Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Falcon Verbal #13 (JUCO)

At his season ending presser, Coach Clawson said that it was a possibility that BG would bring in a JUCO WR to add depth.  Currently, the Falcons will feature only Shaun Joplin and Je'Ron Stokes with any significant D1 game experience.

They went all the way to Southern California for this one....Nigel Westbrooks of Palomar has verbally committed to be a Falcon next season.

Here's a local media story...

Westbrooks, who had 52 receptions for over 700 yards and 11 touchdowns, said he made official visits to Colorado State and Nevada along with Bowling Green, but ultimately he chose Bowling Green because they are in a similar situation to Palomar’s team this year.

“They have a sophomore quarterback so he will be there (my) whole time, and they have a lot of people coming back,” Westbrooks said via text message. “I really just fit into their program and they are the best situation for me to come in and make the biggest impact.”

He's listed as 6'3" and 190 pounds.  He was first team All-Avocado league (I swear to god) in HS.  His QB at Palomar is heading to Kent, FWIW.

The Falcons have had success with this route.  Both of this year's top receivers were JUCO transfers.  I understand Coach doesn't want to build a program on JUCOs, but I also agree that for short-term gaps, it is a perfect viable approach.

Welcome to the Falcons, Nigel.

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