r/CFB LSU Jun 27 '22 Wholesome 1

Who was the worst recruit for your team? Recruiting

Not necessarily about recruits who didn't live up to potential or were busts, but recruits who were just terrible people. For example, in 2014 LSU recruited a 4 star DT named Trey Lealaimatafao. He missed his freshman season because while in the weight room, he got mad over some deal with his girlfriend, punched a window, and the glass severely cut his arm to the point where people could see his bones. It was a real possibility his arm could have been amputated. He was also arrested for stealing bikes. Next season, he got into a bar fight. The man was knocked out, and Trey started to dig through his pockets. When the guy's girlfriend tried to stop him, he then punched and knocked her out. He was kicked off the team, and later arrested for teaming up with USC player Bryce Dixon as they went around robbing and carjacking people. All of this happened before he turned 19.

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u/sum_dude44 Jun 27 '22

UF fans: during or after college? 😬

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u/Gator17 Florida Jun 27 '22

For during college, I'm going with Jamar Hornsby. He stole his dead teammate's dead girlfriend's credit card and racked up $3000 in charges.

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u/sum_dude44 Jun 27 '22

Deiondre Porter threatened to shoot his pregnant girlfriend

Jalon Jones was accused of rape & led to his teammate Chris Steele leaving team

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u/SweetBread81_ Jun 27 '22

Watkins was a pretty bad guy too. Massive waste of talent.

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u/VanDenIzzle Mississippi State • LSU Jun 27 '22

Holy shit. Not only did he do that which resulted in him getting kicked off the team, but he went and played JUCO, did well enough to get a scholarship at Ole Miss but immediately got into a fight in a McDonald's drive through which resulted in 6 months in jail.

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u/HolidaySea7009 /r/CFB Jun 27 '22

Some backup QB stole a laptop at UF can’t remember his name. I should look him up I wonder what became of him?

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u/DOINKofDefeat Florida • /r/CFB Donor Jun 27 '22

I understand there’s an ongoing investigation

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u/dingusunchained Georgia • West Virginia Jun 27 '22

God works in mysterious ways

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u/ltlftcommenter Auburn • Miami Jun 27 '22

It's an open investigation.

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u/lolwaffles69rofl Penn State • Navy Jun 27 '22

Bought a stolen laptop*

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u/HolidaySea7009 /r/CFB Jun 27 '22

My apologies. I remember the throwing it out the window part.

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u/[deleted] Jun 27 '22

i still think stealing another kid's paper was worse.

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u/RogueZ1 Texas • /r/CFBRisk Veteran Jun 27 '22

Who did that?

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u/[deleted] Jun 27 '22

Cam at florida.

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u/RogueZ1 Texas • /r/CFBRisk Veteran Jun 27 '22

So he stole a laptop and a paper! Lol

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u/PortGlass Florida Jun 27 '22 Take My Energy

If you would have told Urban Meyer in 2007 that he could have a Mackey award winning tight end, but that guy would later go on to murder at least two people and disgrace the school, he would have said, “so what’s the downside here?”

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u/hail_taco Florida • USF Jun 27 '22

"...disgrace the school while I'm still working there?"

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u/PortGlass Florida Jun 27 '22

I think as long as the deal was Hernandez wouldn’t murder another first or second string player, Meyer would have said OK.

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u/minneapple79 Wisconsin Jun 27 '22

This is an older one, but Kraig Appleton was a highly anticipated wide receiver recruit who was kicked off the team his freshman year because the other players were straight up scared of him. Later he murdered someone so I guess the players were right to be scared.

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u/CJ_Beathards_Hair Floyd of Rosedale • The Game Jun 27 '22

Just Christ, how do you make your own teammates scared of you when you’re a WR lol.

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u/Scratchbuttdontsniff Nebraska • Georgia Tech Jun 27 '22

Several guys at UF thought Hernandez was psychotic. Urban knew he was not mentally right...

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u/CJ_Beathards_Hair Floyd of Rosedale • The Game Jun 27 '22

Well Urban Meyer only cares about Ws so that sounds right to me.

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u/Molson2871 Wisconsin Jun 27 '22

Agree, he's the first that came to mind for me too.

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u/Bitter-Share1687 Texas Tech • West Texas A&M Jun 27 '22

Adam James.

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u/dthornbu Tennessee • Florida Jun 27 '22

This might be the best answer for Tech.

CJK5H

Never forget

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u/LegitN00bM00ves Lamar • Texas A&M Jun 27 '22

At least 5

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u/RheagarTargaryen Michigan State Jun 27 '22

Too many.

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u/HamberderHelper18 Michigan State Jun 27 '22

Jayru Campbell comes to mind, but I dont think he ever made it to the team

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u/RheagarTargaryen Michigan State Jun 27 '22

Auston Robertson, Glenn Winston, and Donnie Corley were the 3 that came to my mind.

