Recruiting Class 2014 - Where are they now?

Discussion in 'The Tradition' started by bravejaf, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. bravejaf

    bravejaf Walk On

    Jul 13, 2009
    The purpose of this thread is to look back at the recruiting class from 2014 and discuss the impact of that class on your present team.

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    Last edited: Dec 16, 2012
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  2. bravejaf

    bravejaf Walk On

    Jul 13, 2009
    There are a few stars in this class for Mississippi State

    :5stars: SS Quincy Reid (JR) - Reid is a three-year starter with solid production in each season. He has 181 career tackles and 7 interceptions. He also forced 5 fumbles. We hope Reid returns for his senior season next year.

    :4stars: OLB Grant Martinez (JR) - Another three-year starter from this class. Martinez has been nicked up the past couple seasons but performs well when he can stay on the field. He still has a year of eligibility remaining and should return to MSU next season.

    :4stars: CB Buck Davis (JR) - Davis made a big impact on special teams last season, winning Returner of the Year trophy. He had 7 special teams touchdowns last season. This year he is handling punts and starting at CB. He has picked off 3 passes this year and returned a punt for a TD. He also should be back next season.

    OG Carlos Daniels and FB David Butler are starting this year for MSU. Butler redshirted his first season but started the following two seasons. The other players in this class are in reserve roles, though some should be starters next year.
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  3. Mogriffjr

    Mogriffjr Walk On

    Feb 10, 2009
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    The 2014 class was the start of BC finally getting some good recruits. It was also the most recent class where we brought in a lot of talent.

    ATH JEREMY GRANT- Grant is a physical freak and instantly became the team's best WR when he first stepped on campus. He's not the fastest guy but he's a hoss with good hands and can run good routes. Right now he sits as the team's #1 WR and has been filling that role since he stepped on campus pretty much. (86ovr)

    OLB RON INMAN- Inman was moved from OLB to DE and has gained 14lbs since (now a RS-SO). Right now he could see time as a starting DE next year. Inman has made strides as a good pass-rushing prospect. Currently 75 ovr.

    ATH IRA SCALES- Scales was moved to CB and started last year. This year he's the #2. Scales has good speed and size (6'2", 186lbs) but really hasn't made a ton of plays in the passing game. Currently 79ovr RS-SO.

    WR MANNY FIELDS- Fields interesting enough came in as a WR but with a dire need for a gamebreaker at RB, he was moved there in hopes he could provide that. Fields though has been an enigma, as he has big play ability but struggles with ball security and struggles to get off the snap quickly. Still, his good hands have been key for him to get on the field. Currently a 83ovr JR.

    SO QUINN YOUNG- Currently 73 ovr RS-SO who hasn't seen the field yet.

    OLB MARK ALLEN- Mark Allen was one of the first big time OLB prospects we got into the program. He wasn't the biggest LB but he displayed solid coverage skills and excellent acceleration off the initial snap. Right now he's starting outside and is a 79 ovr RS-SO.

    FB DEION BRANCH- Branch hasn't seen much of the field and was a special teams contributor for BC. Currently a 74 ovr RS-SR.

    T DONALD PENNINGTON- Pennington hasn't seen the field and is currently a 73ovr RS-SO.

    DT SHAUN RUSSELL- Russell has been developing for a few years and may get his shot to start next season. Currently is a 75ovr RS-SO.

    WR NEAL HALL- At first glance, Hall wasn't going to be much of a contributor for us but he's quietly come on as a speed option and gives us the chance to spread the field for others. Hall has become a big time deep threat for us and is splitting time at slot and 4th WR spots. Currently is a 77ovr RS-SO.

    QB DARIUS LUCAS- Lucas has been starting since day 1 and has gone through ups and downs but he's starting to come into his own. Now he's a very competent QB with good arm strength and great accuracy. He now has some good weapons around him so he's starting to strive in his JR year. Currently is a 84ovr JR.
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  4. jms493

    jms493 Veteran Member

    Feb 10, 2009
    1. LOLB Hoffman (85) - 13 TACK, 2 INT, 2 FF. He is a big boy out there at 6'5 237
    2. ROLB Turner (84) - 27 TACK, 1 INT, FF. His 86 speed and 88 Acc helps.
    3. CB Adams (77) - 3 TACK and 2 INT. He is the #4 CB
    4. QB Gold (79) - 43/58 75%, 786 yds, 7 TDs and 3 INTS. He should NOT be playing but stud QB Jimmy Collins tore his bicep and is out for the season. Gold will be the starter next season
    5. HB Torres (73) - 67/274 3 TD, 3 FUM - #2 HB has had to start and play more than normal due to #1 HB Sampson frail body.
    6. TE Clark (81) - 1 Rec 23 yds, 1 TD - #2 TE mostly used for blocking.
    1. WR - Jason Van
    2. OLB - Kent Cox
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  5. Hellisan

