention from PAC-12 schools.

    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2316818/highlights/39703378

    I will have a list of defensive players tomorrow. We are still early in the recruiting cycle, so plenty of players yet to be discovered.
     
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  2. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    DL
    Cedric Johnson (Rowlett, TX): Very athletic defensive tackle out of the DFW Metroplex. He seems to move very well and has a decent first step, but will need to get stronger. Several Big 12 teams have shown interest and Baylor has offered, but new offers may help to slow down the process.

    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/899307/highlights/30710375

    Kennedy Emesibe (Hesperia, CA): Versatile defensive lineman who most likely projects as a defensive end at the next level. He plays both standing up and with his hand on the ground, which showcases his athleticism. He also has a good first step and seems to be in position to make plays. Cal has offered, but do not expect that to last once coaches see him in person.

    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/237008/highlights/33599373

    Jaylen Johnson (Corona, CA): Lean, athletic defensive end out of the powerhouse Corona Centennial program. He can play standing up and moves down the line very well. Also has a quick first step. Definitely not under the radar with several PAC-12 offers already, but he could be one of the better defensive end prospects in the West before it is all said and done.

    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1923492/highlights/26191373

    LB
    Ismael Murphy-Richardson (Goodyear, AZ): In a year loaded with prep talent in Arizona, Murphy-Richardson might have as much upside as any prospect in the state. He possesses elite athleticism and a frame that could potentially make him a forceful DE/OLB. He plays at a school off the radar of most colleges, but already has five early offers from some bigtime schools. Remember the name.

    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1162049/highlights/35775374

    Tay Evans (Allen, TX): Long, lean athlete playing for one of the top programs in Texas. He is pretty raw and would need some time to adjust to outside linebacker, but has a lot of upside. He is already approaching double digit offers and should only add more over the next couple months as Allen always see heavy traffic from coaches.

    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1298873/highlights/21236373

    Noah Westerfield (Frisco, TX): Another long, lean athlete out of the DFW Metroplex who has very good athleticism. He has played TE, DE, and OLB at different times in high school career and also is a starter on Wakeland's basketball team. He has the frame to add weight and while under the radar right now, that likely will not last.

    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/925298/highlights/37733394

    Ricky Liuchan (San Marcos, CA): Speedy linebacker out of San Diego County who ultimately may end up on the inside at the next level. Flows to the ball very well and plays very physical. He has two early offers.

    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/652800/highlights/46484374

    DB
    Adam Soesman (Clovis, CA): It is hard to beat the size/speed combo of this safety prospect out of the Fresno area. He very much looks the part of a classic free safety and he is a pure playmaker. There may not be many better safety prospects in California. His recruitment is just starting to gain steam, so he may reach blue chip status sooner rather than later.

    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/912713/highlights/18290404

    J.T. Gray (Coolidge, AZ): Dynamic two-way athlete and yet another major 2014 prospect in Arizona. Another classic free safety who has good size and speed, along with great instincts. He was recently named the defensive MVP at the Rivals Under Armour Camp in Phoenix. Oh yeah, he also had over 1,000 total yards and 16 TDs as a RB during his junior season. Expect his recruitment to skyrocket this spring. (Sorry, could not find Hudl highlights, but Rivals subscribers can access them from the link)

    Juwan Jones (Chandler, AZ): Rangy athlete out of the powerhouse Chandler Hamilton program who may ultimately grow into an outside linebacker. Speed is probably the biggest question mark here. Hamilton players will always get an opportunity to be noticed by college coaches.

    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1624008/highlights/36131400
     
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    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Added the defensive players.
     
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    Nice work on all this. Just getting around to reviewing it. Hopefully we are coming back to this list numerous times after we offer many of them and hopefully after a few accept!

    Rep!
     
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    Interesting prospects. I've had my eye on Liuchan since youtube was kind enough to link me while watching Kiel Robinson's video. Dude hits like a truck.

    I'll toss in a few guys I've been following with interest:

    Coltin Gerhart: (Norco, CA) 3rd brother from the Gerhart clan. Raw QB that can run well, but shows a lot of promise as a passer imo.

    [video]http://www.hudl.com/athlete/856852/highlights/33653409[/video]

    Kwesi Mashack: (Norco, CA) No offers so far, but looks similar to Greg Henderson a couple of years ago. I'd guess he probably won't ever be a star, but will be a solid cover corner.

    [video]http://www.hudl.com/athlete/856938/highlights/21755378[/video]

    Will Walker: (Perris, CA) Same HS as Davien Payne (maybe not the best thing atm), but not very similar in terms of running styles. Good looking all around back. Top speed might be questionable. Check out the play at :49 for lols though.

    [video]http://www.hudl.com/athlete/313636/highlights/38709390[/video]

    James Hubbard: (Fullerton, CA) Thin WR that ran a legit 4.49 40 at the LA Nike camp awhile back. Missed some games last year due to injury, might be why he's not even in the rivals database.

    [video=youtube;x7KwWR1zF90]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7KwWR1zF90[/video]

    Zach Bornstein: (Westlake Village, CA) 6'4 TE that also ran a solid 4.57 time at the LA Nike camp. Hasn't picked up any offers, not sure why. Highlights are short, but I'd guess blocking isn't a strength for him. Still, we could use more Vincent Hobbs on our team. Also needs to add weight, weighed in at 212 for that camp.

    [video]http://www.hudl.com/athlete/995053/athletics[/video]

    Michael Matthews: (Mission Viejo, CA) Big framed DE from Mission Viejo. I think he projects well as a guy that adds weight and moves inside to DT.

