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Recruiting around the Belt

I know we frequently get people on here from the Sun Belt schools I just wanted to see how recruiting was going for everyone else around the sun belt.


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A list of Verbals for other SB teams:

Troy - (35)
Tim Lamb, DT 6-1 315
James Searcy, DE 6-2 256
Charles Reeves Jr., ATH 5-11 175
Felton Payton, WR 6-2 185
Bryan Willis, CB 6-0 170
Jonny Thompson, LB 6-1 205
Calvin Francois, DT 6-0 270
KaNorris Davis, LB 6-0 210
Gavin Ellis, WR 6-6 215
Corey Robinson, QB 6-3 195
Jimbo Arnold, OG
Talris Brown, FB
Jacob Creech OT 6-4 283
Chris Anderson, RB 5-9 186
Brandon Boudreaux, DE 6-1 230
DeAndre Dorn, DT 6-4 295
Chris Perry, RB 5-9 170
KeJuan Phillips, CB 5-10 180
T.J. Mtchell, RB 5-8 180
Darius Morgan WR 6-4 191
Jacoby Thomas, OLB 6-0 215
Tony Davis DE 6-2 250
Stoney Jackson, DE 6-4 220
Chigozie Nwankwo, DE 6-3 250
Dan Parker, QB 6-0 200
Kyle Wilborn, OG 6-5 280
Terrence Williams OLB 6-0 190
Kedrick Manning, CB 5-11 180 - JC Transfer
Daniel Sheffield, S 6-2 200 - JC Transfer
Mario Addison, DE 6-4 240 - JC Transfer
Jorrick Calvin, CB 5-11 185 - JC Transfer
Tebiarus Gill, WR 6-3 200 - JC Transfer
DeMarcus Robertson, CB 5-11 190 - JC Transfer
Maurice Greer, RB 5-11 180 - JC Transfer
Micheal Ricks, S 6-3 190 - JC Transfer


North Texas - (25)
Riley Dodge, QB 6-0 185
Royce Hill, CB 5-11 170
DaWaylon Cook, ATH 6-2 190
Troy Franklin, DT 6-5 270
Kenny Barrett, WR 6-4 190
Willie Taylor, ATH 5-10 157
Desmond Bridgam. WR 6-0 169
Jeremy Phillips, ATH 6-3 184
Lance Dunbar, RB 5-10 185
Jeremi Mathis, RB 6-0 185
John Shorter, S 5-11 177
Brandon Akpunku, LB 6-0 200
Coleman Feeley, OT 6-4 287
James Hamilton, ATH 5-10 180
Joe Hawthorne, DT 6-3 250
Nick Leppo, OC 6-2 245
Forrest Rucker, WR 6-5 198
Darien Williams, S 5-11 180
Tevinn Cantly, DT 6-4 292
Adryan Adams, CB 6-1 185 - JC Transfer
Justin Edwards, S 6-1 180 - JC Transfer
Kylee Hill, S 5-10 190 - JC Transfer
Gabe Hollivay, OG 6-3 320 - JC Transfer
Alonzo Horton, DE 6-4 260 - JC transfer
Nate Jenkins, OT 6-4 335 - JC Transfer

FIU - (24)
James Jones, DE 6-2 218
Chuck Grace, S 5-11 185
Chris Charles, S 5-11 175
Kenneth White, DT 6-2 240
Kambriel Willis, OLB 6-0 200
A.J. Grant, OLB 6-0 190
Junior Mertile, WR 6-0 179
Troy Dannehower, QB 6-1 213
Kasey Smith, DT 6-4 250
Stephen Bailey, OL 6-6 265
Derrick Clark, CB 6-1 175
Aaron Davis, LB 6-0 240
Joey Harris, TE 6-3 230
Marcelus Manear, WR/DB 6-1 190
Darriet Perry, RB 5-9 187
Andre Pound, OG 6-3 280
Jonathan Jackson, DE 6-3 216
Franklin Brown, OLB 6-2 170
Winston Fraser, OLB 6-2 225
T.Y. Hilton, WR 5-10 175
Jercorey Quarterman, S 6-2 240
Emmanuel Sourin, CB 5-10 160
Donell Wilson, DT 6-4 335
Cedric Mack, DT 6-4 335 - JC Transfer

