- Everybody's recruits sound good.
- Every D-IA player has a good highlight reel.
- Recruiting services are as uninformed on the MAC as I am.
- I like to look for validation--All-State, All-conference, Etc.
Then I break them into three categories, based on available evidence. I don't say any of them won't contributed, just what we can tell from what we know:
- Tweener (Between Star and Contributor)
- Contributor/NEI (Not enough information)
- Nate Brown.
- Eric Ransom
- Glen Stanley
- Sinisa Vrvilo:
- Mark Wooldridge
- Chris Young
- Willie Geter
So, let's see what we have for this year's class. A quick note. O-Line!!--DANG!! Looks like some quality there.
Star (7 out of 18)
Tim German (OL): Two-time All-Ohio and a member of state runner-up team.
Aaron Pankratz (QB): Highly decorated, 6'6" QB from Nordonia. Next in the line of great Falcon quarterbacks. Presence of Andrew Beam insures his redshirt stays on.
Lane Robilotto (DB):--Two-time All-Ohio and enrolled early at BGSU. Great numbers, seems poised to be a very good player.
Charles Robinson (OL): Also two-time All-Ohio, and team offensive MVP.
Marc Stevens (OL): Highly decorated O-lineman, and the Falcon nation is fired up. Played well in an all-star game too. Next in the line of great Falcon centers.
Anthony Stover (LB): Ohio D-III defensive player of the year, along with other accolades.
Blaec Walker (OL): Also all-state and second-team All-American.
Tweener (4 out of 18)
Andrew Beam (QB): The ultimate tweener. Maybe a high tweener. Beyond the gaudy highlights, Beam was second-team All-State in California, so had we recruited him then we would have been pretty thrilled. Good JUCO numbers and honors add to the case.
Robert Lorenzi (DB): Another JUCO. 14 INTs in two season. Has the same birthday as me, and Urban Meyer.
Marquese Quiles (DB)--Looks like a high tweener to me. 7 INTs in his senior season and player for a strong team in Georgia. Still, no mention of even all-conference honors. Blocked 10 kicks (OMG OMG OMG) in two years.
Adrien Spencer (DB)--All-Indiana his senior year. Again, though, most contributions appeared to be on offense. Brother plays for Dallas.
Contributor-NEI (7 out of 18)
Jonathan Davis (DB)--Was his team's Offensive player of the year, but we project to defense. Track letterman. Was all-conference, but its not clear on which side of the ball.
Keith Morgan (DB)---Same story. Hugh offensive player (conference MVP and all) but defensive ability has yet to be documented.
DeMark Jenkins (WR)--All-Conference and HM All-State in Indiana.
Casey McHugh (OL)--JUCO. Admittedly, this system can be tough on lineman who do not have stats.
Nicholas Tuminell0 (DE): Was all-conference, but not much else to go on.