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DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 07:36 AM
Some great recruits will decide today.

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 07:36 AM
So far this morning for Florida:

Official Signees:

Andre Debose
Kyle Koehne
Jon Halapio

Early Enrolles/JUCOS
Nick Alajajian
Jon Bostic
Edwin Herbert
Dee Finley
Jonotthan Harrison
Desmond Parks

QuikSsurfer
02-04-2009, 07:39 AM
Greg Reid to the Seminoles.

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 07:40 AM
Greg Reid to the Seminoles.

Yep. He was scared of competition at Florida.

Greg Reid: “Florida was my favorite team growing up, so I committed to them as soon as I had the chance my junior year. Then I started looking closer at the depth chart in December —- who was coming back —- and they are stacked at cornerback. Florida has a great program, and I love the players and coaches, but it’s four years of my life, and I have to do what’s best for me. There are better opportunities for me to contribute earlier elsewhere.”

QuikSsurfer
02-04-2009, 07:45 AM
Just read that about Reid. He made the right move.

Ole Miss Rebels (Hotty Toddy)

Rodney Scott
Corey Gains
D.T. Shackelford
Jamar Hornsby

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 07:47 AM
Just read that about Reid. He made the right move.

Ole Miss Rebels (Hotty Toddy)

Rodney Scott
Corey Gains
D.T. Shackelford
Jamar Hornsby

Hornsby, the guy who got busted for using credit card theft at Florida?

QuikSsurfer
02-04-2009, 07:48 AM
Is Hornsby a JUCO?

Yes

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 07:51 AM
Aubrey Phillips to FSeww

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 07:51 AM
Announcement times:

<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td style="padding-left: 5px;" valign="top" width="82%">8:30 a.m Barkevious Mingo (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=74047)
8:30 a.m. Emory Blake (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=67487)
9 a.m. Byron Moore (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=77356)
9 a.m. Gary Brown (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=78134)
9 a.m. Patrick Patterson (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=72941)
9-10 a.m Alshon Jeffery (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=74486)
9:20 a.m. Joshua Evans (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=69508)
9:30 a.m. Bobby Massie (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=86722)
9:45 a.m. Darren Myles (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=71930)
9:55 a.m. Jelani Jenkins (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=60035)
10 a.m. Justin Green (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=72339)
10 a.m. Frankie Telfort (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=66336)
10 a.m. Vontaze Burfict (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=73115)
10 a.m. Tana Patrick (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=68602)
10-10:30 a.m. Sam Montgomery (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=74390)
11 a.m. Pearlie Graves (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=67760)
11 a.m. Janzen Jackson (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=71455)
11 a.m. Brandon Moore (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=79237)
11 a.m. Jawanza Starling (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=72799)
Noon Marsalis Teague (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=80828)
Noon Morgan Moses (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=75489)
Noon Manti Te'o (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=69245)
12:10 p.m. Diante Jackson (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=78879)
12:30 p.m. Jarvis Jones (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=51444)
12:30 p.m. DeQuinta Jones (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=61342)
12:30 p.m. Rueben Randle (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=61343)
1 p.m. Xavier Su'a Filo (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=74039)
1:30 p.m. Justin Brown (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=65811)
2 p.m. Kendall Kelly (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=72570)
2 p.m. Dre Kirkpatrick (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=70499)
2:45 p.m. Marlon Brown (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=62168)
3 p.m. Je'Ron Stokes (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=66082)
4 p.m. Trent Richardson (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=72330)
8:30 p.m. Randall Carroll (http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=52493)
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DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 08:02 AM
Jenkins expected to sign with Florida.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/03/AR2009020303524.html

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 08:02 AM
LB Mike Marry to Ole Miss

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 08:03 AM
Tampa's Erick McGriff's LOI is in for Kansas.

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 08:04 AM
Kansas steals Bradley McDougald away from ohio state... nice.

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 08:08 AM
Mizzou gets their first LOI in from T.J. Moe

QuikSsurfer
02-04-2009, 08:10 AM
Hornsby, the guy who got busted for using credit card theft at Florida?

I remember something like that.


Thug life.

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 08:11 AM
Another kid is going to bail on ohio state... Justin Green, an osu commit, is expected to sign with Illinois this morning.

Ceej
02-04-2009, 08:14 AM
I hear that this may be KU's best incoming class in years. If so, awesome!
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Sam Hall
02-04-2009, 08:35 AM
Nebraska did a pretty good job of filling needs. They still have a 4* JUCO defensive lineman coming to visit on Friday.

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 08:47 AM
Gary Brown's LOI in :)

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 08:49 AM
USC commit Alshon Jeffrey switched to USCe.

ChiefMojo
02-04-2009, 08:54 AM
KU's class will rate ahead of Mizzou's likely and just neck and neck with Nebraska's. Right around the top 25 range.

tomahawk kid
02-04-2009, 08:57 AM
Missouri just got a huge OL commit - Chris Freeman.

He was one of the "maybe's" going into today.

Sounds like Ronnie Wingo is sticking with Arkansas, but there's rumors he could be waivering.

Unbelievable the drama involved in some of these situations.

ChiefMojo
02-04-2009, 09:04 AM
KU is basically only waiting on Shane Gordon. A big time LB out of Florida that is verballed to Pittsburgh right now. I bet he sticks, but he did visit KU this past weekend.

