Fresno State Recruiting & Game Summaries 2009 Fresno State Recruiting Big Board 2009 Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6 Column 7 Column 8 Column 9 Column 10 Column 11 Column 12 Column 13 Column 14 Name Pos Tendency Hometown State Prestige Rank Height Weight 40 AWR Bench Squat OVR Rico Swain RB Balanced Turlock CA 94 5-9 194 4.46 D- 283 325 77 Kevin Parker WR Balanced North Laurel MD 176 6-3 193 4.46 D- 235 350 76 Derek Ratliff DT Balanced Palo Alto CA 282 6-2 309 5.02 D+ 480 605 77 Anthony Paris MLB Balanced Adamsville AL 348 6-5 234 4.62 D 432 655 79 Dennis Nugent OLB Run Stopper West Hollywood CA 482 6-3 234 4.70 D+ 390 595 72 Zach Hall DT Balanced Garden City ID 492 6-4 262 5.14 D- 474 620 75 Jonathan Patterson DE Balanced Rowland Heights CA 601 6-2 245 4.66 D- 414 605 72 Nick Crooks T Pass Block La Mesa CA 612 6-3 321 5.10 D+ 420 570 75 Jason Brink DT Pass Rusher Plain View TX 665 6-5 277 4.84 D- 432 610 77 Bryon Hudson TE Blocking Ottawa-Hull CN 764 6-4 230 4.70 D- 372 345 76 Ian McIntosh C Pass Block Valley City ND 780 6-2 285 5.28 D 438 525 73 Steven Baker G Balanced Huntington Beach CA 837 6-6 324 5.10 D+ 432 630 76 Eric Taylor SS Hard Hitter Flat Rock MI 906 5-11 200 4.46 C 384 345 77 Charlie Scott FS Hard Hitter El Cajon CA 908 6-1 182 4.44 D+ 384 335 75 Steven Kimbrough FB Balanced New Hope NC 925 6-0 205 4.74 D 378 375 75 Robert Key P Balanced Burbank CA 1905 6-3 186 4.86 D- 193 290 70 Week 2 Bryon Hudson: After getting destroyed by #1 Florida, the Bulldogs got some good news when they heard their first recruit had just comitted. Bryon Hudson, a 6'4" tight end all the way from Canada, accepted the scholarship right when it was offered. Hudson should be a good number-two tight end next year while playing with current freshman David Gory. Week 9 Ian McIntosh: Ian McIntosh committed just before the Utah State game when he was called on the phone. McIntosh was a very sought-after center and had high interest in several teams. Luckily, the Bulldogs were able to get him before everyone else. McIntosh will be a great addition to a struggling offensive line that will lose a lot of members next year. Week 10 Rico Swain: Coach Max was extremely excited when he heard that Rico Swain had comitted to Fresno State. Why? Swain is a talented player as well as Fresno State's top recruit. The short running back has good speed and running ability and will be a great addition to the Bulldogs powerful running game. Swain turned down offers from Arizona State, Cal, and Hawaii to become a Bulldog. Week 11 Dennis Nugent: Nugent is a big linebacker: at 6'3" and 234 pounds, he possesses great strength and is very good at stopping the run. Nugent will be a major improvement for the linebacking corps which has quantity, but not quality. Nick Crooks: The huge 6'3", 321 pound tackle will be a great addition to the team next year. Crooks was an outstanding lineman at the high school level and showed off excellent pass-blocking skills. The offensive line needs Crooks's pass blocking - this year, Ryan Colburn has been hit, knocked down, and sacked more times than he should have been. Jonathan Patterson: Jonathan Patterson also committed to Fresno State this week. The defensive end from Rowland Heights, California has a lot of experience and has become a very well-rounded player. Week 12 Charlie Scott: It did not take long for Charlie Scott to decide where to go after his phone call with Coach Max this week. Scott has two key attributes for the safety position: good speed and hard-hitting ability. It was very important that the Bulldogs get Scott to commit since they would only have one returning free safety after this year. OFF-SEASON Week 1 Anthony Paris: One key position that the Bulldogs still needed a position for was middle-linebacker. They finally got a player for that position, and heÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s a good one. Anthony Paris is going to come in all the way from Adamsville, Alabama, and will be a major presence on the field when he gets the chance to play. Paris is 6ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢5ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â and 234 pounds, and his 40-time, bench, and squat are all outstanding for a middle-linebacker. Derek Ratliff: It was a big surprise for Coach Max when Derek Ratliff decided to commit to Fresno State. The defensive tackle from Texas had been verbally committed to USC for the past several weeks. The Bulldogs are happy to have him though, as he is a very talented pass rusher and will be a great addition to the defensive line. Robert Key: Robert Key is the BulldogsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ future punter. He will be redshirted and will sit out for a year before he takes over the job from Robert Malone. Steven Kimbrough: With Anthony Harding graduating, the Bulldogs needed a second fullback to backup Vince Pascoe. Kimbrough will serve that role next season, and he may even get a chance at the starting job. Steven Baker: Steven Baker is a guard from Huntington Beach, California, and at 6ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢6ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â and 324 pounds, he will be the biggest player on the team. He size and strength provides him with both good pass- and run-blocking skills. Week 3: Jason Brink: The end of week 3 of the off-season brought in two defensive tackles. The first, Jason Brink, is a very quick pass rusher. He has one of the fastest 40-times for DTs, and can use his height and speed to disrupt the passing game. Zach Hall: Hall is the second defensive tackle to commit this week and will be the third DT added to the roster. Hall, who went to high school in Idaho, has the strength that is necessary to be an effective defensive tackle. Week 5: Kevin Parker: The Bulldogs finally got their final recruit, wide receiver Kevin Parker. Parker fills up the last roster spot on the team, and because of his good speed and decent hands, he will most likely see a lot of playing time in 2010.