chance to watch our recruit playing for plant
He's playing well thus far. They've got him pulling and moving quite a bit; looks pretty agile for such a big guy. Great fit for a RR offense.
I get a little tired of watching the typically grainy high school film reels, so these and the all star games are great. Admittedly, I also want to find out what all the hype surrounding James Wilder's about
I thought it was on the "U?" Is it on the mother ship?
Until I realized that Manatee uses osu's fight song. Go Plant!
he looks kinda slow off the ball....but that was after only one possesion i watched. he looks massive thoough
Was it me or did Posada get switched over to RT after their 2nd series?? I thought for sure he started at LT and then moved over for whatever reason.
Other than that I can see where some say he has to work on his pass blocking. Looks like he has somewhat short arms though, anyone else see that??
EDIT: Good lord that back up looks terrible, no doubt he is nervous but jeez man that is just bad!!
Maybe I misread this... did they list his GPA as 6.3??
In Florida, you get additional points added to your GPA for taking honors and AP classes. You get .04 per semester of an honors class and .08 per AP class. Taking AP tests is free so kids can take as many as they want and Plant is a wealthy school so they offer pretty much every AP class available. You probably read his GPA right, and for what it's worth, 6.3 is still quite impressive even with the Florida GPA system.
I went to high school in Florida but our "weighted" GPA scale was as follows:
Regular class A- 4.0
Honors class A- 5.0
AP class A- 6.0
This means the highest one could get is 6.0 in my system. The "unweighted" GPA is often the one seen by colleges and is the normal 4.0 scale. However I've seen quite a few different one in the S. Fla. area.
Oh, well maybe it's just Hillsborough County then (the county Posada plays in). I went to school on the other side of the city. At some schools the valedictorian graduates with an 8+ GPA.
Is FSU actually going to give Wilder a shot at RB? Or is it more of a precursory thing... for seminole fans I'm beginning to hope it's the latter
Ok I take that back. It is indeed a bad sign when you're the the number one OLB in the nation and you can't bring down a kid you have wrapped up. Wilder's not having a good night on either side of the ball
This Blakely kid is playing out of his mind.
He's a solid back. Rated #34 overall player in the country according to Rivals.
Seemed like Posada was getting winded towards the end of the half. Barwis is licking his chops.
Moved back to LT. Not looking bad not allow the rush like the other lineman
He looked fine at LT I thought, much more comfortable moving to his left than his right. Has decent feet, but arms are way to short to play LT at the big ten level.
Nice prospect and a decent pick up though.
Seriously, are we going to have to hear about short arms for the next 5 years?
This Manatee quarterback is looking pretty good too, no wonder Chizik's already offered him.
Posada's looking like he's trying to fight a kid on the other team after that fumble...
It looked like Posada was about to get flagged for a potential personal foul if his teammate didn't hold him back
is looking very impressive. That was a sick td run.
Scout has some of Blakely's weaknesses as "elusiveness" and "tackle-breaking ability", I'm guessing they'll be changing that.
The last couple of plays, Posada has been pretty slow out of his stance and with his feet, but he's got a pretty good punch, a couple of defenders have ended up on their backs.
Great punch, but he seems pretty out of shape. He's got some work to do or he will hate himself/Barwis next summer.
Hate to say it, but he looks like kind of a dirty player. I guess when you're OL it's kinda expected.
Posada just falls on his guy after putting him on the ground. Penalty ensued
Watched the whole thing, here's what I gathered.
Posada is pretty athletic for a 6'6 325 high schooler. When he's trying hard, thinking straight, and knows what he's doing, he's effective in pass blocking and fairly dominant in run blocking. However, he got winded, frustrated, and looked lost in his blocking responsibilities sometimes. As it was noted multiple times in this thread, he played everywhere on the line, but looked most at home on the right side. His arms aren't nearly long enough to play left tackle. In the second half, he was getting nasty, dirty, and looked like he had lost his self-control at times, including a play where he, after the whistle, crossed his arms and dropped his full 325 pound frame on a DE he had pancaked, yielding a penalty flag. A redshirt and a few years of Barwis should yield a competent Big Ten right tackle.
that's perfect for an O-Lineman. We don't want Betty Grable out there protecting our QB's. OK now it's obvious I'm blogging while drunk as well. Is this legal? Anyhoo... If he's got short arms, maybe he could be trained as a guard? I still like that he pancaked a few people. That's what you want to see all day.
They looked terrible in their first game against Armwood two years ago, but ended up winning it all, including a rematch with Armwood in the playoffs. I don't think Weiner likes to show a lot of his playbook in games like this one. This team always looks better later in the season, or at least has for the last five years.
I hope they are on TV again later in the year, but I think the only other game that will be nationally televised is the one against the highest-ranked team in Texas and it is on the road.