Class of 2021

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  1. Shadowlight

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    On the heels of WR Drew Donley choosing Ole Miss last week, another huge upside player has chosen his school.

    TE Thomas Fidone (6'5" 223) has committed to Nebraska. Easily one of the best players in the class Fidone from what I can tell is on course to become the next Travis Kelce. He is that talented.
     
  2. Bucky

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    Manjack to Wazzou!

    Houston with a pale face in Rafal Szymanski. 6'5 230 DE
     
  3. Freethinker

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    Is it possible that the rest of D1 coaches have gotten so absurdly anti-White over the duration of his college hiatus, that it now gives Schiano (GTW) the appearance of being a fair recruiter now? I imagine Schiano is going to roster and play similar numbers of Whites as his first go-round. By just staying the same, he could actually put together a “palatable” squad. A sad inditement of college footballs anti-White purge over the last decade.
     
  4. Shadowlight

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    I did not see it on ESPN last night but I looked it up and saw the highlights. Two Utah powerhouse teams squared off as nationally ranked Corner Canyon played Bingham. Bingham is a Poly heavy school with I think more than a few blacks mixed in. Corner Canyon looked mainly White.

    With Corner Canyon I thought I was seeing a BYU flashback when their air raid White offenses used to put up big points. Highlight after highlight featured White wide receivers scorching the Bingham defense for touchdowns. It looked like they were at a track meet. Their QB Jaxson Dort threw 6 touchdowns. He is considered a Division one talent but so far he has not committed.

    The two main wide receivers are both seniors and both flashed speed. Talmage Handley is 5'11" 170 but is nowhere to be found on the recruiting map? Noah Kjar ( 6'0" 180) has fielded some interest but like Dort it doesn't seem schools are in a big hurry to sign him. That is not all. They also feature a top 2022 receiver in Cody Hagen. Additionally 2021 APB Austin Bell must have been injured. He is also seen as a Division one talent but has yet t sign.

    If this was the 1980's all three of these talents probably would have signed to BYU already and become fixtures for the program. But BYU today is only a shell of their pass happy glory years. With a huge injection of Poly players and a ramping up of the black factor the new incarnation of BYU is a less snappy boring version.
     
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  5. TwentyTwo

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    Nice write up Shadowlight!@ Good to see HS Football being played in many of the states now! UNREAL Dictator Gretchen Whitmer not allowing Michigan HS Football. She needs to be relieved of her duties . In the moment of crisis she failed the people. She is disgusting! "Garden Seeds not essential". Will pencil neck Gov. Newsome ruin HS Football in California?

    Now on ESPN WR Liam Clifford (St.Xavier / OH) showing why he's a big time/elite WR headed to join his brother(QB Sean) @ PENN STATE! He's putting on a clinic! Listed as 24th Ranked player in Ohio as an Athlete...i'm sure he should be climbing the charts!
     
  6. Rocky B

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    Hey 22, I’ve been watching a bit of that game also, Luke Lacey (wr/db) had a big game for Brownsburg.....They we’re talking about Ivy offers for the kid....In a normal season, he’d have MAC offers is what they said....No Bog 10????.....Oh, that’s right......
     
  7. Shadowlight

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    What a strange game. Both teams were playing hot potato with the football in the second half. Kind of strange scouts list WR Liam Clifford as an athlete when he is clearly cut out to be a WR. The only other conceivable position I can envision him playing is CB but Penn State wouldn't move him there. And they would be fools to move him to safety.

    WR Lacey, see above, outplayed the more heralded Preston Terrell who is headed to Purdue. They did a good job covering Terrell throughout the night but he should be a good one for Purdue.

    Right Lacey is hurt by the fact that he couldn't strut his stuff at a camp and up his profile. Impressive all around athlete with impressive speed. Looks like Columbia or Penn is his destination. But who knows after his performance ( 9-145-2) tonight.
     
  8. Bucky

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    Impressive performance by Lacey. He should generate more interest, especially with his QB committed to Kansas!
     
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    Good job mentioning Handley and Kjar @Shadowlight ! Sad to see all 3 Utah schools turning their backs to Whitey..

    Let's hope a school with brains offers these cat quick WRs. CSU,Wyoming, used to be able to say Boise but they've sold out as well.
     
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    Looks like complete package as far as WRs go.
     
  13. Shadowlight

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    The nationally ranked fleet street Corner Canyon offense annihilated another team last week and look to do the same this Friday night. Are the big boys finally sniffing around yet? Well QB Jaxson Dart just got an offer from Iowa State.

    The WR corps of Heine, Hagen ,Kjar and Handley are key components to their racehorse offense. Kjar should be getting some attention soon but for Handley so far not a peep. Heine and Hagen are class of 2022 prospects. Hagen is one of the best WR's in that class and BYU is hounding him big time. See below their cool promo stunt. Young people having some fun. Good for them.

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    Not only are we dealing with Big Ten deprivation ( although as mentioned in another post things are looking way up for them so watch for announcement today) but not having Ivy League football around is another serious blow. So this would be good time to go over some of my beloved Yale's 2021 commit class. A player of two might have been mentioned previously.

    Austin Tutas - dual threat QB.

    Kevin Jourdain - 6'4" 255 DE.

    Nate Denney - terrific 5'10" 190 RB prospect.

