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Joshua Williams commit

Post by BigBlueDart » June 9th, 2021, 5:27 pm

Is this a new one, or am I just behind the times?

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Re: Joshua Williams commit

Post by aggies22 » June 9th, 2021, 6:26 pm

He's new. Within the hour.
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Re: Joshua Williams commit

Post by slcagg » June 9th, 2021, 7:58 pm

Awesome. OLB per his Twitter. Class is filling up.

22 is there a 247 page yet for him?



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Re: Joshua Williams commit

Post by aggies22 » June 9th, 2021, 8:46 pm

slcagg wrote:
June 9th, 2021, 7:58 pm
Awesome. OLB per his Twitter. Class is filling up.

22 is there a 247 page yet for him?
I don't believe so.



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Post by MWCFAN12 » June 9th, 2021, 10:22 pm

Hopefully the coaching staff had done a complete back ground check of this kid. Would hate to find out down the road that he pushed a hurdle over in anger and took off his jersey before he left the field.
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Re: Joshua Williams commit

Post by ineptimusprime » June 10th, 2021, 6:39 am

I hope this dude is good, and this isn’t a comment about this particular guy, but we seem to be accepting commits from A LOT more of the “diamonds in the rough” types this year with no other D1 offers. Yes, you have your Bobby Wagners and Jordan Loves, but generally, you want to be landing guys that your peer schools want.

I am somewhat concerned about this.



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Re: Joshua Williams commit

Post by 2004AG » June 10th, 2021, 7:09 am

ineptimusprime wrote:
June 10th, 2021, 6:39 am
I hope this dude is good, and this isn’t a comment about this particular guy, but we seem to be accepting commits from A LOT more of the “diamonds in the rough” types this year with no other D1 offers. Yes, you have your Bobby Wagners and Jordan Loves, but generally, you want to be landing guys that your peer schools want.

I am somewhat concerned about this.
Especially this early in the process.



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Re: Joshua Williams commit

Post by slcagg » June 10th, 2021, 8:03 am

2004AG wrote:
June 10th, 2021, 7:09 am
ineptimusprime wrote:
June 10th, 2021, 6:39 am
I hope this dude is good, and this isn’t a comment about this particular guy, but we seem to be accepting commits from A LOT more of the “diamonds in the rough” types this year with no other D1 offers. Yes, you have your Bobby Wagners and Jordan Loves, but generally, you want to be landing guys that your peer schools want.

I am somewhat concerned about this.
Especially this early in the process.
I think these are valid concerns. I will say that ken
Moore was a kid who didn’t have a lot of offers when he committed and since his commitment he has picked up several comparable offers. Hope we can hold on to him.



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Re: Joshua Williams commit

Post by aggies22 » June 10th, 2021, 8:30 am

ineptimusprime wrote:
June 10th, 2021, 6:39 am
I hope this dude is good, and this isn’t a comment about this particular guy, but we seem to be accepting commits from A LOT more of the “diamonds in the rough” types this year with no other D1 offers. Yes, you have your Bobby Wagners and Jordan Loves, but generally, you want to be landing guys that your peer schools want.

I am somewhat concerned about this.
Josh doesn't have a lot of offers at OLB because he is new to the position. He had been playing QB but made the move to defense because that would be his best bet to play college ball.
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Re: Joshua Williams commit

Post by FL350Aggie » June 10th, 2021, 8:44 am

quote=aggies22 post_id=725566 time=1623335437 user_id=233]
ineptimusprime wrote:
June 10th, 2021, 6:39 am
I hope this dude is good, and this isn’t a comment about this particular guy, but we seem to be accepting commits from A LOT more of the “diamonds in the rough” types this year with no other D1 offers. Yes, you have your Bobby Wagners and Jordan Loves, but generally, you want to be landing guys that your peer schools want.

I am somewhat concerned about this.
Josh doesn't have a lot of offers at OLB because he is new to the position. He had been playing QB but made the move to defense because that would be his best bet to play college ball.
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Good to hear. I also read he's 6-2, 200 pounds and runs a 4.54....definitely can work with that!
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Re: Joshua Williams commit

Post by USU78 » June 10th, 2021, 8:50 am

aggies22 wrote:
June 10th, 2021, 8:30 am
ineptimusprime wrote:
June 10th, 2021, 6:39 am
I hope this dude is good, and this isn’t a comment about this particular guy, but we seem to be accepting commits from A LOT more of the “diamonds in the rough” types this year with no other D1 offers. Yes, you have your Bobby Wagners and Jordan Loves, but generally, you want to be landing guys that your peer schools want.

I am somewhat concerned about this.
Josh doesn't have a lot of offers at OLB because he is new to the position. He had been playing QB but made the move to defense because that would be his best bet to play college ball.
GA, while at the ewe, got a pretty good DL out of a HS QB, as I recall.