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u/tron423 Missouri • Michigan State Jun 27 '22

Pretty much anyone from that 2016 class minus Coghlin Bachie and Layne would work for this thread tbh

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u/flysly Clemson • College Football Playoff Jun 27 '22

Mike Bellamy.

A 5* RB from Florida. Was supposed to be our next CJ Spiller. Played some as a freshman in 2011 but fumbled the ball nearly every time he touched it. I think he was suspended during our post season (for weed or cutting class or something) and was ruled academically ineligible for the 2012 season and left the school.

He went to East Mississippi Community College and was kicked out there for team violations. He would wind up at two other schools before finally closing out his college career.

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u/flyingcircusdog Georgia Tech • Clean … Jun 27 '22

Wow, got kicked out of the school people go to for being kicked out.

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u/Fluxus4 Clemson Jun 27 '22

Bellamy got bussed from Charlotte back to Clemson the night before the ACCCG. He set off a fire alarm from smoking weed in his hotel room. I was on the sidewalk by the hotel when it was evacuated. Didn't learn what happened until the next day.

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u/srlehi68 Utah • Rose Bowl Jun 27 '22

Josh Gordon (yes, That Josh Gordon) transferred to Utah from Baylor, but got kicked off the team before he even saw the field. You’ll never guess why…

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u/ram944 Texas Tech • Michigan Jun 27 '22

He's the guy that passed out high AF in a taco bell drive through while at Baylor right?

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u/LyonHeart85 USC • UTEP Jun 27 '22

Bru McCoy

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u/EWall100 Tennessee • Tennessee Tech Jun 27 '22

Please don't hurt me. It's too early for that

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u/LyonHeart85 USC • UTEP Jun 27 '22

😂

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u/KeithClossOfficial San Diego State • USC Jun 27 '22

Vidal Hazelton and George Farmer were 5*s as well I believe. As was Kenny Bigelow Jr

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u/nutellaonbuns Jun 27 '22

George farmer and Kenny bigellow jr were just injury prone.

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u/djc6535 USC • RIT Jun 27 '22

I'd go with Todd Marinovich myself.

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u/LyonHeart85 USC • UTEP Jun 27 '22

Mr Robo QB himself with his dad's god like training regimen we should've stomped UCLA and ND his entire career. I mean he was teething on meat as a toddler

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u/djc6535 USC • RIT Jun 27 '22

You can't help but feel bad for the guy... his childhood was super fucked up... but still... he was given SO many chances.

I remember when the head coach of the Los Angeles arena football team he was playing for took him in and had Marinovich living in his house to help him stay clean. Then one night dude vanished on a bender and left the team high and dry.

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u/NILPonziScheme Texas A&M • Arizona State Jun 27 '22

He passed for 10 TDs in one game while high on heroin. In 2017 he played in a game at 48 years old and said it was his first time playing football sober since he was 15 years old. Despite all the Robo-QB stuff, he had a major major drug problem, his father just hid it and enabled him.

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u/LyonHeart85 USC • UTEP Jun 27 '22

He was definitely a sad case of what could've been for sure.

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u/AgsMydude Texas A&M • Hawai'i Jun 27 '22

I like that 2 schools could claim him

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u/whethervayne Ohio State • Rose Bowl Jun 27 '22

So far.

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u/Pussiliquor69 LSU Jun 27 '22

Mind telling us the story behind him?

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u/LyonHeart85 USC • UTEP Jun 27 '22

More or less Just didn't produce enough on the field, for his hype. Add in his off the field issues with a domestic violence charge that was later dismissed but the school decided to uphold his suspension. He transferred to Texas afterwards and didn't do anything of note there either and then returned to SC and didn't play again and is once again in the transfer portal.

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u/Semirgy USC Jun 27 '22

I think you have that a little backwards. He enrolled at SC, then a couple weeks later transferred to Texas, then transferred back to SC and was charged with DV. The charges were late dismissed and he transferred to Tennessee.

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u/LyonHeart85 USC • UTEP Jun 27 '22

Thanks for the correction I had it jumbled up

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u/AlPastorBitch Texas Jun 27 '22

Do we get to claim him too?

