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    Re: 2019 Signing Class ... high hopes, whaddya got ?

    STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE LUMBERJACK 2019 CLASS

    SFA is starting a new era with the hiring of Head Coach Colby Carthel the program’s 4th head coach in the last 7 seasons. The Lumberjacks look to rebuild a struggling program that has seen only one winning season in that span.

    With the departure of Coach Jeff Byrd, many players, mostly offensive linemen have elected to transfer out of the Pineywoods leaving behind for the new young coaching staff a roster with many holes to fill.

    With a very late start (only signed 3 during the early signing period) Coach Carthel and company elected to sign at least one quality player for each position instead of trying to shore up just one or two areas.

    A truly amazing job on what Coach Carthel calls “selling and believing in the vision”

    By position (There will ultimately be position changes at QB)

    Some of these are PWO and transfers.

    * Senior Year Stats Shown

    QB: Lawton Rikel 6-1; 175 Canyon, Texas (Canyon) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Air Force, West Texas A&M, Navarro College, Southern Nazarene
    ** Star Recruit #115 QB (247sports)
    - Sub. 4.5 spd. 1,020 YDS; 17 TDs (Rushing)
    - 1st Team All-District (4A)
    - District POTY
    - 4A All State (HM)
    - 11-2 Record

    QB: Josh Foskey 6-0; 217 Frisco, Texas (Reedy) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Cornell, ETBU, Hendrix, Evangel
    ** Star Recruit #136 QB (247sports)
    - 1st Team All-District (5A)
    - District Offensive MVP
    - 13-1 Record #16 State Team Ranking

    QB: Reece Shaw 6-5; 210 Ft. Worth, Texas (SW Christian/Henderson St./Coffeyville
    Offers from SFA, UT-Martin
    Sr. Graduate

    QB: Trae Self 6-3; 195 North Richland Hills, Texas (Richland/Butler CC) (Jr.)
    Offers from SFA, Abilene Christian
    - 8-4 Team Record (Midwest Classic Bowl Champions)

    QB: Peyton Culberson 6-5; 220 Dallas, Texas (Bishop Dunne) (Fr.)
    Offer from SFA
    - 11-3 Record #12 State Team Ranking; TAPPS Div. I State Champions

    __________________________________________________ __________

    RB: JaQuarion Turner 5-11; 201 Garland, Texas (South) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Montana, McNeese State, Missouri State, Texas A&M Commerce, Angelo State, UTPB
    *** Star Recruit #168 RB (247sports)
    - 3,394 YDS; 43 TDs (2 seasons)
    - 1st Team All-District (6A)
    - 6A All State (HM)
    - District Offensive MVP

    RB: Sanders Crawford IV 5-10; 190 Katy, Texas (Cinco Ranch) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, UIW, Air Force, Houston Baptist
    ** Star Recruit
    - Sub 4.4 spd.
    - 1st Team All-District (6A)

    RB: Tre’Jon Henderson 6-0; 210 Trophy Club, Texas (Byron Nelson) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Arkansas Tech, ETBU, Arkansas-Monticello, Oklahoma Baptist
    - 1st Team All-District (6A)

    RB: Terrance Shaw Jr. 5-10; 205 Dallas, Texas (DeSoto) (Fr.)
    Offer from SFA (Son of SFA ’95; 1st Team All-American Terrance Shaw Sr.)
    - 9-3 Record #34 State Team Ranking

    __________________________________________________ __________

    WR: Xavier Gipson 5-9; 170 Dallas, Texas (Woodrow Wilson) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, SMU, UTSA, McNeese State, Alabama A&M
    *** Star Recruit #173 CB (247sports)
    - Sub 4.4 spd.
    - 1st Team All District (5A)
    - District Special Teams MVP

    WR: James Sowards 6-4; 200 Nacogdoches, Texas (Nac./SMU) (R/Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Trinity
    - 1st Team All-District (5A)

    WR: Josh Allison 6-1; 185 Plano, Texas (East) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Western Illinois, Missouri State, Lamar, Southwestern Oklahoma State, Arkansas Tech, East-Central, Northeastern State
    - Sub 4.5 spd.
    - 8-3 Team Record (6A)

    WR: Dazawion Cooper 6-4; 190 Texarkana, Texas (Liberty-Eylau) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, UTPB, Northeastern State

    WR: Larry Jones III 5-9; 185 Arlington, TX. (Mansfield Timberview/Butler CC) (Jr.)
    Offer from SFA
    - 8-4 Team Record (Midwest Classic Bowl Champions)

    __________________________________________________ __________

    OL: Zach Ingram 6-7; 275 Independence, Mo. (Ft. Osage/Butler CC) (Jr.)
    Offers from SFA, Illinois State, Missouri State, Valdosta State, Texas A&M-Commerce, Miss. Valley State, Southeast Missouri
    *** Star Recruit #106 Nation; #16 OT; #27 St (247sports)

