Wednesday, April 27, 2016

We won't know about Perry until he steps on campus

ESPN posted a glowing article on recent BC commit EJ Perry. It basically says he has all the tools to succeed at the next level. I obviously hope so, but have some hesitation on drinking the scouting report Kool-aid

All QBs are tough to project from one level to the next. You can't always tell how much the system in which they played, the depth of the league and the quality of the coaching impacted performance. There have been plenty of Massachusetts QBs who lit up the record books but weren't physically capable of playing at the next level. Even if, as the article states, Perry's offense was sophisticated for High School, in college it will be a different story. The defenses and the defenders will be much better. Your "football IQ" doesn't matter when you are running for your life in the pocket.

BC is hedging bit on Perry too. Addazio is supposedly bringing in two QBs in this class. That will give Perry some competition and Addazio a back up plan in case Perry is just another kid who dominated in high school.

8 comments:

Napolean Bonaparte said...

All the kids we get coming out of high school were great. Their ability to handle the speed of the college game at their position is what the recruiter has to judge. And then you need some plain dumb luck when you are taking two and three star kids. Don Brown is probably shaking his head at the average level of raw talent with which he has to work these days at Michigan compared to what he had at BC.

Napolean Bonaparte said...

Jesus - just saw that our baseball team gave up 18 runs in a loss to Bryant.

Georgia Eagle said...

Funny, if an SEC recruiting class is dominated by three stars it's an abject failure. If an incoming BC class is packed with three stars it's a banner year and we are ready to declare ourselves ACC champs. That's how far the talent gap is.

mod34b said...
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Georgia Eagle said...

Oh,Mod, how I wish the past was still alive. Unfortunately, Daz's 2s ARE legitimate 2s. I want to share your optimistic outlook. I really do.

mod34b said...
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Georgia Eagle said...

Yep. This his do or die year.

Bravesbill said...

Nah, he's got at least another 2-3 years, because Jags and Spaz.