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Recruiting Ruminations – UTL

I think the event is open to the public and if so I encourage as many of you who can make it to do so. We can go out before or afterwards and discuss what we saw. Watching movement skills live is one of my favorite things about this job. It can take your previous opinion and spin it on its head. Case in point, Kirk Johnson. I liked the 2015 signee’s sophomore film but was underwhelmed by his junior season.
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Going 99 yards with JK Dobbins

For 2017 La Grange running back, JK Dobbins, it was a healthy dose of the former and a tragic measuring of the latter that has made him one of the more mature 16-year olds you could possibly come across. Talking to him is like talking to a man about to disembark college and attack the world with equal parts knowledge and work ethic. Why would the real world be any different than how he attacks the football field?
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The Stream, Vol. III – Defensive percentages

Defensive recruiting is off to a relatively slow start, when accounting for 4.5 of the five commits being slotted for offense. This is likely by design. I'm sure Strong feels much more confident closing defensive players late than on the offensive side. As well he should, with his stellar schematic and developmental record. Still, you'd like to see a bit more action on the Vance Bedford side of the ball.