Officially Commited to Bowling Green pic.twitter.com/pY4YkG7hL2— Jamari Rouse Ⓜ️ (@JamariRouse) November 27, 2016
Coach Jinks told the media after the Buffalo win that the coaches had Saturday off and then it was on the road to recruit for them. This is huge for BG. The Falcons simply must restock the program with players--and then hope the coaches get better in the meantime. But you have to have them both in place. So far, recruiting has appeared to be a strength for these guys, but that game is only in the first quarter.
So, they nabbed a quick commit yesterday, right on the heels of the Buffalo win. The young man is Jamari Rouse, a DT from Deerfield Beach, FL. He's 6'2" and 262 and listed as a 3-star composite recruit on 24/7. He had offers from Temple, Syracuse, North Carolina, Buffalo, Charlotte, Georgia State, Idaho, Middle Tennessee, Ohio, Southern Miss and Youngstown State. They have him ranked as the #7 DT in Florida, which sounds pretty good to me.
This is good to see. Coach has made it clear that his vision for the program is to win in both phases of the game...unlike a coach we won't name (rhymed with Shmino Shmabers). We definitely need bodies on the d-line. Graduation is OK to us this year, but you need 8-10 rotation lineman. Of the recruits we know about, there are four D-lineman now and maybe a fifth depending on how Walter Haire is classified.
Rouse is a big upside get for a team that can use guys like him--fast, athletic and football-saavy d-lineman.
Deerfield Beach is still playing, making their way into the state semi-final last Friday.