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    Albert Gary

    Interesting Bio...

    High School: Four-year letter winner at North Marion ... Named 3A player of the year in Florida after rushing for more than 1,860 yards as a senior ... also racked up 700 yards receiving and more than 500 yards in punt and kickoff returns ... totaled 35 touchdowns in his final prep campaign ... broke North Marion school record for longest run from scrimmage in a game (99 yards) ... rushed for 1,891 yards as a junior and contributed 57 tackles ... collected 105 tackles as a sophomore ... earned all-state honors as a safety as a sophomore and at running back in both his junior and senior seasons ...


    Being a bit short this season on the Safety position, any chance he gets moved to the other side of the ball? Can't remember where he sat on the WR depth chart.


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    Re: Albert Gary

    Others can correct me if I am wrong, but he was a very good pickup when he committed to Arkansas. He was also recruited as an athlete, so his position was still up in the air. I have to believe if the coaching staff saw a future for him at safety, that move would have been made in the offseason, though. They must like what we have. I take that as a good sign.



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    Re: Albert Gary

    Oh yeah, he was a real big pick up. He went to Arkansas as a RB, and I think they know a thing or two about those there. I believe we brought him here as a WR... but that can always change.



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    Re: Albert Gary

    We seem to get these kids every once in a while that were recruited by every college out of high school, but for whatever reason aren't any good. Does Bo Williams sound familiar?

    I figured Gary would be playing last year on this team given his bio and our lack of talented WR's. But of course he shows up and can't even crack our two deeps... which really shouldn't be very hard to do.

    Obviously teams like Florida and Arkansas wouldn't let kids like Bo Williams and Albert Gary get away if they were really good. Most likely these are just kids that were over-hyped out of high school, didn't pan out at the big time programs, and now we're taking a chance on. Probably worth the risk for the ISU's of the world.



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    Re: Albert Gary

    Quote Originally Posted by clonedude View Post
    We seem to get these kids every once in a while that were recruited by every college out of high school, but for whatever reason aren't any good. Does Bo Williams sound familiar?

    I figured Gary would be playing last year on this team given his bio and our lack of talented WR's. But of course he shows up and can't even crack our two deeps... which really shouldn't be very hard to do.

    Obviously teams like Florida and Arkansas wouldn't let kids like Bo Williams and Albert Gary get away if they were really good. Most likely these are just kids that were over-hyped out of high school, didn't pan out at the big time programs, and now we're taking a chance on. Probably worth the risk for the ISU's of the world.
    I wouldn't just to too many conclusions. Gary was a RB in high school and I believe last year was his first year as a WR. Give him a chance to get settled at the position and work on being a college football player. He will be a RS Soph this year so I plan to give him a little more time until I label him a complete bust.



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    Re: Albert Gary

    Quote Originally Posted by CyBelieve View Post
    Interesting Bio...

    High School: Four-year letter winner at North Marion ... Named 3A player of the year in Florida after rushing for more than 1,860 yards as a senior ... also racked up 700 yards receiving and more than 500 yards in punt and kickoff returns ... totaled 35 touchdowns in his final prep campaign ... broke North Marion school record for longest run from scrimmage in a game (99 yards) ... rushed for 1,891 yards as a junior and contributed 57 tackles ... collected 105 tackles as a sophomore ... earned all-state honors as a safety as a sophomore and at running back in both his junior and senior seasons ...


    Being a bit short this season on the Safety position, any chance he gets moved to the other side of the ball? Can't remember where he sat on the WR depth chart.
    I'd love to see him get a shot at Safety.



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    Re: Albert Gary

    Speaking of safety, I think that would have been a great position for Williams. the kid was a freak athlete, he just never seemed to learn the system and had a different set back every year. But he was big and fast, which is why everyone wanted him.



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    Re: Albert Gary

    Quote Originally Posted by clonedude View Post
    We seem to get these kids every once in a while that were recruited by every college out of high school, but for whatever reason aren't any good. Does Bo Williams sound familiar?

    I figured Gary would be playing last year on this team given his bio and our lack of talented WR's. But of course he shows up and can't even crack our two deeps... which really shouldn't be very hard to do.

    Obviously teams like Florida and Arkansas wouldn't let kids like Bo Williams and Albert Gary get away if they were really good. Most likely these are just kids that were over-hyped out of high school, didn't pan out at the big time programs, and now we're taking a chance on. Probably worth the risk for the ISU's of the world.
    Don't be too quick to pile on people there, sport. Williams didn't pan out, but that's not becuase he wasn't a great athlete. Everyone got a glimpse of what he could do, but he wasn't the blocker that he needed to be, and couldn't seem to pick up the offense for whatever reason. I would bet that he would have got time last year had it not been for the concussions.



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    Re: Albert Gary

    Quote Originally Posted by clonedude View Post
    Obviously teams like Florida and Arkansas wouldn't let kids like Bo Williams and Albert Gary get away if they were really good.
    Ignorant comment. Florida had a running back that "got away" from USC--about the same time Bo transferred from UF.

    For that matter, I seem to remember that Oklahoma let Troy Aikman "get away" to UCLA. And a few years ago. IIRC, a few years ago Pitt let a quarterback "get away" to Delaware--but he couldn't have been any good.




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    Re: Albert Gary

    Arkansas didn't let him "get away" either. He had to go to a Juco college. What were they supposed to do? Do his homework?(I'm assuming that was the problem)



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    Re: Albert Gary

    Quote Originally Posted by clonedude View Post
    We seem to get these kids every once in a while that were recruited by every college out of high school, but for whatever reason aren't any good. Does Bo Williams sound familiar?

    I figured Gary would be playing last year on this team given his bio and our lack of talented WR's. But of course he shows up and can't even crack our two deeps... which really shouldn't be very hard to do.

    Obviously teams like Florida and Arkansas wouldn't let kids like Bo Williams and Albert Gary get away if they were really good. Most likely these are just kids that were over-hyped out of high school, didn't pan out at the big time programs, and now we're taking a chance on. Probably worth the risk for the ISU's of the world.
    thats not fair to bo williams. he was a bull with straight ahead power and speed recruited by Chizik to run out of the i formation. Then herman came in and wanted small quick guys.



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    Re: Albert Gary

    Yeah. Bo would have been a great RB for us had we not changed coaches and schemes. Obviously the change was the best thing for ISU, but it does suck we had a great talent go to waste.



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