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Byers commits to Mizzou
« on: April 20, 2017, 10:27:34 am »

How is that even possible?  One semester to fix grades and then transfer to an SEC school?  Or did he stay in High School another semester  ;)

Just weird

http://www.rockmnation.com/missouri-football-recruiting/2017/4/20/15367640/missouri-football-2017-defensive-tackle-akial-byers-former-alabama-commit
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https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/alabama-crimson-tide-missouri-tigers-akial-byers-commitment

http://247sports.com/player/akial-byers-60955

Interesting he's with their 2017 class. Thought we would be in the mix if he gets his grades in. Guess we didn't save any spots for the last class for a situation like this?
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Re: Byers commits to Mizzou
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2017, 10:31:55 am »

lol so much spin.  congrats on getting 3 AR kids that weren't offered by AR... but then acting like they were.
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He burned his bridges here.
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Re: Byers commits to Mizzou
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2017, 10:41:41 am »

lol so much spin.  congrats on getting 3 AR kids that weren't offered by AR... but then acting like they were.

I read the article and I didn't see where it stated any of the Ark. players who we signed where recruited by the Hogs? It was pointed out that other schools had recruited them and that they had crossed state lines to go to Mizzou but I missed the reference to Mizzou beating out the Hogs for these guys.
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Re: Byers commits to Mizzou
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2017, 10:46:51 am »

I read the article and I didn't see where it stated any of the Ark. players who we signed where recruited by the Hogs? It was pointed out that other schools had recruited them and that they had crossed state lines to go to Mizzou but I missed the reference to Mizzou beating out the Hogs for these guys.

"That makes several top Arkansas recruits Barry Odom has convinced to cross the “Battle Line”, including RB Damarea Crockett and DT Markell Utsey as well as QB Taylor Powell this year."

IE taken from Arkansas the "Battle line rival".
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Re: Byers commits to Mizzou
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2017, 11:15:27 am »

How is that even possible?  One semester to fix grades and then transfer to an SEC school?  Or did he stay in High School another semester  ;)

Just weird

http://www.rockmnation.com/missouri-football-recruiting/2017/4/20/15367640/missouri-football-2017-defensive-tackle-akial-byers-former-alabama-commit
It's called the "Nick Saban method of instant eligibility". The only thing is that this time the young man didn't follow through on his apparent original intent of eventually signing with the Tide.
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Akial Byers
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2017, 11:28:54 am »

I know this is not Arkansas recruiting news but I figured some of you would want to know. It looking like he is now qualified to play and has committed to Mizzou.

https://www.seccountry.com/alabama/alabama-crimson-tide-missouri-tigers-akial-byers-commitment
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Re: Akial Byers
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2017, 11:32:20 am »

Sorry, already in SEC Sports. please delete.
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Re: Akial Byers
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2017, 11:32:58 am »

Congrats and hopefully he will have a great career at Mizzou. Big chance for a big time player
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Re: Byers commits to Mizzou
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2017, 11:59:37 am »

lol so much spin.  congrats on getting 3 AR kids that weren't offered by AR... but then acting like they were.

I mean Crockett already turned out to be a stud. If the other two also do, it wont be a good look.
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Re: Byers commits to Mizzou
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2017, 12:05:54 pm »

I mean Crockett already turned out to be a stud. If the other two also do, it wont be a good look.

Let's give it more than 11 games.
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Re: Byers commits to Mizzou
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2017, 12:08:00 pm »

I mean Crockett already turned out to be a stud. If the other two also do, it wont be a good look.

Yeah i mean 1000 yard rusher on a terrible team, if that is a "stud" i guess then go ahead.  I personally will take 2 1000 yard rushers on a better team.

You can't take everyone and contrary to popular belief sometimes the marginal AR prospect gets left out.  It is crazy because this happens in pretty much every other state WAY more often and you don't see them crying about it.  I mean imagine being Louisiana, or Florida , and fielding entire teams of players that can't play for your state team.

If we would have offered and he failed to qualify people would have lost their minds.  I would be shocked if he qualifies now to play in 2017 without some NCAA people looking into it.
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Re: Byers commits to Mizzou
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2017, 12:10:30 pm »

Nm
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Re: Byers commits to Mizzou
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2017, 12:18:30 pm »

Yeah i mean 1000 yard rusher on a terrible team, if that is a "stud" i guess then go ahead.  I personally will take 2 1000 yard rushers on a better team.

You can't take everyone and contrary to popular believe sometimes the marginal AR prospect gets left out.  It is crazy because this happens in pretty much every other state WAY more often and you don't see them crying about it.  I mean imagine being Louisiana, or Florida , and fielding entire teams of players that can't play for your state team.

You make a good point, rb was pretty much locked up, but we have given out offers to lesser talent before. So it seems like it was a misevaluation that Crockett wasn't good enough for an offer. Remember, there was a big chance we would've missed on White and Whaley. Whaley was committed to Georgia for awhile.

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If we would have offered and he failed to qualify people would have lost their minds.  I would be shocked if he qualifies now to play in 2017 without some NCAA people looking into it.

