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College Scouting Report: Robert Hunter

 

Average numbers for any fullback out there. Average height for a fullback, average weight for a fullback, doesn't stand out at first glance. Not much known about his days before college, if he has high school film, we don't know about it. Doesn't have any records showing his play in high school, no evidence that he has even played football in the first place. Allegedly walked on campus earlier this week, entered the practice field, and yelled "sup bitches, here's your fullback!" Now has himself a scholarship and he's starting at fullback for USC. 

 

Not much can be said about him from one game's experience, but he seems to exhibit solid blocking technique and decent strength. Claims to be running-style, but has impressed to a greater extent so far in the blocking game. Has unusual technique when blocking--tends to throw himself at the defender rather than stay on the ground and push. Possible connection to possible inexperience here. 

 

Solid potential if he keeps developing and learns the basic mechanics of his job. At the moment, simply a young man in very good shape, but could develop into a legitimate fullback with time. Figures to be the starter for the foreseeable future due to a shallow player pool.

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Cosmo Kramer Interview Notes: USC

 

Called Kramer in before the season as part of routine recruiting procedures, he agreed to an interview as he was in the area and open to being scouted. 

 

I was in the middle of another interview when the door to my office was thrown open and Kramer ran in. I looked up, then told him to sit in my extra chair in the corner until I was finished. He did, but pulled out a pocket mirror and picked his teeth with my pen he took from my desk while waiting. May have been unintentionally so, but was very distracting nonetheless.

 

Showed no interest in talking about football; instead went on for an hour about a fight he was in in high school and proceeded to attempt to convince me to help him start a pizzeria. Left the interview early to go home and watch the Miss America pageant. 

 

All in all? He's weird to the point where he seems legitimately "not normal." He's fast, for sure, and we've seen his tackling ability on tape. Has potential to be a valued personality for the press if used the right way, but we may have to be careful with him. Worth pursuing, but keep an eye out for the unusual.

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Robert Hunter: Is He Productive?

 

USC's walk-on fullback has played two seasons for the team, and on the stat sheet he's not looking like a whole lot. In 23 games, Robert Hunter has carried the ball 23 times for 46 yards, good for exactly 2 yards per carry. He's only scored once, and has never broken off a big play, with his longest run coming in at 8 yards. This past season, Hunter was the most productive fullback in the NCAA, showing clearly the lack of value placed upon fullbacks by most teams and calling into question Hunter's own value, as his "league-leading fullbacking" has not earned him any noteworthy mentions in the general media. 

 

Though Hunter, and fullbacks, seem ineffective when looking at stat sheets exclusively, he believes that he's proved himself worthy of "good player" status, poor individual stats notwithstanding.

 

"Being a fullback isn't about putting up numbers for yourself these days. We aren't all Christian Okoye or Bronko Nagurski out there, and with the way the game has evolved, it wouldn't even be a good idea to try to be. Modern-day fullbacking is about helping out the run game, sort of like being an extra lineman who's a bit more trim and who can pound the ball past the line for a yard or two when you need it."

 

A quick look at the numbers--or, should we say, Numbers--says that Hunter may have a point--this past season, Trojans halfback Jimmy Numbers rushed for 1,778 yards, good for third in the NCAA.

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Kramer Flips Burgers for Charity

 

 

Monday afternoon was just a normal day in Los Angeles. The sun was out, it was pleasantly warm, and a crowd was gathering on Victory Boulevard to watch Cosmo Kramer work in the kitchen of a Los Angeles McDonald's, where the USC safety had stopped by the location for an autograph session, but this time there was a part 2: doing a 4-hour shift in the kitchen to raise awareness and money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 

 

"It was fun," said Kramer to local news outlets after the fact. "I got to learn how to make a Big Mac, and talking to people who showed up and learning how much USC football means to them was a great experience for me. It was great to see just how many people were able to come up with a few extra dollars to try to make a positive difference in the world."

 

Kramer talked to customers at checkout and encouraged them to add a small donation to their purchase, bringing in over $2,500 with his efforts.

 

"It won't solve all the world's problems," he said, "but a little goes a long way."

 

Later Monday night, Kramer was thanked in an official statement from the hospital. "We see many special individuals fighting the good fight every day, and the latest of those is USC Trojan Cosmo Kramer, who got the Los Angeles community together in support of our efforts. We are incredibly thankful for the time and work that he put in to make this possible."

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Kramer Retires, Agency Introduces New Player

 

"I'd like to formally announce my retirement from football," said USC safety Cosmo Kramer at a press conference earlier this week. "It's been a great time here and I look forward to seeing what else life has in store for me."

 

With that, Kramer was gone, and the agency was out of USC for the time being.

 

With Kramer's departure, the agency saw an opportunity to continue to use the resources they'd used on Kramer elsewhere, that being on a new recruit. Linebacker Jabari Spalding, straight out of Maine, is set to enter the NCAA soon. He's got speed, hands, and a good vertical, specializing in coverage--in fact, he was named to the all-state team at both linebacker and safety.

 

When it comes to pass-rushing, or run-stuffing, Spalding leaves a bit to be desired as far as the NCAA goes, but he's already got elite coverage skills and hopes that that will make him noticed on signing day.

 

"I'm really looking to make an impact," said Spalding on Wednesday. "I know I've got speed and can match up with a lot of receivers, but I'd really like to bulk up a bit more as well. I'm hoping I can do that effectively so I'll play a more complete game, but I'm happy with where I am now and I'm hoping to move forward well and make some good progress."

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Spalding Gives Update on NCAA Career

 

After Cosmo Kramer's retirement, fans were left wondering how new agency representative Jabari Spalding would fare with USC.

 

The answer seems to be "quite well," as the coverage-specialist linebacker seems to be getting off to a positive start. Though tied for 17th in the NCAA in tackles, Spalding's forte is the passing game, which is indeed where he's managed to shine. With three passes defensed, he sits second in the NCAA overall and first among linebackers, while he's added one interception to that total as well. 

 

"I'm happy with it," said Spalding at a team press conference Thursday. "I think everyone knew coming in that I wasn't going to be the league's best run-stuffer, I wasn't going to come up with many sacks, I'm not your big, old-school, heap of muscle that's charging into gaps and knocking people out. But I can go back in coverage, for sure, I can shut down most tight ends and there are even a few receivers I can match up with if I need to. I think the stat sheet is reflecting that so far, and I hope scouts take notice."

 

When contacted for further comment, Kramer was happy to elaborate.

 

"I really love what I'm seeing out of Jabari," said Kramer via phone call Friday afternoon. "I was invited to the USC season opener this season and I saw him sticking right with whoever he was covering. I think he's got a bright future and he's going to make the Trojans proud."

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8 hours ago, TotallyNotGus said:

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I was going to delay the sigs connected to the auction until next month, but then I realized I could just do four sigs in a row regardless of whether or not I missed a week.

 

So, here's 1/4 for @Patdatass.

Don't know if its a pain in the ass, but last name is actually Kelley.

 

Can't believe this is my first sig for a guy that's been around 10 plus seasons lol.

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5 hours ago, Patdatass said:

Don't know if its a pain in the ass, but last name is actually Kelley.

 

I looked at the message, read it, said "I'm spelling this right? Yeah I'm spelling this right." And then proceeded to not spell it right.

 

This looks a bit different because I did have to redo some stuff but hopefully just as good.

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1 hour ago, TotallyNotGus said:

 

I looked at the message, read it, said "I'm spelling this right? Yeah I'm spelling this right." And then proceeded to not spell it right.

 

This looks a bit different because I did have to redo some stuff but hopefully just as good.

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Still looks dope! Thanks man!

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