According to the bottom of the article about Sean Parker's visit, there is another prospect who is coming to visit Michigan next weekend. His name is Lucky Radley and he is a RB/Athlete/Safety who is a 3 star to Rivals as an athelete and a 3 star to scout as a Safety. Does anyone have any more info on this player and has anybody heard of him before? Do we have room for a tweener type of player like this with so many good options still out there interested in us?
Recruit: Lucky Radley
he is a must get IMO.
If only his name was Boo.
To Kill a Mockingbird! I knew that without even using the google! I knew all those years of k-12, undergrad, and grad school would come in handy some day.
I just watched the offensive highlights and the only thing that comes to mind is "WOW". Those were some crazy moves. IME he would be a welcome addition to the class.
This guy's lateral movement is out of this world. I have never seen a kid cut like 5 times in one run. It was like I was playing playstation and just kept hitting the L1 and R1 buttons.
You havn't played playstation in a while
+1 for the reference to NCAA 06(ish?), though
Breakin' fools off a lil' sumfin sumfin. Those moves where ridiculous. Kind of reminds me of McGuffie highlights without the hurdling. His acceleration is very impressive and looks to have exceptional hands. I got motion sickness just watching this kid.
I wonder if mcguffie will be good. I kinda wanna watch him next year see what he does.
Wow, some moves! Is he really that good or is the opponent a high school version of the Washington Generals?
Thanks for the highlights videos. Kids got some moves. Very exciting.
One question: in the offensive highlights, he's playing for the Agoura Hills Chargers, but on the defensive highlights he's playing for Crespi. Did he transfer his senior year to play at Crespi?
that 25 yard run at about the 45 second mark of the first video is unreal. I think I counted 14 guys that had a shot to tackle him and could not.
And only 3 of them were blocked
He's got great balance and he makes really good cuts. He reminds me a bit of Dillon Baxter in his lateral movement, although Baxter is quicker and faster.
I'm not sure whether Michigan wants him for RB or safety. I'd assume safety due to numbers, but with Drake perhaps not qualifying, maybe they want another RB/slot type. I like Radley more than Austin White, but White is enrolling early, so there's no chance Radley takes his spot or anything.
I'd rather have Lucky than Good. Just sayin' ...
From an amateur perspective, he seems to have a lot more upside on offense.
At 5'9 184lbs, he played LB for his team instead of safety. Maybe the coach just wanted to get his playmaker closer to the LOS, but I think that might say something about his ability in pass coverage...
On offense however, the video produces near McGuffie-level "wow" IME. Not only that, the guy is a touchdown machine. Junior stats (per rivals) count 23 TDs on only 106 carries. A TD on nearly every fourth carry??? again, wow. After seeing his moves in the offensive highlights, and knowing that as a high school LB he didn't shy away from contact, I actually really like him on offense.
ALSO: Kid only caught 6 passes as a junior, but went for 246 yards and half of those catches were TDs
Three words: EX PLO SIVE
for academic reasons. Is it safe to assume he has cleared that up, since it happened over a year ago?
And in the comments section (admittedly a weak source but eh) someone posted that the class that bounced him was geometry, which 50% of the students failed due to some communication issues with the teacher (English as a second language) that the school couldn't/did't resolve.
Still seems a reach academically but maybe he just needs some good structure and accountability academically. I think Coach Rod could provide that...
to the story.
His hair has potential for Coner-esque legend if he signs up
Obviously he's got great moves and vision. Would love to see him on kickoff and punt returns.
Wow, this kid looks awesome. What does his offer sheet look like and what are our chances of getting him?
there is zero chance that we're only going to get 25 players in this class.
North Carolina set the bar high and he almost committed eh.. well we'll see how he likes Michigan. More great athletes, please come on down!
it's time we all got lucky.
What position would he play if he committed to Mich? Looking at the highlight videos it would be awesome if he could play on the offensive side of the ball. Does anyone know?
That guy is intense as hell on defense. He really attacks the ball.
Lucky f'n Radley!?
Are you serious!?
Must have, now, must have... I don't know anything about him, but the man's name is Lucky. Fucking. Radley.
Somebody hurry up and tell him that our helmet's got wings.
PS - Ok but seriously how the hell are we still recruiting new ppl with the numbers issue? The coaches must know a lot about this class that we don't know, which, well, duh, but, methinks this class is going to look a lot more different on signing day than any of us currently expect.
I mean, Vinopal, Radley, Grimes, Murphy, Furman... That puts us at like, what, 34, unless other kids decommit or coaches lose numbers?
PS2 - Speaking of PS2, yeah, that run at the :45 mark is ridiculous. McGuffie-esque in epic-ity.
For what it's worth, Rivals says there's no offer there at this time. Reading between the lines, I'm assuming he had an offer but missed his chance to commit.