Class of 2021

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  1. Shadowlight

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    They are starting to multiply now. I don't know how much effect Taysom Hill has had this past year but all of a sudden there is a surge in the all everything Swiss army knife white athlete.

    They have been around for ages. Think the magnificent Eric Crouch. Too bad he isn't around today because he was Taysom Hill back when but NFL teams weren't open to utilizing white players like him as an all purpose offensive player.

    Meet Liam Clifford out of prestigious St Xavier HS in Ohio. 6'1" and 190 he is a dual threat QB who is listed as a WR/ATH recruit. He has 4.4 speed! Ultra talented.

    All the big boys are sniffing around including, don't pass out, Penn State.
     
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  2. Red raider

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    His brother is Sean Clifford, starting Penn State QB. Excited to see Sean play and excited to see Liam in the future!
     
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    RB Will Shipley has been offered a D1 scholarship to play for Alabama.

    McCaffrey effect?
     
  5. Freethinker

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    That is good news that he’s getting a scholarship offer from a perennial powerhouse but he’d be criminally foolish and naive to go there. I imagine he’ll get countless scholarship offers from much more “White friendly” programs. He should choose one of them.
     
  6. McCaffrey Dude

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    Let us pray he does not go to Alabama. He would wind up 4th string in the slot. From what I read is that Shipley wants to stay close to home. Clemson and NC State are supposed to be in the lead though he may wind up at Wake Forest as he would probably staryt as a true freshman there.
     
  7. Red raider

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    I’d love to see him end up at Clemson. Even NC State, I think he could make a big name for himself there. If he wants a championship ring he should go to Clemson.
     
  8. TwentyTwo

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    Will Shipley can not have a passive "oh gee shucks what ever position you want me to play coach " attitude. Will need to be ""Adamant"" about playing "Tailback" if he were to go to Alabama. Maybe just maybe Saban would be willing to give Shipley that chance; he does have ties to Belichick.

    Thankfully Stanford HC David Shaw gave Christian McCaffrey the opportunity to play Tailback. It would seem Nick Saban & most every other SEC Coach would have likely have moved McCaffrey to the more Caste appropriate "Slot WR" position? Recently Bama has had Grad Transfer Slot WR's Richard Mullaney (Oregon St) & Gerhig Dieter (Bowling Green) ..

    I too think Clemson would be the ideal spot for Will Shipley ....taking over for Travis Etienne w similar running styles ; + Clemson Defense is becoming College version of the NFL Patriots WR moniker. But would not 100% close the door if the ""McCaffrey- effect"" were to visit Bama/SEC in the form of Will Shipley. I am ready to see some Groundbreaking / Rule Changing stuff!

    Actually Speedy Texas Tech Slot WR McLane Mannix was OFFERED to play "Tailback" at Vanderbilt....BUT he declined; opting to play "Slot WR" at Nevada before transferring. A very unusual story to say the least.
     
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  9. TwentyTwo

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    WR Jack Bech 6'-1 203lbs St.Thomas More HS/Lafayette LA ...a "Sleeper" but a fast riser! Was Rated #30th Player in Louisiana according to 24 7 Sports.; but now at #24 . Last week TV announcers said "if there are 29 players better we want to see them"! Vs. #2 Catholic HS he caught 15 passes 227 yards & 2 TD's .... 64 yard TD vs. powerhouse Neville HS

    Had mid Major Offers (Houston & La.Tech) ...but now getting interest from SEC Schools & Notre Dame
    https://www.hudl.com/video/3/9812540/5d982918da5b3e0c8c43a124
    https://www.hudl.com/video/3/9812540/5d91f630ff0bc70e5c470014

    Brother Tiger played for Princeton; Uncle Brett played for LSU(Walk-on) & NFL/Saints
     
  10. Bucky

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    WR Liam Clifford just committed to Penn St.
     
  11. Shadowlight

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    Hell could be freezing over since I believe this is the first real white skill player head coach Franklin has signed since he has been at Penn State. I suspect this is a one off given the brotherly connection. Time will tell.
     
  12. Red raider

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    WR Troy Stellato is getting a ton of offers from the schools we wouldn’t expect. At this point he has offers from 29 schools and he has narrowed it down to his top 12. His top 12 are Alabama, Nebraska, Penn State, Duke, LSU, Georgia, Kentucky, Clemson, USC, Florida, Ohio State, and North Carolina. He is being heavily recruited by the SEC.
     
