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9 year old phenom...pro athlete soon?

Discussion in 'Other OSU and Professional Sports' started by jimotis4heisman, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/soccer/01/27/phenom.ap/index.html?cnn=yes


     
  2. NJ-Buckeye

    NJ-Buckeye They Hate Us cuz They Ain't Us.. Banners are good Staff Member

  3. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    Give me one good slide tackle on the kid and his only future will be in Menudo. Hell, I'm sure I could not even chase him down.

    I guess I had better start working with my 2 year old. It is obviously too late for my 4 year old.
     
  4. JohnnyCockfight

    JohnnyCockfight Beer is God's proof that he loves us.

    Not your typical 9-year-old to say the least. He has some unbelievable body and ball control.

    Here's a link to his highlight video--hurry up before the site crashes like the others.

    Jean Carlos video
     
  5. strohs

    strohs Go Bucks!

    Wow.
    That kid is amazing.
     
  6. Mr.FuzzyPants

    Mr.FuzzyPants The best damn pants in the land

    amazing, simply amazing, i've never seen anything quite like that.
     
  7. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Kyle Young man crush. Not ashamed

    I keep thinking its like the Michael Vick and Lebron James commercials where the ball just keeps on going. That kid strikes the ball like he's in college! Unreal.
     
  8. methomps

    methomps an imbecility, a stupidity without name

    I could take him. Well, I mean assuming someone else held him down.
     
  9. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck Non-Nike Design

    It's funny that American kids start playing soccer at just as young an age as they do anywhere else in the world, but you never see a prodigy quite like this get developed in our country. Wonder why things work out that way....Adu , BTW, is originally from Ghana. Could cultural influence really have that much sway on someone as young as 7,8, or 9 years old? It must.
     
  10. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    Our best athletes play basketball, football, or baseball. If someone like Vick or Lebron had done nothing but play sucker :p their whole life they would be a "prodigy". Bottom line you don't get paid as well in the MLS. Unless you want to go play in Europe stick to the big 3.
     
  11. WOW some of those plays are flat out sick....good find jcf
     
  12. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    Regardless of any of that... the kid is a freak.... One kid in Brazil... One kid in Ghana... 2 in 5 billion.... we're playing the gene pool/parents/whatever game before the cultural influence game. I bet this kid would make a hell of a Pop Warner player.

    Dunno how good of a Soccer player LeBron would've been... maybe a GK.... in Brazil, he still would have played basketball, probably.... but 9 year olds don't think "Stick to the Big Three"

    I see kids quit soccer... good players too... and take up skateboarding and crap like that.... at older ages than 9... they don't care about Who makes more between Tony Hawk and Freddie Adu....
     
  13. GoofyBuckeye

    GoofyBuckeye Nutis Maximus

    What I like about him is he's so balanced and fluid. He's 5-6 years ahead of the typical learning curve when it comes to that. The great ones look effortless and this kid has that. I've seen some stuff on Adu at that age but this kid is better at motion and control.

    FWIW, I played junior olympics and I was on the top team in the country in HS and I've coached and he's every bit as good as any 15-16 year old we have here..minus the size and speed of course. I'd like to see more video of him doing fundamentals, juggling, etc..
     
  14. WestOgma

    WestOgma Long Live Mike Doss

    thanks for the link to the video...I was looking around the internet for that yesterday but all the sites that posted it had used up their bandwith due to the influx of so many users wanting to get a look at this kid...but yeah, all you can say after watching that is wow...the kid is fricken 9 years old. Lets get the crew to sign him.
     
  15. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family


    Agreed. He looks years older. If he continues to develop and really starts using his right leg he will be dominant.
     

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