Confirmed: Aircraft Carrier Commits to USU

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Confirmed: Aircraft Carrier Commits to USU

Post by Madmartigan » November 25th, 2019, 3:20 pm

6'9, 260 LB center: Nigel John, 3 star on Rivals. Couldn't find him on 247. Nice pickup for the Aggies.

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Re: Confirmed: Aircraft Carrier Commits to USU

Post by slcagg » November 25th, 2019, 3:21 pm

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Re: Confirmed: Aircraft Carrier Commits to USU

Post by ProvoAggie » November 25th, 2019, 3:25 pm

We've talked a bit about him on the forum. Originally committed to Washington State. USU went hard at him but a lot of people assumed he'd go high-major. I think this is a big pickup.



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Re: Confirmed: Aircraft Carrier Commits to USU

Post by Real Life Aggie » November 25th, 2019, 3:27 pm

ProvoAggie wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 3:25 pm
We've talked a bit about him on the forum. Originally committed to Washington State. USU went hard at him but a lot of people assumed he'd go high-major. I think this is a big pickup.
I mean, he DOES play Center.

Puns aside, this is awesome. All the chatter about Nigel John we've had on here makes me really excited for this.



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Re: Confirmed: Aircraft Carrier Commits to USU

Post by Madmartigan » November 25th, 2019, 3:31 pm

ProvoAggie wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 3:25 pm
We've talked a bit about him on the forum. Originally committed to Washington State. USU went hard at him but a lot of people assumed he'd go high-major. I think this is a big pickup.
Man, I wasn't paying attention. Do you know who else was recruiting him. My googling skills couldn't find him on 247.



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Re: Confirmed: Aircraft Carrier Commits to USU

Post by AgMan21 » November 25th, 2019, 3:33 pm

Madmartigan wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 3:31 pm
ProvoAggie wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 3:25 pm
We've talked a bit about him on the forum. Originally committed to Washington State. USU went hard at him but a lot of people assumed he'd go high-major. I think this is a big pickup.
Man, I wasn't paying attention. Do you know who else was recruiting him. My googling skills couldn't find him on 247.
I think it's here: https://247sports.com/player/nigel-john-46051905/

This shows him being recruited by Wash. St. (of course) as well as Pitt, Kansas St., La Tech., Oral Robers, and Tulsa.



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Re: Confirmed: Aircraft Carrier Commits to USU

Post by treesap32 » November 25th, 2019, 3:37 pm

AgMan21 wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Madmartigan wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 3:31 pm
ProvoAggie wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 3:25 pm
We've talked a bit about him on the forum. Originally committed to Washington State. USU went hard at him but a lot of people assumed he'd go high-major. I think this is a big pickup.
Man, I wasn't paying attention. Do you know who else was recruiting him. My googling skills couldn't find him on 247.
I think it's here: https://247sports.com/player/nigel-john-46051905/

This shows him being recruited by Wash. St. (of course) as well as Pitt, Kansas St., La Tech., Oral Robers, and Tulsa.
Verbal Commits has him with offers from Wofford, Washington State, Pitt, Oral Roberts, and LA Tech.
http://www.verbalcommits.com/players/nigel-john



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Re: Confirmed: Aircraft Carrier Commits to USU

Post by ChicAggie » November 25th, 2019, 3:38 pm

AWESOME!! Welcome aboard, Nigel!!



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Re: Confirmed: Aircraft Carrier Commits to USU

Post by flying_scotsman2.0 » November 25th, 2019, 3:39 pm

This dude is in high school and is 6-9, 260?? That alone is exciting.



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Re: Confirmed: Aircraft Carrier Commits to USU

Post by flying_scotsman2.0 » November 25th, 2019, 3:40 pm

Wait, so did he graduate in 2019? What's that all about?



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Re: Confirmed: Aircraft Carrier Commits to USU

Post by aggies22 » November 25th, 2019, 3:41 pm

AgMan21 wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Madmartigan wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 3:31 pm
ProvoAggie wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 3:25 pm
We've talked a bit about him on the forum. Originally committed to Washington State. USU went hard at him but a lot of people assumed he'd go high-major. I think this is a big pickup.
Man, I wasn't paying attention. Do you know who else was recruiting him. My googling skills couldn't find him on 247.
I think it's here: https://247sports.com/player/nigel-john-46051905/

This shows him being recruited by Wash. St. (of course) as well as Pitt, Kansas St., La Tech., Oral Robers, and Tulsa.
Click on the 247 link and see who made the crystal ball prediction. ;)
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Re: Confirmed: Aircraft Carrier Commits to USU

Post by aggies22 » November 25th, 2019, 3:42 pm

flying_scotsman2.0 wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 3:40 pm
Wait, so did he graduate in 2019? What's that all about?
I believe Nigel is at a prep school now.