Skip Towne
02-04-2009, 09:04 AM
How accurate are the "star" ratings? Is a 4 star recruit twice as good as a 2 star?

Sam Hall
02-04-2009, 09:05 AM
How accurate are the "star" ratings? Is a 4 star recruit twice as good as a 2 star?

I think it comes down to good coaching.

Ultra Peanut
02-04-2009, 09:13 AM
Five-star juco DT Justin Thompson out of El Camino CC has already signed with Memphis, so that's nice. At one point he'd verballed to Oregon.

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 09:15 AM
How accurate are the "star" ratings? Is a 4 star recruit twice as good as a 2 star?

I think it comes down to good coaching.

Higher star players typically have shown more potential and athleticism. Whether they ever realize that potential depends on coaching, health, staying out of trouble, putting in the work, etc.

Ultra Peanut
02-04-2009, 09:17 AM
Higher star players typically have shown more potential and athleticism. Whether they ever realize that potential depends on coaching, health, staying out of trouble, putting in the work, etc.And sometimes, they end up having no position in college. Greg Hinds was a godlike player in high school, highly touted by the likes of Lemming, and a Parade 2nd Team All-American, but he never found a position in college until a brief (due to the end of his eligibility) experiment as a fullback -- and that was on the Memphis roster, so it's not like he was going up against all of the talent in the world.

A high school, defensive version of Tim Tebow, if you will.

Sam Hall
02-04-2009, 09:21 AM
I can't get worked up about the rankings thanks to Bill Callahan. He couldn't coach the talent he brought in. I have a lot more confidence in Pelini, despite his classes not being ranked as high.

Also, Rivals and Scout differ greatly on their ranking of a couple Mizzou recruits. Several Nebraska recruits received postseason accolades that contradict their low star rating.

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 09:23 AM
Looks like Nu'keese Richardson is signing with Tennessee. He wanted to early enroll at Florida but he's not smart enough and didn't have the grades/test scores, so he'll fit right in at Tennessee.

OmahaChief
02-04-2009, 09:24 AM
Sounds like Tennessee might have stolen Nukese Richardson from UF.

OmahaChief
02-04-2009, 09:26 AM
Looks like Nu'keese Richardson is signing with Tennessee. He wanted to early enroll at Florida but he's not smart enough and didn't have the grades/test scores, so he'll fit right in at Tennessee.

Typical Gator fan. Had the kid made it into UF you would be stoking him off.

Ceej
02-04-2009, 09:30 AM
Yeah, he sounds more bitter than anything.
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Skip Towne
02-04-2009, 09:32 AM
Callahan is the reason I asked about star ratings. I remember Alanm telling us about all the 4 stars he recruited then found out they couldn't beat Kansas.

'Hamas' Jenkins
02-04-2009, 09:34 AM
What time is Sheldon Richardson supposed to sign?

Sam Hall
02-04-2009, 09:35 AM
Callahan is the reason I asked about star ratings. I remember Alanm telling us about all the 4 stars he recruited then found out they couldn't beat Kansas.

I'd like to see the current staff coach the 2005 class.

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 09:37 AM
Typical Gator fan. Had the kid made it into UF you would be stoking him off.

I'm not making it up - http://www.palmbeachpost.com/blogs/content/shared-blogs/palmbeach/ufblog/entries/2009/01/20/nukeese_richardson_unable_to_e.html

USC deals with this too, a lot of these guys are scared to come in and compete. Debose signing with UF probably played a role in Richardson going elsewhere. Plus we have a crazy good WR class coming in 2010.

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 09:40 AM
Patrick Patterson signs with Ole Miss. They're putting together a good class.

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 09:42 AM
Probably will lose Teague to Tennessee also. Him switching is a bigger loss than Nu'keese.

afchiefs
02-04-2009, 09:50 AM
What time is Sheldon Richardson supposed to sign?

11:00 today - between us :mizzou: & miami

we need a crossing fingers smiley

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 09:51 AM
All of Texas's LOIs are in.

Lzen
02-04-2009, 10:06 AM
KU class ranked No. 31 in nation

By Dugan Arnett (http://www2.kusports.com/staff/dugan_arnett/)





The Kansas University football team flocks to its fans after a 43-28 victory against Oklahoma State. The Jayhawks beat the Cowboys Nov. 10 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater. The KU football team's dramatic success in 2007 has been named the top local story of 2007 by the Journal-World and 6News staff.

The Kansas University football team’s 2008 Orange Bowl championship — coupled with its Insight Bowl victory the following year — look to be paying dividends in the area of recruiting.
Today, the first day recruits may sign national letters of intent, the Jayhawks are expected to ink 23 players in a recruiting class that is currently ranked 31st nationally by the recruiting site Rivals.com, the highest in head coach Mark Mangino’s career.


