Offensive Line: Signees and Returnees!

Offensive Line: Signees and Returnees!

imurcane
http://canesinsight.com/showthread.php?6009-Let-s-talk-Twenty-Twelve-Offensive-Line

If interested above is the write-up I did on the offensive line back in December. The focus was primarily what we have coming back, though I touched on a few departures. Now it is time to turn our focus to our most recent signees and speculate as to how they might integrate into the team and ultimately impact our season.

We have three signees. Ereck Flowers, Danny Isidora, and Taylor Gadbois.

Here is an intro for Ereck! Quick interview.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLRwe3pzxMk&feature=related

Little game action and lifting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PcCh__K1Ls

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j28Ot78O2sA

Here is an intro for Danny! Quick interview.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmuPKV8O_KU&feature=related

Here is a little action of Danny’s junior year, and other action.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHjhvWzzzRU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIvBNLOF1Mc

There isn’t much video of Taylor out there. But here is what I found. It is from his senior year in high school, I believe. Keep in mind he did spend a season a Fork Union Military Prep School.

http://recruiting.scout.com/2/1017531.html

Let me address the 700lb guerrilla in the room, Kehoe and Swasey have a huge job to do. Quite frankly I am nervous for Al Golden and his Hurricanes given recent history and track records. But here we are. Rather than rehash an old article let’s just jump in.

These guys look like our starting five provided they are healthy heading into spring and work hard.

Tackles- Henderson and Feliciano
Guards- Linder and Bunche
Center- McDermott

I expect there to be fierce competition along the OL. On the one hand I feel very dismissive of the three signees we have coming in. Ofcourse, like any good drama, that would be foolish to do. First of all, we have two of the three signees on campus now. If you looked at Ereck’s weight lifting video you aren’t likely to be impressed. It was only 3 plates on each side which is only 315lbs. Yes I saw the other small plate that looked like a 5 or 10 pounder, so yeah Ill bump that 1 press to 325. He needs to get stronger, but guess what . . . he is on campus now. Taylor is a year out of high school. While I don’t have any footage of him in the weight room, I’ll tell you from firsthand knowledge that the year in between hs and college is huge in development. I fully expect Taylor to have gotten bigger and stronger over the last 9 months since graduating high school. The bottom line in my eye’s is simple. We have a guy a year removed from high school that from all accounts is a nasty mofo with a mean streak. Ereck passes the eye ball test, and being on campus now is so important. Graduating early also indicates he has ambition and intelligence! Those are two great traits to have. I know Coach Golden needed some guys to come early, but he didn’t need just anyone coming early. He has two OL in early. Can they come in and help? I think the picture will be clearer come the end of spring ball, but I won’t be surprised to see one of these two get a little burn this year even if we stay healthy. If we have any injuries these two may play more than expected or desired! I expect Danny to redshirt simply because OL is traditionally a tough spot to play early.
What do you all think about the returning line and our three new signees?
 

Comments (9)

Agreed, imur, would love to see Isidora redshirt. He can help us early in his career once he reshapes his body.
 
The lifting one was not good. Should bench your weight abunch of times out of high school.
Gadbois looks to be the best right now, because of mean streak.
The cypress bay kid looks slow on the pull, and I saw a video once, where he looked really bottom heavy. Heavy legs and ass. Needs to lose a lot of weight.
 
We need a Leon Searcy, Eric Winston, Bryant McKinnie type player on the OL. This is is Seantrel's chance to add his name to that list, along with Linder.

We'll be breaking in a new starting QB, so the OL needs to step up.
 
I expect Taylor to be vicious. His high school Coach is a legend. I believe he got in trouble a few years ago after an altercation with a player. He turned EPHS from one of the worst programs in the state 10 years ago to one of the best when he got there 6 or 7 years ago. OL are rarely ready to step in and contribute, so we really need Henderson and Feliciano to be our guys. I am also interested to see how Bunche is doing. I remember he was suppose to be some mega health nut gym rat. Time for him to deliver.
 
The lifting one was not good. Should bench your weight abunch of times out of high school.
Gadbois looks to be the best right now, because of mean streak.
The cypress bay kid looks slow on the pull, and I saw a video once, where he looked really bottom heavy. Heavy legs and ass. Needs to lose a lot of weight.

Did you attend JuiceCreek?
 
Nice post, but way too much emphasis being placed on a :26 youtube clip of him benching.

I actually saw him this weekend. Unlike a lot of OL recruits, kid is fairly solidly built. Very little baby fat.
 

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