Discussion in 'Awesome Recruiting' started by bobbybaker86, Jul 14, 2019.
That's the reality I guess.
Agree if he's our second back. Isn't he the same more or less as Toafili? I guess RB is what it is this cycle.
Toafili was who I was referring to lol
But it’s not not like there aren’t a bunch of guys every year of fulfilling that role. Very few qbs though. Demps and Rainey were very replaceable.
In college football the QB is the game no doubt. No argument there.
Marvin Scott III and also Mecose Todd are back up options if need be at RB
Scott would do just fine, haven’t seen Mecose.
Yes he is still in the mix.
I am not the staff but i like Scott.
I don't know what's going on, but SOMETHING is going on with our RB recruiting this cycle. I hate to beat a dead horse, but I definitely can see why some can feel there's more to the Bowman situation that we're being informed on.
We've had Toafili, Brennen, Lee, Scott, Adams on campus the last two months and not ONE of them pulled the trigger and pledged. Obviously knew that Adams was going to be a Washington pledge but still, you all get my point.
The Lee situation is stranger than the Bowman situation. I know he's said 8/26 is probably when he'll pledge but his interest seems to be all over the place. We all would take Lee back but for whatever reason, just seems like there's this cold war going on lol
That logic makes sense.
I'm all for not giving up on Bowman, but it does make me a little nervous seeing other talented RBs commit while we seemingly wait for Bowman to have a change of heart. If they aren't letting others commit (which is an assumption), they must think they still have at least a decent shot at flipping him, which gives me hope.
I'm not convinced that Bowman isn't basically just a repeat version of Chris Rainey. Watch Bowman's film from last year, Lakeland lived on the toss play and being able to get Bowman in space to the outside, where Bowman's acceleration at the HS level is lethal at that point. The state championship game against STA he had 221 yards on 22 carries but 80 of that came on the toss play for a 80 yard TD. I just don't see Bowman being the kind of guy that you can count on to run consistently between the tackles in the SEC. Would there be a place for him in Mullen's offense if he were to come.....sure? If however Florida is looking for a guy that is going to give you a guy that can consistently run between the tackles in the SEC, I just don't believe Bowman is the guy.
Exactly what I was thinking. I think we still need a big back that can break tackles. Bowman would be a luxury that I would love to have but I still think we need a good size back that can get the tough yards. I don't see a Tebow at QB down the line and after this year all we will have is Pierce as that type of RB.
I dunno if they're the same type of player, but I will trust your opinion is not total fantasy and that you've a solid comparison. Having said that, Rainey averaged 6.3 yards/rush at Florida and was voted MVP by his teammates.
He’s a +1 that I’d love to have. I think we secure Toafili imo. Honestly, as many others have mentioned a tank every down back isn’t how we are setup. I’d take him though! Lol
Two in the bush....
I agree with this. Everything seems a little odd. Last thing you want to do is lose it trying to juggle too many balls. If they snagged a solid plan B I’d be happy at this point. They must feel confident playing the Shell game.
Chris Rainey Senior year at UF: 5'9, 174 lbs
Demarkcus Bowman's current listing on 247: 5'11, 195 lbs
Maybe they ran similar plays in HS, but outside of that, I'm not sure I follow the comparison. For additional comparison, Christian McCaffrey is currently listed at 5'11, 205 lbs and he's shown the ability to do just about everything in the NFL. Other NFL starters at that same height generally have a few more pounds on them, but again, Bowman is at 195 lbs going into his Senior year in HS and prior to entering a D1 weight room and a program like he'd experience with Savage.
Would he need to add some weight to be effective between the tackles in the SEC? Probably, but just because Lakeland might not run him between the tackles doesn't necessarily mean he isn't capable.
I hear you but Bowman and Dalvin Cook have the same HS measureables and we saw how Cook was able to get yardage every which way once he got to FSU.