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Parker Braun Commits to Texas

Discussion in 'Awesome Recruiting' started by candymanfromgc, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. homer

    homer GC Hall of Fame

    Nov 2, 2015
    I never really got excited about this guy.

    Now I’m glad I don’t have to get off the ledge.
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  2. cubangator

    cubangator Junior

    Jul 8, 2017
    Mullen has said in multiple occasions that he system would adapt to the talent than the talent adapt to his system.
  3. Skink

    Skink GC Hall of Fame

    Allman Brothers - what a great line, and so true
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  4. rpmGator

    rpmGator GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 10, 2007
    Yep I use the line about recruiting time each year. Allmans were right

    Braun said he has never lost to Oklahoma before and that influenced his decision
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  5. biggynugs

    biggynugs All American

    Apr 3, 2007
    Orlando, fl
    I feel EXACTLY the same way.
    Shoulder shrug, “unngh”. Back to my originally planned day. Slightly bummed that we aren’t invincible this recruiting cycle.
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  6. missourigator

    missourigator GC Legend

    Apr 13, 2007
    I just love it. When we think we are going to get a player, he is all world. Then if we lose them, they aren't really any good or we didn't want them in the first place. He was first team ACC, we could have used him but now he isn't coming, we will find somebody else.
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  7. apkgator

    apkgator Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Cmon, overwhelmingly almost everyone wanted him and thought he was a loss. But it is reasonable for some to feel he wasn't a great fit.That has clearly been the minority opinion even after his UT decision.
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  8. GatorStu1

    GatorStu1 Junior

    May 9, 2015

    To "piggy back" on your points, it has been said on TOS that Braun wants to redshirt this year so he can gain additional strength and weight. Texas agreed, however our coaching staff needs him this year since we are replacing four starters and probably will not need him as much in 2020. TIFWIW.
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  9. kryptonite

    kryptonite GC Legend

    Dec 12, 2008
    I really did not understand this. Does it take 2 years in Texas to gain strength and weight versus 1 year in any SEC school? Did Paul Johnson not believe in the training table and strength and conditioning program, so his seniors were undersized? He does look undersized, and it is surprising he was able to be all ACC. I would take that aggression he must have at that size any day, but if he really wanted to redshirt to gain weight and/or learn to pass block over two years, we couldn't take him. We need someone this year, and I think that person has to fill in at tackle if not be a full time tackle.
  10. GatorStu1

    GatorStu1 Junior

    May 9, 2015

    Georgia Tech runs a Triple Option type offense and Paul Johnson wants his lineman fast and mobile versus big and strong. The only lineman out of Tech, that I can remember, that did not fit that physic was Shaquille Mason (who was much larger than normal).
    The two years in Texas versus one year in the SEC does not have anything to do with what I wrote. Parker Braun decided he wanted a year to reshape his body and get stronger before playing. Texas was okay with that request, we wanted him to play this year. I hope this examples what I meant more clearly.
  11. Gatorrick22

    Gatorrick22 GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    Isn't this guy listed at 6'2", or is that some other O-lineman I'm thinking about? By the way I was tepid at best about landing him only because of his all ACC accolades., and not because of his size or strength.

    But the problem with he red-shirting, if he is, is that his brother might choose to play on the same team too. I do like his younger brother.
  12. kryptonite

    kryptonite GC Legend

    Dec 12, 2008
    Don't take what I said as directed to you. I understand the take. I just don't understand Braun. His decision is undoubtedly with the NFL in mind, but he shouldn't need a year off to change his body before playing. Btw Nebraska ran much better triple option with much bigger linemen than Paul Johnson used.
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  13. DBCooper

    DBCooper GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 8, 2007
    Hendersonville, NC
    I’m hoping Mullen’s honesty about needing him in ‘19 gives UF the inside track for his younger brother in ‘20.