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NoSuch Dame LB Manti "Snugglebunny" Te'o (official imaginary thread)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by hawaiianbuckeye, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. hawaiianbuckeye

    hawaiianbuckeye Where's YOUR Gold Pants?

    http://byu.scout.com/2/652713.html (video links BELOW)

    I would LOVE to see this kid get a shot at being a BUCKEYE! He's from my school in Hawai'i (PUNAHOU) and he's currently on Academic Scholarship; which means a lot at a school like Punahou. I think a lot of what is said in the article in reference to his faith and values can be found here with JT and the Buckeyes program. Just give JT a chance to talk to this kid and his parents and see what happens...

    As far as I know I'm the ONLY one from Hawai'i to wear the Scarlet and Gray which is a shame really. It'd be nice to have at least one more kid from Hawai'i become a Buckeye and especially from Punahou![​IMG]


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvC-vDNZUwc Part 1 Kahuku FR YR

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=035A9qXZNaQ Part 2 Kahuku FR YR

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGI0mSLWpX4 PUNAHOU SO YR
  2. hawaiianbuckeye

    hawaiianbuckeye Where's YOUR Gold Pants?

    Mili...gotta come home to see this kid play!

    Perhaps after the UW game or something. Stop off in Seattle and then head home to watch Te'o rip it up!

    Last edited: Jun 20, 2007
  3. ryan20

    ryan20 Newbie

    Wow that kid can hit. Looks like he has good speed and sheds tacklers pretty well. Definitely catches my interest.
  4. BiGFuNkNaStY

    BiGFuNkNaStY History Will Repeat Itself Again

    Looks like Shawne merriman in the last vid
  5. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member

    I'll definitely join you for a Punahou game.

    Use your connections with the staff and give them a heads-up. Next time you give Archie some macadamia nut chocolates, mention Manti to him...
  6. Jeffcat

    Jeffcat Banned

    well his athleticism was impressive for his freshman year but i wasn't that impressed after that. his sophmore year on the other hand looked a lot better. he seems to read the ball better, played against better competition(looked like it), and improved somewhat on the form tackling. with that said he still goes too much for kill shots although its a highlight video so who knows there. i would like to see more breaking down with form tackling than shoe string tackles. i can't rag on him much though because he looks faster than his 4.8 scout time, has great size, and he will only be a junior so for his age his performance is very promising. the only thing to really call into question is the challenge he is getting in hawaii but the teams don't look too bad. he just needs to keep up the good work and improve on the finer aspects of the game and follow it through with good camp stats and he will be in excellent shape. my guess would be if he ends up being great that he would end up at USC but thats just my guess.
  7. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member

    No matter how good kids from Kahaku (his hometown) are, BYU almost always is the mainland school to beat because of the heavy Mormonism in Kahuku.
  8. Jeffcat

    Jeffcat Banned

    hmmm interesting, i was unaware of that.
  9. hawaiianbuckeye

    hawaiianbuckeye Where's YOUR Gold Pants?

    I'll put our best HS teams in Hawai'i (St. Louis, Kahuku, Kamehameha and may be Punahou) up against ANY Ohio team or for that matter in the Nation. St. Louis played De LaSalle a few years ago really tough eventually losing by 14pts. One thing is for sure; when mainland teams play one of these schools they'll know they were in a dogfight aftewards...they'll FEEL IT! One coach described playing the Hawai'i teams is like; "BEING HIT BY A MACK TRUCK"!

  10. hawaiianbuckeye

    hawaiianbuckeye Where's YOUR Gold Pants?

    BYU Hawai'i campus is in Laie (home of Kahuku HS)! HUGE MORMON Population...the Mormons pretty much OWN (literally) Laie.

  11. hawaiianbuckeye

    hawaiianbuckeye Where's YOUR Gold Pants?

  12. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member

    Or you can use your Harpoon-a-hoe alumni status to influence him...
  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    '09 HI LB Manti Te'o

    Notre Dame quashes fans' efforts to sway football recruit
    School quashes students' effort to sway prospect

    Manti Te'o, a Honolulu native and a prized linebacker recruit in the Class of 2009, will make a visit to Notre Dame this weekend.
    And the Irish had to take action to ensure Te'o can make a return trip if he so chooses.
    Notre Dame students hatched a plan to distribute about 8,000 leis outside Notre Dame Stadium at Saturday's game against Syracuse in honor of Te'o's visit, posting that plan on a fan Web site.
    The problem? A concerted, organized effort such as that could be construed as an NCAA violation in which Notre Dame is publicizing a recruit's visit to campus and encouraging that recruit to attend the school. Once the Notre Dame compliance office received a missive about the plan, it bid the idea aloha.
    "I would hate for a prospect and for our coaches to lose the opportunity to recruit a kid, or have a kid come here, by some external person's actions," Karwoski said. "That would be the absolute worst."

    Entire article: Notre Dame quashes fans' efforts to sway football recruit -- chicagotribune.com

    I guess the ND fans won't be getting "leid".
  14. gost8

    gost8 Living and loving life

    Signed LOI to ND..... but I'll bet he has a fake girlfriend someday.
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2013
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  15. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member

    Jabba the Weis with a huge pickup...

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