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Re: 2020 commitments (23) and offers

Post by kennethnoisewater » Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:59 pm

Long Time Cat wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:53 pm
VimSince03 wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:00 pm
LTown Cat wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:57 pm
Haha! 2506 beat me to it.
Yup interior DL.
But why? He’s only 220 lbs.
Who is? They're talking about an unknown/unnamed future transfer from UW.


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Re: 2020 commitments (23) and offers

Post by LTown Cat » Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:22 pm

luckyirishguy25 wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:32 pm
sdsyvie wrote:
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Question

So going into today we had 20 commits that had verballed, but they could still bail. (Example: Grady)

But today they signed letters of intent if I understand correctly

Question: is this just as easy to bail on? And if it isn't, how many of our 23 have now given written commitments?

Would it be possible to note who has just verballed vs giving there written
I'm pretty sure if you've signed your NLI and want to play ball that year, you're locked in for that year unless the school releases you.
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Re: 2020 commitments (23) and offers

Post by VimSince03 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:27 pm

Long Time Cat wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:53 pm
VimSince03 wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:00 pm
LTown Cat wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:57 pm
Haha! 2506 beat me to it.
Yup interior DL.
But why? He’s only 220 lbs.
This is in regard to the potential Washington transfer MSU will potentially get this spring. Not Brody.


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Post by Colter_Nuanez » Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:34 pm

Jeff Choate and staff on the 23 newest Bobcats:




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Re: 2020 commitments (23) and offers

Post by Long Time Cat » Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:16 pm

VimSince03 wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:27 pm
Long Time Cat wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:53 pm
VimSince03 wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:00 pm
LTown Cat wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:57 pm
Haha! 2506 beat me to it.
Yup interior DL.
But why? He’s only 220 lbs.
This is in regard to the potential Washington transfer MSU will potentially get this spring. Not Brody.
I guess I was confused because they have Brody listed as a DL signee in their press release.


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Re: 2020 commitments (23) and offers

Post by wbtfg » Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:33 pm

Long Time Cat wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:16 pm
VimSince03 wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:27 pm
Long Time Cat wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:53 pm
VimSince03 wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:00 pm
LTown Cat wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:57 pm
Haha! 2506 beat me to it.
Yup interior DL.
But why? He’s only 220 lbs.
This is in regard to the potential Washington transfer MSU will potentially get this spring. Not Brody.
I guess I was confused because they have Brody listed as a DL signee in their press release.
In the presser Choate talked about Brody playing Buck



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Re: 2020 commitments (23) and offers

Post by wbtfg » Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:41 pm

Didn’t realize Charles Brown is starting in January.



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Re: 2020 commitments (23) and offers

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Montana State 2020 Football Recruiting Class - December Signings

BOZEMAN, Montana -- Jeff Choate likes the physical attributes of the 23 student-athletes that made official their intent to join the Montana State football program for the 2020 season on Wednesday. He’s impressed with the academic performance and the commitment of each to improve.
But there’s something else that pleases him.
“Most of these young men have been with us a long time,” Choate said on Wednesday. “I think 19 of the 23 committed during the summer and stayed with us. They had the opportunity to make an unofficial visit to campus or participate in our camps, so not only did we want them to become Bobcats but they had a strong interest in Montana State. In my experience, that helps with the staying power. These young men are here for the right reasons, the mix of a strong academic environment and the opportunity to play for a nationally-ranked football team.”
Choate also praised the balance and versatility of the Class of 2020 December signings. “This is a well-rounded class,” he said. “We have a lot of athletes that can play multiple positions, we addressed some needs with players that can impact us right away and also brought in young men with the opportunity to grow and develop in our system.”
The work on this year’s signing class, Choate said, is far from over. “Our primary focus in January and February is to get a couple more defensive linemen and a couple more defensive backs.”

