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By Cider Jim
#542871 Here's to hoping he wants some home cookin' and a brand new stadium! :pray
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By prototype
#542874 This is one we need!! They should be doing all they can to convince this kid to stay home. He's a beast. We can't let JMU get him.
By jinxy
#542877 I think he was leaning odu. Tech is also trying to flip a back from ut and if they dont i suspect they may offer as well. They have been sending a lot to him.
Last edited by jinxy on December 13th, 2017, 10:37 am, edited 1 time in total.
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By R i
#542882 Does anyone know if we have a legit chance with Elijah ?
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By Class of 20Something
#542902
R i wrote:Does anyone know if we have a legit chance with Elijah ?


Twitter response from friends and family was to the tune of "about time." I suspect we have been a discussion point before yesterday.
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By cruzan_flame13
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Class of 20Something wrote:
R i wrote:Does anyone know if we have a legit chance with Elijah ?


Twitter response from friends and family was to the tune of "about time." I suspect we have been a discussion point before yesterday.


Did you see that one tweet that he reposted which describe coaches sleeping on good players near their local areas? Elijah agreed by saying that it’s the same thing going on here in the 434. Honestly we need to start looking closely in the local areas as well (if we haven’t been before).
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By Sly Fox
#542910 Luke 4:24

For the record, I fully support the coaches chasing the players they feel helps the team the most regardless of zip code. By all indications, Elijah's senior year proved his value to the Flames staff.
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By Class of 20Something
#542914
cruzan_flame13 wrote:
Class of 20Something wrote:
R i wrote:Does anyone know if we have a legit chance with Elijah ?


Twitter response from friends and family was to the tune of "about time." I suspect we have been a discussion point before yesterday.


Did you see that one tweet that he reposted which describe coaches sleeping on good players near their local areas? Elijah agreed by saying that it’s the same thing going on here in the 434. Honestly we need to start looking closely in the local areas as well (if we haven’t been before).


We didn't have an issue offering Scruggs early. He's in our backyard too. I'm curious why we didn't offer Davis sooner. It can't be not knowing hes here.
By jinxy
#542959 Staff is putting the full court press on. Hit him with the edit and coach brown with the in home visit.
By olldflame
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jinxy wrote:Staff is putting the full court press on. Hit him with the edit and coach brown with the in home visit.


Enthusiastic tweet from Elijah following coach Brown's visit (lots of exclamation marks). Sounds like he has gotten past any annoyance he may have had with the offer not coming earlier.
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By Class of 20Something
#543003 https://twitter.com/javonscruggs1/statu ... 1877633025

Scruggs doin the dirty work. KEEP HIM HOME!!!
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By Purple Haize
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Class of 20Something wrote:https://twitter.com/javonscruggs1/status/941352501877633025

Scruggs doin the dirty work. KEEP HIM HOME!!!


Javon is a solid kid
By jinxy
#543561 Sounds like hes taking multiple visits. Never quit sure where you want to be. I would suspect we cant wait for him to reveal on signing day because we really need another back.
By GillsHill-LU
#544346 Announced on his twitter, has narrowed down to a top 3, He is visiting all three in the next 2 weekends. JMU, ODU, and LU. Hoping we can keep this kid in Lynchburg. Would be a great addition to our RB Class.
By olldflame
#544559 Scruggs still recruiting Elijah on twitter. Any thoughts of Javon not signing are pretty much paranoia at this point, and I'm feeling better and better about LaLa.
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By Class of 20Something
#544580 The editing crew is running circles around JMU and ODU too. Both of them keep showing Lala in HHS gear. That edit with Scruggs and Lala on the field is fantastic.
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By Cider Jim
#544718 JMU = FCS powerhouse

LU = FBS in Davis's hometown
By olldflame
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Cider Jim wrote:JMU = FCS powerhouse

LU = FBS in Davis's hometown


The opportunity to compete for a championship and fewer rules would be JMU's advantages. I don't get the impression that the Liberty lifestyle is a problem for LaLa. Home cooking, amazing facilities and FCOA are plusses for Liberty. Not sure who JMU has at RB, but I suspect he would also have a better chance to play immediately at LU. ODU had been the front runner, but when he didn't sign with them in the early period, I think their chances took a nose dive.
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By Class of 20Something
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olldflame wrote:
Cider Jim wrote:JMU = FCS powerhouse

