Season 4 Recruiting Chatter

Discussion in '4th Horseman' started by Wyrmreaver, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. Wyrmreaver

    Wyrmreaver Ready for Madden 15 on Xbox One, lets get it on!

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    So I'm not going to really require guys to post recruiting boards, but I will encourage you to participate and hype up your key signings and stuff. Keep in mind that I will be tracking how many scholarships you are allowed and making sure you don't oversign (until the CPU goes nuts in offseason week 5 at least)

    asurob
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    Selvy9
    GMONEY 15
    qclassic 22
    Five_Fifs
    Wilfiger PSU 38
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  2. Jamie

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    I found out the hard way that I am in competition with Virginia for recruits. Stay out of my pool!
     
  3. Wyrmreaver

    Wyrmreaver Ready for Madden 15 on Xbox One, lets get it on!

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    LOL, yeah, I was less than thrilled with my initial scouting in preseason. Last season I had great luck finding gems right off the bat, this season I have identified a bunch of busts so we could be in for a harder recruiting season at Army
     
  4. Selvy9

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    Final Update: It took some convincing, but Stanford finally got its final target to sign a LOI. 4 star linebacker Pierre Dennis will wear Cardinal red next season. This fills out a relatively small class for Stanford, which boasts 6 defensive players, 3 offensive linemen, 2 receivers, and a pair of speed athletes who could fill a safety or offensive skill position.

    Scholarships; 11 Seniors + 2 cushion

    1. :5stars: Scott Gant - ATH #7 - 5'10, 194 lbs - Azusa, CA
    2. :4stars: Scott Joseph - DT #10 - 6'4, 288 lbs - Stanton, CA
    3. :4stars: George Stephens - G #2 - 6'3, 290 lbs - Vinings GA
    4. :4stars: Tony Rose - DE #7 - 6'7, 255 lbs - Marysville, WA
    5. :4stars: Zach Brown - DT #6 - 6'7, 265 lbs - Oceanside, CA
    6. :4stars: Steve Palmer - C #6 - 6'3, 293 lbs - Sun City, AZ
    7. :4stars: Maurics Hughes - T #5 - 6'5, 285 lbs - Mableton, GA
    8. :4stars: Kyle Mitchell - ATH #14 - 6'0, 205 lbs - Wailuki, HI
    9. :4stars: Carl Smith - MLB #1 - 6'2, 249 lbs - Lincoln Village, OH
    10. :4stars: Darius Bonner - WR #9 - 6'3, 187 lbs - Diamond Bar, CA
    11. :4stars: Lamar West - WR #15 - 6'1, 201 lbs - Bainbridge, GA
    12. :4stars: Scott Moore - DE #8 - 6'4, 241 lbs - Preston, ID
    13. :4stars: Pierre Dennis - OLB #9 - 5'10, 210 lbs - Grand Rapids, MI
     
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  5. Automatik

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    LSU Tigers
    Scholarships: 8 seniors + 2 cushions = WOW
    1. :5stars:- FS Anthony Robinson, 6-4 214lbs. Robinson is the #1 ranked FS in the country and 3rd ranked prospectin the nation. He will likely redshirt his first year at Death Valley but look for Anthony to play a big role with his unique skill sets.
    2. :5stars: - T Austin Davis, 6-5 326 lbs. Austin will anchor the Tigers offensive line for years to come
    3. :5stars: - ATH Quinton Thomas, 6-2 199lbs
    4. :4stars: ATH Derek Thomas, 6-0 205lbs
    5. :4stars:ATH Jeremy Ervin, 5-11 185lbs
    6. :5stars: CB Eric James, 6-3 183lbs
    7. :4stars:OLB Cedric Thompson, 6-3 219lbs
    8. :4stars:TE Louis Heinz, 6-1 230lbs
    9. :5stars: OLB Leon Roberts, 6-2 219lbs
    10. :4stars:WR Lance Dorsey, 5-9 184lbs
    11. :4stars:CB Drew James, 6-0 183lbs
    I went over by accident, the last CB was a soft recruit for Oregon but I stole him from them. So what is the penalty for going over? Wyrmreaver
     
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  6. Jamie

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    I would kill for that. You can concentrate on 10 really good guys instead of trying to spread it all into 20 or 25.
     
  7. Automatik

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    Yeah I guess you're right eh?
     
