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2010 '10 MI QB Robert Bolden (Penn State Signee - transfer to LSU)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by wadc45, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. wadc45

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

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    Orchard Lake (MI) St. Mary's

    Height: 6-foot-4
    Weight: 195 lbs
    Forty: 4.55 secs

    Watched some film...kid has a sweet delivery.

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    From SpartanMag...was offered by MSU after the passing camp a few weeks ago. Central Michigan has also offered. Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State and others have been evaluating. Visited ND on Monday.
  2. westbuck04

    westbuck04 Wildcard, b*tches

    Do you like him more than Gardner?
  3. wadc45

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

    Way too early to comment on that...I don't think even college coaches have seen enough of them, in person or on film, to determine which they like better.
  4. JNewberg24

    JNewberg24 Newbie

    The early buzz is that both are going to be very good QBs. Gardner is very raw with his mechanics as everybody knows, but is a terror with his feet. Right around the 4.5-4.6 area. Devin shows good touch on throws and has a strong arm but the delivery makes him about 6-2 when he throws it. Bolden is more polished as a passer with just as good of touch but not as much velocity. Really controls the game with his head. Smart player for only being a SOPH last year. Not as fast or quick (4.7/4.8 range) but can still make things happen. Likes to be in the pocket but when he has to make things happen with his feet he can. He also has a better understanding on when to leave the pocket. Both can throw very well on the run. Should be fun to see how the progress over the years.
  5. goblue15

    goblue15 Newbie

    From scouts that have watched both, most say Bolden has no where near the upside Gardner does.
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  6. goblue15

    goblue15 Newbie

    Funny, because he ran a 4.5 at UofM camp which was faster than other QB including Gardner.
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  7. JNewberg24

    JNewberg24 Newbie

    I don't remember any of those "official times" but I do remember Gardner barely getting beat out by Stehpen Miller in the QB Smokehouse races with no mention of Bolden.
  8. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Camp times are not a very good indicator...they have multiple uses for evaluation/recruiting and are often exaggerated one way or the other for those purposes.
  9. MD Buckeye

    MD Buckeye BP Soft Verbal Staff Member BP Recruiting Team Bookie '13&14 BPCFFB II Champ

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    From IrishIllustrated....Talks about his experience at the ND camp. Says he is wide open at this point,
  10. OSUBuckeye4Life

    OSUBuckeye4Life "THE" Ohio State Buckeyes

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    By Bill Kurelic...Bolden is interested in Ohio State. Has offers from Eastern Michigan and Michigan State.

    Mentions OLSM alum Taurian Washington and TP in this article.
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  11. wadc45

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

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    Vanberbilt has go with offers from Central Michigan and Michigan State as well as initerest from Michigan and Ohio State.
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  12. wadc45

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

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    By Trieu...Wisconsin has offered.
  13. westbuck04

    westbuck04 Wildcard, b*tches

    After reading crazybuck's 2010 recruiting thread post saying that Bolden may be the first QB offered for next year, I took a look at his film that was recently put on Rivals...very impressive, imo. He may not be quite the athlete that Gardner is (although he isn't far off), but he is a MUCH better passer; better arm and better mechanics. I wouldn't be upset at all if we offered him before Gardner.

    Here's the film: Video

    Also, he hooks up with #8 Dion Sims a lot in this video...Sims is very impressive as well.
  14. I am with you...Really like his film, and with Michigan going with Gardner as their offer, I would think that an offer to Bolden could put us in the drivers seat, and I think the staff might want to go the route of the guy that isn't quite as raw as he might have to start fairly early in his career as a RS Soph, and be the backup as a RS Frosh...
  15. wadc45

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

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