2021 IU football recruiting wish list

Chriselli

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The article on the front page seemed to indicate that the QB from Indy might be leaning toward Purdue. I think we really need him.
 

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I don't know anything other than what I read on the different IU forums...based on that here's a list of possible remaining recruiting targets who seem to be genuinely interested in IU...

--Donovan McCulley, QB, 6'4" 195 lbs, Lawrence North
--Jordyn Williams, WR, 6'1" 182 lbs, Albany GA....commit to IU
--Joshua Sales, OT, 6'6" 285 lbs, Brownsburg
--Austin Booker, DE, 6'5" 235 lbs, Center Grove....commit to Minnesota
--Baron Hopson, LB, 5'10" 220 lbs, Lee Co., GA
--Jeremiah McLendon, S, 6'0" 170 lbs, Delray Beach, FL
--Quillen Heruze, ATH, 6'1" 180 lbs, Chippewa Valley, MI
--Javin Burke, ATH, 6'0" 202 lbs, Cleveland, TN
--Kyran Montgomery, DE, 6'4" 215 lbs Pike HS
--Devon Manuel, OT, 6'8" 300 lbs, Arinaudville, LA
--Enrique Cruz, OT, 6'6" 255 lbs, Villa Park, ILL
--Jordan Grier, CB, 6'0" 182 lbs, Ellenward, GA
--Kaleb Edwards, S, 6'0" 195 lbs, Dacula, GA
--Willie Shaw, TB, 5'11" 180 lbs, Chicago, ILL.....commit to Toledo
--Trinity Bell, TE/ATH, 6'7" 256 lbs, Alberville, AL
--Davon Townley, DE, 6'6" 220 lbs, Minneapolis, MN
--Deion Burks, WR, 5'10" 175 lbs, Believille, MI....commit to Purdue
--Aubrey Brooks, S, 6'0" 180 lbs, Auburndale, FL
--Mitchell Evans, TE, 6'7" 240 lbs, Wadsworth, OH
--Jack Pugh, TE, 6'5" 245 lbs, Holland, OH.....commit to Wisconsin
--Mustapha Mohammad, TE, 6'4" 245 lbs, Kilgore JC
--Clay Millen, QB, 6'3" 188 lbs, Swoquaime, WA
--Edwin Kolenge, LB, 6'3" 225 lbs, Clearwater, FL
--Trenton Howard, TB/ATH, 6'2" 218 lbs, Joliett, ILL.....commit to IU
--Ty Buchanan, OT, 6'5" 280 lbs, Corpus Christie, TX
--Harlen Obioha, OT, 6'11" 300 lbs, Kansas

If anyone would like to suggest additions & subtractions or give more info on these guys, it would be welcome.

I'll try to maintain this as an updated list going forward.
Nice work, shroom. Thanks for all of that.

Just one correction . . . Jordan Grier is from Ellenwood, GA, not Ellenward. Cedar Grove High School. Good program with good competition there.

Oops . . . looks like Grier is on Arabia Mountain High School's roster now. That's located in Lithonia GA . . . hmmmm . . . .
 
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IndyIUFan66

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I don't know anything other than what I read on the different IU forums...based on that here's a list of possible remaining recruiting targets who seem to be genuinely interested in IU...

--Donovan McCulley, QB, 6'4" 195 lbs, Lawrence North
--Jordyn Williams, WR, 6'1" 182 lbs, Albany GA....commit to IU
--Joshua Sales, OT, 6'6" 285 lbs, Brownsburg
--Austin Booker, DE, 6'5" 235 lbs, Center Grove....commit to Minnesota
--Baron Hopson, LB, 5'10" 220 lbs, Lee Co., GA
--Jeremiah McLendon, S, 6'0" 170 lbs, Delray Beach, FL
--Quillen Heruze, ATH, 6'1" 180 lbs, Chippewa Valley, MI
--Javin Burke, ATH, 6'0" 202 lbs, Cleveland, TN
--Kyran Montgomery, DE, 6'4" 215 lbs Pike HS
--Devon Manuel, OT, 6'8" 300 lbs, Arinaudville, LA
--Enrique Cruz, OT, 6'6" 255 lbs, Villa Park, ILL
--Jordan Grier, CB, 6'0" 182 lbs, Ellenward, GA
--Kaleb Edwards, S, 6'0" 195 lbs, Dacula, GA
--Willie Shaw, TB, 5'11" 180 lbs, Chicago, ILL.....commit to Toledo
--Trinity Bell, TE/ATH, 6'7" 256 lbs, Alberville, AL
--Davon Townley, DE, 6'6" 220 lbs, Minneapolis, MN
--Deion Burks, WR, 5'10" 175 lbs, Believille, MI....commit to Purdue
--Aubrey Brooks, S, 6'0" 180 lbs, Auburndale, FL
--Mitchell Evans, TE, 6'7" 240 lbs, Wadsworth, OH
--Jack Pugh, TE, 6'5" 245 lbs, Holland, OH.....commit to Wisconsin
--Mustapha Mohammad, TE, 6'4" 245 lbs, Kilgore JC
--Clay Millen, QB, 6'3" 188 lbs, Swoquaime, WA
--Edwin Kolenge, LB, 6'3" 225 lbs, Clearwater, FL
--Trenton Howard, TB/ATH, 6'2" 218 lbs, Joliett, ILL.....commit to IU
--Ty Buchanan, OT, 6'5" 280 lbs, Corpus Christie, TX
--Harlen Obioha, OT, 6'11" 300 lbs, Kansas

If anyone would like to suggest additions & subtractions or give more info on these guys, it would be welcome.

I'll try to maintain this as an updated list going forward.
Hope we get a good hit from this list of the ones IU is really eager & excited about.
 

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The article on the front page seemed to indicate that the QB from Indy might be leaning toward Purdue. I think we really need him.
Really want him, for sure. Not just for his talent but also for the statement of keeping homegrown talent at IU.

I'm not sure we're in need mode for him though.

I'm not sure who's on the radar for next season, but if we don't hit on a quality QB this season, it'll certainly be a big-time need next year.
 

mushroomgod_1

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I don't know anything other than what I read on the different IU forums...based on that here's a list of possible remaining recruiting targets who seem to be genuinely interested in IU...

