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2018: Football recruiting updates before National Signing Day on 2/7
We're officially a month away from National Signing Day on Wednesday, February 7th and I thought we needed a thread to post recruiting updates and roster news until then. I don't follow every program in CUSA that closely, so I was hoping others would post any updates for their respective programs. I've started with updates for Florida Atlantic.


Florida Atlantic's recruiting updates:
> Carson Lydon (Class of ’17), 3* OLB, Los Angeles Valley College (Van Nuys, CA) and played his freshman year at Virginia Tech will start classes on 1/8.
> Taylor Crabtree, P/K, East Mississippi C.C. (Scooba, MS) will join as a preferred walk-on and start classes on 1/8.
> Jaylen Joyner, 3* WDE, Jones (Orlando, FL) will visit on 1/12. He has 26 offers which include Virginia Tech, NC State, South Carolina, and Wake Forest. Florida Atlantic is currently listed as his favorite.

Florida Atlantic's roster news:
> Chris Robison, 4* QB, Oklahoma transfer (Mesquite, TX) will be eligible to play in 2018.
> Jovon Durante, 4* WR, West Virginia transfer (Miami, FL) will be eligible to play in 2018.
> De’Andre Johnson, 3* QB, East Mississippi C.C. (Scooba, MS) is expected to compete for the starting QB position next season after undergoing surgery.
> Daniel Parr, 3* QB, Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens, FL) is transferring to Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.
> Jason Driskel, 3* QB, Hagerty (Oviedo, FL) is graduating this spring and there is talk he may not return for his final year of eligibility.

Florida Atlantic's 2018 recruiting class (as of 12/20):
> Nero Nelson, 3* WR, Copiah-Lincoln C.C. (Wesson, MS)
> Charles Cameron, 3* DT, Copiah-Lincoln C.C. (Wesson, MS) will start classes on 1/8.
> Devin Hayes, 3* SDE, Jones (Orlando, FL)
> Franklin Jackson, 3* WDE, West Orange (Winter Garden, FL)
> Desean Holmes, 2* WR, Bishop Alemany (Pasadena, CA) who was originally a commit for Kiffin at USC in 2014.


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01-07-2018 10:45 PM
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RE: 2018: Football recruiting updates before National Signing Day on 2/7
Good idea for a thread. I notice FAUs class is heavy on transfers and jucos which is fine for the short term but not necessarily good for building a program. I realize Brohm had great success with it at WKU, but once the coach is no longer there sustainability is difficult. As long as Kiffin is there you are in good shape, for the sake of your program and the conference we certainly hope he stays. Congrats on a great season.
01-08-2018 08:56 AM
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RE: 2018: Football recruiting updates before National Signing Day on 2/7
(01-08-2018 08:56 AM)herdfifteen Wrote:  Good idea for a thread. I notice FAUs class is heavy on transfers and jucos which is fine for the short term but not necessarily good for building a program. I realize Brohm had great success with it at WKU, but once the coach is no longer there sustainability is difficult. As long as Kiffin is there you are in good shape, for the sake of your program and the conference we certainly hope he stays. Congrats on a great season.

Wasn't that a part of the problem for USM when Fedora left? I know EJ was an awful hire but (from what I remember) the cupboard was pretty bare and that delayed the rebuild when Monken was hired.
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RE: 2018: Football recruiting updates before National Signing Day on 2/7
(01-07-2018 10:45 PM)thefaU Wrote:  We're officially a month away from National Signing Day on Wednesday, February 7th and I thought we needed a thread to post recruiting updates and roster news until then. I don't follow every program in CUSA that closely, so I was hoping others would post any updates for their respective programs. I've started with updates for Florida Atlantic.


Florida Atlantic's recruiting updates:
> Carson Lydon (Class of ’17), 3* OLB, Los Angeles Valley College (Van Nuys, CA) and played his freshman year at Virginia Tech will start classes on 1/8.
> Taylor Crabtree, P/K, East Mississippi C.C. (Scooba, MS) will join as a preferred walk-on and start classes on 1/8.
> Jaylen Joyner, 3* WDE, Jones (Orlando, FL) will visit on 1/12. He has 26 offers which include Virginia Tech, NC State, South Carolina, and Wake Forest. Florida Atlantic is currently listed as his favorite.

