Tuesday, February 06, 2007

New Commit: Calvin Otis

Thanks to "Asia Sunset" of the VOY Sports Board for bringing young Mr. Otis to our attention. Here are two short pieces about him below:



I've been holding off on commenting too much on these recruits and "commits" at this early stage, but I will say that I like this kid's size and speed, and it's REALLY nice to pluck someone right out of Princeton's backyard. (Of course, a cynic would say that the Princeton scouts may have had a better look at him and passed, but with the interest he had from James Madison U. and Duke, I tend to doubt that).

Welcome Calvin!


At Tue Feb 06, 06:44:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We already have close to 20 commitments, and we had a big group in last weekend. Because these are oral commitments, and schools like Penn routinely try to pry kids away after they commit to other schools, the coaches are playing it very close to the vest. The only information we get is when the kid, or the kid's high school or parents, releases the information. Some high school coaches who have been a problem for us have been known to work with the Penn staff to pry kids away. But from what I gather, we are doing even better than last year.

At Tue Feb 06, 07:50:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to Rivals.com, this kid runs a 4.9 40. That ain't too fast for a skill position player.

At Tue Feb 06, 07:56:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger Jake said...

Yes, I may have spoken too soon about the speed. But you never know.

At Tue Feb 06, 10:06:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know wher anon got that 4.9 40 for Otis. I find 4.6 on Scout.com.

At Tue Feb 06, 10:47:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...



At Tue Feb 06, 10:38:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was timed at 4.56 to 4.64; that is pretty decent speed for a high school kid. Looks like we have 23 commitments and are olllking for a class of 33. As far as 4.56. Brian Urlacher played safety in college and has never run faster than a 4.59. There are NFL RBs, TEs and WRs who are no better than a 4.56.

At Wed Feb 07, 06:46:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have at least 23 commitments and are looking at bringing in 33, which is a big number for us. We ahve to average 30 a year, or 120 over 4 years. Last year we had 27; thus, we have the luxury of going up to 33 this year. We had another big group in last weekend. Details are few and far between, but I haven't seen anything on big OLs yet.


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