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QB Demry Croft commits!

Posted: 6/30/2014 10:27 PM

QB Demry Croft commits! 


Love his size at 6-6, poor man's Terrelle Pryor.  Kyle Goblrisch called him a "program changer" and he doesn't use that lightly.  #20 Dual threat QB on 247

highlights: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1860035/demry-croft
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Posted: 7/1/2014 8:51 AM

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"Program changer" is maybe a little strong at the moment. I think the kid has tools though. Tall, mobile, smart, but thin right now and will have to add weight/strength before he challenges for the job IMO. Probably a redshirt the first year, then go from there, but he's a good fit and a guy the coaches evaluated at camp and offered at camp, which is always a good thing.

Scouting report on profile: minnesota.scout.com/a.z?s=176&...ull&nid=7398114
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Posted: 7/1/2014 9:37 AM

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I guess i am just biased towards tall dual threat QBs but i haven't been this excited about a QB since Moses Alipate.
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Posted: 7/1/2014 10:27 AM

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I think there's definitely reason to be excited, so don't temper the excitement. But how many college football quarterbacks over the last decade can you really say were "program changers?" Just a handful in my estimation.


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Posted: 7/1/2014 11:13 AM

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I don't think I would call him a program changer because like Allen said, those guys really come around. However, I do think he will do many great things in the maroon and gold.
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Posted: 7/1/2014 1:49 PM

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Seth Green is probably more of a program changer, just got an evaluation by scout and is the #9 QB and #134 overall.
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Posted: 7/1/2014 2:46 PM

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gogophers33 wrote: I guess i am just biased towards tall dual threat QBs but i haven't been this excited about a QB since Moses Alipate.
We got burned on that one.
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Posted: 7/1/2014 9:56 PM

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Define program changer.  Remember Gray was supposed to be a program changer for us.

I'd say a program changer would be someone like Luck, Manziel, RGIII, Pat White, Tebow, Bridgewater.  Would you say Newton since the one year he was there they win the Nat'l Championship but then drop-off?

How much goes on the coaches? Harbaugh at Stanford, Meyer at Florida, and Utah before that.  

It's an interesting topic on what all goes into a QB or any player being a program changer, is it based on W/L, their production, a combination of both? Certainly some players can carry their teams, other times they get a lot of credit when maybe more should be focused on the team as a whole.  Are you looking at where the program was before then after is there a spike in W's when the QB is there. 

Saying program changer before they even step on the field is rather much to place on a player. He may have a lot of potential but way too early to say program changer. 

Would you consider a highly touted prospect that doesn't go to a helmet school a program changer?
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Posted: 7/1/2014 9:59 PM

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I think Croft's ceiling is high enough where if he reaches his maximum potential he could be a program changer. He has a LONG way to go before he gets there though. He's very raw but has all the physical tools/arm strength necessary to do become something special if he can get everything else where it should be.
 
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Posted: 7/1/2014 10:34 PM

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Welcome to the U Mr. Croft!  gogophers.gif

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Posted: 7/2/2014 12:04 PM

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Croft will have time to develop, which is big with Leidner holding the reins of the offenses for the foreseeable future
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Posted: 7/2/2014 3:57 PM

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Look at a guy like Connor Cook. He quarterbacked one of the best teams Michigan State has had in recent years, won a Rose Bowl and a Big Ten title -- but I wouldn't define him as a program changer.

Let's say Croft wins a few bowl games, leads a couple of winning seasons and is an All Big Ten guy. I'd say that's a good career, but is it "program changing?" To me, he'd have to do something above and beyond what quarterbacks at Minnesota have done before to be a program changer. As Jonas said, it's not a knock on the kid, it's just a high expectation to set this early,


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Posted: 7/3/2014 12:14 AM

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Come on Allen!  Let us be homers on our own board! tongue

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Posted: 7/3/2014 1:50 PM

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Steve Wiltfong, director of recruiting at 247 believes Croft could possibly turn out to be the best 2015 QB commit in the Big Ten.
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