Is Tarik Cohen (running back from Bunn) a D-1 player.

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  • Taco Bell Football Feb 7, 8:11 p.m.
    Bench Warmer

    Ameer Abdullah from Nebraska is 5'8..

  • West maybe is bestest Feb 7, 4:53 p.m.
    Sports Legend

    nm

  • ciscopack Feb 7, 3:08 p.m.
    Towel Boy

    To add to quasifree after another year of football - Tarik was the MEAC Co-Offensive Player of the Year in his sophomore football season. He ended up with 1340 yards rushing and 237 receiving with a 6.8 YPC average, 2nd in the nation. He was also 2nd in FCS nationwide with 143.4 All-Purpose YPG. Nice year Tarik! In January, Tarik started his freshman Track and Field campaign with NC A&T. They have a lot of fast guys on that squad. I see that Tarik has a 6.75 60 meter dash time and a 22.09 200 meter run time under his belt in competition....not bad for a Running Back! Keep grinding man and stay with the books. Be all you can be...we're watching in southern Franklin County! I had no doubts.

  • Blankman Nov 30, 2013
    Veteran

    I'm happy to hear that Tarik Cohen was the top running back in the MEAC, especially for my NC A&T Aggies. I'm happy to see he also made 1st team All Conference also

  • cantbustem Nov 30, 2013
    Sports Legend

    NO

  • quasifree Nov 30, 2013
    Towel Boy

    This young Brother is as quick as a Cat and has the heart of a Lion. We are glad to have this Player.

    Cohen Named MEAC's Best Rookie

    http://www.ncataggies.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=24500&ATCLID=209326310

  • UNCalltheway Oct 9, 2013
    Rookie

    Maybe he should move to slot, as long as he can catch.

  • ciscopack Oct 8, 2013
    Towel Boy

    Looking Cohen info. on a rainy day and this is the first time I've been back here. I knew there had to be a good excuse. If I'd been there, I'd found a way for better traction and told the coaches doing the timing. Of course, I'd had you well prepared going in too. Bunn doesn't get to take many players with your skills; guys like you must count!

    I've watched 1 A&T game on ESPN3 and 2 on the U. Keep working brother, you're looking good running the ball and remember that school work and citizenship count! You'll keep getting more PT, I like the OC calling the plays. Don't stick that football out for an extra half yard, it ain't worth it. Practice catching passes all you can and watch Sproles. If the Williamsburg, VA Wyndham Resorts had any vacancies this weekend, I'd be in Newport News on the weekend. Good luck!

  • BigKev71 Mar 12, 2013
    Pro

    Glad Tarik will be continuing his career at the next level. He has heart and you can't coach that. Good luck young man!

  • kmagnusson Mar 9, 2013
    Sports Legend

    Worn out tennis shoes on a dusty floor is a recipe for disaster. Your lucky you didnt tear a ligament in your knee. If it's any consolation, the last time I ran a 40 they had to time me with a calendar. I wish you were a Iowa HAWKEYE. Good luck to you in the future.

  • tarikcohen Mar 9, 2013
    Towel Boy

    The reason why i ran a 4.9 in the shuttle is because, i didnt know we were going to be in a gym. so i didnt bring good shoes to run, it was my first combine. also the gym floor was so dusty ! i was sliding.

  • ciscopack Feb 1, 2013
    Towel Boy

    None and no....I'm just know he should be better than 4.90 and 4.85 in the Pro shuttle but maybe I'm wrong?? J'wan was 4.28 and 4.46 and of course reach does play a factor. You tell me how it went down. I'll certainly watch an A&T game or two ...Campbell too and wish them nothing but the best.

  • 3 Yards and a Cloud Feb 1, 2013
    Bench Warmer

    @ciscopack:
    What camps did you take him to? Did you see him rum at the Shrine Bowl Combine?

  • ciscopack Jan 31, 2013
    Towel Boy

    kickit...I understand. Dad says he's an even better person than kicker and a good golfer too. Enjoy the ride and don't get pressured by it.

  • ciscopack Jan 31, 2013
    Towel Boy

    He lacked exposure for sure. I'd got him in several camps in hindsight. When he ran 4.38 at the Shrine Bowl combine the coaches thought the timer was messed up. This "no-name" isn't coming in here as the fastest guy. Then Tarik backed it up. Great VJ too. I don't know what happened in the Pro Shuttle but the guy is cat quick! Either he didn't think it was important or he slipped twice and the coaches said...he's a no name...don't worry about it. If he slipped and was a name...he'd got another turn to really see. I doubt he'd ever done a Pro Shuttle before that day too?