MTSU - (18)
Marcus Thurmond, WR 5-11 159
Travis Lillenthal, OC 6-2 285
Brandon McLeroy, OG 6-4 285
Alex Stuart, OG 6-3 280
Kendall Dangerfield, DT 6-1 270
Tony Smith, RB 6-1 177
Sancho McDonald, QB 6-2 187
Jawan Carson, RB 5-9 170
Rogeric Govan, OT 6-5 260
Hakeem Johnson, CB 5-11 167
Gorby Loreus, RB 6-0 200
Phillip Tinsley, DE 6-3 225
Darin Davis, OLB 6-2 205
Alan Gendreau, K 5-10 160
Denzell Guerra, S 6-0 180
Derrick Crumpton, DB 6-2 185
Immanuel Chu, DT 6-3 270 - JC Transfer
Jamari Lattimore, OLB 6-3 215 - JC Transfer
Jeremy Michel, OT 6-5 280 - JC Transfer
Anthony Jones, WR 6-1 180 - JC Transfer
Marcus Udell, CB 601 195 - JC Transfer

ASU - (25)
Allen Muse, WR 6-4 196
Tyler Barnes, OG 6-5 290
Nathan Herold, OLB 6-2 218
Timothy Starson, DE 6-5 209
Rashad Fields, S 5-11 196
Eric Allen, TE 6-0 250
Taylor Stockemer, WR 6-4 194
Rashad Fields, S 5-11 196
Ronnie Johnson, RB 6-1 190
Andre Smith, ATH (QB, RB) 6-2 190
Graham Bates, S 5-11 173
Ryan Alpin, QB 6-1 190
Justin Schoemel, TE 6-5 210
Brandon Parker, K 6-1 180
Don Jones, S 6-0 193
Kedric Murry, TE 6-4 250
Greg McCall, DT 5-11 297
DeWayne Watts, ATH 6-177
Taylor Clements, WR 5-9 170 - JC Transfer
Bradley Guillory, OG 6-3 308 - JC Transfer
Jahbari McLennan, WR 5-11 185 - JC Transfer
Walter Moody, CB 6-0 175 - JC Transfer
Leroy Trahan, CB 5-10 175 - JC Transfer
Kiano Prater, OG 6-5 280 - JC Trasnfer
Derick Newton, OT 6-0 325 - JC Transfer
Cordarious Mingo, CB 5-11 195 - JC Transfer

ULL - (23)
Evan Ruiz, OG 6-4 282
Draylon Booker, RB 6-1 185
Brett Baer, K 6-0 165
Derreck Dean, DT 6-0 280
Blaine Gauthier, QB 6-0 195
Sean Osbourne, OT 6-5 246
Kyron Benoit, ATH 6-0 165
Tim Jackson, CB 5-10 170
Devon Lewis-Buchanan, S 6-2 205
Nathan Sowel, CB 5-11 170
Melvin White, ATH 6-2 177
Rodney Gillis, CB 5-10 175
Emaka Onvenekwu, DE 6-4 210
Jesse Broadnox, OLB 6-5 195
Ronald Clark, OT 6-4 282
Tory Day, DT 6-1 255
Ladarius Green, WR 6-2 180
Pierre Hill, WR 6-0 148
Chris Richards, OLB 6-0 205
Keldric White, ATH 6-3 195
Dwight Bentley, CB 5-11 170 - JC Transfer