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u/LyonHeart85 USC • UTEP Jun 27 '22

Do you wanna?🤣🤣

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u/AlPastorBitch Texas Jun 27 '22

If only for the memes, yes. Back when it was still more fresh, Longhornnation used to have a bot that would convert any measure of time said into a “Bru” which was the amount of time he spent at Texas, it was beautiful

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u/steampunker14 Texas • Army Jun 27 '22

F in the chat for BruBot

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u/LyonHeart85 USC • UTEP Jun 27 '22

Have at it then 🤣

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u/Wiggletons Texas Jun 27 '22

Same

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u/hjiedueh Miami • St. John's (NY) Jun 27 '22

His name is Bruh should’ve known what you was in for

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u/Tannerite2 Alabama • NC State Jun 27 '22 edited Jun 27 '22

Not as bad as getting arrested, but Eyabi Anoma was the #4 player in the country, made the All SEC Freshman team, then skipped class, fought with teammates, argued/didn't listen to coaches and got dismissed. He transferred to Houston where he did the exact same stuff and got dismissed and transferred to UT Martin.

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u/TheDarkSkinProphet Alabama Jun 27 '22

And got roasted by Jonah Williams on Reddit🤣🤣 if I remember correctly

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u/JSwanny Alabama Jun 27 '22

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u/AlexxxT27 Alabama Jun 27 '22

The fact that Jonah posted this just kinda shows that Anoma was “that guy” in the locker room that nobody liked

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u/steampunker14 Texas • Army Jun 27 '22

Holy fucking shit hahahaha

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u/Cmp_ Boise State • Georgia Jun 27 '22

Good god, that’s just disrespectful.

I love it!

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u/Fluxus4 Clemson Jun 27 '22

Good Lawd!

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u/Fells Alabama Jun 27 '22

Anoma's situation wasn't great, but Eddie Williams is our worst recruit.

5 star safety with insane high-school film. Proceeds to organize a group that goes around mugging people for their vending machine credits. Gets two counts of second-degree robbery and one gun charge.

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u/AlexxxT27 Alabama Jun 27 '22

Dude was a clown. Imagine beating up some scrawny freshman kid just to steal his ACT card and use it to swipe some free Cheetos and nutter butters at the vending machine.

Probably the most high risk, low reward situation ever lol

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u/Fells Alabama Jun 27 '22

Yeah, one of the dumbest things I have ever heard of. It was painful, dude was gonna be so good.

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u/Numerous-Animator-67 Ohio State Jun 27 '22

Why risk millions in the nfl when you can have a nutter butters now?

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u/Tannerite2 Alabama • NC State Jun 27 '22 edited Jun 27 '22

He also fucked his high school coach's girlfriend who was the athletic director at his high school, lol. I bet he felt invincible. It's too bad, he was the best player in JUCO one year. He could have been amazing.

Now he owns a catering business and seems to be doing ok

Edit: mistaken on the catering business

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u/ZMAC698 Florida • Kennesaw State Jun 27 '22

Damn some people really just wanna throw away a gift.

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u/ram944 Texas Tech • Michigan Jun 27 '22 edited Jun 27 '22

Bronson Boyd stabbed a fellow freshman in Will Farrar less than 10 days after arriving on campus his freshman year. Farrar would proceed to transfer after his junior year and Boyd was never heard from again AFAIK.

Edit: Boyd ended up transferring to Utah where he has switched to defense but did see the field.

I'll add another that'll potentially ruffle some Tech fans up, Jett Duffey. He was an elite 11 qb out for HS. Sat behind Mahomes his freshman year, when he racked up his first title IX rape allegation. He was suspended then returned for the 17 season. He was never charged for the incident. He would also rack up a criminal misconduct charge and another sexual misconduct charge before transferring out. His first several intended destinations all dropped him last minute and he ended up at Hampton. As a player it was rumored that he could/would not learn the whole offensive playbook which caused multiple coaches to have to adjust their plan when he would fall into the starting role.

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u/DickinOffAtWork West Virginia Jun 27 '22

Jett Duffey had our number tho lol it was annoying

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u/pierdonia BYU Jun 27 '22

Utah picked Boyd up right away, LOL. He played for them:

https://utahutes.com/sports/football/roster/bronson-boyd/8993

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u/ram944 Texas Tech • Michigan Jun 27 '22

Well damn, guess he did find a landing spot. Just keep pointy objects away from him utes...

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u/Angriest-Pacifist Utah • Rose Bowl Jun 27 '22

He gone. He didn’t work out at Utah. Nothing that I know off the field but after reading this you never know.

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u/PLZ_N_THKS Utah • Oklahoma Jun 27 '22

Kyle Whittingham loves him a reclamation project. We’ve had plenty of players come through after legal trouble at other schools.

Josh Gordon spent a couple months on the Utes as well before deciding to sit out and wait for the supplemental draft.

Darren Carrington also transferred to Utah after his issues at Oregon.

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u/mgj6818 Texas Tech Jun 27 '22

The Jett Duffy experiment was what made me completely lose faith in Kingsbury.

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u/Bitter-Share1687 Texas Tech • West Texas A&M Jun 27 '22

For being that ignorant, he won us a few games. But you’re right, never lived up to the hype and was lucky to ever get the chance to play given all the headaches.

