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  • '22 IA TE Eli Raridon (Notre Dame Verbal)

    TE
    W. Des Moines, IA
    Valley HS



    Measurements:
    Height: 6-6
    Weight: 230

    Rankings:
    247 Comp: ... 3* ..... #23 TE ...... #449 OA ..... .8739 rating
    247: .............. 3* ..... #29 TE ............................ 87
    Rivals: .......... 3* ..... #18 TE ............................ 5.7
    ESPN: .......... NR

    Offers:
    FSU
    Illini
    IU
    Iowa
    Iowa St
    K State
    MSU
    Mizzou
    Purdue
    UVA
    WV
    Buffalo

    Media Links:

    Twitter = https://twitter.com/eliraridon

    Highlights:

    Last edited by NDCrusader; 04-26-2021, 04:10 PM.

  • #2
    McNulty just started following him.

    His Dad Scott played OL at ND in the early 2000's.

    This kid is a serious athlete. His basketball film's really good at displaying +athleticism.

    I'll throw a CB now.

    Hoops:


    Last edited by NDCrusader; 04-26-2021, 04:09 PM.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by NDCrusader View Post
      I'll throw a CB now.
      Is their a master Crusader CB scoreboard? The tally is getting high

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Dale View Post
        Is their a master Crusader CB scoreboard? The tally is getting high
        You know, no one's ever asked that.

        I'll have to put that together once ownership sends me a 5 gal bucket of green M&M's and an official IE wife-beater with staff on the back

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        • #5
          My first thought was Scott Raridon played for Nebraska, not ND. Actually both. Grandfather was a Husker All American and a strength coach at ND, among others. Son also named Scott played at ND but I remember nothing about him. They say he signed in 2002 which means Eli was probably born in South Bend.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by stpeteirish View Post
            My first thought was Scott Raridon played for Nebraska, not ND. Actually both. Grandfather was a Husker All American and a strength coach at ND, among others. Son also named Scott played at ND but I remember nothing about him. They say he signed in 2002 which means Eli was probably born in South Bend.
            Yep. Grandpa and Uncle (John) played in Lincoln.

            Thanks for adding Gramps worked for ND.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by NDCrusader View Post
              You know, no one's ever asked that.

              I'll have to put that together once ownership sends me a 5 gal bucket of green M&M's and an official IE wife-beater with staff on the back
              Bit of a tangent, maybe should be in the new ownership thread, but I'd definitely be interested in IE merch

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Irish du Nord View Post
                Bit of a tangent, maybe should be in the new ownership thread, but I'd definitely be interested in IE merch
                Heck yeah, they could sell shirts with your handle on the back.
                I'm too drunk to taste this chicken.

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                • #9
                  Offered by ND

                  <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Wow, after a great conversation with <a href="https://twitter.com/T_Rees11?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@T_Rees11</a> I am excited to receive an offer from the University of Notre Dame!!! <a href="https://t.co/5EfizAG8cv">pic.twitter.com/5EfizAG8cv</a></p>&mdash; Eli Raridon (@EliRaridon) <a href="https://twitter.com/EliRaridon/status/1359197991911972866?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 9, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
                  What did Davonte do?

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                  • #10
                    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/ValleyBBall?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ValleyBBall</a>’s <a href="https://twitter.com/EliRaridon?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@EliRaridon</a> hosted his own dunk contest tonight, which included this authoritative slam ��<br><br>(<a href="https://twitter.com/CISNtv?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@CISNtv</a>) <a href="https://t.co/gDDs8zVwC8">pic.twitter.com/gDDs8zVwC8</a></p>&mdash; Hunter Phillips ���� (@HPOnAir) <a href="https://twitter.com/HPOnAir/status/1354998039618977793?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 29, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

                    yasss
                    What did Davonte do?

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                    • #11
                      From Iowa, so obviously good.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by pumpdog20 View Post
                        From Iowa, so obviously good.
                        If he wrestled instead of playing BB, I'd be more impressed!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Irish#1 View Post
                          If he wrestled instead of playing BB, I'd be more impressed!
                          if he posts photos of himself hunting fishing or farming then we good
                          What did Davonte do?

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                          • #14
                            This is the weirdest recruitment for me. Was friends with his dad while at ND and met this kid as a baby. He was up to his mom's waist basically at 1 year old. I am feeling so old right now. No I don't have inside info, we lost touch though his dad is a good dude.

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                            • #15
                              How old was his dad when Eli was born? Like 17 or something? Dad has a rivals profile lol!
                              What did Davonte do?

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                                  Coach | 2022 Notre Dame TE Target Eli Raridon Checks The Boxes

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                                  • #18
                                    Loy CB

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                                    • #19
                                      June 18th OV per Mike at ISD.

                                      Going to be a big weekend for ND.
                                      "Hey, I'll tell you what. You can get a good look at a butcher's *** by sticking your head up there. But, wouldn't you rather take his word for it?"

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                                      • #20
                                        What did Davonte do?

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                                        • #21
                                          I think Id be happy with Raridon and Staes.
                                          "From Chaos comes Clarity"

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                                          • #22
                                            Umm... Oops?

                                            “I just feel comfortable being here. It’s a place where I want to be for the next four years of my life. It’s a beautiful place. I’ve been here – growing up my whole life going two games per year – being a diehard fan. It’s really special.”
                                            https://notredame.rivals.com/news/le...sit-recruiting

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                                            • #23
                                              Originally posted by Cackalacky2.0 View Post
                                              I think Id be happy with Raridon and Staes.
                                              You better be... cuz they're both done deals.