ULM - (21)
Casey Narcisse, DT 5-10 275
Keavon Milton, OT 6-5 240
Micheal Autwell, DE 6-4 213
Adam Bertrand, OT 6-4 285
DaCorris Ford, OLB 6-1 199
Jonathan Gill, OC 6-4 300
Daniel Hanson, OC 6-2 290
Jonathan Morvant, QB 6-1 181
Julian Griffin, WR 6-2 190
Luther Ambrose, RB 5-10 165
Johnelle DeRouselle, WR 6-0 175
Giogio Btryant, ATH 6-3 185
Carl Elie, RB 5-9 195
Cody Wells, QB 5-11 180
Ryan Dercher, OT 6-6 315 - JC Transfer
Alex Ford, DT 6-2 305 - JC Transfer
Troy Giddens, S 6-0 205 - JC Transfer
Keating Helms, OC 6-3 305 - JC Transfer
Thomas Robinson, DT 6-1 275 - JC Transfer
Otis Stamps, CB 5-10 175 - JC Transfer
Aaron Williams, DT 6-1 295 - JC Transfer

Western Kentucky - (29)
Bo Adebayo, DE 6-3 240
Kyle Anderson, DL 6-4 275
Shelly Anthony, OL 6-2 270
Ryan Beard, CB 6-0 175
Derrius Brooks, WR 5-10 180
Chris Bullard, RB 6-0 215
Trent Calhoun, CB 5-10, 175
Quinterrance Cooper, ATH 6-0 180
Ben Duval, LB 6-4 205
John, Garrett, WR 6-0 190
Wenquel, Graves, WR 5-9 170
Avery Hibbitt, RB 5-9 180
Wes Jeffries, OL 6-5 275
Clark Jeter, WR 6-1 170
Tristan Jones, TE 6-3 235
Paul Millay, OL 6-4 270
Braxston Miller, LB 6-0 195
Tim Nelson, LB 6-3 245
Bobby Rainey, RB 5-9 200
Mark Santoro, DB 6-0 190
Casey Tinius, PK/P 6-1 165
Dexter Taylor, RB 5-10 180 - Transfer Tulsa
Austin Chestnut, OL 6-4 280 - JC Transfer
Terald Clark, DL 5-11 295 - JC Transfer
Alonso Higgins, LB 6-3 235 - JC Transfer
Marcus Minor, CB 6-1 190 - JC Transfer
Jihad Morris, CB 6-0 180 - JC transfer
Chris Perkins, DE 6-3 275 - JC Transfer
Zack Ray, DB 6-3 305 - JC Transfer


My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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Troy doesn't need a lot, but is doing pretty well, considering the O.C. loss and bowl screwing:

http://gotroytrojans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6112

Troy got four commitments today and has a number of three-star players.
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BMarkey said

Troy doesn't need a lot, but is doing pretty well, considering the O.C. loss and bowl screwing:

http://gotroytrojans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6112

Troy got four commitments today and has a number of three-star players.


Wow, they are doing really well.  What are some of the advantages of going to Troy vs. FAU?  That is not a knock on Troy at all, I think they have a great program…just wondering what the difference in sales pitch are?

Teambeer is the most knowledgeable FAU sports fan I know, way smarter than me.
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I don't know exactly how they pitch recruits, but I assume they push the fact that Troy plays tough against the best schools in the country each year (Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma State and Arkansas last year and LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma State and others in 2008); features a wide-open spread offense that scores lots of points; has a very nice, well kept very traditional campus with lots of activities, organizations and the like; is building new facilities including nice new apartment-style dorms, all over; has some of the best sports facilities in the SunBelt (new arena is coming), if not other conferences; is close to Florida and the Gulf beaches; enjoys mostly good weather; has very (shockingly) friendly people; is fast growing and about to achieve greater things.

Troy has a chance to get the State of Kentucky's best QB from last season (Corey Robinson) and is working on some key jucos.

From a Troy poster …

Things seem to being really falling Troy's way. Look for more Defense than offense.

