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Post by AggieUprising50 » December 23rd, 2020, 9:55 pm

Seeing that this is the best post season in the history of the NCAA with the ability to pick up transfers, who do you all think the new coaching staff should look at getting that has a decent shot of coming here.

I personally think Pita Tonga would help fill a huge hole and we’d have a good shot at getting him here.



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Post by Roy McAvoy » December 23rd, 2020, 9:59 pm

I admit it, I’m slightly concerned about the lack of noise coming from our end with regards to transfers. I would’ve hoped we’d be hitting the portal harder than basically any other school.

That combined with the fact that we never even called Jacob Sirmon (Washington QB transfer) gives me a little bit of pause.



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Post by Imakeitrain » December 23rd, 2020, 10:06 pm

I've been sincerely impressed with how you all know so much about transfers at other schools. I do not personally follow enough from other schools to know anything about what transfers I would like to see. I'll catch a game here or there but I really only care about USU. I'm glad to hear about potential targets.


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Re: Target Transfers

Post by Aggie84025 » December 23rd, 2020, 10:20 pm

When is the dead period for recruiting? That could part of it.



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Re: Target Transfers

Post by GeoAg » December 23rd, 2020, 10:39 pm

This is the dead period
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Re: Target Transfers

Post by Aggie formerly in Hawaii » December 23rd, 2020, 11:05 pm

How serious are the coaches looking at quarterbacks in the transfer portal? Are they satisfied with the current QBs on our roster? And no I am not saying we should get Jake Bentley.



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Re: Target Transfers

Post by aggies22 » December 24th, 2020, 4:49 am

GeoAg wrote:
December 23rd, 2020, 10:39 pm
This is the dead period
100% correct and exactly why we aren't hearing much. Most of the staff is out on vacation. They aren't due back until January 6th.



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Re: Target Transfers

Post by aggies22 » December 24th, 2020, 4:53 am

Aggie formerly in Hawaii wrote:
December 23rd, 2020, 11:05 pm
How serious are the coaches looking at quarterbacks in the transfer portal? Are they satisfied with the current QBs on our roster? And no I am not saying we should get Jake Bentley.
I think it's likely too late to get in on a high school kid. With only 3 scholarship QBs on the roster and it being VERY common for most teams to carry at LEAST 4 scholarship QBs, I would say we have to be looking at the transfer portal pretty seriously.



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Post by AGGIEinIOWA » December 24th, 2020, 7:46 am

aggies22 wrote:
Aggie formerly in Hawaii wrote:
December 23rd, 2020, 11:05 pm
How serious are the coaches looking at quarterbacks in the transfer portal? Are they satisfied with the current QBs on our roster? And no I am not saying we should get Jake Bentley.
I think it's likely too late to get in on a high school kid. With only 3 scholarship QBs on the roster and it being VERY common for most teams to carry at LEAST 4 scholarship QBs, I would say we have to be looking at the transfer portal pretty seriously.
Just me spitballing but here are a few qb’s in the portal that I’d take a look at. Have some significant D1 experience and probably not too much of a reach.
Jack Coan - Wisconsin (may be a bit of a stretch)
Hendon Hooker - VT
Asher O’Hara - MTSU

In the end we’ll probably end up with either Logan Bonner (Ark State) or Darriel Mack (UCF) just because there are connections with the new staff.
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Re: Target Transfers

Post by jeffdan25 » December 24th, 2020, 8:21 am

One thing everyone needs to think about is BA is a system guy. I know for a pretty certain fact that Sirmon is a 100% pro style QB and did not want to be put in an offense where he had to run the RPO (thanks 22!). Grading transfers has little to do with how well a kid did in high school. High school players are a little more of a crap shoot on whether their game will translate to the next level. This is not GA and this is not an inexperienced staff. They will get their guys that they believe will fit. Not only their system, but what they want to accomplish as a program.
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Re: Target Transfers

Post by gomretat » December 24th, 2020, 8:56 am

Roy McAvoy wrote:
December 23rd, 2020, 9:59 pm
I admit it, I’m slightly concerned about the lack of noise coming from our end with regards to transfers. I would’ve hoped we’d be hitting the portal harder than basically any other school.

That combined with the fact that we never even called Jacob Sirmon (Washington QB transfer) gives me a little bit of pause.
Agreed. Confusing at best.