When you're not a blue chip school in the SEC, you gotta take some risks to get blue chip players to compete. Gabe Richardson already agreed to blue shirt when we were waiting on the Clemson transfer. If we would have taken a chance on Byers and Gabe ended up blue shirting, that seems to be a good risk-reward chance for the hogs. Personally I wouldn't mind taking more risks. It would have worked out with Chris Daniels and Byers. Our Dline would be beyond stacked.


Let's give it more than 11 games.

He looked pretty damn good those games. Pretty sure almost a full season in the SEC is enough to evaluate a player.
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Re: Byers commits to Mizzou
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2017, 12:19:18 pm »

I've heard that Byers is actually on track to be academically eligible and be available this coming year.  If that is the case, then expect Mizzou to not renew a scholarship or someone would need to transfer.  We are at 86 with Byers.

Byers is someone Mizzou needed.  We have only 3 DT that has played in any games and 2 of them are coming off of ACL injuries and one of them might need to redshirt.  We'll see.  But we are very thin in the trenches.  But, Byers will make 8 new DL coming in, some being JUCO's. 

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« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2017, 12:40:29 pm »

oh yeah i misspoke.  Byers did not qualify in time for national signing day.  So we would have had to have held a schollie for him, and hope he qualified which honestly im going to say most people thought was/is an extreme long shot.  It seems he got the ACT he needed after signing day, and now just has to make the grades.  If he does that and goes on to a great career so be it, but i cannot fault our staff for passing.


And i wont fault our staff for passing on a 3 star RB when you got a stable of higher rated players already there or on the way.  Same goes for passing on a 3 star QB when we have again much higher rated players already here and yes some are from AR themselves.

That is why i laughed at the article because the writer made it "seem" like Coach Odem came into the rivals back yard and won 3 recruiting battles, when that could not have been further from the truth.  Last i checked boise st, tulsa, and mississippii jr college were not the UofA.
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Re: Byers commits to Mizzou
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2017, 12:58:41 pm »

It's ok. We're all... ok. 
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« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2017, 01:22:50 pm »

oh yeah i misspoke.  Byers did not qualify in time for national signing day.  So we would have had to have held a schollie for him, and hope he qualified which honestly im going to say most people thought was/is an extreme long shot.  It seems he got the ACT he needed after signing day, and now just has to make the grades.  If he does that and goes on to a great career so be it, but i cannot fault our staff for passing.


And i wont fault our staff for passing on a 3 star RB when you got a stable of higher rated players already there or on the way.  Same goes for passing on a 3 star QB when we have again much higher rated players already here and yes some are from AR themselves.

That is why i laughed at the article because the writer made it "seem" like Coach Odem came into the rivals back yard and won 3 recruiting battles, when that could not have been further from the truth.  Last i checked boise st, tulsa, and mississippii jr college were not the UofA.
I didn't read it that way, but oh well.  I guess it all depends on your perspective.
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« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2017, 01:28:02 pm »

I didn't read it that way, but oh well.  I guess it all depends on your perspective.

how can you not read this that way?

"That makes several top Arkansas recruits Barry Odom has convinced to cross the “Battle Line”, including RB Damarea Crockett and DT Markell Utsey as well as QB Taylor Powell this year."

Let me change it for you.

"That makes several top Missouri recruits Brent Beliema has convinced to cross the “Battle Line”, including RB  and DT  as well as QB this year."

Direct reference to "top players", "convinced" and "rivalry trophy".  Seems pretty cut and dry to me.

This situation is very much like Darius Philon for us. Basically Bama pulled the offer, and we had a friend of his sitting next to him so he pulled the trigger.  I would never say we "won" or "convinced" Philon to come to the Hill over anyone else.  It was pure providence.
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« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2017, 02:34:30 pm »

how can you not read this that way?

"That makes several top Arkansas recruits Barry Odom has convinced to cross the “Battle Line”, including RB Damarea Crockett and DT Markell Utsey as well as QB Taylor Powell this year."

Let me change it for you.

"That makes several top Missouri recruits Brent Beliema has convinced to cross the “Battle Line”, including RB  and DT  as well as QB this year."

Direct reference to "top players", "convinced" and "rivalry trophy".  Seems pretty cut and dry to me.

This situation is very much like Darius Philon for us. Basically Bama pulled the offer, and we had a friend of his sitting next to him so he pulled the trigger.  I would never say we "won" or "convinced" Philon to come to the Hill over anyone else.  It was pure providence.
Settle down.  Does it really matter?  These types of articles are mostly crap anyway so I don't give it much attention.  Read the one from STLTODAY.  That's a better article.
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Re: Byers commits to Mizzou
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2017, 02:37:15 pm »

Settle down.  Does it really matter?  These types of articles are mostly crap anyway so I don't give it much attention.  Read the one from STLTODAY.  That's a better article.

huh? just replying with my point clear and concise.  Not sure how i could get anymore settled :razorback: 
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« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2017, 02:41:11 pm »

huh? just replying with my point clear and concise.  Not sure how i could get anymore settled :razorback: 
Again, it doesn't matter.  Writers just trying to stir things up.  You should know that's what they do.  So, when I read them, I take that into consideration, then move on.
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