High School - December
Tommy Campbell, DL 6-4 204 Fr Columbus, MT Columbus
*Jake D’Agostino, DB 6-1 180 Fr Bozeman, MT Bozeman
*Aidan Garrigan, WR 6-3 187 Fr Magnolia, TX Magnolia
Miles Jackson, DB 5-11 182 Fr Portland, OR Central Catholic
Bryce Leighton, P 6-3 180 Fr Camas, WA Camas
Max Lenzy, DB 5-10 175 Fr Tigard, OR Tigard
Tommy Mellott, QB 6-0 182 Fr Butte, MT Butte
McCade O’Reilly, LB 5-11 210 Fr Bozeman, MT Bozeman
Aidan Parks, LB 6-0 201 Fr Chico, CA Pleasant Valley
Rush Reimer, OL 6-6 295 Fr Camas, WA Camas
*Conor Reitler, OL 6-4 275 Fr Billings, MT Skyview
Jaalen Rening, RB 5-10 187 Fr Visalia, CA Central Valley Christian
*Aaron Richards, OL 6-4 265 Fr Butte, MT Butte Central
Connor Ryan, DB 6-1 195 Fr Billings, MT Billings West
Peyton Thornton, TE 6-3 222 Fr Las Vegas, NV Faith Lutheran
Danny Uluilakepa, LB 6-1 214 Fr Puyallup, WA Puyallup
Sebastian Valdez, DL 6-3 243 Fr Spring Valley, CA Monte Vista
Trey Yates, DL 6-0 265 Fr Colstrip, MT Colstrip

Enrolling in January
Name, Pos. Ht Wt Class Hometown High School Previous College
>Charles Brown, WR 5-11 173 Fr Grand Prairie, TX Arlington
*Shayden King, OL 6-5 288 Fr Big Timber, MT Sweet Grass
Brody Grebe, DL 6-3 220 Fr Melstone, MT Melstone-Roundup Choate Rosemary Hall (CT)
Matthew McKay, QB 6-4 211 Jr Raleigh, NC Wakefield North Carolina State
Naequan Parker, WR 6-3 185 Jr Sacramento, CA Woodcreek American River CC

*-Confirmed intent to attend by signing offer of admission ^-Greyshirt from 2019 >Early Enrollee


JANUARY ENROLLEES
Charles Brown, WR
5-11, 173, Fr, Arlington, TX (Arlington)
Player Notes: Earned District MVP honors as a senior at Arlington High... registered over 1,300 receiving yards with 16 touchdowns for the Colts... earned all-conference honors twice and all-state honors once... active in mentoring elementary and middle school students. From MSU Coach Jeff Choate: “Charles is a tremendous high school football from the state of Texas, he’s (current Bobcat) Jaden Smith’s cousin, and he’s going to be the first young man since I’ve been here that’s going to enroll early. He’s going to start his college and athletic career here at Montana State in January. He’s a dynamic player with great top-end speed and he’s a guy who I think is going to have an immediate impact in our program.” Parents: Charles Brown Sr., Tanesha Barmer High School Coach: Michael Washington

Brody Grebe, DL
6-3, 220, Fr, HS, Melstone, MT (Choate Rosemary Hall)
Player Notes: Earned 406 MT Sports Male Athlete of the Year in Montana for 2018-19... all-state in basketball at Melstone High and in football at Roundup High... rushed for 1,441 yards with 31 total touchdowns, logging 95 tackles with two interceptions for touchdowns for Roundup... attended Melstone High. From MSU Coach Jeff Choate: “Brody came to all of our camps and we’ve been recruiting him from his junior year on, and when he had the opportunity to do the post-grad year at the prep school we though it would be a good idea for him. He was one of the best track athletes in the state of Montana his junior and senior years and he had a lot of basketball opportunities, too, but he hadn’t played a lot of football, so this was a chance for him to play football at a higher level. We had the opportunity to watch his first couple of games, and then the light came on in his last handful of games. He was dominant in his last handful of games. He’s a high, high academic kid and I think when he was out there he enjoyed the experience but realized he was ready to come back home. He comes in at a position of need down the road, the Buck position, and he fits our program.” Parents: Jason Grebe, Janel Wiese High School Coach: Dana Quenzer