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    70-69+15+2=18 sclorships
    1:4stars: DE Ashton Smith 6'2" 274 Kalamazoo, MI (#4 DE, 38 Ovr) 77 Rating ESPNU 150
    2:4stars: ATH Stewart Rogers 5'11" 185 Albion, MI (#12 ATH, 45 Ovr) 77 Rating ESPNU 150
    3:4stars: DE Damon Fontenot 6'3" 240 Security-Widefield, CO (#13 DE, 157 Ovr) 80 Rating
    4:3stars: G Ryan Franz 6'5" 275 Converse, TX (#67 G, 1192 Ovr) 68 Rating
    5:4stars: DE Andre Gorman 6'4" 248 Black Forest, CO (#19 DE, 246 Ovr) 77 Rating
    6:4stars: CB Ryan Berry 6'1" 182 La Junta, CO (#26 CB, 295 Ovr) 70 Rating
    7:4stars: CB Tony Porter 5'9" 161 St Johns, AZ (#19 CB, 245 Ovr) 78 Rating
    8:4stars: G Paul Rankin 6'3" 296 Millington, TN (#4 G, 109 Ovr) 74 Rating ESPNU 150
    9:4stars: QB Dedrick LEE 6'1" 232 West Bend, WI (#3 QB, 87 Ovr) 79 Rating ESPNU 150
    10:4stars:WR Andy Hampton 6'2" 200 Howell, MI (#35 WR, 189 Ovr) 68 Rating
    11:3stars:FS John Walker 6'1" 190 Conway, SC (#10 FS, 377 Ovr) 69 Rating
    12:4stars:DT Jeremy Rodgers 6'5" 272 Dade City, FL (#9 DT, 174 Ovr) 79 Rating
    13:3stars:MLB Ben Owens 6'1" 243 Ammon, ID (10 MLB, 391 Ovr) 73 Rating
    14:3stars:DT Craig Lynch 6'3" 331 Marshfield, WI
    15:3stars:MLB James Snyder 6'2" 239 Leon, Valley TX
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  9. Five_Fifs

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    With only 9 graduating seniors this season and 21 returning starters expected back next season, this season is purely about developing depth. Specifically, depth in the trenches. Also, the Minutemen are also in the market for another halfback, a strong safety, and a top flight receiver and tight end as well. With so few scholarships available, the Minutemen are taking a surprising aggressive approach to signing, issuing a number of offers early on in the process.

    1. OT
    2. OT
    3. OG
    4. OG
    5. C
    6. HB
    7. WR
    8. TE
    9. SS
    10. DE
    11. FB
     
  10. Wyrmreaver

    Wyrmreaver Ready for Madden 15 on Xbox One, lets get it on!

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    Automatik

    we don't have anything specified. Probably go with your best recruit "doesn't qualify" and you must cut
     
  11. Automatik

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    So my FS? Shit :eek:
    Stupid Oregon Ducks, you guys should have tried harder in your recruiting.
     
  12. Wyrmreaver

    Wyrmreaver Ready for Madden 15 on Xbox One, lets get it on!

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    Army's Board is starting to take shape.....

    17 seniors +2 cushion = 19 scholarships available.

    1. :4stars: DE (#6) David Green - with only 2 DEs coming back next year this was a position of need and this kid gives us a potential star
    2. :4stars: DE (#9) Jason Hayden - a second DE signing that gives us talented players on the edge to continue to build our defense around
    3. :3stars: DE (#27) Tyler Henry - not highly touted, but a "gem" who gives us depth at what started as a need
    4. :3stars: MLB (#6) Mike Blanks - another "gem" who is athletic and should develop into an anchor in the middle
    5. :3stars: OLB (#30) Garret Landry - This kid has big upside with his speed, but needs to develop
    6. :4stars: OLB (#6) Greg Muhammad - A little slower than we'd originally hoped, but a nice player all around
    7. :3stars: FS (#8) Cameron Holland - a bit slow for a safety, with his size though, he could potentially move to LB
    8. :4stars: T (#16) Tom Campbell - not a top tier prospect, but a kid who should develop into a nice player
     
  13. Five_Fifs

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    Minutemen Minute

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    Bridging the gap. If there is one term to describe the UMass 2016 recruiting class, bridging the gap is it. Coach Franklin's stated purpose was to focus on filling his few available scholarships on players who will be abe to play at a high level immediately. His thinking, essentially, is that he needs to prepare himself and his program for the exodus of starters scheduled to graduate NEXT season. Franklin is especially concerned with his team not regressing when it comes to the battle in the trenches. On the offensive line, for instance, the Minutemen lose their best lineman in Dalton Gifford this year and two of their best run blockers in Johnathan Olson and Eric Thompson next year to graduation. Additionally, capable backups John Ray, Andy Moas, Matthew Sparks, and Michael Boland will also be graduating.

    As it stands, the Minutemen would head into the 2017 with only Lance Young, Korey Roach, and Antonio Bell at tackle, Jon Sowell, Matt Bonds, and Tyler Davis, at guard and Thomas Weddle at center. While Young appears to be a potential pro at left tackle and Sowell has shown flashes at left guard, all the others are projects with promise, but not reliable options at this time. Depth is also an issue on the horizon.

