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Anyone get kids from their Team Signed to DI Deals?
« on: February 17, 2014, 10:23:54 AM »

It’s always interesting to see how the kids you coach pan out after the 8th grade.
Nebraska took 21 Nebraska kids on scholarship and as walk ons. I had 2 former players in that walk on group.
One kid came to us in the 3rd grade, was one of our MPR nose tackles and a backup RB. In 4th grade again, no longer an MPR but someone who didn’t start, he played NT and PT on offense. In 5-8th grade he started at: PT, RG, BB, DE, DT. Most selfless kid ever, didn’t care where we played him. A natural DE and BB for us, in the 8th grade we were so small I had to have him at RG and DT. Great kid, on Regents Scholarship 100% paid deal.  Will be a LB- 5’11” 205

Other kid came to us 3rd grade, started at CB year 1, not much on offense, had a hard time picking things up. Grades 4,5,6 and 8 was 2 way starter at BB, QB, FB, LB, CB and Monster Very quiet unassuming obedient kid. Was a 2 star on Rivals before season started- broke bone in his ankle 1 week before the season. Only played in 2 games. Walked on at FB which is a position NU never offers scholarships for – last 15 years. They walk on- if they start they get a scholarship. 3.6 student, great kid.  6’1” 225

We had 3-4  other kids go on play NAIA ball- that is = to DIII, but they can get some scholarship $$$. Low level college ball. So no big names, but just happy these kids kept playing and are deciding to play some more.

Now there are 4 kids on the NU Roster who have played 2 back in the Single Wing- 3 of my former players and Zack Darlington, the QB recruit from Apopka.
Was great to see these kids grow up. The ONE THING that separated them from most of the kids Ive coached? They LOVED to play- couldn’t get enough of it. Very humble and appreciative kids.
However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.

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Re: Anyone get kids from their Team Signed to DI Deals?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2014, 11:01:18 AM »
I have a young man that most likely will sign as preferred walk-on at Western Kentucky very soon.  It's no Nebraska, but knowing where this young man came from I am very proud.  He could very rarely get through practices without water works and this past season he was the player always leading his team out onto the field. 



By the way, if you look a the video the offense he played in was coached by Andrew Coverdale. 
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Re: Anyone get kids from their Team Signed to DI Deals?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2014, 11:06:01 AM »
My 2007 team just had 3 players sign at D1: Vanderbilt, Clemson, NC State.  Two more from that team are playing football at Army and Navy.  Another is at D3.

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Re: Anyone get kids from their Team Signed to DI Deals?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2014, 12:56:08 PM »
Dave

The team I coached from 02-08 has a ridiculous 12 players that played College football last season....10 as red-shirt Freshman.

Two play for FBS programs. The rest play for schools like Augustana or Co School of Mines where your son visited.

Very proud of those kids.
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Re: Anyone get kids from their Team Signed to DI Deals?
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2014, 01:50:40 PM »
Our Varsity Team last season had 3 players sign D1, the most notable signing with FSU. My Mint Hill team had 6 sign with D1 programs, Wake Forest, NC State, Western Michigan, Southern Illinois, & Marshall(preferred walk on). That's an incredible number considering that team had 24 players. The team the season before had 8, the most notable the QB at Tenn.

Our TB was offered on Friday by WVU, we anticipate our X should have several offers very soon. I was at a college recruiting fair on Thursday for D2 & D3 shools, we had 6 of seniors there who will be going on to play college ball, that will make the number about 11 from last season that will be playing in college. At the small school the numbers with the team size was perhaps 1 or 2 a year.

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Re: Anyone get kids from their Team Signed to DI Deals?
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2014, 01:54:00 PM »
Dave

The team I coached from 02-08 has a ridiculous 12 players that played College football last season....10 as red-shirt Freshman.

Two play for FBS programs. The rest play for schools like Augustana or Co School of Mines where your son visited.