    OL: Caiden Walker 6-4; 300 Newton, Texas (Newton) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Louisiana Tech, Lamar, Memphis, Northwestern State, McNeese State, Tulane, UTEP, Louisiana-Monroe
    *** Star Recruit #22 OC (247sports)
    - 2018 3A State Champions
    - 2017 3A State Champions
    - 2nd Team All-District (3A)
    - All State (1st Team)

    OL: Jaret Porterfield 6-4; 300 Pearland, Texas (Pearland) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Vanderbilt, Georgia State, UTSA, Bowling Green, UTEP, Air Force, Texas State, Houston Baptist, Alcorn State
    *** Star Recruit #123 OG (247sports)
    - 2nd Team All-District (6A)
    - VYPE Magazine Watch List
    - 10-1 Team Record #63 State Ranking

    OL: Tyler Hall 6-4; 300 Maumelle, Arkansas (Maumelle/Arkansas) (Jr.)
    Offer from SFA
    ** Star Recruit #169 OT; #32 State (247Sports)

    OL: Jawaun Singletary 6-2; 280 Houston, Texas (Westfield) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, McNeese State, Southern Univ., Henderson State
    - 1st Team All-District (6A)
    - 12-2 Team Record #24 State Ranking
    - Nephew of NFL Hall of Fame LB Mike Singletary

    OL: Keegan Holm 6-6; 280 La Vernia, Texas (Antonian Prep.) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, UIW, Southwestern
    - 1st Team All-District (TAPPS)
    - All State
    - Super Team

    OL: Jayden Fleming 6-3; 300 Burleson, Texas (Centennial) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Mary Hardin-Baylor, Wayland Baptist, Missouri Valley College, Friends Univ.
    - 2nd Team All-District (5A)
    - 11-2 Team Record #70 State Ranking

    OL: Rex Martin 6-6; 290 Katy, Texas (Tompkins) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas A&M Kingsville, Southern Arkansas, Wayland Baptist, Culver-Stockton, PWO at Tulsa
    - 10-3 Team Record

    OL: Aaron Baker 6-7; 270 Beaumont, Texas (Legacy Christian) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Texas A&M – Commerce
    - All State (TAPPS)

    __________________________________________________ ________________

    TE: Josh Weeks 6-4; 255 Show Low, Arizona (Show Low/BYU/UTEP) (Sr.)
    Offers from SFA, Florida A&M, Northern Arizona
    *** Star Recruit #84 WR; #12 State (247sports)
    - Graduate Senior
    - MaxPreps All-American
    - All State

    TE: Chad Aune 6-5; 220 Denton, Texas (Guyer) (Fr.)
    Offer from SFA
    - 1st Team All-District (6A)
    - Ranked #28 TE in the State (MaxPrep)

    TE: Jackson Miller 6-2; 225 Klein, Texas (Klein) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Louisiana College
    - 1st Team All-District (6A)
    - VYPE Magazine (HM)

    __________________________________________________ _________________

    DT: Carl Williams 6-4; 315 Lufkin, Texas (Lufkin) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Oklahoma, TCU, Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Arizona, Southern Mississippi, Ole Miss, SMU, Minnesota, UTSA, Kansas, Houston, Tulsa
    *** Star Recruit #50 DT; #83 State (ESPN) #3 ETSN.com Top 25
    - 1st Team All-District (6A)
    - Defensive Tackle of the Year
    - District Defensive MVP
    - State Finals Powerlifter
    - 10-2 Team Record #47 State Ranking

    DT: Timothy Twilley 6-4; 261 Killeen, Texas (Killeen) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Abilene Christian, Angelo State, Ripon Univ., Kilgore College, Curry College, Whittier College, Culver Stockton Univ.
    - 2nd Team All-District

    __________________________________________________ _________________

    DE: Marcus Mosley Jr. 6-3; 238 Duncanville, Texas (Duncanville) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Army, Sam Houston State, UTSA, Colorado State, Rice, New Mexico State, Texas State, Air Force, Jackson State, Louisiana, Bowling Green, Arkansas State, Central Arkansas, McNeese State
    *** Star Recruit #104 WDE (247Sports)
    - 1st Team All-District (6A)
    - Defensive Line MVP

    DE: Ranson Williams II 6-4; 250 Houston, Texas (Alief Elsik) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Houston, Rice, Lamar, Houston Baptist
    *** Star Recruit #119 SDE (247Sports)

    DE: Hayden Brockenbush 6-5; 220 Corinth, Texas (Lake Dallas) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Angelo State, William & Mary, Air Force, Missouri State, UIW, Northwestern State, Arkansas Tech
    ** Star Recruit (247Sports)
    - 1st Team All-District (5A)
    - All Area

    DE: Darren Roberson 6-3; 220 Corinth, Texas (Lake Dallas)
    Offers from SFA, UCA, Arkansas Tech, Southern Illinois, Missouri State
    - 1st Team All-District (5A)

