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    Tech gets the type of commitment Alagold loves

    A smallish A-Back. Devin Ellison. He is ranked 895 nationally by 247. From what I saw of his highlight reel, he was playing more of a B-Back type although it was out of the shotgun. I don't think he could be a B-Back at Tech. He is listed at 190 bounds but that is very generous. He does have good speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3518techie View Post
    A smallish A-Back. Devin Ellison. He is ranked 895 nationally by 247. From what I saw of his highlight reel, he was playing more of a B-Back type although it was out of the shotgun. I don't think he could be a B-Back at Tech. He is listed at 190 bounds but that is very generous. He does have good speed.

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    Yep, I just saw this and watched his film.
    Actually he may be 190 which is heckava lot better than 170 which is what a couple of our present Abacks are.He runs like a bback but he does need another 10+ lbs to move the pile.
    He does have a burst but avg college speed overall. avg about 7 ypc. I Llke that he can catch too.Supposedly he plays in a big classification which is good.Overall a decent but not exceptional recruit it seems.The key to this guys success might be -how well he BLOCKS..

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    Quote Originally Posted by alagold View Post
    Yep, I just saw this and watched his film.
    Actually he may be 190 which is heckava lot better than 170 which is what a couple of our present Abacks are.He runs like a bback but he does need another 10+ lbs to move the pile.
    He does have a burst but avg college speed overall. avg about 7 ypc. I Llke that he can catch too.Supposedly he plays in a big classification which is good.Overall a decent but not exceptional recruit it seems.The key to this guys success might be -how well he BLOCKS..
    Robby Godhigh comes to mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukonwreck View Post
    Robby Godhigh comes to mind.
    that would be a good parallel in type--Goodhigh got to play on his blocking then showed the rest--would LOVE to have duplicate
    btw-I saw a fball camp tape on him in shorts running and then about "break the ankles" on a DB on a double cut

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    Well,

    - Congrats to the young man. Getting a ship at a great school is a great reward for a lot of hard work. Hope he takes advantage of it.

    - that being said, I would like to know who offered (at this time) besides us? I saw his “interest from” list but that does not mean offered. Did auburn offer?

    - if we were his biggest offer, why do we have to get a commit now? Maybe he will gain 1500 per year. I hope so.

    - But if he is qualified for Harvard, and we were his biggest offer, then I can see his career being good or just ok. But I can definitely see him graduating and leaving us in 3 years and we are again short handed without at least 4 years given back to the program..

    - is this the type player that will help us beat uga?

    - just more of the same?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texshooter View Post
    Well,

    - Congrats to the young man. Getting a ship at a great school is a great reward for a lot of hard work. Hope he takes advantage of it.

    - that being said, I would like to know who offered (at this time) besides us? I saw his “interest from” list but that does not mean offered. Did auburn offer?

    - if we were his biggest offer, why do we have to get a commit now? Maybe he will gain 1500 per year. I hope so.

    - But if he is qualified for Harvard, and we were his biggest offer, then I can see his career being good or just ok. But I can definitely see him graduating and leaving us in 3 years and we are again short handed without at least 4 years given back to the program..

    - is this the type player that will help us beat uga?

    - just more of the same?
    Agree if he is math smart sign him up

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    At this time I welcome any kid that wants to play for Tech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texshooter View Post
    Well,

    - Congrats to the young man. Getting a ship at a great school is a great reward for a lot of hard work. Hope he takes advantage of it.

    - that being said, I would like to know who offered (at this time) besides us? I saw his “interest from” list but that does not mean offered. Did auburn offer?

    - if we were his biggest offer, why do we have to get a commit now? Maybe he will gain 1500 per year. I hope so.

    - But if he is qualified for Harvard, and we were his biggest offer, then I can see his career being good or just ok. But I can definitely see him graduating and leaving us in 3 years and we are again short handed without at least 4 years given back to the program..

    - is this the type player that will help us beat uga?

    - just more of the same?
    I agree.He very well may be an average back.Certainly there is nothing STARTLING about him except maybe his grades and that might be a negative oddly as you mentioned.He played on a throwing team with a D1 QB-- supposedly.So he was not a targeted guy.He is an example of a 3 star we need to play as a 4 star.Only time will tell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bozene View Post
    At this time I welcome any kid that wants to play for Tech.

    Are things that bad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texshooter View Post
    Well,

    - Congrats to the young man. Getting a ship at a great school is a great reward for a lot of hard work. Hope he takes advantage of it.

    - that being said, I would like to know who offered (at this time) besides us? I saw his “interest from” list but that does not mean offered. Did auburn offer?

    - if we were his biggest offer, why do we have to get a commit now? Maybe he will gain 1500 per year. I hope so.

    - But if he is qualified for Harvard, and we were his biggest offer, then I can see his career being good or just ok. But I can definitely see him graduating and leaving us in 3 years and we are again short handed without at least 4 years given back to the program..

    - is this the type player that will help us beat uga?

    - just more of the same?
    He had 4 offers from Ivy league schools. The power 5 schools that offered were Syracuse, Wake Forest and Purdue. No Auburn offer. I think we really got him because he's a tweener. Not quite big enough to be tailback but not fast enough to be what Travis Etienne is to Clemson. I like the Godhigh comparison. A guy that can be a good blocker and potentially a good receiver.

 

 
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