    David Pantelis - just announced 6'1"185 WR with 4.5 speed. Another big time prospect.
     
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    I was bemoaning the fact that the white two sport football/baseball stud has seemingly dramatically diminished over the years But I am happy to report a special player has emerged.

    From South Carolina,Will Taylor (6'0" 175) is primarily a baseball centerfielder who has accepted an offer to play baseball at Clemson. This happened a couple or few months ago. I am guessing he is a top 100 high school prospect as he played in the prestigious East Coast Pro event this past August and earned rave reviews.

    He has transferred to a new school this season where he will likely continue his role on the football team as a dual threat QB. Last year he ran for over 1500 yards. Today he has received an offer to play Clemson football and if he accepts he will play both baseball and football there. Like say Eric Decker did at Minnesota. If he does accept he will play WR.

    What kind of athlete is Will Taylor? One way to describe him is he has elite quickness. But that is probably an understatement. Watching him workout I was blown away by his jet set wheels and off the charts dexterity and quickness.

    We will have to wait and see if this phenomenal athlete joins the Clemson football team in 2021? If he does end up playing football I don't see anyone able to keep up with him. Nobody!

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    Will Taylor will play SLOT if he accept the offer, so Clemson will have two white WR in this class, cool.
    Taylor and Bubba Chandler are all Best 60 in US from their class (baseball), they can play football/baseball together.

    After I read this news, I tried to google Bubba Chandler for more sources, finding Bubba got more 'concrete' offers from power 5 just after Clemson offer came.
    Maybe Clemson will have a white CB in near future .

     
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    All indications suggest WR Will Taylor will sign up for the Clemson football team to go along with his baseball scholarship. The one fly in the ointment is if he gets drafted very high in the 2021 baseball draft and skips out on his scholarship which is a possibility.

    As for baseball he was not a top 100 prospect going into the summer but he saw his rating rise after a sterling showing at several prospect events including the prestigious East Coast Pro Showcase in August.

    As for his speed it is pretty special He was timed from the right side of the plate on a groundball from home to first in 3.74 seconds. That is what you call moving folks. Even on a bunt that is flying but on a groundball that is insane. That is considered a blistering time for a left handed batter. Almost unheard of for a right handed batter to get to first that fast!

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    So what kind of 40 yard dash speed are we looking at here? Well throw 4.4 seconds out the window. 4.3 doesn't seem to be in the cards either. What about a 4.2 plus 40? I would think that would be a good ball park number. But I wouldn't discount a 4.1 plus 40 yard dash either.

    Yes folks this is no ordinary athlete. Tightly put together in a 6'0" 175 frame, Taylor is one of the most intriguing and exciting white athletes to come down the pike in quite a while.
     
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  18. white lightning

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    Well the way most baseball studs get lost in the minors or majors, my vote is that he makes it in football. Heck with that kind of elite athletecism why not try out for track? We could have another Matthew Boling right under our nose. Would love to see
    what this kid could do on a track or on a football field. He would proabaly make Sam McGuffy look slow if they put him at running back. I can dream can't I ? :)
     
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    I don't follow high school football here in Western Pennsylvania much, but did notice an article today about senior Aiden Wardzinski, who's a tailback for Brentwood High School. He led all WPIAL running backs last week with 263 yards on 36 rushes, following on top of last year's 1,034 rushing yards, 14 touchdowns, and 52 receptions for 695 yards. His coach says he is the fastest player on the team and is "by far" the best conditioned. From the picture of him accompanying the article he certainly looks the part.

    The article starts off this way: "There are plenty of household names in the WPIAL's 2021 class, with several blue-chip recruits fielding scholarship offers from schools all around the country. Then there's Brentwood's Aiden Wardzinski. Despite coming off a stellar junior year. . . Wardzinski hasn't heard a peep from college coaches or scouts about playing at the next level."

    Then after detailing Wardzinski's stats, conditioning, incredible work ethic, etc., the writer (Steve Rotstein) again brings up the topic to which the answer is simple and obvious but everyone of course has to play dumb: "Still, the question remains -- what is keeping college coaches and scouts from making him an offer?"

    Gee, Steve, think real hard and you may come up with the answer. But then again, you have a job to protect.
     
  20. Bucky

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    Lol every year we get articles like this. I don't expect Steve Rotstein to call out the Elephant in the room and mention Race!! Again pitter patter around a topic without getting to the root of the issue.
     
  21. Leonardfan

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    Can you post a link to the article? Does the newspaper the story is posted on have a comment section?
     
  22. Don Wassall

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    I read it in the Friday print edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Here's the link. It does have a comment section but no one has commented yet. Unfortunately, given the five-minute American attention span it's probably too late for comments to reach anyone now but every little bit helps : https://www.post-gazette.com/sports...uke-bauer-wpial-football/stories/202009160024

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    Thanks Don. I’ll see if I can comment on it and also send the kid a message on twitter as well as the coaches of Pitt, Temple and PSU.
     
  24. Don Wassall

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    That would be great. Pitt and Penn State have followed a "No Whites Need Apply" policy at running back for a very long time now. Even Joe Paterno, like another all-time great coach, Don Shula, eventually "got with the program."
     
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  25. Leonardfan

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    Comment section is only for subscribers. Sent a tweet to franklin and narduzzi
     

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