Monday, July 01, 2019

Football Verbal: Myles Williamson

BG has its newest football commit.  This young man is Myles Williamson, a CB from Westerville Central.  He's 5'10 and 171, has 2 stars from 247 and an offer from Miami.

His brother Marcus plays for OSU.  This McCallister guy has a little scouting report on his, including his tackling and a lot of his fundamental skills.  He needs to get bigger and stronger (McCallister says), which obviously he will as he matures and then gets into the BG weight program.  I saw elsewhere that he is used by his school as a shutdown corner.  He was special mention all-district last season.

Welcome to the Falcons, Myles.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Hassan Belton to Retire

So, Hassan Belton has decided to leave football for medical reasons.  He will graduate in August and we wish him nothing but the best for his future.

It is a reminder of the risk that these young men take to play college football.

Belton came to BG in January of 2018 as a JUCO transfer at LB.  Also, he was injured playing Maryland, the type of game BG plays to fill the coffers for the entire athletic department.  After the game, Coach Jinks said his injury "doesn't look good."

Belton started last year on the starting line of the depth chart.  He was expected to contribute right away and was part of a catastrophic string of injuries that crippled an already challenged defensive unit.

Again, congrats on the graduation and best of luck.

Football Verbal, Shon Strickland

BG has a new verbal commit.  Shon Strickland, a WR from Reynoldsburg, OH, has now committed to be in the fold.

He's 6'0" and 175.  Reyoldsburg had an unusually good season last year, going 10-2 and making the regional semi-final.  They beat Start 52-0 in the state playoffs.

Shon was second-team all-league with 27 receptions, 408 yards, 5 TDs.

He also played basketball and his Mom ran for City Council.

Welcome to the Falcons, Shon.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Football Verbal: Dylan Walker

Another football verbal.  Dylan Walker is from Daniel Boone High School in Birdsboro, PA.  (Birdsboro is about 4 miles from the Daniel Boone Homestead.)

He's listed on HUDL as a WR, TE and DE.  He's 6'5" and 225 pounds, if that's something that might be of interest to you.  He doesn't have a ton of notoriety or offers due to the fact that he missed his entire junior season due to injury.  Even so, he was named by this writer as the #64 ranked prospect in football-rich PA.  The only offer I could find was from New Hampshire.

Anyway, he seems tailor-made for our offense, which values dual-threat TE and WRs who put pressure on the defensive coordinators when they are putting their personnel on the field.

Welcome to the Falcons, Dylan.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Falcon Verbal from Sandusky

BG has another highly-ranked verbal commit on board.  This one is a young man named Terion Stewart, who is a RB from Sandusky.

If you like production, he's your guy.  He was first-team all-Ohio last year, rushing for 2,731 yards on 10.9 yards per carry.  He has 3,964 yards in two varsity seasons.  He had 39 TDs last year and 61 for his career.  He brings a combination of power and speed.  He is 5'9" and 205 pounds, and ran a 10.9 100-yard dash in track.

247 has him ranked as a 3-star recruit and he's just outside the top 100 RBs in the country.  Neither 247 nor twitter lists any offers for him other than BG, for whatever that is worth.

Welcome to the Falcons, Terion.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Football Verbal, Aaron Washington

Another verbal!  Coming hot and heavy now.  This is a 3-star ILB from Atlanta, GA.  He's about 5'11' and 202 pounds.  He was highly recruited...including App State, Air Force, UB, CMU, Coastal Carolina, Columbia, FIU, FAU, Georgia Southern, Kent State, Liberty, Marshall, Mercer, South Alabama, Tulane, and Western Kentucky.

He was first team, all-region for 4-AAAA.  He's in this story for having six TFL as a sophomore.  This is a high-quality program.  Their QB is on his way to UCF...and they have been regularly winning their district championship and made the state semi-finals recently.

Welcome to the Falcons, Aaron

Friday, June 21, 2019

Springdale ARK to the DOYT...pipeline continues

So, amazing as it is....BG has now picked up its 3rd and 4th commits from the football hotbed of Springdale, AR, courtesty of Har-Ber High school.  The previous two, Jay Brown and Torance Farmer have committed earlier and then yesterday and today this two young men also committed.  It's just unusual to get four players from one school and to have it be a school 807 miles away.

If you are curious, the school is named for local industrialists Harvey and Bernice Jones.

They won the state title in 2009.  Last year they had a bunch of controversies.  So the school paper (I swear to God) broke a story about a transfer violation, the school tried to shut it down and then ended up forfeiting 3 wins.

My understanding is that BG has a family link to the area and has been riding it to recruit Har-Ber HS.

So, the players. 

JaJuan Boyd is a 6'0" and 160 lb CB.  This story said he was one of the top juniors in Arkansas.

Boyd returns from a sophomore season that saw him collect 32 tackles, including one for loss, four interceptions, seven pass breakups, one fumble recovery and a forced one. He returned three kickoffs for 44 yards. On offense, Boyd caught 12 passes for 116 yards.  This story says he ran a sub 4.5-40.

His twitter feed revealed one FCS offer and if there are others I was unable to find them.

The other is LB JB Brown.  He's 6'2" and 210 and runs a 4.6 as well, based on his hudl page.  This is a guy who there's not much out there on, but he offers from NE State, Missouri State, and Indiana State on his twitter feed.

Welcome to the Falcons, JaJuan and JB.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Falcon Football Verbal--Dontrez Brown

BG has another football verbal, as the commits are coming in fast and furious now.  Dontrez Brown is a DT from Fremont Ross HS.  The Little Giant is 6'1" and 280 at the end of his junior year.  He doesn't have a ranking from 247 right now, though they have been going back and giving 2 stars to guys.

Based on his twitter feed, he had offers from Air Force, WMU, Ball State, EMU, Akron, and Toledo, as well as Fordham, Georgetown and Robert Morris.  If you have Georgetown and Air Force, you can figure you have a good student.

He was also first team all-state as a junior in DII.  He had a big year.  As a junior, he had 59 total tackles in 2018, eight TFL and 14.5 quarterback sacks along with two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two pass break-ups.

Looks like another really strong recruit for BG, which is racking up commits now. 

I have this as BG's 14th verbal.  We can expect a full class, due to BG's soft numbers, so there's a way to go yet.  Brown is the first d-lineman BG has gotten a commit from, but I'd expect you will see more in the next 11 guys, because it is a position of severe need.

Current Position breakdown:

DL:  1
WR:  2
QB:  2
OL: 2
TE: 2
DB: 3
LB: 1
RB: 1


Offense:  9
Defense: 6

So, I'd suspect you'll see D-lineman and defensive players coming, as that is an area where we are very short of quality players.

Football Verbal

BG has netted another verbal commitment from ground zero for our program....this one from Detroit. His name is Marcus Sheppard and he's a DB from Detroit Country Day.  He's 5'11 and 167 and 247 says he had offers from Kent, Alabama A&M, Eastern Kentucky, Indiana State, Morgan State and Western Illinois.  Additionally, the d-zone says he was also recruited by Ohio, Grand Valley and Ferris State.

247 has him as a 2-star recruit and the #71 recruit in Michigan.

As a JR he had 3 INT and 19 passes defended.  Also 6 TFL.

Welcome to the Falcons, Marcus.