Target Snapshot: Henry Parrish ’20 RB Columbus HS, FL

On Thursday it was announced that 2020 Columbus High School running back Henry Parrish was offered by the Florida Gators.  This gave him the big three trifecta as he was already holding offers from Miami and Florida St.  Parrish has been on the scene for a while but he really came into common consciousness at the beginning of this season when he went crazy in his head to head battle with the six rated RB in the country Don Chaney Jr. from Belen Jesuit.

Parrish won’t wow you with measurables or dynamic runs.  That’s what you need at RB to be a heavyweight in recruiting cycles.  What Parrish does do on film is all the things you like to see out of a dependable running back.  While the fanbases love to see the explosive 80 yard runs,  the truth of the matter is that a guy that can move the sticks,  put you in manageable down and distance situations consistently plus catch the ball out of the backfield are as important.  This is exactly what Parrish brings to the table.  Playing in one of the toughest areas in the country in terms of high school football talent,  Parrish has managed to put together a pretty impressive highlight reel.

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Commit Quick: FSU Seminoles 2020 DB Isaiah Dunson

2020 cornerback prospect Isaiah Dunson from Tucker HS in Georgia committed to the Seminoles on August 23.  He is currently the 315th ranked prospect nationally,  26th ranked cornerback and 30th ranked player in the state of Georgia according to 247sports.  Tucker is a well known program in the state of Georgia that has a history of producing quality prospects.

Dunson has length at 6-2 and that shows up on film.  The first few clips on his junior highlight film feature him at wide receiver.  I have spoken on this in the past as it seems playing on the offensive side of the ball,  particularly at wide receiver,  can garner you a great deal of attention as a defensive back when it comes to getting ranked in high school.  One of the major reasons for that is because you will show up more on film at wide receiver.  It becomes easier to display your athletic skill when you have the ball in your hands.

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Commit Quick: Gators 2021 DB Clinton Burton Jr.

The Florida Gators recently picked up a commitment from St. Frances HS (Maryland) 2021 defensive back Clinton Burton Jr.  St. Frances gained attention down in the Sunshine State a couple of weeks ago when they handed perennial city of Miami power Central a 49-13 whipping in a nationally televised game.  St. Frances is the #1 ranked team in the country according to MaxPreps.

When you are a nationally ranked program like St. Frances,  it only stands to reason that many of the athletes on your team will get major attention and Burton has reaped the benefits of that.  Now firmly in his junior season,  Burton has collected 15 offers from some of the nations top programs like Alabama, Clemson, Michigan, Ohio St., Texas A&M and his choice,  Florida.  Here’s how I see this prospect.

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Looking at the Possible AP Top 10

The Clemson Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide lead the odds-boards to win the National Title again at the best sports betting sites.

We have to think that the Tigers and Tide get ranked No. 1 and No. 2.

The Georgia Bulldogs should get the No. 3 ranked spot. Some ballets put Ohio State No. 4 but I disagree. I think Michigan is a better team and now has the better coach. That said, Ohio State has a much easier schedule. However, the AP Polls should be based off of expected wins with relationship to the remaining schedule, it should be solely based on how powerful a team is. So, we put the Wolverines at the No. 4 spot.

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Ranking the Top 5 States for Elite Football Talent

By: Chad Wilson – Editor – GridironStuds Blog
Twitter: @GridironStuds

It’s that time of year.  The time of year where folks anxious for the football season to start begin ranking things related to football.  Lately,  I have seen a lot of rankings related to the states that produce the “most” football recruits and it had me wondering.  What states produce the most elite football talent in the country right now?  So I set out to do some research and found a few surprises.

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Hey Recruit, You’re Too Short. Now What Are You Going to Do About it?

(pictured: 5’9″ Andy Isabella who was the state 100m champ in high school and attended U.Mass. He was the 2nd round pick of the Arizona Cardinals)

By: Chad Wilson – Owner – GridironStuds.com
Twitter: @GridironStuds

We all have our deficiencies in life.  Pick someone and you can find one.  What separates the haves from the have nots or the successful from the not so successful is how they handle the setbacks that come from lacking that required ingredient.

Every recruiting cycle some recruits are left to deal with the fact that they did not receive offers or sign a scholarship.  Assuming that they were indeed talented enough,  the biggest reason for this happening is related to size and in particular,  lack of height.  Often times these recruits take to Twitter to express their disappointment, anger and displeasure with their situation.  What I have found during my time involved in the world of recruiting is that lack of height is a problem that for many,  has a solution if they are willing to tackle it.

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