#96 Henry Famurewa
Class: RS Sophomore
Position: Outside Linebacker
Hometown: Powder Springs, GA
Thoughts: FamU has been on my radar for quite some time. In fact, this time last year in his recap I predicted he would get a fair share of run in the Grantham defense coming off a redshirt season where he learned the system and practiced well. I believe he was actually the leading tackler for the RED squad last spring as well. The problem with that prediction was that 96 days from kickoff in 2015 DeVonte Fields was not on the Louisville roster. Once his signing became official things shifted and Fields talent and athleticism made it hard to keep him off the field, especially as he knocked the rust off from sitting out a year and started to dominate the last 5-6 games. With that said, all accounts were that Famurewa was putting in the work and likely had a chance to start getting some 2nd team reps as the season progressed, then….injury. FamU tore his labrum back in October and was forced to sit out the remainder of the year. Many wondered about his health during the offseason but he announced in early March he was back at it and ready for spring ball. I didn’t make it out to any practices (I live over 250 miles away, cut me some slack) but evidently Henry was picking up where he left off last spring, which is very encouraging for the depth of that group. With Fields and Young as Seniors, and Hearns an upperclassman as well, some of these youngbloods need to step up and fill in the voids this year. I like FamU to do just that.
Wish I could have lived in the 80s 90s era. Everything seemed more fun— Henry Famurewa (@DoubleFAM15) February 15, 2016
It was. You can blast me with “old man” chatter or “living in the past” nonsense, but the 90s, as a kid, where much better than today. Music, games, toys, TV shows…better, better, better, better. Sure, there was a lot of “futuristic” stuff but you were still allowed to have an imagination. I remember when the Super Nintendo came out and I thought “it’ll never get more realistic than this”. Kids playing 2K nowadays see sweat beads on player’s foreheads, threads on jerseys, and texture on the basketball. I was amped up about 8-bit goggles on NBA Live Horrace Grant. No 3D rendering required, it was all in your head, and to me they were real….and they were spectacular!