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On the court noone was more athletic than Jaime Watson or Herbert Lee Davis. Guys could sky.
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I've only been seriously paying attention to football for about 7 years because I'm younger. But in that time my vote would have to go to Chris Culliver or Melvin Ingram I think.
The answer is Ryan bethea. He could have gone pro in football, basketball, or baseball. Have you seen another athlete in the sec be able to claim that? You take away the three w's and he would have been a first rounder.
Ok, who is messing with my keyboard? Erase that sentence please.
John Abraham deserves a mention.
Edit: Oops, he has been mentioned.
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Troy Williamson and Jonathan Joseph from my era. JJ is proving it by becoming a premier lockdown CB.
I'm good friends with his son, Brady.
I forgot about Sidney. Ive never seen him play basketball, but im sure he is/was really good. Anyone seen him play?
George Rogers, Sid, Jaime Watson, ricky hagood, Nate Davis, Ingram, Abraham, mookie Wilson.
That's quite an athletic group right there.
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How did the debate not end here? Corey Jenkins played prefessionally in 2 sports. Made it to AA in baseball, came to school, played qb for 2 years for usc, and was drafted by the Dolphins to play defense.
I agree CJ was a great athlete and great player for USC. Just because he was good in two sports does not mean he was the best athlete to ever play at USC. He was good. Ingram was GREAT at what he did. If it would not have hurt our coverage and such, Melvin would have been the long snapper and the punter. He would also have been a TE, and RB in spot situations. I have also heard Todd Ellis say that he has the best arm he has ever seen. Also, Jenkins did not do very well in the NFL, John Abraham was a great High School sprinter, was timed as quick as 4.4, is 6'5" and about 260. He also is a pro bowler. I respect your opinion, and just because I disagree does not make you wrong, as I'm sure you know, but debates like this are fun.
I would say Melvin, Abraham, B. Bryant. But to me, its Melvin. The way he moves at his size, man, oh man. Its not even close. Its his quickness that separates him to me. Also, have ya'll ever watched Melvin in coverage? I honestly say that he could be a safety/nickleback in college. He can backpeddle, then turn his hips and cut and run like a corner....at 280lbs! It is astounding to me. He had two picks this year, and not at the line of scrimmage. His two picks were downfield in coverage. He also saved two touchdowns on attempted throwbacks to the qb by covering Taj Boyd and Taylor Martinez
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Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
I agree he may be. If he continues to produce in both sports (I know he says now he won't) and continues to progress in both sports he could be considered the best athlete hands down if he stays 4 years. Imagine a go to receiver and kick returner in football and a guard averaging 20 points per game in basketball. Not saying it's gonna happen but it could based on what I've seen in his first seasons in each sport. Thing is, you have to a tremendous athlete to even make a college team, not to mention do what he's done in two sports in only a little over 1 season in each sport. He's special no doubt.
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Melvin should be at or near the top. I just reminded myself of the fake punt he took to the house at UGA in front of my two eyes. Man, that was a fun game to attend.
Melvin size alone puts him at the top. Most of the others being mentioned are skilled type players. They are suppose to be athletic. Melvin can do the things the others can do as a defensive lineman.
agreed, plus, he can do skill stuff the skill players can't do. This fact alone: he is on the front 'hands' team on onside kick coverage and onside kick plays. I am curious as to what he is going to run the 40 in at the combine. Regardless, he has quicks that a lot of running backs envy
I've played hoops against a lot of the players from our football team: Cliff Matthews, Jared Cook, Sidney Rice, Freddie Brown, Melvin Ingram, Weslye Saunders, Joe Hills, Jason Barnes. I stand 6'2" 225 and have above average strength. Was into powerlifting for awhile and played football and basketball in high school, so I have seen some ridiculously strong and athletic people and competed with and against them. Three guys really impressed me:
Melvin was the strongest person I have ever encountered in any sport. He is literally like a boulder; moving him is impossible.
But the most freakish human I have ever seen up close was either Cliff Matthews or Jared Cook.
Cliff was a combination of strength and power like I have never seen before. I'm pretty sure he can come within a finger-tip of touching the top of the backboard.
Jared Cook is pure speed and athleticism. I think he can hang onto the top of the backboard without much effort. Serious freak of nature. Pretty strong, but not as strong or as powerful as Cliff. But for overall athleticism I have to go with Jared Cook.
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"You’re either a block-gobbler, a farmer, or you’re a damn hunter and playmaker."
Unfortunately we never gave Jackie Bradley Jr a shot at playing QB, so we'll never know...
Chuck Prezioso last 3 sport letterman enough said. Football basketball golf starter for all three.
Went to school with Sidney from middle school all the way to high school... Sid was always amazing in basketball.... In middle school ball he and AZ Reid were unstoppable and they continued to dominate when they got to high school..... won back to back state championships and averaged a double double his last two seasons..... On top of all that he was a great friend and a good person even though he was such a super star
Shaq thank you! Tramel Terry..... your on the clock :)
Blake Mitchell had an amazing vertical! Him and the Lindsey boys could rep 12 ounce curls with the best of them...
Thats awesome. Do you still talk to Sid? Does he come around USC much anymore or is there kind of bad blood there since he left early and I recall SOS not being too happy about it...
Sydney also won Mr Basketball in SC, I think Derek Watson did too. I can't believe there is bad blood between USC and Rice. The HBC has had many, many players leave early despite his advice. This does not turn personal betw player and coach, as it is just advice from him, and he knows the family situations of the guys.
I don't remember exactly what the beef was but I do recall something there. Maybe someone can help me out...I could be wrong. BTW, it's Sidney not Sydney for the 3 millionth time.
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