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Status:
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JUNIOR COLLEGE
NCAA
EARLY ENROLLEE

Niadre Zouzoua

Defensive End
6′5″ / 241 lbs
New Rochelle, NY
Monroe
Class of 2019
Rating: 90
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National Avg
Rating: 87.4
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School Preferences

School
Interest
Offer
Official Visit
Baylor
Signed
Connecticut
Medium
Minnesota
Medium
Nebraska
Medium
Rutgers
Medium
TCU
Medium
Temple
Medium
Tennessee
Medium
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Videos

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With opponents speeding up recruiting, Rhule is set on slowing it down
...Six painful minutes...
Freshman season Juco Highlights

Updates

Baylor's boom-or-bust recruiting strategy could be ready to boom to close 2020
1 yr ago by Colt Barber
Baylor's boom-or-bust recruiting strategy could be ready to boom to close 2020
With their 7-0 start to the 2019 season, Matt Rhule's decision to put recruiting on pause could pay major dividends with two months to go until the early signing period.
Brian Ethridge
2 yr ago by Brian Ethridge
More Camp Notes
Kalon Barnes is coming on which allows Grayland Arnold to slide to safety more effective. Arnold is seen as a ballhawking type of athlete which will free up Coach Snow to disguise packages and blitzes. Raleigh Texada is holding the other position down and the battle could be Houston/Barnes/Arnold depending on the package for the other side of the field.Denzel Mims is wearing a protective cover over his injury, but it is just that, protection and not a new injury. He catches without it, but the staff is being careful not to have issues prior to the season. Niadre Zouzoua had a stomach bug and lost some weight, but has fought through the tough practices in the heat. He's not going to be outworked is what one source told me.Ryan Miller running 1st team isn't a fluke as Colt also alluded to. He's taken to the position and things could change once pads come on, but his aggression and burst is expected to occupy OL inside. "He just doesn't take plays off."Connor Galvin is looking great and might be the type to get enough NFL interest to leave after his Junior season. Casey Phillips is his backup and despite his ability, he's not quite Galvin yet. That is to be expected as he'll need game experience to show his potential and what needs to be worked on.John Lovett has taken a major step forward in his physicality and is likely the short yardage back at this time.
Elite: Weekly Updates
2 yr ago by Brian Ethridge
Elite: Weekly Updates
Which Bears are performing to the standard of the coaching staff definition of Elite
With opponents speeding up recruiting, Rhule is set on slowing it down
2 yr ago by Colt Barber
With opponents speeding up recruiting, Rhule is set on slowing it down
With the recent NCAA rule changes, official visits are taking place in the spring for programs around the country. Except for Baylor.
High-stakes recruiting approach would mean big payoff with big season
2 yr ago by Colt Barber
High-stakes recruiting approach would mean big payoff with big season
Baylor isn't in a big hurry to take commitments in 2020 with hopes of a big season in 2019. Is that a wise decision? We have to wait six months before the final verdict.
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Career Stats

Season

Honors

Height/Weight

6’4/245

Strengths

Like a lot of the players Coach Rhule and his staff have recruited Zouzoua is a physical specimen. At 6’4, 245 pound with a 7-foot wingspan his frame is going to be an absolute problem for offenses in the Big 12. To go along with that frame he had seven sacks and four forced fumbles in his two years playing JUCO football so there is some production there to match it. I love the physicality that he plays with and he shows a very good burst off the snap. He has very good speed as well (4.5s hand time) since he is able to track down players in his film pretty consistently. His film and production got a lot better from Bridgton to Monroe College and from his first year at Monroe College to his second year. This makes his potential very high because he just keeps getting better and better with each repetition he takes and he is far from a finished product. He is going to be a fun one to watch these next two years.

Weaknesses

He had not played a ton of meaningful football in high school so these last three years have been huge for him as far as understanding the game and getting a good feel for it. He still has a ways to go in that department and from a technique and run stopping standpoint but to see his progression from one year to the next should be encouraging. I think it will take time for him to adjust but the good news is he is an early enrollee. Weight gain is another thing that he needs to continue to work on. He is listed at 245 pounds which is good weight but I still think his frame can carry more weight and I would love to see him grow into playing true defensive end instead of the RUSH position. He needs to weigh a little more to be on the field for as many snaps as he may be needed.

How I see him fitting in at Baylor

I think he will have to play a lot this year and he will have an impact rushing the passer. The Bears definitely need that out of him. I think he has great potential as well so the fact that he early enrolled will help his progression tremendously. As he gets more repetitions he will get better and better. I can see his role being kind of all over the place year one but I do think he settles at the true defensive end position at some point.

SicEm365 Rating

90

Rating Explained

Physique, mixed with high upside, and solid production gives him a low four star rating. His game will not look the same this year as it will next year because I see a lot of progression coming for him just like he has progressed over these last three years out of high school. His technique is not refined yet and I think he has a lot of growth in the run stopping department still to come but the tools are there for him to be very successful at Baylor and maybe even in the NFL.
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National Average Rating

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SicEm365 Rating

99-100: Elite national prospect (Five-star)

Considered one of the best prospects in the nation and a likely difference-maker at the collegiate level. Displays all of the physical skills to be a future All-American with potential to be an early-round NFL draft pick.

90-98: Elite state prospect (Four-star)

Considered one of the best 30-40 prospects in the state and a top 250 national prospect. Displays the physical skills to be a major early contributor at the collegiate level with high professional potential.

80-89: Quality prospect (Three-star)

Considered one of the best 100 prospects in the state and a top 500 national prospect. Displays the physical skills to develop into a contributor over the course of his college career. Has the ability to become a professional prospect over time with development.

70-79: Solid prospect (Two-star)

Considered one of the top 250 prospects in the state. Has the physical skills to be a potential contributor at a D-1 program over the course of his collegiate career with significant development. Professional potential is low.
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