Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Falcons Get Football Verbal

BG has their second known verbal of the '17 class, this one being Shermond Dabney of Orchard Lake St. Mary's, which is located kind of southwest of Pontiac--and 1,391 miles from Lubbock :).  That's a high-level Michigan program that finished #1 in the state in Division III.  They have four players (second most) on this mlive list of the Top 40 Michigan recruits in '17.    Dabney is not one of them, but that's indicative of the environment he is playing in.

He is a CB/RB, though it sounds like he projects to CB in college.  He's 6'0", 180 pounds with athleticism you have to like for a MAC corner...he's a productive hurdler on the track team (has qualified for the state meet and won a state championship) and he's also wrestled in the state meet, which is an unusual thing for a d-back but I always figured it transferred relatively well to football.

He had offers from Western Michigan (elite!), BG, Miami and Kent, so clearly strong interest at this level.

One last thing...check this out at the end of his D-zone profile:
State champion in football. State champion in track. All state track runner. Most improved track runner. State qualifier in wrestling. All catholic, all league in wrestling. Most improved wrestler.
Key phrase that is seen twice:  "most improved"

Welcome to the Falcons, Shermond.

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