LU = FBS in Davis's hometown


The opportunity to compete for a championship and fewer rules would be JMU's advantages. I don't get the impression that the Liberty lifestyle is a problem for LaLa. Home cooking, amazing facilities and FCOA are plusses for Liberty. Not sure who JMU has at RB, but I suspect he would also have a better chance to play immediately at LU. ODU had been the front runner, but when he didn't sign with them in the early period, I think their chances took a nose dive.


I think our late offer tanked their chances.
By jinxy
#544732 Ive heard from a decent source that hes literally 33/33/33. The one thing nobody knows is the element of does he want to get away from home and does he harbor any ill will from us taking so long to offer and how much does playing with scruggs really matter. We really need him bad. Theres no back like him on the roster

I would not expect a commitment from him this weekend. I def think he will visit odu Before making a decision.

If we can get him carter lester robinson lemonier the juice kid and keep the 3 commitments i would be much happier.
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By FlamesHighontheTide
#544738 Apparently, Jacquez and Elijah have hit it off well on their visit. Not to mention big win that Frankie (a heritage high product too) is the host for Elijah. That's a advantage we have over ODU and JMU. Frankie already had a friendship with Elijah well before this visit.

It will be an interesting next few weeks.
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By Sly Fox
#544769 He posted an edit this afternoon from JMU referencing his mom and a few pics from his visit.

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By FlamesHighontheTide
#544804 I think we can offer Elijah something ODU can't, SIGNIFICANT playing time in his first year. Maybe even the opportunity to start at some point in his freshman year. ODU has a 3 star rb from last year that was redshirted and they have a redshirt freshman who got 21 carries last year and then their 2nd leading rusher was a junior and he got a hefty work-load. Again, it will be very interesting to see what happens in the next few weeks.
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By cruzan_flame13
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FlamesHighontheTide wrote:I think we can offer Elijah something ODU can't, SIGNIFICANT playing time in his first year. Maybe even the opportunity to start at some point in his freshman year. ODU has a 3 star rb from last year that was redshirted and they have a redshirt freshman who got 21 carries last year and then their 2nd leading rusher was a junior and he got a hefty work-load. Again, it will be very interesting to see what happens in the next few weeks.



I could be wrong, but I think it’s basically what his mother would like more for him. Looking at his tweets, his mother’s position is very important. Even though all of these schools are driving distances. I’m sure his mother would like to attend every game down the road. Plus, as some have stated before, mama’s cooking will be very close by. I would also like to point out, again, that Javon has been hyping LU with Lala a lot so the chemistry is building already.
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By Class of 20Something
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cruzan_flame13 wrote:
FlamesHighontheTide wrote:I think we can offer Elijah something ODU can't, SIGNIFICANT playing time in his first year. Maybe even the opportunity to start at some point in his freshman year. ODU has a 3 star rb from last year that was redshirted and they have a redshirt freshman who got 21 carries last year and then their 2nd leading rusher was a junior and he got a hefty work-load. Again, it will be very interesting to see what happens in the next few weeks.



I could be wrong, but I think it’s basically what his mother would like more for him. Looking at his tweets, his mother’s position is very important. Even though all of these schools are driving distances. I’m sure his mother would like to attend every game down the road. Plus, as some have stated before, mama’s cooking will be very close by. I would also like to point out, again, that Javon has been hyping LU with Lala a lot so the chemistry is building already.


At this point I just want them to ball together. I just want to look at them during the Syracuse game, our rising sophomores with Sr QB Buckshot and his revamped Great Wall of Liberty. I want to see them hype each other up in pregame and after every play.
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By Cider Jim
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FlamesHighontheTide wrote:I think we can offer Elijah something ODU can't, SIGNIFICANT playing time in his first year. Maybe even the opportunity to start at some point in his freshman year.

