***R Football 4.0: Pikiell Place***

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  1. Fudd Bezos

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    He needs to have them taking hundreds of FT's a fucking day. It needs to become second nature to this group of fucking retards.

    I understand if you're Shaq Doorson and your hands make the ball seem like a fucking grape, but there is NO reason Nigel Johnson, Corey Sanders, Deshawn Freeman and Issa Thiam can't shoot at least 70 fucking % from the line.

    It pisses me off to no end.
     
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  2. Rootgers

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    99% chance that Jordan said "We're not practicing free throws"
     
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  3. ScarletCatfish

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    I agree it pisses me off too..Guards who can't shoot ft's are basically half a basketball player. Hopefully that's all we do in the offseason. The guards coming in on top of internal improvement give me hope in raising our average 10%..Which is still not enough
     
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  4. teel

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    I didn't like the new Knight head when it came out, I guess it looked like clip art or something in the graphic they showed. But it looks sickkkk on helmets.

     
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  5. teel

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    Jennings went 0-2 :loldog:

     
  6. BrooklynRU

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    Rutgers mens golf beat Michigan and Ohio State in golf. Came in 6 overall.
     
  7. Turkish

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    I was saying he looked like a dick. When gross went to shake his hand he just kind of swatted at it....serves him right
     
  8. Fudd Bezos

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    Really hope we can keep it within ~15 tonight. We lost by 50 last year.

    Was just looking at some stats. There are 351 schools in D1:

    - We're tied for 343rd in the country in 3-point percentage at 28%.
    - We're 312th in the country in FG percentage at 41%.
    - We're tied for 347th in FT percentage at 61%.
     
  9. bizarro_stormy

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    Hobbs said Rutgers football coach Chris Ash "has already expressed a desire to really simplify its look'' with a uniform design "clean looking'' and "that’s consistent with the way adidas approaches its line.'' The Rutgers football team will have new uniforms this fall, but don't expect a radically different look -- at least not yet. "We’re probably a little bit behind in terms of our design opportunities,'' Hobbs said. "adidas typically likes to have 18 months to really do a full brand redesign. So I think (the football uniforms) will be fairly simple in terms of the tweaks that we do this year. And then in the following year we’ll look to step that up, but in ways that fit within our resources.
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    Hobbs said the current plan is for adidas to do "a full launch of our partnership in late July or early August'' at its New York City store. Hobbs said he expects Rutgers to have a uniform unveiling on campus as well around that same time. In the meantime, Rutgers coaches are currently meeting with adidas officials to offer their opinions on the look of their respective teams. "Our coaches have been really impressed by the service, and adidas' interest in their programs,'' Hobbs said. "From the engagement they’ve had so far, they've all been very excited.
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    http://www.nj.com/rutgersfootball/i...he_financial_details_of_rutgers_adidas_d.html
     
  10. Rootgers

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    We run these long plays where there's a lot of movement and off ball screens that end with Freeman with the ball at the top of the 3 point line with 5 seconds on the shot clock.
     
  11. rut row

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    This second half has been tough to watch. Purdue is gooood
     
  12. NJALLDAY_RU

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    Isaac Haas is a mongoloid
     
  13. Rootgers

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    Suck it Purdue, not a 20 point win
     
  14. Turkish

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    It is encouraging to see the growth in this team.... we play ranked teams hard, almost like no one told RU they are suppose to get spanked .... we get 1 or 2 more guys that can shoot/score points and this team could be be something
     
  15. Fudd Bezos

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    This is why I think Geo Baker can contribute as early as next year. I don't read the basketball board, but I'm assuming most posters thought he was an underwhelming pickup and expected better. If the kid can knock down 3's, which it looks like he can, and is able to hold his own on D despite being a bit unathletic and a tweener, he will help us.
     
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  16. SugarShaun

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    Carli Lloyd just signed with the Manchester City ladies. Don't really know for sure but I'd imagine that's better financially than the NWSL
     
  17. rut row

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    pikiell has a big class to fill in 2018. He will also most likely have a transfer or two after this year. He is going to have to prove he and his staff can recruit at a high level really quickly. We all know how hard they are working, just hope that it pays off.
     
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  18. mb

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    lol Aaron Henry's twitter account got hacked and he's been spamming out RayBan sunglasses deals for the last 100+ tweets. Karma is a bitch, fuck him
     
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  19. RUskoolie

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    How much? Asking for a friend...
     
