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2005 '05 FL WR/DB Eric Sledge (Florida signee)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by BuckNutty, May 18, 2004.

  1. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    http://florida.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=26966
    http://scout.theinsiders.com/a.z?s=145&p=8&cfg=null&c=1&yr=2005&nid=1242087

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    Eric Sledge
    Apopka (FL)
    Height: 6-foot-2
    Weight: 180 pounds
    40-yard dash: 4.45 seconds
    Vertical leap: 27 inches

    Considered a sleeper by many until a very impressive Nike Camp performance in Miami where he dominated one on one drills as a receiver. He ran a 4.4 40 at the camp. He hasn't played receiver since his days in Pop Warner but will play wideout and safety this year for Apopka. Early on Florida State was his favorite but since then schools like Florida, Miami, scUM, and scUM St. have gotten in on him. Sledge currently lists Ohio State as his favorite and he has an offer from the Buckeyes.

    Another picture of Sledge from Rivals...

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  2. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    great find Nutty- sounds like he is one of the top safety prospects in Florida

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    free insiders article from MSL camp

     
  3. edbuck51

    edbuck51 SoCal Buckeye

    Thanks Nutty. This guy looks grown up already. This is the first I've heard of him, and he has an offer already. I wonder how many players the Buckeyes are working on that all of us have no clue about? I'll bet there's plenty.
     
  4. ZekeD

    ZekeD The Man From Kubasaki

    Those legs look awful skinny - needs more strength. A 27" vert is poor. But if his middle name is Percy give him a 'ship to sing Carmen Ohio.
     
  5. Mike68

    Mike68 Newbie

    I believe that Apoka is the hometown of former Nole and federal inmate Sammie Smith. This kid looks good. Good to see that we are in on him early.
     
  6. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Dude looks mean, just like a football player should. Good height at 6'3", but needs some weight (only 178). Rivals has his listed as an "athlete" currently, but it sounds like his future may be at corner. Could he be another Chris Gamble "sleeper" for the Bucks?

    Does Helpinghand know this kid?
     
  7. sears3820

    sears3820 Sitting around in my underwear.... Staff Member

    LJB

    This post is taken from the Bucknuts Insiders Board....

    helpinghand
    All-American
    Posts: 771
    (5/19/04 10:42:31 pm)
    Reply

    I have spoken to Eric a few times. The last time being 2 weeks after the Nike Camp.

    [edit] Just read the update, new news to me. I will give him a call.
     
  8. sears3820

    sears3820 Sitting around in my underwear.... Staff Member

  9. wdg01

    wdg01 Freshman

    So he'll end up at USC right :)
     
  10. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Thanks, Sears. I didn't realize that you still visited over there. Maybe I should lurk a bit myself....
     
  11. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Insiders- premium

    He "kinda" names his top 5 as WV, Mich St., tOSU, Miami and Florida- all have offered except for Miami and Florida (should offer soon).

    He is camping at WV this summer
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2004
  12. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    According to Bill Kurelic, Sledge "loves" Ohio State!

    Eric was a Gator fan growing up, and also likes Florida - it looks like this could be a two team race for a versatile athlete.

    Bill Kurelic on Eric Sledge (6/18/04)
     
  13. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    The first news on Sledge in a while:

    CaneSport on Eric Sledge (7/8/04)

    Eric says that his top five are the Big 3 in Florida, OSU, and MSU; he's still looking for an offer from the 'Canes.
     
  14. bigtimebuck4

    bigtimebuck4 Newbie

    so has anyone pinned down which florida school he likes the best? he want to catch balls from Xavier, so its FSU? or wait, he was a gator fan growing up so its UF? well actually he's waiting on an offer from the canes, so obviously its miami?
     
  15. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Eric was a Gator fan growing up - in the past, he has said that UF and OSU are his co-leaders.
     

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