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re: Underrated recruit who was a beast at your school??
Jordan Davis was a 3-star OL prospect.

Became the best DT in America.

Texas A&M Fan
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Three star Johnny Manziel won the Heisman as a freshman

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Missouri Fan
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Well Missouri traditionally was unable to recruit players that were highly rated, so the MU list could be just about anyone who turned into a beast.

Of course 3-star recruit and Heisman finalist Chase Daniel would have to be on that list.

If we look at Mizzou players taken in the first round NFL draft as objective "beast" criteria here some others:

Jeremy Maclin - 3-star
Ziggy Hood - 3-star
Shane Ray - 3-star
Aldon Smith 3-star

and then these 1st round NFL selections:

Sean Weatherspoon 2-star
Charles Harris 2-star

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Billy Blanks
Arkansas Fan
Member since Dec 2021
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Sam Olajubutu from Lagrange, GA. My god. A great Hog.

Georgia Fan
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I think the best one for UGA was Richard Tardits.

Essentially a foreign exchange student from France who played Rugby. He never played football before.

He walked on to the UGA football team in 1985 and after 4 seasons was the career sack leader in UGA history with 29 (pollack broke the record with 36). He had 4 seasons in the NFl and then played professional rugby for an addition 7 seasons. He won the rugby world cup with the US team in 1999.

Birmingham, AL
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Dee Ford, from low tier 3* to 1st round draft pick

If anybody remembers Rod Smith, he was Auburn's leading receiver in 07 and 08, he started as a walk on

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Ole Miss Fan
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Evan Engram was a 3 star, turned into a first round pick

Oklahoma Fan
Baja Oklahoma
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Baker was a walkon won the Heisman....

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Porter Osborne Jr
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Terry Hoage
Jordan Davis
Eric Stokes
Deandre Baker

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Ole Miss Fan
Member since Mar 2016
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Willis was unbelievable. Didnt know he was only a 2 star.

I'm pretty sure Rivals had Willis as a 3 star. I think Deuce McAllister was a 2 star, though. Tuberville wanted him to play LB and it took Deuce begging him, as well as another teammate pleading to let him run the ball, in order for Wingnut to give him the shot at carrying the rock.

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David Pollack for sure. Alvin Toles at my high school went on to star at Tennessee. Was a first-round pick for the Saints but pretty much a bust in the nfl. He was a very good high school player who lead us to a state championship in Georgia, but I never thought he would be anything special in the SEC. Our coach was one of the best ever in Georgia high school ball, and most all his players were the best they were ever going to be when they graduated.

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Grateful Reb
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Cody Prewitt

Texas A&M Fan
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Hands down, without question,

3-star Von Miller.

close second - 3-star Dat Nguyen
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Kevin Greene-
AU walk-on >>>>NFL HOF
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South Carolina Fan
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Connor Shaw.

Never lost to Clemson and never lost a single home game.

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Pygthagorean Theorem
Arkansas Fan
Member since Aug 2015
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1. Jamaal Anderson went from 2* WR recruit to #8 pick in NFL draft as a DE.
2. Chris Houston went from 2* DB to 1st Rd draft pick.
3. Brandon Burlsworth
4. Greg Childs

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Georgia Fan
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Member since Sep 2012
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Honorable mention-

Andy Isabella wasn't on our roster, but he did beast at our stadium in 2018.

He was a zero star recruit at UMASS.

247 profile- zero stars. LINK /

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dirty bastard
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Delacroix, Georgia
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Thomas Davis

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Alabama Fan
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He was a 3 star prospect who didn’t start playing football until his senior year of high school. He hasn’t had a sub-1000 yard season since high school.

I remember that game during the Manziel era where he just went full beast mode out of nowhere against Bama and thinking "Who the hell is this guy?"

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Alabama Fan
Member since Feb 2020
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Mack Jones - 18th best Pro prospect, scored .8815 by 247

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