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    [2021] Recruiting Around the Sun (Belt) - Week 7

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    It's time for your weekly reminder of how the Sun Belt teams are building their recruiting classes

     

     

     

    Team Nat. Rank Conf. Rank Div. Rank 2.5 Star 3.0 Star 3.5 Star 4.0 Star 4.5 Star 5.0 Star Total Recruits Total Stars Avg. Stars Avg. Skill
    Georgia Southern 41 1 1 0 5 19 4 0 0 28 97.5 3.482142857 1.517857143
    South Alabama 43 2 1 0 3 10 2 2 0 17 61 3.588235294 1.558823529
    Texas State 49 3 2 0 7 7 6 0 0 20 69.5 3.475 1.65
    Georgia State 66 4 2 1 11 5 1 1 0 19 61.5 3.236842105 1.236842105
    Troy 90 5 3 0 5 5 1 0 0 11 36.5 3.318181818 1.227272727
    Appalachian State 91 6 4 0 5 5 1 0 0 11 36.5 3.318181818 1.136363636
    Arkansas State 97 7 3 0 6 2 1 0 0 9 29 3.222222222 1.055555556
    Coastal Carolina 105 8 5 0 8 3 0 0 0 11 34.5 3.136363636 1.363636364
    Louisiana-Monroe 109 9 4 4 6 3 0 0 0 13 38.5 2.961538462 1.423076923
    Louisiana-Lafayette 117 10 5 4 8 1 0 0 0 13 37.5 2.884615385 1.269230769



    FIrst of all, I would like to congratulate the conference as a whole.  EVERY team in the conference signed at least one recruit this week.  
     

     



    :gaso:Georgia Southern Eagles :gaso:

    41st Nationally (-5) - 1st Conference (-)

    Commits

    This Week:

    Spoiler

    WR Lavonte Stovall 5-9 162 Fr Cook (Adel GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed]

    Complete:

    Spoiler


    ILB Cooper Mulligan 6-0 237 Fr North Forsyth (Cumming GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Will]
    RB Luther Spicer 6-1 203 Fr Loganville (Loganville GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed]
    ATH Gabe Starr 6-2 208 Fr North Atlanta (Atlanta GA) 1.5 of 4.0 [Target]
    DT Jaiden Powell 6-2 308 Fr Greenville (Greenville GA) 3.0 of 3.0 [1-Gap]
    DT Ali Still 6-0 312 Fr Warner Robins (Warner Robins GA) 2.0 of 3.5 [2-Gap]
    WR Lavonte Stovall 5-9 162 Fr Cook (Adel GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed]
    WR Christian Ellison 5-11 162 Fr Redan (Stone Mountain GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed]
    P Alec Culp 6-2 182 Fr Pelham (Pelham GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Accuracy]
    DE Damian Saenz 6-0 262 Fr Cook (Adel GA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Blitz]
    OLB Sean Richmond 6-2 215 Fr Warner Robins (Warner Robins GA) 3.0 of 3.0 [Blitz]
    OG Michael Werner 6-3 261 Fr Thomas County Central ( GA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Run Blocking]
    CB Jerimiah Mulligan 5-10 190 Fr North Hall (Gainesville GA) 2.5 of 3.0 [Zone Coverage]
    CB Gregory Bentley 6-1 180 Fr North Hall (Gainesville GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage]
    RB John Barfield 5-6 208 Fr Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale FL) 2.5 of 3.0 [Speed]
    FS Avery McClendon 6-0 201 Fr Lake Howell (Winter Park FL) 2.5 of 3.0 [Zone Coverage]
    QB Gabe Kerns 6-3 192 Fr North Atlanta (Atlanta GA) 2.5 of 3.5 [Hybrid]
    C Cole Bailey 6-4 251 Fr Stephenson (Stone Mountain GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking]
    CB Je'Rod Poole 6-2 162 Fr Mitchell-Baker (Camilla GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage]
    OG Gregory Okeefe 6-4 316 Fr Jasper County (Monticello GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking]
    OLB Jude Herring 5-11 243 Fr Irwin County (Ocilla GA) 2.0 of 3.5 [Coverage]
    QB Alexander Adcock 6-3 185 Fr North Hall (Gainesville GA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Hybrid]
    OT Austin Groves 6-5 296 Fr Grady (Atlanta GA) 2.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking]
    OLB Jonas Lord 6-1 241 Fr Wilcox County (Rochelle GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Blitz]
    RB Dylan Case 5-7 204 Fr Pelham (Pelham GA) 2.0 of 3.5 [Power]
    OG Dominick Gustafson 6-5 309 Fr Southeast Bulloch (Brooklet GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking]
    K Beckett Hannon 6-0 156 Fr Thomas County Central ( GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Accuracy]
    SS Kyle Ponder 6-0 184 Fr Tucker (Tucker GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage]
    DT Prince Garrett 6-3 328 Fr Mitchell-Baker (Camilla GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [2-Gap]