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                                              • #24
                                                I think Raridon has 1st rd TE potential. He’s just a very good athlete at that size. I love a class of Staes and Raridon.

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                                                • #25
                                                  Kevin posted a great VIP write up today and said he's CBing him to ND

                                                  https://247sports.com/college/notre-...don-164754451/

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                                                  • #26
                                                    Another guy where his coach swears he's a legit 6'6 without shoes. Being a legit 6'6 is a big difference than showing up 6'4 1/2. It will be interesting to see how tall/long some of these guys are when they actually get to campus.

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                                                    • #27
                                                      Originally posted by Luckylucci View Post
                                                      I think Raridon has 1st rd TE potential. He’s just a very good athlete at that size. I love a class of Staes and Raridon.
                                                      Raridon is a good example of the incoherence of 247’s ranking system. The rankings are supposed to be based on where they expect a player to get drafted, not their level of talent and development at the moment.

                                                      Raridon is a legit 6’6”, possesses basketball athleticism, and is being heavily recruited by the top two TE-producing colleges in the country. Notre Dame has had 11 consecutive starting TEs drafted, including multiple 1st and 2nd rounders. Iowa recently produced Kittle, Fant, and Hockenson.

                                                      Keeping all that in mind, the odds seem pretty damn good that Raridon gets drafted. Yet his current ranking suggests that he (and Staes) won’t get drafted. That ranking only makes sense if you’re going off whether he’d be ready to immediately contribute.

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                                                      • #28
                                                        Originally posted by longliveautrydenson View Post

                                                        Raridon is a good example of the incoherence of 247’s ranking system. The rankings are supposed to be based on where they expect a player to get drafted, not their level of talent and development at the moment.

                                                        Raridon is a legit 6’6”, possesses basketball athleticism, and is being heavily recruited by the top two TE-producing colleges in the country. Notre Dame has had 11 consecutive starting TEs drafted, including multiple 1st and 2nd rounders. Iowa recently produced Kittle, Fant, and Hockenson.

                                                        Keeping all that in mind, the odds seem pretty damn good that Raridon gets drafted. Yet his current ranking suggests that he (and Staes) won’t get drafted. That ranking only makes sense if you’re going off whether he’d be ready to immediately contribute.
                                                        I think the offer list leading to a ranking is a dangerous path to go by. Every Bama offer should be a 4 star or higher would align with that thinking. We also have 9 months till NSD, I don’t doubt Raridon gets a bump by then. My ”stars” or “rankings” thought is always they do matter.....by NSD.

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                                                            Another high quality duo if we bring in Raridon and Staes. Lot of athleticism and potential to add to the TE room.

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                                                            • #31
                                                              Pretty cool that they got to do an in-person interview with Eli. Hopefully more of these on campus interviews to come.

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                                                                • #33
                                                                  Cool beans

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                                                                  • #34
                                                                    Atta boy!

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                                                                    • #35
                                                                      Love this pickup! People have said he's a legit 6'6" so that is good. He seems to be much more of a receiving threat than Staes or Nickel. I could see him pushing other guys for playing time immediately.

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                                                                      • #36
                                                                        Originally posted by arrowryan View Post
                                                                        Love this pickup! People have said he's a legit 6'6" so that is good. He seems to be much more of a receiving threat than Staes or Nickel. I could see him pushing other guys for playing time immediately.
                                                                        His coach was emphatic that he's 6-6 and change... barefoot.

                                                                        Good news for sure.

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                                                                        • #37
                                                                          I can't recall where I heard it, but the staff is super high on his athleticism, even comparing him favorably to Eifert

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                                                                          • #38
                                                                            Until @kaneyoufeelit comes home, I'm gonna carry on his tradition of his dancing Barney gif.

                                                                            Just doesn't seem official unless the Dirty Dino's Dancing.

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                                                                            • #39
                                                                              Originally posted by zelezo vlk View Post
                                                                              I can't recall where I heard it, but the staff is super high on his athleticism, even comparing him favorably to Eifert
                                                                              His hoops vids are impressive for a football player. He's not a great player but he runs the floor, collects, and explodes. Very translatable & exciting skillset.

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                                                                              • #40
                                                                                Very good all around athlete. This is the type of guy that once he becomes a full time football player has the chance to explode. Love the pickup.

                                                                                Welcome to ND Eli! #TEU

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                                                                                        Prister's Premium "In the Film Room" article.

                                                                                        In The Film Room . . . Eli Raridon (247sports.com)

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                                                                                          Free article from Sinclair

                                                                                          What Notre Dame is Getting in Eli Raridon (247sports.com)

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                                                                                                Freebie from the Des Moines Register which includes an essay Eli wrote for publication.



                                                                                                Last edited by NDCrusader; 05-02-2021, 03:00 PM.

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                                                                                                • #49
                                                                                                  The comparisons here are going to range from smaller Cole Kmet who went to the combine at 6-5/260 to larger Troy Niklas who measured in at 6-6.5/270.

                                                                                                  In between, you have Kyle Rudolph who was 6-6/259 for his combine but was 6-6/229 on his final 247 HS prospect profile.

                                                                                                  Looking at him, he's gonna be 250 pretty quick, after that he'll want to be as strong as possible without losing speed so 260 is an easy weight to guess for his last year at ND and draft weight.

                                                                                                  Gonna be a stacked room his freshman year. The question is how does the post Mayer vacuum fill? How do snaps get distributed between Bauman, Evans, Raridon in '23? Berrong too but he's gonna be the Tremble like H-Back guy that does all the tricky stuff. And THEN there's Staes and that's too much for my head to handle at this time.

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                                                                                                    Can any of them play snaps at the X like Mayer, you think?

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