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2006 '06 IN RB James Aldridge (Notre Dame signee)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by wadc45, Feb 14, 2005.

  1. wadc45

    wadc45 #GiveItToMeAgain Staff Member

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    Merrillville (IN)

    Height: 6-foot-1
    Weight: 215 pounds
    40-yard dash: 4.45 seconds
    Bench max: 300 pounds
    Squat max: 450
    GPA: 3.0

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    Interest in Ohio State (high), Arizona State, Iowa, Kansas State, Michigan, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Purdue, Southern Cal, and Tennessee. Offers from Iowa, Missouri, KSU, and Purdue.

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    2/11/2005

    From the ND site...at Merillville as a junior, James had 281 carries, 2,067 yards and 20 touchdowns. He also caught 11 passes for 190 yards and two scores. He is a first team all-state pick and a member of the Rivals Pre-Evaluation Top 100. James formerly attended Hazelwood Central High School in Florissant, Missouri.
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  2. ScarletInMyVeins

    ScarletInMyVeins Tanned Fat Looks Better

    Holy Cow we need to offer this kid immediately... He's a machine

    Just joshin ya WADC :wink:
  3. Buckeye737

    Buckeye737 Freshman

    I'm pretty sure that is where current Buckeye Nick Patterson is from.
  4. wadc45

    wadc45 #GiveItToMeAgain Staff Member

    I just copy and paste...blame the goofs at BlueandGold.com. Just a shot in the dark, but I am guessing they meant that as his bench max. :tongue2:

    You would be correct sir...
  5. ScarletInMyVeins

    ScarletInMyVeins Tanned Fat Looks Better

    Probably his SQUAT max
  6. wadc45

    wadc45 #GiveItToMeAgain Staff Member

    I thought Verdana 2 was the sarcasm font, no? :wink2:

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    2/14/2005

    For clarification, James benches 300 pounds and squats 450. OSU said to expect an offer when he was at Junior Day. He is indeed friends with Nick Patterson and OSU is one of his early favorites.

    I like what I have read so far about this kid...
  7. wdg01

    wdg01 Rookie

    http://www.nwitimes.com/articles/2004/12/13/sports/the_prep_zone_indiana/a620e3cf4070d23a86256f64008211dd.txt

  8. wdg01

    wdg01 Rookie

  9. brutus2002

    brutus2002 Junior

    From his stats he appears to be somewhat of an APB. It looks like hes ours if we offer.
  10. OSU Rob

    OSU Rob Newbie

    dont know what thread to put this in but if he does commit how does that affect wells? both seem to be big backs, and wells seemed to be in the mindset that he would be the lone 'big back' at osu with a bunch of other scat backs when he commited.
  11. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Not at all IMO.

    Wells said the JG situation helped him commit early, but he also said it would not have been a deciding factor in his choice.

    Now back to Aldridge....

    WDG's clip reminds me of the Earl Campbell highlight that used to be on all of the SI tapes they would give away...Earl stutter stepped then speared the Ram LB out of his cleats...the clip is below


    You can find the clip HERE...4th one from the bottom
  12. souL

    souL I.bulldoze

    Mr. Aldridge currently goes to high school about 15-20 minutes from where I went to high school. Same confrence, same sectional. We could never beat M-Ville.... 0-5 all time while I was there *uggg* (playoffs one year, I never flunked any grades).

    Maybe next season I'll stop up there and get some video and meet some OSU scouts. I still have 2 years of eligibility left... :wink:
  13. CoosMeister

    CoosMeister Buckeye Fanatic

    Any chance he could play some LB? Those are the right phsyical tools...
  14. wadc45

    wadc45 #GiveItToMeAgain Staff Member

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    2/17/05

    From the Michigan site...(slant alert) despite liking OSU a lot, James says Michigan is right there as well. He wants to stay in the Big 10. He favors OSU, Michigan, ND, Purdue, and Iowa.
  15. wadc45

    wadc45 #GiveItToMeAgain Staff Member

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    2/21/05

    From the ND site...James is still recovering from ACL surgery and is expected to be back to 100% by July. Aldridge played some QB last year but will be strictly a RB this year. He likes ND, OSU, Purdue, Michigan, and USC (although he doesn't think his family would like him that far away). KSU and Mizzou have offered. UNC and Miami are starting to send mail. He and his dad have always been Michigan fans.

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