     

     

    Analysis:

    Bmlig95 takes the lead with his impressive and very deep class.  This week he expands to 28, which is virtually a full class, and adds a second undersized speedy WR.  Should be plenty of kick returners now.   Every coach in the conference should look to this as an example of how to build a foundation for the future.  All that remains is to try to land a whale in JUCO.  It will be hard for anyone in our conference to top this class, despite the fact that is has slipped in the national rankings for the second consecutive week.

     

     

     

    :usa:South Alabama Jaguars :usa:

    43rd nationally (-4) - 2nd Conference (-)

    Commits

    This Week:

    Spoiler

    LS Ralph Qualls 6-1 252 Fr Southaven (Southaven MS) 1.0 of 4.0 [Specialized]

    Complete:

    Spoiler

    CB Zahir Vereen 5-11 177 Fr Prattville (Prattville AL) 1.5 of 3.5 [Man Coverage]
    OT Talalelei Mataafa 6-7 260 Fr Hanceville (Hanceville AL) 2.0 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking]
    LS Ralph Qualls 6-1 252 Fr Southaven (Southaven MS) 1.0 of 4.0 [Specialized]
    K Samuel Laird 6-1 178 Fr Oak Mountain (Birmingham AL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Accuracy]
    QB Jack Evans 6-0 192 Fr Hazel Green (Hazel Green AL) 1.0 of 4.0 [Scrambling]
    DT Joshua Cates 6-4 326 Fr Fairfield (Fairfield AL) 1.5 of 3.5 [2-Gap]
    QB Carter Hill 5-11 218 Fr Tucker (Tucker GA) 2.5 of 3.5 [Hybrid]
    CB Larry Stallings 5-9 177 Fr Marion County (Guin AL) 2.5 of 3.0 [Zone Coverage]
    DT Milo Gardner 6-4 284 Fr Westbrook Christian ( AL) 3.0 of 4.5 [1-Gap]
    FS Kamari Hall 5-10 205 Fr Greensboro (Greensboro AL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Man Coverage]
    RB Markus Damico 5-11 190 Fr Marbury (Marbury AL) 1.5 of 3.5 [Power]
    FB Noa Lesa 6-1 225 Fr Russell County (Seale AL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking]
    ILB Robert Lugo 6-1 233 Fr Akron (Akron AL) 1.0 of 4.5 [Will]
    SS Zac Vann 6-0 170 Fr Minor (Adamsville AL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage]
    WR Stephen McNeal 6-4 222 Fr Curry (Jasper AL) 1.5 of 3.5 [Target]
    OG Angelo Blackburn 6-1 285 Fr Ashville (Ashville AL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking]
    TE Cyrus Christensen 6-6 194 Fr Athens (Athens AL) 2.5 of 3.0 [Receiving]


    Analysis:

    Coach Neovenator fills a need with LS Ralph Qualls, but it remains to be seen just how well he can handle the duties of playing C full-time.  Some analysts say he's too weak for the job.  Only time will tell.    With thirteen more roster spots to fill, and significant holes still at DE, OLB, and P, there is still work to be done.

