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Re: Signing Day Part II thread

Post by technoCat » Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:08 pm

I'm not knocking TA, I was just saying that what surprises people about his speed I think is how big he is(linebacker body). But I just don't think we've had the Florida track kind of speed on the team, like Watson from NDSU and what SHSU used to have in spades. Wish we could have seen TA against NDSU and then maybe we could have seen how he stacked up. Probably help if he wasn't always nicked up too.


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Re: Signing Day Part II thread

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technoCat wrote:
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I'm not knocking TA, I was just saying that what surprises people about his speed I think is how big he is(linebacker body). But I just don't think we've had the Florida track kind of speed on the team, like Watson from NDSU and what SHSU used to have in spades. Wish we could have seen TA against NDSU and then maybe we could have seen how he stacked up. Probably help if he wasn't always nicked up too.
We did see how TA stacked up against NDSU...in 2018. He literally out-ran the NDSU defense for one touchdown.

But I completely see what you're saying and I agree with it. Team speed has been an X-factor in every playoff defeat MSU has had since 2010.


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Post by Bozcat003 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:04 pm

Was there any press at the signing day thing last night?

I’m hopping to hear what Choate has to say about each recruit



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Post by kwcat » Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:42 pm

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Was there any press at the signing day thing last night?

I’m hopping to hear what Choate has to say about each recruit
Bottom half of this article has some quotes from Choate on the new arrivals.

https://msubobcats.com/news/2020/2/5/fo ... class.aspx



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Post by iaafan » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:16 am

MSU signed, and yes I know stars don’t mean everything, 11 3-star and 5 2-star players, of which one was the Montana GPOY. Also got a GPOY out of Wyoming.

MSU now has five GPOYs on the roster. Snell (Alaska), Ifanse (Washington), Steel (Wyoming), Mellott ((Montana) and Coon (Wyoming).



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Re: Signing Day Part II thread

Post by wbtfg » Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:38 am

https://www.frontrowpreps.com/posts/sum ... confidence

“And then there is Olivo, a natural playmaker with elite genes. His father, Miguel Olivo, played professional baseball for 13 seasons, and many believe the younger Olivo, who has generated interest from UCLA, Oregon State and Arizona State, can blaze his own trail on the gridiron.”



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wbtfg wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:38 am
https://www.frontrowpreps.com/posts/sum ... confidence

“And then there is Olivo, a natural playmaker with elite genes. His father, Miguel Olivo, played professional baseball for 13 seasons, and many believe the younger Olivo, who has generated interest from UCLA, Oregon State and Arizona State, can blaze his own trail on the gridiron.”
He looks really, really, good. Have I mentioned he ran a verified 4.5 at 190 lbs? There's a good chance for him to get up to 210 with excellent speed. Plus, you have to love those genes! Fwiw, he had a walk-on offer to UCLA, despite only getting 45 carries his JR year. That's impressive, a real late bloomer. We just don't get guys of his size and speed at this level often.

This past year in HS, he ran for 1136 yards in 125 carries. 9 yards per carry!!! For the entirety of his varsity career, he averaged 10 yards per carry. He has next level speed.

If you look at his stats game by game, there's one game where he only got one carry (I'm assuming injury), but after that, every game was 100+ yards. One game where he got 200+ yards on 3 carries. In all of the games but two, he has a 20+ yard run. Heck, in all the games but two, he had a 30+ yard run! In all the games but 3, he had a 45+ yard run. He just screams explosion.

Another thing I really like about him and Elliott, is that they both have good hands coming out of the backfield. Those swing, or flare, passes can be destructive to a defense when going to a RB with speed and size.



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Re: Signing Day Part II thread

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wbtfg wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:38 am
https://www.frontrowpreps.com/posts/sum ... confidence

“And then there is Olivo, a natural playmaker with elite genes. His father, Miguel Olivo, played professional baseball for 13 seasons, and many believe the younger Olivo, who has generated interest from UCLA, Oregon State and Arizona State, can blaze his own trail on the gridiron.”
https://www.frontrowpreps.com/posts/201 ... hool-teams
Also made the list as an all purpose back.



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Re: Signing Day Part II thread

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bobcat99 wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:01 am
wbtfg wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:38 am
https://www.frontrowpreps.com/posts/sum ... confidence

“And then there is Olivo, a natural playmaker with elite genes. His father, Miguel Olivo, played professional baseball for 13 seasons, and many believe the younger Olivo, who has generated interest from UCLA, Oregon State and Arizona State, can blaze his own trail on the gridiron.”
He looks really, really, good. Have I mentioned he ran a verified 4.5 at 190 lbs? There's a good chance for him to get up to 210 with excellent speed. Plus, you have to love those genes! Fwiw, he had a walk-on offer to UCLA, despite only getting 45 carries his JR year. That's impressive, a real late bloomer. We just don't get guys of his size and speed at this level often.

This past year in HS, he ran for 1136 yards in 125 carries. 9 yards per carry!!! For the entirety of his varsity career, he averaged 10 yards per carry. He has next level speed.

