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Damien deserves his own thread--- this player has gone from a new name yesterday to what now may be our best oppportunity to get another commit ---- hard to believe but the scout VOLS site is already running capitulation stories---" vols may loose thigmen call it karma "-- obviously this thing really developed fast-- thigpen i understand got his offer last night as well as an in home visit from ron powlus--- according to some vol posters-- kiffen has told damien that tenn will honor his schollie but that maybe he should look around for a program that better appreciated his abilities---whats going on there is hard to say-- damien was recruited when fulmer was the coach -- perhaps kiffen just didnt hit it off with damien --- no matter what the personal story is what is true is-------damiens father had very nice things about rons presentation and about ND----alot of momentum behind the thigpen to ND story!--- damien is listed as having a scheduled visit to ucla this weekend so i havent heard much about that-- he could certainly switch to come here IF HE REALLY WANTS TO---anyhow this is great news for this moment -- tomorrow it may be not so great-- unpredicatble finish going on -- sort of fascinating

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Damien deserves his own thread--- this player has gone from a new name yesterday to what now may be our best oppportunity to get another commit ---- hard to believe but the scout VOLS site is already running capitulation stories---" vols may loose thigmen call it karma "-- obviously this thing really developed fast-- thigpen i understand got his offer last night as well as an in home visit from ron powlus--- according to some vol posters-- kiffen has told damien that tenn will honor his schollie but that maybe he should look around for a program that better appreciated his abilities---whats going on there is hard to say-- damien was recruited when fulmer was the coach -- perhaps kiffen just didnt hit it off with damien --- no matter what the personal story is what is true is-------damiens father had very nice things about rons presentation and about ND----alot of momentum behind the thigpen to ND story!--- damien is listed as having a scheduled visit to ucla this weekend so i havent heard much about that-- he could certainly switch to come here IF HE REALLY WANTS TO---anyhow this is great news for this moment -- tomorrow it may be not so great-- unpredicatble finish going on -- sort of fascinating

 

Thats weird. IMO you make room for a kid with 4.4 speed no matter what system you employ.

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since the other thread was wandering and this story seems so solid i thought a quick summary of everthing we know about this in damiens thread was in order-- no offense ziggy for repeating your info--maybe this will be the ONE you promised me! ---personally im hoping to hear in the morning that he cancelled his visit to ucla and is coming here this weekend-- seems to me that if goes out there the whole thing is sketchy---

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since the other thread was wandering and this story seems so solid i thought a quick summary of everthing we know about this in damiens thread was in order-- no offense ziggy for repeating your info--maybe this will be the ONE you promised me! ---personally im hoping to hear in the morning that he cancelled his visit to ucla and is coming here this weekend-- seems to me that if goes out there the whole thing is sketchy---

 

Would seem to be a perfect revenge for an 18 year old. Kiffen tells him he's not good enough so he goes to the school that lost the guy who replaces him.

 

very Poetic

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Damien deserves his own thread--- this player has gone from a new name yesterday to what now may be our best oppportunity to get another commit ---- hard to believe but the scout VOLS site is already running capitulation stories---" vols may loose thigmen call it karma "-- obviously this thing really developed fast-- thigpen i understand got his offer last night as well as an in home visit from ron powlus--- according to some vol posters-- kiffen has told damien that tenn will honor his schollie but that maybe he should look around for a program that better appreciated his abilities---whats going on there is hard to say-- damien was recruited when fulmer was the coach -- perhaps kiffen just didnt hit it off with damien --- no matter what the personal story is what is true is-------damiens father had very nice things about rons presentation and about ND----alot of momentum behind the thigpen to ND story!--- damien is listed as having a scheduled visit to ucla this weekend so i havent heard much about that-- he could certainly switch to come here IF HE REALLY WANTS TO---anyhow this is great news for this moment -- tomorrow it may be not so great-- unpredicatble finish going on -- sort of fascinating

They are capituling and pretty much expecting him to commit to ND. His parents are very impressed with the Irish. I love it. Karma is indeed a bitch.

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Am I the only one who is not blow away by his film? He looks like a great little player but his film reminds me almost exactly of George West's film a couple years ago. I also think Oliver loooks faster than him. Still looks good, but I don't think he'll make any bigger of an impact than Oliver would have. Plus, he's shorter.

 

What position is ND looking at him for anyway?

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Am I the only one who is not blow away by his film? He looks like a great little player but his film reminds me almost exactly of George West's film a couple years ago. I also think Oliver loooks faster than him. Still looks good, but I don't think he'll make any bigger of an impact than Oliver would have. Plus, he's shorter.

 

What position is ND looking at him for anyway?

 

I believe they are looking at him as a RB/Slot kind of kid....Percy Harvin-ish....(not talent, but position)

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I believe they are looking at him as a RB/Slot kind of kid....Percy Harvin-ish....(not talent, but position)

 

Then it's definately a weird offer. Cierre projects as a RB/split out type of guy.....wannabe Reggie bush style. Then we have Theo Riddick.....3 RB's?

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Alright that's the last negative question from me on the subject. Might as well land this kid and hope he's a Sproles or Getherall.

 

i understand your skeptics. 1st question is if he's better than Oliver, why didnt we offer Thigpen first? Well Thigpen was the 2nd commit to Tenn and when Fulmer was fired he was the first to come out and say he was staying committed plus Oliver called us. Oliver's tape might look better, but his reg season competition isnt really that tough. not many d-1 prospects, most of them are on one team (Hoboken) which is a group 1 school and they're mostly linemen, not skilled guys. St peter's Prep (Oliver's school) is Parochial Gr 4 which is the toughest division in the state b/c of Don Bosco Prep & Bergen Catholic

 

Athletically, Thigpen faces more all around athletes in VA than Oliver.

 

Id much rather have Thigpen than Oliver. On top of that Thigpen can play multiple position and does well. Oliver would only play offense for us. Staff doesnt think he can play CB and he's too small for safety. Kiffin has Oliver coming in as a safety. So this is another situation where we would be getting a d-1 athlete on campus with top end speed and just seeing where he falls. Lets hope he's Irish.

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i understand your skeptics. 1st question is if he's better than Oliver, why didnt we offer Thigpen first? Well Thigpen was the 2nd commit to Tenn and when Fulmer was fired he was the first to come out and say he was staying committed plus Oliver called us. Oliver's tape might look better, but his reg season competition isnt really that tough. not many d-1 prospects, most of them are on one team (Hoboken) which is a group 1 school and they're mostly linemen, not skilled guys. St peter's Prep (Oliver's school) is Parochial Gr 4 which is the toughest division in the state b/c of Don Bosco Prep & Bergen Catholic

 

Athletically, Thigpen faces more all around athletes in VA than Oliver.

 

Id much rather have Thigpen than Oliver. On top of that Thigpen can play multiple position and does well. Oliver would only play offense for us. Staff doesnt think he can play CB and he's too small for safety. Kiffin has Oliver coming in as a safety. So this is another situation where we would be getting a d-1 athlete on campus with top end speed and just seeing where he falls. Lets hope he's Irish.

 

 

Ok thanks for the explanation. One thing though, I think i'd trust Monte Kiffin's opinion on if a kid could play DB.

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