Future Non-Conference Opponent Recruiting Watch, Vol 1, No. 5

Submitted by EGD on August 30th, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Future Non-Conference Opponent Recruiting Watch – Class of 2014

More than two months have passed since I last updated this (as I was devoting all my football-musing time to my preview, which you should check out if you missed it, forgot about it, or otherwise haven’t yet).  Obviously in that amount of time there has been a ton of action everywhere.  Well, everywhere but UNLV.  Nobody wants to attend UNLV, and UNLV should be ashamed. Anyway, let’s get to it. 

New verbal commitments since last update (June 22):

·         June 24: Appalachian State adds OLB Devan Stringer

·         June 25: BYU adds DT Teancum Fuga, Appalachian State adds WR Deltron Hopkins

·         June 26: Notre Dame adds DE Jonathan Bonner, Hawai’I adds DT Ka’au Gifford and OT Micah Kapoi

·         June 28: Ball State adds OG Alex Joss

·         June 29: Cincinnati adds S Tyrell Gilbert, BYU adds DT Earl Mariner, Colorado adds MLB Rick Gamboa, Appalachian State adds WR Rashad Canty and OT Chandler Green

·         June 30: Appalachian State adds TE Brandon Walton

·         July 1: Colorado adds MLB Zach Brown and TE Dylan Keeney

·         July 2: Oregon State adds DE Sumner Houston, Appalachian State adds QB Emiere Scaife

·         July 3: Ball State adds OG Malik King

·         July 5: Notre Dame adds DE Grant Blankenship

·         July 6: Appalachian State adds OT Tobias Edge-Campbell

·         July 7: Colorado adds S Evan White

·         July 8: Cincinnati adds OG Luke Callahan, Utah adds DT Kyle Christiansen, Ball State adds OLB Damon Singleton

·         July 9: Ball State loses J-Shun Harris

·         July 11: Ball State adds CB Quentin Turner

·         July 13: Miami, OH adds MLB Kellen Snider

·         July 14: Arkansas adds CB Chris Murphy

·         July 15: Utah adds TE Joe Tukuafu, Ball State adds S Dedrick Cromartie and CB Roy Denson, Miami, OH adds C Mitchell Palmer and ATH Wilbert Vails, Jr.

·         July 17: ND adds WR Corey Holmes, Cincinnati adds DE Kimoni Fitz and loses DE Raashed Kennion, Utah adds QB Donovan Isom, Appalachian State adds QB J.P. Caruso

·         July 18: Arkansas adds CB Kweishi Brown

·         July 19: Cincinnati adds CB Davin Pierce, BYU adds CB Michael Shelton, Arkansas adds OT Jovan Pruitt, Appalachian State adds DE Alanmichael Harkness

·         July 20: Arkansas adds S Dwayne Eugene, CBs Henre’ Toliver and Torrance Mosley, and WR Corey McBride

·         July 22: Cincinnati adds CB Corey Ferguson

·         July 23: Oregon State adds DE Glyeb Ewing

·         July 24: Cincinnati adds S Carter Jacobs

·         July 26: Arkansas adds OT Jermaine Eluemunor

·         July 27: Oregon State adds DE Shane Bowman

·         July 29: Arkansas adds OLB Khalia Hackett, Appalachian State adds ATH A.J. Howard

·         July 30: Cincinnati adds DE Landon Brazile and OT Ryan Stout

·         August 2: Notre Dame adds OLB Richard Yeargin

·         August 3: Notre Dame adds DE Matt Dickerson

·         August 5: Cincinnati adds QB Hayden Moore, BYU adds S Kavika Fonua, Colorado adds DT Eddy Lopez

·         August 8: BYU adds OLB Tyler Cook, Oregon State adds C Najee Toran

·         August 9: Cincinnati adds WR Alex Thomas, Utah adds WR Jeremy McNichols, Arkansas adds WR Jared Cornelius and DR Armon Watts

·         August 10: BYU adds CB Cedric Dale, Oregon State adds OLB Ryan Nall

·         August 11: BYU adds WR Nick Kurtz

·         August 12: Utah loses WR Bobby Hartzog, Colorado adds DE Jase Franke

·         August 14: Colorado adds DE Sam Bennion

·         August 20: Notre Dame loses RB Elijah Hood, Oregon State adds DE Christian Martinek

·         August 23: Colorado adds OT Elijah Rodriguez

·         August 24: Oregon State adds OLB Ricky Liuchan

·         August 28: Colorado adds DE Christian Shaver

Composite Chart

247 Comp. Rank

Team

No. of Commits

5-Star

4-Star

3-Star

Scout Avg.

Rivals Avg.

ESPN Avg.

247 Avg.

Overall Avg.

9

Notre Dame

16

0

11

5

3.69

3.63

3.69

3.63

3.66

10

Michigan

16

1

7

8

Great!

Wow!

Woo!

Yes!

High!

25

Arkansas

16

0

4

12

2.94

3.13

3.00

3.25

3.08

51

BYU

15

0

0

10

2.60

2.60

3.07

2.80

2.77

55

Cincinnati

18

0

0

11

2.56

2.61

2.56

2.56

2.57

60

Colorado

13

0

0

11

2.54

2.62

2.85

2.69

2.68

67

Utah

9

0

1

6

2.78

2.78

2.89

2.78

2.81

77

Oregon State

9

0

0

9

2.8

2.6

2.8

2.4

2.65

80

Ball State

15

0

0

4

2.47

2.07

2.27

2.20

2.25

95

Jack Torrance

12

0

0

5

2.0

2.0

2.25

2.25

2.13

108

Hawaii

8

0

0

1

2.22

2.11

2.11

2.11

2.14

119

Miami, OH

5

0

0

0

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

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UNLV

1

0

0

0

2.0

-

-

-

2.0

 

Notre Dame (2014, 2015) – 16 commits, overall star average: 3.66

 

Scout

Rivals

ESPN

247

Avg.

