I just thought these were interesting little tidbits/confirmations:
Per Mark Snyder, Coach Mallory says that Dymonte Thomas will be strictly a safety this spring. I love this, clearly.
Per Nick Baumgardner, Coach Hoke says that Freddy Canteen is "truly a slot guy", which leads me to believe that he'll play pretty early, considering the only other true slot guy is Norfleet (and maybe Hayes?)
And per Zach Helfand, Hoke said that Noah Furbush cut his own cast off using a hedge trimmer because he wanted to play so badly. Early nominee for #want of the year.
Just a quick question. We spent most of our time since 2011 salivating over how good, what an ATHLETE Dymonte Thomas is. So far, we've only seen him briefly at S and then a little more on kick coverage, where he put his elite athleticism on display.
Obviously, he's not quite ready to take over at Safety yet, which I understand. We've been playing kind of soft coverages, so you need seasoned guys. My question is this. His RS season is gone. Are we really going to let this elite athlete we were all terribly excited to get languish on special teams?
I seem to recall reading that he was quite the runner out of the backfield. At 190, he's not huge, but could probably handle a few carries per game. Do you think this is something the coaches should pursue?
Sup. Early enrollees have numbers and listed heights/weights.
I'll have a post up tomorrow a.m. with the uninteresting interesting things.
Jake Butt announced that he IS enrolling early now.
That means the current early enrollment list looks roughly like this:
- Kyle Bosch
- Jake Butt
- Taco Charlton
- Ross Douglas
- Dymonte Thomas (probable)
- Logan Tuley-Tillman
It looks likes early enrollment is becoming more and more popular every year and it will definitely help these guys see the field earlier.
Deveon Smith with 17 carries for 311 yards and 3 TDs. Highlights include a sack on defense as well:
Highlights from Marlington (Dymonte Thomas #1) win over Poland. Not much of Dymonte except at end with tackle and FF where he blew up the RB:
Dymonte Thomas preview fluff with interview:
Interview with Gareon Conley after win over Buchtel:
I can't decide which 2013 recruit that I'm most looking forward to wearing the winged helmet, but S Dymonte Thomas is up there, and we haven't heard much about him recently. He's competing in a national 7v7 tournament in Indianapolis this weekend, and here's an article with some praise. Also includes a positive shout out to Khalid Hill. Link? Link.