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    Who is Jack Sawyer? a 5-star SDE in the nation, #1 Ohio kid and now committed to OSU.

    OSU also get 4-star ILB Reid Carrico
     
  14. Bucky

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    Good pickups for The Buckeyes!
     
  15. Bucky

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    A couple of other notable commitments:

    MLB Bryan Sanborn (6'2 210) younger brother of current Badgers LB Jack. Just committed to Wisconsin. From Chicago suburbs, good get.

    https://247sports.com/player/bryan-sanborn-46077091/

    Kansas State landed a big OT recruit in Noah Bolticoff. At 6'6 270 he still has plenty of room to fill out. Local Kansas prospect.

    https://247sports.com/player/noah-bolticoff-46086765/

    6'3 205 ATH Zach Twedt committed to Iowa. Local prospect could end up at OLB or SS.

    https://247sports.com/player/zach-twedt-46050445/

    Iowa also landed another local player in 6'3 270 DT Griffin Liddle.

    https://247sports.com/player/griffin-liddle-46053389/

    Colorado State landed an instate QB in Luke McCalister. (I'm noticing a good trend in these commitments)

    https://247sports.com/player/luke-mcallister-46051609/
     
  16. Bucky

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    Nebraska lands a Giant OT from Iowa in Henry Lutovsky

    https://247sports.com/player/henry-lutovsky-46083001/

    Center Jackson Light of Utah to Oregon

    https://247sports.com/player/jackson-light-46079751/

    QB Behren Morton(TX) to Texas Tech

    https://247sports.com/player/behren-morton-46058681/

    4Star DE Ethan Downs to Oklahoma

    https://247sports.com/player/ethan-downs-46056733/

    Another 4Star OT fir Nebraska. 6'8 250lb Teddy Prochazka.

    https://247sports.com/player/teddy-prochazka-46059340/

    QB Jake Garcia to USC

    https://247sports.com/player/jake-garcia-46053996/
     
  17. Bucky

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    Bech is a talent that's for sure. He also has an offer from Louisiana Lafayette now. Should be adding a few more! Found this clip of his 4TD performance in State Title Game!

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1204212186807197697
     
  18. Leonardfan

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    Bucky thanks to you and others for keeping an eye on these recruits. We have not seen some of the other great members (Heretic, Dolphins15) around for awhile so it's great to see others pitch in and keep us up to date. I don't know how much I can get into tracking recruits but I'll do my best to add to the recruiting threads.
     
  19. Carolina Speed

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    When I got home a while ago, I was going through the channels and saw where they're showing the NC 3AA HS Championship on local TV. Will Shipley's Weddington Warriors vs Lee. Mostly white Weddington winning 21-7 over about half and half Lee County. Shipley, 12 carries, 137 yards, including a 67 yard TD run. Interesting the HS players seem to mirror college and the NFL. I've seen the few black players miss tackles, drop passes and 2-3 unsportsmanlike penalties. One against Shipley. Shipley was about five yards out of bounds when the black defender knocked the crap out of Shipley. Fortunately, it didn't cause an injury.
    Ready to watch the second half.
     
  20. Carolina Speed

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    Weddington wins 34-14. Shipley 256 yards on 25 carries and 4 TD's. Weddington looked 90% white goes 16-0 and back to back 3 AA NC State Champions.
     
  21. white lightning

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    What an epic game but this incredible running back. To think he is only a junior. He will get even better if that is possible. I hope Shipley can grow 1 or 2 more inches and add some more muscle. Even if he stays the exact same he is the best high school running back in the country. I have no doubt about that! What a perfomance. Congrats to Will Shipley & the rest of the team!
     
  22. Red raider

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    Will Shipley also won North Carolina’s Gatorade Player of the Year award this year as a junior. Could become a repeat winner next season.
     
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    Fantastic effort! Can’t wait to see this kid at a major university in a few years.
     
  24. Bucky

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    He recently narrowed it down to 6; Clemson, Ohio State, USC, North Carolina, LSU, and Alabama.

    If he had any sense to him, he'd right away drop LSU and Bama from consideration. We all know how LSU wasted Trey Quinn and Bama has had a few token honkey WRs transfer last few years, but still I don't see him getting a fair shake there.

    That leaves 4. To me Clemson or Ohio State(Brian Hartline WR coach) are on top. UNC or USC however might have the most playing time available from the start.
     

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