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OUInsider lists him at 6'2" and 276lbs. Scout lists him at 6'2" and 255 lbs. I sure hope he is closer to the 270 lb range, as that gives him a much better chance to push for playing time sooner at a position we really need depth at this coming season. Does anyone know his actual weight?
Rivals lists him at 268.
Tommy Harris was 250lbs when he came in. He turned out ok.
True. But 275lbs has a better chance of playing as a frosh then 255lbs. I hope he is the next Tommie Harris...sure would alleviate a lot of DL worries!
I'm a firm believer that if you have good technique playing DT you can be undersized and still do well. Tommy Harris was a perfect example. Granted he put the weight on but still was undersized and still hard to block. Romar looks good on film from what I have seen. He's not Tommy Harris though.
Harris was and is an absolute FREAK of nature. Every coach I've ever talked to has said it is beyond difficult to make a significant impact at the D1 level if you're a DT under 300 lbs. Barring major injuries this kid has 0% chance of playing as a freshman. That being said, I'm sure with some time in the program and added weight he will get to see the field at some point and contribute. Same for Walker.
The size discrepancy in reports may be why our coaches insist on in person evaluations.
Nah. We're just slow playing em. The last part was sarcasm in case you didn't know.
Could he not play 5 tech? I see a little Jeremy Beal in him, especially with that extra speed he has.
Exactly, Harris was unique to say the least. It's hard to underestimate the transition from high school to D1 college ball for the defensive and offensive linemen. Most freshmen need spent more time in the weight room before they're ready for prime time. They need to eat right at the training table and gain weight. And, few freshmen have enough technique to play right away. There are exceptions like Harris, but I wouldn't anticpate seeing most of our freshmen for another year or two.
Tommie Harris was more than 250; I remember him running a 4.68 40 as a freshman at around 265. None of the popular services were around, but Lemming here is close at 277. Seem to remember his freshman weight was 268 at OU.
This Romar Kid has gone from 268, to the 270s, and now 285? What a joke.
Playing golf, getting ready to play golf, or just finished playing or practicing on the range.
I think the 285 guy was joking.
Just read James latest report. Yep. He has now grown to 285lbs.
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