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    He's a guy i follow because of his Virginia(ish) roots.

    Does his performance this year come as a disappointment due to his high recruiting rank and apparent high pedigree, or did he meet expectations for a basically true(Even though he had a little time at VT) Freshman at his weight? Is 197 the right weight for him? He had been projected as a HVY coming out of high school where he wrestled at 215.

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    I think his season was disappointing even for a true freshman. I will say this though: He would quit in his matches earlier in the year, but he didn't quit at Big 10s. That is a good thing in my mind. He seemed to leave his legs wide open for attack, which you wouldn't expect from a guy with his high school success.

    I have heard that he will be at heavy next year. Hopefully he feels more comfortable at that weight. I'm excited to see his progress after a full year in a wrestling room.

    What do you mean "virginia(ish) roots?" Isn't he Virginian?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gold View Post

    What do you mean "virginia(ish) roots?" Isn't he Virginian?
    Yes, but by way of New Jersey, he moved to cburg to be on that team, not a native per say. Had dresser not been in cburg or va, doubt id be able to call him a virginian at all.

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    From where in NJ ? He's not recognizable from the NJ wrestling scene.
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    Hey looked sucked down at Big 10s. He just didn't look like a top tier recruit and I suppose some of it was the weight cutting. Some kids are good with cutting weight, some aren't. He seems to be one that would be better giving up 50-60lbs as a heavyweight.
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    I agree with Champ. He could probably be at 230 without even looking too big.


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    Honeycutt was a 215 lber in high school and he's at 184 now . When he beat Marone at the Beast of the east he did a standing back flip-which astounded me because that takes a lot of athleticism especially after wrestling a tough match -IMO he would be a better 197 lber .

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    Wasn't he ranked the number 1 recruit at all weights his senior year?
    Definitely was the top Heavy.
    With all the recruiting hype, his performance thus far has to be a disappointment.
    Seems similar to David Craig, just not able to live up to his status as a #1 recruit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r.payton@att.net View Post
    Honeycutt was a 215 lber in high school and he's at 184 now . When he beat Marone at the Beast of the east he did a standing back flip-which astounded me because that takes a lot of athleticism especially after wrestling a tough match -IMO he would be a better 197 lber .
    Actually I'm pretty sure he was 189. Everyone thought John Weakley was the best 189 in Ohio, but then Honeycutt beat him twice, so that changed people's minds. Doesn't mean he didn't wrestle a tourney at 215, though.


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