    [video]http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1434922/highlights/35267436[/video]

    Michael Hughes: (Las Vegas, NV) Really good quickness for a guy that size. Looks like he moves pretty well laterally on toss plays.

    [video]http://www.hudl.com/athlete/567884/highlights/31163403[/video]

    Mikah Holder & Alijah Holder: (Oceanside, CA) Twin athletes that recently impressed at a 7 on 7 camp. Alijah looks like a future corner while Mikah looks like a future WR.

    [video]http://www.hudl.com/athlete/747969/highlights/42456391[/video]
    [video]http://www.hudl.com/athlete/747966/highlights/44428373[/video]

    Alex Egurbide: (Westlake Village, CA) Not a strong year for Westlake prospect wise and their only prospect in the rivals database has no offers thus far. Speed is obviously the problem here as a WR, but if he could add weight and become a TE, he'd be a great one to have on your team. Big question as to whether or not he can do that, though.

    [video]http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1698013/highlights/22022377[/video]

    And that's about it. Can't think of anyone else off the top of my head.
     
  6. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Good stuff WR!

    FWIW, I kinda view 2014 as very much a year of strengths and weaknesses by position, moreso than most years.

    Strengths: Running Backs, Secondary, Defensive Ends
    Weaknesses: Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers, Tight Ends, Defensive Tackles

    Offensive Line and Linebackers just in between.
     
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    Yeah it's too bad this year is so weak at TE when we really need a good one. WR is another funny one. I read somewhere that Erik Brown is probably the top WR on the west coast. Not that he's a bad prospect, but that comment really caught my eye. I'm not sure he cracks the top 5 CA WRs last year.

    On the plus side, next year looks like a monster year for QBs on the west coast. Josh Rosen, Ricky Town, Kevin Dillman, and Jake Browning already sporting BCS offers. Then you have guys like Brady White, Tyler Hilinski, and Sam Darnold that all look pretty good. Bryce Perkins from AZ and Bretty Rypien from WA also already rocking P12 offers.
     
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    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    The guy Biggins keeps hyping is Rahshead Johnson. But yeah, weak year overall for WRs.

    OTOH, the secondary talent is similar to the 2012 OL class.
     
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    I swear I posted about Will Walker before I saw RubenMeza's post regarding our coaches stopping by his school today! :lol:
     
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    I think White_Rabbit is RubenMeza. Hmmmm.
     
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    White_Rabbit Club Member Club Member

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    It's true, I'm angling to move up from the SDSU site to the Buffscoop 247 site.
     
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    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Okereke was offered by Boise State yesterday. Sounds like his height may be in question, but he has run 4.68 in the 40. Exactly what we need!
     
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    Another player to keep an eye on:

    Michael Trani (La Mirada, CA)

    Charles Clark was at La Mirada yesterday (lots of prospects to talk about) and it sounds like more coaches will be there tomorrow morning:
    [tweet]324924125439221761[/tweet]
     
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    More names!

    Vincent Parrish: (San Diego, CA) Fluid WR with some length that ran a legit 4.62 40 at the LA Nike camp. Also measured in at 6'1.5. Reminds me of Jeff Thomas.

    [video]http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1414829/highlights[/video]

    Shay Fields: (Bellflower, CA) Really solid looking athlete that has been tearing it up at offseason camps. Has some MWC offers right now, but I'm going to guess he'll end up with a few P12 offers by the end of the summer. We need kids that can make plays and this kid can certainly do that.

    [video]http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1339081/highlights/33263390[/video]

    Calvin Green: (Sacramento, CA) His speed and versatility really jumped out at me. Can line up at RB and in the slot, a valuable and rare skill.

    [video]http://www.hudl.com/athlete/690794/highlights/35604374[/video]

    Marcus Griffin: (Bellevue, WA) I don't really see how a kid this big and this nimble only has 2 offers.

    [video]http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1520364/highlights/37723383[/video]
     
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    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Biggins tweeting we have offered Okereke.:thumbsup:On my phone, but will get profile up later. Really good player IMO.
     
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    Some recruits the coaches have added recently Titus Hasson (JUCO), Zach Young/Matthew Bogans (Doherty HS), Artie Vasquez (Norco), Ethan Pulley (Rancho Cucamonga)

    According to this post by JuCo Football Forer on fb
    That post was dated April 17th
     
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    JuCo Football Forer also says Reynard has a '14 offer for Georgia Southern and '13 offers from CU and Wisconsin. Does anyone want to call Independence JC to get the scoop?:popcorn:
     
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    Yep according to Adam he is visiting this weekend.

    [video=youtube;ugMboCCtHqE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugMboCCtHqE[/video]
     
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    Damn nice find slider!

    You should just make your own thread, slap SCOOP on the title, and you could make a nice little career.
     
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    [tweet]328208105869545474[/tweet]
     
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    http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1500818

    :thumbsup:

    Also, bummer about Griffin. We can still offer Michael Hughes though!
     
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    Wyo OL Taven Bryan lists a CU offer
     
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    Surprised we have not seen more OL offers pop up. Hope Sean Krepsz gets a long look.
     
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    HCMM seems to like the OL group we have and there are a lot of numbers coming in with not a lot graduating. I don't think we'll take more than 3 this cycle.
     
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    Only three? That seems light because I was hoping for five.
     
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    Ya def want more than 3. 4-5 would be nice
     
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    Cory Klingler, Luke Klingler, Tim Wilkerson, Adonis Jennings, Denzell Bates, Connor Means, Michael Lazarus, and Koa Farmer are some newer names. Not sure which guys have profiles here
     
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    Sounds like we are close to offering Kammy Delp. Kid is super athletic.
     
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    Apparently we're after Kwesi Mashack :thumbsup:

    http://colorado.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1506329
     

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