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19 hours ago, bsu_alum9 said:

Okay you're right.  Looks like they both "signed" so they are on scholarship. Could they be on partial scholarships and only do graduate school half time or something in the fall?  I think coaches have a lot of tools to shuffle things around to get the numbers right, because it always seems like they are adding guys when there are no spaces left.

There is no such thing as a partial scholarship in Division I football (or basketball).  It's either a full scholarship or a walk-on.  There are partial scholarships in other Division I sports.  The limit for Div I wrestling programs is 9.9 scholarships and there are regularly 30 or more guys on a Div I wrestling team and it's an extremely rare Div I wrestler who is on a full scholarship.  Some of the very best NCAA wrestlers never get a full scholarship.  And partial scholarships in the women's sports programs are also nearly non-existent.  If it is a female sport virtually every athlete is on a full scholarship.   And the exact opposite in the men's sports other than football and basketball.

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Another?! late 2020 commit.

His self-proclaimed numbers on twitter - 6'-4, 220, runs a 4.38 forty and 127" broad jump (would have been tied for #1 in 2020 NFL combine for DL).  He's a raw athletic beast. Came to US from Nigeria to play basketball - ended up introduced to football that year and has only 2 seasons under his belt.

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1 hour ago, bsu_alum9 said:

Another?! late 2020 commit.

His self-proclaimed numbers on twitter - 6'-4, 220, runs a 4.38 forty and 127" broad jump (would have been tied for #1 in 2020 NFL combine for DL).  He's a raw athletic beast. Came to US from Nigeria to play basketball - ended up introduced to football that year and has only 2 seasons under his belt.

He only had FCS offers. I wonder if they greyshirt him and then redshirt him. He could use the experience and looks like he could use some weight, as well. 

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2 hours ago, kingpotato said:

He only had FCS offers. I wonder if they greyshirt him and then redshirt him. He could use the experience and looks like he could use some weight, as well. 

Could be. Seems super raw. But Harsin did tweet a Go Broncos. Would they do that with a greyshirt?

 

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On 6/4/2020 at 4:26 PM, bsu_alum9 said:

Another?! late 2020 commit.

His self-proclaimed numbers on twitter - 6'-4, 220, runs a 4.38 forty and 127" broad jump (would have been tied for #1 in 2020 NFL combine for DL).  He's a raw athletic beast. Came to US from Nigeria to play basketball - ended up introduced to football that year and has only 2 seasons under his belt.

He did clock an 11.2 in the 100.  So while that 40 time is certainly exaggerated, he is still likely in the high 4.4 to 4.5 range.  That broad jump number is insane, if that is real we have one of the most explosive athletes we have ever had factoring in size.

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On 6/4/2020 at 4:26 PM, bsu_alum9 said:

Another?! late 2020 commit.

His self-proclaimed numbers on twitter - 6'-4, 220, runs a 4.38 forty and 127" broad jump (would have been tied for #1 in 2020 NFL combine for DL).  He's a raw athletic beast. Came to US from Nigeria to play basketball - ended up introduced to football that year and has only 2 seasons under his belt.

Nwaoko's story reminded me of Christian Okoye, also from Nigeria, who was at Azusa Pacific university for a couple years before he tried football at age 23.  Five years later he led the NFL in rushing. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Okoye

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Whatever happened to Gabriel Hunter - who was listed in several stories the day before the Feb. signing day as a Boise State commit.  But did not sign on that Feb. signing day (the next day). 

ESPN list of 2020 Boise State commits: - http://www.espn.com/college-sports/football/recruiting/school/_/id/68/class/2020

Idaho Statesman article of Feb. 4, 2020 - https://www.idahostatesman.com/sports/college/mountain-west/boise-state-university/boise-state-football/article239941623.html

KTVB article of Feb. 5, 2020 - https://www.ktvb.com/article/opinion/columnists/scott-slant/boise-state-basketball-wyoming-justinian-jessup-mountain-west-record-alex-hobbs/277-d720c8db-a9de-47a0-b234-91978f3c81e8

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16 minutes ago, Bronco7454 said:

Whatever happened to Gabriel Hunter - who was listed in several stories the day before the Feb. signing day as a Boise State commit.  But did not sign on that Feb. signing day (the next day).

He still has Boise State Commit graphic pinned as a tweet and Boise State in his bio.  My guess would be he is walking on - or planning to grey shirt this year.

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No offense intended but I was hoping to hear from someone here who might actually KNOW something.  Rather than offer up guesses.   Fact is Hunter was listed (by ESPN no less) as a Boise State commit - which also listed him as having OFFERS from Boise State as well as Army, Navy, Colorado State and Rice.  247Sports listed him as having other offers from Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Princeton, SMU and Yale.  So I sincerely doubt he'd even consider walking on at Boise State.  247Sports also listed Hunter as a Boise State "commit" but does not list him as SIGNED.  Hence my question here.

https://247sports.com/Recruitment/Gabriel-Hunter-125294/RecruitInterests/

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According to these two February articles in the newspaper for Austin, Texas (just South of Pflugerville) Hunter DID sign a L.O.I. to play for Boise State.

https://www.statesman.com/sports/20200210/signing-day-includes-student-athletes-from-pflugerville-school-district

https://www.statesman.com/sports/20200205/national-signing-day-central-texas-signees

Yet no mention of that on the 247Sports recruiting webpage for Boise State.  In fact 247Sports didn't have him rated at all.   Pretty odd for someone who had all of those offers.

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