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2018 4* DB Quindarious "Smoke" Monday Commits to Auburn!!!

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27 minutes ago, austudnt23 said:

You have Bird.  You were the first person I thought of when I heard the news Tuesday.

Don't you mean when you heard the news... Monday? B)

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Maybe this is in bad taste and if it is, tell me and I will delete this or E can.

 

I recently went back and looked Kolbi Fuqua's vid just looking at his play as a Safety.  Man, the kid brings the wood and has a unique ability to snag picks.  His play is more impressive that QM (to me).  Is QM rated higher based on his height and potential or camp workouts maybe?  Fuqua is listed at 6'1".   I love how both play, but Fuqua just makes all kind of plays as a S.  Maybe more impact plays. Maybe it is a competition thing - maybe Fuqua plays against smaller kids?  Teach me something.

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2 hours ago, austudnt23 said:

Just thought I would share a little info on Monday I was told today.  Kid is very underrated and has unlimited potential.  He is an absolute stud I was told.  He was the top safety on our board.  I was already very excited but the praises I have heard from him since he committed make me think we have an absolute STUD in QM.

FWIW the legendary CB below agrees. He campaigned hard for the Under Armour game invite Smoke just got.

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2 hours ago, bigbird said:

Been saying it for a while. :laugh:

Yeah but your a big, yellow thing with feathers. People don't listen to you because they then have to question their sanity.

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1 hour ago, Beaker said:

Maybe this is in bad taste and if it is, tell me and I will delete this or E can.

 

I recently went back and looked Kolbi Fuqua's vid just looking at his play as a Safety.  Man, the kid brings the wood and has a unique ability to snag picks.  His play is more impressive that QM (to me).  Is QM rated higher based on his height and potential or camp workouts maybe?  Fuqua is listed at 6'1".   I love how both play, but Fuqua just makes all kind of plays as a S.  Maybe more impact plays. Maybe it is a competition thing - maybe Fuqua plays against smaller kids?  Teach me something.

Not in poor taste at all. You are entitled to your opinion. We have at least 4 coaches who are members of the site so I'll tag them to see if they would like to share their experienced opinion: @bigbird, @corchjay, @JMR, & @Hunter48.  I'll also see if I can find something free from an analyst saying why they like Smoke so much. 

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For @Beaker from Scout.com

 

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Evaluation

Quindarious Monday is a balanced safety prospect who can impact many elements of a football game. On the hoof he is a long and lean prospect who flashes as both a pass defender and near the line of scrimmage in run support. He is a competitor who shines brightest at the point of contact, whether it is the football in the air or one-on-one in space. Monday has great feel for the position while in coverage, too, despite a lack of top-end speed. With his frame, long stride and physical play, Monday is a top-tier safety prospect who can be used in multiple roles at the next level. -- John Garcia, Jr.

Strengths

  • Anticipation
  • Coverage Awareness
  • Frame
  • Instincts
  • Tackling Ability

Areas to Improve

  • Backpedal Quickness
  • Change of Direction

 

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The Tigers were the long-time leader for the 6-foot-3, 180-pound Monday, but had to hold off a late charge by “dream school” Clemson to secure the Peach State product’s verbal.

A four-star recruit, Monday is a long, athletic ball hawk, a banger upon impact and a prospect with improving cover skills. He sees the field well defensively and puts himself in position to break on the football, whether that’s downfield, in the red zone or the screen game.

Monday has the traits to develop into one of the better strong safeties in the SEC.

“He’s a dog, I’ll tell you that,” Derrick Tatum from Elite Talent Football Academy where Monday trains said. “He’s still raw because he’s still learning the position. They’re getting a guy that’s not maxed out. He still has room to grow.”

Tatum added that Monday has a 6-foot-8 wingspan.

“He has really good instincts for the ball and most importantly he’s a guy I know will have success because he wants to get better.”

 

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    58 minutes ago, ellitor said:

    FWIW the legendary CB below agrees. He campaigned hard for the Under Armour game invite Smoke just got.

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    Man...To have anybody endorse you...I'd be ecstatic that it was him. GOAT CB, but better person too.

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    49 minutes ago, ellitor said:

    6'3 with a 6'8 wingspan is very impressive. I find it funny that they say he "lacks top end speed" but his nickname is Smoke for that very reason, his speed.

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    8 hours ago, Beaker said:

    Maybe this is in bad taste and if it is, tell me and I will delete this or E can.

     

    I recently went back and looked Kolbi Fuqua's vid just looking at his play as a Safety.  Man, the kid brings the wood and has a unique ability to snag picks.  His play is more impressive that QM (to me).  Is QM rated higher based on his height and potential or camp workouts maybe?  Fuqua is listed at 6'1".   I love how both play, but Fuqua just makes all kind of plays as a S.  Maybe more impact plays. Maybe it is a competition thing - maybe Fuqua plays against smaller kids?  Teach me something.

    Can you link the video? The only highlights I see are of him at WR.

