Recruiting 2011 ... The
CFN's Class Rankings ... 111 to 120
Recruiting 2011 |
Recruiting 2010 |
CFN 2011 Recruiting Rankings
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Florida Atlantic |
The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … Outside linebacker. This is yet another soft recruiting class as Howard Schnellenberger didn’t load up on too many strong prospects from around the area. As always, everyone is local, but the only player of note is undersized linebacker Damian Parms, who isn’t big, but can stick. The receiving corps gets a little help with William Dukes and Hakeem Ishmar two big, promising targets.
2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 119. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Quarterbacks. It
wasn't exactly the old Howard Schnellenberger wall
around Miami to get the top talent from the area. A
class that lacked star power also lacked any one
area of beefing up, but there were two decent
quarterback prospects to build on for the next few
years with 6-3, 210-pound Nick Bracewell and
strong-armed Stephen Curtis to battle it out to be
the future of the program. Bracewell is the better
of the two.
2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 101. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Cornerback. By far the best prospects of this year’s class are in the secondary where De’Andre Richardson and Keith Reaser are two really fast, really good corners who should be fixtures in the FAU defensive backfield for years. Winfred Strickland and Treon Howard aren’t as fast or as good, but they should provide decent depth down the road.
The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … The passing game. Head coach Todd Berry didn’t need to do much at receiver last year after the previous regime loaded up in 2009, but he went long this year with several solid targets. Earnest Carrington is a tall, promising quarterback, but he could be pushed in a few years by Brayle Brown, a mobile passer with a little bit of upside.
2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 111. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Linemen. The
biggest instant impact should be in the secondary
with JUCO transfers Montavious Hill and Dan Jackson
brought in to be in the starting mix right away, but
the Warhawks loaded up on the lines. Six defensive
ends, two centers, two guards, and four offensive
tackles make it a strength-in-numbers class, but OT
Jon Fisher is a good one who should be the star of
2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 80. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Wide receivers. This is a huge class with the major emphasis on the offense, and most specifically, the receivers. With seven prospects coming in over various shapes and sizes. JUCO transfer Cordario Calvin will be expected to play right away, but Tristan Warren might be the best of the lot, and Otis Peterson and Tavarese Maye will battle it out for who’ll be the fastest.
New Mexico State |
The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … Quarterbacks. JUCO receiver Kemonte Bateman is a 4.4 blazer who can finally provide some pop for the Aggie passing game, but the program also needs to develop more quarterback depth and find more options. There isn’t a sure-thing starter in the lot, but it’s a strength-in-numbers class with 6-5, 225-pound Matt Jaramillio, Travaughn Colwell, and Gary Isaacson all fighting it out to be the face of the program in the near future. JUCO transfer DE Sean Brown needs to be an instant impact pass rusher.
2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 110. That Class Was
Heavy On ... JUCO transfers.
DeWayne Walker struggled with his first recruiting
class, and his second one isn't all that great.
However, considering the team made decent strides
after starting from near-scratch, it was a must to
get more players who can help the team right away.
And here come the JUCO transfers with seven coming
in highlighted by OT Aundre McGaskey, who might be
an anchor from snap one. DT David Mahoney should be
a big factor right away, while QB Matt Christian
will get every chance to start.
2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 120. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Defensive tackle. New head coach DeWayne Walker is a defensive coach by trade and he wanted to start off his era by improving the interior of the defense … now. Three JUCO transfers are coming in, John Finau, D’Juan Yates, and Vincent Federico, and they’re all expected to make an impact. Walker was also able to get two JUCO receivers, William Bullock and Marcus Allen, who would’ve been big-time producers in the Hal Mumme era.
117.Middle Tennessee |
The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … Offensive linemen. After getting a bit of instant help from the JUCO ranks and the skill players over the last few seasons, the coaching staff is forming more of a foundation for the offensive front with a few solid prospects with 6-4, 300-pound JUCO transfer Micah James ready to step in and start tomorrow. J.D. Jones is a good, big center prospect who could play guard, and Darius Johnson will be a decent tackle once he hits the weight room.