The jewels of the Jayhawks’ 2009 class appear to be —on paper, at least — a trio of four-star prospects that potentially could have an impact from the time they strap on pads.
Prinz Kande, a safety out of Texas’ Euless Trinity High, and Quintin Woods, a defensive end transfer from Bakersfield (Calif.) Community College who originally committed to Michigan before taking the junior-college route, are set to arrive in Lawrence amid much fanfare.
Kande, a Kansas commit since June, was an all-district first-team selection for the 13-1 Trojans, while Woods recorded 29 tackles for loss at Bakersfield C.C. last season, and both, presumably, have aspirations of earning quick playing time on a Jayhawks’ defense that struggled against the spread offense last season.
“I’m just looking forward to going up there and being able to play as soon as I can,” Kande said Tuesday. “My goal is to play right away.”
Joining those two will be running back/fullback Toben Opurum (http://www.maxpreps.com/FanPages/MaxPrepsTV.mxp/VideoID-eed4bcc9-13c4-4739-b0c3-2c512a53a53f), a 6-foot-2, 229-pound running back out of Texas’ Plano East High whose bruising style has drawn comparisons to former 1,000-yard back Brandon McAnderson.
“I’m ready,” said Opurum, who rushed for 873 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior. “Signing day is when I can get my workout stuff from KU and then also the playbook. So I’ll definitely have a lot to do.”
One remaining question mark on the eve of signing day, however, was the status of Bradley McDougald, a four-star prospect out of Ohio’s Dublin Scioto High. Scioto coach Karl Johnson said last Monday that McDougald’s parents were expected to meet with Mangino later that week, but as of Tuesday night, McDougald had yet to commit officially to the Jayhawks.
In the meantime, Kansas coaches are hoping their work over the past months will pay off in a big way once commitments become official this morning.
And while signing day has been known to provide a surprise or two, at least one commit has no intentions of calling an audible.
“There’s no doubt in my mind,” Kande said. “I’m ready to sign.”


http://www2.kusports.com/news/2009/feb/04/ku-class-ranked-no-31-nation/

There's also a podcast on that page with John Kirby of Jayhawkslant.com (and the Rivals network). Good stuff. Worth a listen for KU fans.

Lzen
02-04-2009, 10:07 AM
KU adds four-star recruit McDougald to signing class
By J-W Staff Reports<object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0" id="yfop" width="300" height="250">
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McDougald, a safety from Dublin, Ohio, originally committed to Ohio State before also considering KU, Colorado and Wisconsin.
http://www2.kusports.com/news/2009/feb/04/ku-adds-four-star-recruit-mcdougald-signing-class/

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 10:07 AM
Josh Evans and Jordan Reed are Gators.

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 10:08 AM
KU adds four-star recruit McDougald to signing class

By J-W Staff Reports




<object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0" id="yfop" width="300" height="250">

<embed src="http://d.yimg.com/cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/fop/embedflv/swf/fop.swf" name="yfop" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" flashvars="id=7256321&shareEnable=0" width="300" height="250"></object>The Kansas football program picked up its fourth four-star recruit on Wednesday, as Bradley McDougald has signed with the Jayhawks, Rivals.com is reporting.
McDougald, a safety from Dublin, Ohio, originally committed to Ohio State before also considering KU, Colorado and Wisconsin.


http://www2.kusports.com/news/2009/feb/04/ku-adds-four-star-recruit-mcdougald-signing-class/

repost :p

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 10:10 AM
Jelani Jenkins just signed LOI to Florida live on ESPNU :) HUGE get!

Lzen
02-04-2009, 10:10 AM
repost :p

Yeah, I know. Sry. :p

Lzen
02-04-2009, 10:12 AM
I guess the McDougald signing makes KU's class the 28th ranked (according to Rivals). Not too bad. Mangino is making strides. I'm sure the new $30 million facilities helped, too.

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 10:22 AM
Denard Robinson picked Michigan.

Sam Hall
02-04-2009, 10:22 AM
The 4* JUCO actually isn't going to visit Nebraska, but they may get a surprise signature from another.

Saulbadguy
02-04-2009, 10:27 AM
Patrick Patterson signs with Ole Miss. They're putting together a good class.

2 sport, 2 college star huh? How does UK feel about this?

Iowanian
02-04-2009, 10:29 AM
Who has Iowa(or some shit) signed?

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 10:30 AM
Frankie Telfort commits to USC. Could this mean Jarvis Jones to UF??

El Jefe
02-04-2009, 10:30 AM
2 sport, 2 college star huh? How does UK feel about this?

He is sick in basketball.

Dicky McElephant
02-04-2009, 10:31 AM
Anyone know who Notre Dame has signed?


I know....I know. Notre Lame sucks. Just help me out here.

Ultra Peanut
02-04-2009, 10:31 AM
2 sport, 2 college star huh? How does UK feel about this?THREE sports (http://www.wwe.com/superstars/halloffame/patpatterson/). Duh.

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 10:31 AM
Who has Iowa(or some shit) signed?

http://rivals100.rivals.com/commitlist.asp (http://rivals100.rivals.com/commitlist.asp)

Choose Iowa from drop-down.

El Jefe
02-04-2009, 10:31 AM
I guess the McDougald signing makes KU's class the 28th ranked (according to Rivals). Not too bad. Mangino is making strides. I'm sure the new $30 million facilities helped, too.

He was scared of the competition with the DB's in this years class for OSU, we are deep at DB this year. If he doesn't want to compete the GTFO of here, go to some other scrub team.

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 10:32 AM
Anyone know who Notre Dame has signed?


I know....I know. Notre Lame sucks. Just help me out here.

http://rivals100.rivals.com/commitlist.asp

Drop-down Notre Dame

Ceej
02-04-2009, 10:34 AM
I thought I heard tOSU rescinded their offer because he was caught smoking weed?

Lzen
02-04-2009, 10:35 AM
He was scared of the competition with the DB's in this years class for OSU, we are deep at DB this year. If he doesn't want to compete the GTFO of here, go to some other scrub team.

