Breaking Down the Recruiting Class

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Breaking Down the Recruiting Class

Post by USU78 » January 4th, 2011, 2:43 pm

Here we are, broken down by position (LOI if noted; otherwise verbal):

Offense:

Line: Albrecht, Austin (6'6 260 _._ OL, Alta HS, UT); Hicks, Jordan (6'5 280 5.4 OL, Brighton HS, UT); Tenney, Stetson (6'5 295 _._ OL, Show Low HS, AZ, E Arizona CC, AZ) Signed! Midyear!

With Tenney coming in midyear and a great big hole at LT, looks like GA thinks we're in pretty good shape for next season with just the one JC so far.

Backs: Keeton, Chuckie (6'2 184 4.5 QB/Ath, Cy City HS, TX); Kennedy, Adam (6'5 210 _._ QB, Stockton HS, CA, San Joaquin Delta CC, CA) Signed! Midyear!

Note the QB signings/commits, but lack of WR and TE and RB signings/commits. This tells us something about the state of our talent, even last season with the injuries, and where our offense was lacking.

Defense:

Line: Hautau, Ofa (6'2 270 _._ DL, East HS, UT); Lapuaho, Al (6'3 295 _._ DT, Granger HS, UT, Snow JC, UT); Orth, Corey (6'5 235 4.85 DE, Buena Vista HS, CO, E Arizona CC, AZ) Signed! Midyear!; Palepoi, Denny (6'2 310 _._ DT, Skyline HS, UT, Snow JC, UT) (w/o?); ; Whimpey, Kevin (6'6 265 _._ DE, Lone Peak HS, UT, Idaho State, ID) (midyear RM enrollee?); Whimpey, Kyle (6'7325 _._ DT, Lone Peak HS, UT, Idaho State, ID) (midyear RM enrollee?)

Long and solid and numerous (5) at Tackle -- and remember Evan's already on campus per transfer rules -- ; long and quick enough at one DE, who's coming next week, and possibly another.

Linebackers: Keller, Derek (6'3 215 _._ LB, Alta HS, UT) (w/o?)

Looks like coaches are satisfied with the starters and depth. I myself would like another inside guy, especially after watching the Penn State and TCU LBs in action last week.

Backs: Alston, Terrance (5'10 175 _.) CB/PR, Vanden HS, CA, Solano CC, CA) Signed! Midyear!;
Jackson, LaDale (5'11 160 4.45 DB, Silverado HS, NV); Peck, Bridger (6'2 205 4.51 DB/LB, Bingham HS, UT)

I'm guessing we'll see another JC or 2 at DB with what we're losing. We shall see.
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Re: Breaking Down the Recruiting Class

Post by ryanolsen » January 5th, 2011, 2:03 pm

I saw the Sporting News recruiting issue yesterday. I think they had Lapuaho as the 22nd overall JC guy. The bio there listed his commit as Washington St but, the school lists further back had him committed to us instead. I hope we still get him.

Does anyone know anything about Palepoi? It doesn't look like he played this year.



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Post by UtahStizzle » January 5th, 2011, 7:18 pm

From this year, I think where we need most help is O and D line. Looks like that is being addressed.


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Re: Breaking Down the Recruiting Class

Post by NoCalAggie » January 6th, 2011, 4:00 pm

No recruits this weekend, huge weekend the weekend of January 21 with the home hoop game.



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Re: Breaking Down the Recruiting Class

Post by Seldomseensmith » January 7th, 2011, 11:13 am

According to Tony Jones, the Whimpey brothers will be on campus this weekend. Just coming off missions. Kevin a 6'6" 265 lb DE, and Kyle a 6'7" 325 lb OL. Played HS ball at Lone Peak and signed with Idaho State out of HS. We've offered.
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Re: Breaking Down the Recruiting Class

Post by USU78 » January 7th, 2011, 11:52 am

Seldomseensmith wrote:According to Tony Jones, the Whimpey brothers will be on campus this weekend. Just coming off missions. Kevin a 6'6" 265 lb DE, and Kyle a 6'7" 325 lb OL. Played HS ball at Alta and signed with Idaho State out of HS. We've offered.
Preferred walkons, maybe?


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Re: Breaking Down the Recruiting Class

Post by 40Aggie » January 7th, 2011, 11:57 am

USU78 wrote:
Seldomseensmith wrote:According to Tony Jones, the Whimpey brothers will be on campus this weekend. Just coming off missions. Kevin a 6'6" 265 lb DE, and Kyle a 6'7" 325 lb OL. Played HS ball at Alta and signed with Idaho State out of HS. We've offered.
Preferred walkons, maybe?
Very doubtful they'll walk-on anywhere. Apparently a 2 year hiatus is making them a hot commodity. They supposedly are garnering a lot more recruiting attention now than they did before their missions.



