- Jul 27, 2012
Oops! Sometimes we don’t know what we don’t what we don’t know. Patty is gonna be a good one, but, so will Levi. We may have a couple of years to see these two go at it.“Haines ain’t beating Paddy. Of that I’m certain. Unless he loads for bear, and turns into a physical monster over night… Paddy just built different.”~ ao_coachphil
I have a sneaking suspicion that coach Phil is going to be a big big PSU hater these next 5 years or so. And I don’t think he will even try to hide it. Agree, Paddy I think will be very good but happy we have Levi!Oops! Sometimes we don’t know what we don’t what we don’t know. Patty is gonna be a good one, but, so will Levi. We may have a couple of years to see these two go at it.
One thing Cael has repeatedly proven, nobody is above a red shirt, especially if the points aren't needed at Nationals.Levi reminds me of a bigger Zain! he will start next year! book it!
1 SR Nick Feldman Malvern Prep PA 220 Ohio StateWhere is Levi P4P in 2022 class?
1 SR Nick Feldman Malvern Prep PA 220 Ohio State
2 SR Jesse Mendez Crown Point IN 138 Ohio State
3 SR Nic Bouzakis Wyoming Seminary PA 132 Ohio State
4 JR Cody Chittum Cleveland TN 145 Minnesota
5 SR Ryan Crookham Saucon Valley PA 132 Lehigh
6 SR Caleb Henson Woodland GA 152 Virginia Tech
7 SR Manny Rojas Detroit Catholic Central MI 170 Iowa State
8 SR Levi Haines Biglerville PA 160 Penn State
Stop back handing out wrestlers. Say "It's too bad he's not eligible because otherwise he would beat David Carr, with a 4 point turn at some point"haines is pretty good. best comparison would be nick lee coming out. nothing flashy. could use some polish on his attacks, but has a lot of "want to" and wrestles hard through every position. was surprised at how much he bullied paddy there (though i'm not as high on paddy as others; old for his grade and physically matured early, don't find his skills to be overly dynamic).
i think haines is going to be really good. i can't decide how good, how quickly yet. i think he might need a couple years before he's truly elite, like nick lee, where his skills need to catch up to the intangibles that make him a pain to wrestle. that high crotch aint scoring on a 157 aa this year imo. that was a pace takedown. wasn't pretty, but he earned it in the previous 6:30. but he could probably step in and place next year. i like his trajectory too. clearly getting better and better.
Coach Phil has a good sense of humor. I think we will have a good time going back and forth with him for the next few years...of course, the family is always welcome in Happy Valley! #nevertoolateI have a sneaking suspicion that coach Phil is going to be a big big PSU hater these next 5 years or so. And I don’t think he will even try to hide it. Agree, Paddy I think will be very good but happy we have Levi!
Shirting or lack thereof will likely turn this list sideways.It’ll be very interesting to see how those 8 will be ranked after their college careers are done.
Yeah, I hope he makes it over here eventually. Seems like a good guy. Still think PSU wrestling is gonna drive him nuts tho. LolCoach Phil has a good sense of humor. I think we will have a good time going back and forth with him for the next few years...of course, the family is always welcome in Happy Valley! #nevertoolate
It amazes me when people downplay this. I remember people gushing about ND football recruit Jimmy Clausen - best prospect since Elway. Well, it’s easy to look good when you’re almost 20 throwing against 15 year old DBs.If this was the major league baseball draft, he would be going number 1 based on the age difference.
Carter beat Army's Ben Harvey at the Scuffle. Harvey was a 2x R12 when they met.Only thing is, he’s 1 (if not 2) years younger, AND doubt CStar beat anyone of Gallagher’s level.
I’m just sayin lol.
Cael was in touch with Crookham early. It didn't work out for PSU.Levi's trajectory is a good example of why Cael waits a bit until he really contacts kids often. Crookham was viewed as a totally different level of a prospect than him at one point. Same grade and Crookham I believe majored him at states. Crookham was way more physically developed early.
Oh I know we wanted Crookham. He was set on Lehigh for a long time. Priorities are academics and it's just so close to home (and Santoro is a fantastic developer) But it's hard to say they aren't at least on the same level as prospects at this point though.Cael was in touch with Crookham early. It didn't work out for PSU.
True that Levi has come way up the curve in the past 2 years. But hard to tell where Crookham would've been -- he missed last year for injury and opted out this year.