Heh, sounds like sour grapes. But yeah, you can't start all of your recruits. So, if a player that feels he is just as good (and frankly, he may or may not be, we don't know yet) as the other guys, why not go to a place where he knows he should be able to come in and have an immediate impact?

El Jefe
02-04-2009, 10:35 AM
Congrats Dak, on getting Jenkins, there were whispers of him thinking about OSU. I just hope we can get Marlon Brown to go together with Duron Carter.

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 10:37 AM
Congrats Dak, on getting Jenkins, there were whispers of him thinking about OSU. I just hope we can get Marlon Brown to go together with Duron Carter.

Brown should be announcing later today.

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 10:38 AM
Heh, sounds like sour grapes. But yeah, you can't start all of your recruits. So, if a player that feels he is just as good (and frankly, he may or may not be, we don't know yet) as the other guys, why not go to a place where he knows he should be able to come in and have an immediate impact?

Or - why not go to a place where the competition makes you better? If you think you're the best then you should want to compete against the best and beat out the best for playing time.

QuikSsurfer
02-04-2009, 10:38 AM
Bobby Massie and Patrick Patterson are headed to Ole Miss.

Good morning for the Rebels.

Dicky McElephant
02-04-2009, 10:40 AM
http://rivals100.rivals.com/commitlist.asp

Drop-down Notre Dame

Sweet....no 5 stars. I have a feeling that Weis is gone after this year.

El Jefe
02-04-2009, 10:40 AM
Heh, sounds like sour grapes. But yeah, you can't start all of your recruits. So, if a player that feels he is just as good (and frankly, he may or may not be, we don't know yet) as the other guys, why not go to a place where he knows he should be able to come in and have an immediate impact?

Nah, I always hate losing the home-grown fellas. It's just one of those things that people are afraid of not being able to compete early and don't want to take the chance of not starting till their junior years. That happens a lot with young kids, I don't really care, if you don't want to compete against the best then go somewhere else. Just like SC and Florida, a lot of players don't want to go there because of the big talent there, but at the same time it attracts just as many who are very confident in their skills. Florida and USC are so easy to recruit to it's ridiculous. Hey there kid, we know you're 18, come here to school, we have all the night life, beaches, hot women, and nice weather you could every want. LOL

El Jefe
02-04-2009, 10:41 AM
Brown should be announcing later today.

I'm excited about Jamaal Berry and Carlos Hyde, we stole them out of your backyard.

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 10:42 AM
Nah, I always hate losing the home-grown fellas. It's just one of those things that people are afraid of not being able to compete early and don't want to take the chance of not starting till their junior years. That happens a lot with young kids, I don't really care, if you don't want to compete against the best then go somewhere else. Just like SC and Florida, a lot of players don't want to go there because of the big talent there, but at the same time it attracts just as many who are very confident in their skills. Florida and USC are so easy to recruit to it's ridiculous. Hey there kid, we know you're 18, come here to school, we have all the night life, beaches, hot women, and nice weather you could every want. LOL

There are no beaches in Gainesville. You'd have to drive 1.5-2hrs to Jacksonville or Tampa. :D

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 10:45 AM
Bobby Massie and Patrick Patterson are headed to Ole Miss.

Good morning for the Rebels.

They're putting together a damn good class. Nutt is going to make some noise in the West.

JBucc
02-04-2009, 10:46 AM
Arkansas signed:

John Henderson 1:15 pm
Anthony Leon 12:20 pm
Kevin Lowery 11:50 am
Shauntez Bruce 11:50 am
Rudell Crim 11:35 am
DeQuinta Jones 11:25 am
Rickey Hughey 10:50 am
Anthony Oden 10:40 am
Zhamal Thomas 10:20 am
Ronnie Wingo 10:05 am
Darius Winston 9:55 am
Turrell Williams 9:55 am
Austin Tate 9:35 am
Colton Nash 9:25 am
Austin Moss 9:20 am
Terrell Williams 8:55 am
Robert Thomas 8:50 am
Neal Barlow 8:50 am
Ryan Calendar 8:40 am
Ross Rasner 8:35 am
David "Flash" Gordon 8:20 am
Colby Berna 8:00 am
Alvin Bailey 7:45 am
Jerry Mitchell 7:40 am
Cobi Hamilton 7:35 am
Brandon Mitchell 7:30 am
Travis Swanson 7:25 am
Lance Ray 7:20 am
Knile Davis 01/09
Andru Stewart 12/08
Broderick Green 12/08

And that's a wrap.

QuikSsurfer
02-04-2009, 10:54 AM
They're putting together a damn good class. Nutt is going to make some noise in the West.

Everyone was questioning his recruiting after he basically took over coach O's players. I'm impressed.

Wish your Gators were on the schedule this year ;)

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 10:55 AM
Everyone was questioning his recruiting after he basically took over coach O's players. I'm impressed.

Wish your Gators were on the schedule this year ;)

I think there's a good chance of a meeting the SECCG. We'll be there - will Ole Miss? ;)

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 10:58 AM
5-star LB Burfict chose ASU over USC.

QuikSsurfer
02-04-2009, 10:59 AM
ROFL
I love it

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 10:59 AM
Probably will lose Teague to Tennessee also. Him switching is a bigger loss than Nu'keese.

Teague signed with Tennessee.

ohiobronco2
02-04-2009, 11:06 AM
Kansas steals Bradley McDougald away from ohio state... nice.