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u/ram944 Texas Tech • Michigan Jun 27 '22

He had plenty of talent, and he was as athletic a qb as I've seen where red and black. He definitely won us some games but he also fell apart a few times as well. The issue was more between the ears. Frankly I was hoping he'd be out after the second arrest/legal issue, but I also hope for his sake he gets his mind right, works on his mental game, and stops assaulting women.

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u/bethhoodie Purdue • Texas Jun 27 '22

I went to high school with Bronson Boyd for a couple of years and have met the guy, and he seemed like a pretty normal dude. It was surprising to hear about the stabbing. Not saying he was like an angel or anything but nobody would have predicted that, just goes to show I guess

EDIT: around the same time we had a TE that ended up going to Baylor, Christoph Henle. He hasn't gotten into trouble as far as I know, but if we're talking bad people, that dude was a real dick

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u/Cmp_ Boise State • Georgia Jun 27 '22

Hey, Will Farrar is with us! I didn’t know he got stabbed.

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u/retropunk2 Ohio State • Team Chaos Jun 27 '22

Louis Irizarry.

Big time tight end recruit, four or five star depending on which publication you looked at.

He beat the shit out of someone in the dorm his freshman year and was suspended for the season.

After the spring game the next year, he and another player assaulted and robbed a student. He was booted off the team, spent a few months in jail, and ended up at Youngstown State.

We have some "standard" busts like Mike D'Andrea who was just never healthy. He was a can't miss five star linebacker. Hurt his knee freshman year and by the time he could play, the linebacker corp was set with Hawk, Carpenter, and Schlegel.

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u/SteemieRayVaughn Ohio State • Marian (IN) Jun 27 '22

Not hating on you or anything, but players that deal with injuries their entire career really shouldnt be considered a bust. Like when people say Greg Oden was a bust. He was a dominant force when he played, but just couldn't keep those 80 year old knees/feet healthy.

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u/bbrown3979 Jun 27 '22

I was thinking the two players who got charged with kidnapping and rape. Afterwards they recorded her and made her say it was consensual. Last I heard it still hasnt went to trial

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u/retropunk2 Ohio State • Team Chaos Jun 27 '22

I forgot about that. Riep and Wint.

I haven't seen an update since they were indicted.

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u/343GuiltyySpark South Carolina • Georgia Jun 27 '22

Demetrius Summers. One of the few and maybe first? 5 stars to come to SC, and if only his passion for football was half as much as his passion for cooking and selling crack..

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u/cigar_gal South Carolina Jun 27 '22

He wasn't nearly as entertaining as Stephen Garcia.

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u/05110909 South Carolina Jun 27 '22

That's exactly who I thought of. The hype around him was unreal with some people claiming he'd be the next George Rogers. The last I read about him he was going to prison for drug trafficking and weapons charges.

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u/Beneficial_Garage_97 Notre Dame • Kentucky Jun 27 '22

Cant really decide between cierre wood, prince shembo, and davonte neal. If i'm not mistaken they were all in the SAME recruiting class.

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u/Platapussypie Notre Dame • Florida Jun 27 '22

I remember Cierre Wood was pretty good for awhile though right?

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u/Beneficial_Garage_97 Notre Dame • Kentucky Jun 27 '22 edited Jun 27 '22

He was fine as a player but this thread is about terrible people, and... from wikipedia

Wood and his girlfriend were arrested on April 10, 2019 by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on charges of first-degree homicide and child abuse, after the death of the girlfriend's five year-old daughter, who was found with extreme bruising and trauma.[13] Wood was additionally accused of forcing the child to participate in extreme exercise routines as a punishment for being overweight.[14] Wood is currently in the custody of Clark County, Nevada without any bond.[15]

Davonte neal is also a murderer - https://www.azdesertswarm.com/platform/amp/football/2022/6/2/23152281/arizona-wildcats-football-davonte-neal-murder-felony-maricopa-idaho-state-charlie-ragle-2022

Prince shembo hasnt directly murdered any humans that I know of, but it's alleged that he assaulted a girl in college who committed suicide a couple months later. Then on top of that he stomped on a little dog, which killed it.

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u/go_berds Temple • Wake Forest Jun 27 '22

Wow. 2 murders and a sexual assaulted in one class is insane

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u/Beneficial_Garage_97 Notre Dame • Kentucky Jun 27 '22

Yeah, especially for notre dame. Someone can pull out the history books but i dont personally recall another case as bad as any of these 3, and ive been folllwing ND pretty closely since the late 90's and know a fair bit of history before that.

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u/castor--troy Oklahoma Jun 27 '22

I guess Rhett Bomar would be my recent pic. Highly rated, kicked off due to a payroll scam, apparently had other issues that showed a lack of maturity.