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Re: Target Transfers

Post by slcagg » December 24th, 2020, 8:57 am

aggies22 wrote:
December 24th, 2020, 4:53 am
Aggie formerly in Hawaii wrote:
December 23rd, 2020, 11:05 pm
How serious are the coaches looking at quarterbacks in the transfer portal? Are they satisfied with the current QBs on our roster? And no I am not saying we should get Jake Bentley.
I think it's likely too late to get in on a high school kid. With only 3 scholarship QBs on the roster and it being VERY common for most teams to carry at LEAST 4 scholarship QBs, I would say we have to be looking at the transfer portal pretty seriously.
What about the kid from lehi. Cooper. Not saying we are interested now but he is a hs kid we previously offered. I’d still love to get his older brother.



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Re: Target Transfers

Post by 2004AG » December 24th, 2020, 9:01 am

slcagg wrote:
aggies22 wrote:
December 24th, 2020, 4:53 am
Aggie formerly in Hawaii wrote:
December 23rd, 2020, 11:05 pm
How serious are the coaches looking at quarterbacks in the transfer portal? Are they satisfied with the current QBs on our roster? And no I am not saying we should get Jake Bentley.
I think it's likely too late to get in on a high school kid. With only 3 scholarship QBs on the roster and it being VERY common for most teams to carry at LEAST 4 scholarship QBs, I would say we have to be looking at the transfer portal pretty seriously.
What about the kid from lehi. Cooper. Not saying we are interested now but he is a hs kid we previously offered. I’d still love to get his older brother.
He’s going to Northern Iowa


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Post by AggieUprising50 » December 24th, 2020, 1:08 pm

Here’s a receiver that we recruited before that ended up going to ASU. He has great speed and could be a good deep threat.

https://247sports.com/Recruitment/Brand ... Interests/
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Post by AGGIEinIOWA » December 24th, 2020, 1:18 pm

AggieUprising50 wrote:Here’s a receiver that we recruited before that ended up going to ASU. He has great speed and could be a good deep threat.

https://247sports.com/Recruitment/Brand ... Interests/
Interesting that he had an offer from Arkansas State too. BA and Cefalo likely have some history with him.



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Post by Aggie84025 » December 24th, 2020, 1:34 pm

jeffdan25 wrote:
December 24th, 2020, 8:21 am
One thing everyone needs to think about is BA is a system guy. I know for a pretty certain fact that Sirmon is a 100% pro style QB and did not want to be put in an offense where he had to run the RPO (thanks 22!). Grading transfers has little to do with how well a kid did in high school. High school players are a little more of a crap shoot on whether their game will translate to the next level. This is not GA and this is not an inexperienced staff. They will get their guys that they believe will fit. Not only their system, but what they want to accomplish as a program.
This is correct, BA will be running a specific system on offense. His offenses were really good at A-State, i believe he can have just as successful offenses here. It might take him a year or 2, but i believe he will get our offense rocking.
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Re: Target Transfers

Post by jeffdan25 » December 24th, 2020, 2:27 pm

AGGIEinIOWA wrote:
December 24th, 2020, 1:18 pm
AggieUprising50 wrote:Here’s a receiver that we recruited before that ended up going to ASU. He has great speed and could be a good deep threat.

https://247sports.com/Recruitment/Brand ... Interests/
Interesting that he had an offer from Arkansas State too. BA and Cefalo likely have some history with him.
22 and I discussed him quite a bit coming out of high school. Correct me if I’m wrong but he was on the fringe of committing to us until the ASU offer came in.



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Re: Target Transfers

Post by slcagg » December 24th, 2020, 2:32 pm

jeffdan25 wrote:
December 24th, 2020, 2:27 pm
AGGIEinIOWA wrote:
December 24th, 2020, 1:18 pm
AggieUprising50 wrote:Here’s a receiver that we recruited before that ended up going to ASU. He has great speed and could be a good deep threat.

https://247sports.com/Recruitment/Brand ... Interests/
Interesting that he had an offer from Arkansas State too. BA and Cefalo likely have some history with him.
22 and I discussed him quite a bit coming out of high school. Correct me if I’m wrong but he was on the fringe of committing to us until the ASU offer came in.
Junior college. Not hs. But yes.