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  20. mb

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    Pretty sure it was spam/phishing BS
     
  21. teel

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  22. ScarletCatfish

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    Hopefully we hired toal haha
     
  23. mb

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    If I were Ash, I'd offer him some really cushy advisory position on the staff
     
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  24. teel

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    #NeverForget

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  25. RU-Omega Potato

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    Any of you guys get the feeling Toal can't answer questions about his retirement because Rutgers needs to announce his new position on our staff first?

    I'm just guessing here.
     
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  26. mb

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    lol looks like Elmer landed his big break, he's the Falcons assistant OL coach now
     
  27. RU-Omega Potato

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    [​IMG]
     
  28. pratyk

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    That's just Dan Quinn throwing some scraps to his old friend..
     
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  29. ScarletCatfish

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    Drama at Don Bosco

    I like how everyone is upset we weren't pursuing Stewart at safety and we proceed by offering the don Bosco and st Peter's safety prospects..Two solid guys to offer early
     
  30. RSK

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    Being a football coach or any coach is probably the best gig ever. You can fuck up colossally at literally every single level and always find a 6 figure job waiting for you.
     
  31. NJALLDAY_RU

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    PJ is getting the whole gang back together out there in Minnesota - 6 or 7 former RU coaches
     
  32. mb

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    Some poster on the RT was flying back from ATL today and happened to be on the same flight as Elmer. Here's what our former glorious leader had to say...

    Yeah, no shit it's great to have good players you dumb cunt. Thanks for surrounding yourself around so many of them at RU...
     
  33. RUskoolie

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    I'm happy Flood got hired because it's less money we have to pay him. Same reason I'm happy Fleck added bums (Norries was good) from Flood's old staff. All that red ink comes off our books now.
     
  34. teel

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    Lehigh match coming up at 7, avoid bonus points and it could be close but it will be tough. Theo's match is huge.

    125 Brandon Paetzell 14-7 (6-4) vs No. 5 Darian Cruz** 21-2 (12-1)

    133 Scott DelVecchio * 17-10 (7-5) vs No. 9 Scott Parker* 11-2 (6-1)

    141 No. 5 Anthony Ashnault ** 23-3 (15-1) vs No. 16 Randy Cruz*** 18-5 (10-3)

    149 No. 14 Ken Theobold 18-6 (11-3) vs No. 12 Laike Gardner** 16-7 (8-4)

    157 No. 17 John Van Brill 20-8 (11-3) vs No. 4 Jordan Kutler 13-1 (7-0)

    165 Willie Scott 12-8 (4-4) vs No. 15 Mitch Minotti** 5-3 (3-1)

    174 No. 19 Jordan Pagano 23-7 (5-1) vs No. 4 Ryan Preisch* 19-2 (11-1)

    184 No. 13 Nicholas Gravina * 17-7 (10-5) vs Andrew Price 8-9 (1-3)

    197 Matthew Correnti 13-10 (8-6) vs Thomas Murray 7-10 (0-2)

    285 Razohnn Gross 11-8 (6-6) vs No. 16 Doug Vollaro* 14-6 (8-4)
     
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  35. teel

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    That should do it, not a good performance
     
  36. teel

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    This makes it even more frustrating, Delvecchio and Van Brill gave wins away. Good momentum for Pagano at B1Gs.

     
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  37. RUskoolie

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    Hoops with another 4Q meltdown.

    Boys need to learn how to finish games.
     
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  38. Rootgers

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    They don't know how to win.
     
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  39. Turkish

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    Another really close game that we had a chance to win. We are so close
     
  40. Fudd Bezos

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    Let me preface this by saying that I have never played a down of football in my life. I know next to nothing about the technical side of the game. This is purely my amateur opinion of what I saw during the entirety (I watched every second) of every single recruit’s senior highlights (a few only had junior available). I don’t claim to be in the same realm of expertise as RUskoolie or SC1221. Also, I have read nothing, no player profiles, no scouting report (not even Skoolie’s), no nothing. So this isn't regurgitated, biased garbage. The players will be listed in order from best get to worst, in my opinion:

    1) Micah Clark - Perfect and ideal frame for an OT. He simply looks like a man playing against boys…gets a tremendous push and completely takes the opposing player out of the play. One thing I like about this class is we have several commits that play with an attitude…Micah plays fair, but has a mean streak. He has the speed and agility to go and make blocks upfield. It used to be that we would recruit 300+ pounders with a ton of bad weight, make them drop fat, then build them back up again, which was a multi-year process, but that will be unnecessary for Micah. Get him on a good nutritional plan and strength training protocol immediately and he can be ready to play physically after a redshirt year. He’s a guy that can carry 300+ pounds easily and still look in-shape and athletic. Multi-year starter for sure and a future NFL starter.

