Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Falcon Football Gains New Verbal

The Falcons grabbed another verbal--and another from Florida--as we learned that DL Kenderson Obas has committed to BG.

Kenderson attends Dr. Phillips HS in Orlando.  His teammate, RB Eric Harrell, has already verballed to BG.  This is also the HS that WR Chris Gallon attended.

BG now has 20 HS players (and 1 JUCO and 1 D1 transfer) in this class and 7 of them are from Florida. Based on twitter feeds, there are still coaches in Florida and we are continuing to seek players.  Those of who remember Coach Clawson's introductory "State of Bowling Green" speech have to be surprised by the continuing reliance on Florida players--but, it is no different than many teams in the MAC are doing.

We were expecting a small class, so something is happening in the math here.  Maybe we have some commits who aren't coming, maybe we had some scholarships opening up, who knows.  It will eventually be clear, but for right now, we are actually inching toward a maximum class.

ESPN doesn't have a rating on him.  He's 6'2" 270 and played D-tackle in HS.  He was named to the Orlando Sentinel's All-Central Florida team, where they said this...

Dominant force with 109 tackles, 33 for loss. Tied school records with 15 sacks and five forced fumbles.
Note, they list him at 255.

Note, they also say that Ronnie Moore, who is a huge athlete and "do it all" player is down to BG and UC.

Here, they refer to him as putting the "beast" in his team's defense.

He cites some early interest in these articles but nothing I saw shows him with any other offers.  Having said that, he certainly appears to be the kind of guy whose game would translate very well to the MAC.

Welcome to the Falcons, Kenderson.

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