Discussion in 'Awesome Recruiting' started by candymanfromgc, Aug 3, 2020.
Not bad at all IMO.
Christopher Thomas Jr. on Hudl
Certainly disruptive and pretty quick. Good motor.
Will continue to say that this is a very good pick up. Kid is very talented, moves well, and has great size. Staff feels the same way.
Getting recruits the size of Dexter and Thomas in back to back cycles is not normal. Hopefully this means lots of passes batted down at the LOS over years to come.
After a year or two in the strength program he could really become disruptive.
Again, could be another under-rated kid in this class. (We have about six IMO).
It looks like this kid has received some solid coaching -- he uses his hands really well, decent swim move, and has plenty of power (he consistently whipped a double team). Not sure I see "quickness" but I like his first step.
Nice assessment on the quickness. I also like his first step.
I'm not sure what to make of him due to the kind of competition he was seeing during the regular season, I noticed the one playoff game against Miami Central (lost to Central 38-0) he spent a lot of time on the ground or being moved away from the play. Was probably the only time the entire season he saw a quality HS OL.....where he wasn't able to just over-whelm someone because of his size. Is there any camp video out there of him that anyone has seen?
Thanks for reminding us Christopher Thomas has good credentials. With Coach Turner’s bigs, getting push up the middle won’t be unusual. When CDM made that hire I was scratching my head thinking “Who is this guy?”. David Turner has proven to be a good fit and he seems to be a good hire both on and off the field.
Recruits gotta be loving the contracts fletcher cox and jones got.....he has the resume, DTs should be lining up
I honestly so not know
Let's hope so. We are gonna be playing a lot if freshman and sophomores real soon.
Hard to truly evaluate HS DTs, as so much of their future success relies on development. Gap control, leverage, Technique, S&D and film study. In HS they dominate against smaller opponents, rush the passer and blow up things in the backfield. Does not happen like that in the SEC. All the OL are their size in the SEC and many have 3 years of S&D and coaching/technique under their belt. A HS kid at DT can’t rely on talent and outmuscling other kids any more.
Looks like he moves well for someone carrying 20-50lbs extra weight. I think given a couple years with Savage and Turner he'll be good to go! Can't teach size.
I’m wishing Watson was a ‘20 instead of ‘21. It has been a long time since we‘ve seen a Gator DT with the combination of size, brute strength, technique and quick first step this young man possesses already. Will love seeing Watson in the middle with Dexter at one end and Carter or Cox (if they’re not NFL bound) on the other. Hate to have to wait another season to see him making life miserable for opposing OL’s and QB’s.
Coach Turner is turning out to be the gift that keeps on giving. So glad CDM brought him in. He may well be the staff’s missing link to solving the UGA riddle by having his DL make life miserable for their RB’s.
Ding ding ding! One of the main reasons the DL is so important is because of Georgia....ofc playing in the SEC means you have to have a line on both sides but Georgia specifically with how much they run the ball with all their 5 star O lineman and RBs....our incoming defensive prospects look up to the challenge.
Auburn showed last year that with a dominant d line and basically nothing else you can have a decent year, even in this league.
I had a weed man in highschool whose name was Christopher Thomas....come to think of it I’ve never seen the two in the same place. Hmmmmm.
I’m playin , it just jogged my memory
Agree. If they're QB had a little more time under his belt, they could have been dangerous.
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That’s interesting. They really looked good coming into Gainesville. I think that classified as a signature win for CDM.