--Donovan McCulley, QB, 6'4" 195 lbs, Lawrence North....commit to IU
--Jordyn Williams, WR, 6'1" 182 lbs, Albany GA....commit to IU
--Joshua Sales, OT, 6'6" 285 lbs, Brownsburg
--Austin Booker, DE, 6'5" 235 lbs, Center Grove....commit to Minnesota
--Baron Hopson, LB, 5'10" 220 lbs, Lee Co., GA
--Jeremiah McLendon, S, 6'0" 170 lbs, Delray Beach, FL
--Quillen Heruze, ATH, 6'1" 180 lbs, Chippewa Valley, MI
--Javin Burke, ATH, 6'0" 202 lbs, Cleveland, TN
--Kyran Montgomery, DE, 6'4" 215 lbs Pike HS
--Devon Manuel, OT, 6'8" 300 lbs, Arinaudville, LA
--Enrique Cruz, OT, 6'6" 255 lbs, Villa Park, ILL
--Jordan Grier, CB, 6'0" 182 lbs, Ellenwood, GA
--Kaleb Edwards, S, 6'0" 195 lbs, Dacula, GA
--Willie Shaw, TB, 5'11" 180 lbs, Chicago, ILL.....commit to Toledo
--Trinity Bell, TE/ATH, 6'7" 256 lbs, Alberville, AL
--Davon Townley, DE, 6'6" 220 lbs, Minneapolis, MN
--Deion Burks, WR, 5'10" 175 lbs, Believille, MI....commit to Purdue
--Aubrey Brooks, S, 6'0" 180 lbs, Auburndale, FL
--Mitchell Evans, TE, 6'7" 240 lbs, Wadsworth, OH
--Jack Pugh, TE, 6'5" 245 lbs, Holland, OH.....commit to Wisconsin
--Mustapha Mohammad, TE, 6'4" 245 lbs, Kilgore JC
--Clay Millen, QB, 6'3" 188 lbs, Swoquaime, WA
--Edwin Kolenge, LB, 6'3" 225 lbs, Clearwater, FL
--Trenton Howard, TB/ATH, 6'2" 218 lbs, Joliett, ILL.....commit to IU
--Ty Buchanan, OT, 6'5" 280 lbs, Corpus Christie, TX
--Harlen Obioha, OT, 6'11" 300 lbs, Kansas
--Cortez McKenzie, OLB 6'0" 200 lbs, St. Pete, FL
--Derwin Burgess, ATH, 5'11" 185 lbs, Riverdale, CA

If anyone would like to suggest additions & subtractions or give more info on these guys, it would be welcome.

I'll try to maintain this as an updated list going forward.

I've added Cortez McKenzie, OLB from St. Pete, about whom there is an article on the premium forum. I don't get that---what is here is what I see from the internet....He's rated #72 in FL by Rivals, #129 by ESPN, and #140 by 247....former Miami commit.
Added CAL ATH Derwin Burgess to the list
 
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mushroomgod_1

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I don't know anything other than what I read on the different IU forums...based on that here's a list of possible remaining recruiting targets who seem to be genuinely interested in IU...

--Donovan McCulley, QB, 6'4" 195 lbs, Lawrence North....commit to IU
--Jordyn Williams, WR, 6'1" 182 lbs, Albany GA....commit to IU
--Joshua Sales, OT, 6'6" 285 lbs, Brownsburg
--Austin Booker, DE, 6'5" 235 lbs, Center Grove....commit to Minnesota
--Baron Hopson, LB, 5'10" 220 lbs, Lee Co., GA
--Jeremiah McLendon, S, 6'0" 170 lbs, Delray Beach, FL
--Quillen Heruze, ATH, 6'1" 180 lbs, Chippewa Valley, MI....commit to Buffalo
--Javin Burke, ATH, 6'0" 202 lbs, Cleveland, TN....commit to VA
--Kyran Montgomery, DE, 6'4" 215 lbs Pike HS
--Devon Manuel, OT, 6'8" 300 lbs, Arinaudville, LA....commit to ARK
--Enrique Cruz, OT, 6'6" 255 lbs, Villa Park, ILL
--Jordan Grier, CB, 6'0" 182 lbs, Ellenwood, GA
--Kaleb Edwards, S, 6'0" 195 lbs, Dacula, GA
--Willie Shaw, TB, 5'11" 180 lbs, Chicago, ILL.....commit to Toledo
--Trinity Bell, TE/ATH, 6'7" 256 lbs, Alberville, AL....commit to TN
--Davon Townley, DE, 6'6" 220 lbs, Minneapolis, MN
--Deion Burks, WR, 5'10" 175 lbs, Believille, MI....commit to Purdue
--Aubrey Burks, S, 6'0" 180 lbs, Auburndale, FL
--Mitchell Evans, TE, 6'7" 240 lbs, Wadsworth, OH
--Jack Pugh, TE, 6'5" 245 lbs, Holland, OH.....commit to Wisconsin
--Mustapha Mohammad, TE, 6'4" 245 lbs, Kilgore JC
--Clay Millen, QB, 6'3" 188 lbs, Swoquaime, WA
--Edwin Kolenge, LB, 6'3" 225 lbs, Clearwater, FL
--Trenton Howard, TB/ATH, 6'2" 218 lbs, Joliett, ILL.....commit to IU
--Ty Buchanan, OT, 6'5" 280 lbs, Corpus Christie, TX
--Harlen Obioha, OT, 6'11" 300 lbs, Kansas
--Cortez McKenzie, OLB 6'0" 200 lbs, St. Pete, FL
--Derwin Burgess, ATH, 5'11" 185 lbs, Riverdale, CA

If anyone would like to suggest additions & subtractions or give more info on these guys, it would be welcome.

I'll try to maintain this as an updated list going forward.

I've added Cortez McKenzie, OLB from St. Pete, about whom there is an article on the premium forum. I don't get that---what is here is what I see from the internet....He's rated #72 in FL by Rivals, #129 by ESPN, and #140 by 247....former Miami commit.

Took a trip around the internet for IU football recruiting today, and did not find much....

I did update the list with commits elsewhere on four of the listed players.

Also, perhaps of some interest...I note Larry Smith III is rated 48 in FLA by Rivals, 81 by ESPN, and 203 by 247....hope Rivals is right on this one.
 