He was never really being considered by OSU. He is a local kid though.

ohiobronco2
02-04-2009, 11:07 AM
Another kid is going to bail on ohio state... Justin Green, an osu commit, is expected to sign with Illinois this morning.

Now this was BS. We got Zooked. Payback came in the form of Appleton and Drummond. Thank You Wisc and Ole Miss.

ohiobronco2
02-04-2009, 11:07 AM
Typical Gator fan. Had the kid made it into UF you would be stoking him off.

This.

ohiobronco2
02-04-2009, 11:10 AM
5-star LB Burfict chose ASU over USC.

ROFL

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 11:11 AM
He was never being considered by OSU. He is a local kid though.

Ummm... he was an OSU commit.

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 11:12 AM
Probably not a good sign that Urban moved his PC up from 5pm to 1pm. :cuss:

ohiobronco2
02-04-2009, 11:13 AM
Congrats Dak, on getting Jenkins, there were whispers of him thinking about OSU. I just hope we can get Marlon Brown to go together with Duron Carter.

Per an ESPN chat, somebody stated that a local station in Tenn was reporting that he was heading to OSU. I'll believe it when I see it. He has said some things that would lead you to believe he is not into OSU and would rather play in the SEC. We shall see.

El Jefe
02-04-2009, 11:15 AM
He was never really being considered by OSU. He is a local kid though.

Yea he was.

ohiobronco2
02-04-2009, 11:17 AM
Ummm... he was an OSU commit.

You are right, but my understanding is that OSU terminated the relationship. He didn't choose to go to Kansas as his first choice. Not to many kids who grow up in Dublin, dream about playing in to many places other than OSU.

ChiefsCountry
02-04-2009, 11:17 AM
Notre Dame just got the #2 player in the nation, the Hawaiian LB.

El Jefe
02-04-2009, 11:18 AM
Per an ESPN chat, somebody stated that a local station in Tenn was reporting that he was heading to OSU. I'll believe it when I see it. He has said some things that would lead you to believe he is not into OSU and would rather play in the SEC. We shall see.

QFT. But one big factor is he was coached by Chris Carter in the High School All American game, and supposedly that has weighed on him heavily. We have some very good recievers coming in, as well as recievers coming back. I wish small would of left with Robo and Hartline, so we could give his schollie to someone else.

ohiobronco2
02-04-2009, 11:19 AM
Yea he was.

Yeah I see my error now. But I thought he was rejected by OSU. I'm fishing at Buckeye Planet now. :)

88TG88
02-04-2009, 11:19 AM
ROFL

He barely graduated high school. That was the only school he could make it.

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 11:20 AM
Notre Dame just got the #2 player in the nation, the Hawaiian LB.

He's not the #2 player in the nation. He's the #2 inside LB (and #2 or #3 LB overall).

ohiobronco2
02-04-2009, 11:21 AM
Notre Dame just got the #2 player in the nation, the Hawaiian LB.

Wow. That is big. Mecca may be on suicide watch. Step away from the ledge.

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 11:24 AM
With Teo and Burfict going elsewhere, Jones may be going to USC :cuss:

ohiobronco2
02-04-2009, 11:24 AM
He barely graduated high school. That was the only school he could make it.

ROFL ASU is getting a pretty solid class. You guys just got screwed like we did. Green was supposed to be a Buckeye for months and pulled this crap last night. It sure does suck.

88TG88
02-04-2009, 11:30 AM
Who is Jawanza Straling ?

ChiefsCountry
02-04-2009, 11:34 AM
He's not the #2 player in the nation. He's the #2 inside LB (and #2 or #3 LB overall).

ESPN has him ranked #2 overall.

ohiobronco2
02-04-2009, 11:36 AM
Who is Jawanza Straling ?

I don't know. But I'd consider a name change.

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 11:37 AM
ESPN has him ranked #2 overall.

Rivals and Scout are better for college recruiting than ESPN.

ohiobronco2
02-04-2009, 11:41 AM
Rivals and Scout are better for college recruiting than ESPN.

Not going to disagree, but really all of these sites are just for fun. They are not always going to tell how good of a player a prospect will be. Laurinaitis was a 3 star prospect according to scout. Whether you like him or not, many would agree he was a much better college player than that.

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 11:44 AM
Not going to disagree, but really all of these sites are just for fun. They are not always going to tell how good of a player a prospect will be. Laurinaitis was a 3 star prospect according to scout. Whether you like him or not, many would agree he was a much better college player than that.

Of course, however rivals and scout are solely based around recruiting. ESPN has its hand dipped into so many different things that they aren't the "BEST" at anything.

Recruiting isn't a science, so yes you'll get highly rated guys who suck and low rated guys who own. Just like the NFL draft, you get sleepers and busts.

afchiefs
02-04-2009, 11:45 AM
Richardson just signed with MU

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 11:48 AM
Richardson just signed with MU

To clarify since there are many important Richardsons today, Sheldon Richardson.

Great recruit for MU.

JBucc
02-04-2009, 11:56 AM
Doesn't Richardson have horrible grades?

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 11:59 AM
Probably not a good sign that Urban moved his PC up from 5pm to 1pm. :cuss:

PC about to start... reason given for the move is Urban has a plane to catch to get out of town following the presser.

chiefscafan
02-04-2009, 12:00 PM
Hey what bout derrion Thomas dts son?