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Re: Breaking Down the Recruiting Class

Post by USU78 » January 7th, 2011, 1:11 pm

40Aggie wrote:
USU78 wrote:
Seldomseensmith wrote:According to Tony Jones, the Whimpey brothers will be on campus this weekend. Just coming off missions. Kevin a 6'6" 265 lb DE, and Kyle a 6'7" 325 lb OL. Played HS ball at Alta and signed with Idaho State out of HS. We've offered.
Preferred walkons, maybe?
Very doubtful they'll walk-on anywhere. Apparently a 2 year hiatus is making them a hot commodity. They supposedly are garnering a lot more recruiting attention now than they did before their missions.
Did they grow? Sometimes a couple of inches acquired between 19 and 21 makes a big difference.

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You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

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Re: Breaking Down the Recruiting Class

Post by aggieblood » January 7th, 2011, 1:52 pm

Who are we competing against? BYU and Utah? These could be some great additions.


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Re: Breaking Down the Recruiting Class

Post by ShowMeAggie » January 7th, 2011, 2:43 pm

Very doubtful they'll walk-on anywhere. Apparently a 2 year hiatus is making them a hot commodity. They supposedly are garnering a lot more recruiting attention now than they did before their missions.
Did they grow? Sometimes a couple of inches acquired between 19 and 21 makes a big difference.

USU "Doesn't like the idea of ISU's castoffs coming to Logan . . . but what do I know?" 78
My guess would have been this: that they are not castoffs, but rather enterprising young men that realized that after having put on 50 lbs each, they might command a different level of interest after the mission.

But as SoCalAggie reminded us with his tagline on the other board: "I may be wrong"



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Re: Breaking Down the Recruiting Class

Post by 3rdGenAggie » January 7th, 2011, 3:54 pm

Well, that was quick! Good job getting them to commit Gary!http://www.usufans.com/News/1972


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Re: Breaking Down the Recruiting Class

Post by 40Aggie » January 7th, 2011, 3:59 pm

I hope they can indeed make an immediate impact. Bengal fans seemed to think these boys would land higher than USU. I had also heard they were receiving some MWC interest. Hopefully they'll be good additions.



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Re: Breaking Down the Recruiting Class

Post by Aggiefan33 » January 7th, 2011, 4:21 pm

wait - I thought we were MWC ???

guess that is just wishful thinking still.


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Re: Breaking Down the Recruiting Class

Post by NVAggie » January 7th, 2011, 4:44 pm

Andersen could sell ice to an eskimo.



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Re: Breaking Down the Recruiting Class

Post by bigskysbro » January 7th, 2011, 9:19 pm

Gary could sale a ketchup popsicle to a woman in a white dress.



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Re: Breaking Down the Recruiting Class

Post by USU78 » January 7th, 2011, 9:28 pm

Gary could sell The Descent of Man at a Baptist convention.


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Re: Breaking Down the Recruiting Class

Post by aggie16 » January 7th, 2011, 9:39 pm

Andersen and staff are recruiting well; however I'd like to see more emphasis on HS recruits rather than JUCO. You must have strong HS recruits for a long term positive program. Cam Newton's come once in a lifetime.



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Re: Breaking Down the Recruiting Class

Post by AGGIEFIGHT » January 7th, 2011, 11:16 pm

I saw a blog entry from one of their mission campanions.
He said I have a new companion that is no Wimpey missionary and then
went on to say that he had brought a full set of weights
with him on his mission. That would be one heavy backpack.



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Post by UtahStizzle » January 8th, 2011, 2:31 am

aggie16 wrote:Andersen and staff are recruiting well; however I'd like to see more emphasis on HS recruits rather than JUCO. You must have strong HS recruits for a long term positive program. Cam Newton's come once in a lifetime.
These two brothers are HS recruits. Ones a red-shirt freshmen the other a sophmore.


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Post by UtahStizzle » January 8th, 2011, 2:31 am

And Gary could sell socialism to Glenn Beck.


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Re: Breaking Down the Recruiting Class

Post by Seldomseensmith » January 8th, 2011, 9:28 am

According to the HJ article, they picked USU over Utah.



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Re: Breaking Down the Recruiting Class

Post by USU78 » January 8th, 2011, 9:33 am

Seldomseensmith wrote:According to the HJ article, they picked USU over Utah.
As they should!


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Re: Breaking Down the Recruiting Class

Post by NVAggie » January 8th, 2011, 9:59 am

Gary could sell dental work to a hillbilly.
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Re: Breaking Down the Recruiting Class

Post by BigBlueDart » January 8th, 2011, 10:01 am

This latest "GA could sell" trend and the recent Scott Barnes thread makes me think we need to start another Robert Turbin thread. We haven't had one on this board yet, have we?



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Re: Breaking Down the Recruiting Class

Post by NVAggie » January 8th, 2011, 10:10 am

Robert Turbin knows where Waldo is



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Re: Breaking Down the Recruiting Class

Post by USU78 » January 8th, 2011, 10:33 am

Robert Turbin doesn't like Sarah Lee.


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Re: Breaking Down the Recruiting Class

Post by NVAggie » January 8th, 2011, 11:03 am

I always thought it was "Nobody does it like Sarah Lees". I have been way off my whole like.



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Re: Breaking Down the Recruiting Class

Post by NVAggie » January 8th, 2011, 11:04 am

Turbin can outlast the Energizer Bunny.



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