Official visits are usually around 48 hours.
I wonder what our stopwatches said....
He doesn't look 4.5 fast to me but looks like a baller. Def had some athleticism in those runbacks....
Is he that 380 lb. running back?Shaun Kagawa will be taking a official visit to Georgia Tech starting on Tuesday.
He's from Hawaii... Signed with Army's prep school out of HS but didn't like it when he got there so he decided to leave...you have two years to leave without a transfer punishment. He then signed with SMU in February but something happened with that and he's back on the market again.
He tells me he's down to Wyoming, Hawaii and GT.
Georgia Tech hasn't offered yet but he says he was told that we would offer during his visit.
Kinda reminds me of a smaller Dawan Landry.
Super physical, and excels at playing close to the LOS. Don't think he's a 4.5 guy (yet)...but has adequate speed for this level. Fans get blinded by the 4.3-4.4 talk that they forget not many people run that. 4.5 is pretty darn fast for any level of football.
I'm not basing it on 4.5; I'm basing my judgement on the fact that on almost every long run, he's being overtaken by someone. That's high school competition he's facing and the competition at Tech and vs our opponents will only be faster and stronger.
I think the kid's a good player but I wouldn't be telling the truth if I didn't say that I have a concern about his speed relative to other people on the field.
I agree. Does seem like he gets run down a lot...something you don't like to see on highlight films. Recruits on this level should usually be one of the fastest if not the fastest player on the field in his tape. Even on his Army prep tape it doesn't seem like he's one of the faster guys on the field. Just my opinion.
You are probably right on long haul runs as his top end seems to flatten out. However, his short bursts are quick. I almost believe a 4.5 in the 40 with his good start but probably in the 11s in the 100. What I saw on the tape was a game savvy, instinctive, tough football player with ball awareness and more than adequate closing speed. As a yardstick he is faster than Godhigh and much faster than Lothridge, a couple of pretty fair ballplayers.
I once played with a DB whose best time in the 100 yds was 11.3 but I never saw anybody beat him in a 30 yd burst. He caught the fastest RB in the state (and later GT track star) from the back on a breakaway twice in one game with that short burst. I like this player because he has "natural" instincts that cannot be taught.
Dwyer was a 4.55 guy but get him loose past 30 or 40 yds and he pulled away from almost everybody.