2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 105. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Key JUCO
transfers. This was a good MTSU team last year and
it should be in the mix for the Sun Belt title this
season, but to get over the hump and win the
championship it needed a few more pieces to the
puzzle. In come five JUCO transfers to provide help
for the depth chart with Logan Kilgore likely to be
the No. 2 QB behind Dwight Dasher, Jamar Brown and
Jared Bamber sure to be key targets in the passing
game, and Arness Ikner a shut-down corner who needs
to see time right away.
2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 99. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Skill players. There’s a sprinkling of new recruits here and there, but the stars are at the skills with QB Jamal Ramsey one of the league’s best prospects and running backs David Jones and William Pratcher each good enough to change around the woeful running game. The receivers have size and speed, but they’re extremely unpolished.
116. Kent State
The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … Quarterback. Apparently, new head coach Darrell Hazell, an offensive coach, wants someone to get the anemic passing game moving. The last recruiting class came up with some strong receiver prospects, and now the hope will be for Evan Shimensky and Jordan Tarver to deliver the ball. They
aren't big, strong passers, but they have good potential and nice mobility.
2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 115. That Class Was
Heavy On ... The defensive
front seven. After working on doing something for
the passing game with last year's class, this year
was all about the defense and especially the line
with six decent prospects to try to generate even
more of a pass rush. LB Steve Mehrer and safety
Calvin Tiggle will play huge roles over the next few
years. Offensively, quarterback got attention with
the pickup of Gabe Henderson and Cedric McCloud.
2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 107. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Wide receivers. There aren’t a lot of them, but a team that has been so reliant on the running game got a few decent targets to help the passing attack. Is Tyshon Goode a running back or a receiver? It doesn’t matter; he’s the best incoming playmaker who could make an impact right away in a variety of ways. The defensive line was all but ignored.
Ball State |
The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … Receivers. New head man Pete Lembo inherits a team with plenty of promising defenders, and while he isn’t ignoring the defensive side, especially at outside linebacker, the team is cranking up the passing game with several new targets. The best of the lot might be 5-11, 175-pound Willie Snead, but the rest of the class, like the 6-1, Chris Shillings, the 6-5 Trey Gardner, and the 6-3 Jacolby Owens, is literally big.
2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 95. That Class Was
Heavy On ... The secondary.
This was a nice class considering the disastrous
freefall of last season. There wasn't a need for a
lot of young skill players, so the class focused on
defense and mostly the defensive backs with four
nice corner prospects signed led by Jeffery Garrett,
who should probably have taken a longer look at a
bigger name school, and the speedy Quintin Cooper.
Brian Jones should grow into a good nickel or free
2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 93. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Skill players and linebackers. The defense got three interesting linebackers for the inside, led by Jacob Green, while the outside was addressed with a few players. It’s strength in numbers time for the offense with several running backs and receivers to go along with QB Aaron Mershman. RB Eric Williams is the best prospect of the bunch.
The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … Offensive linemen. Mike Locksley was supposed to be a great recruiter after rocking at Illinois, and while he has maintained his pipeline to Maryland/Washington D.C., he hasn’t gotten a slew of difference makers. This year, his class is trying to do more up front on offense with Korian Chambers, a 6-6, 350-pound JUCO transfer, needing to shine right away at tackle. 6-7, 345-pound Jamal Price will blot out the sun at one tackle spot.
2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 85. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Wide receivers.
After bringing aboard a slew of quarterbacks last
year, the Lobos needed an upgrade in receiving
talent for the near future. Head coach Mike
Locksley, even after a bizarre and disastrous 2009,
was able to use his talents as a recruiter, which
was considered his strength when hired, to sign on
four receivers led by Joshua Ford from Washington
D.C., Locksley's pipeline that brought in so much
talent to Illinois, and Detchauz Wray. Even with all
the quarterbacks in last year's class, Locksley was
still able to get Tarean Austin out of Florida.
