And his Jr year highlights are available here.
Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
without the other
Now these are the real deal muppetts.
I don't think I've ever seen a new post with less content in the headline..
Good pick up.
I dub thee BRUISER SMITH!
I haven't seen an impressive a highlight tape in a while (McGuffie?!).
That I like the fact that he gets caught from behind because it reminds me of Mike Hart?
Welcome Deveon. Sounds like best wishes to Ty Issac.
I'd have to think Ty still has a spot if he wants it. He dispelled the rumors that he wanted to be the only back in the class in an interview last week.
Im too lazy to look it up but I did see that article too. Ty basically said that he encourages competition and another back committing wont discourage him from a team. I like how Smith just plows people over but I like Isaac's top end speed more, so I would have preferred Ty Isaac especially with Shallman being the run you over back.
"The fact remains the coaching staff would still take the commitment of Isaac if he were to choose the Wolverines, and Smith’s commitment most likely won’t scare Isaac away either."
Ace discussed it in his recruiting roundup yesterday:
“Competition makes you better. If you don’t have someone behind you pushing you to be better, you might get sloppy. If I’m the only back in the class, yeah that’s cool with me… but if I’m not, it’s not a turnoff and I’m not scared of it. I would expect people to be disappointed in me if I was talking like that. As a coach if I heard somebody say that, I’d understand. But at the same time, to me that sounds like you’re scared of competition.”
news. Deveon is a great fit for the future. It's been awhile, since we've had a highly rated back commit to Michigan.
Hopefully we don't lose Green. I may be the only one, but I think he's the best back of the three.
Some might agree with you. You really can't go wrong with any of the three.
Some might agree, others downvote for some strange reason. My reaction:
I really wasn't impressed with Green's highlights. For someone as big and fast as he reportedly is, he didn't run with nearly the power and balance that Smith does. Green seemed to run right into people and almost leave his feet a bit - often falling forward, but rarely keeping his feet. And I did not see what looked like funcitonal 4.4 speed at all.
He sorta looked like Carlos Brown Plus, to me.
Green has good speed (clearly not his listed 40 time though) but he likes to go right for contact, which I think is a good thing but you don't really get to see him in the open field, which is why I think people think less of him than Smith and Isaac. Most importantly, Green's got very good acceleration and quick, clean cuts. He keeps the legs churning and falls forward, as you say. That's what I look for in a RB.
Smith seems stiff to me and I don't see him making any lateral cuts in his clips. Also, it looks like he gets caught up to, rather than going straight for contact like Green. Isaac is anyone's guess - every play in his reel is him hitting a hole off tackle and being completely alone thereafter. Then again, nobody's paying me for my opinion on HS running backs.
I mostly agree with what you're saying, but I think I'm interpreting it differently (and, like you, no one would give me money for my YouTube watching skills.) The only thing I differ on is that I don't think Green keeps his feet moving at contact at all - he almost launches directly into players, stopping his feet and literally falling forward. It's like he's not even trying to break a tackle and keep his feet. Maybe he can be coached out of that, but Smith seems to have better instincts in his tape. If your RB never seems to find a way to the open field, that's a problem. I do agree that Smith does not have great lateral quickness, however.
A bit tangential, but one of the things that makes me happy about Smith (and this would be true of Green, too) is that, unlike Isaac, we're taking him away from OSU and the rest of the B1G. He seems like the sort of guy who would end up killing us if he played in conference. Isaac, hopefully, will end up far, far away if he doesn't come to AA.
Personally, I'd rank them as 1) Isaac, 2) Smith, 3) Green - but all are definitely talented dudes. I may have sounded a bit harsh on Green. And maybe, just maybe, that's slanted a bit because I feel like he's going to end up in Columbus.
AWESOME! Hope Isaac isnt scared off though!!
Hell ya! Wake up from a drunk nap to find this, maybe I should take another one and see what happens
Hellll to tha mutha fuggggan yaaaaaayaaaaaa
I just woke up from a st patty's passout...I like your post.
Deveon Smith looks like a man. Baller.
*insert Ty Isaac question here*
YES! Next round of green beer on me!
He looks to be a runaway beer truck; With a behemoth line and that dude running between them, even Wisconsin is going to be green with envy. I can see what the coaches see in this guys running style; he may not be the fastest guy on the field but those that are faster don't bring him down to easily...
....that make St. Patrick's Day truly a notable occasion in this day and age.
Welcome to Michigan, Deveon Smith!
I do not think we will add another RB now that we have Smith. I am really pumped! It would have been tough to see him across the field for another team. Now he can do the punishing for us.
On Isaac, I feel like we'll be making a big, big mistake.
I disagree. I hope we get him but I also could see him being a bust. That is based off no information besides his HL film. I was/am/will be more excited for Deveon in this class than Ty. That being said. I really hope he does go Blue.
said he felt Isaac could be a top-10 WR if that was his position, I am sure we could find room for him. On the other hand, I really thought the coaches were slowing Smith a bit to give Ty a chance to commit after getting his glimpse of USC so what do I know...
Not sure why I got downvoted for that but whatever. I agree with you. Ty is a beast and will probably be awesome. I am just more excited about Deveon, I'm excited to see him running safeties over and making them fart out the mouth and talk out their butt ... 100 MGoPoints to whoever gets the movie reference.
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that the coaches will still take Isaac if he wants to come. IF he wants to come. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!
I really believe that's the case. We don't have good depth at RB for a every down rusher. Hayes and Norfleet seem more like 3rd down backs, ala Vincent Smith. Rawls and Drake Johnson are unproven.
does that mean smith and isaac are proven?
No, it means you take a couple more backs to improve your chances of having a stud or two. Secondly, both Isaac and Smith are higher rated than Rawls and Johnson.
I think you'll feel better if you re-watch Rawls' tape. That kid is going to be a stud. But yes, depth.
Well if we take Isaac instead, we could be making a mistake by not taking deveon. Both are really good backs for our system
Oh wait, it's St Patty's day.
I enjoy the screen cap on the video, where he is pounding forward and there is just a defender crumpled on the ground in pain. Welcome Deveon!
A fellow Howland Tiger! Welcome aboard! Celebrate by hitting up the Warren Hot Dob Shoppe!
The hotdog shoppe what do you kno about that......im form WARREN OHIO......GO BLUE
had a hunch he would jump on it with Isaac taking his time. I didn't think we could go wrong with either guy so sweet.
Goodbye Ty, you had your chance. Smith will be awesome for Michigan.