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One of the kids I've taken a shine to from watching his film is Baron Hopson. He has highlights up from his Fr. year, lots of arm tackles and leaving his feet to make tackles. Seemed like a pretty big red flag for me.

But his Jr. year tape was so much improved in those fundamentals areas. I'm not sure I buy that he's actually 5'10" & 220, because he doesn't really look like it. But if he his, I'm lobbying for him. He's got some good offers so it's not like he's a sleeper. I'm just a huge believer in an 3* who is underrated because he's 5'10" instead of 6'3". Not saying he'll be a gem like Mullen was, but I'll talk an absolute baller like that who's a couple inches too short and a few pounds too light if they're a 4* talent in a 3* body.
 
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mushroomgod_1

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I don't know anything other than what I read on the different IU forums...based on that here's a list of possible remaining recruiting targets who seem to be genuinely interested in IU...

--Donovan McCulley, QB, 6'4" 195 lbs, Lawrence North....commit to IU
--Jordyn Williams, WR, 6'1" 182 lbs, Albany GA....commit to IU
--Trenton Howard, TB/ATH, 6'2" 218 lbs, Joliett, ILL.....commit to IU
--Quillen Heruze, ATH, 6'1" 180 lbs, Chippewa Valley, MI....commit to Buffalo
--Austin Booker, DE, 6'5" 235 lbs, Center Grove....commit to Minnesota
--Javin Burke, ATH, 6'0" 202 lbs, Cleveland, TN....commit to VA
--Devon Manuel, OT, 6'8" 300 lbs, Arinaudville, LA....commit to ARK
--Willie Shaw, TB, 5'11" 180 lbs, Chicago, ILL.....commit to Toledo
--Trinity Bell, TE/ATH, 6'7" 256 lbs, Alberville, AL....commit to TN
--Deion Burks, WR, 5'10" 175 lbs, Believille, MI....commit to Purdue
--Jack Pugh, TE, 6'5" 245 lbs, Holland, OH.....commit to Wisconsin
--Joshua Sales, OT, 6'6" 285 lbs, Brownsburg
--Baron Hopson, LB, 5'10" 220 lbs, Lee Co., GA
--Jeremiah McLendon, S, 6'0" 170 lbs, Delray Beach, FL
--Kyran Montgomery, DE, 6'4" 215 lbs Pike HS
--Enrique Cruz, OT, 6'6" 255 lbs, Villa Park, ILL
--Jordan Grier, CB, 6'0" 182 lbs, Ellenwood, GA
--Kaleb Edwards, S, 6'0" 195 lbs, Dacula, GA
--Davon Townley, DE, 6'6" 220 lbs, Minneapolis, MN
--Aubrey Burks, S, 6'0" 180 lbs, Auburndale, FL
--Mitchell Evans, TE, 6'7" 240 lbs, Wadsworth, OH
--Mustapha Mohammad, TE, 6'4" 245 lbs, Kilgore JC
--Clay Millen, QB, 6'3" 188 lbs, Swoquaime, WA
--Edwin Kolenge, LB, 6'3" 225 lbs, Clearwater, FL
--Ty Buchanan, OT, 6'5" 280 lbs, Corpus Christie, TX
--Harlen Obioha, OT, 6'11" 300 lbs, Kansas
--Cortez McKenzie, OLB 6'0" 200 lbs, St. Pete, FL
--Derwin Burgess, ATH, 5'11" 185 lbs, Riverdale, CA

If anyone would like to suggest additions & subtractions or give more info on these guys, it would be welcome.

I'll try to maintain this as an updated list going forward.

I've added Cortez McKenzie, OLB from St. Pete, about whom there is an article on the premium forum. I don't get that---what is here is what I see from the internet....He's rated #72 in FL by Rivals, #129 by ESPN, and #140 by 247....former Miami commit.

Taking a look at our Rivals offer lists, her are the # of "undecideds" for various positions (other than QB):

--WRs..............25
--ATHs.............15
--OTs................15
--CBs................13
--Ss...................12
--OLBs..............10
--SDEs...............9
--DTs..................6
--TBs..................6
--WDEs..............5
--OGs.................3
--TEs..................3
--ILBs..................3

So I'm thinking......won't take any interior OL or ILBs. Nor any TBs or DTs unless they're too good to pass up. Will take lots of little guys who can run, on either side of the ball. And OTs. And 2 DEs if we can get them. And at least one OLB. I'm a little surprised we're not looking at more TEs. I hope we have a shot at the Evans kid out of OH.
 
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mushroomgod_1

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I don't know anything other than what I read on the different IU forums...based on that here's a list of possible remaining recruiting targets who seem to be genuinely interested in IU...

--Donovan McCulley, QB, 6'4" 195 lbs, Lawrence North....commit to IU
--Jordyn Williams, WR, 6'1" 182 lbs, Albany GA....commit to IU
--Trenton Howard, TB/ATH, 6'2" 218 lbs, Joliett, ILL.....commit to IU
--Quillen Heruze, ATH, 6'1" 180 lbs, Chippewa Valley, MI....commit to Buffalo
--Austin Booker, DE, 6'5" 235 lbs, Center Grove....commit to Minnesota
--Javin Burke, ATH, 6'0" 202 lbs, Cleveland, TN....commit to VA
--Devon Manuel, OT, 6'8" 300 lbs, Arinaudville, LA....commit to ARK
--Willie Shaw, TB, 5'11" 180 lbs, Chicago, ILL.....commit to Toledo
--Trinity Bell, TE/ATH, 6'7" 256 lbs, Alberville, AL....commit to TN
--Deion Burks, WR, 5'10" 175 lbs, Believille, MI....commit to Purdue
--Jack Pugh, TE, 6'5" 245 lbs, Holland, OH.....commit to Wisconsin
--Clay Millen, QB, 6'3" 188 lbs, Swoquaime, WA....commit to Arizona
--Joshua Sales, OT, 6'6" 285 lbs, Brownsburg
--Baron Hopson, LB, 5'10" 220 lbs, Lee Co., GA
--Jeremiah McLendon, S, 6'0" 170 lbs, Delray Beach, FL
--Kyran Montgomery, DE, 6'4" 215 lbs Pike HS
--Enrique Cruz, OT, 6'6" 255 lbs, Villa Park, ILL
--Jordan Grier, CB, 6'0" 182 lbs, Ellenwood, GA
--Kaleb Edwards, S, 6'0" 195 lbs, Dacula, GA
--Davon Townley, DE, 6'6" 220 lbs, Minneapolis, MN
--Aubrey Burks, S, 6'0" 180 lbs, Auburndale, FL
--Mitchell Evans, TE, 6'7" 240 lbs, Wadsworth, OH
--Mustapha Mohammad, TE, 6'4" 245 lbs, Kilgore JC
--Edwin Kolenge, LB, 6'3" 225 lbs, Clearwater, FL
--Ty Buchanan, OT, 6'5" 280 lbs, Corpus Christie, TX
--Harlen Obioha, OT, 6'11" 300 lbs, Kansas
--Cortez McKenzie, OLB 6'0" 200 lbs, St. Pete, FL
--Derwin Burgess, ATH, 5'11" 185 lbs, Riverdale, CA

