Sunday, June 22, 2014

BG lands two football verbals, one major QB....

Recruiting news coming faster now...and one big announcement for the Falcons out of Wisconsin.

BG has a verbal from James Morgan of Ashwaubenon, which is in Wisconsin near Green Bay.  Morgan is a big get.  According to this story in the paper in Green Bay, he is the #1 pocket passer in Wisconsin and the #19 pocket passer in the country, both based on ESPN rankings.  The story clearly cites Coach Babers and the 2nd round choice of Garoppolo as a factor...oh, and RG III gets a mention, too.

Morgan is 6'4" and 205, which is a nice size for a MAC QB.  Here is a report on his junior season:

The FRCC [Fox River Classic Conference] offensive player of the year completed 58.4 percent of his passes for 2,153 yards and 22 touchdowns with seven interceptions in the regular season to lead the Jaguars to the conference title.
This is a huge get for the Falcons.  Morgan has the ability to become the heir apparent to Matt Johnson, provide depth in the meantime and keep the pressure on.  You need the right kind of QB to play this spread style, and if Morgan ends up being that guy, he could have some huge numbers in BG.

The second verbal is Justice Hart.  He is a RB/LB at Glenville.  The recruiting services seem to believe that the 6'0", 200 lb player will end up playing LB for the Falcons.  Here is what his HS Coach had to say about him...
"I think they saw he ran a 4.4 and that he's short and stocky," said Glenville coach Ted Ginn Sr.
Hint:  I think we probably saw that, too.  If accurate, that projects into a player who could be a beast in the MAC.

One note on Hart.  One of the PTSD elements from the last time we played a spread system was that it seemed like all the guys who could go either way ended up on offense...and it took about four years to dig the defense out of that hole.  I like that our first 3 verbals were on defense, two were on the front line and the third was a player who could have played offense.

So, welcome to the Falcons, James and Justice.

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