Freshman Focus 3

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  1. Hova

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    Freshman Focus 3

    Time of the year once AGAIN to take a gander at how are young freshman are making impacts the world of the OFFL West.

    The standouts.....


    USC - RE Brian Buchanan
    Stats: 25 Tackles, 8 TFL, 5 Sacks
    Synopsis: Brian is making a huge impact on the USC line as freshman leading the team with 5 sacks. He has pressure on him to perform with a lack of depth on Hova's Dline and he has done nothing but impress. Let's see if he can continue his hot streak of play.

    VA Tech - QB Rashuan Smith
    Stats: 224.3 Passer Rating, 53/71 935 Yards 9 TDs, 1 INT
    Synopsis: Smith is having a huge season filling in as the TRUE freshman hokie starter. He has a 75% completion percentage with 9 TDs on the season. Perhaps his most impressive stat is his 1 INT. He may lack the physical skills of a great QB but he takes care of the ball.


    VA Tech - FS Jeremiah Adkins
    Stats: 50 Tackles, 9 TFL, Sack, 3 INTs
    Synopsis: A Safety with terrible ball skills yet still has 3 INTs. He is playing above his rating in pass coverage and his proving his great tackling ability with a team leading 50 tackles on the season. Adkins is a true freshman who is already the clear cut leader of the hokie defense.

    UCLA - TE Matt Wallace

    Stats: 20 Rec, 212 Yds, 3 TDs, 2 Pancakes
    Synopsis: Wallace is playing great ball for a freshman at the TE position for UCLA. He is tied with the team lead of 3 TDs and is making a great target for QB Cannon. He is also doing work in the trenches amassing 2 pancakes on the season. Let's see if he can continue to play good for Coach Recchem.

    Penn St - WR Terrance Brown
    Stats: 28 Rec, 657 Yds, 9 TDs, 7 Drops
    Synopsis: Looks like the Nittany Lions have found another stud WR, but one with Iron hands. He is finding the endzone ALOT as a freshman but also has 7 drops. Despite the drops (SUPRISE SUPRISE) he finds himself atop the Hiesman watch, a familiar home for Penn St Wideouts. Let's see if he can keep the drops down and become that young superstar we are so used to seeing out in PA.

    Oklahoma - WR Andy Marks

    Stats: 41 Rec, 754 Yds, 5 TDs, 6 Drops
    Synopsis: This kid is getting it done. Minus the 6 drops he has collected 41 Receptions already on the season and has found the endzone 5 times. If he keeps up this pace he may very well get 100 Receptions on the season, a huge milestone for a rookie. Let's see if he can be more efficient with the ball as the season moves on.

    Nebraska - WR Ross Cooley
    Stats: 35 Rec, 449 Yds, 4 TDs, 2 Drops
    Synopsis: Now Ross is what you call a sure handed Wideout. He has only 2 drops on the season with 35 Receptions. He is also finding the endzone and is shaping out to have a great season. He is undersized but is almost playing better than any young Wideout in the nation.

    Miami - HB Andrew Ellis

    Stats: 80 Carries, 334 Yards, 6 TDs
    Synopsis: Andrew is having a great season carrying the load for the hurricanes. With his blazing speed he is leading the backfield attack. He has 334 Yards and 6 TDs on the season and is also catching a few passes with 116 yards in catches. Let's see if he can continue to progress as the dominate back at Miami.

    Miami - MLB Marcus Mcdougal
    Stats: 20 Tackles, 2 TFL, 3 INTS,
    Synopsis: Rather surprising to see a Freshman MLB make an impact but this kid is. He is not making the big tackles like you would love to see but he is making plays on the ball. A rare talent in Miami with 3 INTs along with a fumble recovery. The kid knows how to find the ball, hopefully he can find it a few more times.

    Florida St - SS Brandon Hogan
    Stats: 30 Tackles, 1 TFL, 1 INT, 1 FUM REC
    Synopsis: Brandon Hogan, a possible descendant of Hulk Hogan (If he were white), is having a strong season in the Seminole secondary. He has a strong 30 tackles along with a big Interception. He is fitting in nicely to make a great tandem at the Safety position down in Florida. Hopefully he can make a few more big plays to carry that FSU defense down the line.

    Top 5
    1. QB Rashuan Smith
    2. WR Ross Cooley
    3. FS Jeremiah Adkins
    4. WR Terrance Brown
    5. HB Andrew Ellis


    We are now right in the thick of conference play, the pressure is heating up for the freshman, How will they react?
     
  2. bravejaf

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    You can find freshman all over the field for Miami this season. Starting a freshman HB, freshman MLB, 2 of my top 3 WR are freshmen, 2 of my 4 defensive linemen are freshmen, and I think I'm also starting a freshman OLB. I had a couple very good recruiting classes and we lost a lot of talent the past 2 seasons.
     
  3. Hova

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    As the season concludes we take another gander at how our earlier noted freshman are performing......


    USC - RE Brian Buchanan
    Stats: 33 Tackles, 13 TFL, 5 Sacks
    Synopsis: Though he has not garnered anymore sacks Brian is still playing great defense in the run game. He is showing his dual threat skills as a run stopper later in the season with 13 Tackles for Loss.

