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Old 01-09-2016, 10:50 AM   #36
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Spencer Brown has appeared to pick up an offer from UNI. He also has that he is a UNI Commit on his Twitter page.
Wonder what position he will play. Yahoo Sports has him as an OT, but he is listed as a TE and DE other places.

https://twitter.com/spencerbrown54/s...11854234451968

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He looks like a BIG kid with some athleticism.

Highlights- Junior Year
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6' 8" and 235 lbs. You don't see that frame very often.

Kid looks athletic and has no problem catching the ball on that video. I think you go TE and make this kid your next Oordt or Lehman.
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Getting a little excited about how this class is coming together.

Let's see what they can do over the next month to finish it off.
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getting football talent to Cedar Falls has never been an issue...
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Is there a running list of committed players somewhere? As in one continuous post, website, or google doc?
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Tolu Ogunrinde has committed to UNI

https://twitter.com/BallForLife4

at 6'2" 220, he is athletic and he appears to be a Beast.
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2289082/...s/301055385/v2

From what I've read he appears to be headed to the defensive side of the ball.
He appears to be related to Varmah Sonie (https://twitter.com/Veesonie4)
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He appears to be related to Varmah Sonie (https://twitter.com/Veesonie4)
For what it's worth...that Twitter post by Tolu to announce his decision was as well done as anything I've seen. Thanked all the people in his life who've helped him get there and all the coaches who've recruited him for making it a great experience.

Nicely done.
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Old 01-11-2016, 12:16 PM   #42
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Is there a running list of committed players somewhere? As in one continuous post, website, or google doc?
This is a great idea. I may consider this in the future. I love doing this stuff but as many of us know a full-time job can interfere with this.
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Jeremiah Johnson twitted 3 commits in past 2days. Anyone got names?
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WR out of Blue Springs MO's 14-0 state title team...

Briley Moore...6'4" 215 lbs. Big Cat.
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Wow, we have picked up some really big Wideouts this year. It was a position of need and we pulled in some really Tall young men. 6'4", 6'4", 6'2", just right off the top. Over all I think the entire crop of recruits for UNI are pretty tall.
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WR out of Blue Springs MO's 14-0 state title team...

Briley Moore...6'4" 215 lbs. Big Cat.
Blue Springs has been good for UNI ... must be the purple unis.
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Wow, we have picked up some really big Wideouts this year. It was a position of need and we pulled in some really Tall young men. 6'4", 6'4", 6'2", just right off the top. Over all I think the entire crop of recruits for UNI are pretty tall.
Perfect fit for an offense to be built on a power run game with a big QB with a big arm.

I really thing Bill is going to get the OC job and we'll see an offense similar to that of 08 and prior
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Christian Jegen is also verballed to UNI per Randy Withers twitter page

https://twitter.com/RandyWithersKC

Apparently, Christian excels at being both a Wideout and CB! Awesome get!

Also He is also listed at 6'2"!
Another tall recruit.
https://twitter.com/RandyWithersKC/s...05244680241152

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Christian Jegen is also verballed to UNI per Randy Withers twitter page

https://twitter.com/RandyWithersKC

Apparently, Christian excels at being both a Wideout and CB! Awesome get!

Also He is also listed at 6'2"!
Another tall recruit.
Gatorade Kansas Player of the Year (http://www.kansascity.com/sports/hig...e47851245.html).

More on Jegan:
https://www.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1804122
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Was Bret LeMaster the Kansas Gatorade POY as well?
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WR out of Blue Springs MO's 14-0 state title team...

Briley Moore...6'4" 215 lbs. Big Cat.
Watched a little video on BM.

Could see him putting on another 15-20 lbs and working out of the TE spot a bit. He's a big, physical guy catching the ball and then looking to dole out some punishment. Looks like a Larry Fitz out there.

Like the looks of Jegen as a play maker. Very athletic and strong and fast enough to make big plays. Looks like a kid who coulda played about anyplace on the field in HS.

Like the looks of Isiah Weston as well.
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UNI needs to sign Noah Clayberg out of Pella.

Give that kid a RS year and then play him at either slot receiver or safety. He'll start for four years.

That's the kind of kid out of Iowa we need to get. Huge stats, knows how to win, very athletic but not quite the size the FBS boys look for.

If you can play, you can play. He'll help us win.
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Add Brison White...OLB/SS out of Minnesota to the purple.

Think James Conley. Fast and agile.
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Watched a little video on BM.

Could see him putting on another 15-20 lbs and working out of the TE spot a bit. He's a big, physical guy catching the ball and then looking to dole out some punishment. Looks like a Larry Fitz out there.

Like the looks of Jegen as a play maker. Very athletic and strong and fast enough to make big plays. Looks like a kid who coulda played about anyplace on the field in HS.

