anyone know anything about this kid? i read on freep.com that he played high school football, but that was at rochester adams!
...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
Do you have any other info about him? How old is he? Why was the freep discussing him? Does he not go to Adams anymore?
See the MGoBoard. 700 yards his senior season and 9 TD's and in scholarship for track.
He's apparently a middle distance runner, competing in the 800, 1600 relay, and mile(?!). This seems weird, as a) he probably doesn't have the combination of physical strength and burst that you'd want in a receiver, and b) you'd think that some of his track and football training would be working at cross purposes.
I dunno, maybe I'm making too much out of the fast-twitch/slow-twitch distinction.
Although I agree that football players are usually sprinters, the best player on our HS football team finished in the top 5 at state in the 800m as well. When you are THAT fast at the 800 like this kid is, don't be surprised if he can still smoke half the receivers in the 40.
The best part is that he'll be able to run 40 yard bursts 30 times in a row without getting tired.
EDIT: According to the MHSAA website, he's not running the mile at the state meet. Looks like just the half and a couple relays.
the mile is only for super awesome cool dudes who weighed 130 pounds in high school like myself. I doubt a walk-on for Michigan Football is kick ass enough for that kinda business.
AND don't even get me started on the 2-mile. Some bomb ass muthafuckas up in that event.
Yes, only the bombest of ass.
This dude is fast, he is a senior, which means he probably already graduated.
I ran against him this year at a track meet in the 800 and 4x8, he owned
He also runs the 4x4 i think which means he is fast
He not getting a full ride. It doesn't hurt anything, it just adds depth. And it shows RR can get Michigan players!
Surely Barwis will find some way of breaking this snot-nosed kid...
Team speed has just gone up a notch...