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Alabama offers 2021 Lake Mary long-snapper Underwood

Discussion in 'Awesome Recruiting' started by gatorjjh, Oct 22, 2019.

  1. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    The No. 1 guy?
    Alabama offers 2021 Lake Mary long-snapper Underwood a scholarship
    By Chris Hays Sentinel Sports
    Lake Mary has a secret weapon down in the trenches, but the Rams can’t keep it quiet much longer because Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide have come calling.
    Rocco Underwood, the Rams’ 2021 long-snapper, took an unofficial visit to Alabama during the weekend and he was shocked by what transpired. Alabama special-teams coordinator Jeff Banks told Underwood he had a scholarship offer prior to Saturday’s victory over Tennessee. Underwood, who is ranked No. 1 in the country by Rubio Long Snapping, said he was speechless.

    “I was so surprised. I didn’t even know. It was so crazy,” Underwood said of the possibility that he might get a scholarship offer during his visit. “We were talking about the snapper who is there right now, Thomas Fletcher, and he graduates the same year I do and how it’s a perfect fit and how they only pick up a long-snapper every four years. And, then of course, they want the No. 1 guy.
    Underwood is the cousin of the punting Townsend brothers — Johnny and Tommy — and he’s quick to point out those who have been instrumental in helping him along the way.

    “We were just out messing around in the yard one time, me snapping to them, and I was like, ‘Hey, maybe I can do this,” Underwood said. “So we looked up a few camps, like the Rubio camps, and that’s how I got my name on the radar. It just all came together and it’s great.”

    He said the mentorship his cousins have provided has been “huge.” Johnny, a former Florida Gator, is currently awaiting his next punting opportunity in the NFL after spending last season with the Oakland Raiders while Tommy is a redshirt senior at Florida, averaging 45 yards per punt.

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  2. zman-1

    zman-1 Senior

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    Perhaps the Townsend brothers should have a chat with the lad about playing in Orange and Blue.
     
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  3. thegatorvault

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    Interesting. First thing that came to mind is that Saban is trying to get us to burn a scholly on him since he is probably UF bound due to family. Hmmm.....
     
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  4. your_perfect_enemy

    your_perfect_enemy GC Hall of Fame

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    I'd be careful they've jerked around a lot more important players with greyshirts and the like.
     
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  5. Claygator

    Claygator GC Hall of Fame

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    For sure.
     
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  6. Gatorrick22

    Gatorrick22 GC Hall of Fame

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    Saban is toying with this young man's life... He needs to get to Gainesville and forget that clown Saban... that promises more scholarships than he can deliver.
     
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  7. thekentuckygator

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    Bingo
     
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  8. melrose12

    melrose12 All American

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    Should have jumped on that offer.once Saban gets sober its gone
     
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  9. incoldblood

    incoldblood GC Legend

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    Well we just got a good 2020 long snapper commit in Drews (see new thread) so may not need him. But can never have too many!
     
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  10. DeBigLeezard

    DeBigLeezard GC Hall of Fame

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    You snooza...you looza...
     
  11. INGATORSWETRUST

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    I think we went with a long snapper that is 6’5” and can grow into body
     
  12. kryptonite

    kryptonite GC Hall of Fame

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    I think this is a legitimate offer. Bama had to burn a scholly on a LS in 2017, and Tennessee had to burn one on a LS last year. We have been very fortunate to be able to get PWO over the years of the quality that other programs have not been able to get. I only wish that we had used that extra scholarship better over the years.
     
  13. ozgatorfan

    ozgatorfan Sophomore

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    Do they waive admissions requirements for walk ons?
     
  14. finorman

    finorman GC Legend

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    Ok, in this kicking analogy the part of Lucy will be played by Nick Saban, Charlie Brown will be played by Rocco Underwood....... aaaaaaand action!

    Don’t fall for it Rocco, Saban is the Debil.
     
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