     

     

     

     

    :txst:Texas State Bobcats :txst:

    49th Nationally (+10) - 3rd Conference (-)

    Commits

    This Week:

    Spoiler

    ILB Jim Gossett III 6-0 220 Fr Van Vleck (Van Vleck TX) 1.0 of 4.0 [Will]

    LS Carter Estep Jr. 6-1 242 Fr Flour Bluff (Corpus Christi TX) 1.0 of 4.0 [Traditional]
    WR Sawyer Marks 6-5 200 Fr Pampa (Pampa TX) 2.0 of 3.0 [Target]

    DT Damani Ricks 6-5 291 Fr Crowell (Crowell TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [2-Gap]

    OT Mateo Power 6-5 314 Fr Sinton (Sinton TX) 1.0 of 3.0 [Run Blocking]
    DT Dion Chambers 6-3 329 Fr Hico (Hico TX) 1.5 of 3.0 [2-Gap]

    OG Curtis Hollis 6-6 267 Fr Flatonia (Flatonia TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking]

    DT Jeremy Cotton 6-1 295 Fr Elsik (Houston TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [2-Gap]

    C Nathaniel Gold 6-3 295 Fr Wink (Wink TX) 2.5 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking]

    Complete:

    Spoiler

    WR Sawyer Marks 6-5 200 Fr Pampa (Pampa TX) 2.0 of 3.0 [Target]
    K K.J. Bundy 5-9 200 Fr Marble Falls (Marble Falls TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Power]
    TE Leon Jansen 6-3 240 Fr Eden (Eden TX) 1.0 of 4.0 [Blocking]
    DT Damani Ricks 6-5 291 Fr Crowell (Crowell TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [2-Gap]
    OLB Alexis Elizondo 6-4 226 Fr Kashmere (Houston TX) 3.0 of 3.0 [Coverage]
    OT Mateo Power 6-5 314 Fr Sinton (Sinton TX) 1.0 of 3.0 [Run Blocking]
    DT Dion Chambers 6-3 329 Fr Hico (Hico TX) 1.5 of 3.0 [2-Gap]
    WR Christian Whitfield 6-1 197 Fr Willowridge (Sugar Land TX) 2.5 of 3.0 [Target]
    LS Carter Estep Jr. 6-1 242 Fr Flour Bluff (Corpus Christi TX) 1.0 of 4.0 [Traditional]
    CB Caleb Ali 6-1 180 Fr Robert E. Lee (Baytown TX) 3.0 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage]
    P Felix Branham 5-10 166 Fr Beau Chene (Arnaudville LA) 2.5 of 4.0 [Accuracy]
    ILB Jayden Tyson 6-1 261 Fr Robert E. Lee (Baytown TX) 3.0 of 3.0 [Mike]
    OG Curtis Hollis 6-6 267 Fr Flatonia (Flatonia TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking]
    ILB Jim Gossett III 6-0 220 Fr Van Vleck (Van Vleck TX) 1.0 of 4.0 [Will]
    RB Bradley Carmichael 6-0 231 Fr Greenhill (Dallas TX) 1.0 of 4.0 [Power]
    OLB Benjamin Rouse 6-4 216 Fr Bonham (Bonham TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Blitz]
    DT Jeremy Cotton 6-1 295 Fr Elsik (Houston TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [2-Gap]
    OLB Kevin Hart 6-4 224 Fr Bonham (Bonham TX) 1.5 of 3.5 [Coverage]
    C Nathaniel Gold 6-3 295 Fr Wink (Wink TX) 2.5 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking]
    DT Jeremy Spears 6-7 334 Fr Woodsboro (Woodsboro TX) 1.5 of 4.0 [2-Gap]


    Analysis:

    Coach Rabid finally lands the bulk of his class, pulling in 9 players this week, led by 1.0/4.0's  Will ILB Jim Gossett III and LS Carter Estep, Jr.  When asked why he recruited three more defensive tackles, Coach Rabid suggested that he had not recruited any defensive ends, and that Damani Ricks in particular seemed like a contain DE down the road.  Whether or not that works, this class still has a few other needs to fill, most importantly QB, FB, FS, and SS.  

     

     

     

     

    :gsu:Georgia State Panthers :gsu:

    66th Nationally (+3) - 4th Conference (-)

    Commits

    This Week:

    Spoiler

    OG James Cramer 6-5 338 Fr Pelham (Pelham GA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Run Blocking]

    DE Angelo Hamilton 6-3 249 Fr Whitefield Academy (Mableton GA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Contain]

    CB Patrick Lacy 5-10 188 Fr North Atlanta (Atlanta GA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Zone Coverage]
    SS Eli Field 5-10 189 Fr Pelham (Pelham GA) 1.5 of 3.0 [Zone Coverage]

    RB Isaia Umaga 5-9 200 Fr Irwin County (Ocilla GA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Power]
    FB Chase Whitley 5-9 239 Fr Tucker (Tucker GA) 1.0 of 2.5 [Pass Blocking]

