Prospects 2016

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Re: Prospects 2016

Postby Ruckus on Mon May 04, 2015 3:35 pm

We have reportedly offered Newberry High QB Yafari ("Shai") Werts (6'1 or 5'11, 175-180). Great looking film. Has all the tools. Strong arm, nice feet, fast and very accurate. Sporting offers from App St, CSU, Charlotte, G-W, GSU, and JaxSt. We will be darn lucky to get him.
http://247sports.com/Player/Yafari-Werts-57566
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2035108/yafari-werts
As a footnote, Phil Strickland, Andy's dad and former Batesberg-Leesville and Gaffney head coach, is HC at Newberry High. He is a very successful coach who has won multiple championships. He is very high on Werts. Says he is a gifted athlete.
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Re: Prospects 2016

Postby Ruckus on Tue May 05, 2015 1:37 pm

We have apparently offered CB Essang Bassey of Columbis Ga (5'10" 180).
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1617463/essang-bassey
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Re: Prospects 2016

Postby woffordgrad94 on Wed May 06, 2015 6:41 am

Maybe Phil Strickland can convince Werts that Wofford is a great place to be and that he'll get a much better total college experience at Wofford than at ASU, GSU, UNCC, or G-W.
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Re: Prospects 2016

Postby Ruckus on Wed May 06, 2015 7:35 am

The coaches are out on the road hot and heavy right now recruiting. Saw where Dane was in Cinci and Gasparato has been in Atlanta area. The recruiting season is now officially in full swing.
Several more names have emerged.
Athlete Jalen Dampier from North Cobb Christian High in Kennesaw Ga (6'0" 165) is described by Gasparato as a playmaker who can take us to the next level. Plays CB/QB/RB/WR.
Then there are the McClurg brothers out of east Tennessee (Alcoa High), Mitchell and Matthew(6'3", 225 and 6'5" 230). Mitchell plays QB and OLB while Matthew is a TE/DE. offered by a number of schools like service academies, Ivys, ball State, Charlotte, Chatty, and Furman. We offered them yesterday it seems.
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Re: Prospects 2016

Postby Ruckus on Fri May 08, 2015 8:31 pm

We have offered OL Josh Burger of Aurora High (Ohio - Brandon zamary's high school) 6'4" 285. Nice film. Moves well for big guy.
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3164380/hig ... 7215375/v2
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Re: Prospects 2016

Postby Ruckus on Fri May 08, 2015 8:41 pm

We have offered FS/RB/Athlete Mason Alstott of Lafayette High in Lexington Ky (6'0, 191 4.51 40). Whoo boy, this kid is explosive. Fast and physical at FS. Dare I say it? Matt Nelson-esque. Hope we get him.
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2584638/hig ... 5599377/v2
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Re: Prospects 2016

Postby Ruckus on Tue May 12, 2015 7:03 am

We have interest in South Aiken QB Bowen Smith. Good size but not a burner. Very nice arm and feel for the pocket and game. Doesn't' look like a classic triple option QB to me but then we aren't a classic triple option team anymore.
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2752147/hig ... 4747376/v2
Reported size is 6'1 180 but looks bigger than that. Speed is a 4.71 40 time. Fairly pedestrian.
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Re: Prospects 2016

Postby Loyalterrier on Wed May 13, 2015 7:37 pm

Granted we don't have many prospects but of the ones reported so far I tried to figure out which one I like best. All of them look good but the one that seems to stand taller than the rest is the Alstott kid from KY. He is fairly fast and athletic but there were two things that impressed me more than anything else. In his entire highlight film he was very aggressive especially on D. He gave me the impression that he enjoyed hitting the opposing player as hard as he could. And another thing was his attitude of never giving up on a play. There was a play - maybe the third or fourth play in the highlight video - where a player from the other team had the ball and was way ahead of him and further ahead of him than his teammates. He passed most or all of his teammates and ran the guy down from behind when he could have easily given up because the other player was so far down the field. And there are other players that seem close behind him though as this is a good group that has speed and athleticism.
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Re: Prospects 2016

Postby Ruckus on Thu May 14, 2015 8:35 pm

We have strong interest in LB Brandon Brown from Ashley Ridge High in Summerville. 6'1" 225 4.68 40. Me likey. Sign him now.
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2510565/hig ... 8393383/v2
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Re: Prospects 2016

Postby Ruckus on Fri May 15, 2015 7:41 pm

Interest in Andrew Seay DT at Fort Dorcheater (6'0" 285).
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1491113/andrew-seay
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Re: Prospects 2016

Postby Ruckus on Mon May 18, 2015 9:08 pm

We have offered Drew High School QB Joseph Newman in Atlanta Ga. (5'11" 173 4.48 40!!!!!)
Has offers from Army, CSU, and Navy. He looks really really good. Devin Watson has already started recruiting him on Twitter.
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1781981/hig ... 9802376/v2
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Re: Prospects 2016

Postby Oak Grove on Tue May 19, 2015 3:23 pm

Ruckus wrote:We have offered Drew High School QB Joseph Newman in Atlanta Ga. (5'11" 173 4.48 40!!!!!)
Has offers from Army, CSU, and Navy. He looks really really good. Devin Watson has already started recruiting him on Twitter.
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1781981/hig ... 9802376/v2


Really, really, really good!
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Re: Prospects 2016

Postby Loyalterrier on Tue May 19, 2015 8:19 pm

Concerning Newman I started wondering about his academics. But then saw that he had an offer from Army and Navy so his academics must be top notch. Surely A % N would not be slack on academics when recruiting is involved. Anyway Newman would be a great get and looks like he would fit in well as a Terrier. I sure hope we get him. He is very elusive and has a good arm. But we don't know about his character. If he is the type of person that MA likes (especially when MA thinks the player has 'it') then all I can say is 'WOW !!!!'. And he seems very similar in a lot of ways to Yafari Werts.
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Re: Prospects 2016

Postby Ruckus on Tue May 19, 2015 9:22 pm

Very similar in size but I like Newman's arm better and he is faster.
With Army and Navy offers, character and academics are not issues. Hope we are not too late on him.
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Re: Prospects 2016

Postby 19TERRIER19 on Thu May 21, 2015 1:51 pm

KNOW THE ALSTOTT KID VERY WELL. PLAYED IN RJ'S DIVISION, KNOW THEIR FAMILY VERY WELL. RJ AND HIS OLDER BROTHER PLAYED ON A KY ALL STAR TEAM THAT PLAYED IN TENNESSEE AGASINT THEIR ALL STAR TEAM AS YOUTH PLAYERS. WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED IF I HEAR ANYTHING.
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