For some bizarre fucked up reason Anthony Rabasa only got 3 stars when evaluated by Rivals but I believe he has the ability to be the best player in Notre Dame's 2011 class. The 6'3, 220 lb weakside defensive end doesn't get near the publicity of 5 star recruits and fellow classmates Stephon Tuitt, Aaron Lynch and Ishaq Williams and I really don't understand why. The Miami, FL product received offers from Florida, FSU and Miami amongst many other schools and yet he seems to be the unnoticed recruit on defense.
Rabasa has a nonstop motor who reminds me exactly of David Pollack when he was a 3 time All-American at Georgia. You can tell on video he has an extremely explosive first step and I believe he will add enough weight (put on another 20-30 lbs during his freshman season) to be a fixture with Lynch and Tuitt at defensive end. He is not nearly as hyped as those guys and I think it will help him in college. Rabasa has to prove to everybody including his classmates that he belongs on the field.
Bold prediction: By 2012 Rabasa will be making a huge impact for the Notre Dame defense as a DE/OLB in the 3-4 defense and will turn into a great college player. Pulling Rabasa out of Miami will pay off huge dividends for Notre Dame and I would not be shocked at all to see him develop into a consensus All-American.
Thursday, February 03, 2011
This is the first time I have heard new Michigan head coach Brady Hoke speak and it gives me even more confidence to say Michigan is going to be mediocre for a while. Not only does he sound like my drunk 5th grade PE teacher but he says they are going to concentrate their recruiting in hotbeds such as Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Western PA. This is great news for Notre Dame and Ohio State followers because those states don't exactly produce the best college football talent. All though I will say the state of Ohio does usually produce some good talent but this past recruiting cycle it was down. The southeast, Texas, and California are where you usually find the elite talent but whatever, you just go ahead and recruit the Midwest with a passion Brady.
On to the awkward part: Rich Rodriguez interviewing the guy he was replaced with. Rodriguez handles himself pretty well all things considered. He does have that defeatist look on his face like he just found out his wife had been banging his best friend. As much shit as I gave Rodriguez when he was at Michigan I still think he is a good college football head coach in the right situation. Ann Arbor clearly was never the right one. Everyone knew this from the beginning except the Michigan AD. I wouldn't be shocked to see him in a place like Clemson or even North Carolina next year if those programs decide to make a change. My suggestion for DickRod at his next coaching stop would be to find a great defensive coordinator. And also don't cry or sing in front of your players.
Posted by Matt Fairchild (email@example.com) at 10:30 AM
This might have the best line I have ever heard in a Super Bowl rap song: "We gonna toast these niggas...Pop Tarts!" and "I'm in Wisconsin smoking Amsterdam!
Dude I love Pop Tarts and Amsterdam. Lil Wayne knows how to hook in the early 30's white audience.
Posted by Matt Fairchild (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 9:23 AM
The #1 offensive tackle in the nation, Cyrus Kouandjio, still has no fucking clue where he wants to go to college just a day after he declared he would be going to Auburn. The 6'7 322 lb DeMatha, MD tackle prospect has supposedly narrowed his choices to Auburn, Alabama (where his brother plays), and Iowa. Iowa? Don't laugh because yesterday the kid was still heavily considering New Mexico (they won 1 game last year).
To say this kid is confused would be an understatement. I've heard reports he had a hard time choosing between waffles and pancakes this morning. Maybe he wanted to throw some exotic in there for breakfast like huevo rancheros. His father told TideSports.com there will be no announcement till Friday at the earliest.
"If he makes a decision today, you will have it tomorrow in the morning," Jean Claude Kouandjio, the father, said. "He's still confused. We keep talking with him, I don't think he's ready yet. He's the one that who wants more time."
"He's deciding between Alabama, Auburn and even Iowa. It may even come back to Iowa. He's considering his options even more now. Those three (schools) have been floating in his mind"
The fact that Iowa just attempted to kill 13 of their football players I guess is no reason to mark them off the list. If I had to take a guess I think he sticks with Auburn. The pay is just too good especially with the incentive clauses in his contract.
Posted by Matt Fairchild (email@example.com) at 8:44 AM
Yeah I know this hip check is from a couple of nights ago but I thought it deserved some attention. Ovechkin played hacky sack with P.K. Subban. Those Ruskys know how ta plah da game right eh?
Posted by Matt Fairchild (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 12:17 AM
Every fucking night this kid has a highlight dunk. Tomorrow night the Clippers come to Atlanta and I'm actually thinking about getting my lazy ass down there to see him. The last visiting player I wanted to see in person was Michael Jordan. Yes, Blake Griffin is bringing back the NBA.
Posted by Matt Fairchild (email@example.com) at 12:03 AM