    DE: Chance Hill 6-5; 225 Flower Mound, Texas (Flower Mound) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Southwest Baptist
    - 1st Team All-District (6A)
    - 1st Team All-Area

    - Defensive Lineman of the Year

    DE: Jesse Herron 6-3; 220 Angelton, Texas (Angelton) (Fr.)
    Offer from SFA
    - 1st Team All-District (6A)

    DE: Terrance Wair 6-2; 220 Forth Worth, Texas (Boswell)
    Offers from SFA, Angelo State
    - 1st Team All-District (5A)

    DE: Lawrence Norton III 6-2; 230 Denton, Texas (Guyer)
    Offers from SFA, Arkansas Tech, Southern Nazarene, Cisco College, West Texas A&M, Missouri Southern State, SW Baptist, SW Oklahoma State, East Central, ETBU, Oklahoma Baptist
    - 1st Team All-District (6A)

    __________________________________________________ _________________

    LB: Gerard McKnight 6-3; 210 Cypress, Texas (Cy Ranch) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Prairie View A&M, New Mexico, UTSA, Texas A&M – Commerce, Houston Baptist, Texas Southern, Texas State
    *** Star Recruit #138 OLB (247Sports)
    - 1st Team All-District (6A)
    - 11-1 Team Record #46 State Ranking

    LB: Jermaine Brown 6-0; 190 Manvel, Texas (Manvel) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Arkansas State, UNLV, Bowling Green, Louisiana, Louisiana Tech, Texas State, Tulsa, Utah, Northwestern State, Liberty, Texas A&m Commerce
    *** Star Recruit #184 OLB (247Sports)
    - 1st Team All District (6A)


    LB: Brevin Randle 6-0; 228 Marshall, Texas (Marshall) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Texas A&M Commerce
    - 1st Team All-District (5A)
    - 1st Team All State
    - District MVP
    - 1st Team All East Texas
    - 10-3 Team Record #50 State Ranking

    __________________________________________________ ________________

    S: Myles Brooks 6-2; 190 Pflugerville, Texas (Hendrickson) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Baylor, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Baylor, Colorado State, SMU, FIU, Louisiana Tech, Texas State
    *** Star Recruit #51 S;#82 State (247Sports)
    - 1st Team All-District (6A)
    - 1st Team All Central Texas
    - 4.5 spd.

    S: LaCoryien Washington 6-1; 205 Arlington, Texas (Mansfield Summit) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Alabama A&M, Lamar, New Mexico State
    *** Star Recruit #169 S (247sports)
    - 1st Team All District and All-City (6A)

    S: Myles Heard 5-9; 208 Sugar Land, Texas (Dulles) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Air Force, Army, UIW, Illinois State, Lamar
    ** Star Recruit (247Sports)
    - 1st Team All-District (6A)
    - 4.5 spd.

    __________________________________________________ ________________

    CB: Kevin Gilliam 5-10; 194 Houston, Texas (North Shore) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Georgia Tech, UIW, Northern Iowa, Angelo State, Northeastern State, SBU, Texas A&M Commerce
    ** Star Recruit (247Sports)
    - Texas State Champion (6A) 15-0 Team Record #1 State Ranking; #8 Nation
    - Sub 4.4 spd.

    CB: Willie Roberts II 5-10; 180 Arlington, Texas (Martin) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Rice, Navy, Air Force, Bucknell, Holy Cross, UIW, Lamar
    ** Star Recruit (247Sports)
    - Utility Player of the Year (6A)
    - 1st Team All-District
    - 4.5 spd.

    CB: Zach Nwachukwu 5-9; 186 Plano, Texas (East) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Mississippi Valley St, Arkansas Tech, East Central, SW Oklahoma St
    ** Star Recruit (247Sports)
    - 2nd Team All-District (6A)
    - 4.5 spd.

    CB: Bruce Harmon 6-0; 175 Rockwall, Texas (Rockwall-Heath) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Navy, Air Force, UIW, Missouri State, Lamar, Henderson State, Midwestern State, Texas A&M-Commerce
    ** Star Recruit (247Sports)

    __________________________________________________ _________________

    K: Dylan Brown 5-8; 180 Mesquite, Texas (Poteet) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Sam Houston State, Navarro College, PWO at Baylor
    - Kohl’s 4.5 Star Performer
    - 1st Team All-District (6A)

    LS: Joshua Smetzer 6-0; 201 San Antonio, Texas (Churchill) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA
    - Rubio Long Snapper 4 Star Performer
    - Kohl’s 4.5 Star Performer
    - All-District (HM) (6A)

    LS: Braydon Chandler 5-9; 193 Burleson, Texas (Centennial) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Southern Nazarene, Navarro College, Missouri Valley College
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    Re: 2019 Signing Class ... high hopes, whaddya got ?