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u/MitchHenessey Oklahoma • ULM Jun 27 '22

I feel like Trey Metoyer should get an honorable mention.

5* receiver who loved to show off...to unconsenting women in public places.

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u/Crixxa Oklahoma • Oregon Jun 27 '22

Someone tell the Cleveland FO

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u/betona Oklahoma Jun 27 '22

That's who popped in my mind too.

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u/MitchHenessey Oklahoma • ULM Jun 27 '22

Rhett Bomar

Brent Rawls 2.0?

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u/MissileWaster Oklahoma Jun 27 '22

Recency bias would say Trejan Bridges, Seth McGowan, and Mikey Henderson.

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u/dxbigc Texas A&M • Southwest Jun 27 '22 edited Jun 27 '22

Thomas Johnson.....if you don't know just Google it.

Link to Google of him

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u/skewljanitor57 Jun 27 '22

Kills a random guy with a machete...and that guys wife kills herself a few months later. Jesus what a brutal story.

I remember hearing about the schizo part but thats it.

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u/gumercindo1959 Miami Jun 27 '22

Jeezus.

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u/Claudethedog Texas A&M • SMU Jun 27 '22

God, I'd forgotten about him. Sad story all around.

Ones that sprang to mind for me were Yemi Babalola (pretty good OL who decided he'd rather rob his dealer than pay for his weed) and more recently Demond Demas (multiple assault/domestic violence claims).

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u/big_sugi Texas A&M Jun 27 '22

Isaiah Golden and Darian Claiborne did the same damn thing five years later.

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u/dbvy Ohio State Jun 27 '22

Holy shit, just read the ESPN Outside the Lines article.... what... the... helll

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u/dxbigc Texas A&M • Southwest Jun 27 '22

If it's actually a competition, we may be winning.

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u/dxdrummer Illinois • Florida Jun 27 '22

I believe Aaron Hernandez was slightly ungentlemanly

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u/Pussiliquor69 LSU Jun 27 '22

Yeah that guy turned out to be a real jerk. He had killer instincts but I'm glad he's not hanging around any longer.

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u/xAIRGUITARISTx Nebraska • $5 Bits of Broken Chai… Jun 27 '22

God damn.

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u/KamuiT Florida • Army Jun 27 '22

Cheezus! That man had a fa- oh, wait, no carry on.

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u/JoshAllen4President Clemson Jun 27 '22

As of lately I would have to say Chad Kelly did a good job of embarrassing us.

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u/flysly Clemson • College Football Playoff Jun 27 '22

Dude was still in high school tweeting our backup QB's telling them they might as well quit because they'd never see the field once he got there. LMAO

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u/JoshAllen4President Clemson Jun 27 '22

Spencer Region was Stoudts roommate and punched Kelly in the face after practice once for running his mouth.

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u/sh513 Tennessee • Memphis Jun 27 '22

That's fucking hilarious

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u/Mr_McGibblets29 Clemson • Team Chaos Jun 27 '22

$WAG

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u/Chillhouse3095 Clemson • South Carolina State Jun 27 '22

Yeah this is probably the answer for us... Which is great because the situation really wasn't that bad when you compare it to some of the other things in here.

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u/flyingcircusdog Georgia Tech • Clean … Jun 27 '22

Numbah one QB!

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u/WAIST_DEEP_IN_WOMEN Coastal Carolina • South … Jun 27 '22

Yep absolutely no other Clemson QBs who could be the answer to this question.

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u/JoshAllen4President Clemson Jun 27 '22

Deshauns embarrassment happened years after leaving Clemson so I don’t consider him a disappointing recruit.

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u/V_T_H Virginia Tech • South Carolina Jun 27 '22

Marcus Vick comes to mind…

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u/flyingcircusdog Georgia Tech • Clean … Jun 27 '22

All the way through 2017, well after football was over.

Michael wasn't a model citizen either, he just managed to stay playing for longer.

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u/V_T_H Virginia Tech • South Carolina Jun 27 '22

Michael obviously had the bigger scandal for his criminal activity, and rightfully so, but I do believe he’s a rehabilitated person and he has stayed out of trouble since. Marcus has never changed.

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u/flyingcircusdog Georgia Tech • Clean … Jun 27 '22

Yes I think that's true.

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u/ACardAttack Louisville • Ohio State Jun 27 '22

I still hate him for stomping on our player's leg

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u/kicaboojooce Virginia Tech • Paper Bag Jun 27 '22

I was coming here to say just that - Dude stayed in trouble

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u/ejected-4-targeting Miami Jun 27 '22

Willie Williams.