You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

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Re: Joshua Williams commit

Post by aggies22 » June 10th, 2021, 9:10 am

USU78 wrote:
June 10th, 2021, 8:50 am
aggies22 wrote:
June 10th, 2021, 8:30 am
ineptimusprime wrote:
June 10th, 2021, 6:39 am
I hope this dude is good, and this isn’t a comment about this particular guy, but we seem to be accepting commits from A LOT more of the “diamonds in the rough” types this year with no other D1 offers. Yes, you have your Bobby Wagners and Jordan Loves, but generally, you want to be landing guys that your peer schools want.

I am somewhat concerned about this.
Josh doesn't have a lot of offers at OLB because he is new to the position. He had been playing QB but made the move to defense because that would be his best bet to play college ball.
GA, while at the ewe, got a pretty good DL out of a HS QB, as I recall.
Paul Kruger. He ended up in the NFL.
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Re: Joshua Williams commit

Post by thegreendalegelf » June 10th, 2021, 9:17 am

ineptimusprime wrote:
June 10th, 2021, 6:39 am
I hope this dude is good, and this isn’t a comment about this particular guy, but we seem to be accepting commits from A LOT more of the “diamonds in the rough” types this year with no other D1 offers. Yes, you have your Bobby Wagners and Jordan Loves, but generally, you want to be landing guys that your peer schools want.

I am somewhat concerned about this.
I think one thing could be just finding these guys first. Being the first school to give a kid attention could be what it takes to get a kid to come to USU over other peer schools. Saying "We have known you would be this since day 1" may be the difference between getting a kid and not getting them. I have no issues with being the first to offer/accept the commit, so long as we know that we want the kid.
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Re: Joshua Williams commit

Post by aggies22 » June 10th, 2021, 9:27 am

thegreendalegelf wrote:
June 10th, 2021, 9:17 am
ineptimusprime wrote:
June 10th, 2021, 6:39 am
I hope this dude is good, and this isn’t a comment about this particular guy, but we seem to be accepting commits from A LOT more of the “diamonds in the rough” types this year with no other D1 offers. Yes, you have your Bobby Wagners and Jordan Loves, but generally, you want to be landing guys that your peer schools want.

I am somewhat concerned about this.
I think one thing could be just finding these guys first. Being the first school to give a kid attention could be what it takes to get a kid to come to USU over other peer schools. Saying "We have known you would be this since day 1" may be the difference between getting a kid and not getting them. I have no issues with being the first to offer/accept the commit, so long as we know that we want the kid.
We've recruited him pretty hard.



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Re: Joshua Williams commit

Post by BustaMcNutt » June 10th, 2021, 9:28 am

thegreendalegelf wrote:
June 10th, 2021, 9:17 am
ineptimusprime wrote:
June 10th, 2021, 6:39 am
I hope this dude is good, and this isn’t a comment about this particular guy, but we seem to be accepting commits from A LOT more of the “diamonds in the rough” types this year with no other D1 offers. Yes, you have your Bobby Wagners and Jordan Loves, but generally, you want to be landing guys that your peer schools want.

I am somewhat concerned about this.
I think one thing could be just finding these guys first. Being the first school to give a kid attention could be what it takes to get a kid to come to USU over other peer schools. Saying "We have known you would be this since day 1" may be the difference between getting a kid and not getting them. I have no issues with being the first to offer/accept the commit, so long as we know that we want the kid.
I agree. A lot of guys having been gaining more and more interest. I’m actually worried about keeping a lot of them over the next 6-8 months.



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Re: Joshua Williams commit

Post by thegreendalegelf » June 10th, 2021, 9:32 am

BustaMcNutt wrote:
June 10th, 2021, 9:28 am
thegreendalegelf wrote:
June 10th, 2021, 9:17 am
ineptimusprime wrote:
June 10th, 2021, 6:39 am
I hope this dude is good, and this isn’t a comment about this particular guy, but we seem to be accepting commits from A LOT more of the “diamonds in the rough” types this year with no other D1 offers. Yes, you have your Bobby Wagners and Jordan Loves, but generally, you want to be landing guys that your peer schools want.

I am somewhat concerned about this.
I think one thing could be just finding these guys first. Being the first school to give a kid attention could be what it takes to get a kid to come to USU over other peer schools. Saying "We have known you would be this since day 1" may be the difference between getting a kid and not getting them. I have no issues with being the first to offer/accept the commit, so long as we know that we want the kid.
I agree. A lot of guys having been gaining more and more interest. I’m actually worried about keeping a lot of them over the next 6-8 months.
I'm right there with you. Holding onto some of these guys should be easier than trying to win them over in the fall but it still isn't a guarantee. Hopefully we can get some good wins/competitive play and fun crowds at the Mav to help keep them in Logan.