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 12:02 PM
Hey what bout derrion Thomas dts son?

No word. Supposedly between Mizzou & UCLA.

afchiefs
02-04-2009, 12:03 PM
Doesn't Richardson have horrible grades?

Richardson says he wants to major in criminal justice. He reports a 2.4 core GPA and a 17 ACT, which he retook on Dec. 13.

El Jefe
02-04-2009, 12:03 PM
ROFL ASU is getting a pretty solid class. You guys just got screwed like we did. Green was supposed to be a Buckeye for months and pulled this crap last night. It sure does suck.

yep

eazyb81
02-04-2009, 12:04 PM
Doesn't Richardson have horrible grades?

Eligibility is a question mark at this point. Hopefully he can do what it takes to get the test scores.

El Jefe
02-04-2009, 12:04 PM
Richardson says he wants to major in criminal justice. He reports a 2.4 core GPA and a 17 ACT, which he retook on Dec. 13.

Wow.

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 12:24 PM
Now ESPNU is reporting that Nu'Keese will sign with Florida. This is ridiculous.. make a damn decision.

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 12:27 PM
Wonder if Eddie Lacy signing with Bama will have any effect on Trent Richardson.

Ultra Peanut
02-04-2009, 12:32 PM
Billy Foster, woop woop.

Dicky McElephant
02-04-2009, 12:33 PM
Notre Dame just got the #2 player in the nation, the Hawaiian LB.

He's stated that he's going to play 1 year and then determine if he wants to go off and complete his Mormon mission. Weis said that he's fine with that.

'Hamas' Jenkins
02-04-2009, 12:34 PM
It's funny listening to 810 poopoo highly touted recruits right after they announce that Richardson signed with Mizzou.

kepp
02-04-2009, 12:34 PM
Arkansas signed:

...
Ronnie Wingo 10:05 am
...


I'm still wondering about his decision. They have a logjam at RB.

Sure-Oz
02-04-2009, 12:36 PM
Richardson just signed with MU

Hell yeah!

kepp
02-04-2009, 12:36 PM
Notre Dame just got the #2 player in the nation, the Hawaiian LB.

After this year, if you were a highly-rated LB, why would you NOT go to USC?

'Hamas' Jenkins
02-04-2009, 12:37 PM
I'm still wondering about his decision. They have a logjam at RB.

It's fucking retarded is what it is.

88TG88
02-04-2009, 12:41 PM
Jarvis Jones going to SC.

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 12:42 PM
With Teo and Burfict going elsewhere, Jones may be going to USC :cuss:

aaaaannnnd Jarvis Jones to USC. :(

JBucc
02-04-2009, 12:43 PM
I'm still wondering about his decision. They have a logjam at RB.Hopefully adding Michael Dyer to that logjam next year.

chiefscafan
02-04-2009, 12:49 PM
I'm currious if randle ends up at LSU or Bama if he joins julio that's a bad a@@ one two punch.

ChiefGator
02-04-2009, 12:49 PM
Looks like Florida is the big winner so far, at least according to Rivals. Jumped up to #7 recruiting class from #11 earlier this morning.

Mr. Laz
02-04-2009, 12:50 PM
sweet ...... KU went ahead and got McDougald


:clap:

chiefscafan
02-04-2009, 12:50 PM
I could of sworn I heard Dts mom stating derrion was going to bama but no mention of him. I hope Saban gives him a scholar ship.

Mr. Laz
02-04-2009, 12:50 PM
Looks like Florida is the big winner so far, at least according to Rivals. Jumped up to #7 recruiting class from #11 earlier this morning.

wouldn't #1 be the big winner? :spock:

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 12:52 PM
Looks like Florida is the big winner so far, at least according to Rivals. Jumped up to #7 recruiting class from #11 earlier this morning.

Eh, we have a great class (will prob. finish top-10) but we had some guys get scared of competition (Nu'Keese, Greg Reid). Don't blame Teague for staying close to home. We got Debose, Brown and Jenkins who are all MAJOR. Also getting 5 great OL is big. Good, balanced class. Looks like we're done though so it's a little small at 16, maybe 17.

ChiefGator
02-04-2009, 01:02 PM
wouldn't #1 be the big winner? :spock:

The overall winner would be #1 yes. But I think the class that moves up towards the top the MOST today, would be today's winner.

Eh, we have a great class (will prob. finish top-10) but we had some guys get scared of competition (Nu'Keese, Greg Reid). Don't blame Teague for staying close to home. We got Debose, Brown and Jenkins who are all MAJOR. Also getting 5 great OL is big. Good, balanced class. Looks like we're done though so it's a little small at 16, maybe 17.

Given the number of returning starters, I'm pretty happy with the class. And there are still some good recruits which have Florida on their short list today:

Dre Kirkpatrick (DB 5 star )
Marlon Brown (WR 4 star )
Orson Charles (OL 4 star )

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 01:02 PM
wouldn't #1 be the big winner? :spock:

Generally, yes, but it's not that simple. Size classes vary a lot. Florida only has 16 signed right now whereas Ole Miss has 35. Not all of Ole Miss's guys will qualify and not all will stick - you can't bring in that many. I always like to look and see if a class is balanced and then look at the average star rating. Florida's class is extremely balanced (QB, RB, WR, TE, OL, OL, OL, OL, OL, DE, DT, DT, LB, LB, DB, DB) and they currently have the highest average star rating at 3.94.

