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Signing a basketball player as a TE?

Postby FunnGun » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:18 pm

Signing Day commentary | Hoops love making Braden River's Young think twice about football offer from UF

Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2013/02/06/438 ... rylink=cpy


To the 6-foot-6, 260-pound Young, it's a complex issue.

The apple of his eye is basketball. It's a relationship he just can't escape. He has been going steady with basketball ever since he was old enough to tie his own sneakers.

Football didn't come along until his junior year of high school, when he was talked into playing the offensive line.

Young said Gators head coach Will Muschamp personally made the offer this past weekend when Young visited Gainesville. He also has offers to play football at Purdue, Missouri, FAU and FIU.

But here's an even bigger caveat: Florida wants him to play tight end.

"Coach Muschamp and the tight ends coach told me that last weekend," Young said.

What's the holdup?

Young has an offer to play basketball at Division II Eckerd College.

Florida football.

Eckerd basketball.

Are we really having this conversation?

"I just don't know," Young says.

Florida's tight end last

season, Jordan Reed, is leaving school for the NFL draft.

Florida has the third-ranked recruiting class, according to Rivals.com, with two five-star and 13 four-star verbal commitments.

The list does not include a tight end.

Young could be that guy. He is big and athletic and, through basketball, has shown a soft set of hands. It's surely a reason Muschamp offered him. The Gators like to use the tight end in their passing game.

Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2013/02/06/438 ... rylink=cpy
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Re: Signing a basketball player as a TE?

Postby WobbleGator » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:23 pm

I see no problem with signing one project recruit.
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Re: Signing a basketball player as a TE?

Postby FunnGun » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:26 pm

I'd be nice to sign a tightend. It's not like the conversion has never been done before but it's still a gamble. If anything he's big enough to block right now.
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Re: Signing a basketball player as a TE?

Postby WobbleGator » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:29 pm

He can't be any worse at catching a football as Burton is. :lol:
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Re: Signing a basketball player as a TE?

Postby FunnGun » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:33 pm

I've never seen him, but he most certainly is a better passer. :lol:
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Re: Signing a basketball player as a TE?

Postby Leroy Jenkins » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:34 pm

I thought he was talking about TE Burton..not swiss army knife Burton. Hmmm...
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Re: Signing a basketball player as a TE?

Postby FunnGun » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:39 pm

I haven't had time today but has anyone looked at a Miami or FSU board today? I'm sure there are some quality meltdowns going on.
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Re: Signing a basketball player as a TE?

Postby WobbleGator » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:43 pm

Leroy Jenkins wrote:I thought he was talking about TE Burton..not swiss army knife Burton. Hmmm...

Correct. I was talking about Clay Burton.
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Re: Signing a basketball player as a TE?

Postby Homer J » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:56 pm

WobbleGator wrote:I see no problem with signing one project recruit.



Especially when they're 6'6" 260 lbs.

This is the one position that we didn't get a recruit for but we have four on our roster with one more possible (I think Staver will be switched).
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Re: Signing a basketball player as a TE?

Postby Coach9 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:26 pm

Could be an interesting project. Anyone know what kind of speed the kid has. Or is he going to grow into more of an inline TE, already 260.
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Re: Signing a basketball player as a TE?

Postby URGatorBait » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:50 pm

Coach9 wrote:Could be an interesting project. Anyone know what kind of speed the kid has. Or is he going to grow into more of an inline TE, already 260.



ESPN has him listed at 6'5" 265 lbs. 3 Star but no other stats.

He is showing offers from

FIU
FAU
Iowa State
Purdue
Tenn State
and
Western Kentucky

Nothing about Florida

And they also have him listed as an Offensive Tackle.
http://espn.go.com/college-sports/football/recruiting/player/_/id/165523/trevon-young

Rivals has him also as a 3 star
6'5" 274 lbs

With High interest in and offers from

UF
FIU

Rivals too has him listed as an Offensive Tackle
http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Trevon-Young-140752

Scout.com
Has him listed as an Offensive Tackle and a Defensive tackle
6'5" 265 lbs 3 star

High interest in
FIU
Missouri

With offers from
FIU
FAU
Hawaii
Iowa State
Memphis
Purdue
Western Kentucky

They also show interest in, but no offers from

Missouri
UF
USF
UCF

http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=8&c=1&nid=6296547
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Re: Signing a basketball player as a TE?

Postby BMF » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:54 pm

The Young I'd like to see in a football uniform is Patric! He'd be amazing!

This kid can play college b-ball at 6'6 260....but probably not at UF, unless he's a walkon. Charles Barkley is one of the only players that size who ever had much, long term, success. He'll be 270+ within a year or two of getting into the weight program, unless he's way overweight - like Demetri Hill or Haslem was.
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Re: Signing a basketball player as a TE?

Postby Ancient Reptile » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:58 pm

Losing a recruit to my wife's alma mater is an outrage! I say an outrage. It will be all over the internet: "UF loses recruit to Eckerd!"
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Re: Signing a basketball player as a TE?

Postby GatorKen » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:13 pm

How is that even a choice? He can play both sports possibly? If he is a talent at Basketball then maybe he's heard our team is pretty good and in the national spotlight a bit more than Eckerd.
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Re: Signing a basketball player as a TE?

Postby URGatorBait » Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:21 pm

GatorKen wrote:How is that even a choice? He can play both sports possibly? If he is a talent at Basketball then maybe he's heard our team is pretty good and in the national spotlight a bit more than Eckerd.



Unless he really wants to play basketball more, and he's been told there may or may not be any place for him on the basketball team, and that even if he walked on, he may never see playing time.

That said.....with someone of that size, you think he'd be a brick wall under the basket.
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Re: Signing a basketball player as a TE?

Postby BMF » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:43 am

The fact that Eckerd is his only basketball option is telling. There are a ton of mediocre/bad D1 schools that have 6'5, 6'6 front courts such as: JU, Stetson, Florida Gulf Coast, etc. He should take the UF offer!
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Re: Signing a basketball player as a TE?

Postby williston_gator » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:17 pm

OnlyGators.com ‏@onlygators
RT @AnjuliLohn: Quick update to my #signingday story....Trevon Young's football coach told me he's going with the #Gators!
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Re: Signing a basketball player as a TE?

Postby Mr. Eko » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:19 pm

BMF wrote:The fact that Eckerd is his only basketball option is telling. There are a ton of mediocre/bad D1 schools that have 6'5, 6'6 front courts such as: JU, Stetson, Florida Gulf Coast, etc. He should take the UF offer!



You act as if you are immune to the Eckerd College charisma. Like Alabama, they claim 44 Billion National Championships, but theirs are in the DSL (Drug Store League). They DID upset Wal-green's in the finals just last year.
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Re: Signing a basketball player as a TE?

Postby FunnGun » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:58 pm

williston_gator wrote:OnlyGators.com ‏@onlygators
RT @AnjuliLohn: Quick update to my #signingday story....Trevon Young's football coach told me he's going with the #Gators!

:cool: The more I've seen of him the more I like him. He's a project but he's a very good athlete for big man.
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Re: Signing a basketball player as a TE?

Postby WobbleGator » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:02 pm

FunnGun wrote:
williston_gator wrote:OnlyGators.com ‏@onlygators
RT @AnjuliLohn: Quick update to my #signingday story....Trevon Young's football coach told me he's going with the #Gators!

:cool: The more I've seen of him the more I like him. He's a project but he's a very good athlete for big man.

Hope it works out well for him.
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