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Re: Target Transfers

Post by jeffdan25 » December 24th, 2020, 2:34 pm

slcagg wrote:
December 24th, 2020, 2:32 pm
jeffdan25 wrote:
December 24th, 2020, 2:27 pm
AGGIEinIOWA wrote:
December 24th, 2020, 1:18 pm
AggieUprising50 wrote:Here’s a receiver that we recruited before that ended up going to ASU. He has great speed and could be a good deep threat.

https://247sports.com/Recruitment/Brand ... Interests/
Interesting that he had an offer from Arkansas State too. BA and Cefalo likely have some history with him.
22 and I discussed him quite a bit coming out of high school. Correct me if I’m wrong but he was on the fringe of committing to us until the ASU offer came in.
Junior college. Not hs. But yes.
You’re right my bad. He did take an official visit here as well.



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Re: Target Transfers

Post by slcagg » December 24th, 2020, 2:54 pm

jeffdan25 wrote:
December 24th, 2020, 2:34 pm
slcagg wrote:
December 24th, 2020, 2:32 pm
jeffdan25 wrote:
December 24th, 2020, 2:27 pm
AGGIEinIOWA wrote:
December 24th, 2020, 1:18 pm
AggieUprising50 wrote:Here’s a receiver that we recruited before that ended up going to ASU. He has great speed and could be a good deep threat.

https://247sports.com/Recruitment/Brand ... Interests/
Interesting that he had an offer from Arkansas State too. BA and Cefalo likely have some history with him.
22 and I discussed him quite a bit coming out of high school. Correct me if I’m wrong but he was on the fringe of committing to us until the ASU offer came in.
Junior college. Not hs. But yes.
You’re right my bad. He did take an official visit here as well.
No worries. Must be a senior now I’m guessing as that seems at least a couple recruiting cycles back.



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Re: Target Transfers

Post by BLUERUFiO » December 24th, 2020, 3:15 pm

Aggie84025 wrote:
December 24th, 2020, 1:34 pm
jeffdan25 wrote:
December 24th, 2020, 8:21 am
One thing everyone needs to think about is BA is a system guy. I know for a pretty certain fact that Sirmon is a 100% pro style QB and did not want to be put in an offense where he had to run the RPO (thanks 22!). Grading transfers has little to do with how well a kid did in high school. High school players are a little more of a crap shoot on whether their game will translate to the next level. This is not GA and this is not an inexperienced staff. They will get their guys that they believe will fit. Not only their system, but what they want to accomplish as a program.
This is correct, BA will be running a specific system on offense. His offenses were really good at A-State, i believe he can have just as successful offenses here. It might take him a year or 2, but i believe he will get our offense rocking.
I have ABSOLUTE confidence that our offense will be awesome. I’m excited. Like you said it may take 2 years, but, I won’t be surprised to see a good offense next year. Defense is a wild card.


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Post by 2004AG » December 24th, 2020, 4:14 pm

2004AG wrote:
slcagg wrote:
aggies22 wrote:
December 24th, 2020, 4:53 am
Aggie formerly in Hawaii wrote:
December 23rd, 2020, 11:05 pm
How serious are the coaches looking at quarterbacks in the transfer portal? Are they satisfied with the current QBs on our roster? And no I am not saying we should get Jake Bentley.
I think it's likely too late to get in on a high school kid. With only 3 scholarship QBs on the roster and it being VERY common for most teams to carry at LEAST 4 scholarship QBs, I would say we have to be looking at the transfer portal pretty seriously.
What about the kid from lehi. Cooper. Not saying we are interested now but he is a hs kid we previously offered. I’d still love to get his older brother.
He’s going to Northern Iowa


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I take that back.

He’s leaning towards Weber State though. I think if Blake wants him bad enough, he could still get him though.

The new staff has reached out to him though.

And the new staff seems to be hitting Utah recruiting Utah pretty hard after Gary had pretty much thrown in the towel. Kyle Cefalo has been reaching out and setting meetings with high school coaches and inviting them up to Logan to see the program.