If anyone would like to suggest additions & subtractions or give more info on these guys, it would be welcome.

I'll try to maintain this as an updated list going forward.

I've added Cortez McKenzie, OLB from St. Pete, about whom there is an article on the premium forum. I don't get that---what is here is what I see from the internet....He's rated #72 in FL by Rivals, #129 by ESPN, and #140 by 247....former Miami commit.
Clay Millen, the CAL QB we offered, committed to AZ. I liked him a lot based on reading about and watching his highlights
 
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TMFT

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Taking a look at our Rivals offer lists, her are the # of "undecideds" for various positions (other than QB):

--WRs..............25
--ATHs.............15
--OTs................15
--CBs................13
--Ss...................12
--OLBs..............10
--SDEs...............9
--DTs..................6
--TBs..................6
--WDEs..............5
--OGs.................3
--TEs..................3
--ILBs..................3

So I'm thinking......won't take any interior OL or ILBs. Nor any TBs or DTs unless they're too good to pass up. Will take lots of little guys who can run, on either side of the ball. And OTs. And 2 DEs if we can get them. And at least one OLB. I'm a little surprised we're not looking at more TEs. I hope we have a shot at the Evans kid out of OH.
They definitely want another TE, but it's not an emergency type need right now. Hendershot & Bjorson are jrs. Then Ivy and Cooper are underclassmen. That WO from Ohio (Daugstrap?) might end up being a sleeper that is able to help at some point. TE is a lot like QB for me this cycle, I'd prefer to see them land a good talent this year, but if they don't the heat will be on to get someone next year that can contribute as a 2nd year player.
 
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bwcoach

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Taking a look at our Rivals offer lists, her are the # of "undecideds" for various positions (other than QB):

--WRs..............25
--ATHs.............15
--OTs................15
--CBs................13
--Ss...................12
--OLBs..............10
--SDEs...............9
--DTs..................6
--TBs..................6
--WDEs..............5
--OGs.................3
--TEs..................3
--ILBs..................3

So I'm thinking......won't take any interior OL or ILBs. Nor any TBs or DTs unless they're too good to pass up. Will take lots of little guys who can run, on either side of the ball. And OTs. And 2 DEs if we can get them. And at least one OLB. I'm a little surprised we're not looking at more TEs. I hope we have a shot at the Evans kid out of OH.
You can add Cole Nelson SDE from Johns Creek Georgia to that list. 6’3” 230.
 
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You can add Cole Nelson SDE from Johns Creek Georgia to that list. 6’3” 230.

I will......have you heard anything about he and IU in particular? I see we're 1/9 he is considering......looks like VT has always been the favorite, but he tweets that his commitment date has been delayed until July.
 
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mushroomgod_1

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I don't know anything other than what I read on the different IU forums...based on that here's a list of possible remaining recruiting targets who seem to be genuinely interested in IU...

--Donovan McCulley, QB, 6'4" 195 lbs, Lawrence North....commit to IU
--Jordyn Williams, WR, 6'1" 182 lbs, Albany GA....commit to IU
--Trenton Howard, TB/ATH, 6'2" 218 lbs, Joliett, ILL.....commit to IU
--Quillen Heruze, ATH, 6'1" 180 lbs, Chippewa Valley, MI....commit to Buffalo
--Austin Booker, DE, 6'5" 235 lbs, Center Grove....commit to Minnesota
--Javin Burke, ATH, 6'0" 202 lbs, Cleveland, TN....commit to VA
--Devon Manuel, OT, 6'8" 300 lbs, Arinaudville, LA....commit to ARK
--Willie Shaw, TB, 5'11" 180 lbs, Chicago, ILL.....commit to Toledo
--Trinity Bell, TE/ATH, 6'7" 256 lbs, Alberville, AL....commit to TN
--Deion Burks, WR, 5'10" 175 lbs, Believille, MI....commit to Purdue
--Jack Pugh, TE, 6'5" 245 lbs, Holland, OH.....commit to Wisconsin
--Clay Millen, QB, 6'3" 188 lbs, Swoquaime, WA....commit to Arizona
--Joshua Sales, OT, 6'6" 285 lbs, Brownsburg
--Baron Hopson, LB, 5'10" 220 lbs, Lee Co., GA
--Jeremiah McLendon, S, 6'0" 170 lbs, Delray Beach, FL
--Kyran Montgomery, DE, 6'4" 215 lbs Pike HS
--Enrique Cruz, OT, 6'6" 255 lbs, Villa Park, ILL
--Jordan Grier, CB, 6'0" 182 lbs, Ellenwood, GA
--Kaleb Edwards, S, 6'0" 195 lbs, Dacula, GA
--Davon Townley, DE, 6'6" 220 lbs, Minneapolis, MN
--Aubrey Burks, S, 6'0" 180 lbs, Auburndale, FL
--Mitchell Evans, TE, 6'7" 240 lbs, Wadsworth, OH
--Mustapha Mohammad, TE, 6'4" 245 lbs, Kilgore JC
--Edwin Kolenge, LB, 6'3" 225 lbs, Clearwater, FL
--Ty Buchanan, OT, 6'5" 280 lbs, Corpus Christie, TX
--Harlen Obioha, OT, 6'11" 300 lbs, Kansas
--Cortez McKenzie, OLB 6'0" 200 lbs, St. Pete, FL
--Derwin Burgess, ATH, 5'11" 185 lbs, Riverdale, CA
--Cole Nelson, SDE, 6'3" 230 lbs, Johns Creek, GA
--Jason Amsler, OG, 6'4 1/2" 303 lbs, Franklin, TN
--DD Snyder, CB/S, 6'0" 175 lbs, Tampa, FL
--Daymon David, S, 6'1" 172 lbs, Reistertown, MD
--Raheem Roberts, WR, 6'3" 180 lbs, Bogalusa, LA

If anyone would like to suggest additions & subtractions or give more info on these guys, it would be welcome.

