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He and we always say with prospects you know what the are when you sign them but you do NOT know what they'll be when they leave you.

In 2018, a fairly lightly recruiting from Lansing named Karl Brooks signed with BGSU. Was ranked around 50 by ?.

https://247sports.com/player/karl-brooks-46051775/

He was a 6'4" 220 lbs linebacker.

Today, he is still 6' 4", but 300 lbs and an all-American DL as picked by Pro Football Focus.

https://bgsufalcons.com/news/2022/11/29/...focus.aspx

One never knows who will develop and exceed expectations and who will under achieve.
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(11-29-2022 04:04 PM)emu steve Wrote:  He and we always say with prospects you know what the are when you sign them but you do NOT know what they'll be when they leave you.

In 2018, a fairly lightly recruiting from Lansing named Karl Brooks signed with BGSU. Was ranked around 50 by ?.

https://247sports.com/player/karl-brooks-46051775/

He was a 6'4" 220 lbs linebacker.

Today, he is still 6' 4", but 300 lbs and an all-American DL as picked by Pro Football Focus.

https://bgsufalcons.com/news/2022/11/29/...focus.aspx

One never knows who will develop and exceed expectations and who will under achieve.

A couple paragraphs from Toledo Blade about how we went from a Megatron wannabe to a DL.

“He started out here playing some wide receiver, some safety,” said Johnel Davis, Brooks’ high school coach at Sexton High School in Lansing. “He thought he was Megatron [retired Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson]. He ran some track. He was a tall, lanky kid.”

Gradually, Brooks bulked up, going from 185 pounds as a sophomore to 225 as a junior to 260 as a senior. Division I interest followed, and Brooks committed to play for the Falcons in February 2018.

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Since most recruiting is done during the player's junior year and post-junior year summer camps, a 'late bloomer' likely gets missed by many schools.

If a player puts on 30 - 40 lbs after his junior season, some schools will have completely missed it.

A different player then what they saw as a h.s. junior.
11-29-2022 04:15 PM
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