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Old 01-12-2018, 02:07 PM   #241
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A lot of people feel this way. But when are you are able to say we have a top 15 or even a top 10 recruiting class vs a top 25 or top 20... the perception is much different. Players want to play with other great players and the rankings help reflect that.

FWIW - Thompson should be graded out at about. 94 or 95 by 247 when it's all said and done. Kid is an absolute beast
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Stars are meaningless in the sense that Thompson obviously is who he is regardless of any site’s rating, BUT class rankings are a key part of the overall perception of our program in the eyes of current and future (2019, 2020) recruits. They see improved recruiting rankings and they see more evidence of a program on the rise. Thompson getting a bump to 4-Star could be key to us finishing with a top 15 class (along with getting Wonnum and Sandidge, of course.)

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Old 01-12-2018, 04:46 PM   #242
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Thompson is a 5* talent, whether he is graded there or not. That is all that matters.

Well, that and getting him qualified. And deciding where he can help the most. We might need him more at DB, but BMac could use him when Deebo is gone. Plus he is a Special Teams superstar in the making.

I will say it now - he has more talent and will be a better player in college than either Deon Cain or RayRay McCloud - both 5* players who proved to be over-rated once they got to college.
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I will say it now - he has more talent and will be a better player in college than either Deon Cain or RayRay McCloud - both 5* players who proved to be over-rated once they got to college.
That is your brain wanting that to happen. you surely cant know that for sure.
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I think Bryce is in the conversation for top player in the state but to say he is clearly ahead of Derion Kendrick or vice versa is a load of crap. Both players are legit and it'll be interesting to see who has the better career. I fully expect him to be one of the biggest winners in the country in the re-ranking that's about to happen across the board, I think he'll finish up the #2 player in the state in the composite.
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I think Bryce is in the conversation for top player in the state but to say he is clearly ahead of Derion Kendrick or vice versa is a load of crap. Both players are legit and it'll be interesting to see who has the better career. I fully expect him to be one of the biggest winners in the country in the re-ranking that's about to happen across the board, I think he'll finish up the #2 player in the state in the composite.
i agree. let me ask you a question..i hear he will be on defense at sc. do you think thats the case?

I personally dont see how somebody with those moves and speed can NOT be on offense. He would be a total nightmare in the slot. Shi Smith on Steroids..
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i agree. let me ask you a question..i hear he will be on defense at sc. do you think thats the case?

I personally dont see how somebody with those moves and speed can NOT be on offense. He would be a total nightmare in the slot. Shi Smith on Steroids..
It's where I expect him to start out at the very least. Muschamp and TRob believe that he has 1st round CB written all over him. I could see his career playing out many different ways due to his versatility but I think it's a safe bet to say in August he'll start out working with the CBs. He could end up going the Pharoh route and switching to offense a month into his career here but as far as starting off he'll be on the defensive side. He also may factor into the return game.
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It's where I expect him to start out at the very least. Muschamp and TRob believe that he has 1st round CB written all over him. I could see his career playing out many different ways due to his versatility but I think it's a safe bet to say in August he'll start out working with the CBs. He could end up going the Pharoh route and switching to offense a month into his career here but as far as starting off he'll be on the defensive side. He also may factor into the return game.
He may start out on D, but they do need to try him at receiver in camp if heís that good. Itís an offense driven game these days. He may very well be able to have a larger impact as a receiver.
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:34 PM   #248
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I really, really want his academics to be in order so he can qualify. I just want to see what he can do with his natural talent being nurtured by the likes of Muschamp and Robinson.
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He may start out on D, but they do need to try him at receiver in camp if heís that good. Itís an offense driven game these days. He may very well be able to have a larger impact as a receiver.
Legit 1st round CBs don't grow on trees. When you have one, and the way Muschamp puts together his defenses sometimes two, it makes everything on defense so much easier and operating on offense so much more difficult. In terms of stats and making noise that fans recognize WR would always be the choice. In terms of impact a coach recognizes it's a legit toss up, the CB position may not make as much noise when there is an elite CB but noise and impact are two different things. You can still get the ball into Thompson's hands on returns even if he is playing defense.
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Legit 1st round CBs don't grow on trees. When you have one, and the way Muschamp puts together his defenses sometimes two, it makes everything on defense so much easier and operating on offense so much more difficult. In terms of stats and making noise that fans recognize WR would always be the choice. In terms of impact a coach recognizes it's a legit toss up, the CB position may not make as much noise when there is an elite CB but noise and impact are two different things. You can still get the ball into Thompson's hands on returns even if he is playing defense.
Yeah, I mean look at what Minkah Fitzpatrick meant to Alabama these past few seasons. And Jalen Ramsey with the Jags. They completely take away the entire side of the field they are on, which really limits an offense.
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Gamecock Central reporting that Thompson visited Marshall this weekend. Does this mean he may not meet our entrance requirements?
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Gamecock Central reporting that Thompson visited Marshall this weekend. Does this mean he may not meet our entrance requirements?
He's just doing his due diligence since he's close to going either way. As of now he projects to just qualify. Still he needs to have his ducks in a row in case the best case scenario doesn't happen.
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That is your brain wanting that to happen. you surely cant know that for sure.
Bryce wont have to do much to outshine McCloud and Cain.. Those two were so overhyped its ridiculous.... Deebo. Proved better than both
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Bryce, you better do your best in school so you can go to Carolina and not end up somewhere like Marshall.
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Bryce, you better do your best in school so you can go to Carolina and not end up somewhere like Marshall.
That was just a safety precaution in case something unexpected happens in school.
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That was just a safety precaution in case something unexpected happens in school.
I understand that. From both perspectives it would be a massive loss.
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