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2021 Recruiting Class Countdown: #15-11

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Lance Roffers

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I have been watching Brinson play at Traz since 10th grade. IMHO, Brinson is legitimately tall and very fast. Brinson has a knack for making big plays. He attacks the ball. IMHO, Brinson is one of the best WRs in Florida, maybe the entire country. I see him as a freshman who could play right away.

Brinson is an early enrollee. Maybe I am wrong, but we will see what he can do this Spring and Fall
Brinson ended up not enrolling early. I’d be surprised if he plays.

Anyone who makes a list knows it’s going to get pushback. It’s just how it goes.

I hope he’s the best player in the history of our program when it’s all said and done and every time I post another list people point to the Brinson eval with the Nelson ha ha gif.
 

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Brinson ended up not enrolling early. I’d be surprised if he plays.

Anyone who makes a list knows it’s going to get pushback. It’s just how it goes.

I hope he’s the best player in the history of our program when it’s all said and done and every time I post another list people point to the Brinson eval with the Nelson ha ha gif.
Understood. I could be wrong, as I have been wrong before, but Brinson looked special to me.

For example, I just remember going to watch Northwestern when Brinson was a sophomore, wearing #80. Northwestern had a great defense that year, and very little on offense. Max Edwards was having a tough season because that was before the FSHAA realignment, so northwestern had to go through the Traz Powell gauntlet to make it to the State Championship. Northwestern started the season 5-5, but they played good defense.

Then, out of nowhere, I started seeing this #80 making big plays and Northwestern went on a run to win the State Championship. At that point, I knew #80 was a special player. On the level of Amari Cooper, Eli Rogers and other great MNW WRs.

Brinson’s next two seasons were more of the same. Brinson changed his jersey to #1, but he made a ton of special plays, and big plays just looked easy to him. He burned D-1 CBs every week. IMHO, No CB could shut him down, even when Northwestern’s offense struggled.
 

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Understood. I could be wrong, as I have been wrong before, but Brinson looked special to me.

For example, I just remember going to watch Northwestern when Brinson was a sophomore, wearing #80. Northwestern had a great defense that year, and very little on offense. Max Edwards was having a tough season because that was before the FSHAA realignment, so northwestern had to go through the Traz Powell gauntlet to make it to the State Championship. Northwestern started the season 5-5, but they played good defense.

Then, out of nowhere, I started seeing this #80 making big plays and Northwestern went on a run to win the State Championship. At that point, I knew #80 was a special player. On the level of Amari Cooper, Eli Rogers and other great MNW WRs.

Brinson’s next two seasons were more of the same. Brinson changed his jersey to #1, but he made a ton of special plays, and big plays just looked easy to him. He burned D-1 CBs every week. IMHO, No CB could shut him down, even when Northwestern’s offense struggled.
Keep in mind I gave him a 7. He’s going to be a good college WR I believe.

It’s a good WR group. Still missing the guy I see as an Amari Cooper, Jerry Jeudy, Julio Jones.
 

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It cannot be the case that Brinson and Smith are both 9+ kids on a scale of 1-10. Call them what you want. They're both top 30 WR recruits in the country. FSU and Clemson signed WRs higher rated on 247. The word 'potential' may confuse people in the number ranking here but just step back and think about it. What's the chance that each of those guys is a NFL draft pick? 50%? Less probably. They're 7-8s, not 9-10s.

I was talking about Chase Smith in this case. Though I also think Brashard is a 9. I’m a little off everyone else’s reads this year though. I like Chase more than JW so maybe I’m not calibrating correctly as you point out.

Lance’s observation on Brinson not being the go to receiver does have me concerned. But when I saw his highlights, I thought I was watching an Ahmmon clone. It’s hard not being present at games to get the best read. But from HUDL, my eyes tell me the kid has potential to be special, as do both Smiths.
 
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