'22 TN WR Xavier Gaillardetz

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What's not clear in this video is, on the first pass play, the stiff arm he put on the second defender really showed his upper body strength. Because of the approach angle, instead of it slowing the defender, Xavier's stiff arm propelled himself forward and out of the tackler's reach.

This was the first game I've seen him not pull in a pass that he got at least one hand on. Happened in the first half. Haven't found the replay to know if that was on him or the defenders.
 
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Then why be that guy. Why not try instead to get his film in front of someone since you’re a recruiting guru supposedly.
That's the point of my posting. I'm not advocating for Tennessee to get Gaillardetz--I'm advocating for the player, to get his abilities in front of people who do know and talk recruiting.

When parents are willing to send their son 1300 miles away to another country, knowing that their own country's COVID restrictions could potentially keep him from being able to come home until he graduates, just so he can have the opportunity to earn a scholarship to a better education from a US college--and he has only one season to show his wares...

Yeah. I don't mind getting outside of my comfort zone to help push that bandwagon.
 
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That's the point of my posting. I'm not advocating for Tennessee to get Gaillardetz--I'm advocating for the player, to get his abilities in front of people who do know and talk recruiting.

When parents are willing to send their son 1300 miles away to another country, knowing that their own country's COVID restrictions could potentially keep him from being able to come home until he graduates, just so he can have the opportunity to earn a scholarship to a better education from a US college--and he has only one season to show his wares...

Yeah. I don't mind getting outside of my comfort zone to help push that bandwagon.
Do you have any relation to him? Just always wondered. News said he had like 9 TDs already
 
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It's become very common for families to spend the college money on McCallie, so that their boy can earn a scholarship (academic, athletic, musical, etc.) beyond what the family would have been able to afford. And a good many McCallie students are able to be there because of financial aid.

I'm thinking of a skinny kid from Atlanta who is now playing football at Yale, having learned how to manage that academic load at McCallie. Setting the bar low elevates no one. (...pointing the finger at some public schools!)

Whether you're a coach, a teacher, or a supporter, there's no better investment than investing in a life.
Amen👍

From what I can see on film, and that recorded 100m time you posted.

He.just.needs to work.on his speed. Young guy with good body control.

Hope he continues to ball out!
 
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Do you have any relation to him? Just always wondered.
No relation with Xavier, only a working relationship with the school--or rather, part of the school. Xavier I know by reputation, through people who do know him. But I've only spoken to him in passing. Kenzy Paul I have had some conversations with. Neither would know or suspect me of posting here on their behalf.

I'm much more familiar with college academic recruiting than athletic recruiting. If there are NCAA rules I'm in danger of crossing, please advise!
 

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