    DT Maxwell Scherer 6-4 305 Fr Whitefield Academy (Mableton GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [1-Gap]

    Complete:

    Spoiler

    TE Brandon Gunter 6-0 227 Fr Richlands (Richlands NC) 1.0 of 3.0 [Blocking]
    DE Angelo Hamilton 6-3 249 Fr Whitefield Academy (Mableton GA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Contain]
    DT Bradley McCrary 6-7 316 Fr Westside (Macon GA) 1.0 of 3.0 [1-Gap]
    CB Ibrahima Moore 6-0 202 Fr Westside (Macon GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage]
    CB Patrick Lacy 5-10 188 Fr North Atlanta (Atlanta GA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Zone Coverage]
    SS Eli Field 5-10 189 Fr Pelham (Pelham GA) 1.5 of 3.0 [Zone Coverage]
    RB Isaia Umaga 5-9 200 Fr Irwin County (Ocilla GA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Power]
    FB Chase Whitley 5-9 239 Fr Tucker (Tucker GA) 1.0 of 2.5 [Pass Blocking]
    WR Charlie McLean 6-4 171 Fr Stephenson (Stone Mountain GA) 2.0 of 3.0 [Speed]
    WR Bob Feldman 6-0 209 Fr Wilcox County (Rochelle GA) 2.0 of 3.0 [Target]
    WR Byron Benitez 6-3 197 Fr Mitchell-Baker (Camilla GA) 3.0 of 3.0 [Speed]
    LS Griffin Simons 6-3 274 Fr LaFayette (LaFayette GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Traditional]
    DE Nicholas Fleming 6-0 248 Fr Southern Guilford (Greensboro NC) 1.0 of 3.0 [Contain]
    FS Janoris Stubbs 5-11 199 Fr Druid Hills (Atlanta GA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Zone Coverage]
    ATH Russell Nance 6-3 268 Fr Cook (Adel GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking]
    ILB Walt McDaniel 6-3 227 Fr Taylor County (Butler GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Mike]
    QB Zachary Mattson 6-3 203 Fr North Forsyth (Cumming GA) 1.0 of 4.5 [Scrambling]
    OG James Cramer 6-5 338 Fr Pelham (Pelham GA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Run Blocking]
    DT Maxwell Scherer 6-4 305 Fr Whitefield Academy (Mableton GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [1-Gap]

    Analysis:

    Rookie head coach ProBowler continues to impress, signing a beast 1.0/4.0 OG James Cramer as well as several more depth players, bring his total class size to 19.  In the span of two weeks, this class has gone from a joke to nearly complete.  Remaining needs:  OLB, FS, Punter, Kicker.  

     

     

     

     

    :troy:Troy Trojans :troy:

    90th Nationally (-1) - 5th Conference (+1)

    Commits

    This Week:

    Spoiler

    OLB D'Andre Lemons 6-2 215 Fr Oak Mountain (Birmingham AL) 2.0 of 3.0 [Blitz]

    DE Mohamed Spencer 6-0 248 Fr Cook (Adel GA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Blitz]

    OT Hudson Chappell 6-2 300 Fr Walter Wellborn (Anniston AL) 1.5 of 3.0 [Run Blocking]
    ILB Lavonte Brandon 6-0 228 Fr Westbrook Christian ( AL) 1.5 of 3.0 [Will]
    SS Michael Cox 5-11 209 Fr Oak Forest Academy (Amite LA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage]

    Complete:

    Spoiler

    OLB D'Andre Lemons 6-2 215 Fr Oak Mountain (Birmingham AL) 2.0 of 3.0 [Blitz]
    QB Matthew Gillis 6-3 229 Fr Shades Valley (Irondale AL) 1.0 of 4.0 [Hybrid]
    DE Mohamed Spencer 6-0 248 Fr Cook (Adel GA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Blitz]
    OG JaQuan Evans 6-7 333 Fr Northeast (Macon GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking]
    CB Bucky Robinson 5-11 199 Fr Mitchell-Baker (Camilla GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Man Coverage]
    OT Hudson Chappell 6-2 300 Fr Walter Wellborn (Anniston AL) 1.5 of 3.0 [Run Blocking]
    ILB Lavonte Brandon 6-0 228 Fr Westbrook Christian ( AL) 1.5 of 3.0 [Will]
    SS Michael Cox 5-11 209 Fr Oak Forest Academy (Amite LA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage]
    CB Mikal Monroe 6-0 167 Fr North Springs (Atlanta GA) 1.5 of 3.5 [Man Coverage]
    TE Bryce Jarrell 6-3 206 Fr Hazel Green (Hazel Green AL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Receiving]
    CB Nijrell Wade 5-10 170 Fr Saks (Anniston AL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage]

