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Deon Drake TD run
Highlights against Brother Rice. SIAP
Well done +1
Welcome to MSU Deon.
Marriage is like flying with kids, if the flight had 500 connections, never ended, Ted Striker were your pilot and you ate the fish.
They really are impressive. You have to love an OLB that can fly around the field. His speed is elite for the backer position, and I cannot wait until Nardawg(fingers crossed he's still here) can mold Drake into an outstanding playmaker on the defensive side.
I think overall, this is the most meaningful commit of '14 to this point. To be able to lock up a top 200 LB from a school notorious for putting kids in D1 programs, the future for MSU at CT is certainly looking brighter now days.
"Stats are for Losers." - Pat "Nardawg" Narduzzi
Congrads on your verbal..... Time to start another winning streak for the Mean Green Machine!
Jon can yell at him for the next four years
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Ron_in_ATL 22 months ago
Wasn't drake a 93 rating on this site a month ago? Downgraded to a 91 rating midway thru his junior season? Come on 247.
According to his profile he was rated a 91 on August 13 and no other ratings are listed. As far as I remember he was always listed at 91
Huh that's funny. I'm sure your right. Don't know why I remember him being a 93.
Had a nice TD run. Hurt his knee later on defense. Not sure how serious.
"What is green and white and red all over? The Spartans pounding their chests after this bloodbath" -Mitch Albom 11/2/13
Serious enough for surgery. Get well soon Deon!
Based on the vast improvements made in ligament surgeries, hopefully Deon will be able to be fully healthy right on schedule, and back in shape by the beginning of next season. Fortunately (for both Deon and MSU), this injury happened now instead of during his senior year.
laconophilia is everywhere...
2014 MSU LB commit Deon Drake found out yesterday that he will NOT need surgery on his knee.
Well this is more than a little confusing.
Edit: But I would rather be confused and have Deon not need surgery any day of the week!
This post was edited by Jandy 19 months ago
Very good news indeed. Glad he wont have to miss out on anything.
Great news. Hopefully, he will be able to run track.
Source? Assuming it's true that's GREAT news....just wanna confirm.
Here is my analysis of Deon Drake :
LB Deon Drake (6'-1", 216 lbs.) - Good athlete who plays LB and RB for Cass Tech. Has the speed you look for @ LB. Has good defensive instincts and a real nose for the football. Excellent tackler who really sticks it to ball carriers and never gives up in pursuit. Tough, hard nosed football player at both LB and RB. Could play both WILL LB or SAM LB at the next level. Similar in stature to in-coming Spartan Fr. LB Shane Jones. Will be red-shirted to learn the defense and gain additional size and strength.
Here are his Soph highlights (missed a good portion of his Jr. year due to injury)
Someone connected to the CT program tweeted recently that he's lifting weights equal to the amounts by David Dawson and the lineman. Not sure if that's a poor reflection on Dawson or a good one on Drake. I'd guess the latter.
Apparently has been selected to play in the Army All-American Game according to another site. Would be great for the program if this is the case.
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