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Re: Joshua Williams commit

Post by ViAggie » June 10th, 2021, 9:40 am

Nice pick up


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Post by 3rdGenAggie » June 10th, 2021, 10:03 am

Here's the thing. He didn't say he was 100% (or more) committed to USU...... :joking:


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Re: Joshua Williams commit

Post by IdaAg93 » June 10th, 2021, 10:28 am

ineptimusprime wrote:
June 10th, 2021, 6:39 am
I hope this dude is good, and this isn’t a comment about this particular guy, but we seem to be accepting commits from A LOT more of the “diamonds in the rough” types this year with no other D1 offers. Yes, you have your Bobby Wagners and Jordan Loves, but generally, you want to be landing guys that your peer schools want.

I am somewhat concerned about this.
We have a load of D1 peeps who are P5 transfers. I think they are players that our peers would take anytime. I believe we are in great shape. This is a good pick up. Speed and athletic.



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Re: Joshua Williams commit

Post by OrangeCountyAggie » June 10th, 2021, 3:37 pm

aggies22 wrote:
June 10th, 2021, 9:27 am
thegreendalegelf wrote:
June 10th, 2021, 9:17 am
ineptimusprime wrote:
June 10th, 2021, 6:39 am
I hope this dude is good, and this isn’t a comment about this particular guy, but we seem to be accepting commits from A LOT more of the “diamonds in the rough” types this year with no other D1 offers. Yes, you have your Bobby Wagners and Jordan Loves, but generally, you want to be landing guys that your peer schools want.

I am somewhat concerned about this.
I think one thing could be just finding these guys first. Being the first school to give a kid attention could be what it takes to get a kid to come to USU over other peer schools. Saying "We have known you would be this since day 1" may be the difference between getting a kid and not getting them. I have no issues with being the first to offer/accept the commit, so long as we know that we want the kid.
We've recruited him pretty hard.
I wonder (without having any insight whatsoever on this or our other recent recruits) if many of these kids might have gotten high P5 offers in previous years but are not this year due to the prevalence of the transfer portal and the limited number of open scholarships? Might explain why kids are committing quickly.



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Re: Joshua Williams commit

Post by ineptimusprime » June 10th, 2021, 7:14 pm

I will also add the caveat that if these are the guys the coaches want here, I am going to trust their judgment until proven otherwise.



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Re: Joshua Williams commit

Post by aggies22 » June 10th, 2021, 8:30 pm

ineptimusprime wrote:
June 10th, 2021, 7:14 pm
I will also add the caveat that if these are the guys the coaches want here, I am going to trust their judgment until proven otherwise.
This coaching staff has done a helluva lot more right than not so far. I'm trusting them with this one!



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Post by newhouse9 » June 10th, 2021, 9:33 pm

This kid looks like he will become an elite player. I love this commitment.



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Post by aggies22 » June 11th, 2021, 10:00 am

If I remember correctly, the last QB turned linebacker we took was Dave Woodward.
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Post by slcagg » June 11th, 2021, 10:07 am

aggies22 wrote:
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If I remember correctly, the last QB turned linebacker we took was Dave Woodward.
And before that fackrell
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Re: Joshua Williams commit

Post by aggies22 » June 11th, 2021, 10:09 am

slcagg wrote:
June 11th, 2021, 10:07 am
aggies22 wrote:
June 11th, 2021, 10:00 am
If I remember correctly, the last QB turned linebacker we took was Dave Woodward.
And before that fackrell
Good call bro! True story!



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Re: Joshua Williams commit

Post by USU78 » June 11th, 2021, 11:17 am

Stevie Smith was also a QB, though of course all 5'2 of him was better suited as a slot receiver.


You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

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Post by AggiePT » June 11th, 2021, 11:57 am

Didn't we have a Basketball player recently that used to play QB??? Something about 60 yards?? No, that can't be right. Never mind.
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Re: Joshua Williams commit

Post by aggies22 » June 11th, 2021, 6:38 pm

USU78 wrote:
June 11th, 2021, 11:17 am
Stevie Smith was also a QB, though of course all 5'2 of him was better suited as a slot receiver.
That dude was so damn fast.
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Re: Joshua Williams commit

Post by Winkie » June 12th, 2021, 8:43 pm

thegreendalegelf wrote:
June 10th, 2021, 9:17 am
ineptimusprime wrote:
June 10th, 2021, 6:39 am
I hope this dude is good, and this isn’t a comment about this particular guy, but we seem to be accepting commits from A LOT more of the “diamonds in the rough” types this year with no other D1 offers. Yes, you have your Bobby Wagners and Jordan Loves, but generally, you want to be landing guys that your peer schools want.

I am somewhat concerned about this.
I think one thing could be just finding these guys first. Being the first school to give a kid attention could be what it takes to get a kid to come to USU over other peer schools. Saying "We have known you would be this since day 1" may be the difference between getting a kid and not getting them. I have no issues with being the first to offer/accept the commit, so long as we know that we want the kid.
This expression on Twitter this morning about "being the first university to extend me" sort of supports your view, as I read it. Eh? .

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