Season 2 Recruiting Talk

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  1. Bucs

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  2. hornfaninbama

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    Oregon Inks First Commit

    :4stars: Athlete Chooses Ducks

    Bedford, OH- Phillip Ford decided to end the recruiting circus this week and commit to the Oregon Ducks. Ford is a :4stars: athlete that projects as a QB at the next level. His homestate Buckeyes never threw an amorous glance in his direction, and that school from up north discovered the young man a few weeks ago. Oregon was able to hold the Wolverines off and pull him in though.

    Ford will come in as a 6'2" 221 pound QB with a good combination of speed and throwing ability (85 speed, 84 power, 82 accuracy.) When he does get loose from the defense he is dangerous with the ball in his hands (76 break tackle, 86 elusiveness, 75 spin, 83 stiff arm, 86 juke.) Oregon is still after a few guys who could play QB for them going forward, and if that happens Ford may get slid to the outside as a WR, but time will tell (81 catching, 82 spectacular catch, 86 route running, 74 catch in traffic)

    Ford's commitment leaves the Ducks with 20 slots left to fill.
     
  3. RamesuThe1

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    The Beavers' class begins to take shape.

    Coach Graham and the OSU Beavers have gotten commitments for 9 of their 12 available scholarships and are in the running for 3 studs that would take the class from solid to great. The Beavers' current class is ranked 9th nationally.

    Current Commits:
    3* - TE - Sam Hayden, 6-3, 237 from Taylor, MI
    3* - SS - Hunter Weaver, 6-1, 205 from Springdale, AR
    4* - ATH - Brandon Downing, 6-1, 301 from Tumwater, WA
    4* - QB - Daniel Moody, 6-0, 212 from Elkridge, MD
    4* - ATH - Todd Stovall, 6-6, 252 from Wixom, MI
    3* - MLB - Darryl Finley, 5-11, 241 from Torrance, CA
    2* - C - Anthony Jackson, 6-3, 271 from University Park, TX
    2* - FS - Kenny Phillips, 6-1, 203 from Sweet Home, OR
    3* - CB - Brian Bush, 6-0, 174 from Bloomfield, NJ

    The focus is definitely on the defensive side of the ball, with 6 out of the 9 current commits slated to compete for spots in Graham's 3-4 scheme. Graham has done a decent job expanding the programs footprint with 2 Michigan recruits and 2 East Coast recruits (NJ and MD). Oregon State is still in on the #1DT, #4CB and the #3OT. If they can get any of the 3 Graham will consider his first recruiting year a success.
     
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  4. Bucs

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    UCLA Recruiting Update
    Halfway through the season UCLA's Class is taking shape . 6 commitments so far with 9 spots still to be filled.

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    Josh is going to develop into a very solid tackle for us. He will have time to put on weight and strength as we are deep at the position. We see him playing RT for us when the time comes. . We fought off rival CAL for his services.

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    Green was our #1 Target for the entire cycle. Initially he was really high on Stanford with ourselves a close second. They didn't pursue him though . We took the lead and Ohio State made a run at him but never really were in it. You can't teach him arm strength and he is just fast enough to be somewhat of a threat on the ground. Right now if he was on the roster he would be our #2 QB. He will have a year or two to develop as QB Asanti Woulard is only a RS Sophmore.




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    Johnson is a nice corner and fills a position of need for us. Not a burner but if we can keep him in the right place he can make a play on the ball. Cal Golden Bears were also after him.




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    Pettaway is an athletic Quarterback and one we couldn't pass up but he knew all along that Green was our #1 target and wasn't afraid of the competition . He seems real scrappy and we can slide him over to WR if need be.






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    Another quarterback. Gilmore is a true pocket passer . We've brought three guys in each with a little different skill set and we're going to let them battle it out with the guys 4 guys currently on the roster. Expect 1 or 2 cuts in the offseason.

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    Tyler is a very nice JuCo Prospect. His technique is about as good as any guy we went after and we think he can come in and be apart of the rotation by the time he graduates.
     
  5. KnightNoles

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    Michigan State Week 9 Update

    The National Champions recruiting has been upped in the caliber of athlete but it has not yielded any results besides :2stars:FB Erick Rodgers who is an important get. There hasn't been anything flashy to come to East Lansing just yet but they are close to four :5stars: and six :4stars:.

