Originally posted by communist:Not saying he will, but I iz starting to think "just maybe".
Who said that Fleener runs a 4.5???
"He has unbelievable speed for a guy his size," outside linebacker Chase Thomas said. Safety Michael Thomas calls Fleener "the second fastest offensive player we have" after Chris Owusu. Fleener put on a show in Miami in January, catching three long TD passes from Andrew Luck to turn a win into a rout. Now sporting shoulder-length hair, he scored again in the opener against San Jose State and did it two more times against Duke.
Besides his deceptive speed, he has great hands and timing, Luck said. "I know he played basketball in high school, so he does a great job with body control in the air in terms of jumping and catching the ball and staying on his feet. He uses his athleticism to the fullest when the ball is in the air. That's why he's scoring touchdowns." Until his senior year of high school, Fleener thought his future was in basketball. His background on the court helps his football only so much, he said. "There are certain aspects that translate well, when you go up and jump for the ball," he said. "Some things don't translate well. You have to block and hit in ways you can't in basketball."