If you look at his stats game by game, there's one game where he only got one carry (I'm assuming injury), but after that, every game was 100+ yards. One game where he got 200+ yards on 3 carries. In all of the games but two, he has a 20+ yard run. Heck, in all the games but two, he had a 30+ yard run! In all the games but 3, he had a 45+ yard run. He just screams explosion.

Another thing I really like about him and Elliott, is that they both have good hands coming out of the backfield. Those swing, or flare, passes can be destructive to a defense when going to a RB with speed and size.
Those are Shawn Johnson high school numbers. I remember he averaged something like 9-10 YPC in high school.


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Re: Signing Day Part II thread

Post by kennethnoisewater » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:16 am

bobcat99 wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:01 am
wbtfg wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:38 am
https://www.frontrowpreps.com/posts/sum ... confidence

“And then there is Olivo, a natural playmaker with elite genes. His father, Miguel Olivo, played professional baseball for 13 seasons, and many believe the younger Olivo, who has generated interest from UCLA, Oregon State and Arizona State, can blaze his own trail on the gridiron.”
He looks really, really, good. Have I mentioned he ran a verified 4.5 at 190 lbs? There's a good chance for him to get up to 210 with excellent speed. Plus, you have to love those genes! Fwiw, he had a walk-on offer to UCLA, despite only getting 45 carries his JR year. That's impressive, a real late bloomer. We just don't get guys of his size and speed at this level often.

This past year in HS, he ran for 1136 yards in 125 carries. 9 yards per carry!!! For the entirety of his varsity career, he averaged 10 yards per carry. He has next level speed.

If you look at his stats game by game, there's one game where he only got one carry (I'm assuming injury), but after that, every game was 100+ yards. One game where he got 200+ yards on 3 carries. In all of the games but two, he has a 20+ yard run. Heck, in all the games but two, he had a 30+ yard run! In all the games but 3, he had a 45+ yard run. He just screams explosion.

Another thing I really like about him and Elliott, is that they both have good hands coming out of the backfield. Those swing, or flare, passes can be destructive to a defense when going to a RB with speed and size.
Choate did say he thought he was a late bloomer because his family is a baseball family...basically they didn't understand football and the process of getting to the point where you get recruited. There are so many good players in this class but he seems like a bit of a sleeper.


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Re: Signing Day Part II thread

Post by mslacatfan » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:28 am

After watching Olivo’s highlights..... he might be my new favorite now. (I think I have said that about like 10 different recruits, ha)

this dude looks like he could be a big time player.


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Post by CelticCat » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:42 am

So we signed 3 3 star running backs. :shock:


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Post by VimSince03 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:47 am

CelticCat wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:42 am
So we signed 3 3 star running backs. :shock:
Plus a Wyoming GPOY RB who runs angry.


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Re: Signing Day Part II thread

Post by bobcat99 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:49 am

VimSince03 wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:47 am
CelticCat wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:42 am
So we signed 3 3 star running backs. :shock:
Plus a Wyoming GPOY RB who runs angry.
We're gonna have to make a PSA that we can't chant out his name for goal line carries. I mean, we wouldn't want people to think we're Green Bay fans. That would be embarrassing.



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bobcat99 wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:49 am
VimSince03 wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:47 am
CelticCat wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:42 am
So we signed 3 3 star running backs. :shock:
Plus a Wyoming GPOY RB who runs angry.
We're gonna have to make a PSA that we can't chant out his name for goal line carries. I mean, we wouldn't want people to think we're Green Bay fans. That would be embarrassing.
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bobcat99 wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:49 am
VimSince03 wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:47 am
CelticCat wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:42 am
So we signed 3 3 star running backs. :shock:
Plus a Wyoming GPOY RB who runs angry.
We're gonna have to make a PSA to chant out his name for goal line carries. I mean, we want people to think we're Green Bay fans. That would be awesome.
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Post by thefrank1 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:50 am

The names may change, but we still have a TA style player (or two) in the backfield.


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Post by kwcat » Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:54 am

VimSince03 wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:47 am
CelticCat wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:42 am
So we signed 3 3 star running backs. :shock:
Plus a Wyoming GPOY RB who runs angry.
Like I said earlier, I see Coon as Chad Newell version two with a little more speed!



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Post by Bobcat4Ever » Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:28 am

Mtcatfan wrote:
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From Egriz "Recruiting Central"

"Minaya Olivo and Elijah Elliott both to msu, why the hell msu needs 3 3 star RBs is beyond me".

Because we do.
They are “concerned” about our running backs because they know they cannot stop them. They should be “concerned.” :lol:



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Post by Bobcat4Ever » Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:39 am

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The 247 national ranking on our new specialist.

#1 Punter
#8 LS
#19 Kicker
Kind of funny. Peyton Hogan from right in Bozeman is #22 and goes to Oregon State. Tommy Sullivan #23 comes to Bozeman from Washington.



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