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  6. SunofGod5

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    USC 2014 Recuriting class

    1. :4stars:DT Run Stopper (#3)
    Darius Davis 6'0 285 Ibs
    Anacortes, WA

    2.:4stars:MLB Run Stopper (#19)
    Ben Baker 6'1 234
    Union City, CA

    3.:3stars:DE Run Stopper (#98)
    Reggie Simpson 6'2 239
    Wadsworth, OH

    4.:4stars:DT Run Stopper (#18)
    Matthew Davis 6'3 324
    Cleveland, MS

    5.:3stars:DT Run Stopper (#86)
    Nick King 6'2 310
    Blacksburg, VA

    6.:3stars:DE Run Stopper (#70)
    David Coleman 6'3 232 Ibs
    Oil City, PA

    7.:3stars:MLB Run Stopper (#50)
    Javon Mitchell 6'1 233 Ibs
    Hawthorne, CA

    8.:3stars:MLB Run Stopper (#32)
    Paul McGuire 6'4 240 Ibs
    Vernon, TX

    9.:3stars:MLB Run Stopper (#37)
    Steve Campbell 6'3 229 Ibs
    Slidell, LA

    10.:3stars:CB Coverage (#46)
    Derek Ramsour 5'9 161 Ibs
    Hicksville, NY

    11.:3stars:CB Coverage (#79)
    Claude James 6'2 174 Ibs
    Mililani Town, HI
     
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  7. KnightNoles

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    I totally let up on the #1 Athlete Dominique Inman and let him get away to Arizona State, a much better place than East Lansing. lol
     
  8. Papa Perry

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    I'm waiting on Stanford to let up on a 3 or 4 guys since they're one away from reaching their scholarship limit. Then I should close with a fairly good class.
     
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  9. hornfaninbama

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    Huge Weekend For Ducks

    Recruiting Class Moves Into Top 10

    Eugene, OR- The Oregon coaching staff knew last weekends game against Stanford was going to be integral to their recruiting efforts, but even they didn't expect it to be as monumental as it was. Oregon secured 5 commitments over the weekend and those five players vaulted the Ducks into the Top 10 classes for this season.

    :5stars: Athlete Dre Justice committed the week before, but we'll cover him here as well. Justice projects as a wide receiver or possibly a running back at the next level, and the opportunity to compete at both positions helped Justice choose Oregon over Texas, LSU, and FSU. He'll hit campus at 6'2" 222 pounds with solid skills in the receiving game (75 catching, 72 spectacular catch, 82 route running) and the run game (82 stiff arm, 81 juke.) If he sticks outside he will be very difficult to bring down. He figures to redshirt next season and the Ducks hope he will polish off into a good receiver down the road.

    Antoine Ewing, the #20 MLB, was the first commit of the weekend for Oregon. As soon as his plane touched down he couldn't wait to make his decision known. He is limited athletically (73 speed, 79 acceleration) but the Watauga, TX product still figures to start for Oregon in the future. During his redshirt season the coaches will no doubt be pushing him to get better in coverage, and shedding blocks. It's not a stretch to see him getting lots of reps as a redshirt freshman or sophomore.

    The biggest commit of the weekend, figuratively and literally, is defensive tackle Keith Porter out of Beech Grove, IN. Porter is 5'11" 316 pounds and the coaches want him to be the lane clogger up front for the front seven. He sheds blocks well and his bowling ball physique should make it difficult for opposing linemen to push him off the ball. He will also redshirt before seeing the field, but he may make it to the top of the depth chart as a redshirt freshman. Porter was being chased hard by Miami, and garnered a little interest from the defending National Champions.

    :3stars: JUCO athlete Trey Davis will also be joining the Ducks next season. He figures to get a long look at CB, but has the skills to play RB or WR as well. He has solid size and speed, and he is solid in zone coverage but is much more polished as a man to man corner. The Ducks need help in the secondary, and Davis should go a long way to improving their pass defense.

    Oregon admittedly started chasing the final two commits of the weekend because they are physical outliers. Oregon has always been known as a bastion of speed, and while the first commit may not fit the bill the final weekend signee does.

    :4stars: HB Erik Thomas out of Kirkland Washington is a dying breed. Big powerful backs don't come along like they used to. Thomas may be the next in line. He'll make it to campus as a 6'2" 244 pound running back with a surprising blend of shiftiness and bulk. He's not the fastest back in the country, but has enough that he will be dangerous (89) and while he can most certainly run the defense over, he has quick feet that will also allow him to sidestep potential tacklers (83 trucking, 80 stiff arm, 84 juke, 87 spin, 78 elusiveness.) Thomas also has surprisingly good hands, and Oregon hopes that eventually he will become the rarest of breeds, a big, bruising halfback capable of being an everydown back.

