BFR Recruiting Central: Week 5

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  1. Big D

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    BFR Recruiting Central: Week 5

    The Recruiting Central staff will be keeping tabs on the recruiting classes for all Bowlin for Roses teams. The list will be updated weekly and we will rank teams by what we think are currently the best classes. Below is the update for Week 5.

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    #1) OREGON

    CB- Justin Washington (#28): The Ducks have landed themselves one of the best 4 Star recruits in the nation. Washington has blazing speed (4.32/40) and good acceleration at the corner spot. His raw speed coupled with good man and zone coverage ratings, and above average press rating means that Washington has the potential to turn into a true lock down cover corner. Now don't be fooled, that is what Washington will be. . .a cover corner. He lacks the strength and awareness skills to be effective as a combo corner who can help in run defense. This deficiency was the reason for 4 Stars instead of 5.


    #2) WISCONSIN

    SS- Robert Vaughn (#223): A 4 Star recruit for the Badgers didn't wow scouts on video and in person, but he is another one of those players that has a solid skill set throughout. He will be more than capable in run support but does lack the raw speed (4.63/40) to chase down backs in the second level. His coverage skills are above average for the SS position and he has shown the ability for some jaw dropping hits on receivers. This is a good signing for Wisconsin, and you'll see Vaughan a staple of Coach Radio's defense for the next few years.

    HB- Xavier Newell (#307): Newell is an interesting specimen. He has breakaway speed and fills up his high school highlight reel with some spectacular runs. However he is a completely different back than current Badger runner Clay. With all of the flash and glamor, it's hard to see Newell as an every down back in the Big Ten. Look for this signee to see lots of third down and passing game action by his junior and senior years.


    #3) USC

    C- Derek Yates (#153): The Trojans fill a need with Yates, but this is not a marquee signing. Derek has tested out average on most scouts report cards on all the key attributes. That isn't a completely bad thing, as that means Yates doesn't have any glaring holes. The Trojans wanted a sure thing at Center and Yates gives them that. He will be solid at the college level, but he won't turn any heads. Look for Yates to Redshirt and then capably fill the middle of the offensive line for 2-3 years. Perhaps the best news about this signing was that Yates chose USC over the rival Oregon Ducks.

    K- Matt Davis (#949): USC grabs one of the top kickers on the board in Davis, who has great accuracy and good power. Davis kicked at one of the biggest high schools in the state in Irvine, CA so pressure kicking in the Pac-10 shouldn't be much of an issue.


    #4) OREGON STATE

    FS- Darryl Ferwerda (#281): While the Beavers certainly filled a need with Ferwerda, this signing leaves a lot of fans in Corvalis a bit anxious. The Free Safety position is usually the last line of defense on broken plays and in pass coverage and Ferwerda's poor speed (4.64/40) doesn't bode well for him being a long term starter. He does seem to have the awareness and skills to be a very good in run support, and his strength, block shedding, and hit power ratings all indicate Coach Cimmy may have ideas for him at the Strong Safety position. However it just doesnt seem like he would be a viable long term option at FS. Ferwerda may be relegated to the second string for his career while the Beavers look to fill a gap at FS in next year's recruiting class.

    #5) DT- Willie Bonds (#464): Bonds chose Oregon State over rivals in Utah, TCU, and BYU. That alone makes it a bit of a success for the Beavers. Bonds will make a capable pass rushing DT in a 4-3 system with his decent pass rushing skillset. His good strength makes him a nice recruit to fill the middle. Look for Bonds to be a starter in Coach Cimmy's program after a few years.


    #5) UTAH

    ATH- Jason Russell (#510): The Utes have always favored versatility in their recruits and Russell fits the bill. He played receiver and cornerback in high school and was an impact player at both spots in a large school in Utah. At 6'1 and without great agility, look for Russel to play in the Utah defensive secondary and preform capably in his career.

