Welcome All, to the Mountain West Recrooting Round-Up
This will become a weekly series, from yours truly, as I highlight the number of signed croots for each team and highlight a specific recruit from each team. I hope you enjoy this Round-Up!
ILB John Lawson 6-2 231 Fr Groveton (Groveton TX) 1.0 of 5.0 [Will]
@stinsy looks to reinforce an aging inside linebacker corps, with the introduction of the highly touted John Lawson out of Groveton,Texas . He hails from the Indians as he looks to lead his team into the Texas HSFB playoff. He delivers bone crushing tackles as well as boasting great field awareness. This matches the cerebral Air Force playstyle. His teammates have known him to be quite the jokester despite being a leader. Last year, he was spotted doing standup at a local retitrement home. This is a great balance to the naturally serious attitude of the Air Force campus.
TE Abdoul Colbert 6-6 190 Fr Sweet Grass County (Big Timber MT) 1.5 of 3.5 [Receiving]
@Azul picks up a nice addition to the Broncos in Colbert. He comes from a town with a population of only thousands. He is a tall target but somewhat light. He is known for skying up and contesting for catches as he also plays basketball at the PF position averaging 11 rebounds a game. Granted, that there aren't many people as tall as him in his town, but that does not take away from his talent. His multi-sport background was a key factor in drawing Boise State's attention.
TE Marquise Youngblood 6-3 201 Fr Lakewood (Lakewood CO) 1.0 of 3.5 [Receiving]
@The Gahsode also recruits a new addition to his receiving room from the Lakewood Tigers in Marquise Youngblood. He is as handsome and flamboyant as his game suggests, often hearing that he is allegedly JT Youngblood's cousin. When he is not highstepping into endzones or taunting opposing sidelines and crowds, he is courting women during the night. He is a high school legend not only on the field, but also in the streets. He is as much a player he claims to be on the field. with smooth talking. Only this time, CSU slid into his DMs with an offer.
CB JaQuan Houston 6-0 184 Fr Valley (Bakersfield CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Zone Coverage]
@Hchou17 looks to get A.J. Gilchrist some help with a new zone-oriented defensive back on this team. He is known among his teammates for being a student of the game and sometimes overanalyzing. This is no surprise as Houston was raised in a strict upbringing boasting a 3.9 GPA as well as a 1520 SAT score. He also heads his school's National Honor Society and trivia team. He can recall postmodern liteature and surrealism art pieces. Fun Guy.
CB Arthur Sewell 5-11 181 Fr Ripon (Ripon CA) 1.0 of 4.5 [Zone Coverage]
@GigemAgs books this kid a flight to come play for the Raibow Warriors. Brian Bonds and Omari Driver-Hannah are looking to leave the program soon, so he needs replacements. He is an agile player as reflected by his pasttime of parkour and free running. He lunges out to deflect balls with his athleticism and disrupts routes with ease. He often spends much of his time running oh rooftops, sometimes taking breaks to think about his day. Sewell adds," I never thought of leaving the main land to play football and pursue a degree. I guess I will take up surfing in my free time." Knowing this young star, his future is very colorful.
ILB Darron Owens 6-3 233 Fr Clark (Las Vegas NV) 2.5 of 3.5 [Will]
@Joopear bolsters the Wolfpack defense with the recruitment of Darren Owens. He is known for being a quiet kid at school but is very vocal on the field. He sets the standard with his play as well as with his behavior. He is the epitome of a gentle giant, often taking his grandmother on walks. He is very obedient but if needs be, can make adjustments very quickly. He often volunteers around the grand city of Las Vegas and is quite the humanitarian with 400 hours of community service over his whole high school career.
TE Raymond Castillo 6-0 242 Fr Roma (Roma TX) 1.0 of 4.0 [Blocking]
@DarthJarJar stocks up on meat and potatoes with the heavy handed Castillo from Roma, TX. He is used to punching and driving his opponents to the ground with his notorious past. He is seen as quick tempered because at a younger age he would pick fights with his peers. He recounts a time of fighting off a group of 13 year olds when he was 9. There were a lot of bloodied noses and tears to parents. He turned to football as a healthy alternative. New Mexico gets a much needed player to enfoce an aggressive culture. The question is, can he block Dean Fagan?
San Diego State
QB Nick Stewart 6-4 211 Fr St. John Bosco (Bellflower CA) 2.5 of 5.0 [Pocket]
@pumph continues his tyrannical reign with an electric prospect in Stewart. He is looking to lead his team to a championship appearance for the decorated St. John Bosco team. His play is not only captivating but he is a down to earth player. His close friends and teammates often talk about his love for debating why Kanye West is the most influential artist of this generation and why The Office is better than Friends. He is as critical on his own performances, often looking for areas to improve. His potential is surging with power.
San Jose State
RB Brian Youngblood 6-0 215 Fr Mission San Jose (Fremont CA) 3.0 of 3.0 [Power]
@redeye4 gains a well-polished player in his backfield with Mr. Youngblood. Youngblood is used to the Californian scenery but gets an environmental change as he travels to SJSU. He feels that he can be an instant playmaker for this team and give the school good reps straight off the bat. He also boasts power in other areas such as his second sport, baseball. The AD of his school often gets upset when he breaks old wooden bats, but he is lobbying for metal bats to be bought anyway. His favorite team is the Dodgers, with Clayton Chokesaw, I mean Kershaw.
OG Mario Magee 6-3 309 Fr Gladstone (Covina CA) 1.5 of 3.5 [Run Blocking]
@ChizDippler and UNLV acquire a thick and trunky boy in Magee. UNLV looks to turn around their troubles with a surprising quick guard that run blocks efficiently. He runs a blog on local burger joints in his area and often rips restaurants he doesn't like on Yelp. His hungry and huge stature proves him to be an immovable object for his opponents, with lineman often bouncing off his gut. He is also infamous for winning his city's annual hotdog eating contest and have multiple trophies. Hopefully his play does not reflect his own reviews on multiple eateries. One Star.
DE Bryce Fleming-Roberson 6-7 261 Fr Hunter (West Valley City UT) 1.0 of 3.0 [Blitz]
@Clearlander and the Aggies look for some depth off the edge with Bryce Fleming Roberson.from West Valley City. He stays in-state for his family and his extended family. He has 5 uncles and 4 aunts on his mom's side and 15 cousins. They may vary in age and shape, but he is among the biggest family memeber of them all. He is hoping that they all can attend an Aggie game at least once and wants to have a tremondous statsheet. After all, his whole family is watching.
Last but not least....Yeah no croots locked up yet. Heh. Do not laugh at me. It is still pretty early anyway.