    Oregon reached all the way across the country to nab a very fast, very tall WR with Jon Tatum out of King's Mountain, NC. Tatum is only a :3stars: prospect but it's because the former basketball star just started playing football this year. He still has bricks for hands, but the Oregon coaches know you can teach someone to catch, but you can't teach 6'7" with 96 speed. Tatum will redshirt for sure, but he figures to take Devon Allen's spot as the field stretching WR once Allen is gone. Tatum had offers from ECU, UNC, Duke, and Ohio State at one point, but decided to choose the Ducks.

    Oregon still has several prospects they're chasing, and 14 scholarships yet to be filled.
     
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  10. Walter323

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    Arizona State gets their first 4 commits of the season including 3 of which that are rated in the ESPNU top 150 and 2 that are #1 at their positions. These 4 recruits alone jumped ASU into the top 25 recruiting class. Now if they could only play as well as the recruit!



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    Hiram Nash
    Cornerback | Coverage
    HomeOceanside, CA
    Height6-0
    Weight192
    Caliber
    Rank#19 ( #1 CB) OVR:80 (+1)





    The Sun Devils get much needed help in the secondary from #1 cornerback Hiram Nash. Nash looks to be a day 1 starter after 3 Senior starters depart after this year. He will be in battle with a couple of freshman from last year but looks to be in the rotation. It will be hard to keep him out of the lineup with his blazing speed (98), excellent acceleration (94) and superior jumping ability (91). His coverage skills aren't too shabby either; 85 man, 84 zone, and 79 press. The biggest thing will be improving on his tacking.

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    Dominique Inman
    Athlete
    HomeUrbana, OH
    Height6-3
    Weight229
    Caliber
    Rank#6 ( #1 ATH)
    OVR:74 (-3)

    Sun Devils also trot into Ohio and snag the #1 Athlete in Dominique Inman. Inman wasn't a huge need seeing is that he will play either WR or RB but it's hard to pass up on a 5 star #1 athlete. At 6'3 229, Inman looks to be a bruising RB or a miss-match from hell if he lines up at WR. Look for Inman to redshirt his first year on campus and get adjusted to playing just one position instead of being his teams all everything back in High School.

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    Quentin Archie
    Wide Receiver | Possession
    HomeDetroit, MI
    Height6-2
    Weight175
    Caliber
    Rank#142 ( #19 WR)
    OVR:77 (+5)

    Quentin Archie comes in looking to have some of the success of current Sun Devil receivers. Archie looks to play in the slot wit his excellent catching/spectacular catch/catch in traffic (78) and route running (84). Archie doesnt have alot of speed (83) but wont be asked burn anybody deep. The coaches really liked Archie's Detroit toughness and hope that it rubs off on more of the "soft" receivers.


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    Austin Bowling
    Tight End | Receiving
    HomeLiberal, KS
    Height6-3
    Weight224
    Caliber
    Rank#423 ( #21 TE)
    OVR:73 (+2)

    Rounding out the Sun Devil's first group is Austin Bowling from the tiny town of Liberal Kansas. Bowling looks to fill in as good dept at the TE position. The coaches are looking to redshirt Bowling his first year on campus. They stated that they dont really want to waist a year when they already have a good receiving and good blocking TE on the roster for next year. Bowling has good speed for a TE (81) and good catching (78). Bowling also has some sneaky good rushing abilities, rumors have it that the coaches may give him a peak as a goal line RB or maybe a pass catching FB.
     
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  11. Todd Ramsey

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    Hit my mark of 13 scholarships with another very good class. Added couple stud CBs, couple stud JUCO-ATH and 4 big 76+ OVR OL.

    I will keep a few guys on my board in case I lose a couple to the pros/transfers, but I won't offer them.
     
  12. hornfaninbama

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    Jarvis Connor- :3stars: Free Safety from Sherman, TX
    75 Overall (+3)
    Anthony Myers- :4stars: Guard from Pacifica, CA
    79 Overall (+3)

    That's #10 and #11, leaves me with 9 left. First on 7 more guys, 2nd on 5 others. First 9 to jump on board.
     