I'll try to maintain this as an updated list going forward.

I've added Cortez McKenzie, OLB from St. Pete, about whom there is an article on the premium forum. I don't get that---what is here is what I see from the internet....He's rated #72 in FL by Rivals, #129 by ESPN, and #140 by 247....former Miami commit.

I've added 4 additional names of prospects we appear to have a decent shot at. Also, Jordan Grier lists IU & KSU as his 2 top teams.
 

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I will......have you heard anything about he and IU in particular? I see we're 1/9 he is considering......looks like VT has always been the favorite, but he tweets that his commitment date has been delayed until July.
IU just offered lately but has been on him for awhile. Typical IU that they should have offered a long time ago. I know VT is supposedly on top but not exactly sure that’s the way it is. Have seen him play and he is a stud who would fit in well at IU.
 
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mushroomgod_1

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I don't know anything other than what I read on the different IU forums...based on that here's a list of possible remaining recruiting targets who seem to be genuinely interested in IU...

--Donovan McCulley, QB, 6'4" 195 lbs, Lawrence North....commit to IU
--Jordyn Williams, WR, 6'1" 182 lbs, Albany GA....commit to IU
--Trenton Howard, TB/ATH, 6'2" 218 lbs, Joliett, ILL.....commit to IU
--Quillen Heruze, ATH, 6'1" 180 lbs, Chippewa Valley, MI....commit to Buffalo
--Austin Booker, DE, 6'5" 235 lbs, Center Grove....commit to Minnesota
--Javin Burke, ATH, 6'0" 202 lbs, Cleveland, TN....commit to VA
--Devon Manuel, OT, 6'8" 300 lbs, Arinaudville, LA....commit to ARK
--Willie Shaw, TB, 5'11" 180 lbs, Chicago, ILL.....commit to Toledo
--Trinity Bell, TE/ATH, 6'7" 256 lbs, Alberville, AL....commit to TN
--Deion Burks, WR, 5'10" 175 lbs, Believille, MI....commit to Purdue
--Jack Pugh, TE, 6'5" 245 lbs, Holland, OH.....commit to Wisconsin
--Clay Millen, QB, 6'3" 188 lbs, Swoquaime, WA....commit to Arizona
--Joshua Sales, OT, 6'6" 285 lbs, Brownsburg
--Baron Hopson, LB, 5'10" 220 lbs, Lee Co., GA
--Jeremiah McLendon, S, 6'0" 170 lbs, Delray Beach, FL
--Kyran Montgomery, DE, 6'4" 215 lbs Pike HS
--Enrique Cruz, OT, 6'6" 255 lbs, Villa Park, ILL
--Jordan Grier, CB, 6'0" 182 lbs, Ellenwood, GA
--Kaleb Edwards, S, 6'0" 195 lbs, Dacula, GA
--Davon Townley, DE, 6'6" 220 lbs, Minneapolis, MN
--Aubrey Burks, S, 6'0" 180 lbs, Auburndale, FL
--Mitchell Evans, TE, 6'7" 240 lbs, Wadsworth, OH
--Mustapha Mohammad, TE, 6'4" 245 lbs, Kilgore JC
--Edwin Kolenge, LB, 6'3" 225 lbs, Clearwater, FL
--Ty Buchanan, OT, 6'5" 280 lbs, Corpus Christie, TX
--Harlen Obioha, OT, 6'11" 300 lbs, Kansas
--Cortez McKenzie, OLB 6'0" 200 lbs, St. Pete, FL
--Derwin Burgess, ATH, 5'11" 185 lbs, Riverdale, CA
--Cole Nelson, SDE, 6'3" 230 lbs, Johns Creek, GA
--Jason Amsler, OG, 6'4 1/2" 303 lbs, Franklin, TN
--DD Snyder, CB/S, 6'0" 175 lbs, Tampa, FL
--Daymon David, S, 6'1" 172 lbs, Reistertown, MD
--Raheem Roberts, WR, 6'3" 180 lbs, Bogalusa, LA
--Latrell Fordham, WR, 6'4" 180 lbs, Davidson, MI

If anyone would like to suggest additions & subtractions or give more info on these guys, it would be welcome.

I'll try to maintain this as an updated list going forward.

I've added Cortez McKenzie, OLB from St. Pete, about whom there is an article on the premium forum. I don't get that---what is here is what I see from the internet....He's rated #72 in FL by Rivals, #129 by ESPN, and #140 by 247....former Miami commit.
Added Latrell Fordham, a 6'4" 180 lbs WR out of Michigan who originally committed to BSU in '20, then spent 1 year at a prep school in CT....best other offer is Cincy.
 

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You guys remember a couple years ago when we got multiple commitments over a couple day period? Seemed like every time I checked the site there was another verbal. Good times
 
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I will......have you heard anything about he and IU in particular? I see we're 1/9 he is considering......looks like VT has always been the favorite, but he tweets that his commitment date has been delayed until July.
247 has a great article on Cole Nelson and what he thinks about IU. I think all you have to do is read it and you’ll be impressed with the young man. Sorry but I can’t copy and paste because we have poor reception where we live and this is done on my phone.
 
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247 has a great article on Cole Nelson and what he thinks about IU. I think all you have to do is read it and you’ll be impressed with the young man. Sorry but I can’t copy and paste because we have poor reception where we live and this is done on my phone.

He'd be a great get.....the coaches obviously see DE as an area of need.
 
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We are coming off an 8-4 season and aren’t getting much down. Meanwhile, Louisville has 18 commitments and the #18 class so far. They had 2 wins in 2018.
 

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We are coming off an 8-4 season and aren’t getting much down. Meanwhile, Louisville has 18 commitments and the #18 class so far. They had 2 wins in 2018.
Smells like $$$... Whenever I see teams come out of nowhere and start pulling in everyone they want that's my first guess...
 