    2) Syhiem Simmons - This kid piqued my interest when I saw his offer list. I initially assumed he was just fibbing the UT, WVU, MSU and VaTech offers, but after watching his highlights I doubt he was lying. He’s a fucking heat-seeking missile…QB or RB, no one is safe. He has sideline-to-sideline speed and can hawk RB’s down from behind. He’s a very hard hitter and an excellent tackler overall. There’s no doubt about his talent, the question is whether he’s a S or LB. He’s fast enough to play S, but he has no experience at the position and he excels at LB. Had multiple picks his junior season, so he has good instincts in coverage. I’m assuming he’s never been given any nutritional guidance and has probably never adhered to a solid weight training protocol, so adding weight shouldn’t be a problem, it just might delay his playing time. I’m going to say he’s a multi-year starter, star player, and an NFL prospect. After reading that quote the other day about him having a conditional offer to every SEC school confirmed my suspicions of him being the second best player in the class.

    3) Johnathan Lewis - Is the polar opposite of Oden in terms of size…if he’s really 6’4”, then he has to be at least a solid 230-235 which is great. Not the typical mobile QB who has great speed… he’s a dangerous combination of power and elusiveness. He can run over defenders just as easily as he can run around them. I prefer his running style better as a QB than those that rely on pure speed. He is great at extending plays by rolling out, buying himself more time then throwing the ball accurately, even while on the run. Extremely mobile in the pocket which I’d guess is due to good footwork. Accuracy seems to be his primary attribute in the passing game, not arm strength. Most of his throws were short or intermediate and he’ll have to work on his deep balls as he hasn’t had much in-game experience with them. By all accounts he performed very well at the Elite 11 camps and received good coaching there. In his senior highlights he was extremely productive running the ball, more so than his junior season. Made big strides in his game in general between his junior and senior seasons. Initially, I liked Oden as the QB of the future, but after watching him this past season and seeing Lewis’ senior highlights, it looks like I was wrong. I Hope to see Lewis get a chance to prove himself in game this year and become the full-time starter. I think he was underrated and is 4* material because of his elite size, mobility and elusiveness, and a more than adequate passer.

    4) Samuel Vretman - One of my favorite players of this class. Another guy with a great frame for the position…just needs to recomposition and add muscle and drop fat. He plays viciously and intensely, which I love. He more than held his own during the 1-on-1 combine drills against elite competition, even in drills that supposedly favor the pass rusher. Technically, he looks more advanced than most players his age…he uses his hands very effectively. It’s a cliche, but he’s relentless and doesn’t stop until the whistle blows. I’m not positive, but I think he has only been playing for a couple years after leaving Sweden, which means he’s still raw and likely has only scratched the surface of his potential. I’m honestly at a loss for an explanation as to why he did not blow up, especially after winning OL MVP at the Nike Combine over Isiah Wilson. His strength is evident, especially in the 1-on-1 drills during which he absolutely manhandled top-100 PSU signee, Yetur Matos. I see Vretman as a multi-year starter, with the potential to play early due to his excellent size, and NFL potential.

    5) Bo Melton - Reminds me of Miles Shuler, which could be good or bad. I make that comparison because both were undersized guys that were great athletes, productive in HS, and had similar playing styles. Miles obviously didn’t pan out, but hopefully Bo will fit in better with what Kill wants to do on O. He has the ability to make tough catches in traffic as shown by a couple long TD catches in double coverage and several other long gains also made despite being double covered. He is most impressive after the catch, especially after screens or out of the backfield. He’s not as effective in the open field as say Blackshear…he’s more of a single cut and then use his straight-line speed kind of guy. He has a high football IQ and great vision, he instinctively knows where to go with the ball. I’m worried that he’s not going to carve out a real role in the offense. I don’t see him being a #1 receiver, but rather a guy you try to get the ball in space with screens, reverses, etc. A good thing about Bo is that he’s so versatile that he has multiple positions (WR, KR/PR, RB) to find a niche in. It hurts to say, but I think Bo is pretty overrated, but still talented enough to be a good contributor.

