Discussion in 'The Redshirts' started by PAgamer07, Jul 27, 2013.
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Evans is a solid Corner and will likely start at Nickle next season unless I get a couple other CB commits. He has good speed and solid coverage ratings for a 3*.
Elgin Bennett 6'4 298Lbs Bismarck, ND
Overall: 80(+3) 80%
Brandon Rice 6'0 189 Lbs Charleston, IL
Overall: 69(-1) 100%
That brandon rice kid looked pretty good. Had him on my list, but really had bigger priorities so I didnt spend much on him
#10 C, #299 ovr
5'11", 292 lbs
East Riverdale, MD
OVR: 67 (-4) 100% scouted
I haven't gotten any recruits yet. I think I'll get just about everyone on my board. Except for a CB that I really, really want. I maxed him out and everything and I'm still 1000 pts behind Michigan. Sucks.
Whatadick. I'll probably get 4 or 5 guys on my board. And then realize that I made a huge mistake and scramble to try to sign other losers late.
2 commits for the Spartans this week
An average MLB. I needed 2 so this is more of a depth signing.
Also a need as I my kicker graduates this year. Looks good to me. He's got good power coming in. Should be a solid kicker for the next 4 years.
Corey Thompson (#141 CB)
5'9", 171 lbs
San Diego, CA
OVR: 62 (+2, 40% scouted)
Little white corner that might get a "tan" once he arrives on campus. I barely scouted him, he's purely a depth offer. not sure how much he'll actually ever play.
Update. You're welcome.
FB Jim Hall (FB #38)
5'11" 213 lbs
Palos Hills, IL
P Taylor Bell (P #38)
6'1" 196 lbs
East Liverpool, OH
62 OVR (unscouted)
A punter.. nothing to see here.
Top 150 ESPNU recruits. Will be a CB or RB. Both are needs.
West Virginia University - 2013 Signees
Ryan Beck - Balanced Guard - 6'2 - 308 lbs - Will be Redshirted Year 1
Tony Atkinson - Balanced CB- 5'9 - 183 lbs - Also likely to be redshirted in year 1
Patrick Johnson - Balanced FB - 6'2 - 245 lbs - I'd like to redshirt him year 1 but I don't have depth to do it. I hope this bust can at least be functional
I had 4 more signings this week.
Jacob Brown 5'11" 185 lbs #36 CB 66 overall B Zone coverage, C man coverage
Ray Mueller 6' 1 213lbs #93 LB Juco Jr transfer 72 overall excels in strength, and pursuit
Tyrone Phillips 6'3" 185 lbs #18 SS good jumping, agility and zone coverage
Paul Ford 5'10" 195 lbs #23 HB B speed, stamina and stiff arm. Might be solid.
That's 6 signings so far.
Matt O'Neill (CB# 115)
6'1", 178 lbs
Walla Walla, WA (well that's cool to say)
Ovr: 62 (+1, 40% scouted)
Chris Shuler (DT# 13)
6'4", 280 lbs
Ovr: 70 (10% scouted)
Aaron Crosby (DE #73)
6'0", 232 lbs
Ovr: 65 (40% scouted)
JaMarcus Green (WR# 78)
5'11", 193 lbs
Ovr: 68 (35% scouted)
Chauncey Willams 6'0 203 Lbs Skolie, IL
Overall: 69(+4) 100%
Haha, Pat Johnson.
Northwestern scored big on the recruiting front in week 8, as a big visit weekend for the victory against Minnesota paid immediate dividends, especially on the defensive side of the ball which is the biggest need on this team. Let's jump right in.
MLB was by far the team's biggest need coming into the season if we wanted to maintain our 3-4 defense. With 2 seniors graduating and only 1 MLB behind them, we need a major infusion here. Fortunately, 2 solid talents have jumped on board. Dwight Bell is a guy we chased based purely on his long-term potential and athleticism. At 6-2 229 he has good size, but more importantly 90 speed and 89 accel. He should be able to cover the field sideline to sideline, but his terrible tackling and coverage skills will be a big liability early on. We'll try to redshirt him, then use him on special teams and he'll hopefully be a big contributor in a few years. Stanley East is a pretty similar player, but not fully scouted yet. Hoping he's got good speed and coverage so we can use him next year. Would prefer a redshirt to build him up, but may not have the luxury.
Another huge need is strong DL, as we've been getting gashed this year. We brought in a guy that should provide quick help in JUCO DT Brad Burgess. He's not as big as we'd like for the 3-4, but he's strong, can tackle and should be a good depth guy at the very least for the next 2 seasons. Freshmen DE Brett Joseph is a guy with 2 first names, which is cool. He also bring very solid high 70's block shedding and tackling category skills, which should mean he'll be a great DE in a few seasons.
Continuing the theme of needs on D, our DB's are in need of an infusion of athleticism, and I think our new Free Safety can bring that to the table. Anthony Lowery is a guy we had to fight Alabama and ND for, so I'm hoping they knew something we didn't know. Luckily the Illinois Boi stayed home, and we'll just have to hope he brings more than just the 90 spd we see so far. If he really is a D man/zone cover guy, he might never see the field beyond special teams.
Finally, every team has a turd, so we had to bring this next guy in. Justin Walker looked like a stud TE as a member of the ESPN U 150 and 76 OVR guy. Then we scouted him, and he was a 65 OVR bum that has no burst, can barely catch and is a nominally good blocker. We stuck with him anyway, because we needed a token 4 star. Plus, coaching XP for signing busts, which makes a lot of sense. He may end up filling our FB need, because he can at least be a reasonable blocker for us.
I have a need at center. This man will likely get moved over to the center spot next year and learn under JR(RS) Mo Latu and be ready to rock his Junior year. 72 OVR seems low considering his skills.
i'm pretty surprised u guys don't scout more.
Kyle Abrams (WR# 86)
6'5", 213 lbs
Ovr: 70 (100% scouted)
Ah yeah, Northwestern pulls in one of the biggest recruits in their history this week, in 5* Athlete Dan Wheeler. He came in for the big win against Iowa and just couldn't turn down the home state school. He had been leaning towards Clemson for the whole season, but as he saw the evolution of the team under Coach Schreck, he just couldn't pass up the opportunity to take NW to new heights. He's going to come in and be a huge part of either the offense or the defense, we just can't decide.
Not to be lost in the excitement of the weekend, 4* WR Cedrick Williams also joined the team on his visit. He's much smaller than we prefer in our WR's at 5'9, but he's a 79 OVR guy that looks like he can catch anything. Not a fan of short possession receivers that aren't overly quick, but he'll be a good one for us and should be able to hide in zones and move the chains.
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