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Smells like $$$... Whenever I see teams come out of nowhere and start pulling in everyone they want that's my first guess...

What's hurting is the loss of the Florida connection......only 1 Florida commit in the last two years.

Illinois has 6 recruits right now from Florida......3 are guys we probably wouldn't take, but 3 others are 3* guys with good offer lists.

The Penix class was amazing, obviously, and likely not repeatable, but the drop-off has been damaging. We do have a ton of offers out to WR/DB types, so we'll see how it plays out.
 

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I don't know anything other than what I read on the different IU forums...based on that here's a list of possible remaining recruiting targets who seem to be genuinely interested in IU...

--Donovan McCulley, QB, 6'4" 195 lbs, Lawrence North....commit to IU
--Jordyn Williams, WR, 6'1" 182 lbs, Albany GA....commit to IU
--Trenton Howard, TB/ATH, 6'2" 218 lbs, Joliett, ILL.....commit to IU
--Quillen Heruze, ATH, 6'1" 180 lbs, Chippewa Valley, MI....commit to Buffalo
--Austin Booker, DE, 6'5" 235 lbs, Center Grove....commit to Minnesota
--Javin Burke, ATH, 6'0" 202 lbs, Cleveland, TN....commit to VA
--Devon Manuel, OT, 6'8" 300 lbs, Arinaudville, LA....commit to ARK
--Willie Shaw, TB, 5'11" 180 lbs, Chicago, ILL.....commit to Toledo
--Trinity Bell, TE/ATH, 6'7" 256 lbs, Alberville, AL....commit to TN
--Deion Burks, WR, 5'10" 175 lbs, Believille, MI....commit to Purdue
--Jack Pugh, TE, 6'5" 245 lbs, Holland, OH.....commit to Wisconsin
--Clay Millen, QB, 6'3" 188 lbs, Swoquaime, WA....commit to Arizona
--Joshua Sales, OT, 6'6" 285 lbs, Brownsburg
--Baron Hopson, LB, 5'10" 220 lbs, Lee Co., GA
--Jeremiah McLendon, S, 6'0" 170 lbs, Delray Beach, FL
--Kyran Montgomery, DE, 6'4" 215 lbs Pike HS
--Enrique Cruz, OT, 6'6" 255 lbs, Villa Park, ILL
--Jordan Grier, CB, 6'0" 182 lbs, Ellenwood, GA
--Kaleb Edwards, S, 6'0" 195 lbs, Dacula, GA
--Davon Townley, DE, 6'6" 220 lbs, Minneapolis, MN
--Aubrey Burks, S, 6'0" 180 lbs, Auburndale, FL
--Mitchell Evans, TE, 6'7" 240 lbs, Wadsworth, OH
--Mustapha Mohammad, TE, 6'4" 245 lbs, Kilgore JC
--Edwin Kolenge, LB, 6'3" 225 lbs, Clearwater, FL
--Ty Buchanan, OT, 6'5" 280 lbs, Corpus Christie, TX
--Harlen Obioha, OT, 6'11" 300 lbs, Kansas
--Cortez McKenzie, OLB 6'0" 200 lbs, St. Pete, FL
--Derwin Burgess, ATH, 5'11" 185 lbs, Riverdale, CA
--Cole Nelson, SDE, 6'3" 230 lbs, Johns Creek, GA
--Jason Amsler, OG, 6'4 1/2" 303 lbs, Franklin, TN
--DD Snyder, CB/S, 6'0" 175 lbs, Tampa, FL
--Daymon David, S, 6'1" 172 lbs, Reistertown, MD
--Raheem Roberts, WR, 6'3" 180 lbs, Bogalusa, LA
--Latrell Fordham, WR, 6'4" 180 lbs, Davidson, MI

If anyone would like to suggest additions & subtractions or give more info on these guys, it would be welcome.

I'll try to maintain this as an updated list going forward.

I've added Cortez McKenzie, OLB from St. Pete, about whom there is an article on the premium forum. I don't get that---what is here is what I see from the internet....He's rated #72 in FL by Rivals, #129 by ESPN, and #140 by 247....former Miami commit.

Added Terrance Anthony, 1 6'1" WR from Orange Park, FL....as of 6/12 he had a final four of Virginia, U Conn, App. State & IU.
 
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I don't know anything other than what I read on the different IU forums...based on that here's a list of possible remaining recruiting targets who seem to be genuinely interested in IU...

--Donovan McCulley, QB, 6'4" 195 lbs, Lawrence North....commit to IU
--Jordyn Williams, WR, 6'1" 182 lbs, Albany GA....commit to IU
--Trenton Howard, TB/ATH, 6'2" 218 lbs, Joliett, ILL.....commit to IU
--Quillen Heruze, ATH, 6'1" 180 lbs, Chippewa Valley, MI....commit to Buffalo
--Austin Booker, DE, 6'5" 235 lbs, Center Grove....commit to Minnesota
--Javin Burke, ATH, 6'0" 202 lbs, Cleveland, TN....commit to VA
--Devon Manuel, OT, 6'8" 300 lbs, Arinaudville, LA....commit to ARK
--Willie Shaw, TB, 5'11" 180 lbs, Chicago, ILL.....commit to Toledo
--Trinity Bell, TE/ATH, 6'7" 256 lbs, Alberville, AL....commit to TN
--Deion Burks, WR, 5'10" 175 lbs, Believille, MI....commit to Purdue
--Jack Pugh, TE, 6'5" 245 lbs, Holland, OH.....commit to Wisconsin
--Clay Millen, QB, 6'3" 188 lbs, Swoquaime, WA....commit to Arizona
--Joshua Sales, OT, 6'6" 285 lbs, Brownsburg
--Baron Hopson, LB, 5'10" 220 lbs, Lee Co., GA
--Jeremiah McLendon, S, 6'0" 170 lbs, Delray Beach, FL
--Kyran Montgomery, DE, 6'4" 215 lbs Pike HS
--Enrique Cruz, OT, 6'6" 255 lbs, Villa Park, ILL
--Jordan Grier, CB, 6'0" 182 lbs, Ellenwood, GA
--Kaleb Edwards, S, 6'0" 195 lbs, Dacula, GA
--Davon Townley, DE, 6'6" 220 lbs, Minneapolis, MN
--Aubrey Burks, S, 6'0" 180 lbs, Auburndale, FL
--Mitchell Evans, TE, 6'7" 240 lbs, Wadsworth, OH
--Mustapha Mohammad, TE, 6'4" 245 lbs, Kilgore JC
--Edwin Kolenge, LB, 6'3" 225 lbs, Clearwater, FL
--Ty Buchanan, OT, 6'5" 280 lbs, Corpus Christie, TX
--Harlen Obioha, OT, 6'11" 300 lbs, Kansas
--Cortez McKenzie, OLB 6'0" 200 lbs, St. Pete, FL
--Derwin Burgess, ATH, 5'11" 185 lbs, Riverdale, CA
--Cole Nelson, SDE, 6'3" 230 lbs, Johns Creek, GA
--Jason Amsler, OG, 6'4 1/2" 303 lbs, Franklin, TN
--DD Snyder, CB/S, 6'0" 175 lbs, Tampa, FL
--Daymon David, S, 6'1" 172 lbs, Reistertown, MD
--Raheem Roberts, WR, 6'3" 180 lbs, Bogalusa, LA
--Latrell Fordham, WR, 6'4" 180 lbs, Davidson, MI
--Terrance Anthony, WR, 6'1" 170 lbs, Orange Park, FL

