"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Scout article with Russell Bellomy's high school coach
Short of signing Cooper in this class, signing Bellomy addressed a major need in this class. Nice to have a good passing QB who can also move. I am just not ready to go back to the days of Navarre just yet.
I doubt we will. It seems like everyone who can get one has at least a semi-mobile QB. And plus, we'll be in mobile mode until at least...2014, right?
Once tater was out Hoke swooped in and got a kid that may be just as good. Take that Purdon't!
Since I cannot post a topic yet, thanks for starting this topic. I almost hijacked another thread to mention this.
I love this kid Bellomy... probably more than any recruit we have so far, and I think he is gonna be a star with us. Am a little surprised people aren't more enthused about this kid, maybe its due to Gardner. But I shouldve expected it when it almost seemed so few cared when we landed Denard, due to Forcier
Bellomy's signing is viewed as mainly a signing who creates depth. Unless Devin leaves after his junior season, Bellomy will only have his RS senior season to start, unless he eclipses someone on the depth chart. Also, the coaching staff will likely go after one of 2012's elite quarterbacks, in the mold of Henne or Mallett, since they'll have the time to recruit one longterm.
I do like him as you do, though. He seems like the kind of player who has nothing but potential. A guy who doesn't bring any baggage and a guy you won't have to worry about academically. We'll just have to see how he develops on the practice field and hope he can use his redshirt next year.
Bellomy is yet another athlete in this class who does well in the classroom. It's GREAT to see that IMO. Smart football players are often better football players. Obviously, that is a huge positive attribute at QB. I like this recruiting class more and more What's so amazing is the adverse circumstances in which it's coming together. Go Blue!
He is a taller Drew Brees. Smart guy, fairly mobile, I do not know much about his arm strength though.
How do you have a 4.0 GPA and an 1100 on the SAT (isn't it out of 2400 now)? That seems strange.
NCAA only counts the math and verbal parts, so the max is 1600.