QB: My source says don't fret. Corey Robinson will probably committ and sign. FYI: He was a one man team last year, that's why he struggled in the late rounds of the KY playoffs. BJ Daniels is a good possibilty AND LB is not afraid to let him be a two-sport athlete. My source says in one year this kid would be the starting QB. And my source says that one of the many QB commits from Aubarn will probably SIGN with Troy. They have super high hopes for the current TMTDM QB's (No Hansell Beardon sightings). Any additions would just add to our depth.

OL: Durgin is a HUGE pick-up. Don't forget we have a couple of players coming off IR to add to our depth. Not much help needed, but Durgin is a bigtime pickup and most likely would fight for a starting spot.

RB: My source says that if Albert doesn't sign (he thinks we have a 75% chance), then we most definetely will sign Roosevelt Ross (regardless of his qualifying status). Again, we have some talent coming back.

WR: My source says that some WR that TMTDM is "in the mix" for aren't listed anywhere on Rivals or Scout. Including a COUPLE of 4-Star rated recruits. Seriously, why wouldn't you consider TMTDM as a receiver?

Defense: LB has focused mostly on Defense. He is not pleased with last year and has been burning through tapes and gas to recruit more impact defensive players. His efforts are going to pay off.

I think the defensive players already committed are a pretty good indication of where we are headed. Look for some heads to turn when February 6th gets here because of our defensive signees.

Finally, my source says that the staff and LB have really been busting it. They think this will be the best signing class - by far than any other class. It might actually outrank some mid-level SEC schools.

Also, Alcorn State is not final, but who cares? We aren't going to get a DI team this late to visit Troy - period. FYI: Alabama State wants $350,000 to play in Troy - insane. No one in the Southern Conference/OVC is biting either - they all want big money games. Alcorn will bring a crowd and a band - that's more than Austin Peay would.

Troy is taking some heat for the rumored fifth home game opponent (I-AA Alcorn). Troy is finding it very difficult to get non-conference teams to come to Alabama, especially after blasting Oklahoma State last year. The UAB series does not start again until 1010. UCF won't play Troy any more and the reported deal for Western Michigan to come to Troy is apparently dead.
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BMarkey said

I don't know exactly how they pitch recruits, but I assume they push the fact that Troy plays tough against the best schools in the country each year (Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma State and Arkansas last year and LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma State and others in 2008); features a wide-open spread offense that scores lots of points; has a very nice, well kept very traditional campus with lots of activities, organizations and the like; is building new facilities including nice new apartment-style dorms, all over; has some of the best sports facilities in the SunBelt (new arena is coming), if not other conferences; is close to Florida and the Gulf beaches; enjoys mostly good weather; has very (shockingly) friendly people; is fast growing and about to achieve greater things.

Troy has a chance to get the State of Kentucky's best QB from last season (Corey Robinson) and is working on some key jucos.

From a Troy poster …

Things seem to being really falling Troy's way. Look for more Defense than offense.

QB: My source says don't fret. Corey Robinson will probably committ and sign. FYI: He was a one man team last year, that's why he struggled in the late rounds of the KY playoffs. BJ Daniels is a good possibilty AND LB is not afraid to let him be a two-sport athlete. My source says in one year this kid would be the starting QB. And my source says that one of the many QB commits from Aubarn will probably SIGN with Troy. They have super high hopes for the current TMTDM QB's (No Hansell Beardon sightings). Any additions would just add to our depth.

OL: Durgin is a HUGE pick-up. Don't forget we have a couple of players coming off IR to add to our depth. Not much help needed, but Durgin is a bigtime pickup and most likely would fight for a starting spot.

RB: My source says that if Albert doesn't sign (he thinks we have a 75% chance), then we most definetely will sign Roosevelt Ross (regardless of his qualifying status). Again, we have some talent coming back.

WR: My source says that some WR that TMTDM is "in the mix" for aren't listed anywhere on Rivals or Scout. Including a COUPLE of 4-Star rated recruits. Seriously, why wouldn't you consider TMTDM as a receiver?

Defense: LB has focused mostly on Defense. He is not pleased with last year and has been burning through tapes and gas to recruit more impact defensive players. His efforts are going to pay off.

