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  1. Shadowlight

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    RB Fotis Kokosioulis ran a third best 4.5 4o at the recent Chicago Opening camp. A little small think Danny Woodhead but I have noticed at these camps that black kids prepare for in their diapers, rarely do the white guys run blazing 40 yard dashes so it is nice to see one near the top at least. There are a few more of these Opening camps left (more than half way through) but so far no white kid has registered anything faster than a 4.5 40 but again the 40 yard dash does not measure true speed as well as say the 60 yard dash but the media is silent on that score.
     
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    Ethan Bonner committed to Northwestern. Hopefully he stays at corner.
     
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    Coleton Beck finally got a BCS offer from Boston College!!
     
  4. Shadowlight

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    Bring back the old days when this stuff was easier to sort out. With guys like Devon Allen and Vic Wharton who look white at first glance but are actually mixed you know this is a tough chore. The guy in question is a WR out of Tennessee. The other day he posted the fastest 40 yard dash at the Cleveland edition of The Opening Nike football camp. His name is Michael Scruggs and if you punch up his name along with Riverdale high football team there is one picture with his helmet off. # 25. He has curly red hair and I am studying this picture and cannot come to a firm conclusion. Those two guys I mentioned above have made me jittery. Gun to my head I say all white but I am not positive. Any help?
     
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    Looks white to me however so did Vic Wharton.
     
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    Thanks for putting it up Dat. That is the picture I was referring to--yep the Vic Wharton scenario has messed me up.
     
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    His relations are all half black so your suspicions on Scruggs are correct
     
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    Red haried mulatto's, strange new world lol.
     
  9. Shadowlight

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    CRAP. Can't catch a break these days. Thanks for clearing it up Kaiser. And sorry for bringing the guy up and wasting people's time here.I should have known better. Things are bad enough so false hopes only make things worse. Back to the drawing board.
     
  10. Deceptive Speed

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    Whats your reference? Just wanna make sure.
     
  11. dolphins15

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    Shadow, I think Fotis Kokosioulis is Greek. Not 100% sure though. Either way he just got his first offer from Northern Illinois.
     
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    I would agree with that Dolphin. The only other choice would be Lithuanian but Fotis sounds like a Greek first name. Got to tell you along with the flame out above on that red headed dude I am bummed out about this years "The Opening Nike Camps. I swear it seems there is a bigger discrepancy between the top end 40 times of black players and white players than ever before. I know when you scale it down and weigh the amount of people participating it skews heavily in favor of the blacks but still I can't shake this idea that the blacks are getting faster while the whites are getting slower. Certainly early stage athletic development plays a role where white kids are conditioned--actually we are getting to the point where they are engineered-- not to run per say but it rankles me to no end. And again the 40 is a cheap way to test speed whereas say a 60 yard dash is more informative. Still I have been checking The Opening site results after every camp ( the Cleveland results are due soon) hoping and praying a white speedster emerges and I find nothing but blanks. Some of the white guys are scoring high on the Sparq meter but I want to see the speed first and foremost. I was hoping Jackson Gleeson 's name would pop up but he has yet to participate.
     
  13. dolphins15

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    Five more to watch.

    Evan Kasulones- Plays RB/WR for Highland High School in Ohio. He ran a 10.95 100M as a Sophomore. He won the 60M this year for the state of Ohio. Kid is really quick and fast. He currently has no offers. http://www.hudl.com/profile/4572663/evan-kasulones

    Ryan Diver- Plays RB for Glenbard West High School in Illinois. One of the better programs in the state. Very quick. Damn good player. He currently has no offers.

    Zane Alexander- Plays CB for Carl Albert High School in Oklahoma. They were State Champs. Has good speed and ball skills. He currently has no offers. http://www.hudl.com/profile/4395395/zane-alexander

    Jaxon Janke- Plays WR for Madison High School in South Dakota. They were State Champs and the #1 team in the state. He caught 34 balls for 758 yards and 11TDS. He was State Champ in the triple jump as a Sophomore. He currently has no offers. https://www.hudl.com/profile/4406387/jaxon-janke

    Keith Jones- Plays WR for San Clemente High School in California. They were State Champs. He caught 55 balls for 700yards and 10TDS. Has good size. good player. He currently has no offers. http://www.hudl.com/profile/5421233/keith-jones
     
  14. dolphins15

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    Shadow, I've been to one of the sparq combines before. One of my friends brother participated so I went to watch. My friends brother had a major D1(black kid) go with him. They had hundreds of kids waiting to participate and made them sit in the stands. My friends brother waited in concrete stands for 2 hours before he got to go down on the field. However his team mate and friend only waited about 10 minutes in the stands. Once the people running it knew he was there they called him out and let him skip everyone because he was a major D1 kid. Also you were only allowed to run 2 timed 40s. The D1 kid got to run the 40 6-7 times until he got the time he wanted. Although he was very talented this was not fair to everyone else at the sparq combine. I guess my point is these guys running this thing already have their mind made up and are really only running it for the few guy that already have the offers that come to the combine.
     
  15. Shadowlight

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    Dolphin thanks for the hard work of compiling possible prospects. I am always looking for the speed skill player( WR,RB,DB) and at times you unearth a guy who has genuine speed but does not show up at the big camps and too many times is ignored by the big schools. Case in point above you mention Evan Kasulones and he can really run. Yes he did win the big school high school 60 meter dash in Ohio no small feat!! But currently he has no offers which is a downer . From now on white guys with big time wheels I will refer to them as CASTE BUSTERS. Or just plain ole " he is a CB" and Kasulones fits the bill. Hope he sticks with football not track and ends up playing for a big school so we can enjoy watching him on Saturdays in the fall.
     
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    APB commits to NIU. Not really sure if he's 100% White. Some picks look like it and others not so sure.
     
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    I just noticed that you are referring to Fotis Kokosioulis who has terrific speed. He is Greek. Good get by NIU.
     
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    Awesome had my eye on that Job in Cincy.. Happy to hear and see Fickell hasn't completely sold out as a caste whore and is recruiting local Ohio talent to build his Bearcat roster with! 4 pale faces to start his 1st recruiting class is awesome.
     
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    No doubt, with "Urban" now heading OSU, there should be a plethora of untapped White talent available in that state. OSU just picked up their first White player for 2017 today, an OL (of course). So, places like Cincinnati, Miami (of Ohio), Bowling Green and Ohio U should be tapping into that. Solich would be wise to rethink his recent strategy of mining coal to fill his roster if he wants to keep the program from declining.
     
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    3 Star QB from '18 class native of Jacksonville in 6'3 190lb Carter Bradley. 11 offers to his name highlighted by: Wisconsin, Louisville, Indiana, Wyoming, and East Carolina. Supposedly he's leaning towards the Badgers but I hope he goes elsewhere. Badgers already have Jack Coan as true freshman, and Ben Bryant(Illinois) committed in '18 class.

    http://247sports.com/Player/Carter-Bradley-92247
     
  24. Heretic

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    For the life of me, I don't know why a White 4-star QB would de-commit from OU and sign with Texas under Herman. Herman already signed a 4-star dual-threat quotaback in his '18 class and it should be obvious to anyone that pays attention to college football that Herman is hard-Caste against White QBs, especially given his treatment of Buechele. Stoops is hard-Caste too, but is typically White-friendly at the QB position. Another bad move by a highly-recruited White player.
     
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    Dumbass move wasting his time at Texas under Herman. This kid will be transferring in a couple years.
     
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