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big fan of Ragone. Everyone seems enamored with our latest TE recruits b/c they are huge and can be blocking/red zone threats. Well I can't wait to get Ragone's speed on the field and lined up against an overmatched LB or safety. This kid has mad wheels and would be even more hyped if not for his injury last year. Welcome aboard Mike.

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big fan of Ragone. Everyone seems enamored with our latest TE recruits b/c they are huge and can be blocking/red zone threats. Well I can't wait to get Ragone's speed on the field and lined up against an overmatched LB or safety. This kid has mad wheels and would be even more hyped if not for his injury last year. Welcome aboard Mike.

 

agreed. add in reuland, the #1 TE prospect in his class and rudolph, the #1 TE prospect in his class ( and a guy who's film REALLY impressed me ) we have, almost without question, the best TE depth in the country. and i didn't even mention yeatman and fauria!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

TE U, anyone?

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I think its on it's way. We can't claim "TE U" just yet, considering Miami has produced Shockey, Winslow Jr, and Greg Olsen (who was an ND recruit, ironically enough), all 1st round picks. You kind of have to show real results, rather than recruiting battles first. But ND's cupboard looks thoroughly stocked, and could quickly overtake their throne at that position.

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I think its on it's way. We can't claim "TE U" just yet, considering Miami has produced Shockey, Winslow Jr, and Greg Olsen (who was an ND recruit, ironically enough), all 1st round picks. You kind of have to show real results, rather than recruiting battles first. But ND's cupboard looks thoroughly stocked, and could quickly overtake their throne at that position.

 

well said, calves but where a player a drafted is a somehwat odd criteria to have for "TE U," no? i mean, it should mean success on the CFB level. now, certainly the players you mentioned for the U for the most part had that but since i think it's safe to assume that carlson will go in the first rd. in next year's draft, CW will have two 1st rd. TE's in his first 3 years. pretty impressive.

 

and sure the others mentioned haven't done it on the field much *yet* but when you have 4 VERY highly rated TE prospects, it seems logical to expect at least one of them will be a star. so, if that happens, we've matched the "U" in TE's, right? :D

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Is there any chance you could somehow get Floyd lined up for an interview?

 

ive tried to get him, i havent found a way to contact him yet but im trying

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I think its on it's way. We can't claim "TE U" just yet, considering Miami has produced Shockey, Winslow Jr, and Greg Olsen (who was an ND recruit, ironically enough), all 1st round picks. You kind of have to show real results, rather than recruiting battles first. But ND's cupboard looks thoroughly stocked, and could quickly overtake their throne at that position.

 

well said, calves but where a player a drafted is a somehwat odd criteria to have for "TE U," no? i mean, it should mean success on the CFB level. now, certainly the players you mentioned for the U for the most part had that but since i think it's safe to assume that carlson will go in the first rd. in next year's draft, CW will have two 1st rd. TE's in his first 3 years. pretty impressive.

 

and sure the others mentioned haven't done it on the field much *yet* but when you have 4 VERY highly rated TE prospects, it seems logical to expect at least one of them will be a star. so, if that happens, we've matched the "U" in TE's, right? :D

 

I probably should have mentioned pro bowl honors as a criteria, you're right. But I think we could pretty quickly match Miami. Fasano, Carlson, and the next crop waiting in the wings... it could happen, pretty easily.

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I think its on it's way. We can't claim "TE U" just yet, considering Miami has produced Shockey, Winslow Jr, and Greg Olsen (who was an ND recruit, ironically enough), all 1st round picks. You kind of have to show real results, rather than recruiting battles first. But ND's cupboard looks thoroughly stocked, and could quickly overtake their throne at that position.

 

well said, calves but where a player a drafted is a somehwat odd criteria to have for "TE U," no? i mean, it should mean success on the CFB level. now, certainly the players you mentioned for the U for the most part had that but since i think it's safe to assume that carlson will go in the first rd. in next year's draft, CW will have two 1st rd. TE's in his first 3 years. pretty impressive.

 

and sure the others mentioned haven't done it on the field much *yet* but when you have 4 VERY highly rated TE prospects, it seems logical to expect at least one of them will be a star. so, if that happens, we've matched the "U" in TE's, right? :D

 

Fasano wasn't 1st round

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Fasano wasn't 1st round

 

Fully aware. 2nd round to the Cowboys. Comparisons to Mark Bavaro with the Bill Parcells connect, I know. Just mentioning a Notre Dame TE that has made it to the NFL, and that at least one team thought well of him enough to pick him with a high draft pick.

 

Starting to get off topic.

 

Ragone certainly isn't lacking vision or goals. Its nice to have some guys that have bold ideas and predictions about the course of ND football - and Ragone seems to fit the bill.

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and assuming ragone recovers fully, his speed will really be quite extraordinary for his position. in fact, the reason olsen went so high this year was in no small part due to his 40 time at the combine.

 

and as i've already said, i am very intrigued by rudolph's athleticism...

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and assuming ragone recovers fully, his speed will really be quite extraordinary for his position. in fact, the reason olsen went so high this year was in no small part due to his 40 time at the combine.

 

and as i've already said, i am very intrigued by rudolph's athleticism...

Yeah, seriously, if you're 6'7" and you run a 4.6-4.7, you're in amazing shape for a TE! Although he will have to fill out his frame as he's about 230 I think right now.
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Nick:

great job as always...Mr Access!!

you never cease to amaze all of us how you get these interviews but keep it coming!

i think ragone is the sleeper of 2007 recruiting class myself i have elaborated on it on other posts.

 

suggestion: you should ask more questions of these guys, (not just 6 or 7.)

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suggestion: you should ask more questions of these guys, (not just 6 or 7.)

 

i wouldve, but i got this on IM last night around 9ish i think and he asked me to make it quick...so i made the q;s on the spot and only fit in 6

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Nick suggestion. Like you did with Brandon Walker, you should let us know WHEN you're going to interview them so each of us can give you the questions we want asked. So, there would be more questions and questions from the other posters.

 

ill try and do that again, but ive got to give the recruit like 6 days notice and i jsut got and did the interview last night. so it didnt work out that time, but thanks for the suggestions guys

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