Oregon was in to see him also.
Remember when we were arguing with Rutgers bloggers about which athletic director was worse?
Oregon was in to see him also.
Just more evidence of how solid this whole class is from top to bottom.
This can't be true... there is no speed up north. Why would any of these schools want to visit a slow Midwest receiver when there is all that speed flying around the south?
Why did you add it? There's really no point of sarcasm if you have to immediately remind your audience you are being sarcastic.
6' 2" and according to Rivals runs a 4.4 40. Gee, I wonder why all these schools are calling him?
4.4 40 is definitelly fake - watching the video he doesn't seem to explode off the line. Seems like a long strider and I can't seem to locate any information regarding him running track so not sure where the 10.8 100m is from. Does seem to locate the ball well and catch with his hands like others have pointed out.
Pretty much every high school 40 time ever is fake.
But I disagree on his explosion - he gets off the ball pretty darn well, in my opinion.
Am I understanding correctly that you think his long strides make his sprint times less likely? Have you seen Usain Bolt? Calvin Johnson?
He may be a good 100 or 200 sprinter - I follow track and have not seen him at any Michigan track meets. He wasn't at regionals or state and that time would have been very competitive at the div 1 level. Just questioning where the 10.8 - 10.9 times come from.
That said, there are a lot of factors that make you look slower on the field than you may be out of pads. In his case this might be the fact that he had to slow down for a lot of those throws.
I think the biggest take away from his film is that he has good size and what appears to be superior ball skills - my guess is this is what is attracting a lot of the late attention.
according to this site http://www.nationalunderclassmen.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=23100&ATCLID=204977726
Probably hand timed, but that would make the 4.48 time I've seen floating around seem a bit more realistic.
First, the combine clearly wasn't a puff contest. 4.6 was the best 40 and they show mostly 5+ and even 6+ sec times. Seems fairly legit data.
Second, Da'Mario's 40, vertical and broad jump were all top level - which validates his explosiveness and means his 4.6 is probably accurate.
Definitely think 4.48 is plausible at this point as a personal best, so call him a legit 4.5. Hopefully he delivers deep ball threat and big plays.
As great as it will be to see these taller WR's lining up on offense, there's something really gratifying about seeing Gallon and Dileo coming up with big catches against taller defensive players.
As long as our receivers catch the ball, move the chains and score touchdowns, I don't care how tall or short they are.
That said, I do think that taller receivers give us an advantage as most college teams have one or two shorter receivers, so we should be able to create and exploit match-up problems. Also, taller receivers can make certain catches that shorter receivers cannot (obviously, higher throws, etc.).
Not in the same sense.... But he seems to slither through arm tackles pretty darn well.
How did his recruitment blow up in one week???
Apparently Oregon was there too, obviously some people realized this kid has legit 4.4 speed with good ball skills and height. Those three things are three of the best assets for a receiver to have, obviously. So, it's not that surprising.
Which coaches SPECIFICALLY visited Da'Mario from Alabama, FSU, and Georgia? I'm 99 percent sure that at least 2 of those schools did not have any coaches in the state over the last 2 weeks.
It's a complete guess but I'd think Bobby Williams would make the visit for Bama.
this seems great. Our football and basketball coaches consistently are able to find under-the-radar talent
Is who I see the most similarity too in game. Coincedentally he was also a onetime Chippewa commit (and player obviously). That burner speed mixed with quick cuts that create space and lots of it. Which then got me thinking to other comparisons. Csonte York reminds me of Brandon Lloyd.