    Quote Originally Posted by SFA 93 View Post
    STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE LUMBERJACK 2019 CLASS

    SFA is starting a new era with the hiring of Head Coach Colby Carthel the program’s 4th head coach in the last 7 seasons. The Lumberjacks look to rebuild a struggling program that has seen only one winning season in that span.

    With the departure of Coach Jeff Byrd, many players, mostly offensive linemen have elected to transfer out of the Pineywoods leaving behind for the new young coaching staff a roster with many holes to fill.

    With a very late start (only signed 3 during the early signing period) Coach Carthel and company elected to sign at least one quality player for each position instead of trying to shore up just one or two areas.

    A truly amazing job on what Coach Carthel calls “selling and believing in the vision”

    By position (There will ultimately be position changes at QB)

    Some of these are PWO and transfers.

    * Senior Year Stats Shown

    QB: Lawton Rikel 6-1; 175 Canyon, Texas (Canyon) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Air Force, West Texas A&M, Navarro College, Southern Nazarene
    ** Star Recruit #115 QB (247sports)
    - Sub. 4.5 spd. 1,020 YDS; 17 TDs (Rushing)
    - 1st Team All-District (4A)
    - District POTY
    - 4A All State (HM)
    - 11-2 Record

    QB: Josh Foskey 6-0; 217 Frisco, Texas (Reedy) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Cornell, ETBU, Hendrix, Evangel
    ** Star Recruit #136 QB (247sports)
    - 1st Team All-District (5A)
    - District Offensive MVP
    - 13-1 Record #16 State Team Ranking

    QB: Reece Shaw 6-5; 210 Ft. Worth, Texas (SW Christian/Henderson St./Coffeyville
    Offers from SFA, UT-Martin
    Sr. Graduate

    QB: Trae Self 6-3; 195 North Richland Hills, Texas (Richland/Butler CC) (Jr.)
    Offers from SFA, Abilene Christian
    - 8-4 Team Record (Midwest Classic Bowl Champions)

    QB: Peyton Culberson 6-5; 220 Dallas, Texas (Bishop Dunne) (Fr.)
    Offer from SFA
    - 11-3 Record #12 State Team Ranking; TAPPS Div. I State Champions

    __________________________________________________ __________

    RB: JaQuarion Turner 5-11; 201 Garland, Texas (South) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Montana, McNeese State, Missouri State, Texas A&M Commerce, Angelo State, UTPB
    *** Star Recruit #168 RB (247sports)
    - 3,394 YDS; 43 TDs (2 seasons)
    - 1st Team All-District (6A)
    - 6A All State (HM)
    - District Offensive MVP

    RB: Sanders Crawford IV 5-10; 190 Katy, Texas (Cinco Ranch) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, UIW, Air Force, Houston Baptist
    ** Star Recruit
    - Sub 4.4 spd.
    - 1st Team All-District (6A)

    RB: Tre’Jon Henderson 6-0; 210 Trophy Club, Texas (Byron Nelson) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Arkansas Tech, ETBU, Arkansas-Monticello, Oklahoma Baptist
    - 1st Team All-District (6A)

    RB: Terrance Shaw Jr. 5-10; 205 Dallas, Texas (DeSoto) (Fr.)
    Offer from SFA (Son of SFA ’95; 1st Team All-American Terrance Shaw Sr.)
    - 9-3 Record #34 State Team Ranking

    __________________________________________________ __________

    WR: Xavier Gipson 5-9; 170 Dallas, Texas (Woodrow Wilson) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, SMU, UTSA, McNeese State, Alabama A&M
    *** Star Recruit #173 CB (247sports)
    - Sub 4.4 spd.
    - 1st Team All District (5A)
    - District Special Teams MVP

    WR: James Sowards 6-4; 200 Nacogdoches, Texas (Nac./SMU) (R/Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Trinity
    - 1st Team All-District (5A)

    WR: Josh Allison 6-1; 185 Plano, Texas (East) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Western Illinois, Missouri State, Lamar, Southwestern Oklahoma State, Arkansas Tech, East-Central, Northeastern State
    - Sub 4.5 spd.
    - 8-3 Team Record (6A)

    WR: Dazawion Cooper 6-4; 190 Texarkana, Texas (Liberty-Eylau) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, UTPB, Northeastern State

    WR: Larry Jones III 5-9; 185 Arlington, TX. (Mansfield Timberview/Butler CC) (Jr.)
    Offer from SFA
    - 8-4 Team Record (Midwest Classic Bowl Champions)

    __________________________________________________ __________

    OL: Zach Ingram 6-7; 275 Independence, Mo. (Ft. Osage/Butler CC) (Jr.)
    Offers from SFA, Illinois State, Missouri State, Valdosta State, Texas A&M-Commerce, Miss. Valley State, Southeast Missouri
    *** Star Recruit #106 Nation; #16 OT; #27 St (247sports)