Shayden King, OL
6-5, 288, Fr, Big Timber, MT (Sweet Grass)
Player Notes: First Team All-Class B selection as a defensive lineman for Sweet Grass as a senior... his father is an MSU Extension agent. From MSU Coach Jeff Choate: “Shayden is from Big Timer is a guy that we gray-shirted a year ago. We kind of got on him a little late, in fact late enough that we didn’t announce him, but we decided that it made sense for him to be part of this class. He’s a big-bodied guy who had a really good high school career and fits exactly what we’re looking for in terms of having a lot of big, strong offensive linemen who have the opportunity to compete and develop.” Parents: Marc and Lana High School Coach: James Moody

Matthew McKay, QB
6-4, 211, Jr, Tr, Raleigh, NC (North Carolina St/Wakefield)
Player Notes: Transfers to MSU in January from North Carolina State... played in six games as a sophomore this season, throwing for 910 yards (86-150-1, three touchdowns) while rushing for 63 yards on 25 carries (four touchdowns)... he played in five games in 2018 after redshirting in 2017... threw for 5,932 yards and 58 touchdowns at Wakefield High in Raleigh, rushing for 2,386 yards and 39 touchdowns... he was NC State’s Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year in 2017. From MSU Coach Jeff Choate: “A transfer quarterback from North Carolina State who was developed under Eli Drinkowitz’s system, and when Eli went to Appalachian State they shifted offensive coordinators and I think he kind of got caught in the shuffle a little bit. He’s a high academic kid who comes from a great family. DeNarius was involved in his recruitment (at NC State) and that was the connection. Matt is a guy who will add tremendous depth and come in with the chance to compete with our current starter Tucker (Rovig) and add tremendous value to our quarterback room and our team overall with his character and playmaking ability.” Parents: Mark and Lisa McKay High School Coach: Rod Sink

Naequan Parker, WR
6-3, 185, Jr, Sacramento, CA (American River/
Woodcreek)
Player Notes: Caught 30 passes for 368 yards and seven touchdowns as a sophomore at American River in 2019... caught 20 passes for 228 yards and four touchdowns as a freshman. From MSU Coach Jeff Choate: “Naequan’s a junior college transfer from American River, originally from Sacramento, and he did not play high school football. He was a tremendous basketball athlete in high school so he’s only really played two years of football and he’s developed in a short amount of time into a really talented playmaking receiver. He can jump on the run and make plays on 50-50 balls, and he’s another solid student who I think will fit tremendously well into our receiver room. With losing two seniors we felt it was important to get a guy who’s a little older in that room.” Parents: Dorian and Sherice Parker High School Coach: Jon Osterhout

INCOMING FRESHMEN -
DECEMBER
Tommy Campbell, DL
6-4, 204, Fr, Columbus, MT (Columbus)
Player Notes: Second Team All-Southern B as a junior. From MSU Coach Jeff Choate: “Tommy Campbell popped on our radar during football camp. We do what we call Smokehouse (to determine) the camp’s fastest guy, and he ended up being that guy. He’s from Columbus and is a long, athletic guy who really, really runs well and is just now starting to scratch the surface of what he’s going to be as a football player. He can play tight end, he could be a field end for us or a Buck. He has really good twitch and is an excellent pass rusher.” Parents: Tony Campbell, Cristy Goldsmith High School Coach: Blake Hoge

Jake D’Agostino, DB
6-1, 180, Fr, Bozeman, MT (Bozeman)
Player Notes: Second team all-state quarterback after leading Bozeman High to the 2019 Class AA State Championship... his uncle Mark D’Agostino and cousin John, among other relatives, played for the Cats. From MSU Coach Jeff Choate: “What I love about Jake is that he’s a winner. He’s obviously a legacy in this program, but he’s a guy who was a role player and played some defense, played some wide receiver as a junior, then stepped into the starting quarterback role as a senior and led them to a state championship. We feel like he’s got position versatility. He could play quarterback, could play safety, could end up growing into a linebacker looking at his frame. He’s another in a long line of guys that we feel add value to our program.” Parents: Tom and Peg D’Agostino High School Coach: Levi Wesche