  • hsfootballraleigh Jan 31, 2013
    All Star

    Honestly, to play d-1 its connections and fighting, i play d-1 football. Ive seen a 6'0 200 lb back that ran a 4.4 go d-3, and i know a 5'7 160 back whos fastest clock 40 was a 4.6 play d-1, get exposure and dont let size or 40 time let you down, you have to push your goal.

  • justkickit Jan 31, 2013
    Veteran

    Cisco...for the record, he's too humble to post as his old man might. Thanks for the encouraging words on his youtube channel. His leg has taken us places we would have never been otherwise. It's been a good ride, hard to believe he'll be a senior next year.

  • ciscopack Jan 31, 2013
    Towel Boy

    justkickit....hoping we get a shot at you or your son...I don't know which you are. I got to the Central Nash game at CN when he/you was a freshman and got there really early and watched you/him kick pre-game. I told my (former principal/great fan) dad that the kicker is D-1! I emailed TOB that night. That was either the 1st or 2nd game of the year, that year. I was amazed and even more now.

  • justkickit Jan 30, 2013
    Veteran

    The Franklin Times reports that Cohen will "continue his career at NC A&T University in Greensboro". It appears that they have landed the Northern Carolina Conference Player of the Year. So yes, Tarik IS a D1(AA) player. Congratulations Mr. Cohen.

    The Times also reports that 13 of his teammates will be making their decisions soon. Bunn continues to put impact players in college programs.

  • kmagnusson Jan 28, 2013
    Sports Legend

    Send his film to the University of IOWA. They always have huge lineman that go on to the pros and a small fast back would be hard to see behind them. When they zone block, it gives the runner a chance to cut back and find the best holes. Fred Russel was a 5 ft 5 inch running back who was all big ten at IOWA and went on to the pros a few years back!

  • kevinswatson Jan 28, 2013
    Towel Boy

    I'm hoping my Pirates sign him. Been watching him torch people the past few years.

  • ciscopack Jan 28, 2013
    Towel Boy

    I had to come back 1 more time.....I'd give $1000 for ECU to take him and I'd give another $1000 to see him play RB, KOR and PR for them against my team NC State!

  • ciscopack Jan 28, 2013
    Towel Boy

    45 Division 1 schools offered 5 star Bunn RB Brandon Barnes! That inc. TX, USC (Seattle Seahawk HC), and USC, FL, FSU, Alabama, Auburn, every school in NC, SC, VA...everyone. Cisco told NCSU better! I knew Bunn had 4 better backs in the 2A backfield and I watched them run in 2007. I'm also glad Brandon went to NC State w/Tom O'Brien...at other schools, he'd been sent packing. He'll earn his degree next spring!

    Tarik is a totally different cat!!!!! No stars.

  • ciscopack Jan 28, 2013
    Towel Boy

    Tarik is 10 pounds heavier than Darren Sproles at the exact same time! He is 9 pounds lighter than Jaquizz Rodgers and all 3 are 5' 6". He reminds me running of Chris Thompson at FSU and Perry Jones at UVA. He can block and he can catch and 300 pound guys don't scare him! He had the fastest average 40 time at all of the NC Shrine combines; 900+ players! You can't teach sub-4.4 with cat like moves!!!! The guy has the heart and want-to of a player that every coach in the nation wants at every position. He loves the game and it shows and he'll sweep floors and set up the concession stands just for a chance! He's the best player at Bunn High since '78 Bunn grad. and Duke AA and Chicago Bear and Blitz draftee Dennis Tabron. He has more heart than Dennis....myself and Dennis were in the same offensive and defensive backfield! That includes many D-1 and FCS players! Coaches are missing the boat!

  • strongside Jan 15, 2013
    Rookie

    Size shouldn't matter it should be about production. However few coaches are going to put their 100k+ job on the line for a break the mold kid

  • justkickit Jan 13, 2013
    Veteran

    Denver's Trindon Holiday had 2 returns for TD's yesterday that were remarkably reminiscent of many of Tarik's returns. Same combination of vision, agility, and speed. You don't have to be big if they can't catch you.

  • cap8fan Dec 14, 2012
    All Star

    Gio is listed as 205lbs. There is a remarkable difference between weighing 165 and 205 (40lbs). I would tell Tarik to hit the weight room hard and eat as much as he can to work on his size. How are his grades? Is he against going to a prep school or juco to help with his size and strength? Which schools is his coach promoting him to?