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Re: Confirmed: Aircraft Carrier Commits to USU

Post by bpd » November 25th, 2019, 3:46 pm

It came down to us and Cincy.
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Re: Confirmed: Aircraft Carrier Commits to USU

Post by slcagg » November 25th, 2019, 3:47 pm

aggies22 wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 3:42 pm
flying_scotsman2.0 wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 3:40 pm
Wait, so did he graduate in 2019? What's that all about?
I believe Nigel is at a prep school now.
What was the deal with his hs situation? Wasn’t it really low level? Overall though look at that interest.



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Re: Confirmed: Aircraft Carrier Commits to USU

Post by AgMan21 » November 25th, 2019, 3:47 pm

aggies22 wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 3:42 pm
flying_scotsman2.0 wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 3:40 pm
Wait, so did he graduate in 2019? What's that all about?
I believe Nigel is at a prep school now.
In case you missed this post about him before (like I did) here are two videos and some links:
aggies1 wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 9:37 am
Its good to hear the staff is out recruiting. Looks like he committed to Washington State last year but decommitted in March.



https://www.cougcenter.com/2019/3/19/18 ... su-cougars

https://247sports.com/player/nigel-john-46051905/

https://n.rivals.com/content/prospects/ ... ohn-244000






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Re: Confirmed: Aircraft Carrier Commits to USU

Post by ThunderAggie » November 25th, 2019, 3:47 pm

bpd wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 3:46 pm
It came down to us and Cincy.
Source? Also, were there other teams that wanted him that aren't listed on 247?



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Re: Confirmed: Aircraft Carrier Commits to USU

Post by aggies22 » November 25th, 2019, 3:49 pm

Also, the tweet Nigel sent out says committed but I believe he actually signed an LOI last week before the signing period ended. He's 100% in.
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Re: Confirmed: Aircraft Carrier Commits to USU

Post by ThunderAggie » November 25th, 2019, 3:50 pm

aggies22 wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 3:49 pm
Also, the tweet Nigel sent out says committed but I believe he actually signed an LOI last week before the signing period ended. He's 100% in.
Another question...would he play next season and that would be his freshman year?



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Re: Confirmed: Aircraft Carrier Commits to USU

Post by aceofspadeskb » November 25th, 2019, 3:52 pm

AgMan21 wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 3:47 pm
aggies22 wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 3:42 pm
flying_scotsman2.0 wrote:
November 25th, 2019, 3:40 pm
Wait, so did he graduate in 2019? What's that all about?
I believe Nigel is at a prep school now.
In case you missed this post about him before (like I did) here are two videos and some links:
aggies1 wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 9:37 am
Its good to hear the staff is out recruiting. Looks like he committed to Washington State last year but decommitted in March.



https://www.cougcenter.com/2019/3/19/18 ... su-cougars

https://247sports.com/player/nigel-john-46051905/

https://n.rivals.com/content/prospects/ ... ohn-244000



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Re: Confirmed: Aircraft Carrier Commits to USU

Post by aggies22 » November 25th, 2019, 3:52 pm

    bpd wrote:
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    It came down to us and Cincy.


    I believe you are correct.



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    Post by aggies22 » November 25th, 2019, 3:53 pm

    ThunderAggie wrote:
    November 25th, 2019, 3:50 pm
    aggies22 wrote:
    November 25th, 2019, 3:49 pm
    Also, the tweet Nigel sent out says committed but I believe he actually signed an LOI last week before the signing period ended. He's 100% in.
    Another question...would he play next season and that would be his freshman year?
    Yes.



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    Post by aceofspadeskb » November 25th, 2019, 3:54 pm

    Dude can dunk. Can he shoot? Every video clip was inside of 2 feet.



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    Post by Madmartigan » November 25th, 2019, 4:09 pm

    aceofspadeskb wrote:
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    Dude can dunk. Can he shoot? Every video clip was inside of 2 feet.
    LOL. Unknown, when you're guarded by dudes my size and you're 6'9 250 + I'd be dunking all the time too.



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    Post by WannabeAgAlum » November 25th, 2019, 5:17 pm

    Madmartigan wrote:
    November 25th, 2019, 4:09 pm
    aceofspadeskb wrote:
    November 25th, 2019, 3:54 pm
    Dude can dunk. Can he shoot? Every video clip was inside of 2 feet.
    LOL. Unknown, when you're guarded by dudes my size and you're 6'9 250 + I'd be dunking all the time too.
    LOL. Yes I was wondering two things. 1-can he dunk and 2-which one is he.

    Looks like Adam Sandler playing dodgeball.



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    Post by Blitz79 » November 25th, 2019, 5:53 pm

    Awesome. He can move extremly well for a big guy. Hope he is playing tougher competition now. The way he moves reminds me of a poor man's Zion. That's a compliment, no body moves like Zion.

    22, does this mean we are no longer recruiting the other guy you couldn't tell us about? Who is he? I guess if Stall and/or Grootfam move on then there is a spot for him. We still need another wing though.



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    Post by Yossarian » November 25th, 2019, 6:12 pm

    Blitz79 wrote:
    November 25th, 2019, 5:53 pm
    Awesome. He can move extremly well for a big guy. Hope he is playing tougher competition now. The way he moves reminds me of a poor man's Zion. That's a compliment, no body moves like Zion.