If anyone would like to suggest additions & subtractions or give more info on these guys, it would be welcome.

I'll try to maintain this as an updated list going forward.

I've added Cortez McKenzie, OLB from St. Pete, about whom there is an article on the premium forum. I don't get that---what is here is what I see from the internet....He's rated #72 in FL by Rivals, #129 by ESPN, and #140 by 247....former Miami commit.


Seems to me we don't have much of a chance at Montgomery....

We have 9 recruits, maybe 17 positions.

My wish list of 8 more (no order):

--Sales
--Hobson
--Evans
--Obioha
--McKenzie
--Nelson
-- 2 of Grier; Burks; Snyder; David

I know we need a WR, but I don't see anyone we're likely to get who really interests me......
 
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I don't know anything other than what I read on the different IU forums...based on that here's a list of possible remaining recruiting targets who seem to be genuinely interested in IU...

--Donovan McCulley, QB, 6'4" 195 lbs, Lawrence North....commit to IU
--Jordyn Williams, WR, 6'1" 182 lbs, Albany GA....commit to IU
--Trenton Howard, TB/ATH, 6'2" 218 lbs, Joliett, ILL.....commit to IU
--Quillen Heruze, ATH, 6'1" 180 lbs, Chippewa Valley, MI....commit to Buffalo
--Austin Booker, DE, 6'5" 235 lbs, Center Grove....commit to Minnesota
--Javin Burke, ATH, 6'0" 202 lbs, Cleveland, TN....commit to VA
--Devon Manuel, OT, 6'8" 300 lbs, Arinaudville, LA....commit to ARK
--Willie Shaw, TB, 5'11" 180 lbs, Chicago, ILL.....commit to Toledo
--Trinity Bell, TE/ATH, 6'7" 256 lbs, Alberville, AL....commit to TN
--Deion Burks, WR, 5'10" 175 lbs, Believille, MI....commit to Purdue
--Jack Pugh, TE, 6'5" 245 lbs, Holland, OH.....commit to Wisconsin
--Clay Millen, QB, 6'3" 188 lbs, Swoquaime, WA....commit to Arizona
--Joshua Sales, OT, 6'6" 285 lbs, Brownsburg
--Baron Hopson, LB, 5'10" 220 lbs, Lee Co., GA
--Jeremiah McLendon, S, 6'0" 170 lbs, Delray Beach, FL
--Kyran Montgomery, DE, 6'4" 215 lbs Pike HS
--Enrique Cruz, OT, 6'6" 255 lbs, Villa Park, ILL
--Jordan Grier, CB, 6'0" 182 lbs, Ellenwood, GA
--Kaleb Edwards, S, 6'0" 195 lbs, Dacula, GA
--Davon Townley, DE, 6'6" 220 lbs, Minneapolis, MN
--Aubrey Burks, S, 6'0" 180 lbs, Auburndale, FL
--Mitchell Evans, TE, 6'7" 240 lbs, Wadsworth, OH
--Mustapha Mohammad, TE, 6'4" 245 lbs, Kilgore JC
--Edwin Kolenge, LB, 6'3" 225 lbs, Clearwater, FL
--Ty Buchanan, OT, 6'5" 280 lbs, Corpus Christie, TX
--Harlen Obioha, OT, 6'11" 300 lbs, Kansas
--Cortez McKenzie, OLB 6'0" 200 lbs, St. Pete, FL
--Derwin Burgess, ATH, 5'11" 185 lbs, Riverdale, CA
--Cole Nelson, SDE, 6'3" 230 lbs, Johns Creek, GA
--Jason Amsler, OG, 6'4 1/2" 303 lbs, Franklin, TN
--DD Snyder, CB/S, 6'0" 175 lbs, Tampa, FL
--Daymon David, S, 6'1" 172 lbs, Reistertown, MD
--Raheem Roberts, WR, 6'3" 180 lbs, Bogalusa, LA
--Latrell Fordham, WR, 6'4" 180 lbs, Davidson, MI
--Terrance Anthony, WR, 6'1" 170 lbs, Orange Park, FL
--Elijah Sabbatini, S, 6'1" 195 lbs, Biloxi, MS

If anyone would like to suggest additions & subtractions or give more info on these guys, it would be welcome.

I'll try to maintain this as an updated list going forward.

I've added Cortez McKenzie, OLB from St. Pete, about whom there is an article on the premium forum. I don't get that---what is here is what I see from the internet....He's rated #72 in FL by Rivals, #129 by ESPN, and #140 by 247....former Miami commit.
Added 6'1" MISS safety Elijah Sabbatini to the list......we are in his final 8.......apparently we REALLY want a safety or two out of this class..........
 

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It would be interesting to me, on the wish list, which players IU coaches feel are in the A group, B group etc. Which they are awaiting commitments, prior to moving on to the next option. I get that feeling with Edwards, the Safety from Georgia.
 

