I just heard that the Spurs aren’t going to trade Kawhi to the west but make every team work for him and make an actual good deal or let him walk but I’m going to wait for NBA Free Agency to start and talk about that later.Today I’m going to talk about three former big-time college football recruits who are running out of time to live up to the hype.Also,I’m not including Blake Barnett in this because that is one of the more famous stories.
(These are in no order)
What happened:The one player in the 2015 class signed with Auburn and saw early struggles on the field.Then he saw then-defensive coordinator Will Muschamp leave to be the head coach at South Carolina.Cowart had emergencey appendectonomoy surgery before the season which cut it short.While he did have more than ten tackles that season he transferred to a junior college in Seffner,Florida near his hometown.
The opportunity:After his time in junior college he is now waiting to play this season with Maryland.He is highly praised by Maryland Head Coach D.J. Durkin.He now has two more years of eligibility left and is not in the shadow of his number one ranking anymore.
What happened:Coming out of high school,Lucier was a long and athletic defensive end or linebacker in 2015.He signed with UCLA over schools like Michigan.Fans were very excited about his arrival.Lucier did not play his first season but then played all twelve games in 2016 on special teams.The next season he made eight starts.He was switched from defensive end to linebaacker during that 2017 season in which had fifty-three tackles.
The Opportunity:Lucier now has a new coaching staff and a reset at UCLA and maybe he could suceed.He would be playing defensive end or hybrid linebacker and hoping to have success.
What happened:Henry was an outstanding dual-threat quarterback in the 2016 class.Malik eventually committed to Florida State,and enrolled early as a California native.He transferred after the season after he had been suspended for violating team rules but was reinstated eventually.
The Opportunity:Henry departed after one season so he still has most of his eligibilty left.He went to Indepence (Kansas) Community College and passed for 1,383 yards on thrity-two completions and ten touchdowns with eight interceptions in 2017.The window is closing for Henry but if he wants to play for an FBS team I think he can make it happen.
Thanks for reading this and I hope to make a part two to this.