    Hellisan Schemin 'em up

    Feb 10, 2009
    The 2014 Class returned a trio of immediate starters that have become some of the cornerstones of the Virginia football program.

    MLB Mike Baker 88 OVR JR - Baker is one of the most solid middle linebackers in the country. He has had over 100 tackles in each of his two full seasons as a starter and is having another good season. He has intercepted 4 passes this year and made some huge, game-changing plays.

    HB Kenny Bailey 89 OVR JR - Immediate starter ran for 1,430 yards in his first season but missed the majority of last year with an injury. This year he is well on his way to another good season. He doesn't always have huge games becasue people seem hell-bent on stopping him and we have a passing game that does the job just fine, and also don't like beating our collective head against the wall. We'll pass if needed.

    ATH John Huggins 88 OVR JR WR - Converted to WR due to his incredible route running and good hands, Huggins has continuously improved. He has missed the majority of this season but still has 19 grabs for 425 yards and 4 TD this year. He surpassed the 1,000 yard mark last year with 1,291 yards on 77 REC, with 15 TD. He is the type you look for when the play breaks down because he will get open.


    The following players are starter on our team that contribute week in and week out

    CB Chris Roberts 79 OVR JR - Played right away, but didn't start. Roberts is one of those players that produces better than you'd think due to his good athleticism and 6'4" frame. He has 9 INT in his career so far.

    OLB Zach Thompson 85 OVR SO(RS) - Great combination of speed, acceleration and overall ability. Last year he started at LOLB for half the season. This year he was moved to ROLB and started every game so far, making 36 tackles and 5 for loss

    G Dennis Fletcher 87 OVR SO(RS) - Playing the all-important RG position, he has held up pretty well allowing 5 sacks this year at a position where the D-line just seems programmed to get through.

    G Paul Hawthorne 87 OVR SO(RS) - allowed 3 sacks this year and has been part of a strong left side.

    ATH Jordan Thomas 80 OVR SO(RS) SS - Starting Strong Safety


    Spot Players

    ATH Jason Williams Kick and Punt Returner

    SS Tyson Lowe Backup SS

    WR Brandon Charles Backup WR

    ATH Joe McCoy Nickle Corner

    G Kevin Hawk Backup G

    DE Andre Thomas 84 OVR SO(RS) - When we first recruited him I figured 3-4 year starter, but then we recruited Kelvin Fontenot and Brian Riggs, so he is a very good insurance option and we will see if we can work him in somewhere else.

    T Darryl White Backup T
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  6. MaxATX34

    MaxATX34 Texas Football

    Feb 17, 2009
    :5stars: MLB Manuel Jones has been great. At the beginning of the season I didnt really like him. It was a big drop-off from All-Everything Brad Harper, but I have since adjusted and the kid is pretty damn good. Great at stopping the run. This guy really flies into his gaps and I think he makes more stops behind the LOS than Harper did. Of course, it remains to be seen whether Jones can match Harper's contributions on pass defense as well.

    Also, :5stars: WR Paul Gross is our #1 target and leads the team in receiving yards.

    :3stars: RB Keith Day has turned into a monster in the return game. First game of the year he housed like 4 returns (both punt and kick). He has just gashed teams running the rock in garbage time as well.

    We have other guys from this class starting and contributing, but these might be the most noteworthy. As it stands right now, this class has only produced a couple of stars but perhaps more importantly has provided a great base and given great depth to TAMU.
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  7. NYJuggalo45

    NYJuggalo45 Walk On

    Feb 10, 2009
    I think this was the last year before I took over NC State. Their board is not updated except for 3 players.

    The only 1 of the 3 I know is OLB Ed Brown who is still on the team and in the rotation of LBs we use. He is solid, but not spectacular.

    the other 2 guys may or may not still be on the team. I don't know the names of my fullbacks and punters/kickers

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