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'16 UT OLB Pookie Maka (Signed to COLORADO)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by WasianCU, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. WasianCU

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    Woods Cross H.S. (Woods Cross, UT)

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/maka_pookie

    Ht: 6'3"
    Wt: 202
    40: 4.7

    Rivals rating: 3*-5.7rr; #36 OLB
    Scout rating: 3*; #104 DE
    ESPN rating: 3*-75 grade; #46 OLB
    247s rating: 3*-84 grade; #59 DE

    Reported Offers: COLORADO, Arizona State, BYU, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon State, Utah, Utah State, Washington, Washington State, Wisconsin, Wyoming

     
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  2. WasianCU

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  3. Burrito Palazzo

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    Holy name. Yes please.
     
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    I want my Loudness records back.
     
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    5* name.
     
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    6* Smile
     
  8. DBT

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    This is getting creepy.
     
  9. Buffnik

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    [tweet]614606756019245056[/tweet]

    One of my favorite recruits.
     
  10. El Gringo

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    he cut is hair! :cry:
     
  11. Duff Man

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    Could play immediately.
     
  12. buffaholic

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    Rivals headline sounds positive.
     
  13. FlatironsBuff

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    And the Rivals headline is what, exactly?
     
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    That's a good headline.
     
  16. FlatironsBuff

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    That looks like the 'Dobie-o-matic' (Gary Larson cartoon).

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  17. CVBuff

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    Love this kids playmaking. Under a great coaching staff and with Leavitt, who coached some of the best linebackers in the NFL, this kid would fly. Sounds like he was impressed with the program after a visit and CU vaulted out of a pack of several offers into being heavily considered. BYU had the inside track based on an article out of Oklahoma and 247. But BYU, as an independent with a very uncertain future, is slowly getting worse. CU, with a great tradition, is PAC 12 and on the rise. Kids from Utah are not exposed to what an outstanding experience and top shelf education is available at CU, even though the states share a long border. Nothing in Utah really compares. With the coaches, the values they teach, the new facility, the CU education, PAC 12 affiliation and the relative closeness of Boulder to Woods Cross, I can see why he and his family are impressed and CU is now a top choice.
     
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  18. Buffnik

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    iirc, Leavitt had told Maka that he was the #1 LB that CU had seen this cycle. Buffs want him bad.
     
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    IN HIS WORDS: "Colorado has made a huge jump for Pookie," Cottonwood head coach Mike Tidwell told Rivals.com. "He loves Jim Leavitt and says he's now leaning that way. I know Colorado is one he'll officially visit."

    https://colorado.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1793554
     
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  20. Gary Indiana

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    What Jimmy Leavitt wants, Jimmy Leavitt gets!
     
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    Encouraging.
     
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    Pookierado!
     
  24. FlatironsBuff

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    What level of high school competition does he play? He looked like a NFL linebacker playing in a junior college in those. I am assuming it isn't very good competition or he would be rated even higher. He just wrecks the other team. It almost isn't fair.
     
  25. CVBuff

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    Woods Cross has played in 4A, which has some very good teams and some pretty mediocre teams. His region alone has put prospects into Stanford, Michigan, Utah, USU and BYU over the last 2 years. There are teams that can compete with anyone in the 5A division. One team was so bad,though, that I went to the bathroom just before kickoff and I came back to a score of 21-0 and 2:30 off the clock. The first several clips are at Utah's RES in the state tourny against Timpview, a team that recruits talent heavily and always places players onto BYU and Utah. The coach is Whittingham's brother.
     
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    Really, really like this player
     
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    I love his athleticism and would love to have him. But I wonder about the durability of these light linebackers. Is that the way we are going in order to keep up with the up tempo spread offenses in the pac 12? It just seems like many of them never gain the weight to be durable. Gilliam, Gilbert for example.
     
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    Makamania
     
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    He is Pookie. You don't need a nickname if someone goes by mother ****in pookie!
     
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    ICYMI -- Adam's interview with him on the unofficial

     
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