Freshman Focus

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  1. Hova

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    Freshman Focus

    This will be a weekly report done by me on the Freshman making impacts in the OFFL West this season. Each week i will talk about each freshman and his stats and how he is doing on his first year in campus. If you would like to send videos to me of your freshman making big plays i will use them in my weekly reports. At the end of the season I will be handing out a freshman of the year award. For the first report i will talk about some potential players who may make an impact this season.


    PreSeason Freshman Focus Report

    USC:

    - RS Freshman CB Kelvin Harris 88 OVR: Kelvin finds himself starting this year and the CB position and hopes to mature into a shutdown corner with his 93 speed.

    VA Tech:
    - Freshman SS Chase Joseph 82 OVR: Chase comes to VA Tech number 1 on the depth chart. He will have to step his game up instantly being throwing into a starting secondary as a freshman.

    Texas Tech:
    - Freshman LG Terry Frederick 81 OVR: Terry finds himself starting on the left side of line his first year on campus. He is a huge prospect (6'7 321) and looks to make an instant impact in the trenches.
    - Freshman SS Tony Harris 82 OVR: Tony is the second freshman on Tech finding himself in the starting lineup from day one. He looks to be a head hunter with his 91 power hit rating.

    Texas:
    - Freshman FB Derrick Coleman 86 OVR: Derrick looks to be the highest rated freshman fullback in the nation and will be starting day one in the texas backfield.
    - RS Freshman LT Travis Richardson 94 OVR: This guy is a beast on the Oline and already an all american without seeing one snap on the field. He should be anchoring the Texas line for years to come.

    Penn St:

    - Freshman SS Victor Williams 82 OVR: Another SS taking the field day one is Victor Williams in the PSU secondary. More of a combo safety, he looks to also lead the defending champ defense to another great season.

    Oregon:
    - Freshman ROLB Cory Jackson 81 OVR: Linebacker Cory will be holding down the right side of the Duck defense from the get go. He has decent speed and hopes to rack up the tackles this season.

    Oklahoma:
    - Freshman K/P Brett Watkins 75 OVR: Brett comes to Norman as a freshman taking on both duties in the special teams area. He will be punting and kicking and hopes not make too many freshman mistakes. A huge load for a young student athlete.

    Ohio St:

    - Freshman QB Aaron Rhoden 85 OVR: Perhaps the biggest shoes to fill this year, Aaron has a huge task in front of him starting at one of the biggest programs in the nation his first season. He will have to limit his mistakes or could find him self on the bench fast.

    - Freshman WR John James 85 OVR: One of the most highly recruited 5 stars last season, John is a lightning WR who will be starting at the slot position this season. He hopes to make an immediate impact. My early favorite for freshman of the year.

    Miami:

    - RS Freshman Arthur Nixon 82 OVR: Arthur comes to Miami after his red shirt season to start at nickelback for the Canes. Let's see if he can hold down that position in the secondary.

    Florida St:
    - RS Freshman C Robbie Gaston 84 OVR: Robbie has a huge task of anchoring a very young line with 2 other freshman starters. He will be the leader of the line and will be forced to play on his P's and Q's.

    A look ahead....

    Next week we take a look at how our OFFL West freshman fared in their first games on campus.
     
  2. Hova

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    Week 3 Update

    As we head into week 3 we take a look at the Freshman of OFFL West and see who is making the biggest splash in their first season on the field.

    USC:

    - RS Freshman CB Kelvin Harris 88 OVR: Kelvin has 5 tackles and 2 pass deflections through 2 games at USC. He is holding his own starting at CB his first year on the defense.

    VA Tech:
    - Freshman SS Chase Joseph 82 OVR: Chase is fitting right in with the Hokie D with 1 pass deflection and 16 Tackles which is second highest on the team.

    Texas Tech:

    - Freshman SS Tony Harris 82 OVR: Tony is playing very well as a freshman Safety too. He is tied for second on the team with 11 tackles, 1 for loss, and 1 sack on the season.

    Texas:
    - RS Freshman LT Travis Richardson 94 OVR: Travis is holding his own on the left side of the Longhorn line. He has 1 pancake and 1 sack allowed through 2 weeks, not bad for a freshie.

    Penn St:

    - Freshman SS Victor Williams 82 OVR: Also playing good ball Williams has 8 tackles on the season with 1 for a loss.

    Oklahoma:

    - Freshman K/P Brett Watkins 75 OVR: Watkins has been perfect so far as a kicker this year going 1/1 on a 49 YD FG. He also has 2 touchbacks and is averaging 41.5 Yards per punt through 2 games.

    Ohio St:
    - Freshman QB Aaron Rhoden 85 OVR: Having a great rookie debut and still holding the starting job is Aaron Rhoden. Through 2 games he is 27/48 with 563 yards and 6 TDs. He has 2 INTs and has also rushed for 111 yards and 2 TDs.

    - Freshman WR John James 85 OVR: John is having a HUGE season as a true freshamn with 7 catches for 218 yards and 3 TDs. This kid is averaging 31 yards per catch, he is almost guaranteed to be open deep.

    Miami:

    - RS Freshman CB Arthur Nixon 82 OVR: Arthur is playing well at nickel with 6 tackles and 1 deflection through 2 games.

    Florida St:
    - RS Freshman C Robbie Gaston 84 OVR: Gaston is struggling early with 1 sack allowed and no pancakes. Hopefully he can progress throughout this season on the oline.


    Hova's Top 5 Freshman Watch:

    1. Ohio State QB Aaron Rhoden
    2. Ohio State WR John James

    3. VA Tech SS Chase Joseph
    4. Texas Tech SS Tony Harris
    5. Penn St SS Victor Williams


    A look ahead....