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    1 hour ago, bigbird said:

    Can you link the video? The only highlights I see are of him at WR.

    Yeah. I can't find safety clips of Fuqua either.

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    http://247sports.com/Video/Sophmore-highlights-4401550?View=Full.   

    5 hours ago, bigbird said:

    Can you link the video? The only highlights I see are of him at WR.

     

    3 hours ago, ellitor said:

    Yeah. I can't find safety clips of Fuqua either.

    Link should work.   First few plays are wideout, but 60%-80% (the midpart has the best parts) through you get the idea how he plays as a safety.  And this is all as sophomore.  Or so it is listed as a soph.   I see a lot of raw talent, but a lot of ability with some quality coaching.

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    20 hours ago, austudnt23 said:

    You have Bird.  You were the first person I thought of when I heard the news Tuesday.

    Same lol, Bird was the first person I thought of when I saw the news as well.

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    I am trying to think of a comparison for Monday. He has so much untapped potential, but I think he reminds me of Ronnie Harrison kind of atm. QM is faster than Harrison though and should be about the same weight by the time his first game at Auburn. Harrison is the current starting safety at Alabama for those that don't know.

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    11 hours ago, austudnt23 said:

    I am trying to think of a comparison for Monday. He has so much untapped potential, but I think he reminds me of Ronnie Harrison kind of atm. QM is faster than Harrison though and should be about the same weight by the time his first game at Auburn. Harrison is the current starting safety at Alabama for those that don't know.

    I'll take it

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    13 hours ago, austudnt23 said:

    I am trying to think of a comparison for Monday. He has so much untapped potential, but I think he reminds me of Ronnie Harrison kind of atm. QM is faster than Harrison though and should be about the same weight by the time his first game at Auburn. Harrison is the current starting safety at Alabama for those that don't know.

    Alec Ogletree(in HS) and Ha-ha Clinton Dixx are two that remind me a little of Monday

     

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    1 hour ago, bigbird said:

    Alec Ogletree(in HS) and Ha-ha Clinton Dixx are two that remind me a little of Monday

     

    Those are very good didn't think of them. 

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    2 hours ago, bigbird said:

    Alec Ogletree(in HS) and Ha-ha Clinton Dixx are two that remind me a little of Monday

     

    That's pretty good company...

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    Heard that Greg Brown was comparing Smoke to HaHa Clinton-Dix who Brown coached at Bama.

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    I was on vacation for a week on a church mission trip. This is great news to come back to. War Eagle and welcome to the Auburn family.

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    On 7/14/2017 at 2:08 AM, ellitor said:

    Not in poor taste at all. You are entitled to your opinion. We have at least 4 coaches who are members of the site so I'll tag them to see if they would like to share their experienced opinion: @bigbird, @corchjay, @JMR, & @Hunter48.  I'll also see if I can find something free from an analyst saying why they like Smoke so much. 

    I'm no secondary guy, but I think most of what people are impressed with in Monday is exceptional length. Advertised as 6-3, he does look to be over 6 feet, and that's as a junior in high school. He's also pretty physical, though not quite the "brutal hitter" he describes himself as. Coverage-wise, he is really raw, but has the tools there to be refined. Excellent instincts vs the run, and a better tackler than most. Fuqua has been more of a wide receiver than a DB, but he's a little quicker than Monday, smaller, and not as physical. He's got good wheels, so he can probably play wherever he's needed, but he appears to consider himself more of an offensive guy. Saw very few plays of him on defense, and he was adequate but not special there. Just opinions based on ten minutes of tape, so take it for what it's worth. 

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    On 7/14/2017 at 1:08 AM, ellitor said:

    Not in poor taste at all. You are entitled to your opinion. We have at least 4 coaches who are members of the site so I'll tag them to see if they would like to share their experienced opinion: @bigbird, @corchjay, @JMR, & @Hunter48.  I'll also see if I can find something free from an analyst saying why they like Smoke so much. 

     

    2 hours ago, JMR said:

    I'm no secondary guy, but I think most of what people are impressed with in Monday is exceptional length. Advertised as 6-3, he does look to be over 6 feet, and that's as a junior in high school. He's also pretty physical, though not quite the "brutal hitter" he describes himself as. Coverage-wise, he is really raw, but has the tools there to be refined. Excellent instincts vs the run, and a better tackler than most. Fuqua has been more of a wide receiver than a DB, but he's a little quicker than Monday, smaller, and not as physical. He's got good wheels, so he can probably play wherever he's needed, but he appears to consider himself more of an offensive guy. Saw very few plays of him on defense, and he was adequate but not special there. Just opinions based on ten minutes of tape, so take it for what it's worth. 

    Awesome page.  Thanks to all for sharing the comparisons and scouting input.   Sure helps me see these players differently and with an eye to the future.  

    Cool thing is both seem to be have the ability to be highly successful at Auburn and one may become very special if he develops.  And both can catch....

    thanks - 

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