Monday, February 03, 2020

Signing Day Part Two is Upcoming, More Verbals

So much forgotten now that we have the December signing day is that there is another signing day for football and it is Wednesday. Meanwhile, BG's coaches are hard at work and they are still adding highly regarded recruits. Coach said at this first presser that he was going to do what he could "legally" to stretch the size of the class because we need bodies. I am assuming this is what that is. I don't know what these means are--perhaps he will discuss Wednesday--they could involve preferred walk-ons, grey shirts, black shirts, orange shirts, polka dot shirts. Time will tell.

The news here is that he's bringing in sought-after players in his first real class and is taking the first steps that we all hope will result in the re-building of our program.

A couple days ago I wrote about Gabe Brown...just to reiterate, he's ranked as 3-stars on 247.

Here are the other three players...

Going in order...Charles Rosser is a 6'3" and 207 lb WR from Benedictine HS in Cleveland. He is a 3-star on 247 with reported offers from Rutgers and Akron.  In fact, he was once committed to Akron.

He was 2nd-team All-State in Division II.  Late in the season he had 761 receiving yards on 38 catches.  Also, he excels in the 300-meter hurdle event so some clear athleticism there.

This is a quality program, with recent state titles under their belt.  They were 10-2 last season.

Next is Jaylen Lawson.  He's listed as a 6'1" ATH at Lafayette High School in Lexington KY.
From, before his senior season:

Lawson, a 6-1, 200-pound senior linebacker for the Generals, returns as the team’s leading tackler after pulling down 105 a year ago, including 60 on his own and 12.5 for a loss. He also netted three sacks and forced and recovered two fumbles, helping him earn H-L second-team all-city honors.

He was first-team all-city as a senior and honorable mention all-state. There is no 247 ranking.

The last one is the most recruited of the 3.  Billie Roberts is from Muskegon, MI.  He is a 6'4", 230 pound WDE (weak side, usually more of a pass-rushing type).  Having said that, he was switched to o-line as a senior where there was talk of him being Joe Staley.  He's a 3-star recruit as well.  He's ranked as the #31 player in Michigan and the #60 player at his position in the country.

He had a ton of reported offers, including Buffalo, BC, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan State, Minnesota, Purdue, Pitt, Syracuse, Toledo, Tennessee and Western Michigan.

The D zone has a list of the dates when all this happened, and you can see that he was heavily recruited in the summer of 18...before his junior year through about April before his senior year, when the recruiting dropped off.  His last reported offer was April of 19 from UB.

He played as a senior and was first-team all-state in his division.

By the way, here's a story that talks about Roberts and Muskegon...where the athletic program focuses on scholarships, not way to get players a ticket out of Muskegon.

He was also successful as a basketball player.

So, three more committed to BG.  Welcome to the Falcons, Jaylen, Billie and Charles.

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