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Early Signing Period
So far two recruits have signed.

Javaughn Williams 6-3 WR
http://www.maxpreps.com/athlete/javaughn...efault.htm

Craig Elmore 5-9 RB
http://www.hudl.com/profile/5260644/craig-elmore
12-20-2017 10:20 AM
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RE: Early Signing Period
(12-20-2017 10:20 AM)ilovegymnast Wrote:  So far two recruits have signed.

Javaughn Williams 6-3 WR
http://www.maxpreps.com/athlete/javaughn...efault.htm

Craig Elmore 5-9 RB
http://www.hudl.com/profile/5260644/craig-elmore

Williams is a nice recruit. He had a handful of other FBS offers. Obviously tall, but not particularly fast if he ends up as a WR.

Elmore was not highly recruited. But he was all-state, played for state champion Phillips HS, & rushed for 1800+ with 22 TDs.

BTW Western had 20 early signees today. Let's see what Coach Lewis can do to catch up by Feb.
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12-20-2017 11:24 PM
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RE: Early Signing Period
It looks like Sean Lewis has been hard at work, as he has secured a few commitments already.

Here is the list of 9 verbal commitments in addition to the 2 early signees for KSU Football:
Taurean Taylor - RB - Tucker GA
Lamar Farris - QB - Jena LA
Mark Carter - S - Opa Locka FL
Shane Johnson - QB - Snow College JC
Michael Sullivan - OG. Dedham MA
Creed Stegall-Monroe - S - Detroit MI
Rovny Dslia - OLB - Pittsburgh PA
Derrick Corbin - DB - Detroit MI
Tamatoa Neher - OL - Snow College JC
12-21-2017 12:27 PM
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RE: Early Signing Period
Per Allen Moff of the Record-Courier, the following players are transferring out or not returning next year.

Stefano Millin - OL graduated and is graduate transferring to Cincinnati Bearcats (this 1 hurts the most, as he was considered a pro prospect and would have been the LT next year)

Shane Hynes - K graduated and is graduate transferring to University of South Carolina Gamecocks

George Bollas - QB headed to Pharmacy School
Nick Holley - RB/QB graduated and not returning due to injuries

With that said, that would free up 4 scholarships for Lewis 1st class. Also, 17 seniors and the 3 additional listed above, would say that 20 scholarships are available for this class, but that is before additional transfers in & out happen once Lewis/staff meet with the players and get the lay of the land.
12-21-2017 01:08 PM
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RE: Early Signing Period
I note how few recruits are from Ohio. The same can be said of Ohio State's list. Over the past four decades Ohio has slipped down several pegs as a state to get D I football players from. It is still better than average, I guess, but not what it once was.
12-21-2017 04:40 PM
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(12-21-2017 04:40 PM)Muskrat Wrote:  I note how few recruits are from Ohio. The same can be said of Ohio State's list. Over the past four decades Ohio has slipped down several pegs as a state to get D I football players from. It is still better than average, I guess, but not what it once was.

Please don’t compare us to OSU. There is surely enough talent for KSU
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12-22-2017 06:49 AM
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KSU93, that isn't what I was saying at all!
12-22-2017 07:10 AM
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(12-22-2017 07:10 AM)Muskrat Wrote:  KSU93, that isn't what I was saying at all!
I live very close to an Ohio Div III school - even they recruit and have multiple players on the roster from Florida - the state has 20 million people - twice Ohio's population. I guess that is why the success this year of FAU, FIU, UCF, USF, Miami and FSU is not all that surprising.
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12-22-2017 07:52 AM
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RE: Early Signing Period
There was a time when an Ohio school could win and win big with virtually all Ohio recruits. Decades ago, the Ohio State roster would have maybe only four out of state players, usually from western PA. Those days are long gone. I just looked at some sites. Ohio is still 5th in terms of the number of D I players even though it is 7th in population. That is better than I thought. But still, every team needs to recruit heavily outside of the state because there are several D I football programs fighting for those and Ohio State is always going to get the cream of the crop, with a rare exception here and there, of the Ohio boys who stay in-state.
12-22-2017 10:40 AM
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RE: Early Signing Period
(12-22-2017 10:40 AM)Muskrat Wrote:  There was a time when an Ohio school could win and win big with virtually all Ohio recruits. Decades ago, the Ohio State roster would have maybe only four out of state players, usually from western PA. Those days are long gone. I just looked at some sites. Ohio is still 5th in terms of the number of D I players even though it is 7th in population. That is better than I thought. But still, every team needs to recruit heavily outside of the state because there are several D I football programs fighting for those and Ohio State is always going to get the cream of the crop, with a rare exception here and there, of the Ohio boys who stay in-state.

With the possible exception of Texas ... name another state that has eight D-1 football teams, a 1-A (YSU) power, and D11 (Ashland) contender a D111 dynasty and several other strong D111 programs ... frankly, a dead-end program like Kent is probably wasting its time getting in that line to recruit ... Florida/Georgia has more talent and less competition for it ...
12-22-2017 04:02 PM
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