At the fundraiser at Albaugh,Inc. Tues. night CPR introduced all the coaches and noted that Bobby Elliot was the only non-attendee because he was back in Ames with this kid. Rhoads was VERY excited about Elliot having brought this kid in from Calif. If you do not realize a kid at 6'7" weighting 230 prior to his Senior year is not capable of adding 45/70 lbs. by the time he is 20/21, you have noit been paying attention.
230 is fine for a HS DE. If he's 230 now, he'll probably be 245 by the time he reports. At 6'7", he should be able to gain weight fairly rapidly. By the time he is a RS FR, don't be surprised if he's 255+.
6'7 230 is bigger than any DE on our roster right now.
I'm surprised nobody has said 'turn him into an OT' yet, but I expect it to come.
The kid is only 16 for crying out loud!
OT was my first thought as well. 6'7" 230 is huge IMO. He could add 20lbs and be a DE or he could add 70lbs and be an OT. He is very young and looks like he has the frame to become a few different positions before he makes it to campus.
I wonder if the staff liked his athleticism and size and figured we will find a place for him when the time comes, based on our needs.
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