Zach Osterman Indianapolis Star Published 5:31 PM EST Nov 12, 2018 BLOOMINGTON – Kevin Wilson’s fourth full recruiting class at IU would land the Hoosiers a stalwart at safety and a star at wide receiver. It would also prove a group beset by injuries and transfers, with multiple players forced to call time on their careers because of health issues. You need talent to win games — and despite being ranked ninth in the 14-team Big Ten — IU's 2015 class has come up short in that department. Here’s a player-by-player breakdown of the Hoosiers’ 2015 signing class: (Players listed according to 247Sports Composite ranking) Tyler Green, DB, Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha Catholic: Green was a noteworthy commitment when he picked the Hoosiers — at one point, he’d been committed to Ohio State. He appeared in eight games as a freshman and 11 as a sophomore, starting the Foster Farms Bowl because of injuries at cornerback. But Green’s impact … [Read more...] about Taking a closer look at how IU football’s 2015 recruiting class fared
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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / [email protected] Defensive lineman Derek Thomas is one of five Hawaii rookies who have already appeared in 10 games. On a December day last year, a vibrant tone echoed throughout the University of Hawaii football offices. Head coach Nick Rolovich sounded the conch shell 15 times — once for every UH recruit who put his commitment in writing that day. Two more would sign letters of intent in the ensuing days during that early confirmation period. More than 10 months later, the Rainbow Warriors would be justified in blowing their own horn over the 2018 recruiting class. Of the 17 prospects who signed in December, 14 have played in games for the Warriors this season, including seven who have started. In all, 23 of this season’s 44 first-year Warriors have appeared in games. Rolovich said opportunities were available because of graduations, departures, injuries and the new NCAA redshirt rule. Through last season, a healthy player could … [Read more...] about Hawaii’s loaded 2018 football class is already up and running
Screen Shot 2018-10-02 at 9.35.09 PM.png Andrew Nemec | The Oregonian/OregonLive Oregon State Beavers football: A look at the 2019 recruiting class (so far) The Oregon State Beavers 2019 recruiting class is currently ranked 9th in the Pac-12 Conference, but added a key piece Tuesday night in Taron Madison, the nation's No. 25 running back. Here's a look at Oregon State's current 12-man 2019 recruiting class, plus its high-impact transfers: Screen Shot 2018-08-29 at 11.15.35 AM.png 3* CB Alex Austin (Long Beach, CA) Committed: July 28 Offers: Colorado State, Hawaii, Montana State, New Mexico, San Jose State, Utah State and Wyoming 247Sports composite three-star cornerback Alex Austin is rated the nation's No. 171 player at his position. The 6-foot-1, 174-pound defensive back hails was storied California powerhouse program Long Beach Poly, and could help Oregon State build a pipeline. Screen Shot 2018-08-29 at 11.16.29 AM.png 3* DT Evan Bennett (Santa Ana, CA) … [Read more...] about Oregon State Beavers football: A look at the 2019 recruiting class, plus high-impact transfers
Sean Merriman Special to Detroit Free Press Published 9:00 p.m. UTC Aug 23, 2018 Hey Sean, you said that "it takes a specific type of skill-set to fit the Spartans' offensive system." Can you elaborate on this. What besides a strong arm does it take to succeed in the Spartans offensive system and why? Thanks. — @mgraffix13 Michigan State runs a pro-style offense and when recruiting the quarterback position, the Spartans' staff will look at a player who fits that offense. When it comes to recruiting, quarterbacks are often separated into two separate tiers: pro-style and dual-threat. Pro-style QBs typically have good arms, are accurate and have success in the pocket, while dual-threat QBs have exceptional scrambling ability and are a threat to run, as well as throw the ball. Brian Lewerke has exceptional arm strength but needs to improve on his deep-ball accuracy. Connor Cook had average to above-average arm strength, but was exceptional at fitting balls into small pockets … [Read more...] about Recruiting mailbag: Michigan football impacted by struggles vs. rivals?
Blake Toppmeyer Knoxville News Sentinel Published 6:35 p.m. UTC Aug 22, 2018 Tennessee's 2019 recruiting class now stands at 20 commitments after offensive guard Melvin McBride of Whitehaven High School in Memphis announced his pledge via Twitter on Wednesday. McBride is rated a three-star prospect by the 247Sports composite. "I am 100% committed to the University of Tennessee. #RockyTop," McBride wrote on Twitter. McBride is the third instate prospect to join the class. He's the fourth offensive lineman to pledge to the Vols. The 6-foot-4, 315-pound McBride is ranked 15th nationally among offensive guards by the 247Sports Composite, and he's the No. 17 overall prospect in Tennessee and the No. 430 overall prospect. "Extremely athletic for a man that size – actually, scary athletic for a guy that size," Whitehaven coach Rodney Saulsberry said. "Extremely strong, extremely driven and extremely coachable. The kid is a sponge to learning. He wants to get better.” … [Read more...] about Vols gain 20th commitment in 2019 recruiting class in Memphis’ Melvin McBride