This kid will be known as the best player from the draft in future
The club must be absolutely wrapped to have gotten him.
One of the most talented players to walk through the door in a few years IMO and that is saying something.
This guy has crazy potential.
I wonder why Melbourne appeared to have no interest in him. I don't think there was really any go home factor for a bloke that was from country SA. I think he'll turn out a star, whereas Parish and Oliver could go either way. I'm really happy with this pick.
Not true, he desperately wanted to get to us and if not he would of preferred to stay in Adelaide. Very real chance he would of quit Melbourne in 2 years and my understanding is he may of mentioned that at the interview he had with Melbourne as they cooled on him pretty quickly after that
But you can't say "stay in Adelaide" if he's not from Adelaide, he's from bum fuck Idaho. I think any club in Melbourne would have been good enough as a home for him. But hey maybe this one really played in our favour, other clubs might have thought he'd go back to SA and was a risk.
He hails from Loxton which is only a hour and a half from Adelaide but has been boarding in Adelaide for a fair while whilst attending college. Has a real good network of friends in Adelaide and has grown up around the West Adelaide football club. Can definitely tell you it was us and then the Adelaide clubs in that order, he definately was t looking forward to another Melbourne club.