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Re: Target Transfers

Post by Roy McAvoy » December 24th, 2020, 4:55 pm

aggies22 wrote:
December 24th, 2020, 4:49 am
GeoAg wrote:
December 23rd, 2020, 10:39 pm
This is the dead period
100% correct and exactly why we aren't hearing much. Most of the staff is out on vacation. They aren't due back until January 6th.
Yet there continues to be several solid transfers on paper announcing their commitment to G5 schools during this “dead period”.
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Post by GameFAQSAggie » December 24th, 2020, 5:13 pm

BLUERUFiO wrote:
December 24th, 2020, 3:15 pm
Aggie84025 wrote:
December 24th, 2020, 1:34 pm
jeffdan25 wrote:
December 24th, 2020, 8:21 am
One thing everyone needs to think about is BA is a system guy. I know for a pretty certain fact that Sirmon is a 100% pro style QB and did not want to be put in an offense where he had to run the RPO (thanks 22!). Grading transfers has little to do with how well a kid did in high school. High school players are a little more of a crap shoot on whether their game will translate to the next level. This is not GA and this is not an inexperienced staff. They will get their guys that they believe will fit. Not only their system, but what they want to accomplish as a program.
This is correct, BA will be running a specific system on offense. His offenses were really good at A-State, i believe he can have just as successful offenses here. It might take him a year or 2, but i believe he will get our offense rocking.
I have ABSOLUTE confidence that our offense will be awesome. I’m excited. Like you said it may take 2 years, but, I won’t be surprised to see a good offense next year. Defense is a wild card.
I would take our offense looking good against weaker teams next year, ala 2017, then taking 2 years to look good against better teams.



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Re: Target Transfers

Post by aggies22 » December 24th, 2020, 6:57 pm

Roy McAvoy wrote:
December 24th, 2020, 4:55 pm
aggies22 wrote:
December 24th, 2020, 4:49 am
GeoAg wrote:
December 23rd, 2020, 10:39 pm
This is the dead period
100% correct and exactly why we aren't hearing much. Most of the staff is out on vacation. They aren't due back until January 6th.
Yet there continues to be several solid transfers on paper announcing their commitment to G5 schools during this “dead period”.
Commitments can be made during the dead period. However, schools can't make contact with recruits.
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Post by FromLItoLogan » December 24th, 2020, 8:48 pm

AGGIEinIOWA wrote:
December 24th, 2020, 7:46 am
aggies22 wrote:
Aggie formerly in Hawaii wrote:
December 23rd, 2020, 11:05 pm
How serious are the coaches looking at quarterbacks in the transfer portal? Are they satisfied with the current QBs on our roster? And no I am not saying we should get Jake Bentley.
I think it's likely too late to get in on a high school kid. With only 3 scholarship QBs on the roster and it being VERY common for most teams to carry at LEAST 4 scholarship QBs, I would say we have to be looking at the transfer portal pretty seriously.
Just me spitballing but here are a few qb’s in the portal that I’d take a look at. Have some significant D1 experience and probably not too much of a reach.
Jack Coan - Wisconsin (may be a bit of a stretch)
Hendon Hooker - VT
Asher O’Hara - MTSU

In the end we’ll probably end up with either Logan Bonner (Ark State) or Darriel Mack (UCF) just because there are connections with the new staff.
Coan would be a huge stretch. I'm assuming he'll transfer back to a NY school like Syracuse or maybe depending on their QB situation maybe Rutgers. He went to school not far from where I did and most kids out there either stay local or go to Florida for school because that's where their grandparents moved to for retirement.



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Re: Target Transfers

Post by Jackscoach » December 25th, 2020, 7:00 pm

ALL NCAA Division 1 sports are in a dead period and have been in a dead period since March and will continue to be in a dead period until at least April 15. This is due to covid and is for all sports at the division 1 level.

During a dead period coaches can call, zoom, FaceTime, text and email. The only thing that’s prohibited during a dead period is any type of in person contact whether it is on or off campus. This means there has been no off campus evaluations and no official or unofficial visits. It is how ALL recruiting has been done since March.

Id say the lack of movement right now is more an indication of a coach putting a staff together while simultaneously trying to evaluate a dumpster fire of a roster AND evaluate kids in the portal and try and recruit them virtually. It’s not necessarily a bad thing just more of a lot of things happening at the same time plus Christmas.



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Re: Target Transfers

Post by taniataylor » December 25th, 2020, 7:49 pm

BTW there are literally 1985 transfers in the portal right now!!


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Post by tetonaggie » December 25th, 2020, 11:04 pm

taniataylor wrote:BTW there are literally 1985 transfers in the portal right now!!
Which is 15+ per Div 1 team.


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Post by slcagg » December 26th, 2020, 6:19 am

tetonaggie wrote:
December 25th, 2020, 11:04 pm
taniataylor wrote:BTW there are literally 1985 transfers in the portal right now!!
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Holy cow! This is crazy. Does the 1985 include transfers from fcs schools as well?



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