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'17 CO DT Jalen Sami (Signed to COLORADO)

8Jah

Well-Known Member
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.
 

BuffUp

[insert punctuation here]
Club Member
This kid will surprise IMO. will come in with the Chip on his Shoulder to prove a point.
 

Buffnik

Real name isn't Nik
Club Member
Junta Member
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.
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.
 

onealcd

Club Member
Club Member
340 pounds and can apparently throw down pretty well. A way better athlete than I was assuming he was.
 

ralphieV

Well-Known Member
What 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.
 

8Jah

Well-Known Member
What 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.
That is the question no one seems to be able to answer
 
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