Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Falcons Land New Football Verbal

Yeah, you read that right.  A couple days ago Coach Scheier had tweeted that BG had landed a new verbal, which is highly unusual.  You don't see guys committing to programs that don't have a coach.  I mean, theoretically you should be interested in the school and everything, but most guys want to know who the coach will be.

The young man, as reported in The Blade today, is named Brock Hinkel.  He is a TE, 6'5" and 250, who played at Iowa Western Community College.  He was all-league, had 9 receptions for 155 yards a 1 TD, which doesn't sound like a lot but with his size, there is a good chance he was a more traditional blocking TE.

This school is a serious operation.  He red-shirted, for one thing, and they were the national junior college champions last year.  20 players from last year's team transferred to play FBS ball, and while that was a high number, they transfer multiple guys to D1 every year, consistently.  They were 11-1 this season.

On a football level, this signing is important because BG is graduating its two primary TEs.  There is one TE in the class as constituted today.  Scott Davis (will be R-So) and Logan Larson (will be R-FR) remain on the roster as scholarship players.  Davis saw some snaps this year.  (Met his parents at the Kent game).  Anyway, there's a shot for Hinkel to contribute right away.

Welcome to the Falcons, Brock.

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