    OL: Caiden Walker 6-4; 300 Newton, Texas (Newton) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Louisiana Tech, Lamar, Memphis, Northwestern State, McNeese State, Tulane, UTEP, Louisiana-Monroe
    *** Star Recruit #22 OC (247sports)
    - 2018 3A State Champions
    - 2017 3A State Champions
    - 2nd Team All-District (3A)
    - All State (1st Team)

    OL: Jaret Porterfield 6-4; 300 Pearland, Texas (Pearland) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Vanderbilt, Georgia State, UTSA, Bowling Green, UTEP, Air Force, Texas State, Houston Baptist, Alcorn State
    *** Star Recruit #123 OG (247sports)
    - 2nd Team All-District (6A)
    - VYPE Magazine Watch List
    - 10-1 Team Record #63 State Ranking

    OL: Tyler Hall 6-4; 300 Maumelle, Arkansas (Maumelle/Arkansas) (Jr.)
    Offer from SFA
    ** Star Recruit #169 OT; #32 State (247Sports)

    OL: Jawaun Singletary 6-2; 280 Houston, Texas (Westfield) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, McNeese State, Southern Univ., Henderson State
    - 1st Team All-District (6A)
    - 12-2 Team Record #24 State Ranking
    - Nephew of NFL Hall of Fame LB Mike Singletary

    OL: Keegan Holm 6-6; 280 La Vernia, Texas (Antonian Prep.) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, UIW, Southwestern
    - 1st Team All-District (TAPPS)
    - All State
    - Super Team

    OL: Jayden Fleming 6-3; 300 Burleson, Texas (Centennial) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Mary Hardin-Baylor, Wayland Baptist, Missouri Valley College, Friends Univ.
    - 2nd Team All-District (5A)
    - 11-2 Team Record #70 State Ranking

    OL: Rex Martin 6-6; 290 Katy, Texas (Tompkins) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas A&M Kingsville, Southern Arkansas, Wayland Baptist, Culver-Stockton, PWO at Tulsa
    - 10-3 Team Record

    OL: Aaron Baker 6-7; 270 Beaumont, Texas (Legacy Christian) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Texas A&M – Commerce
    - All State (TAPPS)

    __________________________________________________ ________________

    TE: Josh Weeks 6-4; 255 Show Low, Arizona (Show Low/BYU/UTEP) (Sr.)
    Offers from SFA, Florida A&M, Northern Arizona
    *** Star Recruit #84 WR; #12 State (247sports)
    - Graduate Senior
    - MaxPreps All-American
    - All State

    TE: Chad Aune 6-5; 220 Denton, Texas (Guyer) (Fr.)
    Offer from SFA
    - 1st Team All-District (6A)
    - Ranked #28 TE in the State (MaxPrep)

    TE: Jackson Miller 6-2; 225 Klein, Texas (Klein) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Louisiana College
    - 1st Team All-District (6A)
    - VYPE Magazine (HM)

    __________________________________________________ _________________

    DT: Carl Williams 6-4; 315 Lufkin, Texas (Lufkin) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Oklahoma, TCU, Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Arizona, Southern Mississippi, Ole Miss, SMU, Minnesota, UTSA, Kansas, Houston, Tulsa
    *** Star Recruit #50 DT; #83 State (ESPN) #3 ETSN.com Top 25
    - 1st Team All-District (6A)
    - Defensive Tackle of the Year
    - District Defensive MVP
    - State Finals Powerlifter
    - 10-2 Team Record #47 State Ranking

    DT: Timothy Twilley 6-4; 261 Killeen, Texas (Killeen) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Abilene Christian, Angelo State, Ripon Univ., Kilgore College, Curry College, Whittier College, Culver Stockton Univ.
    - 2nd Team All-District

    __________________________________________________ _________________

    DE: Marcus Mosley Jr. 6-3; 238 Duncanville, Texas (Duncanville) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Army, Sam Houston State, UTSA, Colorado State, Rice, New Mexico State, Texas State, Air Force, Jackson State, Louisiana, Bowling Green, Arkansas State, Central Arkansas, McNeese State
    *** Star Recruit #104 WDE (247Sports)
    - 1st Team All-District (6A)
    - Defensive Line MVP

    DE: Ranson Williams II 6-4; 250 Houston, Texas (Alief Elsik) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Houston, Rice, Lamar, Houston Baptist
    *** Star Recruit #119 SDE (247Sports)

    DE: Hayden Brockenbush 6-5; 220 Corinth, Texas (Lake Dallas) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Angelo State, William & Mary, Air Force, Missouri State, UIW, Northwestern State, Arkansas Tech
    ** Star Recruit (247Sports)
    - 1st Team All-District (5A)
    - All Area

    DE: Darren Roberson 6-3; 220 Corinth, Texas (Lake Dallas)
    Offers from SFA, UCA, Arkansas Tech, Southern Illinois, Missouri State
    - 1st Team All-District (5A)

