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'12 CA RB Donta Abron Jr. (Signed to Colorado)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by Duff Man, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Upland H.S. (Upland, CA)

    Ht: 5-foot-9
    Wt: 187 lbs
    40:

    Rivals rating: 2*-5.4rr; unranked APB
    Scout rating: 2*; #113 RB
    ESPN rating: 3*-78 grade; #33 RB
    247s rating: 2*-75 rating; #129 RB

    Reported Offers: Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, New Mexico State, San Diego State, San Jose State, Stony Brook
     
  2. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    http://insider.espn.go.com/ncf/blog?name=biggins_greg

     
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    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    [video=youtube;QO137kgvfAE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO137kgvfAE[/video]
     
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    White_Rabbit Club Member Club Member

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    Jeez that was a long highlight video. He reminds of Catalon, real fast, shifty, good balance, bowling ball type thing going on.
     
  5. Highlander27

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    Good call. Looks almost identical in terms of build and long speed. BJ might be a smidge faster but I think Abron has very good HB instincts and still has the home run capability. This guy would be a good pickup. It would be hard to not love a big back/speed back combo of Terrence Crowder and Abron. Both have skills despite their offer list.
     
  6. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Upgraded to a 3* on ESPN.
     
  7. Buffnik

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    Visiting this weekend (12/9).

    He's short, but he's thick. Good power and great feet. Runs a lot more like Ray Rice, MJD or EB than he does Rodney Stewart.
     
  8. aik

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    EB must have seen some of his own high school self in this young man since the goal is to recruit larger backs now. I'll trust his judgment on this. Also, this new staff is going strong in the Inland Empire. Love to see that.
     
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    Question.....where is Stony Brook?
     
  10. lawdogg

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    New York
     
  11. Idot Buff

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    In that case, Donta, steer clear of that fine institution!
     
  12. Tea Rex

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    Yup and it's a good academic school so grades probably aren't an issue.
     
  13. sliderNcider

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    This is an interesting one. Will watch vids later
     
  14. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Finally watched the vids. Love this kid. He has an extra gear at the 2d level. It takes a second or 2 to kick in, but he beat some kids that had great angles on him by throwing it up a notch. Also, really like his vision.
     
  15. Pale Ale

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    Shifty, low to the ground and powerful. I. Want. He'll have to learn to not dance around so much, but seems to have good instincts. Could be a real nice addition.
     
  16. NW Buff

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    We have two RB commits and are still in play. While this kid seems legit can we really afford to take 4 RB this cycle? I'd really like to see some other holes in recruiting taken care of... OL anyone?
     
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    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    I want this kid. Coaches want him too, and are willing to take him even if brown commits. EB and JE are seeing something in him.
     
  18. Buffnik

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    We'll take 2 more OLs. That's plenty. Irwin, Kough, Kelley (grayshirted last year) plus two more. I actually think 5 is too many for a class, so I'd be pretty happy if we signed Alexandru Ceachir from the juco ranks.

    We have room for 4 RBs only because of Creer and Crowder coming off knee injuries.
     
  19. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Also cause Donta has the best film out of any RB committed to us that I've watched since Speedy. I called Speedy being a star, and I will do the same for Donta. Hope to hell he commits.
     
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    Sure you did
     
  21. Darth Snow

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    I'm far to lazy, but pretty sure I did in his recruiting thread :lol:. Or at least, I really liked his film.
     
  22. VCBuff

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    Darrin Chiaverini is the offensive coordinator at Riverside Community College. I believe he as at CU when Embree and Bienemy were on Barnett's staff and he was a special teams assistant at UCLA when Embree and Bienemy were there too. I would be suprised if Chiav isn't talking to them about kids in the Inland Empire.
     
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    Is this kid related to Zack Abron?
     
  24. Buff_since76

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    I like the film, but the question is, what kind of competition is he playing against?
     
  25. Darth Snow

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    Buffnik likes this.
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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Inland Empire. Good football. MaxPreps ranked Upland #11 in California and #57 in the nation despite losing in the semi-final round of the Inland playoffs.
     
  27. Darth Snow

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    Too slow :smile2:
     
  28. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Shouldn't you be driving in for the hoops pre-game now?
     
  29. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    No. Rugged is late getting off work. So you get to enjoy my presence a little longer. Leaving.... NOW
     
  30. aik

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    I'm not positive on saying he isn't, but Zack is from St. Louis so I don't think there's a connection.
     

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