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Old 10-22-2017, 10:51 PM
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How do we feel about this? I donít follow recruiting until late cycle so I not in the loop about this young man, but his offer list sucks. I know that means little, but does anyone have some inside knowledge about this kid to share?

PS His offer list is better than mine
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How do we feel about this? I donít follow recruiting until late cycle so I not in the loop about this young man, but his offer list sucks. I know that means little, but does anyone have some inside knowledge about this kid to share?

PS His offer list is better than mine
He, supposedly runs a 4.4 40 so thatís a start. Though, I donít think he ventured out to many camps and probably why heís not rated higher?
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Old 10-23-2017, 12:57 AM
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How do we feel about this? I donít follow recruiting until late cycle so I not in the loop about this young man, but his offer list sucks. I know that means little, but does anyone have some inside knowledge about this kid to share?

PS His offer list is better than mine
I share the same question, but given the proximity, I would imagine that the coaches have him well scouted and know what they are getting.
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Old 10-23-2017, 12:58 AM
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That's the first domino to fall from Saturday's massacre.Who's next?
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Local kid who I hear has come on strong his senior season. Seems like Elko is pushing for a lot of safeties and there seems to be a particular style he is looking for. If Elko believes that this kid fits then I'm all for him. This is a position that I think he is trying to completely overhaul. They also offered crim today who I believe is even lower rated the moala. In Elko I trust
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He, supposedly runs a 4.4 40 so thatís a start. Though, I donít think he ventured out to many camps and probably why heís not rated higher?
That's good speed, and he also has good size at 6'1 200 pounds. I look at the offer list, which isn't bad but the tape tells a lot too. Seems to have a nose for the ball, 7 picks in one season is pretty good.

I trust the staff as they seem to find good players whether they're 3 or 4 stars. Not every kid can have an offer from Ohio State or Bama to legitimize them.
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4.46 is fast and at 200 plus, he might be a good rover someday. Another Tranquill?
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looks fluid enough to me. Can't let solid plays out of their home state or current state.
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He seemed to be a high priority for Elko. Looked great at Irish Invasion. May not have been to a lot of other camps, which may have something to so with his ranking / offer list.
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I'd also like to add, the south and west coast doesn't have ALL the talent. Penn-Harris-Madison School is one of the prominent football schools in the state of Indiana, going down state almost every year. At least the one's that I can remember, almost every top rated player from Indiana that went to a Power 5 college team has had success. I could be wrong or missed a few but these "corn fed" hosses produce! I am surprised we don't get more linemen from the midwest.
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Staff loves him. He's been a definite take for awhile now. His tape is solid and he has some versatility with his size and speed.

This weekend set up ND well for many guys.
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I thought he had an Iowa and a Nebraska offer. Those are good if not elite offers.
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One thing Moala seems to have a knack for is making the play when needed. A punt return, INT or tackle. He has the intangibles that allow him to make those plays regularly. Solid size and speed always helps too.

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after beating usc by 35 points the best ND can do is land a 2-star safety.
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One thing Moala seems to have a knack for is making the play when needed. A punt return, INT or tackle. He has the intangibles that allow him to make those plays regularly. Solid size and speed always helps too.
ala crawford?
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Staff loved him at camp and offered. Good enough for me.

We also have Gilman with 3 years remaining.
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ala crawford?
Yes and no. Crawford is a 5* if he's 2-3 inches taller. So explosive and great football IQ. Moala isn't on that level but definitely comes up with plays when needed and around the football.
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How do we feel about this? I donít follow recruiting until late cycle so I not in the loop about this young man, but his offer list sucks. I know that means little, but does anyone have some inside knowledge about this kid to share?

PS His offer list is better than mine
I think an offer list means a ton. I look much more favorably at a *** with Alamaba, Ohio State, Clemson-type offer lists Iowa and Colorado-type.

Edit: Wow. His offer list is terrible. Nebraska is the best offer by miles. The rest is MAC-level trash.
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I think an offer list means a ton. I look much more favorably at a *** with Alamaba, Ohio State, Clemson-type offer lists Iowa and Colorado-type.

Edit: Wow. His offer list is terrible. Nebraska is the best offer by miles. The rest is MAC-level trash.
Yeah guys with bigtime offers are more likely to be sure things and game changers but not every commit can be that guy, only so few of them.

Go look at Tranquills, Riddicks, Josh Adams, Eiferts, Loves, Fullers and CJ Prosise's offer list. These guys panning out are just as important as signing the Wimbushes, Morgans, Nelsons, Coneys, Crawfords, Hayes, Tillerys, and EQs of the world just to name a few.
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Yeah guys with bigtime offers are more likely to be sure things and game changers but not every commit can be that guy, only so few of them.

Go look at Tranquills, Riddicks, Josh Adams, Eiferts, Loves, Fullers and CJ Prosise's offer list. These guys panning out are just as important as signing the Wimbushes, Morgans, Nelsons, Coneys, Crawfords, Hayes, Tillerys, and EQs of the world just to name a few.
so many of these HS recruites are unfinished products and a lot of the time its about projecting where they'll be in 3 years from now.
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I think an offer list means a ton. I look much more favorably at a *** with Alamaba, Ohio State, Clemson-type offer lists Iowa and Colorado-type.

Edit: Wow. His offer list is terrible. Nebraska is the best offer by miles. The rest is MAC-level trash.
They talked about this a little on II Podcast.

Since he lives 10 minutes from campus and was specualted as coming to ND as soon as he got an offer, they said that other schools stopped recruiting him once ND offerered. because "why waste their resources" They thought he would have many more offers if it wasnt a forgone conclusion he would be at ND
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