Downgraded to half a star
Yep. At the end of the day, you can't teach size. Looks like he can move. Got to love the upside of a 6'6" 340 lb DL. Could be an absolute game changer for the future of our defense.This was the crazy story of the year to me. We are hurting at recruiting a NT. Our prospects like Rogers have fallen through. Daniels is wishy washy on where he wants to go. Elliss somehow takes an OV to Mississippi. Everything has fallen through. Then, out of no where comes this beast out of our backyard that no one saw. He is obviously big. Cant fake that. He is obviously fast for his size. Can't fake that. ...and no one knew about him. I think this recruit saved us from a massive hole in our class. Congrats to Jeffcoat who seems to have a knack for uncovering these guys.
That is the question no one seems to be able to answerWhat do the CU coaches think they got with this kid? Can any of You with a more trained eye for talent break this down for me?
Comparing his film to guys like Damion Daniels and Noah Elliss (both top 25 DT’s), it’s obvious both are far more coached up / polished, and played against higher competition level. However, to my untrained eye Sami's size and talent are obvious, I’m not sure who I’d want most of the 3 given they’ll get coached up once on campus.
Hypothetical question, Lets say:
- He gets offers from Ole Miss and CU Spring ’16 instead of Jan. ’17, and sends a few tweets out about it
- He has highlight film out there Jr. or early Sr. season.
- He attends a couple camps
Nothing else different, same player, same results, same raw technique, same school, coach etc.
What kind of recruit would he have been (ESPN grade):
a. The same 2*/NR type. Ole Miss and CU offered late because they were desperate for a DT/NT
b. Lower 3* 70-74 grade. Many D1 offers, probably a few of those lower tier p5 offers.
c. Higher 3* 75-79. Has several p5 school options
d. 4* 80-85. An ESPN300 prospect.
e. 4*-5* 85+ grade. ESPN top 50.