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2008 '08 CA TE Blake Ayles (Southern Cal signee - transfer to Miami, FL)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by wadc45, May 3, 2007.

  1. wadc45

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

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    Orange (CA) Orange Lutheran

    Ht: 6-foot-4
    Wt: 235 lbs
    Forty: 4.7 secs

    2005 Offensive Stats: 36 catches 469 yards 6 TDs
    2006 Offensive Stats: 43 catches 616 yards 3 TDs

    Interested in Arizona State, Michigan, Ohio State, USC, UCLA, Wisconsin, ND, Miami and Cal.
     
  2. wadc45

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

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    5/3

    From the Michigan site...favors USC, UCLA, Arizona State, Michigan, Ohio State and Wisconsin (all offered except OSU).
     
  3. wadc45

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

    Member of the Rivals Pre-Evaluation Top 100 and the Scout Top 100...
     
  4. IMO he is not as explosive as his rating would indicate...Most places have him as the #1 TE in the country and IMO I would put the 3 guys from Ohio ahead of him...If you put Stoney as a TE...

    He can catch the ball well, but when pressed with more athletic guys covering him in college will he be as open as he is getting in the clips...

    Keep in mind that I have no idea what kind of competition he is matching up against...
     
  5. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    This is one of the few guys I disagree with 40 on...I think next to Rudolph, Ayles is the best pure TE in the country, and a close second at that. Stoney is right there though if he is added in. I would be a HUGE fan of offering Ayles if we have a shot.
     
  6. I have no problem, being wrong and if the staff deems him worthy of an offer, then I would change my position as they know more than me, and I am not saying he isnt top 100 worthy, and with his offer list it is hard to go against that, but I just like the Ohio guys better, maybe b/c they bring more athleticism to the table, and are field stretchers...
     
  7. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    I would agree that Stoney is more athletic. I also think that overall, Ayles is more about potential than he is proven talent. His highlight reels don't exactly blow you away but he does show some special ability in certain plays that make me think that he can be a good one. Plus there were some 7 on 7 clips out on him where he looked amazing but I forget where I saw those (maybe Rivals?). Regardless it will be interesting to see if we pursue and it's interesting to see how many top Cali guys are interested in us.
     
  8. wadc45

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

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    5/10

    From the Oregon site...ND has dropped off, but USC, UCLA and Wisconsin are recruiting him the hardest. He talked to Coach Peterson recently.
     
  9. wadc45

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

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  10. OSUBucks22

    OSUBucks22 No touching! Staff Member

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    5/17

    This is the article that the above quote was taken from. Blake says that he may visit tOSU this summer and claims and offer.
     
  11. wadc45

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

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    5/21

    By BK...favors Ohio State, Arizona State, Miami, Cal and USC (all offered). Will visit OSU this summer.
     
  12. OWUBuckeye51

    OWUBuckeye51 is not receiving a bail out

    Do y'all think Blake will be hard to pull out of the West? Wonder if he has any midwestern roots?
     
  13. Cornerback6

    Cornerback6 Optimism Lover

    I can't help but think our pursuit of Ayles and Koger (who I think the staff sees on D anyway) is just more proof that they don't plan on using Stoney too much as a TE, but more as a WR. Then again, I think it's a board consensus that we'll just get him on the field however we can and use him to create matchup nightmares.

    Ayles must be the real deal though. Haven't seen his film, but his offer sheet obviously speaks for itself.
     
  14. wadc45

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

    Considering none of us have spoken to him yet it's kind of tough to get a read from just a couple of updates (only one of which was done by and OSU site). The fact that he is taking some unofficials in the Midwest this summer at least tells me that he is serious about the possibility. He sounds like he is pretty set on making officials to the five schools listed as well, which again means his interest must be legitimate. If he were just looking for vacations you can bet schools like Florida State, Florida, Alabama or Georgia would be on his list...those are great places to see a game with warm weather practically guaranteed.
     
  15. OSUBucks22

    OSUBucks22 No touching! Staff Member

    If I was personally handicapping it (from what I've heard), I'd say USC would have to be considered the team to beat (but it would not be an insurmountable margin)... They are close to home and have friend and former teammate QB Aaron Corp as a freshman there this coming fall...
     

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