Saturday, January 28, 2012

William Parks to Arizona

Cornerback William Parks who had previously committed to Pitt, has now committed to Arizona.  This is not a shocker as the new Pitt staff was looking to continue to make changes with the current class.  Whether it makes sense or not is yet to be determined.

19 comments:

  1. It made Marzett Geter happy... he is tweeting already! lol
    This Geter reminds me of Cam Saddler.... lots of talk for a benchwarmer.

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  2. chris, who was the "surprise visittor" reported by rivals? it was behind a pay wall and i cant figure out who it was. thanks

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  3. I don't read Rivals so I don't know who they are talking about. I know a big 6'7" 290 pound kid from New Hampshire was there today and he was someone previously not on the radar. Maybe that's who they are talking about.

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    1. i cant find a thing about him. im assuming hes an OT

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  5. pk... I believe he is a DT based on what I saw on an espn profile.

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  6. Chris, d line or o line? 6'7" dt holy crap

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  7. pk,
    DT... I'm not impressed... slow, slow, slow
    here is his highlight film where he is playing against low level competition.
    Seems these Wiscy coaches are enamored with SIZE!!! Remember, the let that OL and WR-Jones go to MAC because they were to short!
    Personally, I want size and speed!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVqmPgJvI8M

    http://espn.go.com/college-sports/football/recruiting/player/_/id/127673/john-guy

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  8. I highly doubt theyre recruiting a 6'7" 290 player with a 5.59 forty to play dt. That makes no sense whatsoever. Those are offensive line measurables. Just because his highlights are on defense doesnt mean pitt cant recruit him for offense.

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  9. Also, how are they enamored with size other than on the o line (something necessary for a power run game)? Their three commits are about average for their positions or smaller. Ryan lewis 6' cb, jp holtz 6'4" te, mike caprara 6' mlb/olb.

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  10. Not sure how how to fix this at the moment. But I am posting as QuipScript and here is what ESPN had to say about John Guy:
    Guy presents a problem to opposing offensive lines, standing strong in the interior and limiting inside runs. Has very good height and frame to add muscle and playing weight. Can physically dominate his level of competition at times. Shows speed pursuing down the line chasing backs but improved quickness , flexibility and strength will benefit him at the college level. Displays good push up field, accelerating and penetrating to wrap up ball carrier. May struggle at the college level reading blocks and shedding OL when they get good hand placement. Is high in stance which hinders explosiveness off the ball. Plays high giving breast-plate to OL. However, keeps gap integrity, locating the ball to make a play. Shows adequate lateral movement, taking direct angles to perimeter. In pass rush, uses swim move effectively, flashing quick footwork. Can push the pocket, using variety of moves but bull rush is most effective. Does not appear to sink hips and drive through ball carrier. Overall, Guy has a large frame and can add size and bulk . With improved quickness and burst off the ball he could project to the defensive end position with his long reach. Could see more recruitment with refined technique and improved strength. Projects to a lower college level and could get a look at offensive tackle.

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  11. Ok, I posted the above post and fixed it. Also talked to a Central Valley senior that played football with Foster tonight and he had no idea at this point where Foster would go. So who knows.

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  12. Sounds like Gabe Roberts gave his verbal to Pitt last night. I suppose John Guy might want to be a Panther, too. If Dietz commits to Pitt, those three along with Biz makes for not a great O-line class, but it's bodies to work with. I'm guessing Pankey is WVU bound.

    The side I'm worried about is the defensive line. It appears Michigan offered Henry, so kiss him good bye. Jackson received that coveted offer from MSU, goodbye. That leaves no more defensive tackles. I hope Jarrett can attend a prep school for a year instead of the staff turning him away. That'll be just two defensive tackles in two years. Can you say, yikes.

    My only head scratcher with this staff is why they haven't tried to keep Myles Hilliard. Dude is the quintessential defensive end at 6'6" and 240 pounds who had a terrific senior season. He and Render could possibly be a solid bookend duo. This unit will need recruited aggressively in 2013 and a JuCo will be needed. Guys like Hale and Lippert will also need to contribute in 2012 due to the lack of bodies. I wonder is Devin Cook and LaQuentin Smith become ends in the 4-3?

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    1. Who is "dietz"? Also, i highly doubt smith will become an end. Dont forget tj clemmings he will only be a redshirt sophomore at 6'6" 290. I agree that the d line needs depth. Next year they will probably need about three d linemen to sign, hopefully a rush end in there as well.

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    2. Nevermind. Logan dietz from central sorry. Where did you hear that roberts verballed to pitt?

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  13. Roberts is an expected commitment per one of the message boards. Take it for what it's worth as another board had Trayvon Hester visiting yesterday, and of course, he didn't.

    Smith may be a James Harrison type rush end. Right now my 2012 two deep on the D-line is:

    End -- Murphy/Cook
    Tackle -- Donald/Lippert
    Tackle -- KK Smith/Ezell
    End -- Clemmings/Smith/Hale

    Sort of like the O-line, lots of question marks, but at least it's not senior-laden, so the coaches will have more time to work with these kids.

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    1. What about the Murphy kid from Don Bosco?

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    2. Does he not have murphy written there?

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