Commit # 15 - Simi Bakare, RB, Round Rock, TX

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Simi Bakare
Positions: RB
Height & Weight: 6'0" 199lbs
40 Yard Dash: 4.4
Class of: 2018

http://www.hudl.com/profile/5275584/simi-bakare
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Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:01 pm

Wouldn't he be # 15 ? Rivals list 14 without him. Did we lose someone else?
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Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:08 pm

Joshua Quiett decommited a few days ago.
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Good to see we can still beat out Stephen F. Austin and Texas A&M Commerce for recruits.
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RobertM320 wrote:Joshua Quiett decommited a few days ago.
Quiett is not listed on rivals, and we still have 14. Bakare would be 15 ?

Name Pos Stars

Amare Jones ATH
Davon Wright DT
Jamal Anderson DB
Jason Swann OL
Juan Monjarres DE
Nik Hogan OL
Tyrick James TE
Carlos Hatcher DE
Jamiran James DT
Michael Remondet OL
Stephen Lewerenz OL
Cameron Carroll RB
Charlie Ryan DE
Patrick Shegog ATH
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Not sure. I'll have to check Fear The Wave's Fritzmas list. I know 247 hasn't ever listed Michael Remondet.
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It is 15.
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ajcalhoun wrote:Good to see we can still beat out Stephen F. Austin and Texas A&M Commerce for recruits.
I notice you only raise your snide comments when the players other offers fit your narrative. Why no comment from you when we Jason Swann committed? Maybe because he had offers from Mississippi State, Syracuse, NC State, Cincinnati and ECU? He didn't fit your agenda, so you just didn't say anything.
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ajcalhoun wrote:Good to see we can still beat out Stephen F. Austin and Texas A&M Commerce for recruits.
His team is 7-1.... I wonder how many BIG name schools Tulane beat out for Forte and Darkwa among others....
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RobertM320 wrote:
ajcalhoun wrote:Good to see we can still beat out Stephen F. Austin and Texas A&M Commerce for recruits.
I notice you only raise your snide comments when the players other offers fit your narrative. Why no comment from you when we Jason Swann committed? Maybe because he had offers from Mississippi State, Syracuse, NC State, Cincinnati and ECU? He didn't fit your agenda, so you just didn't say anything.
You're right, I apologize. My snark was unwarranted.
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ajcalhoun wrote:Good to see we can still beat out Stephen F. Austin and Texas A&M Commerce for recruits.
His team is 7-1.... I wonder how many BIG name schools Tulane beat out for Forte and Darkwa among others....
As I recall, Forte was being heavily recruited by the SEC schools, including the one in Red Stick. But they all were recruiting him as an athlete, and wanted him to play db. Mewelde Moore was a similar recruit. We were the only one or one of the only ones to offer both as RB. Moore's first carry at Tulane he went about 40 yards after blowing up two or three tacklers behind and at the line of scrimmage. According to a story I was told, Scelfo said to the OC through the headphones "we need to feed this guy the ball" right then, way before the "feed me" became popular. My favorite Forte memories were of him running into a rugby-like scrum and pushing it forward ten yards, then emerging on the other side and running wild. This especially sticks out in a memory of a game against SMU.

I may be wrong, but that's what my admittedly old and decrepit mind remembers.
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golfnut69 wrote:
ajcalhoun wrote:Good to see we can still beat out Stephen F. Austin and Texas A&M Commerce for recruits.
His team is 7-1.... I wonder how many BIG name schools Tulane beat out for Forte and Darkwa among others....
As I recall, Forte was being heavily recruited by the SEC schools, including the one in Red Stick. But they all were recruiting him as an athlete, and wanted him to play db. Mewelde Moore was a similar recruit. We were the only one or one of the only ones to offer both as RB. Moore's first carry at Tulane he went about 40 yards after blowing up two or three tacklers behind and at the line of scrimmage. According to a story I was told, Scelfo said to the OC through the headphones "we need to feed this guy the ball" right then, way before the "feed me" became popular. My favorite Forte memories were of him running into a rugby-like scrum and pushing it forward ten yards, then emerging on the other side and running wild. This especially sticks out in a memory of a game against SMU.

I may be wrong, but that's what my admittedly old and decrepit mind remembers.
I may be incorrect but Forte only had offers from Sun Belt / Southland Conference Schools...Mewelde had an "walk on" offer at LSU....nothing else..but i may be incorrect will gladly take others input and knowledge on the subject
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golfnut69 wrote:
ajcalhoun wrote:Good to see we can still beat out Stephen F. Austin and Texas A&M Commerce for recruits.
His team is 7-1.... I wonder how many BIG name schools Tulane beat out for Forte and Darkwa among others....
As I recall, Forte was being heavily recruited by the SEC schools, including the one in Red Stick. But they all were recruiting him as an athlete, and wanted him to play db. Mewelde Moore was a similar recruit. We were the only one or one of the only ones to offer both as RB. Moore's first carry at Tulane he went about 40 yards after blowing up two or three tacklers behind and at the line of scrimmage. According to a story I was told, Scelfo said to the OC through the headphones "we need to feed this guy the ball" right then, way before the "feed me" became popular. My favorite Forte memories were of him running into a rugby-like scrum and pushing it forward ten yards, then emerging on the other side and running wild. This especially sticks out in a memory of a game against SMU.

