19.Jan.2015 New Recruiting Thread

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That last thread was getting messed up.

So I’d say that was a successful weekend. Two 3-stars and a hard-hitting, high ceiling 2-star guy.

It will be interesting to see what Andersen does with an entire season. (a) He is probably making enemies (b) he doesn’t seem to care. Does it come back to bite him at some point?

We’re hearing good names for next weekend: Khalid McGee, Thor Katoa, Lopini Katoa, Keivonnis Davis, Noah Togiai, Mufi Hunt, James Empey, and Tuli Wily-Matagi. There seem to be a lot of unknowns in the mix, too. Andersen might pull a better recruiting class than Riley, and in 3 weeks…but remember: you can’t recruit to Corvallis.

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  • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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    “That last thread was getting messed up”

    I’ll take the rap. My bad

  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    Markell Simmons is supposed to be visiting too. Also has an in home visit with GA and crew tomorrow, so who knows, they may get him to commit even before visiting.

    Juco safety with a pretty sweet highlight reel.

    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2091349/highlights/167808382

    • angry angry says:
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      Simmons looks good on tape.
      Andersen is recruiting an entirely different kind of athlete. I’ll have to make a post about it soon. It’s interesting. But in short, Andersen’s targets all look the part and play aggressive. With Riley’s “under the radar guys”, they mostly looked like lackadaisical scout team projects who would never see the field. They all had an obvious deficiency where you wondered if they were even Pac-12 material.

  • Electric Eye says:
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    I’m wondering if Simi Moala shows up to visit in the next two weeks. Dude’s huge and athletic, 247Sports has him scheduled for Miami on the 30th. Tuiaki did an in-home tonight with him.

  • bleedorange says:
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    I really hope we get decoud no knock on Irvine but his highlights look quite a bit better.

    • The #OSDS says:
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      I really wouldn’t mind a secondary with both in it.

    • angry angry says:
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      I think Irvine looks much better.

      • Calibeav says:
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        Irvine is definitely more fluid.. I suspect he will be good in coverage early on. Some of the throws on Dcoud’s tape were so awful its hard to fully judge his coverage skills.. Good Grief some of those QB’s must have lied to their JC coaches about where they played in HS

        • angry angry says:
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          Irvine is ripped, lean, and fluid. Very good technique for a HS player.
          At 2 stars I said he should have been at least a 3. Rivals finally caught up and changed him. Not sure he shouldn’t be higher. I’d rank him 3.5 with upside even from there.

        • angry angry says:
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          Agree most throws on DeCoud’s tape are horrible. He looks pretty good. I wouldn’t mind getting both, but I like Irvine more.

  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    Yesterday (day before?) Taylor tweeted out that he thinks OSU coaches need to offer his buddy Corey Glass next.

    Today, Irvine tweets out “Corey Glass next commit”. Not sure if this is done already or not. He’s an unrated SS/OLB who lives in Jacksonville (happens to be where GA and crew are conducting visits today). Has offers from Wake Forrest, Purdue, South Florida and Temple.

    G.O.E?? ?@Jay_underrated1 3m3 minutes ago
    We close friends?we grew up together also got a chance to commit to the same college D1???? Oregon State @Grind_Shine2 Corey Glass next commit????

    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1368090/highlights
    http://247sports.com/Player/Corey-Glass-61748

    • GOBeavers GOBeavers says:
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      Might be a fallback safety if Markell doesn’t work out?

  • whatever says:
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    I forgot to mention, Bruce Read was in Portland this weekend recruiting Cameron Scarlett and Blake Brandel…thus further solidifying those two committments.

  • ObjCritic says:
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    If you haven’t seen it, check out Parker/Baldwin interview series, exciting to hear brief previews of the offense that is coming to OSU.

    Just listening to Sitake now, not as impressive.

  • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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    It looks like GA is more like Urban Meyer in recruiting in that he does not seem to care if he pisses off other coaches. Big change from the hip, hip days. I will be disappointed if he does not poach a Fadger commit. That would be a win, win for me.

    • DubiousBeav DubiousBeav says:
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      The Ute boards are livid. Hilarious stuff.

      • Beavergopher Beavergopher says:
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        My cousin and her husband teach at their med school and are huge football fans. Should make the reunions more fun.

  • angry angry says:
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    So if anyone can help me find a wordpress plugin that would allow us to have real time tweets with recruiting news at the top of the page…I’ve been looking and can’t find anything quite right. Hey Keith Kostol et al nerds, do you want to develop something? Just need a small box (that’s what he said) with updates at the top of the page that feed through in real time, or that users can post updates they find into the box. It would be better than searching the comments for that type of news.

    • Keith Kostol says:
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      I’m a total novice. Wish I could help, but I’m afraid you’ll need Real_KK for this.

    • whatever says:
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      Just your own tweets/retweets? Or do you want a feed with stuff from other people?

      • Calibeav says:
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        Here’s a good one Angry

        https://wordpress.org/plugins/twitter-widget-with-styling/

      • whatever says:
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        Either way, the built in Jetpack twitter feed is great. Super easy to use, you just need toconfigure the widget, which is straightforward.

