Recruit Video Tourney: #1 Russell Shepard vs. #8 Travin Dural

Well...someone had to face him

We all saw this one coming.  I want to first personally apologize to anyone who may know Dural reading this because this poll may get ugly.  Take it as a sense of pride that Dural's video was at least selected as one of the top 32 recruit videos for LSU players.  We start the second half of the bracket with the second heavily-lopsided matchup this tourney.  Can Dural pull the miraculous upset?  Let's go to the tape

No. 1 Seed Russell Shepard

Sometimes they say it's better to just sit back, relax and enjoy the show.  Well, that would apply here.  While he could never find a niche in college, LSU fans will always be able to go back and claim him as a Tiger.  The kid is just electric with the ball in his hands.  There's not much that really needs to be said on this.

No. 8 Seed Travin Dural

Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to rag on Travin in the least bit so far in this article.  He is a good receiver with a solid video, but you remember those hills that your grandparents used to tell you they had to climb in 10 feet of snow both ways?  That's about what Dural is having to do with this matchup.  Dural is a long, lengthy receiver that shows a good burst of speed in his video.  You can see what helped him see significant early playing time at LSU from some of the clips.  He just has one heck of a battle here in the first round.

Well, the evidence is laid out in front of you.  Most people don't really even have to watch Shepard's film because they remember it from the dozens of times they watched it when he committed.  Can Dural pull off the major upset?  That's for the votes to decide.

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