Aidan Garrigan, WR
6-3, 187, Fr, Magnolia, TX (Magnolia)
Player Notes: Earned all-conference honors twice at Magnolia... caught 25 passes for 375 yards and three touchdowns as a junior... an All-District Academic selection as a senior. From MSU Coach Jeff Choate: “Aidan is a Texas guy that Coach (DeNarius) McGhee got up here for camp, and was one of the best guys we saw in our camp situation. He kind of reminded me a little bit skill-wise and body size of Mitch Herbert. He’s a long, rangy receiver, great ball skills, who had a very, very good high school career in the state of Texas.” Parents: Patrick and Alicia Garrigan High School Coach: Craig Martin

Miles Jackson, DB
5-11, 182, Fr, Portland, OR (Central Catholic)
Player Notes: Logged 29 tackles with a pair of interceptions and 10 pass breakups as a senior... returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown against nationally-ranked Eastside Catholic (Washington)... nine tackles as a junior. From MSU Coach Jeff Choate: “Miles Jackson is a DB from Central Catholic High School in Portland who won a state championship. He’s a long, rangy player with good hips who reminds me of some of the longer young corners we have in the program, the Gibson brothers (Ty’Rhae and Ty’Rese), (Eric) Zambrano, and we graduate a lot of guys (at cornerback in the next two seasons) so we need to start replacing those guys.” Parents: Antonio Jackson and Sherrelle, Cobi Lewis High School Coach: Steve Pyne

Bryce Leighton, P
6-3, 180, Fr, Camas, WA (Camas)
Player Notes: The second-ranked prep punter in the nation by Kohl’s Camps... chosen as Under Armour All-America as one of the top 100 prep football players in the nation... won the punting competition at the national Kohl’s Camp last summer. From MSU Coach Jeff Choate: “Bryce was ranked as the number one punter in the country, and he picked Montana State for all the right reasons. He’s interested in our engineering program. He committed to us early in the fall and has stayed with us. He was part of that state championship team at Camas High School, and with Jered Padmos finishing his career we have a lot to replace there. We hope Bryce can step right in and have an immediate impact.” Parents: Ryan and Lori Leighton High School Coach: Jon Eagle

Max Lenzy, DB
5-10, 175, Fr, Tigard, OR (Tigard)
Player Notes: Earned his league’s Co-Defensive Player of the Year award as a senior... first team all-state cornerback and first team all-league as a receiver and kick returner in 2019... led the state with 10 interceptions as a junior. From MSU Coach Jeff Choate: “Max Lenzy is a young man from Tigard High School in Portland, he has a brother that plays at Notre Dame. He was a great high school football player, tough, smart, extremely productive both on offense and defense. He’s a guy that we feel very fortunate to get. His production is outstanding and we’re very excited about Max.” Parents: Melvin and Andy Lenzy High School Coach: John Kemper

Tommy Mellott, QB
6-0, 182, Fr, Butte, MT (Butte)
Player Notes: Earned Class AA Offensive MVP honors as a senior after leading Butte High to the state title game... threw for 7,89 yards for the Bulldogs, including 2,940 as a senior... 30 touchdowns and four interceptions in 2019... rushed for 1,217 yards as a senior, 20499 yards in his career... highly active in the Butte community. From MSU Coach Jeff Choate: “The (Class) AA Offensive Player of the Year, Tommy’s a special young man. He’s extremely bright. We were talking the other day about him going to med school, and he’s the kind of guy I’d want operating on me. And to watch him operate on opponents over the course of his career at Butte High, what a phenomenal run they had under coach Arie Grey. He has a chance to be the dual threat quarterback we’ve been looking for. We have some pro-style quarterbacks, but Tommy is very accurate, a great decision-maker, and athletic enough to hurt you running the ball.” Parents: Shane and Dina Mellott High School Coach: Arie Grey