2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 88. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Quarterbacks. They might not be needed right away, and there are a few young options in Brad Gruner and Tate Smith already in place to push Donovan Porterie, who’s returning from injury, but the two new quarterbacks will be in the hunt for time by 2010. Darren Jones and Emmanuel Yeager are tall, athletic players who can do a little of everything.
The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … the passing game. The Idaho defense has been a mega-issue over the last several years, and after loading up on defensive tackles last year, more were brought in with JUCO transfers Aaron Lazaro and Dontae Scott providing two 300-pound rocks for the middle. Looking to get more pop to the passing game, the Vandals got a few strong prospects with 6-6, 250-pound JUCO transfer Dominique Blackman in to challenge for the starting job right away, and big MarQuan Major and speedy Cameron McKernan in to take over the receiving corps.
2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 102. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Defensive
tackles. Head coach Robb Akey brought in a varied,
diverse class with a little something for all spots,
including center with Sam Tupua possibly the next
great Vandal lineman now that Mike Iupati is gone
and Mike Marboe the anchor for the future. But the
bulk stars are on the defensive front, especially at
tackle with big, big bodies being brought in with
285-pound JUCO transfer Ben Swarts, and 290-pound
JUCO star Aaron Strumski to fill in right away.
2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 114. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Variety. What do you get for the
team that needs everything? The class is spread out
over all the positions with enough JUCO players here
and there to provide a few more options, while the
top position might be linebacker with Jared Heston
and Conrad Scheidt arguably the team’s best
recruits. The junior college players help boost this
class, only because the team needs players. CB Kevin
Williams and WR Michael Lindsey will almost
certainly play right away.
112. Miami University.
The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … The Secondary. The last few classes were about bringing up the talent level a bit with more players and more options to provide depth. Those two classes will mature this year for new head coach Don Treadwell, and now he and the coaching staff, with little time to work, are trying to secure the secondary with several corner prospects, led by the speedy Jamarcus Darden, and big-hitting safety Tre Clif
2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 113. That Class Was
Heavy On ... More bodies.
Shane Montgomery came up with a huge class last year
based more on bulk prospects than sure-thing stars.
The same goes for this year with a slew of players
brought in to create more depth and to do more
developing. OT Jeff Tanner will be an All-MAC
performer before his time is done and he should combine with Tyler Grubbs to form a nice pair of bookends.
2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 94. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Bodies. This is a big class full of a variety of prospects that don’t necessarily fit a type, and with a program that fell off the map with one of the most disappointing, disastrous seasons of any team in America, it’s rebuilding time. The idea will be to use this class to build towards the future; don’t expect a whole bunch of help right away.
The 2011 Class Is Heavy On … JUCO defenders. After loading up for the defensive line over the last two recruiting classes, and with little to show for it, head coach Ron English is trying to win immediately with five JUCO transfers including linebackers Justin
Cudworth, Blake Poole, and Sean Kurtz, who could all be immediate starters. However, the team’s best defensive pickup was true freshman Sean Cotton, a versatile safety who could’ve gone somewhere
with a bigger profile.
re much bigger.
2010 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 116. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Defensive
Tackles. Ron English and his staff didn't exactly
restock the shelves after a horrendous season, but
there was an influx of immediate help for the
defensive line with three JUCO transfers to throw
into the interior. Jeremey Cutler is a 6-1,
275-pound fireplug, and he's the lightweight of the
trio. 310-pound Jasper Grimes and 290-pound Jabar
Westerman aren't considered star prospects, but they
should help gum up the works.
2009 CFN Recruiting Ranking: 113. That Class Was
Heavy On ... Defensive line. The last few classes have addressed the offense with a bulk of prospects coming in, and this year’s smallish class got a little bit of help on the ends. Melvin Crews is more of a tweener and Devon Davis should be moved to linebacker early on until he hits the weights, but Orlando McCord could grow into a player early on.