Recruiting Linebackers

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  1. KMAC_ATTACK

    KMAC_ATTACK Well-Known Member

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    Several people on here have discussed our play at linebacker during the year.

    The one position on our defense where we will be heavy in seniors next year is linebacker. Based on current situation, it appears we're really recruiting the linebacker position hard, similar to our recruiting OL the first year and DB last year.

    Our current depth chart shows Bell, Ferguson, Hamlin, Matthews, Moser as our future. We have AJ Klein and Ryan Moseby already committed, but i did see two players that jumped out on the recruiting page.

    Brandin Hawthorne (Soft verbal to Michigan coming for a visit)
    Norman Griffith

    The key link to these two, is chizik from Pahokee or clearwater? I thought that Board in Florida had something about Pahokee on it...

    Hawthorne is pretty highly rated, it would be a great lb class to get him added to the two we already have verballed.
     
  2. RyCy04

    RyCy04 Well-Known Member

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    I believe it said something Pinellas. The county where Clearwater is in.
     
  3. cybsball20

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    Yup, Chizik is from Clearwater... Pahokee is kind of a rough area...
     
  4. djcubby

    djcubby Well-Known Member

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    Mike Marry would be another good pick up at LB, but I am having trouble finding any updates on him so I don't know where we stand with him.
     
  5. cyfan15

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    I think we'll take four linebackers this year. As mentioned, we have two 3* LBs committed and have a chance at a few more. Mike Marry would be a huge get, and it sounds like he wants to visit Iowa State. He goes to Largo, which is where Leonard Johnson came from.

    Justin Isadore and Brandin Hawthorne are 3* recruits who have both commited to other programs, but they are still visiting and they have offers from multiple quality BCS conference schools.

    Other possibilities are 3* Justin Jones (who goes to school with 4* DT Corey Gaines) and 2* Rashad Smith (who goes to school with 3* DT Akeem Spence).
     
  6. 4429 mcc

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    Yeah from the looks of Google street view Rardin Ave and Booker Pl dont make it on the front page of Pahokee Chamber of Commerce.
     
  7. Aclone

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    Have to say I don't think for a minute that Mosby will be a linebacker. I think he's one of Gene's new wave of safeties. Of course, I've been wrong before.:wink:
     
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    Personally, I would recruit a lot of HS outside linebackers. They come into the program as fast, rangy ATHLETES.

    If they have trouble gaining weight, make them a nice big SS.

    If they gain weight normally, you have yourself an OLB.

    And if they really pack on the pounds, you have a freakish DE with super quick feet.
     
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    what does a college coach do in this situation. is a letter to the family enough? i think a visit would be in order, possibly even attend the funeral.
     
  12. JHudd

    JHudd Well-Known Member

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    This is too bad to hear. Never like hearing about stuff like this when someone still has so much of their life ahead of them. I do warn anyone from reading the reader comments to this story, it is the biggest mess of idiotic comments I have ever seen and wish I wouldn't have strayed.
     
  13. cybsball20

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  14. dinger

    dinger Well-Known Member

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    wow no kidding. i went and looked after readying your post. stopped after i had read 5 of the 109. the media source needs to regulate these before they go on their site.
     
  15. cybsball20

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    and people think that racism isn't around anymore...
     
  16. Cyclonick182

    Cyclonick182 Well-Known Member

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    Disgusting stuff on there, I read about 10 or so posts before I was too outragged to keep reading. :no:
     
  17. cyfan15

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    According to a post on Rivals, it turns out that Griffith had commited to Iowa State last night before his game. Here is the post.

    "here is the story. dropping a girl off after the homecoming dance. car rolls up and asked him how was the game and what he did. then he was asked what was he going to do in the muck bowl. replied hopefully he will ball out like he did last year. someone screamed no you wont, and he was shot in the head.

    the shooters are a gang called the jac boyz. they are also responsible for shooting a glades central kid earlier this week.

    norman had just committed to iowa state before the game friday everning."
     
  18. dinger

    dinger Well-Known Member

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    I don't know how much truth is in that, but regardless, thats just sad. I just don't get people sometimes. What would ever drive you to kill someone over something trivial like a football game? :no:
     
  20. CYVADER

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    terrible. i feel ashamed after reading some of those comments. heart goes out to the family.
     

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