    22, does this mean we are no longer recruiting the other guy you couldn't tell us about? Who is he? I guess if Stall and/or Grootfam move on then there is a spot for him. We still need another wing though.
    And a JC point guard



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    Post by bullshot » November 25th, 2019, 6:19 pm

    Blitz79 wrote:
    November 25th, 2019, 5:53 pm
    Awesome. He can move extremly well for a big guy. Hope he is playing tougher competition now. The way he moves reminds me of a poor man's Zion. That's a compliment, no body moves like Zion.

    22, does this mean we are no longer recruiting the other guy you couldn't tell us about? Who is he? I guess if Stall and/or Grootfam move on then there is a spot for him. We still need another wing though.
    Actually, I think we need a point guard, Able P. Will be moving on. I’m pretty sure Ashworth will not be ready for prime time just yet.



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    Post by ThunderAggie » November 25th, 2019, 6:21 pm

    bullshot wrote:
    November 25th, 2019, 6:19 pm
    Blitz79 wrote:
    November 25th, 2019, 5:53 pm
    Awesome. He can move extremly well for a big guy. Hope he is playing tougher competition now. The way he moves reminds me of a poor man's Zion. That's a compliment, no body moves like Zion.

    22, does this mean we are no longer recruiting the other guy you couldn't tell us about? Who is he? I guess if Stall and/or Grootfam move on then there is a spot for him. We still need another wing though.
    Actually, I think we need a point guard, Able P. Will be moving on. I’m pretty sure Ashworth will not be ready for prime time just yet.
    We should look for a transfer point guard with D1 experience, possibly from a P6 school. If we continue to play very well and the main spot of need next year is PG, I bet some guys would come and play for Smith if they are in the transfer portal.



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    Post by Roy McAvoy » November 25th, 2019, 6:23 pm

    This is Coach Smith’s 2nd aircraft carrier landing.

    Of all the things Coach Smith has accomplished already, the most impressive may be the fact he’s landed not one, but two aircraft carriers already.



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    Queta, Kuba, and John. Doesn’t that make three?


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    Post by aggies22 » November 25th, 2019, 6:31 pm

    Blitz79 wrote:
    November 25th, 2019, 5:53 pm
    Awesome. He can move extremly well for a big guy. Hope he is playing tougher competition now. The way he moves reminds me of a poor man's Zion. That's a compliment, no body moves like Zion.

    22, does this mean we are no longer recruiting the other guy you couldn't tell us about? Who is he? I guess if Stall and/or Grootfam move on then there is a spot for him. We still need another wing though.
    I absolutely believe we would take a second big man during the spring signing period. But I think he might be more like a McChesney type than a big bodied dude like Nigel. Grootfaam is a senior so he's gone anyway. At this point in time, I would be surprised if Stall moved on.

    Nigel John is a HUGE get he's our second or third highest rated recruit ever!



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    Post by TrueAG » November 25th, 2019, 6:36 pm

    It's so nice to have legit size for a change.



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    Post by bullshot » November 25th, 2019, 6:41 pm

    This is a very good pickup. However, before you guys get all mentally erected, please note the competition. The look like 7th graders



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    Post by utaggies » November 25th, 2019, 6:50 pm

    bullshot wrote:
    November 25th, 2019, 6:19 pm
    Blitz79 wrote:
    November 25th, 2019, 5:53 pm
    Awesome. He can move extremly well for a big guy. Hope he is playing tougher competition now. The way he moves reminds me of a poor man's Zion. That's a compliment, no body moves like Zion.

    22, does this mean we are no longer recruiting the other guy you couldn't tell us about? Who is he? I guess if Stall and/or Grootfam move on then there is a spot for him. We still need another wing though.
    Actually, I think we need a point guard, Able P. Will be moving on. I’m pretty sure Ashworth will not be ready for prime time just yet.
    Help me out here. I have seen a similar comment a couple of times. But I guess I have not been paying attention. Porter is a Junior this year. Why is it that we don’t expect him to return to USU for his Senior season? Thanks.



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    Post by Turtle » November 25th, 2019, 6:55 pm

    utaggies wrote:
    November 25th, 2019, 6:50 pm
    bullshot wrote:
    November 25th, 2019, 6:19 pm
    Blitz79 wrote:
    November 25th, 2019, 5:53 pm
    Awesome. He can move extremly well for a big guy. Hope he is playing tougher competition now. The way he moves reminds me of a poor man's Zion. That's a compliment, no body moves like Zion.

    22, does this mean we are no longer recruiting the other guy you couldn't tell us about? Who is he? I guess if Stall and/or Grootfam move on then there is a spot for him. We still need another wing though.
    Actually, I think we need a point guard, Able P. Will be moving on. I’m pretty sure Ashworth will not be ready for prime time just yet.
    Help me out here. I have seen a similar comment a couple of times. But I guess I have not been paying attention. Porter is a Junior this year. Why is it that we don’t expect him to return to USU for his Senior season? Thanks.
    I actually know this! He graduates this year and doesn't plan on pursuing basketball professionally so he is thinking he will move on with his life, which is understandable!



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