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 01:05 PM
The overall winner would be #1 yes. But I think the class that moves up towards the top the MOST today, would be today's winner.



Given the number of returning starters, I'm pretty happy with the class. And there are still some good recruits which have Florida on their short list today:

Dre Kirkpatrick (DB 5 star )
Marlon Brown (WR 4 star )
Orson Charles (OL 4 star )

The only guy I would really give a chance would be Charles, but we wont know about him for a while.

I'm happy with the class. Once it was known that we would have everyone returning 2-deep on defense and most starters on offense combined with our already astonishing depth you knew we would get some guys who would jump ship and that the class would be smaller. Ideally Urban wants between 18-21 kids every year anyway. We shouldn't expect to see anymore 24-25 guy signing classes anymore at Florida.

Frosty
02-04-2009, 01:32 PM
Hey, we just signed the son of former Cardinal QB Neil Lomax and Warrick Dunn's cousin. LMAO

Stryker
02-04-2009, 01:32 PM
Currently at the #1 position

http://www.astroturfnews.com/images/lsu_logo.jpg

ohiobronco2
02-04-2009, 01:37 PM
Currently at the #1 position

http://www.astroturfnews.com/images/lsu_logo.jpg

They have had an excellent day. Did they just get Randle?

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 01:49 PM
They have had an excellent day. Did they just get Randle?

Yep. They have a great class.

kepp
02-04-2009, 01:54 PM
Currently at the #1 position

http://www.astroturfnews.com/images/lsu_logo.jpg

And Mizzou is hiring away one of their best recruiters :clap:

Lzen
02-04-2009, 02:01 PM
Anyone who wonders about Bryce Brown and him being a prima donna should check this thread.
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=201735

chiefscafan
02-04-2009, 02:02 PM
Don't forget bama there florida chief

terrysheafanclub
02-04-2009, 02:11 PM
I hope someone is watching espnU and witnessed the Dre Kirkpatrick announcement... The kid had hats on the table and decided to pull out a gym bag. Inside the bag was a white garbage bag and inside that was a red box with a red bow. Finally he pulled out a Bama hat but he had a different bama hat on the table. He could've just grabbed the bama hat on the table. These announcements are getting ridiculous....just thought i would share

kepp
02-04-2009, 02:13 PM
I hope someone is watching espnU and witnessed the Dre Kirkpatrick announcement... The kid had hats on the table and decided to pull out a gym bag. Inside the bag was a white garbage bag and inside that was a red box with a red bow. Finally he pulled out a Bama hat but he had a different bama hat on the table. He could've just grabbed the bama hat on the table. These announcements are getting ridiculous....just thought i would share

These kids are getting too much attention. No wonder a lot of them go bad.

DJ's left nut
02-04-2009, 02:47 PM
I'm coming off the ledge a little.

It wasn't a great class for MU, but Freeman (big ol' 350 lb tackle with basketball footwork) and Lawrence late saved the class. Teaming Freeman up with Fisher should help our O-line quite a bit, we needed a lot more size.

It's still disappointing that we didn't see a bump at all from the Daniel/Maclin/Coffman seasons, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Hopefully the new guy from LSU will get it into a higher gear.

kepp
02-04-2009, 02:50 PM
I'm coming off the ledge a little.

It wasn't a great class for MU, but Freeman (big ol' 350 lb tackle with basketball footwork) and Lawrence late saved the class. Teaming Freeman up with Fisher should help our O-line quite a bit, we needed a lot more size.

It's still disappointing that we didn't see a bump at all from the Daniel/Maclin/Coffman seasons, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Hopefully the new guy from LSU will get it into a higher gear.

Yeah, Freeman was a pleasant surprise. And, it may sound like sour grapes, but having watched video of Lawrence as opposed to Wingo, I really believe he is a better RB for our offense. I would have loved to have Wingo at safety though.

Rivals: 37th overall, 8th in the BigXII & 3rd in the BigXII North
Scout: 36th overall, 6th in the BigXII & 2nd in the BigXII North

El Jefe
02-04-2009, 02:52 PM
Marlon brown picked Georgia. Oh well.

ohiobronco2
02-04-2009, 02:56 PM
Marlon brown picked Georgia. Oh well.

Can't win them all. Overall, I'm happy.

ohiobronco2
02-04-2009, 03:02 PM
Marlon brown picked Georgia. Oh well.

Look on the bright side. Andrew Norwell, a 5 star tackle just comitted to OSU. That's our 3 player for 2010. :D

DJ's left nut
02-04-2009, 03:17 PM
Yeah, Freeman was a pleasant surprise. And, it may sound like sour grapes, but having watched video of Lawrence as opposed to Wingo, I really believe he is a better RB for our offense. I would have loved to have Wingo at safety though.

Rivals: 37th overall, 8th in the BigXII & 3rd in the BigXII North
Scout: 36th overall, 6th in the BigXII & 2nd in the BigXII North

I liked Wingo better as a WR, personally.

I think Lawrence will be great for us. He's a little smaller than D-Wash but seems quicker. I'm really surprised to see him only get a 3-star rating, but I'll live with it.

We still need to be consistently in the top 20 to start really thinking about winning the conference every now and then. That's my goal, so while this offseason wasn't a complete disaster, it still isn't where they need to be.