I think the defensive players already committed are a pretty good indication of where we are headed. Look for some heads to turn when February 6th gets here because of our defensive signees.

Finally, my source says that the staff and LB have really been busting it. They think this will be the best signing class - by far than any other class. It might actually outrank some mid-level SEC schools.

Also, Alcorn State is not final, but who cares? We aren't going to get a DI team this late to visit Troy - period. FYI: Alabama State wants $350,000 to play in Troy - insane. No one in the Southern Conference/OVC is biting either - they all want big money games. Alcorn will bring a crowd and a band - that's more than Austin Peay would.

Troy is taking some heat for the rumored fifth home game opponent (I-AA Alcorn). Troy is finding it very difficult to get non-conference teams to come to Alabama, especially after blasting Oklahoma State last year. The UAB series does not start again until 1010. UCF won't play Troy any more and the reported deal for Western Michigan to come to Troy is apparently dead.


It makes sense that people don't want to play Troy. Too much to lose and nothing to gain. There is nothing wrong with Troy scheduling a 1-AA opponent. Most of the "Big Boys" have on 1-AA team on their schedule each year.

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Alcorn is pretty good I think.  At least they were when McNair was there.  :)

Troy plays LSU? good for them.

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Looks like Troy isn't missing a beat. I hope we can both stay competitive for a long time. I think this is the beginning of a new rivalry and the Troy-FAU football games always turn out to be some of the best. Looking forward to that game next year at Lockhart.

How does the projected starting QB this season compare to Haughabook?

My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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Fledgling said

Alcorn is pretty good I think.  At least they were when McNair was there.  :)

Troy plays LSU? good for them.

McNair was there in the early 1990s. A lot has changed since then.

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Jab979 said

Looks like Troy isn't missing a beat. I hope we can both stay competitive for a long time. I think this is the beginning of a new rivalry and the Troy-FAU football games always turn out to be some of the best. Looking forward to that game next year at Lockhart.

How does the projected starting QB this season compare to Haughabook?

My opinion, which is very different from alot of people I know, is that Jamie Hampton and Tanner Jones were better than haugabook. Thing is Haugabook was more consistent. When Haugabook would have to sit out, one of them would jump in, and to me they looked better than Omar, especially the MTSU game. They looked like garbage when we played you guys. I guess what I mean to say is when they play well, they PLAY WELL. But there were lots of, "oh my god, this is what next year looks like? we're going to be bad if we don't find a replacement for Omar" moments. It looks promising. I think they'll step up. They know whats at stake.

As far as recruiting goes, we have two QB's we're looking at hard. Corey Robinson, 91 TD's, 5,873 Yards with a 74% Completion Rate in his senior season, and B.J. Daniels, runs a 4.45, who is dual threat 4-Star QB from Lincoln High School. Corey Robinson will most likely sign with us. Thing is, he's only a one star on either rivals or scout and a two star on the other and a 40 on ESPN. We're guessing those 91 TD's (National HS record for one season) we're against inferior competition. Overall, the QB situation is not as bad as we all think. Everyone thinks Omar was why we were so good because they saw the vast improvements in one season. Secretly, the system we switched to was a huge help. I think Omar was good, but the system is what REALLY got us to be so good. So, it's not like we're abandoning the spread. We'll still be loads better than 2005 (4-7) because of the system Franklin installed. Again, I think people give Omar too much credit. He was awesome, but so is the system. Sorry I repeated myself so much, but I really wanted to get that point across.

Whoever is QB for Troy will be as good as Haugabook or very close to his quality. Just in different ways. If they can't run the ball as well because of size and speed, they'll be more acurate passers. Omar was not that great at passing. His pass/run combo was what made him shine.
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91 touchdowns in one season!!! That is insane. That is basically 7 or 8 tds per game when playoffs are considered. I would say it is impossible, but I guess not since he did do it. Evidently Louisville is giving him a strong look as well as Kentucky since he is from the commonwealth.

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