    As we roll into conference play throughout the nation it will be interested to see how these kids hold up. Will they continue their rise to glory or falter to the freshman jitters?
     
  3. Masler

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    Rhoden fell to injury for about 3 weeks. Let's hope for a quick return and have him starting again. Backup QB is filling the position quite nicely though, making his run for starter. So I guess it's all down to how well this guy plays while Rhoden is injured..
     
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    Update 3

    With the OFFL West now into week 10 the freshman of the league are really starting to make an impact or none at all. We take a look at how they are fairing in the midst of conference play.


    USC:

    - RS Freshman CB Kelvin Harris 88 OVR: Kelvin is still playing well at the corner not giving up much of anything in his first season. He has 24 tackles and 4 deflections through week 9.

    VA Tech:
    - Freshman SS Chase Joseph 82 OVR: Chase is playing great ball in the hokie secondary with 52 tackles. He is currently second on the team in tackles, not bad for a rookie. More of a tackling safety not playing so well in pass coverage with only 1 pass deflection.


    Texas Tech:

    - Freshman SS Tony Harris 82 OVR: Tony is having a huge season as the leader of the Texas Tech defense with 50 tackles and 3 sacks. He also has 5 pass deflections and 2 forced fumbles. He is doing his job in both assets of the game.

    Texas:
    - RS Freshman LT Travis Richardson 94 OVR: Travis has not been playing so well lately. He has only managed one pancake since the last time we talked and now has given up 6 sacks through week 9. Hopefully he can get back on track.


    Penn St:

    - Freshman SS Victor Williams 82 OVR: Victor is still holding his own in the PSU secondary with 24 tackles and 2 pass deflections. Still waiting for him to make that big play.


    Ohio St:
    - Freshman QB Aaron Rhoden 85 OVR: Aaron was hit with the injury bug, something you hate to see in a freshman. He is rumored to be back for the huge penn St game so we will see how he does fresh off the injury cart.

    - Freshman WR John James 85 OVR: John is still on his way to having a huge freshman season. He has 668 yards on 19 receptions, and 9 TDs. He is a huge deep play threat and is averaging nearly 100 yards a game.


    Miami:

    - RS Freshman CB Arthur Nixon 82 OVR: Arthur is stepping his game up while hitting a hot streak lately. He has 32 tackles, 1 sack, 2 Interceptions, and 2 pass deflections through week 9. Defiantly making noise in the freshman class.

    Florida St:
    - RS Freshman C Robbie Gaston 84 OVR: Gaston has turned his play around since we last checked in and has gotten his pancake total to 4 and has allowed no sacks since week 2. Great upside for him.


    Hova's Top 5 Freshman Watch:

    1. WR John James Ohio St
    2. SS Tony Harris Texas Tech
    3. CB Arthur Nixon Miami
    4. SS Chase Joseph VA Tech
    5. C Robbie Gaston Florida St

    A look ahead....

    As the season rolls on we will see how the freshman perform when it matters most. The BCS race is tightening and teams are jockeying for conference seeding as we close on the finish. Who will continue to rise and who will fail?
     
  5. Dj391

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    4th among freshman? whatttttttttttttttttt
     
  6. Hova

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    The regular season has come to an end and It is time to take a look at the seasons that our freshman impact player's had.



    USC:

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    - RS Freshman CB Kelvin Harris 88 OVR
    2012 Stats: 34 Tackles, 2 INTs, 7 Deflections
    Synopsis: Kelvin came on very strong at the end of the season with his first 2 INTs against UCLA. He has proven himself as a true shutdown corner and will hold down the corner at USC for atleast 2 more seasons. He makes a great case late for FOTY.



    Texas Tech:

    - Freshman SS Tony Harris 82 OVR
    2012 Stats: 69 Tackles, 8 Sacks, 6 Deflections, 3 Forced Fumbles, TD
    Synopsis: Harris has been a monster all year and is a TRUE freshman. He came straight out of highschool to start in the Texas Tech secondary and dominated all year. One of the bright spots of the Texas Tech team and a favorite for FOTY.

    Ohio St:
    - Freshman WR John James 85 OVR
    2012 Stats: 41 Rec, 1086 Yards, 12 TDs, 90.5 ypg
    Synopsis: James put together a dominant season with 1000 yards on only 41 catches. He was a deep threat all season also scoring 12 times. Easily the best freshman WR in the nation. Despite having some problems holding on to the ball (11 drops) he still makes a very strong case for FOTY.


    Miami:

    - RS Freshman CB Arthur Nixon 82 OVR
    2012 Stats: 53 Tackles, Sack, 3 INTS, 4 Deflections, TD
    Synopsis: Arthur had a huge year at nickelback playing his role very well. He had 3 INTs along with a TD. He played solid all year and hopes to be a starting corner next season at the U.


    Florida St:
    - RS Freshman C Robbie Gaston 84 OVR
    2012 Stats: 9 Pancakes, 1 Sack allowed
    Synopsis: Gaston played great in a season where the Oline looked like the biggest problem at FSU. Someone had to step up and robbie did exactly that. With 9 pancakes and only 1 sack allowed all season, truly an amazing performance by the freshman center.





    Next week we find out who has one the first annual OFFL West Freshman of the Year award. All suggestion and opinions are welcome.
     
  7. Dj391

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    Wheres Chase? His stats are still better in most categories than these bums lol
     
  8. Hova

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    He's nursin his injurys like a bum
     
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    I favor that Harris guy!

    Seriously though, Harris was a standout from the beginning. Ratings wise, he is not the greatest, but he was definitely the best playmaker on my defense. I'm not sure he is the best on the list, but I'm glad to have him.
     
  10. bravejaf

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    Probably not taken into consideration but Nixon grabbed another pick 6 in the conference championship game. He was my only bright spot in that game.
     

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