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Received 9s for speed, athleticism and explosiveness. As you can see from his rankings history, he's made a big jump in the last month.
This post was edited by Pat Tholey 12 months ago
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only a 6 for ball skills??
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Probably because he hasn't really played receiver in HS. He's done great at all the camps though and played receiver at them so I wouldn't worry about that.
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Somehow I doubt that.
What was his recent time? Was he sub 4.4?
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This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by rmj147 12 months ago
Very nice pickup however.
Most sites have him at 4.41 so I'm sure he could run a sub 4.4. Also runs the 100 under 11 seconds, kid is as fast as they come.
It's gonna be exciting having a guy with SEC speed
Gotta keep him. Keep recruiting the hell out of godwin
Was there a crystal ball prior to his commitment?
That can be taught, but he has the God-given skills which are much more difficult to teach and develop. If he is going to have a 6 rating, I believe this is the one we would want.... speed, size, explosiveness - we want high scores, and he's got 'em!
I'm very interested to see what he runs at the regional and state meets -- FAT
He said he went 20.8 hand timed 200 recently. That's terrific.
If he goes 10.65 and 21.4 FAT...uber impressive
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Please excuse my lack of knowledge... But what does FAT stand for? Fully Automated?
This post was edited by RWC5113 12 months ago
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On the subject of the hands rating, I just watched the attached junior highlight film for Thompkins and, coincidentally, he had trouble handling the first kickoff...but he returned it for a TD.
For the 'older recruitniks', my first thought was -- "He just Bruce Branch'ed." If I recall correctly, Bruce had trouble fielding kicks on his HS videos but always had excellent returns.
All of this aside, I would love to hear the rationale on every rating from the ratings crew.
DeAndre Thompkins Junior Year Highlights
This post was edited by Wonka 12 months ago
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Seems appropriate to bump this given the attached thread saying Thompkins ran 10.6. No real purpose, just remembered that Gerry mentioned specific times that he thought would be impressive and I wanted to recall what they were.
With the wind in his face, DeAndre blows away the rest with 10.6 hundred, although not his best, it was still impressive for the conditions.
How many high school football players are running LOW 10 second 100m's? If he's not a 10/10 in speed, who is?
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I saw elsewhere a PR time of 10.45 attributed to him. You don't typically see the time listed in hundredths if it is not FAT. It was only a reference by another poster, so I don't know if it is legit, Hopefully someone can dig it up.
P.S. The 20.8 200 is impressive. Given that, I'd be surprised if he isn't below a 10.6 FAT. As an example, I know a guy that was a 10.59 FAT guy and had a best in the 200 of 20.93.
This post was edited by palehorse 12 months ago
Wow really brought me back... Had a Kinesiology class with Bruce Branch. Didn't he have a couple run backs in his time at PSU?
The #1 composite player in the country is a RB. He ran a 10.68 in the 100 today for some comparison (although comparing RB and WR speed isn't really the same, at least it's some comparison. He's also a "9" in the speed evaluation. Although the RB is about the same height, but weighs about 50 more lbs than Thompkins.
This post was edited by shavisimo2 12 months ago
Let's go in the 'way back machine'. I had an ExSci class (what it was called before the transition to Kinesiology) with Clint Holes. Bruce ran back a punt in '01.
In regards to the 10.6 for Thompkins, that's a great time, especially at this point in the season.
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