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Exclamation 2023 Football Recruiting Thread
Is this the 1st 2023 commit?

Sam Smith Jr, 6'4 205 WR from Waseon HS
247 shows UT his only offer, but from his twitter looks like he had interest from Miami, OU and Akron.

https://www.hudl.com/profile/10567096/Sam-Smith-Jr
02-13-2022 11:08 AM
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RE: 2023 Football Recruiting Thread
Likely... plus On3 shows Aki Kaba DL from Columbus as also committing. Possibly 2 committed.

Smith.... typical under-rated UT WR commit. <4.6 speed from a 6'04" split end. Definitely a deep ball threat with good hands

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02-13-2022 12:56 PM
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RE: 2023 Football Recruiting Thread
(02-13-2022 12:56 PM)IamN2daRockets! Wrote:  Likely... plus On3 shows Aki Kaba DL from Columbus as also committing. Possibly 2 committed.

Smith.... typical under-rated UT WR commit. <4.6 speed from a 6'04" split end. Definitely a deep ball threat with good hands

Go Rockets!

Kaba picked up West Virginia offer.
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RE: 2023 Football Recruiting Thread
(02-13-2022 04:12 PM)DetroitRocket Wrote:  
(02-13-2022 12:56 PM)IamN2daRockets! Wrote:  Likely... plus On3 shows Aki Kaba DL from Columbus as also committing. Possibly 2 committed.

Smith.... typical under-rated UT WR commit. <4.6 speed from a 6'04" split end. Definitely a deep ball threat with good hands

Go Rockets!

Kaba picked up West Virginia offer.

Sid Kaba does not show a commit in his twitter, only the UT offer from last week.
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RE: 2023 Football Recruiting Thread
But, there is another commit. Another WR:

WR Cooper Rusk, 6'0 187 from Nordonia HS.
Didn't see a 247 page. The only offer I see on his twitter feed is from Dayton.

https://www.hudl.com/profile/7893328/Cooper-Rusk
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RE: 2023 Football Recruiting Thread
(02-13-2022 04:46 PM)northcoastRocket Wrote:  But, there is another commit. Another WR:

WR Cooper Rusk, 6'0 187 from Nordonia HS.
Didn't see a 247 page. The only offer I see on his twitter feed is from Dayton.

https://www.hudl.com/profile/7893328/Cooper-Rusk

Ah wait, he must be a 2022 Walk-on, not a '23 commit. So, adding another depth WR for this year.
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RE: 2023 Football Recruiting Thread
(02-13-2022 12:56 PM)IamN2daRockets! Wrote:  Likely... plus On3 shows Aki Kaba DL from Columbus as also committing. Possibly 2 committed.

Smith.... typical under-rated UT WR commit. <4.6 speed from a 6'04" split end. Definitely a deep ball threat with good hands

Go Rockets!

I don't think he's going to remain underrated for too long. Smith reminds me of Gunnar Oakes a WR from Swanton who just finished playing TE for EMU. I think Smith is faster than Gunnar, but also think he may end up at 230-240 lbs and playing TE. I heard he was getting some momentum from some Big Ten schools and Iowa State, I hope UT can keep him as he is gonna be really good.
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RE: 2023 Football Recruiting Thread
Wauseon's Sam Smith becomes first member of UT's 2023 football class

https://www.toledoblade.com/sports/ut/20...0220214091

4.0 student, plans to major in engineering and had interest in Harvard. Article also says he could be switched to safety, or OLB, or even TE, but it's not clear if that's just the author's opinion or what the coaching staff has said.
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RE: 2023 Football Recruiting Thread
New verbal, Perrysburg OL 6'5 275 Grant Zimmerly
Only official offers I see are UT and BGSU, although it looks like he was getting interest from several other MAC schools and a few others.

https://www.hudl.com/profile/12994580/Grant-Zimmerly
https://247sports.com/player/grant-zimmerly-46130456/
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RE: 2023 Football Recruiting Thread
Per my coaching friends at P-burg he is not as mentally tough as his brother (BGSU) was at his age. He has a ways to go to be a DI player but then again he's only 16 or 17. His brother was a beast in HS and under-recruited by all. Hope he pans out
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RE: 2023 Football Recruiting Thread
Touted OT Mason Ludwig UT commit.
#26 player in Ohio.
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RE: 2023 Football Recruiting Thread
(03-24-2022 12:54 PM)Boca Rocket Wrote:  Touted OT Mason Ludwig UT commit.
#26 player in Ohio.

https://247sports.com/player/mason-ludwig-46108950/
https://www.hudl.com/profile/10121912/Mason-Ludwig

Mostly all MAC offers, plus MAC-adjacent Iowa St and Kentucky. Plus Princeton. Toledo it seems was his first offer back in 2020.
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RE: 2023 Football Recruiting Thread
And with his commitment . Bam the UT class is at the top of the 2023 MAC recruiting class. Not that it means anything
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RE: 2023 Football Recruiting Thread
3 senior OL in '23 class. Let's say we lose one to portal (maybe conservative) so we're halfway to 4.

We're getting the ) lineman everyone has been begging for and we're getting them early in this class

Go Rockets!
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RE: 2023 Football Recruiting Thread
BTW..... Zimmerly didn't play in '21 so he has a low exposure level. He didn't play or camp last year. UT knew the local talent.
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RE: 2023 Football Recruiting Thread
(03-25-2022 08:26 AM)IamN2daRockets! Wrote:  3 senior OL in '23 class. Let's say we lose one to portal (maybe conservative) so we're halfway to 4.

We're getting the ) lineman everyone has been begging for and we're getting them early in this class

Go Rockets!

Now if we were to get a new OL coach that would be something. Can't fire Mt Union friends.
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RE: 2023 Football Recruiting Thread
(03-25-2022 10:04 AM)DetroitRocket Wrote:  
(03-25-2022 08:26 AM)IamN2daRockets! Wrote:  3 senior OL in '23 class. Let's say we lose one to portal (maybe conservative) so we're halfway to 4.

We're getting the ) lineman everyone has been begging for and we're getting them early in this class

Go Rockets!

Now if we were to get a new OL coach that would be something. Can't fire Mt Union friends.

Well, apparently UT needed the MU connection to get this commit.

https://www.reviewonline.com/sports/loca...in-toledo/
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RE: 2023 Football Recruiting Thread
Following recovery from injury, Perrysburg lineman Grant Zimmerly commits to Toledo

https://www.toledoblade.com/sports/high-...0220324110
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RE: 2023 Football Recruiting Thread
New verbal, Cole Rhett DL from Columbus Bishop Watterson. Somewhere between 6'6 and 6'8 and 290 and 305
don't see a 247 page, nor any other offers at this point.

https://www.hudl.com/profile/12871172/Cole-Rhett
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RE: 2023 Football Recruiting Thread
Thanks for posting Northcoast.... Interesting kid. Has some flab on him like all kids at these large weights. Plays DT, OT, and center on basketball team. He could have garnered a scholarship through basketball but not at DI.

UT getting large bodies. Looks more like like an OT than DT. He is not side to side quick like a DT needs to be - like Marquise Moore. and even Hester at 6'03"

No 247 info yet. Zimmerly already rated by 247 as a 2 star and Smith as a three but what's in a #?

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