Although two high-profiled were standing on the sidelines with season ending injuries, I was impressed with the efforts of two juniors at the Piqua-Sidney football game, last night.
Darien Tipps-Clemmons, Piqua’s senior RB/LB, is out for the season with a severe knee injury. The Michigan State commit said that the healing is going better than expected. Sidney’s fine QB, Andre Gordon, suffered a broken wrist early in the season and was on the sidelines.
I have always considered Sidney’s Isaiah Bowser a defensive back/linebacker. The 6’1-195, junior, ran he ball 33 times for 110 yards last night. He played some defense, but his focus was running the football. In the 2nd half, he had a long kickoff return and then ran the ball 6 straight times and scored.
Strong runner who breaks tackles. Good balance. Good vision. Deceptive speed. Good burst. Like his vision. Catches the ball out of the backfield. Best of all, he is tough, durable, and wants the football. Needs to improve his pad level.
Isaiah is a football player. Growing into an OLB is possible. He has the closing speed and toughness to play in space. Only a junior, getting bigger/stronger/faster during the off season will help his recruitment. Already a D1 recruit, but on what level is still to be determined. Continue ReadingRead More »