    You have to remember, D1 schools have hundreds of recruits and alot will have similiar attributes as Tarik. When you have the good of a selection, size does become a major issue. Smaller schools (D1-AA, DII and DIII) do not focus on size. I would have him look at schools like Old Dominion, Georgia Southern, Lenoir-Rhyne, Carson-Newman, etc. that do not care about size but still give scholarships and play great football. Who cares if he plays in front of 80,000 fans as long as he plays.

  • BigKev71 Dec 10, 2012
    Pro

    @ waynenewell9
    I have told everyone I know about him. Hope it helps. He deserves a shot.

  • waynenewell9 Dec 8, 2012
    Towel Boy

    It would be great if you could spread the word about Tarik's skill to anyone and everyone. You never know who could help.

  • BigKev71 Dec 7, 2012
    Pro

    Without a doubt he is D-1 talent. If I were coaching at the D-1 level he would be my top target at running back. He can do it all. He is actually bigger than most people realize but his height has hurt his chances. He reminds me of Junior Smith who I had the fortune of playing with at ECU. Great kid too. I hope someone local snatches him up. He would be a steal.

  • Common Sense Rules Dec 7, 2012
    Towel Boy

    As I have attended a few recruiting meetings, unfortunately size does matter. It's a shame that desire and drive doesn't factor more in the equation.

  • justkickit Dec 7, 2012
    Veteran

    Well put Cisco.

    I should clarify my earlier statement: he is like not just any fish but a slick lean Barracuda in the water, built for speed and quick strikes. A real gem on anyone's recruiting board.

    Cohen had 6 returns for TD and around 800 yds on special teams alone, and at least one more called back return I can think of. He likely would have had over a 1,000 yds in returns if not for all those penalties Bunn endured. It was mystifying to watch him emerge from gang tackles over and over again, sprinting the sideline, and taking on everyone that wanted to bring him down. He repeatedly froze tacklers in their tracks, and left others tied in a naked knot.

    Good luck at the next level Tarik! Thanks for all you've brought to Bunn!

  • ciscopack Dec 7, 2012
    Towel Boy

    Whatever team (school) gets him will soon learn how lucky they are. It won't be D-1 but FCS should be knocking down the door and they are not. He can play RB, KOR, PR and defense on special teams. He loves the game and no 300 lb. guy scares him. After the collision, the story may be reversed! He can run through tiny creases, he has great moves, he can run a 4.35 forty and with good coaching....he'll get better! He won't be able to do some of the things he does in HS and he should not. Who will the lucky school be?

  • DBH8293 Nov 23, 2012
    Veteran

    His size will be a factor but has anyone heard of this guy Gio Bernard at UNC, yea the front runner for ACC poy. He is listed at 5'10 but thats in cleats and a helment, maybe. he stands about 5'7 and does major damage. Similar style to Cohen.

  • football74 Nov 21, 2012
    Towel Boy

    I agree with you but big d-1 schools look for size for a reason. Imagine how banged up a 165lb running back would be after being hit over and over by 300+lb d lineman. This happens a lot and these type of players will dominate at the lower level but they just won't be able to withstand hits. It really is a shame and I am sure this young man will have a great career wherever he goes. Good luck to him.

  • jmbsr1 Nov 21, 2012
    Veteran

    That size would be the problem. If he was about 5'10-6'1 maybe because they could put weight on him. Unless he is an underclassmen and still has more growing to do.

  • waynenewell9 Nov 20, 2012
    Towel Boy

    @sweetnsour13 he is 5"7' 165

  • Razzor Nov 20, 2012
    Towel Boy

    he is very good i see him play

  • sweetnsour13 Nov 20, 2012
    Pro

    What is his size? Height/weight?

    It is sometimes a shame that most D-1 colleges go after the bigger athletes while smaller athletes may be just as good if not better. It's unfortunate but that is the nature of the big-time football.

    I would say keep working hard and it will all work out in the end. Good luck!

  • justkickit Nov 20, 2012
    Veteran

    Agreed. He is like a fish in water. Explosive speed, ability to stop and turn on a pin head, and the stamina to go with it. Hits like a player twice his size too. Whoever picks him up will be the envy of their opponent.

  • waynenewell9 Nov 19, 2012
    Towel Boy

    Tarik Cohen in my eyes should be getting a lot of offers. Its a shame colleges overlook him because of size, that kid can flat out play!

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