GT adds a walk-on QB

takethepoints

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I, for one, thought Tech should have given Godhigh a scholarship out of high school. He was one of the best kick return specialists in the country and we had slots open.

And I wouldn't be too sure of Griffin and Jordan – or even JT and TB – being all that far ahead of him. He's been running the system longer then any of our QB candidates, you know. I have a good friend whose kids go to Marist. He says this young man is the cat's pajamas when it comes to running the O. Pure athletic ability is another question.
 

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I'm totally confused. Are those highlights really from 2012 or was that a typo on the site?

Not sure why we all go gaga over walk-on types. Godhigh was the exception, not the rule. If any walk-on QB sees time for us we're in big trouble IJ7.

You missed my point. Oh well.
 

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Robbie Godhigh is not the only walk-on to make a difference at GT. There have been a few others. Maybe not to the extent of RG but I would put PJ Daniels in that category. A walk-on can make a difference just like any other player. When I look at a "walk-on" player, I just see a young man that is part of a football team, not a walk-on. I don't care if the kid got a schollie or not. He runs the flex and wing well. This could prove useful.
 

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Would not surprise me at all to see this kid come in and grab PT from JT or TB due to his experience running the flex and wing.
I don't care if the kid got a schollie or not. He runs the flex and wing well. This could prove useful.

Now you're backtracking from your original argument. Yes walk ons have panned out well for us in the past, but for every success story you list there's numerous unnamed others who showed up to practice, took there licks, then went on and graduated without touching the field. To suggest a walk on freshmen comes in and gets playing time is asinine at best.
 

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Now you're backtracking from your original argument. Yes walk ons have panned out well for us in the past, but for every success story you list there's numerous unnamed others who showed up to practice, took there licks, then went on and graduated without touching the field. To suggest a walk on freshmen comes in and gets playing time is asinine at best.

Can you explain how that is backtracking? o_O

I think he can come in and get PT due to his experience in the flex and wing. I think this could prove useful (His experience running the flex and wing).
 

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You missed my point. Oh well.

Hey, I want to understand. Didn't mean my comment as a slight. I'm not a supreme X's and O's guy so maybe I'm confused by what you mean.

I just don't think a walk-on should be beating out any of our QB's (I feel the same about Byerly, by the way).
 

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Hey, I want to understand. Didn't mean my comment as a slight. I'm not a supreme X's and O's guy so maybe I'm confused by what you mean.

I just don't think a walk-on should be beating out any of our QB's (I feel the same about Byerly, by the way).

I was just trying to suggest that by running this offense in HS it could play to an advantage for him (i.e. PT) due to grasping the timing of our offense quicker/more efficient.

My bad for misunderstanding your response.
 

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I just don't think a walk-on should be beating out any of our QB's (I feel the same about Byerly, by the way).

After re-reading what you said, you make a good point. Its probably not a good sign. But stranger things have happened.
 
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Found a longer highlight film on youtube. Goes over highlights from each game. Looks like a pretty good ballplayer. Doesnt have a lot of zip on his passes but seems to have good touch. His wr's could have helped him out a little more on some of his passes. Looks to run the TO very well though.
 

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Marist runs the same offense starting in 7th grade. The same goes for the basketball team. More often than not you'll find that the 7th, 8th, and 9th grade teams get beat up and down the field...however, by the time they're JV or Varisty, the offense is so ingrained..it becomes muscle memory and they can perform it at a high level. frankly i was surprised that Cooper Taylor didn't get more looks at the offense. He had the speed, played QB at Marist, and clearly had the size...

But i digress, it's a nice advantage starting your athletes in your system in 7th grade as it leaves plenty of time to learn nuances.
 

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It sounded like you were backtracking because you initially said you think he comes in and gets PT to him being useful. Hey maybe this kid turns out to be a late bloomer who tears it up, but as of now I see this as just a depth move and nothing more. If he gets PT I will eat crow
 

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I have watched both the 2012 and 2013 highlight tapes and will offer this: He will be the least athletic kid we have on the depth chart at QB. I have doubts about his arm strength, although I like how catchable and careful his throws are. With that said, this kid really really knows how to run this offense. He is already better in that department than anybody we have put on the field in the CPJ era. His eyes are always in the right place and he has a great feel for the MESH. Most of his highlights were keeps after the first read. I would like to have seen more pitch reads. For those who couldn't stand Tevin, I'm not sure how much you will like this kid. He might even be slower than TW, in fact, I think he may actually be, but he has good vision, makes great reads, sells his fakes really well, and can make some people miss. Obviously his instincts and sense of anticipation, running our O, are very good. If nothing else, I think he will help some of the other guys get better.
 

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Boomergump - I would agree on the speed factor - he is listed at 4.5 - only with a strong wind at his back. But, yeah, he can run the offense.
And if he never gets beyond scout team, he will be a valuable member of, and contribute to, the team.
This is a win win for both GT and Chase.
 

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Found a longer highlight film on youtube. Goes over highlights from each game. Looks like a pretty good ballplayer. Doesnt have a lot of zip on his passes but seems to have good touch. His wr's could have helped him out a little more on some of his passes. Looks to run the TO very well though.

After watching this film, I felt like I had watched the second coming of Billy Lothridge. Furman Bisher once wrote that Billy the Kid ran like he was looking for a good place to fall down. Thing is, Billy won games by running, passing, kicking, and punting...but mostly by determination. Hope this kid can be like Billy.
 
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