McCade O’Reilly, LB
5-11, 210, Fr, Bozeman, MT (Bozeman)
Player Notes: Earned First Team All-State honors as a junior, but missed his senior season with an injury. From MSU Coach Jeff Choate: “Going into the (2019 high school) season McCade would have been a preseason (Class) AA MVP-type candidate, but unfortunately he fractured an ankle during fall camp. He was the biggest cheerleader for the Bozeman Hawks this season. He has a brother (Callahan) in the program so I know what kind of kid this is. He’s tough, hard-working, extremely strong and explosive. I think we can use him in short-yardage situations as a big back down the road, but he’s going to be a really good addition for our inside linebacker group.” Parents: Keith and Debby O’Reilly High School Coach: Levi Wesche

Aidan Parks, LB
6-0, 201, Fr, Chico, CA (Pleasant Valley)
Player Notes: Helped lead his team to a CIF Div. 4-AA State Bowl Championship as a junior... starred at linebacker and running back, and also played soccer and ran track. From MSU Coach Jeff Choate: “Aidan Parks’ dad played in the NFL and at Stanford, and Aidan is a very, very versatile football player. He can play tailback, outside linebacker, probably even safety. He’s smart, tough, and he reminds me a lot of (former Bobcat) Mac Bignell in terms of his skill set. That’s a lot to put on a kid, but I think Aidan will have a tremendous career here at Montana State and we’re extremely excited to have him.” Parents: Nathan and Amy Parks High School Coach: Mark Cooley

Rush Reimer, OL
6-6, 295, Fr, Camas, WA (Camas)
Player Notes: A two-time all-conference selection who earned First Team All-State honors as a senior for a state title team. From MSU Coach Jeff Choate: “Rush was an all-state offensive lineman for the state champion Camas Papermakers who was a highly-sought after offensive tackle. We’re thrilled that we got him. He’s a great fit for us academically, a great fit for us on the football field, and we continue to add bodies to that offensive front because that’s what this thing is all about.” Parents: Eric and Jamie Reimer High School Coach: Jon Eagle

Conor Reitler, OL
6-4, 275, Fr, Billings, MT (Skyview)
Player Notes: A three-year starter at Skyview, earning all-conference honors as a junior and senior... earned all-conference honors in wrestling as a junior. From MSU Coach Jeff Choate: “Another Montana offensive lineman, Conor was at our team camp and competed very, very well throughout the year. Their high school program has struggled in terms of rebuilding over the last couple of years, but one of the bright spots has been Conor Reitler. I feel like he’s a tough, smart kid who’s going to give us more bodies on that offensive line.” Parents: Bill and Holly Reitler High School Coach: Nathan Wahl

Jaalen Rening, RB
5-10, 187, Fr, Visalia, CA (Central Valley Christian)
Player Notes: A four-year starter at Central Valley Christian who earned all-conference honors all four seasons and all-state honors twice... rushed for 169 yards a game with 14 touchdowns as a senior. From MSU Coach Jeff Choate: “Jaalen is a running back who’s been committed to us for quite a while. He had some injuries his senior year, but had a phenomenal junior year and he performed well when he came up for camp. I really love his spirit. He’s one of my favorite guys to talk to on the phone because he’s always excited about what’s going on with the Bobcats, and in my experience here taking pride in what’s going on with the program is one of the keys to success. I think Jaalen will fit right in.” Parents: Kyle Rening and Tyesha, Annie Holt High School Coach: Mason Hughes

Aaron Richards, OL
6-4, 265, Fr, Butte, MT (Butte Central)
Player Notes: A four-year starter for the Maroons who was all-conference three times and all-state twice... Academic All-State all four seasons... also plays basketball and competes in track and field. From MSU Coach Jeff Choate: “Aaron Richards is an offensive lineman from Butte Central. It’s hugely important for us to sign some Butte guys. Aaron was a very, very productive high school offensive and defensive lineman who’s a great fit for us academically. He adds important depth for us on the offensive line.” Parents: Toby and Cyndy Richards High School Coach: Don Peoples Jr.