    6) Brendan Bordner - This kid is just a fucking beast. He’s so overwhelmingly powerful that he just throws around kids like rag dolls. He has the ideal frame for the position and I bet he ends up looking physically like Joey Bosa or JJ Watt. He’s equally effective at both rushing the passer and stuffing the run. Moves well and has solid speed and athleticism for his size. He’s a multi-year starter here, hopefully at DE because I hope the days of undersized, converted DT’s are over. And although he wasn't so highly rated (he was in fact criminally underrated), he was a huge OOS commit that we were able to sign over some Power 5 teams with a pulse, for one of the first times ever. I think Brendan is a multi-year starter.


    7) Tyshon Fogg - To me, Fogg seems like a player who does a lot of things well, but not one particular thing great. He looks impressive in pass protection. He lacks the athleticism and explosiveness of a Onyechi or Simmons. He plays really intelligently…he diagnoses the play and then makes his move. He’s a sure tackler…he doesn’t always lay the wood, but uses good technique to secure that the ball carrier is downed. He only had his mid-season highlights available, so I went back to his junior film and I was surprised to see that he played significantly better IMO. He looks more explosive, more effective rushing the passer, a bigger hitter, and had the knack for forcing fumbles. This film was likely why he was rated so highly by the scouting services. He has good size, if he is indeed 6’2” and 240 pounds. If he can duplicate his junior season play then I think he could be a starter down the line, due to his solid run stopping and pass protection skills.

    8) CJ Onyechi - One of my favorite players in this class, and in my opinion, one of the most underrated. He is a freak athletically, his speed is apparent in the clips of his special teams and punt blocking plays. He is a QB’s nightmare, as he just lives in the backfield. Extremely productive, albeit against maybe not such great competition…he must have had 40 sacks combined in his junior and senior years. His senior highlights show his versatility, while as a junior he was just a one-trick pony. Phenomenal tackler. May be a bit undersized at the moment, but not a problem that can’t be solved. No plays in pass protection. I think he can make a big impact on ST immediately and hopefully can be a poor man’s Von Miller for us. I understand that Onyechi may have limitations to being a starting LB at the moment, but I do think he will develop into at least an excellent pass-rushing threat.

    9) Mike Tverdov - A kid that was majorly slept on in the state rankings. I feel like he got overlooked because he’s not a specimen (6’5”, 250) that are usually in high demand at DE. Very productive at the high school level. It’s obvious that his pass rushing skills are way more advanced and polished than most players at the same age. Will probably always be a bit undersized, even as an upperclassmen, but I think he will still excel in college. Overall, just a great football player technically and comes from a great football family. I hope he doesn't get over-recruited by bigger "freakier" DE's because I think he is a great football player who's game will translate to college with added strength and size.

    10) Raheem Blackshear - I really wanted to switch him and Melton, but I'd sound too crazy. Wow. So glad this kid stayed under the radar, but I have no idea how. Yes, he is tiny. No, he’s not an every down back. It’s a cliche now, but he’s the guy you need to find ways to get him the ball in space. Incredibly quick, agile and shifty. Very versatile, can play RB, WR and handle returns. Prolifically productive in high school. Looks to run crisp routes and catches the ball with his hands. Despite his size, he runs hard and doesn’t shy away from contact at all. I see no reason he can’t carve out an effective role next year. Definitely the steal of the class.

    11) Olakunle Fatukasi - This is the type of LB we need. Hard and sure tackler. Very effective against the run and short passes. Flies to the ball and has good awareness. I think he has the skills to develop into a starting LB, depending on who else gets recruited in the meantime, and maybe get on the field as a freshman on some special teams play. Like most of our LB recruits, he needs to gain a decent amount of muscle/weight to hang with B!G sized backs.

    12) Owen Bowles - Another strong kid with a great frame to work with. I think he projects well at both DT or an interior lineman, really depending on the depth chart and what the coaches want. He plays really nasty and mean just like Vretman, which is good because we need guys to play with some attitude. I think he has the potential to be a starter at G and possibly DT (although I hope not), but OG/C is probably a quicker way onto the field for him. I’d be interested in knowing his true height/weight as his listed measurements vary from 6’3”-5” and quite a few pounds. If he’s on the high end of those measurements then he moves very well for his size and I think his ceiling would be higher as well. I could see him being a utility guy able to play multiple positions on the line, with a chance to start as an upperclassman.

    13) Shameen Jones - Going just off his junior highlights, but it looks like he is the type of receiver we so desperately need. Good size as he’s listed at 6’2”-3”. Played in the Bronx, which I’m sure hindered his recruitment. Very good after the catch. Made some very difficult catches which shows me he has good hands. I’m a little wary of his speed, but he still manages to get separation. I see his ceiling as a #2 WR, but still productive and a good addition to a garbage receiving corps.

