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2005 '05 PA DL Callahan Bright (FSU signee, transfer to Shaw University)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by BuckNutty, May 7, 2004.

  1. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    http://scout.theinsiders.com/a.z?s=145&p=8&c=1&nid=1205262
    http://www.ohiostate.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=27548

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    Ht: 6-2 Wt: 315 40: 4.9
    Position: DL, OL
    Projected as: DT, OL
    Position Rank: NR
    Class: 2005 Senior
    High School: Harriton SHS
    (Bryn Mawr, PA)

    Bright is one of the best DT prospects in the entire country. Recently was named the #2 athlete in the Elite Colleges Combine top 15 behind Maryland WR Derrick Williams. Runs an impressive 4.9 40 at 315 pounds. He's extremely quick of the ball and has amazing agility for a big man. He has over 40 offers from the likes of Miami, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Georgia, Purdue and Ohio State. Early in the process he mentioned wanting to play in warm weather but the Buckeyes have moved into his list of favorites.

    Bright also wrestles in High School and was named All-District and earned a 6th place medal at State.
    http://www.delcotimes.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=7421017&BRD=1675&PAG=461&dept_id=18171&rfi=8

     
    Last edited: May 7, 2004
  2. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    This guy is a beast- he is rated 1 or 2 with King as best prospects in PA. His style of play is compared to Sapp. I have heard that Cryami is the team to beat. But it is very impressive that we made his list of favorites.
     
  3. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Rivals has rated Callahan as a five-star prospect, and No. 20 on their Top 100 list. I just watched his film, and he is dominating, with a good combination of strength and quickness. He would be an excellent pick up for Ohio State, even though he probably falls into the long shot category.
     
  4. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    The Insiders now has video of Bright and it's awfully impressive. That combination of size and speed should probably be illegal. Although the quality is not the greatest a few plays stand out. On one play he broke through the middle of the line and crushed the quarterback, causing him to release the ball early. The ball was intercepted and Bright got up and made a block during the run back...gotta love the effort. On another play a punt was blocked and Bright picked up the ball, ran around the left side and scored. It was hard to believe this could was over 300 pounds running like that. In another play a sweep was strung out to the right side and Bright, from his DT position, assisted on the tackle near the sideline. Huge kid, great feet, big speed and a great motor. I forgot to mention what a great blocker he is.

    As a side note, The Insiders really needs to improve the quality of their video if they want to compete with Rivals. Half the time you have to struggle to find the kid because they don't circle where a player is lined up and guys like Bright play all along the D-line.
     
  5. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Nutty - it sounds like at least some of the Insiders' video which you just watched are the same as those on Rivals. The Rivals' videos seem to be of fairly decent quality, so maybe you can check those out.

    Bright is definitely the best DT prospect I've seen this year, clearly a step up from Kade Weston (who is also quite good). Denlinger will be a good one, but more in the mold of a Darrion Scott "combo" DL; Todd simply doesn't have the power of a Bright or a Weston, although he is very quick, has "plus" speed for his size, and "reads" well.
     
  6. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

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    Thanks for the tip, LJB. The quality of the video, as is usually the case, is much better on Rivals. What an unbelievable athlete.
     
  7. wdg01

    wdg01 Freshman

    Ill agree with you that Bright is the best DT ive seen as well. Comparing Todd to him is a little hard however because Todd played LB and not DT in the highlights. He was also 50 pounds lighter the Bright...it will be interesting to see how Todd does on the line next year compared to these other great prospects
     
  8. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Lemmings comments in recent free e-mail from usapreps.com

    LOL- Tom has Nebraska on every big time players list- the guy is shameless :tongue2:

    I do agree that grades could be the problem w/ Callahan
     
  9. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

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    In the latest Insiders update Bright lists an early top 5. Ohio State is not mentioned.
     
  10. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    Bright at #2

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2004/football/ncaa/06/29/recruiting.top10/
     
  11. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

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    Bright knows the five schools he wants to visit officially this fall. Ohio State is not currently on the list.
     
  12. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Time to scratch him off of the list - Denlinger will be just fine, but Bright is one hell of a talent - too bad that the Bucks have no chance with him.
     
  13. The KSB

    The KSB 4-4-11/11-5-11

    Considering OSU's recent troubles and his past that just might be the best thing for both parties.
     
  14. brutus2002

    brutus2002 Junior

    Can't cry over spilled milk!!! Move on and get the next best I guess. IMO we didn't have a good shot at him. This kinda sucks but there are plenty of studs out there.
     
  15. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now Staff Member

    The writing has been on the wall for quite some time. He really has no interest in playing around here. I wno't sweat it though, our D-line is gonna be sweet either way... esp. if Mr. Worthington climbs aboard.
     

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