Connor Ryan, DB
6-1, 195, Fr, Billings, MT (West)
Player Notes: Earned First Team All-State and all-conference honors as a senior... intercepted one pass each as a junior and senior... averaged 27.8 yards per kick return and 6.5 yards per punt return as a senior. From MSU Coach Jeff Choate: “Connor is another legacy, his father (Si) played here, and I feel like he was one of the best players in (Class) AA football this year. He’s extremely explosive and dynamic. He helped West High win a state championship a year ago and make a deep playoff run this year. He’s one of the faster guys in the state of Montana and was a threat on both kickoff and punt returns as well as at safety.” Parents: Si and Christa Ryan High School Coach: Rob Stanton

Peyton Thornton, TE
6-3, 222, Fr, Las Vegas, NV (Faith Lutheran)
Player Notes: A three-year starter who earned all-conference honors all three seasons... honorable mention all-state as a junior... caught 11 touchdowns as a senior, averaging 89 receiving yards a game. From MSU Coach Jeff Choate: “His mom actually attended Montana State, and Peyton is another young man that we identified through out camp. We started doing some work in Las Vegas and Arizona with Coach (Erik) Frazier, and he actually reminds me a lot of Ryan Lonergan. He has a similar body type and skill set. He’s very good in a flex position and show’s toughness and willingness to block.” Parents: William and Kristen Thornton High School Coach: Vernon Fox

Danny Uluilakepa, LB
6-1, 214, Fr, Puyallup, WA (Puyallup)
Player Notes: Earned all-conference honors three times and all-state honors twice... logged 174 tackles as a senior, 182 as a junior... picked off five passes in his career. From MSU Coach Jeff Choate: “Danny was the SPSL Defensive Player of the Year from Puyallup High School, a very good high school football program. He was highly recruited by Big Sky schools, had some Mountain West interest as well, and he took his official visit during the season at one of our home games. He’s from a great family. Coach (Kane) Ioane originally identified him but I think Bobby Daly did a great job building a relationship with this kid and we’re really excited about his future here.” Parents: Takilesi and Ann Uluilakepa High School Coach: Gary Jeffers

Sebastian Valdez, DL
6-3, 243, Fr, Spring Valley, CA (Monte Vista)
Player Notes: Started at Monte Vista for three years, two with current Bobcat freshman Blake Schmidt, earning all-conference honors twice... logged eight sacks as a senior. From MSU Coach Jeff Choate: “Sebastian is from southern California and was identified by Coach (DeNarius) McGhee through the recruiting process. He came up and competed in our camp, and we offered him a scholarship shortly after that and he accepted that in July. He can play field end, Buck, played a little tight end in high school. He has position versatility, is long and rangy with good twitch, and he’s another player who we think will be a good defensive lineman here at Montana State.” Parents: Jesus and Nora Valdez High School Coach: Ron Hamamoto

Trey Yates, DL
6-0, 265, Fr, Colstrip, MT (Colstrip)
Player Notes: Earned All-Class B and All-Eastern B honors as a senior defensive lineman... also All-Eastern B as a junior... considered the state’s top heavyweight wrestler, as well. From MSU Coach Jeff Choate: “Trey is a legacy, Tucker’s brother, from Colstrip, and he’s a bulldog. He plays with tremendous passion, energy, he’s a very strong guy, an excellent wrestler, a true competitor. Trey is a great addition to this class, and will add value to our interior defensive line.” Parents: Stacey and Kim Yates High School Coach: Stacey Yates


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Re: 2020 commitments (23) and offers

Post by RobertoGato » Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:34 pm

People who follow recruiting more closely and have done so far longer than me can tell me I'm nuts if necessary but this class sure seems like it may be one of the best that MSU has ever had, without the benefit of hindsight. In other words, comparing this class to how others were perceived on signing day, when has an incoming group looks collectively better than this?