    Analysis:

    Coach Sbowman added five depth pieces to his class, bringing the total to a respectable 11.  Still, there are 19 spots left to fill, so don't slow down now.  

     

     

     

     

    :app:Appalachian State Mountaineers :app:

    91st Nationally (-6) - 6th Conference (-1)

    Commits

    This Week:

    Spoiler

    CB Eric Horne 6-2 165 Fr North Springs (Atlanta GA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Zone Coverage]

    WR Ronnie Wallace 6-4 174 Fr Gleason (Gleason TN) 2.0 of 3.0 [Speed]

    Complete:

    Spoiler

    QB Aaron Walsh 6-4 203 Fr Alonso (Tampa FL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Scrambling]
    ILB Zach McNeal 6-3 255 Fr Crest (Shelby NC) 1.5 of 3.5 [Mike]
    CB Eric Horne 6-2 165 Fr North Springs (Atlanta GA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Zone Coverage]
    C Owen Driver 6-1 287 Fr Druid Hills (Atlanta GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking]
    ILB Marshall Emmons 6-2 224 Fr North Hall (Gainesville GA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Will]
    SS Gabriel Conklin 6-2 197 Fr Thomasville (Thomasville NC) 1.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage]
    CB Jaiden Watts 6-0 175 Fr LaFayette (LaFayette GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage]
    WR Julian Shipman 6-2 207 Fr West (Knoxville TN) 1.0 of 3.5 [Target]
    DT Matthew Flanagan 6-7 313 Fr Greenville (Greenville GA) 1.0 of 3.0 [1-Gap]
    DE David Knox 6-2 238 Fr Irwin County (Ocilla GA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Contain]
    WR Ronnie Wallace 6-4 174 Fr Gleason (Gleason TN) 2.0 of 3.0 [Speed]


    Analysis:

    It's nothing like what they managed last week, but at least Coach kaleido is still pulling in players.  This week he added two depth pieces to bring his class size to 11.   Long way to go for this class, and there aren't very many recruits left out there that you won't have to fight for.  .  

     

     

     

     

     

    :arkstate:Arkansas State Red Wolves :arkstate:

    97th Nationally (+25) - 7th Conference (+3)

    Commits

    This Week:

    Spoiler

    OT Bryce Burleson 6-2 295 Fr England (England AR) 1.5 of 4.0 [Run Blocking]
    ILB Leonard Clayton 6-3 212 Fr White Hall (White Hall AR) 1.0 of 3.0 [Will]

    OG Jared Einstein 6-7 273 Fr Heber Springs (Heber Springs AR) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking]
    LS D'Andre Causey 6-1 252 Fr Centerpoint (Helena AR) 1.0 of 3.0 [Traditional]
    QB Finn Foy 5-11 213 Fr Kenwood (Clarksville TN) 1.0 of 3.0 [Hybrid]
    WR John Irvin 6-2 173 Fr Central Arkansas Christian ( AR) 1.0 of 3.0 [Speed]

    RB Austin Connor 5-11 205 Fr Mandeville (Mandeville LA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Speed]

    Complete:

    Spoiler

    RB Austin Connor 5-11 205 Fr Mandeville (Mandeville LA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Speed]
    C Ari Kearney 6-4 282 Fr LaSalle (Olla LA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking]
    OG Jared Einstein 6-7 273 Fr Heber Springs (Heber Springs AR) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking]
    LS D'Andre Causey 6-1 252 Fr Centerpoint (Helena AR) 1.0 of 3.0 [Traditional]
    QB Finn Foy 5-11 213 Fr Kenwood (Clarksville TN) 1.0 of 3.0 [Hybrid]
    WR John Irvin 6-2 173 Fr Central Arkansas Christian ( AR) 1.0 of 3.0 [Speed]
    OT Bryce Burleson 6-2 295 Fr England (England AR) 1.5 of 4.0 [Run Blocking]
    ILB Leonard Clayton 6-3 212 Fr White Hall (White Hall AR) 1.0 of 3.0 [Will]
    DT Julius Adame 6-3 304 Fr England (England AR) 1.0 of 3.0 [1-Gap]


