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'05 VA DB Sean Smalls (UMass signee)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by Buckskin86, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator


    Richmond (VA)(same school as PSU commit Kevin Cousins)

    Height: 6-foot-0
    Weight: 183 pounds
    40-yard dash: 4.52 seconds
    Bench reps: 5
    Vertical leap: 26 inches
    Shuttle time: 3.87 seconds

    tOSU has offered and they lead- others he is considering include PSU and Maryland. Sean camped with tOSU this summer.
  2. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    Troy Smith would be impressed with that shuttle time!! :biggrin:
  3. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    It's funny that TheInsiders show him with an offer from us and having high interest in us and yet Rivals doesn't even list us in his favorites.
  4. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    It's funny that TheInsiders show him with an offer from us and having high interest in us and yet Rivals doesn't even list us in his favorites.

    Mili- I think there is a reason for that- He was going to PSU along with his teammate Kevin Cousins but a tOSU offer and great camp experience changed his mind on an early PSU commit and he now may end up at tOSU.
  5. Mothra

    Mothra The Man In The Box '14 Bowl Upsets Champ

    posted on BN

    From the Roanoke paper:

    By Doug Doughty

    Huguenot High School football coach Richard McFee said Friday that you could flip a coin between Highland Springs running back-defensive back Victor “Macho” Harris, Huguenot cornerback Sean Smalls and Hampton wide receiver Todd Nolen as the best prospect in Virginia.

    "And, you’ve got to put [Elan] Lewis in there, too,” said McFee, referring to Phoebus High School’s All-Group AAA running back. “No way in the world you could talk football and not mention him.”

    Most services are ranking Harris and Lewis as No. 1 and 2 among the state's top prospects, with Nolen among a small group directly behind them. Smalls is a relatively latecomer to that discussion.

    McFee has had Bruce Branch and David Terrell serve as cover corners during his 30-year Huguenot career. Branch went to Penn State and Terrell to Michigan, but Smalls “is the best cover corner I’ve ever coached,” McFee said.

    Smalls (6 foot 1, 180 pounds) played his sophomore year at Armstrong High School in Richmond before transferring to Huguenot, where he had six interceptions in 2003.

    "I read somewhere that Macho Harris led the Central Region in interceptions,” Harris said. "Don't get me wrong. Macho Harris is a great football player, but, when we met to pick the all-region team, this kid [Smalls] led the region in interceptions. There must have been some mistake, or [Harris] must have intercepted some more passes over Christmas.”

    McFee said that Smalls needs to be mentioned in the same breath as Harris and has the scholarship offers to justify that kind of consideration.

    McFee said Smalls has written offers from Penn State, UCLA, Southern Cal, Arizona State, Maryland, Ohio State, Michigan and North Carolina. "Virginia Tech and Virginia have said they definitely will offer,” McFee said. “But, we haven’t received anything in writing."

    McFee has had a long-standing with Penn State and says that another of his juniors, 6-4, 190-pound wide receiver Kevin Cousins, committed to the Nittany Lions on the junior day that followed a one-day Nike camp in State College, Pa.

    “Coach [Joe] Paterno had just signed his four-year contract extension,” McFee said, “and Kevin said, ‘I want to be a part of that.' ”

    Cousins had 12 receptions for 283 yards last year -- not eye-catching numbers -- but he ran 40 yards in 4.43 seconds at the Nike camp and also has great academics (4.2 grade-point average; 1,250 SAT) to go with an impressive combination of size and speed.

    McFee said that Smalls has a 2.7 GPA, with plans to take the SAT in October. He was timed in 4.45 seconds for the 40 at the Nike camp.

    Huguenot and Hampton do not normally play, but they scrimmaged last year, with Smalls drawing the assignment against the Crabbers’ Nolen.

    “Nolen didn’t catch a pass against him,” McFee said. “We tell Sean, 'Here's your man.' Then, we try to get everybody else straight.' "
  6. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    I had never really even heard of this kid until looking at the Recruiting Projections. He sounds like exactly the kind of player I love..."a relatively latecomer to that discussion." He seems like a kid with great pysical numbers and is now learning to play the game better and better and coule be a great get. Has anyone else heard anything about him recently?

    Actually answered my own question...apparently we do slightly lead for him. Found a premium article on the PSU Insiders site for anyone interested...
  7. Buckeye Nut

    Buckeye Nut Junior

    I saw a headline on the ticker at the top of the homepage at Bucknuts that said Smalls was down to two. Is it down to OSU and PSU and who leads?
  8. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    The link on Insiders was just for video. In the last article, the PSU one, we were slight leaders.
  9. Buckeye Nut

    Buckeye Nut Junior

    This wasn't the video, I can read and it said Smalls down to two. This was a couple days ago before the video link was posted.
  10. ZekeD

    ZekeD The Man From Kubasaki

    Still Have Room?

    Now that Jenkins has committed would we accept a commitment from Smalls?
  11. BuckNutty

    BuckNutty Hear The Drummer Get Wicked Staff Member Bookie

    That's a good question. You wouldn't think the staff would pull the offer but the Jenkins commitment could work in Penn State's favor. Not sure how many more corners we'll take and I'm not sure how many more would want to come here considering the depth at the position.
  12. ZekeD

    ZekeD The Man From Kubasaki

    Tucker likes his DBs to be interchangeable so maybe they aren't thinking in terms of how many CB and S but how many DBs. I see us taking at least one more DB and maybe two more. Smalls and Lenix would be great.
  13. el mastiff

    el mastiff Freshman

    No Adam Meyers-White?
  14. ZekeD

    ZekeD The Man From Kubasaki

    I'm guessing but I would think that any offer made has a few contingencies such as qualifying academically and that the spot isn't already taken by an earlier commit. There must be some wiggle room on these written offers.

    What probably happens in some cases is that recruits aren't told that their spot is taken because coaches are wary of recruits backing out of their verbal committment. That can lead to some recruiting year end disappointments for those kids that thought they had a 'ship but don't end up with one. I'd like a kid to be able to sign anytime after June 1st just before his Senior year. Hopefully that would cut down on over-promising scholarships and the recruiting burden on the coaches.
  15. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    Bnuts premium

    Confirms his offer from tOSU and he is very interested.

    His four favorites are tOSU, PSU, scUM and Maryland (all have offered). He wants to make an early decision (possibly before the season).

    He does not list a leader in this article.

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