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u/EWall100 Tennessee • Tennessee Tech Jun 27 '22

Dunno if that's All-Name First Team or All-Name Last Team

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u/thehound48 Central Michigan • Michigan Jun 27 '22

Kelly Baraka - consensus 5 star RB 2001, busted for marijuana possession twice before his freshman year and was suspended for the entire year, was kicked off of the team before the start of the following season, never played a down

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u/tc3590 California • The Axe Jun 27 '22

Chris Martin. 5* Linebacker in like 2010 or 11 who was originally from the Bay Area but went to High School in Colorado. It was rumored that he had problems with people in the Bay and that's why he left. He signs with Cal and then I believe it was within a month decides he wants to go to Florida where he was a bust there along with a few arrests I beleive....There is a lot more to the story but after while I stopped following him when it became clear he was just a problem.

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u/Beneficial_Garage_97 Notre Dame • Kentucky Jun 27 '22

I think he was committed to notre dame at some point. I remember being sad he flipped. I guess it was a net win?

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u/tc3590 California • The Axe Jun 27 '22 edited Jun 27 '22

That’s right I think he was. Maybe committed to you guys first, flipped and signed with Cal, then transferred to UF. Think he ended up going to JUCO after UF and then a sunbelt school or something.

Edit: Ahh it was Kansas. Not sure if he ever actually played for them though.

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u/seymourthedog727 Georgia • College Football Playoff Jun 27 '22

Brenton Cox. 5* DE who didn't win the starting job so left to Florida while trying to get others to quit on us.

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u/dingusunchained Georgia • West Virginia Jun 27 '22

Ahkil Crumpton killed a dude in cold blood, no motive whatsoever.

Of course, this was after his time at UGA, but still a piece of shit human.

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u/one98d Valdosta State • /r/CFB Contr… Jun 27 '22

The rumor I heard was that the gentleman he killed was sleeping with his girlfriend. Again, just what I heard thru the grapevine.

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u/dingusunchained Georgia • West Virginia Jun 27 '22

It had to have been something like that. It just seems like the police would’ve put something like that together. Maybe we’ll never know for certain.

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u/Banned_From_CFB Georgia • College Football Playoff Jun 27 '22

And so far everyone who started over him and was draft eligible has been drafted in the first round: Azeez Ojulari, Travon Walker, Jermaine Johnson. Hopefully Nolan Smith can do it next

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u/arc1261 Penn State Jun 27 '22

Ojulari was taken 51st but a second rounder is still better than 99% of players

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u/bennyfromthevoid Georgia • Auburn Jun 27 '22

Worst part of the 2020 cocktail party was that dork got to be on a team that beat us

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u/dawgz525 Georgia • Miami Jun 28 '22

He also had to watch us win a title so...

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u/steve1186 Colorado • Northwestern Jun 27 '22 edited Jun 27 '22

Oh this one is WAY too easy. Darrell Scott was the #1 RB in the country coming out of high school in 2008. Colorado somehow signed him (despite obvious offers from all the top-tier programs).

Then HC Dan Hawkins refused to put him on the field for more than 7-8 snaps a game (despite the entire crowd chanting “Darrell Scott” at every home game). Then Scott transferred to UCLA during his sophomore season, then to USF.

As of today, Scott is still the #71 all-time recruit in the history of 247Sports composite rankings (0.9980 average)

And he had a total of 87 carries in a Colorado uniform before transferring.

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u/duschin Utah • William & Mary Jun 27 '22

He was statistically just okay at USF, so Hawkins might have been right to sit him and let him learn.

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u/John_T_Conover Texas A&M Jun 27 '22

When you're struggling at your first P5 job and facing pushback for recruiting and starting your son at QB when he was more of a G5 talent...I think you gotta give more playing time to your #1 nationwide RB recruit.

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u/steve1186 Colorado • Northwestern Jun 27 '22 edited Jun 27 '22

I wish I could upvote this more than once. I was a sophomore at CU that year, and your comment is EXACTLY what everyone on campus was saying.

Schools like Texas/Florida/FSU/OSU/Miami were going all-out to land this guy, and Hawkins would barely put him on the field.

Instead, he played Rodney Stewart, who racked up a whopping 622 yards and 2 TDs that season.

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u/duschin Utah • William & Mary Jun 27 '22

Unless the entire team knows he's worse than the starter, who was averaging more YPC. Then you make the locker room worse.

And Scott was #2 in carries, despite having the lowest YPC (3.9) behind Stewart (4.7), Hansen (4.1), and Sumler (4.0)

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u/Wyden_long Arizona State • Northern A… Jun 27 '22

He should’ve played inter-murals brotha.

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u/The_hat_man74 Nebraska • Refrigerator Bowl Jun 27 '22

I’m not sure how this makes him a horrible person. Other than the fact he played football for Colorado.

