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Christian French

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
OregonCOMMITTED (12/09/2010)09/03/2010Tom Osborne
IowaNone10/22/2010Reese Morgan
Iowa St.NoneNoneCourtney Messingham
KansasNoneNoneAaron Stamn
Kansas St.NoneNoneDel Miller
LouisvilleNoneNoneVance Bedford
MissouriNoneNoneAndy Hill
NebraskaNoneNoneBarney Cotton
Notre DameNone10/08/2010Chuck Martin
South FloridaNoneNone
Texas A&MNoneNone
Texas TechNoneNone
WisconsinNoneNoneChris Ash

Scouting Report on Christian French

by Barry Every - 09/23/2010
  • SpeedBlue Chip
  • SizeBlue Chip
  • StrengthDivision I Player
  • AgilityDivision I Player
  • AthleticismBlue Chip
On the Hoof: French is a tall, long, angular athlete and has the look of a shooting guard or small forward in basketball. His body type most resembles a taller Justin McCay of Oklahoma.
Needs Improvement: Defensively, he needs to work on wrapping up ballcarriers rather than just striking them. He also needs to tackle lower by getting better leverage and knee bend at the point of contact. If French is to play on the defensive side of the ball he will need to add some size and muscle mass. He does not have the experience as a receiver to make an impact at that position early in his career.
Most Impressive: He can run sideline to sideline and catch ballcarriers from behind. His skill set makes him ideal for blitzing quarterbacks from the edge. As a receiver his height makes him a mismatch for almost any defensive back.
Conclusion: This athlete is ideal for covering kicks on special teams but will likely redshirt as he gains size and strength. At this time I still feel he is best suited on the defensive side of the ball.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

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