Thankful to announce that I am officially committed to Bowling green University pic.twitter.com/CIS3pbkusz— iceman koontz (@koontz101) May 9, 2016
The Falcons have landed a 3-star commit from Boardman (Youngstown area)...and this one certainly seems to be worthy of some attention. His name is Travis Koontz...he's a TE...just guessing here, but I assume he's a kind of hybrid TE...if for no other reason than I doubt if we really need the other kind. He's 6'4" and 240 pound--which is obviously a commanding size and a matchup problem if teams put a DB on him.
Scout called his commitment "somewhat of a shocker." He had widely reported legit offers from Maryland, UC and Iowa State. He is rated as the #4 TE in Ohio and #12 in the Midwest.
Scout ran him down and asked about the BG commit. Here's what he said:
"I committed to Bowling Green now because I don't think any other school can offer what they have," Koontz stated. "I trust their coaching staff."
"I know this staff is going to do great things at Bowling Green, and I want to be a part of it," he added. "It's just the perfect fit for me."
So a couple things. First, as we are in the gathering evidence phase of our new coaching staff, those words are powerful and this is a young man dealing with DJ Durkin, Tommy Tuberville, and Matt Campbell...and their staffs. (Also Bo Pelini). Second, even in an offense like BG will run, a TE that forces the defense to choose between a LB for size and a DB for speed is a huge weapon, especially as everyone else is spread out and stretched.
Welcome to the Falcons, Travis.