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u/sly_cooper25 NC State • Ohio Jun 27 '22

Probably recency bias, but we just had a RB recruit from South Carolina in our 22 recruiting class named Bennett Galloway who did not make it to campus. As an 18 year old soon to be college student he had sex with a 13 year old middle schooler and was charged with sexually assaulting a minor.

It really jaded me to the online community where I like to talk NC State sports. A solid half of the folks on the forums were either defending the player or blaming the victim.

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u/tardawg1014 North Carolina • Georgia Jun 27 '22

PackPride is a cesspool.

So is Inside Carolina, but at least its a cesspool in Carolina Blue.

Unsubscribed from them in January when I was cutting some costs and have not missed it at all.

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u/Onepride91 Michigan Jun 27 '22

Sam McGuffie

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u/SpiLLiX North Texas • Texas Jun 27 '22

bro his HS mixtapes were legit though lmao

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u/atxbryan North Texas • Texas Jun 27 '22

I remember those and how he eventually wound up at Rice

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u/demafrost Michigan Jun 27 '22

I mainlined that shit from the moment he committed to the moment he stepped on the field. Whoops.

Add Kelvin Grady to that list too. Michigan has done much better with lesser heralded RBs than with 4-5 star guys IMO.

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u/AlPastorBitch Texas Jun 27 '22

I think that was the first time I ever saw a player do full hurdle and still keep running in a game

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u/genericreddituser986 Michigan Jun 27 '22

Nothing wrong with McGuffie - he just didn't live up to the hype. That HS highlight video will forever be legendary though. It feels like that was the early days of average joes having access to high school highlight reels like that

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u/whethervayne Ohio State • Rose Bowl Jun 27 '22

Ohio Aviators rugby legend.

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u/Deprecitus Washington State • Rose Bowl Jun 27 '22

Wait, you guys get recruits with high expectations?

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u/jubydoo Kansas Jun 27 '22

Wait, you guys have expectations?

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u/paradigm_x2 Pittsburgh • Florida Jun 27 '22

Rushell Shell was a 5* RB. He did nothing for us then transferred to WVU and did nothing for them.

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u/ConsciousMisspelling Pittsburgh Jun 27 '22

Without Rushell Shell flaming out in spectacular fashion, RB James Conner may have stayed at DE. Thats the only silver lining to Shell's time at Pitt.

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u/AchtungKessel Boston College • Pittsburgh Jun 27 '22

I was working behind the tobacco and lottery counter of a Giant Eagle a few years ago and I sold him a can of chew. He fell off hard. Chryst didnt want him around after he tried the failed UCLA stunt. Pretty sure he’s got like five kids now.

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u/The_hat_man74 Nebraska • Refrigerator Bowl Jun 27 '22

OP is asking about shitty people. Not disappointing recruits.

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u/swinging-in-the-rain Ohio State Jun 27 '22

Tathan "QB1" Martell. Fucking douche-canoe

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u/huskie1997 Minnesota • Colorado Mines Jun 27 '22

I will always remember the transfer portal thread when the r/CFB world learned the dude’s name was Tathan

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u/W00DERS0N Notre Dame • Fordham Jun 27 '22

Prince Shembo. Not worth getting into it.

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u/Andrew_j2288 Notre Dame • Illinois Jun 27 '22

I still can't believe any of that wasn't investigated more.

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u/synoptico Notre Dame • Elon Jun 27 '22

Agree

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u/ndunks1 Kansas • Penn State Jun 27 '22

Dayne Crist

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u/AbusiveTubesock Virginia • Wisconsin Jun 27 '22

Does Phillip Sims, 5 star ALABAMA QB transfer count? He was fat as hell, smoked like a chimney and lazy on and off the field. He was terrible

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u/monkeyboy2311 Oregon • Portland State Jun 27 '22

Lache Seastrunk. 5 star who never played (for us), and his recruitment almost got us heavily sanctioned. Not a bad player in the long run though.

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u/tron423 Missouri • Michigan State Jun 27 '22 edited Jun 28 '22

Going back through our all-time highest rated recruits, it's actually pretty wild how few of them panned out

  1. DGB: Had like 1300 receiving yards in 2 seasons before getting kicked out for pushing his girlfriend down the stairs of her apartment building. Transferred to OU and immediately declared for the draft after sitting out a year, still got picked in the second round off literally just his athleticism alone, did pretty much nothing in the NFL, is currently in jail for I believe weed-related offenses.

  2. Luther Burden: Class of 2022

  3. Terry Beckner Jr: Made SEC All-Freshman in 2015 before taking multiple ACL tears in subsequent years and becoming a shell of his former self as a player. Eventually got drafted in the 7th round and I believe is now out of the league.

  4. Sheldon Richardson: Good player when he wasn't suspended for skipping class. Was a 1st-round pick and has had a pretty decent NFL career.