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Re: 2020 commitments (23) and offers

Post by TomCat88 » Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:51 am

RobertoGato wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:34 pm
People who follow recruiting more closely and have done so far longer than me can tell me I'm nuts if necessary but this class sure seems like it may be one of the best that MSU has ever had, without the benefit of hindsight. In other words, comparing this class to how others were perceived on signing day, when has an incoming group looks collectively better than this?
The past four years have all been very good. This one is as well. Here’s my top 5 (in no particular order):
Ulialakepa
Grebe
Reimer
Lenzy
Parks
(It bothers me to leave so many off this list)


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Re: 2020 commitments (23) and offers

Post by NewEra » Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:28 am

Pretty excited for this class! Say what you want about the star rating but whenever we can snag an OL like Reimer I’m glowing. Keep the trenches stocked with studs. Seems like we cleaned up a bit with some good looking corners and linebackers. Any of them project to get on the field early? Ulialakepa would be my top recruit on paper out of this class. You can tell when Choate talk about a recruit if he thinks they are already a dude and he was the guy Choate was most excited about imo



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Re: 2020 commitments (23) and offers

Post by kennethnoisewater » Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:12 am

TomCat88 wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:51 am
RobertoGato wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:34 pm
People who follow recruiting more closely and have done so far longer than me can tell me I'm nuts if necessary but this class sure seems like it may be one of the best that MSU has ever had, without the benefit of hindsight. In other words, comparing this class to how others were perceived on signing day, when has an incoming group looks collectively better than this?
The past four years have all been very good. This one is as well. Here’s my top 5 (in no particular order):
Ulialakepa
Grebe
Reimer
Lenzy
Parks
(It bothers me to leave so many off this list)
That's crazy. I saw a couple names left off the list and then tried to make my own because you were clearly an idiot for leaving Charles Brown and Tommy Mellott off. Then I got my list down to 9 and wasn't willing to take anybody off. I'll give you my top 5 from this class in 4 years.


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Post by 94VegasCat » Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:32 pm

Wasn’t sure where to put this. I saw in the Chronicle that Delta Airlines will begin daily non-stop flights to Atlanta. Could that open up a possible recruiting area?


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Post by Team10 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:27 pm

What other positions are the coaches looking to fill during the next signing period if any? Maybe they wait to see what other athletes leave the program after spring ball and look for summer JC transfers.



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Post by VimSince03 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:35 pm

Team10 wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:27 pm
What other positions are the coaches looking to fill during the next signing period if any? Maybe they wait to see what other athletes leave the program after spring ball and look for summer JC transfers.
Defense: Safety and corner (can never have enough). Really want to restock the defensive line with some more young talent, especially at 3-tech and edge rusher. Will likely get a transfer for the defensive line (or two) and safety position.

Offense: Maybe a power back from the JC ranks. Maybe one more offensive lineman or wide receiver. Mostly wrapped up the offensive in the early period.


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Re: 2020 commitments (23) and offers

Post by CelticCat » Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:59 pm

VimSince03 wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:35 pm
Team10 wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:27 pm
What other positions are the coaches looking to fill during the next signing period if any? Maybe they wait to see what other athletes leave the program after spring ball and look for summer JC transfers.
Defense: Safety and corner (can never have enough). Really want to restock the defensive line with some more young talent, especially at 3-tech and edge rusher. Will likely get a transfer for the defensive line (or two) and safety position.

Offense: Maybe a power back from the JC ranks. Maybe one more offensive lineman or wide receiver. Mostly wrapped up the offensive in the early period.
We need a big running back for sure, a 225+ dude for short yardage situations. Natee was that guy before his injury. I don't see why we don't give the ball to RJ Fitzgerald now and again.


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Re: 2020 commitments (23) and offers

Post by bobcat99 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:15 pm

CelticCat wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:59 pm
VimSince03 wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:35 pm
Team10 wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:27 pm
What other positions are the coaches looking to fill during the next signing period if any? Maybe they wait to see what other athletes leave the program after spring ball and look for summer JC transfers.
Defense: Safety and corner (can never have enough). Really want to restock the defensive line with some more young talent, especially at 3-tech and edge rusher. Will likely get a transfer for the defensive line (or two) and safety position.

