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Just added Joshua Bowers from east lake high and Tarpon Springs Florida to the list. True speed man and excels at returning punts. Highly sought after. Good pick up.

http://prepsportsscouting.com/2017/08/25/1-1-2018-east-lake-ath-joshua-bowers/
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Keep em coming!!
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So riddle me this batman.

How is VMI pulling OL that are beasts at 6'5" plus and we are at 6'0 and 6'2... now granted we go after a certain mobile type OL, but this seems to be one of our biggest gaps on the current team.  If VMI can get beef what are we doing? 

Granted that undersized line in 15/16 kicked A$$, but just wondering....

For example:  https://twitter.com/Ajilson12 6'5 305

I am not trying to create a debate just wanting to be reassured.  Clearly what VMI is doing is no way better than the citadel as we are a better program, just what is the gap?



Triple option don't need 6-5 lineman. Hang out with grads Ryan Bednar or Kyle Weaver, two of our best. Neither of them is close to that tall. But they killed the Lamecocks.

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Triple option don't need 6-5 lineman. Hang out with grads Ryan Bednar or Kyle Weaver, two of our best. Neither of them is close to that tall. But they killed the Lamecocks.


roger that Bravo.  Wasn't what I was saying.. my comment was more about how VMI traditionally gets bigger linemen and we are on the smaller side.  I like that we are mobile and can move down field.  good attributes. But at some point size matters to a degree.
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Size DOES matter... ask your wif-er.... um, nevermind. just kidding!!

Sorry, a little giddy tonight.

Size DOES matter to Thompson, he said so a year and a half ago. We've brought in or have commitments from 6 or 7 kids over 280 pounds. Four years ago we had nada.... coach said he thought we needed to get bigger, so we are.

Now, there's a different between weight and size. Guess height is never important for our style of Offense with the folds, pulls, and cuts. As long as they can move at 280+ it really means nothing if they are 6'1" or 6'7".

6'7" 300 sure as hell LOOKS intimidating, though. I will give you that. But, looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane... ain't helping the Keydets, at all.

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Sam Bryant OL North Augusta HS.

See this kid on a lot of Twitter feeds congratulating other Citadel commitments. Is he on our radar?

http://www.hudl.com/profile/6263258
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He attended our summer camps.
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Triple option don't need 6-5 lineman. Hang out with grads Ryan Bednar or Kyle Weaver, two of our best. Neither of them is close to that tall. But they killed the Lamecocks.
“It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.” IMHO: VMI is not getting a shot at the cream of the crop in that size of linemen and neither were we when we were running the pass happy offense. We now look at guys most of these pass-happy offenses overlook because they lack the height for their scheme. Of course, we are competing against the other TO teams in the country too for these guys.

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yes I agree, I would rather have a 6'0-6'2 athlete rather than a 6'4-6'6 bag of $hit.  Just was wondering as VMI normally gets some big boys.  intimidating until out athletic D Line gets in there and gets past them.

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Added Mason Kinsey from Mansfield Texas to our verbals list, click on his HUDL video and see him work.

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So riddle me this batman.

How is VMI pulling OL that are beasts at 6'5" plus and we are at 6'0 and 6'2... now granted we go after a certain mobile type OL, but this seems to be one of our biggest gaps on the current team.  If VMI can get beef what are we doing? 

Granted that undersized line in 15/16 kicked A$$, but just wondering....

For example:  https://twitter.com/Ajilson12 6'5 305

I am not trying to create a debate just wanting to be reassured.  Clearly what VMI is doing is no way better than the citadel as we are a better program, just what is the gap?

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The last 2 years VMI has had all these tall big boys. Our defense has been like a knife through butter on them.

Too slow and too fat.
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I must not have spelled it out enough for all on here.

Not complaining about our line. Heck my roommate was our center and he was 6’1 250 when he and I were knobs. He was a great guy and athlete.

So I’ll say again why are they getting big and we small? There is a medium in there somewhere. If we are one of a few colleges that run the TO we must be appealing to the kids who don’t go GT/USMA.

Are the coaches (my assumption is yes) going after these kids. Advice and adaptive athletic OL.

Seems we get all the sprinters at 5’8-6’0 who can glide but beef is hard to get here.

Just suppose I’m to analytical for this crowd.
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May I reiterate? VMI runs more of a pro-style offense so linemen are either forward blockers or straightback pass blockers. Lateral mobility is not a big need in this style of offense. Agile quick footed lineman are needed in the TO. Not to be too analytical.
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It's really simple:  6'5" - 6'7", 300 pound+ O-linemen that can move like our 6'0 - 6'2" 280 pound linemen go to power 5 schools.

Sure, other schools get those 6'5" - 6'7", 300 pound+ O-linemen, but they usually aren't "agile & quick footed" enough for the TO.

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Picked up Jack Yanders today. A 5'11", 165lbs WR/DB from Allentown Central Catholic HS in Allentown, PA. Says he runs a 4.5 on his Hudl profile. Not Nike confirmed.

https://twitter.com/jackyanders_/status/954063843382185991
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