Florida Atlantic's roster news:
> Chris Robison, 4* QB, Oklahoma transfer (Mesquite, TX) will be eligible to play in 2018.
> Jovon Durante, 4* WR, West Virginia transfer (Miami, FL) will be eligible to play in 2018.
> De’Andre Johnson, 3* QB, East Mississippi C.C. (Scooba, MS) is expected to compete for the starting QB position next season after undergoing surgery.
> Daniel Parr, 3* QB, Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens, FL) is transferring to Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.
> Jason Driskel, 3* QB, Hagerty (Oviedo, FL) is graduating this spring and there is talk he may not return for his final year of eligibility.

Florida Atlantic's 2018 recruiting class (as of 12/20):
> Nero Nelson, 3* WR, Copiah-Lincoln C.C. (Wesson, MS)
> Charles Cameron, 3* DT, Copiah-Lincoln C.C. (Wesson, MS) will start classes on 1/8.
> Devin Hayes, 3* SDE, Jones (Orlando, FL)
> Franklin Jackson, 3* WDE, West Orange (Winter Garden, FL)
> Desean Holmes, 2* WR, Bishop Alemany (Pasadena, CA) who was originally a commit for Kiffin at USC in 2014.


*All ratings are based on 247sports.

Is Driskel planning on transferring or is he calling it quits? Kinda silly, if you ask me - he was a starter for the entire 10-game winning streak and has a year of eligibility. I don't think he can make it in the NFL.
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RE: 2018: Football recruiting updates before National Signing Day on 2/7
(01-08-2018 07:44 PM)goliath74 Wrote:  Is Driskel planning on transferring or is he calling it quits? Kinda silly, if you ask me - he was a starter for the entire 10-game winning streak and has a year of eligibility. I don't think he can make it in the NFL.

The word is he might have had enough with football. Since he will be graduating in the spring, it seems he's ready to move on. I'll keep you updated if I hear anything more conclusive.
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RE: 2018: Football recruiting updates before National Signing Day on 2/7
(01-08-2018 09:25 AM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
(01-08-2018 08:56 AM)herdfifteen Wrote:  Good idea for a thread. I notice FAUs class is heavy on transfers and jucos which is fine for the short term but not necessarily good for building a program. I realize Brohm had great success with it at WKU, but once the coach is no longer there sustainability is difficult. As long as Kiffin is there you are in good shape, for the sake of your program and the conference we certainly hope he stays. Congrats on a great season.

Wasn't that a part of the problem for USM when Fedora left? I know EJ was an awful hire but (from what I remember) the cupboard was pretty bare and that delayed the rebuild when Monken was hired.
There was no problem when Fedora left. 5 guys from a 0-12 team played in the NFL. Daddy football was the problem
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RE: 2018: Football recruiting updates before National Signing Day on 2/7
There was a little bit of a talent problem after Fedora left. A lot of it was EJ, but some of it was Fedoras last couple recruiting classes not producing much. Yes we had a few guys from the 2012 team make it in the NFL for a while, but some of those were young, and the 2012 team didn’t have much depth with talent and no QB.
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RE: 2018: Football recruiting updates before National Signing Day on 2/7
We got most of our targets during the early singing period and I'm surprised we are 3rd in the conference with such a small class
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RE: 2018: Football recruiting updates before National Signing Day on 2/7
We haven't had much good news emerge since the hiring of our new coach to be honest. But we have had bad news, such as the news over the weekend that Calvin Anderson (our best returning OL) is graduating and will transfer for his final year to somewhere else. Supposedly he may end up at Texas which would surprise me (he's a big guy and has had tons of potential but I haven't seen the ability from him that would make me think he could start at UT).
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RE: 2018: Football recruiting updates before National Signing Day on 2/7
(01-08-2018 11:11 PM)Eagle9 Wrote:  There was a little bit of a talent problem after Fedora left. A lot of it was EJ, but some of it was Fedoras last couple recruiting classes not producing much. Yes we had a few guys from the 2012 team make it in the NFL for a while, but some of those were young, and the 2012 team didn’t have much depth with talent and no QB.


If you think Fedora left the cupboard bare, you're clueless.
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