    14) Eddie Lewis - I was really high on him until the news of his 40 time broke. Maybe all of his competition was unusually slow, but he definitely looked fast and explosive to me. I don’t know if there were extenuating circumstances for his 40 time, but if he was fully healthy and got clocked that slow, then he simply will be too slow to create separation against DB’s so much faster than him. I believe I heard that he declined to release his senior highlights, which is a major red flag. Going strictly off his junior film, he absolutely looks worthy of his high 3* rating. He made a variety of highlight reel catches like a full-extension, diving TD grab, an amazing toe-tapping catch along the sidelines, and a diving one-handed grab that isn’t that far off from OBJ’s. He is tremendously elusive with the ball in his hands…has a variety of jukes to evade defenders. Based solely on what I saw in his junior highlights he is a great pickup with the skills to be a multi-year starter at WR and deserves to be much higher on this list. I don’t believe he actually ran/runs a 4.88, but if he does then he just won’t play here.

    15) Jamaal Beatty - I think we all know why he’s here, but after watching his highlights he’s much more impressive than I expected. Has adequate size for a G. I like that he doesn’t stop until the whistle blows. Looks like a dominant run-blocker, but may just be a case of simply overpowering smaller defenders. Not many plays of him in pass protection, but doesn’t seem to be as much of a strong point as his run blocking. Overall, I think he can develop into a solid backup at the G position. I was expecting him to be a scrub that we only took to land his brother, but he is not a bad addition at all, in my opinion.

    16) Tim Barrow - The level of play on both his team and the competition is pretty bad. He could pretty much just blaze past the DB’s and the QB would throw him a wounded duck for a wide open score. He’s definitely a solid athlete, but I’m not sure what he’s going to do on the next level. There’s very limited video of his defensive play on his senior highlights. There’s more defensive tape in his junior highlights and he doesn’t impress me much. Not a great tackler and doesn’t display very good coverage skills. Not seeing an impact player here, but good athletes can be coached up, so his upside lands him here.

    17) Everett Wormley - The kid looks pretty good to me. Made a couple of really tough grabs in double coverage and has good hands in general. Lacks elite speed and explosiveness to be a real playmaker or even a starter. Not every player needs to be a starter and I see Wormley making some 3rd down conversions during his time here, but not much else.

    18) Travis Vokolek - He lists himself at 6’7” 220, so right off the bat we know that he is very lanky, but has some real potential once/if he fills out his frame. He is definitely a willing blocker and is effective at the high school level, but he’s way undersized to be an effective blocker in the B1G. He moves well, very fluid and coordinated for a player his size. Catches the ball very well with his hands and is obviously a huge asset in the red zone due to his size. Didn’t have a ton of production on the offensive side of the ball during his senior year. Has the measurables (sans weight) and skills you want to see in a receiving TE. It’s going to take some time to fill out his frame adequately, as he probably has a hard time putting on weight to be so light at that height. I see his ceiling being a middle-of-the-road starter or a decent second option at TE.

    19) Tijuan Mason - Right off the bat you see he has ideal height for the position, but is going to need to add a substantial amount of weight in order to play. He’s a good, not great athlete that was highly productive in his senior season. Unlike Tverdov or Bordner, he relies less on strength and technique, and more on just his size and athleticism. He’s definitely a project as he needs time to fill out his frame, work on pass-rush techniques and become more polished in general. If he puts it all together, weight and technique specifically, I think he can be a part of the rotation in the 2-deep.

    20) Naijee Jones - Well, the good news is that he looks much better in his senior highlights than his junior ones. Actually looks relatively versatile…adept at stopping the run, some decent plays in coverage, and a few huge hits. Kind of disconcerting that his highlights are less than 4 minutes long. While he does look improved, I’m not holding out much hope considering he was a Flood recruit, looked terrible as a junior, and is rated poorly across the board by the scouting services. If he sticks it out, he’ll probably just add depth in the secondary

    21) Jaohne Duggan - He’s a stout, lumbering dude. Doesn’t have the athleticism of some of our other DL commits and is a tweener to boot. Played DE in high school, but at a listed 6’1” (and that’s probably generous), he’d be extremely undersized in college. RU has has had some success with shorter DT’s before (Foster, Meekins), but the odds are stacked against him. He is able to get by at the high school level by simply overpowering undersized competition. He does play with a high motor and doesn’t give up on plays. Does a good job stuffing the run, even outside the box. The staff must have seen something in him that they liked, but I don’t see how he gets on the field as an undersized tweener who’s not a great athlete.

