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2005 '05 Indiana DE/TE J.B. Paxson (Purdue signee)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by BuckNutty, Feb 26, 2004.

  1. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

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    J.B. Paxson
    School: Center Grove HS Trojans; Greenwood, IN
    Head Coach: Eric Moore
    Position: DE/TE (two-way starter) Wouldn't be surprised to see him end up at DT.
    Height: 6'4"
    Weight: 262
    40-Yard Dash: 4.81
    Schools Heard From: Michigan (will attend Junior Day 2/29/04), Notre Dame, Purdue (verbal offer), Indiana (verbal offer), Illinois, Tennessee, Nebraska
    Awards & Accolades:
    2003 All-Johnson County Team Offense (Jr. Year): First-Team selection at tight end; from The Johnson County Daily Journal: "One of the state's top overall football players, the 6-3, 240-pound two-way starter had only 13 catches but converted five into touchdowns. He totaled 211 receiving yards and was a punishing blocker."
    2003 All-Johnson County Team Defense: First-Team selection at DL; from The Johnson County Daily Journal: "Led the county with 19 sacks and was Center Grove's second-leading tackler with 111. He also had two interceptions, including one for a touchdown."
    2003 Indiana All-State Team: First-team selection at DL
    2003 StarSouth All-Area Team: First-Team selection on StarSouth All-Area Team at DL, chosen by The Indianapolis Star. Only junior selected.
    2003 Super Team: First-Team selection at DL

    Statistics
    Sophomore Year
    21 sacks
    Junior Year
    Led the team and the county in sacks with 26 in 2003
    Was Center Grove's second-leading tackler with 11 tackles
    Posted two interceptions (one for TD)
    Also led the run-oriented team in receiving with 13 catches for 211 yards and five TD's

    Miscellaneous
    2003 Center Grove HS Football Season (Jr. Year)
    8/23/03: Paxson started the year out on the right foot with three sacks in Class 5A Center Grove's season opener against defending Class 4A State Champion Roncalli High.
    8/29/03: Paxson posted 11 tackles and three sacks in Center Grove's second straight shutout of the year. The junior also caught a 10-yard scoring pass to start out the game. (See "Second Shutout for CG" below under Links)
    11/21/03: From The Johnson County Daily Journal: ".....junior defensive end J.B. Paxson anchor(s) one of the state's top defenses...Paxson has a county-high 19 sacks."
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    Also a top MLB prospect at catcher
    Paxson is supposed to visit Ohio State this spring.

    Links
    http://www.thejournalnet.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=38194&SectionID=96&SubSectionID=283&S=1
    8/29/03 (Jr. Year)
    The Johnson County Daily Journal, "Second Shutout for CG"
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    http://www.thejournalnet.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=38289&SectionID=96&SubSectionID=287&S=1
    9/5/03 (Jr. Year)
    The Johnson County Daily Journal, "A Star by Any Name"
     
  2. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    according to the latest Insiders update he did not mention if tOSU has contacted him- but he has heard from Notre Dame, Purdue, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Tennessee, Nebraska

    he had mentioned tOSU as an early favorite in a late '03 article but right now it seems like ND, PU and scUM

    http://oldgoldfreepress.com/columnist/Guest_Columnist/columns/128.shtml

     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2004
  3. ArtesiaBuckDog

    ArtesiaBuckDog Your next American Idol

    It's hard to figure out what this kid is thinking school-wise; aside from Purdue (family favorite), he doesn't ever seem to come right out and say "These are my top schools." Rather, he just tells people the schools that have contacted him and shies away from giving his interest levels.

    But he did say he was going to visit Ohio State in the spring, so that can't be a bad sign.
     
  4. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Even though he has alot of schools he is looking at (most of the Big Ten), ND, USC, TN, Ariz he has commented that he wants to play for "the Big Ten Power" school. That seems to narrow it down to two choices- maybe we have more of a chance here that originally thought??
     
  5. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    In the latest Insiders update he does not list tOSU as a favorite. He also is a tremendous baseball player so there is also a chance he goes in that direction.
     
  6. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    update- Paxson favors Purdue slightly over scum, MSU, tOSU and Tenn.

    Much of his family went to Purdue and his sister currently goes there so he would choose Purdue if he picked today
     
  7. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Rivals -premium

    Paxson lists scUM, Purdue, Ohio State, Florida and Tennessee as his top 5- he will not be going to any camps. He wants to continue his Baseball career at any school he chooses but if has a chance to excell at football then he seems willing to give it up.

    All indications were PU would be the favorite (since most of his family went there) but he explained in the article that he might want to leave the state to be his own man.
     
  8. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    rivals premium

    Paxson's current top 5 includes scUM, Purdue, Tenn, Florida and Oregon- no mention of tOSU
     
  9. I hunt manatees

    I hunt manatees in the 'glades with propeller blades

    J.B. Paxson never played a down for the Purdue football team. Never practiced or attended a class there, either. But his 15-month tenure as a Boilermaker didn't officially end until this week, when Purdue coach Joe Tiller released him from the letter of intent he signed in February 2005. Paxson is now free to pursue baseball.
    -- Indianapolis Star
     

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