    OLB- Jeremy Franklin (#1228): It's hard to tell what is in store for this kid at the next level. He is undersized (6'0, 191) for a linebacker and has very poor speed. What he lacks in physical skills however, he makes up for in smarts. Franklin is a coach's son, and his fundamentals rate out very high. He is a capable pass rusher, and has good play recognition which could mean he spends a couple of years in the weight room and ends up as a nice defensive end or pass rushing OLB for the Utes.

    ATH- Mike Bailey (#1230): Another versitile recruit for Utah, Bailey again fits what Utah traditionally wants out of its recruits. He has good speed which always is a plus, but he lacks the fundamentas and other natural skills of a big time college player. He rates out below average on most scouts report cards on nearly every skillset across the board.

    DE- Tony Powers (#1487): Powers is a 2 Star recruit that signed early with Utah. He has decent stregth and plays well on the interior of the defensive line. However he lacks speed and pass rushing abilities and seems lost at times on the field.

    G- Allen Brown (#2013): Brown is good in the blocking but is a project for Coach Frisk. He needs to improve his footwork in both run and pass blocking to see the field for the Utes. Brown will likely be one of those players who stays on the sidelines for 4 years then gets some playing time as a fifth year senior.

    ATH- Jeremy Webb (#2023): Decent speed (4.50/40) and good character gave him a shot for the Utes as an early signee. However Webb rates out horribly across the board. This is a scholarship the Utes may end up wanting back.


    #6) MICHIGAN

    FB- Caleb Mendoza (#834): Don't let the overall ranking or 3 Star status fool you, this is a great signing by Big Blue. Mendoza is a bruising fullback who will fit great into a power running game while also being a decent weapon out of the backfield. Mendoza has the skills to be a good H back type if the Wolverines use him that way.


    #7) IOWA

    FB- Jake Lucas (#1240): Lucas is a physical speciman with good size, strength, and exceptional speed for a fullback. If he can improve his run blocking and pass catching skills he could turn into a dangerous weapon for the Hawkeyes. He is already a capable pass blocker but is perhaps a bit too raw to avoid a redshirt.

    P- Brad Adams (#1769): Adams is a capable punter hailing from nearby Illinois. The has average power and accuracy ratings. The Hawkeyes quickly filled a hole with this signing which frees up resources to go after the bigger fish.



    #8) BOISE STATE

    MLB- James Williams (#1105): Williams has exception speed (4.48/40) for a linebacker. That alone is always a wildcard, and as we've seen in the past the Broncos are able to use speed throughout their team to build their program into a powerhouse. Williams has good strengh and has shown a good ability to rush the passer. His weakness is in pass coverage where he can be a liability. The Broncos may be thinking about moving him to the outside backer position where his skillset might be better utilized.


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  2. controllerabuser

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    Great work! Very creative with the small story lines.

    Justin Washington will be doing many drills to improve his tackling and awareness abilities. He'll also have to hit the weight room plenty.

    I think I remember removing Yates from my board. He doesn't know the mistake he is making by going to USC.

    I am surprised that Penn State hasn't landed any recruits.
     
  3. Jam.

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    Still no commits for BYU? Where are all the Mormon football players?!
     
  4. Cimmy24

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    You may have hit the nail on the head with ferwerda. (y)
     
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    damn good lap damn good
     
  6. controllerabuser

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    Mormons... lol
     
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    BRF Recruiting Central: Week 5

    let me fix that for ya...

    great write up Dunlap. Don't dog my recruits, nobody wants to come to Utah.
     
  8. controllerabuser

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    Frisky, what's in Utah?
     
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  10. controllerabuser

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    Well, shit sign me up!
     
  11. Jam.

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    Yes sir, right up there in Provo...some come up to BYU, recruits!
     
  12. onaradio34

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    Newell will help give us some explosive plays in the return game and flip the field. That's what he was signed to do. To see the field on offense he's gonna need to develop a skill set akin to Josh Reed from LSU years back. The ability to be a change of pace out of the backfield and line up in the slot.
     

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