    DE: Chance Hill 6-5; 225 Flower Mound, Texas (Flower Mound) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Southwest Baptist
    - 1st Team All-District (6A)
    - 1st Team All-Area

    - Defensive Lineman of the Year

    DE: Jesse Herron 6-3; 220 Angelton, Texas (Angelton) (Fr.)
    Offer from SFA
    - 1st Team All-District (6A)

    DE: Terrance Wair 6-2; 220 Forth Worth, Texas (Boswell)
    Offers from SFA, Angelo State
    - 1st Team All-District (5A)

    DE: Lawrence Norton III 6-2; 230 Denton, Texas (Guyer)
    Offers from SFA, Arkansas Tech, Southern Nazarene, Cisco College, West Texas A&M, Missouri Southern State, SW Baptist, SW Oklahoma State, East Central, ETBU, Oklahoma Baptist
    - 1st Team All-District (6A)

    __________________________________________________ _________________

    LB: Gerard McKnight 6-3; 210 Cypress, Texas (Cy Ranch) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Prairie View A&M, New Mexico, UTSA, Texas A&M – Commerce, Houston Baptist, Texas Southern, Texas State
    *** Star Recruit #138 OLB (247Sports)
    - 1st Team All-District (6A)
    - 11-1 Team Record #46 State Ranking

    LB: Jermaine Brown 6-0; 190 Manvel, Texas (Manvel) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Arkansas State, Bowling Green, Louisiana, Louisiana Tech, Texas State, Tulsa, Utah, Northwestern State, Texas A&m Commerce
    *** Star Recruit #184 OLB (247Sports)

    LB: Brevin Randle 6-0; 228 Marshall, Texas (Marshall) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Texas A&M Commerce
    - 1st Team All-District (5A)
    - 1st Team All State
    - District MVP
    - 1st Team All East Texas
    - 10-3 Team Record #50 State Ranking

    __________________________________________________ ________________

    S: Myles Brooks 6-2; 190 Pflugerville, Texas (Hendrickson) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Baylor, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Baylor, Colorado State, SMU, FIU, Louisiana Tech, Texas State
    *** Star Recruit #51 S;#82 State (247Sports)
    - 1st Team All-District (6A)
    - 1st Team All Central Texas
    - 4.5 spd.

    S: LaCoryien Washington 6-1; 205 Arlington, Texas (Mansfield Summit) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Alabama A&M, Lamar, New Mexico State
    *** Star Recruit #169 S (247sports)
    - 1st Team All District and All-City (6A)

    S: Myles Heard 5-9; 208 Sugar Land, Texas (Dulles) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Air Force, Army, UIW, Illinois State, Lamar
    ** Star Recruit (247Sports)
    - 1st Team All-District (6A)
    - 4.5 spd.

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    CB: Kevin Gilliam 5-10; 194 Houston, Texas (North Shore) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Georgia Tech, UIW, Northern Iowa, Angelo State, Northeastern State, SBU, Texas A&M Commerce
    ** Star Recruit (247Sports)
    - Texas State Champion (6A) 15-0 Team Record #1 State Ranking; #8 Nation
    - Sub 4.4 spd.

    CB: Willie Roberts II 5-10; 180 Arlington, Texas (Martin) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Rice, Navy, Air Force, Bucknell, Holy Cross, UIW, Lamar
    ** Star Recruit (247Sports)
    - Utility Player of the Year (6A)
    - 1st Team All-District
    - 4.5 spd.

    CB: Zach Nwachukwu 5-9; 186 Plano, Texas (East) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Mississippi Valley St, Arkansas Tech, East Central, SW Oklahoma St
    ** Star Recruit (247Sports)
    - 2nd Team All-District (6A)
    - 4.5 spd.

    CB: Bruce Harmon 6-0; 175 Rockwall, Texas (Rockwall-Heath) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Navy, Air Force, UIW, Missouri State, Lamar, Henderson State, Midwestern State, Texas A&M-Commerce
    ** Star Recruit (247Sports)

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    K: Dylan Brown 5-8; 180 Mesquite, Texas (Poteet) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Sam Houston State, Navarro College, PWO at Baylor
    - Kohl’s 4.5 Star Performer
    - 1st Team All-District (6A)

    LS: Joshua Smetzer 6-0; 201 San Antonio, Texas (Churchill) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA
    - Rubio Long Snapper 4 Star Performer
    - Kohl’s 4.5 Star Performer
    - All-District (HM) (6A)

    LS: Braydon Chandler 5-9; 193 Burleson, Texas (Centennial) (Fr.)
    Offers from SFA, Southern Nazarene, Navarro College, Missouri Valley College
    11 3* recruits?

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    The will get better when Grass announces the addition of Deondre Francois....

    Were ok at QB. We need big guys.
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    11 3* recruits?
    I was just looking at the total number...is that seriously 49 guys? What happened to them that they needed to get half a team this recruiting season?
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    Furman added seven in the spring.

