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HS rankings

Ricky Slade, 5* HS recruit, VA Gator Aid POTY, WP All-Met, No. 1 all-purpose running back in the country, No. 1 player regardless of position in the state of Virginia transfers from PSU to ODU? Neither Tech nor UVA had any interest in him after he entered the TP. Yes, he reunites w/his PSU OC but ODU which is rebuilding after a 1-11 season? Slade will sit out 2020 and if he's still around, we'll see him in 2021 and 2022 and show him he should have stayed home. What is it w/these VA kids who are enamored by PSU. My local HS, Annandale, won back-to-back SC's in 1993 and 1994 behind Mo Daniels who was also a Gator Aid POTY. Rumor has it that Tech was his 2nd choice but he signed w/PSU where he was under-sized for PSU's system and spent most of his career on ST's. However, had he played for Tech, he would have been a perfect fit for Bud. Anyway, I remain skeptical about HS rankings. Kids develop at different rates. Slade was probably more developed than other kids his age, maybe he even was a year older than his peers (as was the case w/that UVA QB, Peter ?) But CFB levels the playing field and the advantages he enjoyed in HS didn't follow him to SC. Overrated? Maybe but apparently he has some disciplinary issues @ PSU too.

Posted: 06/28/2020 at 12:59PM


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