Recruiting 2010 ... The
CFN's Class Rankings ... MAC
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The Class Is Heavy On ... Skill players.
For a program that has struggled so much to put
points on the board, and has had so many issues
getting things moving through the air, the passing
game got some special attention. Al Golden has gone
big on skill guys in the past, and last year was
supposed to be about the offensive line and RB
Bernard Pierce turned into something special. This
year, RB Myron Ross is a big thumper who should make
a difference while WRs Antonio Belt and Deon Miller
might be better than anyone currently on the roster.
This is an instant impact class of receivers.
The Class Is Heavy On ... Linebackers. Head coach Dave
Clawson had an eye towards the future last year by
trying hardest to bring in good quarterbacks. Even
so, he brought aboard two more this year led by
Caleb Watkins, a strong all-around playmaker who
could get an honest shot at the job right away.
Don't be stunned if RB Jamel Martin and WR Marcus
Beaurem aren't a part of the mix right away. While
the offense will keep rolling, the Falcons beefed up
the defense with a slew of small, athletic,
The Class Is Heavy On ... Skill players,
skill players, skill players. The Zips loaded up on
wide receivers last year and brought even more in
this season. For a team that struggled so much
offensively, there's reason to get excited with QB
Patrick Nicely, last year's big recruit, getting
weapons to work with highlighted by RB Erick Howard,
who's better than anyone the team had last year.
Even more receivers were brought in with Keith
Sconiers, Anthony Schrock, and Mike Bizzarro all
with size and all physical.
The Class Is Heavy On ... The passing game.
Turner Gill had loaded up with so many big classes
that the program didn't just go light last year, but
it didn't need a whole bunch this year, either. New
head coach Jeff Quinn was looking for guys he could
develop, and Rudy Johnson might be the quarterback
of the future if he doesn't move to another spot. RB
James Potts might be an instant impact performer,
while there are some nice receiver prospects to get
The Class Is 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.
The Class Is 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.
The Class Is Heavy On ... Hope for next
year. This wasn't a huge class and Frank Solich
wasn't able to do much to capitalize on the big East
winning campaign. There are some decent linebackers
and Chase Cochran is a receiver who'll end up being
the No. 1 target, but there isn't a lot to be
excited about with few spots to fill after last
year. Watch out for Kenny Ashley, a JUCO transfer
who could be the teams' No. 1 RB from Day One.
The Class Is Heavy On ... Bulk. There was
little specific targeting for Tim Beckman with a
year to recruit, and he and his staff did a
fantastic job of upgrading the overall talent level.
RBs Cassius McDowell and David Fluellen provide a
potential thunder and lightning tandem, and Taylor
Miller will be an all-star blocker before he's done.
Defense has been a huge problem over the last few
seasons but LBs Jayrone Elliott and Zac Rosenbauer
should shore things up soon while JUCO transfer
Taikwon Paige and Keith Suggs bring more athleticism
to the secondary.
The Class Is Heavy On ... Offensive
potential. The Broncos beefed up the line with last
year's class creating the foundation for this year's
haul of skill players to potentially roll. Mike
Perish and Zack Wynn will battle it out for the
starting quarterback spot sooner than later, while
running backs Dareyon Chance, Tevin Drake, and
Weston Ross all provide something difference and
should all the offense to be more ground oriented
than in the past.
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The Class Is 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
The Class Is Heavy On ... The defensive
front seven. New head man Dan Enos had roughly ten
minutes to work, and it showed with a mediocre class
that will need some developing. The one positive
area was up front on defense with Kevin Henry a
near-certain all star end with the potential to bulk
up into a tackle. Caleb Southworth is a nice speed
rushing prospect, while linebackers Tyler Lombardo,
Andy Phillips, and Nores Fradi will be a big deal in
The Class Is 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.
The Class Is Heavy On ... Defensive backs.
The one area that didn't need an instant impact was
the offensive backfield, yet two of the key players
were QB Casey Weston and RB Jasmin Hopkins to
upgrade the talent level. However, Jerry Kill loaded
up mostly on defensive backs bringing in Demetrius
Stone from the JUCO ranks and DeChane Durante to be
a part of the safety rotation. Akeem Daniels isn't a
big corner, but he can fly.