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2008 '08 IL LB Steven Filer (Notre Dame signee)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by wadc45, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. super_mario

    super_mario Newbie

    Rivals just released their rankings of the Top 30 players in the state of Illinois, and Steve was ranked as the #1 player in the state.
     
  2. wadc45

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

  3. wadc45

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

    Scout $

    6/29

    By Sam Webb of GBW...Filer talks about ignoring texts because he is not interested in recruiting right now and wants to focus on his senior season.
     
  4. wadc45

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

    Rivals $

    7/4

    From the ND site...briefly talks about his visits to OSU and Illinois and will visit ND soon. Mentions hearing from an OSU commit.
     
  5. PlanetFrnd

    PlanetFrnd Newbie

    BG$

    7/6

    May be speeding up his decision timetable, tOSU one of his top choices.
     
  6. BGriffBuckeye

    BGriffBuckeye Haaaang on Sloopy, Sloopy Hang on!! O.. H.. I.. O.

    It was a very favorable update for us as well. I would love to add Filer to our crop of LBs.
     
  7. IrishCalves

    IrishCalves A fleck of Gold in a sea of Scarlet and Gray

    Whats the anticipated LB count in this class? I know Sweat takes up one spot, and I know they're gunning for Shayne Hale as well... I guess I was under the impression that OSU wasn't pursuing Filer that heavily (probably wrong - I just know that ND jumped all over this kid with a Sept. 1st offer).
     
  8. BuckTwenty

    BuckTwenty Parties with Pete Johnson's Beard

    Agreed. Adding the best player in Illinois would be a HUGE catch!

    Any explanation as to why he was speeding up his recruitment?
     
  9. BGriffBuckeye

    BGriffBuckeye Haaaang on Sloopy, Sloopy Hang on!! O.. H.. I.. O.

    True, we are after Hale hard. However, the recent reports of he and Saddler possibly reaffirming their package deal may have the staff on edge, or they may be looking at Hale as a DE in the Vernon Gholston mold (Scout has Hale as the #1 DE in the country, btw). I would assume 2 LB would be sufficient, as we are pretty stocked at the position. There are a lot of uncertainties at DE and LB right now. Gholston and Laurinaitis may both go pro, and we just lost 2 DE to transfers. We need to restock at DE badly and maybe the staff feels Hale can do that. We'll see, but, imo, you can never have too many playmakers at either position.
    It would be very nice if it was because he recently got back from Columbus. :) But it is more than likely because he is getting tired of the process and it is taking atoll on him mentally.
     
  10. SweetBuckeye

    SweetBuckeye Rookie

    Any explanation as to why he was speeding up his recruitment?[/quote]


    My complete uninformed guess.
    He has been an ND lean for some time, took his visit to OSU and it didn't change his mind, so now he's ready to commit to ND. ND is filling their class quickly and it's time for him to get on board.
     
  11. IrishCalves

    IrishCalves A fleck of Gold in a sea of Scarlet and Gray

    Who should I believe more, GBW or the folks at rivals saying this thing is speeding up? Hmmmm...

    Lets just say that GBW has posted a lot of stories this year that make them look rather foolish.

    It's a plausible guess. FWIW, I don't think ND's staff is suggesting its "s*** or get off the pot" time. ND has told him that he has a spot in this class no matter what, regardless of other recruits. Considering they offered him on Sept. 1st last year, I tend to believe what he's been told.

    I know his spring game visit got canceled at the last minute, so was that Filer's first visit to Columbus?
     
  12. BGriffBuckeye

    BGriffBuckeye Haaaang on Sloopy, Sloopy Hang on!! O.. H.. I.. O.

    I think many here would agree that most everything that comes out of a Wolverine's mouth (or from their keyboard) is foolish.
     
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  13. wadc45

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

    IC, I still feel you guys are in a good spot with Filer...I think OSU and UM can provide the biggest hurdles but in the end I would still be surprised to see him anywhere but ND.

    And FWIW, I think the staff is looking at Hale as more of a LB/DE in the Carpenter mold, if not a true DE...
     
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  14. RB07OSU

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

    Hale ends up at DE imo...the LB instincts don't seem to be there and he is going to outgrow the position imo. Williams could play MIKE but I see him at DE as well. Sweat is our only pure LB and as it pertains to Filer...he would be an amazing get but I don't see him in this class and it's no biggie if we don't get him with all the talent we have at LB. Not to mention you may as well chalk up up another LB commit with Storm Klein in '09.
     
  15. wadc45

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

    Rivals $

    7/8

    From the Michigan site...says ND and OSU are cleary his top two. UM is a close third.
     

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