I may be wrong, but that's what my admittedly old and decrepit mind remembers.
I may be incorrect but Forte only had offers from Sun Belt / Southland Conference Schools...Mewelde had an "walk on" offer at LSU....nothing else..but i may be incorrect will gladly take others input and knowledge on the subject
You were closer to the program at that time than I was, Woody, but my recollection was from what I read at Nola.com and other sites after both were established players. I seem to recall a conversation about Forte's recruitment with Wayne P. at a pregame tailgate, but again, my memories are not always accurate! Others, including you, may have better inside information.
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golfnut69 wrote:
ajcalhoun wrote:Good to see we can still beat out Stephen F. Austin and Texas A&M Commerce for recruits.
His team is 7-1.... I wonder how many BIG name schools Tulane beat out for Forte and Darkwa among others....
As I recall, Forte was being heavily recruited by the SEC schools, including the one in Red Stick. But they all were recruiting him as an athlete, and wanted him to play db. Mewelde Moore was a similar recruit. We were the only one or one of the only ones to offer both as RB. Moore's first carry at Tulane he went about 40 yards after blowing up two or three tacklers behind and at the line of scrimmage. According to a story I was told, Scelfo said to the OC through the headphones "we need to feed this guy the ball" right then, way before the "feed me" became popular. My favorite Forte memories were of him running into a rugby-like scrum and pushing it forward ten yards, then emerging on the other side and running wild. This especially sticks out in a memory of a game against SMU.

I may be wrong, but that's what my admittedly old and decrepit mind remembers.
I may be incorrect but Forte only had offers from Sun Belt / Southland Conference Schools...Mewelde had an "walk on" offer at LSU....nothing else..but i may be incorrect will gladly take others input and knowledge on the subject

Forte only had offers from Tulane and McNeese St. That's it.

http://blog.nola.com/tulanebeat/2007/10 ... force.html

Moore was about to go to SMU, but got the Tulane offer on signing day.

http://tulanegreenwave.com/news/2002/8/ ... _Rush.aspx
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golfnut69 wrote:..but i may be incorrect will gladly take others input and knowledge on the subject
This sort of courtesy and civility has no place in gotula.net. This forum is designed for posters who know everything and have disdain for those who do not.
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golfnut69 wrote:..but i may be incorrect will gladly take others input and knowledge on the subject
This sort of courtesy and civility has no place in gotula.net. This forum is designed for posters who know everything and have disdain for those who do not.
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golfnut69 wrote:..but i may be incorrect will gladly take others input and knowledge on the subject
This sort of courtesy and civility has no place in gotula.net. This forum is designed for posters who know everything and have disdain for those who do not.
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Enough with the civility card. bottom line. We got a commitment from a RB that nobody else wants
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glennc wrote:Enough with the civility card. bottom line. We got a commitment from a RB that nobody else wants
And no one else wanted Matt Forte either.
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Been busy at work so I haven't been able to dig for you guys, but here it is.

Simi Bakare:

Here's his hudl tape: http://www.hudl.com/profile/5275584/simi-bakare
(From a quick glance at his tape: fluid runner and makes some very deceptive jukes/very sharp cuts, good balance. It says he has an elite 40 yard dash speed, but I didn't see that top end speed to pull away from defenders. Sometime missing from his tape is also his ability to pick up blocks and pass catching.)

24/7 rating: NR https://247sports.com/Player/Simi-Bakare-46037876

Scout rating: couldn't find his profile, probably NR

ESPN rating: couldn't find his profile, probably NR

Rivals rating: couldn't find his profile, probably NR.

Previous people have posted his offers. We are going to be set on RBs even though LaFrance de-committed. Roll DAMN wave!
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Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:37 pm

I know some of this was mentioned in the recruiting thread but theres more in this article. Making an official visit to Missouri soon. In this article it talks about how the new football coach changed the philosophy. Sounds like they run something very similar to Fritz' offense.
But when Robinson was promoted from defensive coordinator to head coach after Bell left for a job at Baylor, he brought a different philosophy to the Raiders’ attack. He would run the ball from the spread formation. A lot.
He's fast and he's put up some good numbers.
Bakare, a 6-foot, 205-pounder, has been a big reason for the sixth-year program’s success, gaining 1,714 yards on 181 carries as part of a ground-based offense that averages 45.5 points a game. He’s also set a school record for touchdowns in a season with 29.
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glennc wrote:Enough with the civility card. bottom line. We got a commitment from a RB that nobody else wants
And no one else wanted Matt Forte either.

I'm no recruiting expert but the kid from Lakeshore, Chris Penton has completed 176-of-260 passes (68%) for 3,360 yards and 40 touchdowns with just five interceptions. He has rushed 81 times for 318 yards and seven touchdowns. And he's not on anyone's radar.
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Fan since 1965 and was at the 14-0 Victory over LSU. It can be done.
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here are the factors in favor of signing with Tulane
1.. Tulane actually put's RB's in the NFL
2.. Tulane plays games inside the State of Texas, so it is easy travel for your Family..try flying into Columbia ( the city not the country)
3.. A Degree in Business from Tulane, or Mizzou...which is more impressive
4.. But in the Big Picture, if you chose to play at Mizzou, all the best, but RB is the least of my concerns
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