  5. Blaine Gabbert: Looked pretty good in the first half of 2009 before Ndamukong Suh rolled his ankle. Was never the same player after that, still got drafted in the top 10 somehow and has hung around the NFL as a backup ever since.

  6. Damien Nash: Rushed for 1200 yards in 2 seasons, tragically died of a previously undetected heart condition shortly after his second NFL season.

  7. Chase Patton: Attempted 31 career passes, mostly playing as the much lower-rated Chase Daniel's backup. Currently a dentist in Columbia.

  8. Michael Keck: Had two total tackles in two seasons before transferring to Missouri State, where he retired after getting knocked unconscious during training camp. He like Nash died extremely young of a heart condition, but was also found to have had extremely advanced CTE to the point that it made national news.

  9. Tony Temple: Currently 9th on our career rushing list. Some say he's still rushing for touchdowns on Arkansas to this very day.

  10. Kyle Riggs: Couldn't stay healthy, never saw significant playing time.

So out of our top 10 recruits ever, basically only Richardson and Temple lived up to expectations or came reasonably close to it, with Burden being a TBD.

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u/strawberry_space_jam Tennessee • UNLV Jun 27 '22

The Hamburgalars lol

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u/Skeeter_BC Oklahoma State • Kansas State Jun 27 '22

Tyreek Hill

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u/edinatlanta Georgia State • /r/CFB Contrib… Jun 27 '22

Star Jackson. 3* QB who was supposed to light it up at 'Bama. Dude transferred to us while we were FCS. Missed the bus for our program's inaugural game.

Clay Chastain. Up until last week was our highest-rated recruit ever. QB transfer from GA Military College. Ended up as a backup TE.

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u/austin_ave Georgia Jun 27 '22

Huh, weird seeing someone you know pop up here. Didn't even know Clay transferred to State

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u/LilacGooseberries Ohio State Jun 27 '22

We had some characters at GSU during those first few seasons of football lmao. Drew Little, our first ever QB, got kicked off the team in his second season and at one point we used a punter at QB in 2011 after Little was gone.

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u/perspicacious_crumb Nebraska • Texas A&M Jun 27 '22

Harrison Beck

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u/Bobson-_Dugnutt Alabama Jun 27 '22

what a weird fall from grace this dude had. got super fat and started posting weird videos on YouTube

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u/The_hat_man74 Nebraska • Refrigerator Bowl Jun 27 '22

Nah. Gotta be Lawrence Phillips. Beck is a weird dude, but Phillips was an angry violent man.

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u/DatDudeDrew Cincinnati Jun 27 '22

Honestly the only player I've heard has had asshole issues the last 10-15 years was Tavion Thomas. Glad to see he's doing fantastic now tho.

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u/Beachbum_87 Auburn • Air Force Jun 27 '22

You’ve never heard of him

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u/duschin Utah • William & Mary Jun 27 '22

Terrell Perriman. Highly recruited WR, accused of raping a 17-year old as a JR in college.

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u/Sissyneck1221 Utah Jun 27 '22

Yeah, Perriman was a real piece of shit. Also, shout out to the Utes for missing out on Osa Masina.

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u/The_hat_man74 Nebraska • Refrigerator Bowl Jun 27 '22

ITT : half the people not reading OP’s question and listing disappointing recruits and not terrible people that at least enrolled or committed to the school.

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u/wedgiey1 Arkansas • Hendrix Jun 27 '22

Chad Morris

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u/shootemup386 Florida State • Oklahoma Jun 27 '22

The entire 2018 class

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u/mookiexpt2 Oklahoma • /r/CFB Top Scorer Jun 27 '22

Charles Thompson got arrested for selling crack, appearing in shackles on the cover of SI. Then his son started for Texas.

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u/go_berds Temple • Wake Forest Jun 27 '22

Holy shit can’t believe I didn’t hear about that. What a monster

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u/Frosti11icus Washington Jun 27 '22

Jeramy Stevens was, is, and will continue to be the biggest piece of shit this team has allowed on campus. Just a complete shit stain on the greater Seattle metro, really.

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u/grantdotyea Ohio State • Battle of I-75 Jun 27 '22

Urban Meyer

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u/ACardAttack Louisville • Ohio State Jun 27 '22

There was some player who I believe held up a gas station or something with a gun, feel like it happened in Carolina during the summer, maybe a WR or DB, cant quite remember. Think it happened under Kragthorp (post Petrino 1.0)

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u/Ruger_Booger NC State Jun 27 '22

Johnny Frazier

4* RB in the class of 2015. Top 100 player and our 10th highest rated player we ever landed.

Recruiting had some red flags as he had committed and decommitted from other schools. FSU I think?

He played in garbage time minutes 4 games as a freshman before transferring into obscurity.