A quick story on George Campbell by TomVH - thought I'd link to it but the content is relatively redundant for those closely reading the past few days - however there are 2 videos at the top of the story that I think are worth watching. The second video shows highlights of the Orlando NFTC from March. Could not embed these as they are via espn and not youtube - maybe someone with more embed prowess can do it in replies.
Quick takeaways (1) Gosh these kids are young, if you just look at his baby face it looks like a 14 year old...then you go to the physique and it's a man. Helps us put in perspective just how young some of these guys are watching the first video.
(2) First video focuses first on his athletic prowess but last third he talks about how he wants to be a role model and gives back to the community. I am noticing a trend...
(3) In 2nd video he has a drop here or there and the scouting report about "fighting the ball" makes some sense. A few catches against the body as opposed to with his hands. That said, he has TWO YEARS to work on this before even setting a foot on campus as a student. See point 1. Worst case scenario (obviously doubtful) we have one of the most physical and scary fast safeties in college football... (note the poor corner who tried to play press coverage at 1:47 minute mark)
Link to story here. Link to video 1 here. Link to video 2 here.
Obvious position name is obvious... Freshman DT Dee Liner.
The SEC does it again, Manziel thinks this is ok.
File this under General SEC Schadenfreude.
Seems like a few Florida Gator fans are a little butthurt about George Campbell's commitment, and most are preaching that IT WON'T LAST! HE A GATORRRR!
Read the entire thread for delicious and hilarious comments.
The butthurt is strong with this one:
To me, this commitment really doesn't make any sense. I get the interest in Clemson with the offense they run and WRs they can sell him on that they have produced, but Michigan? They threw for less than 200 yds a game.............in the Big 10. I'm sure they are selling him on the future and not the past the same as UF, but I don't get what he could have been told that put Michigan above Clemson or UF.
U MAD BRO?
Can anyone name these potential future members of Team 135?
Noah Furbush (5), Freddy Canteen (17), Brandon Watson (20), Maurice Ways (9), Drake Harris (1), Chase Winovich (15), Ian Bunting, 2015 George Campbell (11), Wilton Speight (19), Mason Cole (52), Lawrence Marshall (12), Michael Ferns (10), Brady Pallante (52)
EDIT: Added Brandon Watson and Brady Pallante. Picture from Michael Ferns' Instagram.
Reebok has slowly been releasing a bio and quotes from 25 of the most dynamic (multi-sport) athletes in high school sports right now. As you might have guessed, Mr. Peppers is on the list and his feature was released yesterday. It's a good summary of his football and track career so far. Lots of other familiar names on the list too (Adoree and others).
Looks like the econ whizzes at Northwestern have convinced the athletic department to sell tickets for their big games via "Purple Pricing". http://www.nupurplepricing.com/ Not totally sure how it will work, but it seems somewhat like a dutch auction where the price will start high and go down based on demand. If you are an early buyer, you will receive a refund if the price goes down. There is also a way to "bid" to automatically purchase if the price hits your bid. Preliminary starting price for sideline for UM will be around $190 and for OSU will be around $240. Not sure what NU is thinking - it might be a way to maximize revenue, but they run a danger of ending up with unfilled seats for their biggest games. They will have a tough decision a week or two before the game having to decide to lower the price or not. Lowering the price of each ticket a few dollars would cost them thousands in refunds, unless they sell them through back channels like stubhub.
Unfortunately, our days of filling Ryan stadium with Chicago-area UM fans cheaply and easily may be over.