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    JOSH AGBENOU, LB
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    Chose Furman from among 14 scholarship offers, including six by FBS programs...projected 2019 graduate of Apalachee (6A) High School...football coach was Anthony Lotti...played linebacker, defensive, and also running back...served as team captain and led Region 8 6A in tackles in 2018 with 133 stops...two-time all-region selection who landed Georgia Sportswriters Association All-State (2nd Team) honors his senior year...selected to the play in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Classic.
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    WAYNE ANDERSON, JR, TB

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    Selected Furman from a pool of nine offers, including two from FBS schools...committed to Furman on Jan. 21, 2019...projected 2018 graduate of Prosper (6A) High School...football coach was Brandon Schmidt...saw duty at running back and defensive back...served as team captain and earned first team all-district laurels as a running back in 2018 after rushing for 1,524 yards and 18 touchdowns on a 9-3 district runner-up team...also registered 314 receiving yard and two scores...tallied 25 tackles, four interceptions and second team all-district honors in 2017, his junior year, after helping Prosper to 10-3, district championship season...in all ran for 2,224 yards and scored 25 touchdowns in his prep career...three-time academic all-district pick...clocked a school record 49.33 in the 400m in 2018 en route to winning area and district championships in the event.
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    DAN DODD, III, OG
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    Keystone Heights, Fla. (Keystone Heights High School)
    Had two FCS offers...committed to Furman on Jan. 18, 2019...projected 2019 graduate of Keystone Heights (4A) High School...football coach was Chuck Dickinson...played offensive and defensive line...four-year starter...two-time Gainesville Sun All-Area Team selection and three-time All-Clay County pick in balloting by head coaches...registered district and regional championships in weightlifting his junior year.
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    Committed to Furman on Feb. 3, 2019...projected 2019 graduate of Dutch Fork (5A) High School...played strong safety...head coach was Tom Knotts...started 27 games and registered over 200 tackles...member of three state championship teams that compiled a 41-1 record over his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons...two-time All-Region 5 5A selection...as a senior registered 92 tackles and three interceptions en route to landing all-state honors...Shrine Bowl selection who served as South Carolina's team captain (led the Shrine Bowl in tackles) and was a teammate of fellow Paladin signee Evan Jumper...registered seven tackles and a sack in the contest...also starred in baseball...hit .391 and earned all-region and second team all-state honors on the diamond as a junior.

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    Picked Furman over an offer from Chattanooga...projected 2019 graduate of Auburn (7A) High School...football coach was Adam Winegarden...played cornerback, safety, and wide receiver, in addition to special teams...two-time All-Region 2 7A selection...served as team captain and earned Alabama Sportswriters Association All-State (1st Team) honors in 2018...helped lead Auburn to consecutive Final 8 state playoff appearances his junior and senior seasons...also starred in baseball, playing center field and hitting leadoff...keyed Auburn to a state championship as a junior in 2018.

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    Do you get Chiziks dad too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ST_Lawson View Post
    I was just looking at the total number...is that seriously 49 guys? What happened to them that they needed to get half a team this recruiting season?
    After Coach Byrd and the entire coaching staff was replaced there was a mass Exodus, which included the entire starting OL and many others, not to mention 15 seniors who graduated.

    The team is pretty much almost a total overhaul.

    When Coach Carthel came in he inherited a depleted roster and he made sure to sign at least one or two quality players for each position.

    It will be interesting to see how it comes together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JALMOND View Post
    Portland State went with speed at all positions. Barnum calls it "The Year of the Cheetah", as we tried to get more speed. A couple notables are Justus Legg, 6-4 240lb DE from Riverside HS in Auburn, WA, a 4-star recruit who had offers from most of the Pac-12 as well as looks from Michigan. A couple publications had him leaning towards Utah but he is coming to Portland State. Also Jalen Chatman, a former 3-star QB from Narbonne HS in Inglewood, CA who redshirted at Rutgers last year, is transferring to Portland State as well. Also of note is John Krahn, a 6-10, 420lb OL (those are the correct dimensions) transfer from Riverside JC in California.
    3 stars are impressive gets for FCS, how do you figure you landed the 4 star ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by frozennorth View Post
    11 3* recruits?
    plus 9 or 10 with 2 stars .... almost all TX kids with 247 doling out stars like a pez dispenser loaded with a bump stock. That's a great way to get more clicks to your website ... not sure how 247 does this regionally, but I'm gonna have to call BS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbird 4th & short View Post
    plus 9 or 10 with 2 stars .... almost all TX kids with 247 doling out stars like a pez dispenser loaded with a bump stock. That's a great way to get more clicks to your website ... not sure how 247 does this regionally, but I'm gonna have to call BS.
    Pretty simple how it happens.

    Kid plays in Texas, Florida, California, Alabama, Louisiana, and a few others he is automatically a 2 star no matter how good or bad he is.