    Analysis:

    Rookie Coach T40Flamelizard has also highly impressed this week, pulling in a stud OT in Bryce Burleson, as well as several depth pieces, basically recruiting an entire offensive unit.  Seven recruits this week brings the Red Wolves up 25 spots in the national rankings.  If a brand new coach starting in dead last in the conference can have a week like this, anybody can.  Never give up.

       

       

       

       

      :ccu:Coastal Carolina Chanticleers :ccu:

      105th Nationally (-8) - 8th Conference (-1)

      Commits

      This Week:

      Spoiler

      OT Brett Walter 6-4 284 Fr Lake View (Lake View SC) 1.0 of 3.0 [Run Blocking]

      ATH Bobby Fitch 6-6 310 Fr Calhoun Falls (Calhoun Falls SC) 2.5 of 3.0 [Run Blocking]

      Complete:

      Spoiler

      ILB Etchemin Lorenzo 6-1 209 Fr Baker (Mobile AL) 1.0 of 3.0 [Will]
      OT Brett Walter 6-4 284 Fr Lake View (Lake View SC) 1.0 of 3.0 [Run Blocking]
      RB Joaquin Denny 5-7 194 Fr Ashville (Ashville AL) 1.0 of 3.0 [Speed]
      C Hania Sargent 6-1 258 Fr Patrick Henry (Ashland VA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking]
      DT Sean McAfee 6-7 279 Fr Marion County (Guin AL) 1.0 of 3.5 [1-Gap]
      DE Jacob Colbert 6-7 273 Fr Orangeburg-Wilkinson (Orangeburg SC) 1.0 of 3.0 [Blitz]
      OLB Dennis Godfrey 6-4 238 Fr Frankston (Frankston TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Blitz]
      RB Amadou Jackson 5-8 176 Fr Seneca (Seneca SC) 3.0 of 3.5 [Speed]
      ATH Bobby Fitch 6-6 310 Fr Calhoun Falls (Calhoun Falls SC) 2.5 of 3.0 [Run Blocking]
      FS Janoris Keys 6-1 223 Fr North Central (Kershaw SC) 1.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage]
      CB Tristan McCray 6-2 169 Fr Prattville (Prattville AL) 1.5 of 3.0 [Man Coverage]

      Analysis:

      Coach Jeff continues to struggle, though he did pull in a pair of competent OTs this week.  However, the Chanticleers are still slowly dropping in the rankings, moving back to 8th in the conference.  The pressure to sign more croots, like we said last week, will only increase until this class starts to fill up.  

       

       

       


       

      :ulm:Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks :ulm:

      109th Nationally (+3) - 9th Conference (-)

      Commits

      This Week:

      Spoiler

      DE Jaylin Britt 6-4 257 Fr St. James (St. James LA) 2.5 of 3.5 [Contain]

      OLB Elliot Messer 6-2 233 Fr Beckville (Beckville TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Coverage]

      OG Timothy McGinnis 6-6 271 Fr Marble Falls (Marble Falls TX) 1.5 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking]
      OLB Mario Graham 6-2 234 Fr Amarilla (Amarillo TX) 1.0 of 3.0 [Coverage]

      Complete:

