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'15 CO DT Frank Umu (Signed to COLORADO)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by Buffnik, May 14, 2014.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Heritage H.S. (Littleton, CO)

    Ht: 6'5"
    Wt: 275
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    Rivals rating: 3*-5.5rr; unranked DT
    Scout rating: 3*; #104 DT
    ESPN rating: 3*-73 grade; #98 DT
    247s rating: 2*-78 grade; #130 DT

    Reported Offers: COLORADO, CSU, E Washington, Weber State
     
  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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    Umu is expected to be at the CU camp in June.

    He was at CU for junior day and camped with the Buffs last year. Here's a recap of his visit for the spring game:

    Umu is currently hearing the most from CU, Wyoming and South Dakota State. His third unofficial visit to Boulder was a success. "I was there for a summer camp before my junior year and I also went to the junior day in February. It was cool being on the field at the spring game. I liked seeing Ralphie and I liked the food."
     
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    Love that height as a DT
     
  5. TimmyDUBs

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    Well, he'll have a ton of Heritage friends up in Boulder.
     
  6. Bill Cody

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    He's mobile, has good feet and is physical. I think this kid could be a really good OL prospect/option
     
  7. vinniew_11

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    All good qualities for a guy on the DL too. We are going after a ton of OL guys this cycle. Let's shore up the DT position as well. Has he even PLAYED on the OL before?
     
  8. Buffnik

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    One thing that makes it hard to read the film is that I can't tell if Heritage is playing a read/react defensive front or if they are supposed to penetrate from the DL. There's such a variance in ability across that front that the line of scrimmage quickly changes one way or the other in different spots. That has Umu standing up his blocker and holding him off a lot instead of shooting and pursuing to the ball. It also has him catching tackles instead of driving into them.

    What I usually look for most out of a DL is the first step and then the closing burst. It was hard for me to tell much on either from that film. Only thing I could tell for sure is that no one was pushing him somewhere he didn't want to go.
     
  9. Yung Buffalo

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    Right here! Glad to see a Heritage kid getting CU attention. It's been a while.


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    I was going to say the same thing. I didn't see that burst or power from a guy who is 6'5" 270 lbs. Would have liked to see more discarding of the blocker and finding the ball. I see a need for more strength and power. I can see this guy doing damage. He has the size to make a difference.
     
  11. KyleM.

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    Spoke to Frank. He said he's 6-4, 280. Hopes to get to 300 for college. Trains with McChesney and said it's made a difference in his physicality since February.
     
  12. KyleM.

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    Here's that interview with Frank if you have a subscription. Adam got a video interview with the Heritage junior too at McChesney's gym.
     
  13. KyleM.

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    That interview with Frank linked above is free over on Buff Stampede if you weren't able to read it. Adam put in some serious work getting videos at McChesney's gym and they turned out great.
     
  14. SECOBuffsFan

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    Not bad....plays a little high for me...would like to see the pad level drop....that led to him having problems with the double team and not creating a pile....when he is not double teamed though he was a handful
     
  15. KyleM.

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    Rams offered
     
  16. KyleM.

    KyleM. Recruiting Moderator Club Member

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    Big Frank just committed to CSU per his father
     
  17. Buffskier

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    Hope we stay on him in case he has a big senior season.. I wonder what a PAC-12 offer would mean to him, should it arise..
     
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    Big guy, good luck to him in Fort Collins
     
  19. Buffnik

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    They offered for OL, right?
     
  20. KyleM.

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    CSU likes him on both lines, or at least that's what they've told him. They said they just want to bring him in and figure it out from there. I know he liked Fort Collins when he was up for a camp last month. He's a great kid and his dad is a good guy. I hope he ends up staying in state, wherever that is.
     
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    Good for him to lock up an offer going into the season. If he has a breakout season we know where to find him.
     
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    nice grab by the rams. Hope he gets NCAA qualified.
     
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    [tweet]510950553518878720[/tweet]

    Good for Frank!
     
  25. Shldr2Shldr

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    Lol. Would love to steal this one.
     
  26. SBG

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    I take it we have space for another? We have a lot of bodies along the lines. Wish we could spread them out over a few classes
     
  27. Shldr2Shldr

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    Gray shirt and red shirts will help with that some. I am confused by the amount they are bringing in though.
     
  28. GoBuffs88

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    Unless they are worried Josh will go pro and Samson may not return. Losing Juda as well.
     
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    The concern over samson is valid I think.
     
  30. buffaholic

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    Samson isn't at all likely to make it back.
    Josh Tupou is draft eligible and NFL scouts are all over him.

    Next year:
    Solis - SR
    Lopez - SO
    Frank - RS F

    We'll need 1 guy to play right away and several guys to develop.
     

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