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I'm confident in our secondary but let's not act like we have a no fly zone back there. We are not the 2011 LSU secondary, and burbridge is very very talented, I thought top 3 nationally at his pos last yr. With the exception of #18, who on our squad would schools shy away from?
This post was edited by Luger 23 months ago
1. It was more banter than anything.
2. I was also looking 2-3 years down the line.
I've seen all of those players you listed in person, Burbridge was the best.
Really? You story, stick to it.
Quick question. Does michigan have the same academic standards for athletes as the entire big ten? Because I heard that all of the big ten does execpt for Northwestern.
Burbridge is a lot more polished at WR than Shane is at QB. Shane has a higher ceiling. Again, Gholston is another guy who had a high ceiling. Neither has as high of a floor as Burbridge, and if you can't see that, then I can't help you.
Before you even begin worrying about helping me see it, try and help Steve Wiltfong, JC... And all the other analyst on these recruiting sites. When you get done with them, let the coaches at Bama, Florida, FSU, Texas, USC... Know also.
You're telling me that a kid that hasn't taken a college snap has a higher ceiling than a Heisman trophy winner and a DE that is projected by some to be a first round pick. smh
Look, I'm not going to argue with you when you're too emotional to comprehend what I'm writing.
Entering college, Burbridge is the best player to come out of this state in the past 5 years (ability-wise). He's not physically imposing and doesn't have the highest ceiling, which turned off a lot of elite programs. Still, I think we made a huge mistake not pursuing him harder.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by ScoutExile 23 months ago
So in order for this to be true, you have to be projecting that this kid will be an All-American, potential Heisman candidate and undisputed first round pick? That's what you're projecting for Burbridge?
This post was edited by mac1992 23 months ago
Wow. I can't agree with anything that you have said at all, except that burbridge may be one of the best receivers I've seen come from Michigan in a ling time
Wtf? I guess you consider laughing an emotion.
You're talking potential; I'm talking current ability.
He is a complete receiver, and very polished as well. He should start at msu from day one
Thing is here , is that he hasn't played yet. So his current ability and his potential are the same thing. All he has is potential since one single down hasn't been played. But I like his chances for being a stud sooner rather then later.
Rhetorical: When's the last time a prospect from the state of Michigan has had the ability to start from day 1?
In light of Stonum's legal troubles, Burbridge probably would have started here, too.
"Burbridge is the most talented player to come out of this state in the past 5 years"
You didn't specify initially.
I'm not sure if you followed our recruitment of him but he was the number 1 wr on our board last yr. At one point we were considered the leader and there were talks that he tried to commit to us. There was just too much uncertainity around his eligibility to accept his commitment. Think about it, hokes first full recruitment class, transitioning to a new offense, we were in dire need of wr, that means it was just too risky accepting him and AB not qualifying. If this same situation presented itself 3 yrs later after Hoke had years to build depth at wr I know the coaches would have taken the risk, just couldn't in yr 1. So you are mistaken if you think we didn't recruit him, we certainly did just couldn't pursue him further because of the risk.
Talent and potential shouldn't be used interchangeably. They do not have the same meaning.
What other valid point of reference do I have (other than the summer before these prospects' freshman season in college)?
This post was edited by ScoutExile 23 months ago
When I hear most talented, I am thinking career (ceiling), not before they take a snap (floor).
I understand what you're trying to say, but how are we to judge this besides, SE says so? I would love to get Wiltfong's or JC's take on this.
Don't redefine words and appeal to authority (although, Steve and JC are more than welcome to chime in).
If I'm wrong, then you can simply answer my rhetorical question: "what other prospect(s) from the state of Michigan have had the ability to start at a major school from day 1 [in the past 5 years]?"
Aaron Burbridge Farmington Hills Harrison High School Football Highlights. Junior Year. Class of 2012. #16
And to be entirely honest, Amara Darboh would be in strong contention for best receiver from Michigan over the last 5 years if he were from Michigan.
If not for academic problems and the receivers that are actually in the class, I would agree not offering Arnett was a mistake. But as it is...
I didn't redefine anything, I gave you my thoughts on your most talented claim. We are discussing this at a recruiting site, that when gives ratings based on these kids talent, they are using their career (ceiling), not before they take a snap (floor). Also, I am not appealling to anyone, though I would love to hear their input.
Many had the ability to start, but other factors played a big role also, most notable is depth charts. One thing helping Burbridge this year is that MSU receivers have something like 4 career receptions as Spartans coming into this season. Limited talent with limited experience in front of him.
Fwiw, Arnett only started 1 game in his Freshman campaign, and it was in November.
Honestly, I like Burbridge a bit more than Arnett (comparing the two coming out of high school). I think Burbridge is a bit more athletic than Arnett (Arnett's high school highlights are posted below for comparison).
I agree that Chesson and Darboh are solid receivers. That being said, it would have been nice if both Arnett and Burbridge were Wolverines, too.
Top WR in the Country 2011
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This post has been edited 4 times, most recently by ScoutExile 23 months ago
All this talk about a Farmington Hills guy got me around to watching the Funchess tape again. I really hope this kid sees the field this year what an athlete at that size. Kid made some incredible catches.
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