Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Football Lands 3-star commit....

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.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Hudl has him at a 4.6 40, that speed and size will be like a locomotive coming at you. Welcome