    There are a hundred D1 programs in those states. Kid gets an FBS offer - doesn't matter level of FBS offer and he gets at least a half star bump. Get a couple offers and "interest" from a P5 you get another half star.

    It's a system that creates a cylce of every kid in that area ending up with a handful of G5 offers and P5 "Hey, how do you feel about maybe walking on" interests boosting a kids star ranking.

    I take a kids "other offers" with a massive grain of salt. Almost none of them are committable. I genuinely mean almost none of them. These FBS programs are throwing out literally hundreds of offers per year.

    Read this article. It's long...but it is MUST read to show the slimey underside of recruiting - especially of rthose that are super caught up in what other "offers" a kid had, which is a direct impact on their star ranking. I'll post parts of it

    https://amp.si.com/college-football/...mpression=true


    Foster Moreau considered it “tacky” to commit immediately despite the circumstances: His dream college in his home state had just offered him a scholarship to play football. So he waited a week, then called LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron to accept the offer and announced it publicly, taking to Twitter with as much excitement as ever.
    This was the only major college offer that had been extended to Moreau, a three-star tight end out of a New Orleans private school, and the fact that his commitment came on Christmas Eve was part of the celebration. “It was awesome,” Moreau recalls. “I was like, ‘Let’s tweet this! It’s going to be a great tweet!’”
    While Moreau’s family celebrated his all-expenses-paid future in purple-and-gold, back in Baton Rouge his name was absent from the list of 2015 commitments scribbled on a whiteboard in LSU’s recruiting war room. Only weeks later did Moreau’s high school coach relay a message from the LSU staff: He was not guaranteed a spot after all. His heart sank.

    ....

    On Wednesday, hundreds of high school prospects will be left holding dozens of meaningless scholarship offers, signing with a school only after other programs, despite offering them a scholarship, never accepted their commitment. Maybe those schools found a better player at that position, or maybe the spots in the class filled up. Some scholarship offers aren’t ever committable, just fancy invitations to a school’s summer camp, while others are only committable for a certain amount of time. In the most egregious cases, coaches rescind offers out to committed prospects, and in other instances, schools strongly suggest that certain commits seek other options. “The coaches mother---- the kids,” says one major college assistant coach who wished to remain anonymous. “It’s the biggest problem in our game right now. It’s bull----.”

    ....

    Using the 247Sports recruiting database, Sports Illustrated research shows an accelerating trend at the major college level that hit new, disturbing benchmarks this year. The study, covering the last eight recruiting cycles, produced galling figures within college football’s major conferences: more than 101,000 scholarship offers issued in order to fill about 12,000 available scholarships. For the 2019 cycle alone, the 65 programs in Power 5 conferences made more than 15,000 scholarship offers in order to secure what is expected be about 1,600 signees. That’s an average of about 237 offers per school per year, a 100-offer increase from the average in 2012.
    ...

    There’s a reason the sport’s bluebloods are missing from the top 10. The schools passing out the most and earliest offers are typically secondary programs in competitive conferences. “They’ve got to get in early to beat the big dogs,” Simmons says. “Others try to create the narrative, ‘We don’t offer as many kids, so ours mean more!’ But that’s really hard to do.”

    ...

    Some schools use offers as marketing ploys, offering players they have no chance to land or aren’t serious about just so their school is linked to the player on internet searches, recruiting web pages and social media. “It’s a huge issue, and it continues to snowball,” Wright says. “People are throwing out hundreds of offers out there, because why not? You’re getting publicity.”

    ...

    The media is to blame, too, with its incessant coverage of teenagers’ potential college destinations. “The kids who now get all the attention are the ones who commit and decommit six times,” Johnson says. “The kids who commit and don’t change, they get one minute of fame and that’s it.” Recruiting reporters must wade through this mess, hanging their reputations on the comments of 16- and 17-year-olds while checking facts with college staff members. Prospects sometimes mistake flattery from a coach for an offer in a “miscommunication,” as Simmons says. Other players knowingly lie about an offer. They announce it publicly, often times on social media, only to have a recruiting reporter discover the truth from staff members. “I’ve had young people say that I’d offered them and I’d never had one conversation with them,” says Berry, who coached for 33 years before joining the AFCA in 2016. “Social media has created some challenges.”

    ...

    SO SO SO SO SO MUCH MORE in the link

    The quote that stood out to me most in that article that is applicable here was

    The schools passing out the most and earliest offers are typically secondary programs in competitive conferences. “They’ve got to get in early to beat the big dogs,” Simmons says. “Others try to create the narrative, ‘We don’t offer as many kids, so ours mean more!’ But that’s really hard to do.”
    That applies to CUSA, SBC, MAC, etc. schools as well. These schools throw out offers - which inflates a kids star ratings - like beads at a Mardi Gras parade and about 80% of the time they aren't even real offers.
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