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FAU Football Class of 2020 Early & National Signing Day Periods Thread

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The NCAA Football 2020 Early Signing Period kick's off tomorrow, Wednesday, December 18th and will run through Friday, December 20th.

The Owls currently have 11 prospects pledged, with a majority expected to make it official before the period ends.

Via TON Recruiting Contributor Shane Marinelli, who has been in contact with all of the prospects, here is our Early Period Eve listing with times of announcement:

• Alvin Dempsey - DT, 6-1, 300, East Central CC, Port Saint Joe, FL @ 1:15 PM
• Andre Lamas - OL, 6-3, 270, Miami, FL @ 12:15 PM
• Charles Toombs - CB, 5-10, 155 lbs, Immokalee, FL
• Decarius Hawthorne - DE, 6-2, 270 lbs, Birmingham, AL @ 2:00 PM
• Justin Mckithen - WR, 5-10, 150 lbs, Bloomingdale, GA 8:00 AM, 1:45 PM Ceremony
• Marlon Krakue - DE, 6-3, 225 lbs, Marietta, GA @ 7:45 AM
• Sebastien Dolcine - OL, 6-5, 295, Copiah Lincoln CC, Miramar, FL
• Travis Lockhart - DE, 6-3, 225 lbs, Villa Rica, GA


We'll be reporting all of the action here, so stay tuned to this thread as we welcome the FAU's 1st Class under new Head Coach Willie Taggart!



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I know this is primarily Lane’s last class (or at least his blueprint), but that is 4 of 8 players not from FL (and 2 of the 4 Floridians via the JuCo route).  With 3 from GA, and 1 from AL.

I know several people have highlighted Taggart’s comments about recruiting FL, so it will be interesting to see how this class ends up and how it compares with future ones.  The last few years have seen a pipeline to places like AL that I assume didn’t exist before Kiffin.  FL and GA are always going to be high in numbers because the number of quality players, but landing some “missed” 3-star and above type talent regardless of where they came from is the key for G5 teams. 
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owlsdad said

I know this is primarily Lane’s last class (or at least his blueprint), but that is 4 of 8 players not from FL (and 2 of the 4 Floridians via the JuCo route).  With 3 from GA, and 1 from AL.

I know several people have highlighted Taggart’s comments about recruiting FL, so it will be interesting to see how this class ends up and how it compares with future ones.  The last few years have seen a pipeline to places like AL that I assume didn’t exist before Kiffin.  FL and GA are always going to be high in numbers because the number of quality players, but landing some “missed” 3-star and above type talent regardless of where they came from is the key for G5 teams. 
Posted On: Dec 18th 2019, 7:25 AM #392401

I think it is a balance.

South Florida is loaded with talent, but there are no hidden players and they all have tons of offers.

A school like Deerfield beach has had about 15 players chose out of state schools.

Do not reach for kids just because they are from down here.
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FAU announced Joe Lewis today, for FAU that remember he was part of last year's calss but due to an injury he gray shirted and is now part of this class.
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Six of the eight who were expected have already sent in their National Letters of Intent plus Joe Lewis who was a grey shirt from 2019.
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Definitely a good start to the day!
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As Shane mentioned, Joe Lewis is in!


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Andre Lamas from Miami Columbus HS is in!


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One of the more recent verbals is now in! Marlon Krakue picks FAU over Marshall, USM, Rutgers, and a slew of others!


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BIG news (literally), as Sebastien Dolcine sends his LOI to FAU!

Taggart was able to get Dolcine after he verbally committed to Mississippi State from the JUCO ranks. UCF was also going after the former 4 Star, hard.


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