    VA Tech - QB Rashuan Smith
    Stats: 244.2 Passer Rating, 98/139 2153 Yards 22 TDs, 6 INT
    Synopsis: Despite adding a few more INTs Smith is still on a tear as the Hokie QB. His yards have skyrocketed along with his TDs. He has become less accurate with a 5 point drop in completion percentage but has made up for it with a raise in productivity with his QB rating in the 240 range now. He is a true leader of the hokie offense as a Freshman.


    VA Tech - FS Jeremiah Adkins
    Stats: 83 Tackles, 18 TFL, 2 Sacks, 3 INTs
    Synopsis: He is continuing his hot streak at safety racking up tackles left in right. He is right on pace for a 100 tackle season. No more INTs since last time but still making plays none the less. May follow in the steps of wonderboy Golden and win the Thorpe as a Freshman.



    Penn St - WR Terrance Brown
    Stats: 43 Rec, 1039 Yds, 14 TDs, 9 Drops
    Synopsis: Already at the 1000 yard mark, WR brown is having a huge season. He had 2 more drops since last time but Is still playing above average ball. He leads the PSU offense in all categories and continues to be an unstoppable force on the field.


    Oklahoma - WR Andy Marks

    Stats: 64 Rec, 1214 Yds, 12 TDs, 9 Drops
    Synopsis: Now this kid is electric. 64 Rec and over 1200 yards already!! He has been in the endzone 12 times and clutch times as well, I been reading the Oklahoma papers and this kid is winning games for the sooners. He may be the dark horse favorite for FOTY.



    Miami - HB Andrew Ellis

    Stats: 154 Carries, 703 Yards, 12 TDs
    Synopsis: He may not be putting up huge yardage but he is finding the endzone alot! He is averaging over 4 yards a carry and is also protecting the ball well, A great asset in a young kid. Ellis is defiantly the top freshman RB in the nation.

    Miami - MLB Marcus Mcdougal
    Stats: 45 Tackles, 6 TFL, 3 INTS
    Synopsis: Marcus is continuing to chase the ball with 45 tackles on the season. He is the leader of the LB core and is playing well for his age. He needs to make a few more big plays though to gain some spotlight.

    Florida St - SS Brandon Hogan
    Stats: 46 Tackles, 1 TFL, 1 INT, 2 FUM REC, TD
    Synopsis: Hogan is continuing to play great defense and found the endzone for the first time in his career as well. He always seem to find the ball when it hits the ground and took it to the house this time. If he keeps making plays like this he might make some noise as the season comes to an end.

    Top 5
    1. QB Rashuan Smith
    2. WR Andy Marks
    3. FS Jeremiah Adkins
    4. WR Terrance Brown
    5. HB Andrew Ellis


    As we get to the end of conference battles we will see who takes home the annual FOTY award here at the OFFL West
     
  4. Hova

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    Finalists:

    QB Rashuan Smith VA Tech
    Stats: 238.5 Rating, 162/229 (70%) 3,435 Yds, 35 TD, 10 INTs, 276 Yds Rushing, 5 TDs
    Synopsis: The young QB from VA Tech had a HUGE season going for 3000 yards in air and 40 Total TDs in his FRESHMAN season. He had an astounding QB Rating along with 70% completion percentage. He led his team to an ACC title and won the Davy O'Brien Award along with a spot on the NCAA All American 1st Team. A hard argument to go against this guy for FOTY.


    WR Andy Marks Oklahoma
    Stats: 77 Rec, 1463 Yards, 16 TDs, 9 Drops
    Synopsis: The 6'3 freshman dominated all year long in Oklahoma and also found him self a spot on the NCAA all american team. He had over 1400 yards on the season to go along with 16 TDs. A clear cut star in the OKlahoma WR Core and looks to have a very bright future ahead of him.

    WR Terrance Brown Penn St
    Stats: 59 Rec, 1369 YDs, 20 TDs, 15 Drops
    Synopsis: Terrance had another huge season following in the footsteps of the WRs of Penn St past. He had a 1300 yard season and hauled in an amazing 20 TDs. He had some problems hanging onto the ball but that is expected from a freshman who had the workload of a veteran. Only a Freshman, Brown won the NCAA WR of the Year award along with a 1st team all american bid. A great season from another star WR from Pennsylvania.

    FS Jeremiah Adkins VA Tech
    Stats: 115 Tackles, 2 Sacks, 4 INTs, 6 Defl, FF
    Synopsis: Adkins became a tackle machine in the Hokie secondary amounting 115 tackles on the season. He was all over the field this season averaging over 10 tackles a game. He played a little coverage here and there as well. He won the thorpe award for the 2nd year in a row by a Freshman Safety and also made the 1st team All American honors.






    Who will win the 3rd Annual OFFL West FOTY Award? Find out Soon.
     
  5. Ceewo

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    Andy Marks! Rashaun Smith is a system QB, Ryan Leaf would could have played well in that system.
     
  6. Dj391

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    System qb? Hes in a balanced attack that features revievers that are extremely explosive. Makes all the throw with great accuracy as a freshman lol. Andy Marks is a bum!!!
     
  7. Hova

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    QB Rashuan Smith wins FOTY 3. His award winning season is impressive for any freshman and clearly made the biggest impact as the true leader of his team in 2014. Congrats
     

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