Offense: Maybe a power back from the JC ranks. Maybe one more offensive lineman or wide receiver. Mostly wrapped up the offensive in the early period.
We need a big running back for sure, a 225+ dude for short yardage situations. Natee was that guy before his injury. I don't see why we don't give the ball to RJ Fitzgerald now and again.
Because he's not much of a running threat at the college level. The cons outweigh the positives there, imo. He's a good blocker. Let's just let him do that.



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Re: 2020 commitments (23) and offers

Post by VimSince03 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:21 pm

bobcat99 wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:15 pm
CelticCat wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:59 pm
VimSince03 wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:35 pm
Team10 wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:27 pm
What other positions are the coaches looking to fill during the next signing period if any? Maybe they wait to see what other athletes leave the program after spring ball and look for summer JC transfers.
Defense: Safety and corner (can never have enough). Really want to restock the defensive line with some more young talent, especially at 3-tech and edge rusher. Will likely get a transfer for the defensive line (or two) and safety position.

Offense: Maybe a power back from the JC ranks. Maybe one more offensive lineman or wide receiver. Mostly wrapped up the offensive in the early period.
We need a big running back for sure, a 225+ dude for short yardage situations. Natee was that guy before his injury. I don't see why we don't give the ball to RJ Fitzgerald now and again.
Because he's not much of a running threat at the college level. The cons outweigh the positives there, imo. He's a good blocker. Let's just let him do that.
Jaharie Martin is currently the power back in training for the Bobcats unless we sign one.


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Re: 2020 commitments (23) and offers

Post by CelticCat » Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:52 pm

bobcat99 wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:15 pm
CelticCat wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:59 pm
VimSince03 wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:35 pm
Team10 wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:27 pm
What other positions are the coaches looking to fill during the next signing period if any? Maybe they wait to see what other athletes leave the program after spring ball and look for summer JC transfers.
Defense: Safety and corner (can never have enough). Really want to restock the defensive line with some more young talent, especially at 3-tech and edge rusher. Will likely get a transfer for the defensive line (or two) and safety position.

Offense: Maybe a power back from the JC ranks. Maybe one more offensive lineman or wide receiver. Mostly wrapped up the offensive in the early period.
We need a big running back for sure, a 225+ dude for short yardage situations. Natee was that guy before his injury. I don't see why we don't give the ball to RJ Fitzgerald now and again.
Because he's not much of a running threat at the college level. The cons outweigh the positives there, imo. He's a good blocker. Let's just let him do that.
Nearly every offense that uses a FB as often as we do gives it to him on a dive now and again.

I'm not saying use him like we would a Tyler Natee but on short yardage situations absolutely RJ should get 5-10 carries a year.


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Re: 2020 commitments (23) and offers

Post by bobcat99 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:18 pm

VimSince03 wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:21 pm
bobcat99 wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:15 pm
CelticCat wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:59 pm
VimSince03 wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:35 pm
Team10 wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:27 pm
What other positions are the coaches looking to fill during the next signing period if any? Maybe they wait to see what other athletes leave the program after spring ball and look for summer JC transfers.
Defense: Safety and corner (can never have enough). Really want to restock the defensive line with some more young talent, especially at 3-tech and edge rusher. Will likely get a transfer for the defensive line (or two) and safety position.

Offense: Maybe a power back from the JC ranks. Maybe one more offensive lineman or wide receiver. Mostly wrapped up the offensive in the early period.
We need a big running back for sure, a 225+ dude for short yardage situations. Natee was that guy before his injury. I don't see why we don't give the ball to RJ Fitzgerald now and again.
Because he's not much of a running threat at the college level. The cons outweigh the positives there, imo. He's a good blocker. Let's just let him do that.
Jaharie Martin is currently the power back in training for the Bobcats unless we sign one.
Booooooooo!



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