El Jefe
02-04-2009, 03:36 PM
Look on the bright side. Andrew Norwell, a 5 star tackle just comitted to OSU. That's our 3 player for 2010. :D

Tress knows how to keep the trenches stacked doesn't he. I wanted to see us land one more big time DT, but we have a lot of guys coming back on the D-line. I think Thaddeus Gibson is going to be a beast, Nathan Williams started to tear it up too.

eazyb81
02-04-2009, 03:55 PM
I'm coming off the ledge a little.

It wasn't a great class for MU, but Freeman (big ol' 350 lb tackle with basketball footwork) and Lawrence late saved the class. Teaming Freeman up with Fisher should help our O-line quite a bit, we needed a lot more size.

It's still disappointing that we didn't see a bump at all from the Daniel/Maclin/Coffman seasons, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Hopefully the new guy from LSU will get it into a higher gear.

Yep, I am thrilled to get Henson in here to lead recruiting and see what we can do. Pinkel and his Toledo guys have done well, but we obviously needed to look outside the circle to take us to the next level.

We can't discount what Pinkel has done with 2 and 3 stars the past few years, but odds are he can't continue to do it, and hopefully we start getting more 4 and 5 stars. I like the players we got this year, but we lstill ost a few too many head-to-head recruiting battles.

Also, what I like best about this class is that we beefed up in the trenches. Having great skill players is nice, but we're not going to start beating the likes of OU or UT until we match their talent on the offensive and defensive lines. Sheldon is going to be a beast.

chiefscafan
02-04-2009, 08:49 PM
WEll congrats to my crimson tide back to back number one team according to rivals

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 08:54 PM
WEll congrats to my crimson tide back to back number one team according to rivals

In overall recruiting ranking. If you're looking for the #1 team, that title still belongs in Gainesville, as does today's recruitment class avg star rating. ;)

Sure-Oz
02-04-2009, 08:59 PM
Yep, I am thrilled to get Henson in here to lead recruiting and see what we can do. Pinkel and his Toledo guys have done well, but we obviously needed to look outside the circle to take us to the next level.

We can't discount what Pinkel has done with 2 and 3 stars the past few years, but odds are he can't continue to do it, and hopefully we start getting more 4 and 5 stars. I like the players we got this year, but we lstill ost a few too many head-to-head recruiting battles.

Also, what I like best about this class is that we beefed up in the trenches. Having great skill players is nice, but we're not going to start beating the likes of OU or UT until we match their talent on the offensive and defensive lines. Sheldon is going to be a beast.

Thank goodness we got richardson

DJ's left nut
02-04-2009, 09:02 PM
Thank goodness we got richardson

Now we just need to convince him to abandon this whole TE thing and spend his time becoming the nastiest DT in the Big XII.

88TG88
02-04-2009, 09:04 PM
If you're looking for the #1 team, that title still belongs in Los Angeles

FYP

chiefscafan
02-04-2009, 09:22 PM
dakman

come on give bama some credit a good crop coming ; though you guys tried to steal trent richardson.

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 09:44 PM
FYP

Maybe circa 2004-2005, but it's been 4 years now. Pete's slipping..

DaKCMan AP
02-04-2009, 09:45 PM
dakman

come on give bama some credit a good crop coming ; though you guys tried to steal trent richardson.

It's a good class. Big, 24 signees. Would have loved to have stolen Trent, but didn't think it would happen.

kepp
02-05-2009, 10:19 AM
Yeah, Freeman was a pleasant surprise. And, it may sound like sour grapes, but having watched video of Lawrence as opposed to Wingo, I really believe he is a better RB for our offense. I would have loved to have Wingo at safety though.

Rivals: 37th overall, 8th in the BigXII & 3rd in the BigXII North
Scout: 36th overall, 6th in the BigXII & 2nd in the BigXII North

Video of Kendial Lawrence-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q13JoAMHbVo

Mecca
02-05-2009, 10:16 PM
After this year, if you were a highly-rated LB, why would you NOT go to USC?

Burfict switched because he can't qualify to get into USC, I knew he wasn't going to SC after I read that he'd basically need to take night classes to even have a shot to qualify there, so basically he's dumb.

Teo, I figured was 50/50 and I'm not all that bothered by not getting him, he's a Mormon and will likely be leaving for several years after his freshman season to do a mission, Uona Kaveigna who SC signed last year may be doing the same so I'm not all that broken up.

For what the team actually needs for right now getting Telfort and Jones may end up better in the long run since there is no danger of them being gone for 3 or 4 years then returning and not being able to play anymore.

And Jawanza Sterling is a safety, SC signed a ton of safeties this year including Tim McDonalds son for anyone who remembers him.

And if there was one player I was happy to lose it was Randall Carroll dude is a major headcase.

Sam Hall
02-05-2009, 10:32 PM
It's funny to see a recruit get offered by practically everyone except USC. Pete Carroll knows every kid in America wants to play at USC.

Mecca
02-05-2009, 10:36 PM
It's funny to see a recruit get offered by practically everyone except USC. Pete Carroll knows every kid in America wants to play at USC.

Except sometimes they get scared, or pissy about what they are told or they can't get in...

Burfict couldn't academically get into SC, Randall Carroll wants to be a WR but he was told by the SC staff that he can't run routes and just has straight line speed and they project him more as a CB, so he had a complete fit about it and ended up at UCLA. He has some attitude issues to say the least...

A couple kids went to UCLA instead this year I'm sure Neuheisel pumped them full of "here you can play right away, there you may never see the field"