      Spoiler

      K Harrison Masters 6-3 218 Fr River Road (Amarillo TX) 1.0 of 2.5 [Power]
      DE Jaylin Britt 6-4 257 Fr St. James (St. James LA) 2.5 of 3.5 [Contain]
      TE Matthew Hodges 6-2 193 Fr Woodsboro (Woodsboro TX) 1.0 of 3.0 [Receiving]
      TE Jayson Carrillo-Burgos 6-3 216 Fr Akron (Akron AL) 1.0 of 2.5 [Blocking]
      FS Jaiden Dotson 6-2 213 Fr False River (New Roads LA) 1.0 of 2.5 [Zone Coverage]
      OLB Elliot Messer 6-2 233 Fr Beckville (Beckville TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Coverage]
      OG Timothy McGinnis 6-6 271 Fr Marble Falls (Marble Falls TX) 1.5 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking]
      OLB Mario Graham 6-2 234 Fr Amarilla (Amarillo TX) 1.0 of 3.0 [Coverage]
      DE Jeremy Poindexter 6-4 268 Fr Tarkington (Cleveland TX) 2.5 of 3.0 [Contain]
      OT Alex Bynum 6-7 315 Fr Marble Falls (Marble Falls TX) 1.5 of 2.5 [Pass Blocking]
      TE Darren Braswell 6-3 190 Fr Natchitoches Central ( LA) 1.5 of 3.5 [Receiving]
      WR Kelvin Taulealo 6-1 216 Fr West Monroe (West Monroe LA) 2.0 of 3.0 [Target]
      RB Tion Mays 6-0 220 Fr Baker (Baker LA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Power]

      Analysis:

      The Warhawks had a much better week, landing four players.  The one everybody is excited about is 2.5/3.5 DE Jaylin Britt, who may start as a true freshman.   If you use the total-star metric, which might be a better way of ranking Sun Belt teams than the standard recruiting rankings, the Warhawks are in 5th place in the conference.   It's definitely not time to panic, just pull in more players. 

       

       

       

       

      :ull:Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns :ull:

      117th Nationally (-4) - 10th Conference (-1)

      Commits

      This Week:

      Spoiler

      CB Zachary Bradford 6-0 167 Fr Frankston (Frankston TX) 2.0 of 2.5 [Zone Coverage]

      Complete:

      Spoiler

      P Luke Cooper 6-4 184 Fr Wetumpka (Wetumpka AL) 2.0 of 3.0 [Accuracy]
      K Vaughn Hudgins 6-3 162 Fr Fruitdale (Fruitdale AL) 1.0 of 3.0 [Accuracy]
      DE Mikal Burroughs 6-6 236 Fr Slocomb (Slocomb AL) 2.0 of 2.5 [Contain]
      CB Noel McCrary 5-10 181 Fr Port Sulphur (Port Sulphur LA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage]
      OG Richard Sheehan 6-3 277 Fr Spain Park (Hoover AL) 1.0 of 3.0 [Run Blocking]
      DT Nathaniel Ford-Solomon 6-3 293 Fr West Limestone (Lester AL) 1.0 of 3.0 [2-Gap]
      DE Isaiah Hester 6-4 240 Fr England (England AR) 1.0 of 3.0 [Blitz]
      RB Ryan Adams 5-7 202 Fr J.S. Clark (Opelousas LA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Power]
      QB Armani Mora 6-5 221 Fr J.S. Clark (Opelousas LA) 1.0 of 2.5 [Scrambling]
      CB Zachary Bradford 6-0 167 Fr Frankston (Frankston TX) 2.0 of 2.5 [Zone Coverage]
      ATH Kenneth Gipson 5-11 178 Fr West Limestone (Lester AL) 1.5 of 2.5 [Speed]
      LS Nehemiah Stuckey 6-0 257 Fr Lutcher (Lutcher LA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Specialized]
      SS Branden Lemons 5-11 209 Fr Baker (Mobile AL) 1.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage]


      Analysis:

      Only one commitment to the Ragin' Cajuns this week.  The same thing as the last 2 weeks still applies. Only one 3.5 player commited, and, what's more concerning, they're not fighting for enough 3.5s. This is a solid bit of depth, but these guys won't be enough to be competitive in this conference once other teams inevitably start improving.  Yes, you can build a base of 2.5 and 3.0 talent and grow from there, but unless you have to, why would you?  Despite this being the worst rated class in the Sun Belt, it's really not that far behind.  There is plenty of time to move back up the rankings, if Coach Kenny can land some decent talent in the next few weeks.

       

       

       

       

       

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        42 minutes ago, rabidsnowman said:

        Coach Neovenator fills a need with LS Ralph Qualls, but it remains to be seen just how well he can handle the duties of playing C full-time.  Some analysts say he's too weak for the job.  Only time will tell.

         

        Won't be an issue because he won't be playing Center

         

        43 minutes ago, rabidsnowman said:

        significant holes still at DE, OLB, and P

         

        not for long...

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        I've got a number of croots on the fence getting ready to fall my way, so hopefully my class will climb here in the next few weeks. Missing last week really put a hamper on a number of my plans.

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