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    Re: 2019 5 star DL Ismael Sopsher

    Quote Originally Posted by 4Q Basket Case View Post
    I don’t see Saban being held hostage for a scholarship for big brother. Orgeron, maybe. Not Saban.

    He’s a preferred walk-on, or the Sopshers end up somewhere other than Tuscaloosa.

    I really don’t like a HS senior trying to dictate how we run our program. I also hope Sopsher ends up in Crimson. But it won’t be on terms dictated by an 18-year-old.
    Personally, I don't think there's much to worry about when it comes to HS seniors dictating how the program is run.

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    Re: 2019 5 star DL Ismael Sopsher

    The reality - if he really wants to help his brother, he is best served doing so by maximizing his potential. He can help his brother for the rest of his life if he makes it to the NFL. The question he should be asking himself is, "What school offers me the best opportunity to reach the NFL?"

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    Re: 2019 5 star DL Ismael Sopsher

    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    The reality - if he really wants to help his brother, he is best served doing so by maximizing his potential. He can help his brother for the rest of his life if he makes it to the NFL. The question he should be asking himself is, "What school offers me the best opportunity to reach the NFL?"
    Agree. Can`t fault him for wanting to help his big bro. How deep and comprehensive the thought process is will be the key to doing that in the best way possible. Hope the young man has someone with a modicum of wisdom advising him, regardless of how this turns out.

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    Re: 2019 5 star DL Ismael Sopsher

    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    The reality - if he really wants to help his brother, he is best served doing so by maximizing his potential. He can help his brother for the rest of his life if he makes it to the NFL. The question he should be asking himself is, "What school offers me the best opportunity to reach the NFL?"
    Is there a difference between LSU and Alabama when it comes to creating opportunity for the NFL? LSU and Alabama are neck and neck with number of draft picks over the last 10 years and with the number of active players. Plus, the way many of these guys think is that they’re going to the league regardless. Heck, if that was an issue, why did Ed Oliver end up at Houston and not LSU? Guy is still going to be a top pick this year. Now, if you want to say it’s opportunity to win championships, Bama has an unbeatable advantage.

    Some guys want to play right away. LSU has less depth right now on the DL. He most likely would be a solid contributor in 2019 at LSU. At Bama, he might not see the field. However, back to how these guys think, especially when they are a 5* is that they will see the field wherever they go.

    Some guys like Devin White love their home state and want to stay home. Nothing wrong with that. He loved his college experience despite some disappointments on the field. So much so, he is really struggling with staying vs leaving. I think he should and probably will go.

    Hope this young man has someone with a modicum of wisdom advising him, regardless of how this turns out
    His dad, his brother, and the barber. It’s going to be LSU or Bama. From there it’s up to him. Word from the All star game last week is that his stock dropped now that he had to face equal athletes. Regardless, I would prefer he choose LSU, but I would understand if he chooses Bama. The fact that LSU is the only school that has offered Rodney a scholarship and Ish hasn’t committed tells me that he prefers Bama.
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    Re: 2019 5 star DL Ismael Sopsher

    Quote Originally Posted by 4Q Basket Case View Post
    I donít see Saban being held hostage for a scholarship for big brother. Orgeron, maybe. Not Saban.
    I agree with this. Itís about perception for LSU. We are not in position to turn away a 5* in state talent that has a 4* teammate (DeVonta Lee) we could use. Lee is possibly going to be squeezed out by numbers at Bama.
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    Re: 2019 5 star DL Ismael Sopsher

    Quote Originally Posted by LSUgrad2BamaDad View Post
    Is there a difference between LSU and Alabama when it comes to creating opportunity for the NFL? LSU and Alabama are neck and neck with number of draft picks over the last 10 years and with the number of active players. Plus, the way many of these guys think is that they’re going to the league regardless. Heck, if that was an issue, why did Ed Oliver end up at Houston and not LSU? Guy is still going to be a top pick this year. Now, if you want to say it’s opportunity to win championships, Bama has an unbeatable advantage.

    Some guys want to play right away. LSU has less depth right now on the DL. He most likely would be a solid contributor in 2019 at LSU. At Bama, he might not see the field. However, back to how these guys think, especially when they are a 5* is that they will see the field wherever they go.

    Some guys like Devin White love their home state and want to stay home. Nothing wrong with that. He loved his college experience despite some disappointments on the field. So much so, he is really struggling with staying vs leaving. I think he should and probably will go.



    His dad, his brother, and the barber. It’s going to be LSU or Bama. From there it’s up to him. Word from the All star game last week is that his stock dropped now that he had to face equal athletes. Regardless, I would prefer he choose LSU, but I would understand if he chooses Bama. The fact that LSU is the only school that has offered Rodney a scholarship and Ish hasn’t committed tells me that he prefers Bama.
    That`s great. I`ll assume from your mentioning them that they have the wisdom to which I referred. Many of these young men do not, I fear, have the benefit of such.

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    Re: 2019 5 star DL Ismael Sopsher

    Quote Originally Posted by Tideflyer View Post
    That`s great. I`ll assume from your mentioning them that they have the wisdom to which I referred. Many of these young men do not, I fear, have the benefit of such.
    Yes, it’s unfortunate that many of these young men have no male role models in their life. Ish is lucky to have some. It’s not like he is being advised to go a great school/program where he could be miserable due to homesickness and culture shock (Notre Dame, Penn state and the like). Both Bama and LSU are solid picks.
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    Re: 2019 5 star DL Ismael Sopsher

    His brother is not SEC talent, and from what I’ve heard, may not be eligible right now anyways.

    If he chose Bama, he’d play next year if he beats out other incoming freshmen.

    Byron Young seems to have passed him in a few peoples eyes lately.

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    Re: 2019 5 star DL Ismael Sopsher

    Quote Originally Posted by runtheoption22 View Post
    His brother is not SEC talent, and from what I’ve heard, may not be eligible right now anyways.

    If he chose Bama, he’d play next year if he beats out other incoming freshmen.

    Byron Young seems to have passed him in a few peoples eyes lately.
    I was thinking Young was more of a DE like Buggs and Davis and Ismael was an inside DT/NT like Payne.

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    Re: 2019 5 star DL Ismael Sopsher

    Quote Originally Posted by TiderJack View Post
    I was thinking Young was more of a DE like Buggs and Davis and Ismael was an inside DT/NT like Payne.
    Ish wants to play DE.
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    Re: 2019 5 star DL Ismael Sopsher

    Quote Originally Posted by LSUgrad2BamaDad View Post
    Ish wants to play DE.
    Really? Does he want to lose 40 lbs, too? He is not a DE.

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    Re: 2019 5 star DL Ismael Sopsher

    Quote Originally Posted by TiderJack View Post
    I was thinking Young was more of a DE like Buggs and Davis and Ismael was an inside DT/NT like Payne.
    Young can play out or inside. With our lack of depth inside we need both these guys in this class honestly.

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    Re: 2019 5 star DL Ismael Sopsher

    Young looks ready to play in the all-star game. He is strong and moves well. Not be surprised if he plays next year.

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