        You can use the Jetpack widget to pull just your own tweets, just tweets you’ve favorited, all tweets from people you follow, tweets by hashtag – you name it.

        Instructions here: http://jetpack.me/support/extra-sidebar-widgets/twitter-timeline-widget/

        • angry angry says:
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          I have that already, but just haven’t installed it. I’ll try it out now.

      • angry angry says:
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        If it were my own tweets only, you guys would have to tweet at me, then they’d feed into the stream. That would be fine. Or an aggregate of tweets from others related to recruiting (this seems harder).

        We could setup a beaverrecruting twitter account and all just post to it as news breaks, then have it feed into this site.

        • whatever says:
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          Yeah, Jetpack is the way to go.

          Either, generate a list of feeds you want and configure it that way, or…

          Search by hashtag and folks can tag posts with your own hashtag #abrecruiting or something, and that will create a custom feed with less stuff you don’t want.

          • angry angry says:
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            I just linked my own profile on the right. It looks like the widget allows one ID, so we’d have to have an account dedicated to recruiting. Does someone want to set that up and update as news breaks? etc. I am not great at twitter so not sure how to set it up, but I like how this default looks. It’s off to the side and out of the way. I wish there were a way to place it at the top. I don’t want to tinker with the php, though, because it’s so temperamental.

          • GOBeavers GOBeavers says:
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            beavblazer needs access for sure. though I’m not convinced that dude isn’t a programmed artificial intelligence/twitter crawler with how fast he posts updates…

          • angry angry says:
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            How about he creates an account, gives me the ID, and I link his over on the right. Can everyone see the twitter feed? My lady said in Chrome she couldn’t see it. Only in firefox.

          • Gobeavs82 says:
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            i can see the feed in chrome. Saw 2 tweets and did a refresh to the page and only 1 tweet is showing on the screen now. Nice upgrade!

          • angry angry says:
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            Yes, I had it at 2 but that takes up too much space. I want 1 with a scrolling option to keep things succinct, but I am not seeing how to setup a scroll.

          • angry angry says:
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            Okay got a scroll bar to work. Now we just need a recruiting account.

          • Gobeavs82 says:
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            Scroll bar now working – this is fantastic!

          • Dwill03 Dwill03 says:
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            Works on Safari for Mac

          • whatever says:
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            I see it in Chrome.

          • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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            I can see it in firefox

  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    New coach? Looks like he’s from Northern Colorado. Listed as Assistant Director of Football Operations

    https://twitter.com/Coach_BiggsOSU

    • angry angry says:
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      Blazer, create a beaver recruiting twitter feed. You seem best at it. Then give me the ID of it, and I will link it to my page.

      • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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        I’ll have to do it a little later today. need to set up a dummy email account for it too. In the meantime, anybody have suggestions for a twitter handle you’d like? Was thinking something like @PlayUrBallsOff (15 character limit, otherwise i would have used PlayYourBallsOff)

        • tango_whiskey says:
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          IHateYourDucks would be a good one

        • angry angry says:
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          How about something relevent, like beaversrecruiting? Then you can use that hashtag and get many followers, etc. You could give other users here the password to the account so they can login and update if they find news first.

        • angry angry says:
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          OSU Recruiting, Beav Recruiting, etc. Make it something like that nice and simple. I don’t want junk on my front page or a name that will make me cringe. Even “beav blazer” would be a good name. Just no junk.

          One thing I dislike about this widget is that if someone tweets info at you it doesn’t post live. You’d have to retweet it. Kind of lame. But overall it’s good.

          I think you should give the password to anyone else here who follows recruiting. They can update things in real time, too. The more working it the better. With this type of system, I think we can do just as well as paid sites. All the info is out there. We can even post rumors.

        • angry angry says:
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          Would it be easier to use my account and just give the people who want to post updates the password? Then we keep continuity and could grow readership of this site.

          I’m just trying to think if that would present any security problems.

  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    So the Beavs men’s soccer team gets another player drafted. Will Seymore in the 3rd round.

    My question, how fucking long is the MLS draft? Wasnt the first round about this time last week? And today theyre only in the 3 rd round? NBA draft format is so much better.

  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    Are they adding orange baselines to Goss?

    https://mobile.twitter.com/Beaver_Baseball/status/557634095040462848/photo/1

  • tango_whiskey says:
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    First just wanted to say it’s refreshing to know there are some fellow like minded people out there who love the beavs!
    Anyways enough of the lovey dovey crap… I see GA is recruiting a lot of safeties and corners… Do you think we may be implementing something similar to what TCU does? I think the 4-2-5 defense is the future as far as defending the spread

    • whatever says:
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      I think you definitely need to be able to play something like that at times at least and I think we are really, really shallow with the kinds of guys Sitake wants on the field (big, strong, fast). Perfect storm to make for a heavy recruiting cycle of DB prospects.

    • GOBeavers GOBeavers says:
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      In the Parker interview Sitake mentioned possibly running any defense that would work best in the situation (3-4, 4-3, 3-3, 4-2).

      • tango_whiskey says:
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        That’s good to hear… I think this staff is ahead of the curve… The personel should always dictate what scheme we run not the other way around…. I am excited about this staff!

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