Very proud of those kids.

Mike

Got to love those NAIA and DIII kids

One of my former players and his dad went to a NAIA game- and they told me they counted about 50 people in the stands. He said there were more players than fans and obviously not all the parents made it. Love of the game, that's cool IMO
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Re: Anyone get kids from their Team Signed to DI Deals?
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2014, 01:56:26 PM »
Joe

Good deal, Nebraska isn't like it once was, they don't carry 200 kids anymore
Every walk on is a preferred recruited walk on

They have had open tryouts and the last 4 years just 1 player was allowed to walk on from those
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Re: Anyone get kids from their Team Signed to DI Deals?
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2014, 03:15:01 PM »
DC

You know the boy that is the preferred walk on at Marshall, he played LB for me & I know you met him & his Dad. He is walking on as a long snapper, he was also offered the same thing at Georgia. They told him if he makes the team they will scholarship him in January. He's a great young man, good grades, great family. The NC State boy was the big TB who's Dad thought he was a QB. The Wake Forest boy was the fast receiver.

Next year will be the year for my last Mint Hill Group, I can see 4 will go D1, with the Young TB the next year. He is a sure bet, his brothers are at Georgia.

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Re: Anyone get kids from their Team Signed to DI Deals?
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2014, 04:56:51 PM »
Most of my group has about 2 more years till they start going to college.

I can see 2 or 3 of the 30 that I was blessed with going on to D1. I will let ya know in about 2-3 years.

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Re: Anyone get kids from their Team Signed to DI Deals?
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2014, 05:16:47 PM »
I have one former player going to UNC this year.  I'm fortunate to have two players at USC, one at ECU, one at UNC, and several at the FCS level.  I've been blessed to have coached some good kids at the MS level.

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Re: Anyone get kids from their Team Signed to DI Deals?
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2015, 10:52:25 PM »
I had to coach against Nick Chubb when he was in the 8th grade. He was pretty dang good.

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Re: Anyone get kids from their Team Signed to DI Deals?
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2015, 06:21:46 PM »
A player I missed by 1 year in our program is a rising junior and being recruited by Georgia Tech.  He will likely have multiple D1 offers by the time he is through.

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Re: Anyone get kids from their Team Signed to DI Deals?
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2015, 07:19:45 PM »
None at all which isn't surprising as the kids weren't talented (enough to play college football).   I will likely have none next year too, two years from now two kids have a shot. 

Two years ago had a kid go to Colgate and started at QB as a true freshman and another kid go to Illinois on a baseball scholarship. 

Both were two of four best kids I ever coached.   Next two are Sophs this year.  One fractured his back this spring doing power cleans or clean and jerks which pisses me off and he was set to have a huge break out season.  He played varsity last year as a freshman.    Other one I just found out got moved to  varsity this season.   Don't know what position. 

Can't see any of the kids I coached last year playing in college.   Could see some of them getting academic scholarships.    Had some smart cookies on that team.   
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Re: Anyone get kids from their Team Signed to DI Deals?
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2015, 10:22:18 AM »
I've got one player from my 06 and 07 team who landed a ride at Boston College (Joe's old school played his team a couple years back). Another from that team is preferred walkon at Michigan. A third just started Monday at the Merchant Marine Academy. A 4th is playing baseball for the Navy in Annapolis. There may be others I haven't heard about. At least one or two others I would be surprised if they didn't end up somewhere.
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Re: Anyone get kids from their Team Signed to DI Deals?
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2015, 01:43:08 PM »
We have had a few sign D1 deals. We have had a handful sign for lower divisions. One would of been D1 for sure but his test scores forced him into the juco route. I think that kid has a good chance of ending up at K State since he is in Kansas and Schneider loves juco kids. We just had one sign a deal to a decent(as far as football goes) Big 10 school. I was suprised that he chose the one he did because he had offers from schools with much better football programs. Maybe he thought he could play sooner.