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Not sure if it's been reported here but Noah Scarver, a 6-5, 230-pound TE/DE tells me he has a grayshirt opportunity with the Badgers. He's having a really nice senior year.
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Why not? A kid that big could be a good blocking TE (Jake Byrne) or Strong side d-end at the next level. If he's a steal, why not? Obviously the Coaching Staff sees something in the kid to give him somewhat of an offer so let's see. You have any highlights, Steve?
If God dwells inside us, like some people say, I sure hope He likes enchiladas, because that's what He's getting
On top of that, anyone else remember a certain TE/DE who went to a Michigan school that turned out pretty well?
This post was edited by Wolfie 18 months ago
Why do Wisconsin fans always sight the extremely rare occurrence and act as if it always happens?
Remember that 2 star guy that become a stud? Yeah, lets only recruit 2 star kids.
Remember that star guy that didn't do anything? Yeah, no more 4 stars they'll all over rated.
A kid with those offers, in this class, we're offering him an offer later on? We can't do better.
Let's battle N.Iowa for kids.
Drives me nuts as well, and not just with Wisconsin recruiting. I especially hate when people point to the 2* who ends up being a stud as "proof" that stars mean nothing. It's like they do not understand the concept of an outlier. It drives me absolutely nuts.
This post was edited by Klobe1010 18 months ago
"We don't care about anything but winning. No one cares about ethical standards thats for losers..."
Damnit, fail on my part
Oh relax fellas, why not get a good player with big upside after he's matured for a few additional months, especially with a lot of schollies available in 2014. Not to mention he's the teammate of coveted 2014 RB Jeff Jones, so what exactly is the downside??
This post was edited by Slayer04 18 months ago
Personally I look at landing a greyshirt as adding about half a star to a player's rating with the added time with the coaches and the S&C staff. Plus, a player who turns down full rides for a greyshirt is demonstrating that this is where he really wants to be and he's willing to put in the extra work to make it happen. And if he just so happens to be friends with Jones all the better. Keep in mind that as well as the 2014 class has started out, filling out a 24+ man class with quality players throughout is still not easy for this program. We're still going to be filling in depth with lots of 3* guys and some 2* guys. This guys looks like he has some god potential and a great frame to work with. Trust the staff's evaluation.
+1 to all.
This offer is kind of old though, isn't it? Did he say how much he's been in contact with the staff, Steve? I would've seen him and Fumagalli as kind of parallel offers, but I suppose he's not a greyshirt.
Nothing against this kid personally, if he comes to UW, I'll hope he becomes a player.
But I don't understand giving this kid a grey-shirt when there is no need. Especially to an OOS kid. I like the grey shirts to in state kids, because it keeps kids in-state and it shows that we want to go OOS and get some big time kids.
But this kids offer lists leaves alot to be desired. We can't find a better kid, who we would with a 2014 scholarship, for next year?
This just seems defeatist to me. Why battle and recruit and go all out for top kids in the midwest, when you can go against N.Iowa and the such and not have to recruit hard. It seems they would rather do this.
We have a big class next year, which can be filled with top kids, but instead we fill it with kids that aren't good enough for schollies this year from us or other BCS schools.
We have been craving for a large class. The last few classes have been smaller and we have been handcuffed by small schollie numbers, So when we finally get a big class, we start throwing them to grey-shirt kids who don't have any BCS offers?
Do we not want to go head to head for some kids? It would be one thing if we were offering lower level kids in 2014 for 2014 schollies AND going after top 2014 kids, but we're not. We want to make it easy on ourselves.
Makes no sense to me.
We've been craving a bigger class because there have been 3 or 4 guys we've wanted, but not had room for. If you exclude Ramesh and Watt from the count, our 2013 class is likely to end up around 16 or 17. Add 3 or 4 to that and you're looking at 19 to 21. You're still quite a ways short of a 24 or 25 person class.
As Kilgore alludes to, there will be more 'reaches' or 'projects' in the 2014 class just because of sheer numbers. I'd rather the staff get a guy early that they feel is on the upswing than take some guys at the last second to use up scholarships.
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