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Sammie Coates and Corey Grant? Played basketball with Sammie last year and he might be the most athletic person I've ever met. Pretty stout too.
Met Sammie late on night walking back on campus. He's a really nice guy, and I think he has the talent to be one of our better receivers in recent memory.
Couldn't find Grant on there... I'm guessing because it was known he was ineligible to play.
Agreed. He's a nice guy and is a pretty big cut-up/joker.
I talked to sammie at fan day this past year and he is real well mannered along with kiehl! They were calling me sir and I'm only 29!
My nephew was the QB Sammie's senior year at Leroy (they also played baseball together). I was around him numerous times back then and he was always nice, courteous and respectful. Glad to hear he hasn't changed. I may be biased, but I think he's going to do great things at Auburn.
I'm assuming you got to watch him play in person a great deal at Leroy. What kind of player do you think he is in person? Did he really stand out in every game you saw?
Yes, I watched nearly every game he ever played. In my opinion, Sammie has SEC talent and he was clearly the best athlete on the field his senior year. It was interesting (and entertaining) watching him develope as a player. He showed flashes as a Sophome with Clint Moseley at QB and made some big plays with his speed.
In May before his Junior season he broke his foot while competing at a showcase. Before the injury he ran a sub 4.4 forty at that showcase. Due to the injury he had surgery and got some hardware in his foot. He was cleared to play his Junior year but he was slowed by the injury and didn't seem to trust his foot. He had a decent year but it wasn't as good as he hoped.
By Senior year he came back with a vengeance. The turning point to me was the rivalry game against 4A Jackson. Leroy got down early but Sammie decided he was going to try to win the game. Second half he played lights out and fearless. Leroy came up a little short in the comeback but Sammie realized just how good he could be. From then on, he dominated each game. He was not only fast, he became very physical. Leroy won out and took the state title.
He was a heckuva baseball player too and has a 90+ mph fastball (yes, I saw the gun each time he pitched). But that's a different conversation.
Despite how talented he was/is he was always very humble and personable. I have high expectations for him at this level but you never know.
"Get in where you fit in." Life is, Too Short TL;DR
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