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+1, well said. We all have our share of DB's in our respective fanbases. Congrats to him and sparty nation, kid is an incredible athlete for his age. He is 1 spartan I will keep a close eye on. I'll be intersted to see how playing both sports works out. Worked out well for trannon (i think that was his name). If I remember correctly, he played both, all but 1 yr, and was good at both too
Because not everybody is Bo Jackson? Honestly who was the last football player to play basketball and also be a very successful basketball player that was a guard/wing? Peppers and Trannon come to mind but they played spot minutes in the post, big difference there. With the way is recruiting guard/wing minutes are going to be hard to come by in 2014 and beyond. No matter how talented the kid is if he is concentrating on football in April/May(Spring Ball) and late July through early January how is he supposed to improve his skills and earn his minutes on a top 10 team?
This post was edited by LordScribe 22 months ago
Exactly, not sure why my earlier legitimate question was down voted, but it's obvious not many people here have ever been on a D1 team in a major conference. If you expect to excel at either of these sports you have to pick one and sacrifice the other. If you pick both you will be sacrificing both. If he wants to be a pro in either sport he will have to pick one. Or he could be like McNabb and play football and ride the pine in basketball or the other way around. But he will not be the superstar that he is in both sports that he is in high school in college. I hope he proves me wrong because I would have the pleasure of watching one of the most amazing athletes ever.
T. Pryor was a top 50 b-ball recruit & a top 5 football recruit
I'm not questioning the kids talent in either sport. I'm talking about the time it takes to excell at either sport at the D1 major conference level. Both sports are a full time job 365 days of the year, especially at a place like Michigan State.
actually Antonio Gates came to MSU - he was a Spartan for a brief time. Saban had told him he could play both sports but changed his tune once gates was enrolled. Also, Saban switched Gates to LB/DE and Gates wanted to play offense. So he left.
Who cares how good he is at either? It's what he wants to do. We will be a better team in both for having him. Even if he's just a depth guy for basketball that makes practices that much tougher. Ultimately I hope our coaches are advising him on what's best for him from a field standpoint but he's making the final decision based on what he wants to do.
Just curious, but how DOES one play football and basketball when the seasons overlap? I gotta think he's gonna be all football in the fall but wouldn't that kind of just make him an extra body on the Basketball practice squad?
Have you heard of the late great Matt Trannon?? Or did you follow recruiting when we got Dion Sims?
This post was edited by riXXX 22 months ago
Great pickup and choice all around. Amazing start to the 2014 class.
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Big game tonight for Drake against EGR. I am from the area but won't be able to make it. If no ones posts stats later I'll try to.
"Stats are for Losers." - Pat "Nardawg" Narduzzi
Drake plays against South Christian tonight. Catholic Central played EGR last night and beat them like a red headed step child
Yes, sorry for the mix up and thank you jack. Still hopin to post his stats later tonight.
brian_calloway: 2014 #MSU football/basketball recruit RT @TremendousUM Drake Harris's first catch is a beauty; megatron-like leap over two for the TD
Matt Dorsey @Matt_Dorsey
Spartan WR commit Drake Harris caught seven passes for 101 yards and a TD in a 42-34 loss to nationally ranked Archbishop Moeller
Awfully impressive for a JR if you've seen Moeller.
This post was edited by Btothejizer 19 months ago
4 catches for 144 yards and 2 TDs in his team's 43-0 win tonight.
Love how he's dropping Tecmo Bowl Stats on teams
His TDs were 71 and 48 yards.
As a Moeller fan I have to say this guy is very good. I hope Madaris can contribute for you guys next year.
I was at his game on Friday, even in the rain, he looked very impressive,
This kid will end up a 5 star.
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