    Consistent with that analysis, it is no surprise that the Minutemen used nearly half of their scholarship allotment on offensive linemen, the most highly touted of them being Jason Olsen, a 6'5, 213 pound four-star mauler in the run game who is also remarkably similar to the departing Gifford, who he will have every chance replace in the coming year. Also at tackle is a prospect who exploded on the scene late, but is now receiving rave reviews from the scouting services, Kenneth Goss. Goss, a three-star prospect, was the first to sign with UMass this year. Hailing from Pittsburgh, Goss is a bit light in the pants at 285 ona 6'5 frame, but ******************* strength and explosion off the ball. He is a proficient pass blocker and a capable run blocker who likely will be redshirted next year and handed the reins to the left tackle starting position upon Young's graduation. Inside at guard, UMass signed three such players; Randy Gore (6'6, 306) of Baltimore, Scott Graham (6'3, 301) of New Castle, PA, and Malik Rogers (6'2, 277) of New Berlin, NH. Gore and Graham are almost certain to redshirt, needing to get stronger in the weight room. Rogers, considered the most talented of the trio, is likely to be redshirted as well, but a decision on him is likely to be made late in the summer. There is some speculation that given his smaller stature, that he may be moved to center where the 265 pound Eric Thompson has held is own since his freshman year. There is no immediate need for Rogers to contribute this year, so he likely will be given the opportunity and the luxury to develop more physically while ************* of eligibility.

    Two other players were signed on the offensive side of the ball, one considered more ************, the other is likely a sar in the making. First is the largely unknown three-star tight end, Ben Jordan of Niagra Falls, NY. Physically and athletically, Jordan possess everything you could want in a tight end. He's 6'5, 250 and has very good speed for a tight end. He's only played two years of organized football, and thus has a lot of football to learn. He also needs to spend a great deal of time in the weight room, as though he shows some natural technique in the run game, he lacks any strength whatsoever to do anythin with it. He will redshirt this year. Conversely, Peter Brown is a smallish, four-star athlete from tiny Woodlyn, PA who can flat out fliy. He will see time next year in the slot and possibly returning kicks. He *************** ability with the ball in his hands and may see some time in the back field, similar to how we saw Coach Franklin uses Ernest Lee in his two seasons at UMass.

    Defensively, the haul was very small. Only two players have been signed on that side of the ball; Brady Charles, a two-star safety from Parsipanny-Troy, NJ, with marginal skills as a last line of defense kind of guy, but because of ************* size (6'4, 213) and speed, may be a perfect fit for the 'Sid' saftey position in Coach Franklin's Forty Spoke defensive system. Lke most other members of this class, Charles wll be redshirted and groomed to be ready to step in once the 2013 class sees most of its members graduate.

    Also signed on the defensive side of the ball is defensive tackle Bill James. At 6'2, 298, the three-star James possesses adequate size. But it is technique that truly had him sneaking up the rankings late in the season. Though he likely won't start, he *********** to see playing time in run situations, where rising senior Grant O'Brien struggle for consistency in the run game next to standout rising junor Joe Cameron. At worst, James should be able to challeneg Adrian Poole or the starting spot next season after O'Brien graduates.

    With 9 members committed to it's 2016 class of recruits, the Minutemen will head into the final phase of recruiting with only two scholarships available, barring any juniors leaving early for the NFL. The primary targets appear to be tight end Keenan Crenshaw, a four-star prospect from Middletown, CT. Crenshaw has good speed and ************ polished all around, a capable blocker and reciever with exceptional abilities after the catch. Signing a second tight end with such a small number of scholarships available may seem like overkill, but when you you look at the matriculation of players at the position over the next few years, it make sense. Dan Foesel and Brandon Howard graduate this year. Next year, it's Dane Griffin. Gong into 2017, it's possible that Chris McCall may be the only tight end on the roster, with the develomental Ben Jordan being his only back up as a redshirt freshman. Additionally, Crenshaw is athletic and versatile enough to play some full back or H-******* needed, and as we know, versatility is a trait that Coach Franklin craves.

    The top remaining taret on the Minutemen's board undoubtedly is C.J. Daniels, a four star athlete from Dumore, PA. Daniels would likely get a look at halfback where there is little to be hopeful about behind rising senior Darren Darby. Josh Leonard has been disappointing up to this point in his young career and Daniels may be the spark needed, with his shiftiness and vision being his best assets.
     
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  14. Selvy9

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    New Gators Coach Quickly Snatches Up Recruits

    Knowing that defense wins championships, the Gators quickly grabbed a pair of DBs in coach Selvy's first week in Gainesville. 4 star CB Marvin Williams and 3 star SS Kevin Richardson will immediately add depth to what is a rather shallow talent pool. Former coach Will Muschamp left with just two safeties on the roster.

    5 more additions to the Gators' class in the new Selvy era, including a pair of 4 star tight ends.

    :4stars: Jeremy King - OLB
    :4stars: James Hill - TE
    :4stars: Jeremy Johnson - DE
    :4stars: Timmy Robinson - TE
    :4stars: Marvin Williams - CB
    :3stars: Kevin Richardson - SS
    :3stars: Mark Jacobs - WR

    Fortunately, the last regime did manage to sign a couple of top tier prospects, including a pair of safeties that will be counted on right away.

    :5stars: Jared Rogers - ATH
    :5stars: Chance Austin - OLB
    :4stars: Kevin Clark - SS
    :4stars: Devin Thomson - WR
    :4stars: Nick Johnson - T
    :3stars: Ian Bowie - CB
    :3stars: Gary Oliver - FS
    :3stars: Leon Grant - DT
     
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