    22) Brendan Devera - I honestly didn’t pay attention to recruiting after the season started, but I believe I saw that Devera is slotted to start out at FB. It’s obviously a concern that he has never played the position, but there are a lot of reasons to believe that he can succeed. First off, he’s versatile…playing QB and LB and being extremely productive at both. He has a good frame for the position, but like most recruits, will have to put on some good size in order to be effective. He’s a really good athlete in general…good speed and agility for a player his size. Has all the tools to be a successful FB at the next level, but it remains to be seen if he can pickup the position. It’s concerning that his senior highlights are so short…there is less than 3 minutes of film of him at LB. We’ll see if he follows in the footsteps of under-recruited, white FB’s at RU.

    23) Elijah Barnwell - He has a lot of things going for him, but his lack of top-end speed is going to hinder him. He simply doesn’t have that extra gear to take it to the house after finding running room. Has good vision and some nifty juke moves to evade tacklers. He doesn’t have great size, run with much power, or have much evidence of pass-catching ability, so he won’t be much help as a 3rd down or short-yardage back. He looks pretty good on D, but has no real position there. Would have been a great FCS back if he had chose that route.

    24) Hunter Hayek - We can pray that he’ll be our Welker, Edelman, Nick Williams (UCONN, Falcons), but I don’t think we should hold our breath as the odds will be stacked against him. His excellent 100m time piqued my interest and his track speed translates to the field as he easily blows by the secondary while going deep. He shows the ability to make some pretty tough catches. He’s not dynamic in the open field like a player his size should be…this would make it unlikely that he could help us in the return game. Aside from his size, I don’t think this was a terrible late pickup although it’s definitely not sexy. We’ll see if he can hang against bigger, faster competition, but I don’t see him not getting a chance to get on the field in the slot or the nickel at some point in the next 4-5 years.

    25) Tyler Hayek - Right off the bat, on the very first play of his senior highlights, it is really apparent that Tyler isn’t athletic enough to play in the B1G. Yes, he has good size. Yes, he was productive in high school. He simply lacks even adequate speed to play WR and probably even TE. Also lacks agility to make dynamic moves after the catch. Most of his competition looked like JV squads. Of course no 5’9” corner is going to have a chance against a 6’4” receiver on a fade route. Kept looking for a reason why Ash & Co. took a flyer on this kid so early, but I can’t find it. I don’t see him playing here.

    26) Edwin Lopez - A Hispanic kid listed at 160 pounds? Not sure if srs. He has no senior highlights and his junior ones are EXTREMELY poorly edited and many plays are cut before they are finished. What I did manage to see was not impressive at all. With a nickname like ’Tank’ I expected him to be a head-hunting, big hitter? Not sure what the staff saw in this one.
     
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  41. RU-Omega Potato

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    Nice rundown Fudd and was glad to read your assessment on Vretman which I agree with 100%. I think he's really going to be someone to watch. Just nasty.
     
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  42. RUseaweed2

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    jawuan harris with two homers in our loss tonight.
     
  43. NJALLDAY_RU

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    Kenny Parker paying dividends for multiple sports
     
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    We offered tebow lite today
     
  45. RUskoolie

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    Vretman being under recruited was bizarre to me. I saw him live at the rivals camp. He was so quick, great feet, great frame and played at a school that had a kid commit to Michigan, so it's not like he was playing for a Group 1 school in Salem County. He looks good in workouts on snapchat and based on Blazek's mention of him, I think he'll play first in that group.
     
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  46. SC1221

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    I always thought he would play before Clark. He just seems more college ready plus he has a mean streak which is a little benefit. I think it may be another Zuttah/Sosa situation with those two which would be nice.
     
  47. mb

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    Vretman is already 19 I believe as well, so he's got that leg up on the other freshman OL
     
  48. teel

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    If he cuts the strikeouts down this year he's gonna get a lot of buzz, he's already on Baseball America's radar. Btw whoever makes the baseball schedule is an idiot, opening up against Miami every year is dumb enough but then they go to UVA. They could be a solid team and still start 0-6.
     
  49. mb

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    I never understood it either. I get they have to start on the road in warmer weather, but why not play schools like FIU/FAU instead?
     
  50. teel

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    Those schools are really good at baseball too though, a lot of teams play neutral site games in Florida against other northern/Midwest schools to start their seasons.