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He'd be a great get.....the coaches obviously see DE as an area of need.
Yeah this is semi-concerning to me.

We've got four upper classmen this year (Ziemba, Bryant, Head, & Swann) that should be able to anchor the DE spots in '20 & '21. Then there's Passmore & Robbins as RS-FR, Murphy as a true FR that will probably RS & Jones coming in as a FR in '21.

You always want more depth, but I wonder if there's something they're seeing from the current crop that's pushing them to keep recruiting DE so hard.
 

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I don't know anything other than what I read on the different IU forums...based on that here's a list of possible remaining recruiting targets who seem to be genuinely interested in IU...

--Donovan McCulley, QB, 6'4" 195 lbs, Lawrence North....commit to IU
--Jordyn Williams, WR, 6'1" 182 lbs, Albany GA....commit to IU
--Trenton Howard, TB/ATH, 6'2" 218 lbs, Joliett, ILL.....commit to IU
--Quillen Heruze, ATH, 6'1" 180 lbs, Chippewa Valley, MI....commit to Buffalo
--Austin Booker, DE, 6'5" 235 lbs, Center Grove....commit to Minnesota
--Javin Burke, ATH, 6'0" 202 lbs, Cleveland, TN....commit to VA
--Devon Manuel, OT, 6'8" 300 lbs, Arinaudville, LA....commit to ARK
--Willie Shaw, TB, 5'11" 180 lbs, Chicago, ILL.....commit to Toledo
--Trinity Bell, TE/ATH, 6'7" 256 lbs, Alberville, AL....commit to TN
--Deion Burks, WR, 5'10" 175 lbs, Believille, MI....commit to Purdue
--Jack Pugh, TE, 6'5" 245 lbs, Holland, OH.....commit to Wisconsin
--Clay Millen, QB, 6'3" 188 lbs, Swoquaime, WA....commit to Arizona
--Joshua Sales, OT, 6'6" 285 lbs, Brownsburg
--Enrique Cruz, OT, 6'6" 255 lbs, Villa Park, ILL
--Ty Buchanan, OT, 6'5" 280 lbs, Corpus Christie, TX
--Harlen Obioha, OT, 6'11" 300 lbs, Kansas
--Jason Amsler, OG, 6'4 1/2" 303 lbs, Franklin, TN
--Raheem Roberts, WR, 6'3" 180 lbs, Bogalusa, LA
--Latrell Fordham, WR, 6'4" 180 lbs, Davidson, MI
--Terrance Anthony, WR, 6'1" 170 lbs, Orange Park, FL
--Mitchell Evans, TE, 6'7" 240 lbs, Wadsworth, OH
--Mustapha Mohammad, TE, 6'4" 245 lbs, Kilgore JC
--Kyran Montgomery, DE, 6'4" 215 lbs Pike HS
--Davon Townley, DE, 6'6" 220 lbs, Minneapolis, MN
--Cole Nelson, SDE, 6'3" 230 lbs, Johns Creek, GA
--Baron Hopson, LB, 5'10" 220 lbs, Lee Co., GA
--Edwin Kolenge, LB, 6'3" 225 lbs, Clearwater, FL
--Cortez McKenzie, OLB 6'0" 200 lbs, St. Pete, FL
--Jordan Grier, CB, 6'0" 182 lbs, Ellenwood, GA
--DD Snyder, CB/S, 6'0" 175 lbs, Tampa, FL
--Daymon David, S, 6'1" 172 lbs, Reistertown, MD
--Aubrey Burks, S, 6'0" 180 lbs, Auburndale, FL
--Jeremiah McLendon, S, 6'0" 170 lbs, Delray Beach, FL
--Kaleb Edwards, S, 6'0" 195 lbs, Dacula, GA
--Elijah Sabbatini, S, 6'1" 195 lbs, Biloxi, MS
--Derwin Burgess, ATH, 5'11" 185 lbs, Riverdale, CA

If anyone would like to suggest additions & subtractions or give more info on these guys, it would be welcome.

I'll try to maintain this as an updated list going forward.

I've added Cortez McKenzie, OLB from St. Pete, about whom there is an article on the premium forum. I don't get that---what is here is what I see from the internet....He's rated #72 in FL by Rivals, #129 by ESPN, and #140 by 247....former Miami commit.
Non-commits are now arranged by position......ok. I'm bored......
 
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I trust the staff’s judgement but that’s not an incredible list of other three schools there is it?

At WR, it appears our current commit Jordyn Williams is highly regarded....Burgess, from Riverside GA, not Riverside CA, as I had before, is really good but it doesn't look like we're at the top of his list. The 3 WRs listed here all appear to be B list guys.

After I wrote this I saw a 247 report on Burgess....said the schools recruiting him hardest are Florida St, GT, Indiana, SCarolina, Tennessee, and Troy. Said most schools are recruiting him as a WR, some as a S. Said he'll announce in late June/early July. On tape, he's Whop-like.....maybe a little bigger and thicker, not quite as elusive. The odds seem long, but he'd be a great commit if we could get him.
 
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It's so hard to pick out what we'd like to see at this point considering the (still) relative youth of the team.

A good LB pick up would be nice. Lineman are always useful to have in the cupboard (I think they're doing a nice job on the OL side overall, more so if can land Sales).

I like where the receivers are in terms of numbers & youth. So maybe focus on DBs? Or an athlete who projects as a DB but is willing to play a season or two at RB early to provide depth until they're really needed in the DB room?
 

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It's so hard to pick out what we'd like to see at this point considering the (still) relative youth of the team.

A good LB pick up would be nice. Lineman are always useful to have in the cupboard (I think they're doing a nice job on the OL side overall, more so if can land Sales).

I like where the receivers are in terms of numbers & youth. So maybe focus on DBs? Or an athlete who projects as a DB but is willing to play a season or two at RB early to provide depth until they're really needed in the DB room?

Looking at WRs, after this year--

--4 yrs of J. Williams
--3 years of D. Baker, R. Williams
--2 years of D. Brown, D. Ellis, J. Jakes
--1 year of J. Hewitt, M. Marshall

Perhaps a little thin when you consider injuries, early departures. Seems like we've got the strider types. Maybe need another slot rec or two? L. Neely-Watley & J. Swinton are 2 guys listed as DBs who could also be slot receivers.
 
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