Isn't that what got Buckshot here in the first place? Maybe history will repeat itself.
By olldflame
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Cider Jim wrote:
FlamesHighontheTide wrote:I think we can offer Elijah something ODU can't, SIGNIFICANT playing time in his first year. Maybe even the opportunity to start at some point in his freshman year.

Isn't that what got Buckshot here in the first place? Maybe history will repeat itself.


In large part. He passed on offers from FIU and FAU because they told him he would likely redshirt.
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By cruzan_flame13
#545069 Lala posing in ODU gear:

https://mobile.twitter.com/Lala_Footbal ... 1871348737

Honestly he looks better as a flame and his supporters are so close to him. Looking at this pic, it just doesn’t look right. I don’t see him as a monarch at all.
By olldflame
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cruzan_flame13 wrote:Lala posing in ODU gear:

https://mobile.twitter.com/Lala_Footbal ... 1871348737

Honestly he looks better as a flame and his supporters are so close to him. Looking at this pic, it just doesn’t look right. I don’t see him as a monarch at all.


Interesting choice for the pose.
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By Jonathan Carone
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cruzan_flame13 wrote:Honestly he looks better as a flame and his supporters are so close to him. Looking at this pic, it just doesn’t look right. I don’t see him as a monarch at all.


I’m sure that’s an unbiased opinion.
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By Cider Jim
#545080 I'd say it's a pretty safe bet that Elijah Davis will be playing in Williams Staidum on Sept. 1. But the big question is, which uniform will he be wearing? And would he rather play against UVa or VA Tech his freshman year?
By jinxy
#545085 I believe we had a slight edge going into this weekend. Hes a swing commit for us. I think carter is holding out hope for a last minute offer and i think hes interesed to see what davis does. That was a good pairing last week with that group. Im hearing he may wait to signing day to announce either way.

I hate to overhype a freshman but hes a key piece for us for so many different reasons. We need to win a head to head battle with jmu and odu when its clear all 3 are all in. We also need that power speed combo to complete the skill set positions for the next couple years. If we can block at all were going to put up some points with a davis/hickson backfield barret at TE king in the slot and farrow and AGG on the outside.
By jinxy
#545086 This may have been mentioned elsewhere but is elijah by any chance korrey davis brother? Cant remember where he played high school but he went to umass and then transferred to lu under rocco but never was able to make much impact. If so that would be an interesting dynamic as well.
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By FlamesHighontheTide
#545087 Jinxy, I don't think your over-hyping at all. This kid would be the highest rated running back recruit aside from Rashad Jennings to ever play at the bill. We haven't been able to run the ball steady since DJ Abnar's break-out season when we went to the playoffs.

This is a good calls so far for our first FBS class. This becomes a great class for us (I'm including Johnny Huntley too by the way) if Elijah commits. I still feel pretty good about him signing with us. Unless I am missing something with ODU's roster(which could be), I REALLY think he will see significantly more playing time with us then them.

Here is one thing: I hope none of us are disappointed in the staff if he doesn't commit. They have done a bang-up job in recruiting this kid. If he chooses ODU over us then he will have his reasons.
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By Sly Fox
#545094 I have no idea if they are related, but Korey was a Heritage Pioneer.
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By cruzan_flame13
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Jonathan Carone wrote:
cruzan_flame13 wrote:Honestly he looks better as a flame and his supporters are so close to him. Looking at this pic, it just doesn’t look right. I don’t see him as a monarch at all.


I’m sure that’s an unbiased opinion.


Actually it was an unbiased opinion. I have nothing against the monarchs program but I just don’t see Lala as a monarch. Now if I was talking about JMU, then that would’ve been a different story.
By olldflame
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cruzan_flame13 wrote:ODU is going hard on LaLa. They want him on their roster badly.


I'm sure they do, but the fact is they already have ten (10) RBs.
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By BJWilliams
#545286 Agreed...he has more chance to play immediately here
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By Class of 20Something
#545296
BJWilliams wrote:Agreed...he has more chance to play here


Fixed that for you.
By olldflame
#545379 Based on his twitter, it looks like lala has been getting some late attention (but apparently no offers yet) from one or more P5 schools looking for a backup plan. He gives it the triple thumbs down emoji.