Like the looks of Isiah Weston as well.
I would agree with your assessment on BM. he does look like a guy who could work the middle of the field as a Tight End. Very physical and shows good hands and aggressive at attacking the ball. Would be a bad match up with his ability to go deep for Linebackers and too big and strong for DBacks.
Jegen looks like he could be a good one. Just wondering what side of the ball he was told he would play on. Or did they just mention he would be an athlete? If he and Shannon Sanford plays Defensive Back, then we would have another tall group. 6'2" and 6'3" respectively.
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Perfect fit for an offense to be built on a power run game with a big QB with a big arm.

I really thing Bill is going to get the OC job and we'll see an offense similar to that of 08 and prior
Dear lord I hope so, It would be nice to host a quarterfinal or even semi-final game.

Sounds like we are knocking it out of the park this year with recruiting, lets hope it pays dividends.
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With these recruits I have a hard time believing that won't be our offense. I read on Twitter Mario wasn't the co-OC until about 09. Previous to that it was only Bill, is that correct?

If so, it's pretty damming towards Mario that once he took control of the offense the identity and plan was completely gone.
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Add Brison White...OLB/SS out of Minnesota to the purple.

Think James Conley. Fast and agile.
I was wondering if any of the East Ridge players would end up at UNI.

Weird year for them, started with their HC fired and top offensive lineman (four star recruit) ruled ineligible and an interim HC. They rallied and went to the state championship game, with a lead late in the fourth quarter only to lose with under two minutes left.

White will be a safety at UNI, most likely. He started as a safety at Cretin-Durham as a junior and bulked up in the off-season for a senior year at ERHS. I saw him twice this season - he is fast getting to the ball and seemed to always be involved in the play.
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I was wondering if any of the East Ridge players would end up at UNI.

Weird year for them, started with their HC fired and top offensive lineman (four star recruit) ruled ineligible and an interim HC. They rallied and went to the state championship game, with a lead late in the fourth quarter only to lose with under two minutes left.

White will be a safety at UNI, most likely. He started as a safety at Cretin-Durham as a junior and bulked up in the off-season for a senior year at ERHS. I saw him twice this season - he is fast getting to the ball and seemed to always be involved in the play.
So he already knows the UNI culture.

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So he already knows the UNI culture.

Perfect
It was eerily similar to the regular season game at NDSU this year.
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UNI needs to sign Noah Clayberg out of Pella.

Give that kid a RS year and then play him at either slot receiver or safety. He'll start for four years.

That's the kind of kid out of Iowa we need to get. Huge stats, knows how to win, very athletic but not quite the size the FBS boys look for.

If you can play, you can play. He'll help us win.
Clayberg would be a great get but, from reading a DM Register article the other day, his dream team is in Iowa City and intimated he would walk on there if not given a UI scholarship.
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Clayberg would be a great get but, from reading a DM Register article the other day, his dream team is in Iowa City and intimated he would walk on there if not given a UI scholarship.
If that is the case then he probably wouldn't be able to handler the academics at UNI anyway.
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Clayberg would be a great get but, from reading a DM Register article the other day, his dream team is in Iowa City and intimated he would walk on there if not given a UI scholarship.
That's where the recruiting part comes in...right?

Somebody's gotta sell it.
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Tolu Ogunrinde has committed to UNI

https://twitter.com/BallForLife4

at 6'2" 220, he is athletic and he appears to be a Beast.
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2289082/...s/301055385/v2

From what I've read he appears to be headed to the defensive side of the ball.
Tolu has withdrawn hit UNI commitment. Huh.
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Tolu has withdrawn hit UNI commitment. Huh.
Looks like he is going to visit NDSU. Wonder why he decommitted
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Looks like he is going to visit NDSU. Wonder why he decommitted
Most likely he may be just changing his mind. It happens. It's also possible he was being recruited by one of the two assistants who just left. Kids change their mind based on coaches leaving all the time.
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Desmond Chapple out of Edwardsville, IL says he's gonna wear the purple next year.

6'4" 235 lb listed as DE/TE.

Rivals shows him 3* with offers from some MAC and MVFC schools and Wyoming.

Ya gotta hand it to Wyoming...they do get a lot of offers out there.

Interesting how many out of state kids we're getting commitments from early this year. FCOA helping close the deal with these guys?
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Looks like Sonny Onken out of Norwalk also committed to UNI over the weekend.

6'4" 240 lb.

Listed as OLB and TE but not sure where he'll play. Could be DE.
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Desmond Chapple out of Edwardsville, IL says he's gonna wear the purple next year.

6'4" 235 lb listed as DE/TE.

Rivals shows him 3* with offers from some MAC and MVFC schools and Wyoming.

Ya gotta hand it to Wyoming...they do get a lot of offers out there.

Interesting how many out of state kids we're getting commitments from early this year. FCOA helping close the deal with these guys?
Also had an offer from Pitt. How many kids are turning the ACC down for us?
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Lotta big frames coming into Cedar Falls in this class.

Farley put a mandatory 6'2" minimum on recruits this year?
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Most likely he may be just changing his mind. It happens. It's also possible he was being recruited by one of the two assistants who just left. Kids change their mind based on coaches leaving all the time.
I understand that it happens, just curious why. Good point on it possibly being a coaching change though

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