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2020 FL RB Jaylan Knighton (Miami Verbal)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by MD Buckeye, Dec 13, 2017.

  1. bucknut502

    bucknut502 Senior

    Noted
     
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  2. AuTX Buckeye

    AuTX Buckeye Beam me up, Mr. Speaker. Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion

    Request that the Bolded be made the secondary title for the recruiting Thread
     
  3. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    CB's-It's easier to think of them as a lagging indicator more so than the predictors that they are positioned as.
     
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  4. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    Just a friendly reminder that Sunday, July 28th isn’t NLOI signing day.
     
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  5. wadc45

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

    Was always concerned about the late FSU visit...
     
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  6. AuTX Buckeye

    AuTX Buckeye Beam me up, Mr. Speaker. Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion

    wasn’t FSU his dream school and basically they visited 4 times and got treated like just some dude because they thought he was a lock?
     
  7. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Lets see where it stands when we start hot and FSU is struggling for 500
     
  8. BTSBuckeye

    BTSBuckeye Sophmore

    Frankly, Knighton might be FSU's best bet to have a successful running game. He's a smaller back with a low center of gravity, power, and speed.
    If your O-line can't open up holes ... the next best thing is a RB small enough to hide from a defense who has the ability to bounce the ball outside and slime his way through cracks for yards.

    He's a stud, and one I was actually more giddy for than Robinson ... who I feel still has to prove he can run between the tackles at the next level against elite speed LBers and Safeties who will actually make an attempt to tackle him.
    But If Knighton goes to FSU and Ohio State ends up with a guy like Smith, both programs might be getting the back they really needed in the first place.

    Wish the kid nothing but luck. Absolutely love the attitude he plays with. His highlights are fun to watch.
     
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  9. MSURacerDT55

    MSURacerDT55 Purveyor of the big fella

    I echo the same sentiment, he was the one I wanted the most out of the class, he would have DESTROYED the B1G. Hopes he has a change of heart, if not good luck to him.
     
  10. BTSBuckeye

    BTSBuckeye Sophmore

    Yeah, he has special written all over him with his combination of power and speed. Don't get me wrong, Robinson is special too ... just for different reasons.
    I would gladly take either, even today. Truth is that this years class is an embarrassment of riches when it comes to RBs. It's going to be a year where just about everyone grabs a RB and feels like they won the day, the talent pool is that deep. It really comes down to WHAT tangibles you are looking at for the position. 'Cuz there are just all kinds of good backs with very different styles this year.
     
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  11. HotMic

    HotMic Mr. so-and-so Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    As expected, commits to FSU
     
  12. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    Funny how recruiting makes fans forget about the players currently on the roster. I’m not denying Knighton being good, but you’re forgetting all about Khalon Laborn, who if he healthy forces Knighton to probably redshirt, and Cam Akers is still at Free Shoes.
    Regardless, best of luck to a Knighton, because he definitely committed to a program and not a coach, Free Shoes is going to be a dumpster fire for a while
     
  13. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    We will get him in for a game in October and we will flip him.

    Not worried. Taggart is not the answer there and they are going to have a very rough season I think.
     
  14. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

  15. billmac91

    billmac91 Senior

    I like Knighton more than Robinson too......it’s a special attribute to run with the power he does at 5’9” and 194lbs.

    By time he gets meaningful snaps at FSU he’ll likely be 5’10” and 210lbs.

    He’s got that Kareem Hunt, Priest Holmes, Marshall Faulk element to his game. Can run between the tackles but has the breakaway speed to get an off tackle run and house it.

    I have same concerns about some others with Bijan. He’s more physically built right now, but doesn’t run with nearly the authority of Knighton. He makes guys miss in hole and is gone....which is nice. But that isn’t happening with ease at next level.

    I think Knighton has a higher floor, but maybe a lower ceiling.....but if I were a college program, I’d take Knighton. I want a guy who is fearless in the hole.
     
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