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'11 OLB/RB/DE James Wilder, Jr.

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by AlferdJasper, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    Hometown Tampa Bay, FL High School Plant Senior High School Height 6'3" Weight230 lbs.
    Disclaimer: I have no reason to believe this kid is looking at Colorado or vice versa. Looks to me to be an SEC lock unless USC steals him away next year. He played: play defensive end, linebacker, running back, and tight end in 2009.

    But Skidmark happened to post his video clip today (see vid below ... I'd never heard of him before) and then later, when I was browsing on a recruiting forum on Scout (not the buffs site, a main one) I found this post and photo:
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    ... flew into Tampa early Wednesday ... here is the first prospect I visited: James Wilder, Jr. at Plant High School. He is a 6-2 1/2, 219 pound junior and is a LOCK for Scout100 in 2011.

    When I asked Wilder about his offers, he said, "around 40".
    When I asked Plant Head Coach Robert Weiner the same question, he said, "you can pretty much say everybody has."
    -Chad Simmons
    FOX Sports l Scout.com
    South Recruiting Manager
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    So if it doesn't bother the rest of allbuffs, I thought I might follow this kid's recruitment. Looks to be an interesting one.


    The video Skidmark found:
    [video=youtube;8yGxB7gsAFE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yGxB7gsAFE[/video]

    Another highlight tape:
    [video=youtube;Ed6k-Ukx820]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ed6k-Ukx820[/video]
     
  2. bombay

    bombay Club Member Club Member

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    Man. He looks bigger and stronger than his dad was at that age.

    The old man was one of the best backs Missouri ever had.
     
  3. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    holy ****
     
  4. 66BUFF

    66BUFF FTW Club Member

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    how many times did they hold him back...dude looks 23
     
  5. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    Who's his papa?


    Just hard to believe that photo is a JUNIOR in high school. Roughly 17.
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Wilder

    All-American at Missouri, NFL pro bowler at Tampa Bay, still their all-time leading rusher.
     
  7. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    Awesome, thanks for the info.
     
  8. Waldo

    Waldo Original Copy Club Member

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    no relation wish he was
     
  9. bombay

    bombay Club Member Club Member

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    James Jr. gets a mention on his father's Wiki page:

    "James Jr. is currently ranked as the #1 ranked Junior running back in the country and has offers from Alabama, Central Florida, South Carolina, and Notre Dame."
     
  10. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    Well, can we offer early playing time? :smile2:

    (Like every other school out there in the U.S....)
     
  11. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    Then you might have to be asking your wife some questions...:smile2:
     
  12. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    Or vice versa. :smile2:
     
  13. Waldo

    Waldo Original Copy Club Member

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    she only spits out ginger kids
     
  14. FlaBuff

    FlaBuff I drive a Dodge Stratus! Club Member

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    we went to the 5A state final w/Tampa Plant and James Wilder. He was a beast on offense and a terror at D-end. his teammate at Reciever is Tony Dungy's kid. 2x state champs...
     
  15. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. What must it be like to be Tony Dungy and sit in the stands and not second-guess your kid's coach? Or at least just keep your mouth shut :smile2: most of the time ... although if the team is returning state champs maybe Tony doesn't have many suggestions.

    Sounds like Wilder is the real deal - will be fun to watch where he lands.
     

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