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    Sun Devils add 2 more

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    Antonio Hill
    HomeSwainsboro, GA
    Height6-0
    Weight190
    Rank#194 ( #27 WR)
    OVR:75 (+4)
    Hill comes in to add some depth at the WR position. Not a large need for ASU but depth is always a plus. Hill will most likely play in the slot. He has great acceleration and hands that will snag anything within reach, even in high traffic areas. Perfect for the ASU offence and their short dink and dunk routes. Hill will redshirt in year one and then be the mix for some playing time in year two. Hill will also be a good asset to the special teams units.

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    Donald McPherson
    Quarterback | Balanced
    HomeGraham, TX
    Height6-3
    Weight209
    Rank#469 ( #25 QB)
    OVR:76 (+6)

    3 Star QB McPherson decided the Sun Devils were the right fit for him. ASU thinks they have quite the gem here, McPherson wasn't highly recruited due to a down Junior year of High School but has had a stellar Senior year. He has also impressed coaches during private workouts and with his overall knowledge of the passing game. McPherson looks to be a solid back up for years to come and potentially find the starting lineup after prized QB Khalif High moves to the NFL, or when he gets hurt. McPherson will fit in well in the back up role, he has some gun slinger to him but also has the wheels to be dangerous with the read option.

    ASU has signed 6 so far with 16 empty spots yet to fill. They are #1 on 9 of 11 targets that are left on the board, and hoping to steal DE Terrence Johnson from Oregon and Michigan State for a much needed help in the pass rush.
     
  14. hornfaninbama

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    :3stars: TE Sean Woods
    Portage Lakes, OH- 6'8" 250; #491 Prospect, #25 TE
    No redeeming qualities beyond his size and ability to provide a body for the depth chart. Will redshirt and hopefully never play.

    :3stars: DT Rodney Barber
    Oak Lawn, IL- 6'1" 264; #461 Prospect, #43 DT
    More practice fodder. He will redshirt as well, and hopefully sees as much time on the field as Woods does.

    :4stars: ATH JJ Brown
    Laconia, NH- 6' 206; #82 Prospect, #24 ATH
    Will play QB at Oregon. A little short, but has decent wheels and a solid arm. Will also get a look at both safety spots.

    14 signed, 6 left to go. Found a couple nice JUCO huys a few weeks ago that should provide solid depth. Sitting in first for 5 of my 6 remaining targets and second on the last one. Hopefully a good showing in the Civil War tonight will make a difference.
     
  15. Walter323

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    Add to more to fill spots on the Sun Devils roster.

    Charles Morales
    HomeBexley, OH
    Height6-2
    Weight234
    Rank#844 ( #59 MLB)
    OVR:67 (+1)
    Morales is nothing fancy but he fills a need and has ok speed for a MLB. Probably won't see the field too much unless ASU struggles to recruit a top notch MLB in the next couple years. Will most likely be a career back up and play special teams. ASU likes the fact that Morales is another student athlete from Ohio, deepening their recruiting reach out to another pipeline in the future.

    Brian Brown
    HomePeralta, NM
    Height6-2
    Weight172
    Rank#333 ( #51 ATH)
    OVR:70 (+2)
    Brown comes from near by New Mexico and is another depth chart filler. The best fit for him looks to be WR but the best fit for the team may be a solid back up in years to come at CB. The coaches like Brown's 6-2 frame and long arms at the CB position.

    With time off from the Conference Championship that they failed to make, the coaches have a big break until their bowl game. They plan to hit the recruiting trail hard to finalize some commits and try and flip some others.
     
  16. hornfaninbama

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    3 More Commits For Oregon

    :4stars: ATH Justin Ross from Ellisville, MS
    #41 ATH, #221 Overall; 68 (-2)
    Looks like a QB at the next level, but will need some development time. Decent speed, and has enough arm strength to get by.

    :2stars: MLB Marcus Lewis from Issaquah, WA JUCO (JR)
    #99 MLB, #1597 Overall; 76 (+1)
    5'9" 252 pounds with excellent speed. Oregon may look at redshirting him and moving him to a strong safety spot. But the more likely path is a redshirt season and a spot at OLB for 2 seasons. Late find for the Ducks, started recruiting him about 3 weeks ago.

    :3stars: DE Nick Snyder from San Francisco, CA JUCO (JR)
    #130 DE, #1402 Overall; 78 (+2)
    Snyder should have the benefit of a redshirt season, but Oregon is depth challenged on the DL right now so he may be forced into action.

    Leaves Oregon with 3 spots to fill to close out the class.
     

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