Quenton Nelson

Red Bank, NJ

OT

4

5

4

4

4.25

Sam Mustipher

Olney, MD

OG

4

4

4

4

4.0

DeShone Kizer

Toldeo, OH

QB

4

4

4

4

4.0

Jay Hayes

Brooklyn, NY

DT

4

4

4

4

4.0

Alex Bars

Nashville, TN

OT

4

4

4

4

4.0

Justin Brent

Indianapolis, IN

WR

4

4

4

4

4.0

Andrew Trumbetti

Demarest, NJ

DE

4

3

4

4

3.75

Greer Martini

Woodberry Forest, VA

OLB

4

3

4

4

3.75

Jimmy Byrne

Cleveland, OH

OT

4

4

3

3

3.5

Nic Weishar

Chicago, IL

TE

3

3

3

4

3.25

Jonathan Bonner

Chesterfield, MO

DE

3

3

3

3

3.0

Grant Blankenship

The Colony, TX

DE

3

3

3

3

3.0

Corey Holmes

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

WR

4

4

4

4

4.0

Richard Yeargin

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

OLB

4

4

4

4

4.0

Matt Dickerson

San Mateo, CA

DE

4

4

4

3

3.75

Tyler Newsome

Carrollton, GA

K

NR

NR

3

NR

2.0

 

Notre Dame adds DE Jonathan Bonner, DE Grant Blankenship, OLB Richard Yeargin, WR Corey Holmes, and DE Matt Dickerson, but 5-star RB Elijah Hood decommits and pledges to UNC.  ESPN rates Tyler Newsome at 3 stars. 

Arkansas (2018) – 16 commits, overall star average: 3.08

 

Scout

Rivals

ESPN

247

Avg.

Bijhon Jackson

El Dorado, AR

DT

4

4

4

4

4.0

Rafe Peavey

Bolivar, MO

QB

3

4

4

4

3.75

Jack Kraus

Bentonville, AR

TE

3

3

3

3

3.0

Juan Day

N. Little Rock, AR

RB

3

3

3

3

3.0

Cole Hedlund

Argyle, TX

K

3

2

NR

3

2.5

Chris Murphy

Marietta, GA

CB

3

3

3

3

3.0

Kweishi Brown

El Cajon, CA

CB

2

3

NR

3

2.5

Jovan Pruitt

Dallas, TX

OT

4

3

3

3

3.25

Dwayne Eugene

Metarie, LA

S

3

3

3

3

3.0

Henre’ Toliver

Metarie, LA

CB

3

3

3

4

3.25

Torance Mosley

Geismar, LA

CB

3

3

3

3

3.0

Corey McBride

Geismar, LA

WR

3

3

4

3

3.25

Jermaine Eluemunor

Scranton, PA

OT

4

4

NR

4

3.5

Khalia Hackett

Douglasville, GA

OLB

3

3

3

3

3.0

Jared Cornelius

Shreveport, LA

WR

3

3

3

3

3.0

Armon Watts

St. Louis, MO

DT

3

3

3

3

3.0

 

Okay, Arkansas is starting to look like they might become something, as the meathead Bielema picks up CBs Chris Murphy, Kweishi Brown, Henre’ Toliver, and Torance Mosley, OTs Jovan Pruitt and Jermaine Eluemeunor, S Dwayne Eugene, WRs Corey McBride and Jared Cornelius, OLB Khalia Hackett, and DT Armon Watts.  Bihon Jackson gains a fourth star on Scout, Cole Hedlund gets 3-star ratings on Scout, 247, and ESPN. 

Brigham Young (2015) – 15 commits, overall star average: 2.77

 

Scout

Rivals

ESPN

247

Avg.

Austin Chambers

Shawnee Mission, KS

OL

3

3

3

3

3.0

Chandon Herring

Gilbert, AZ

OL

2

2

3

3

2.5

Isaiah Nacua

Las Vegas, NV

DE

3

3

4

4

3.5

Zac Dawe

Pleasant Grove, UT

DE

3

3

3

3

3

Fred Warner

San Marcos, CA

OLB

3

3

4

3

3.25

Trey Dye

Abilene, TX

WR

2

2

3

2

2.25

Neil Pau’u

Anaheim, CA

QB

2

NR

3

3

2.5

Sione Takitaki

Menifee, CA

DE

3

3

3

3

3.0

Teancum Fuga

Huntington Beach, CA

DT

2

2

3

3

2.5

Earl Mariner

Topeka, KS

DT

NR

2

NR

2

2.0

Michael Shelton

Raleigh, NC

CB

2

2

3

2

2.25

Kavika Fonua

Syracuse, UT

S

3

NR

3

3

2.75

Tyler Cook-Nolan

Murrieta, CA

OLB

3

3

3

3

3.0

Cedric Dale

Lewisville, TX

CB

3

2

3

3

2.75

Nick Kurtz

El Cajon, CA

WR

3

4

NR

3

3.0

 

BYU adds DTs Teancum Fuga and Earl Mariner, S Kavika Fonua, OLB Tyler Cook-Nolan, WR Nick Kurtz, CBs Michael Shelton and Cedric Dale.  Austin Chambers gets a third star on Scout.  Rivals rates Chandon Herring and Neil Pauu at 2 stars.  ESPN rates Sione Takitaki, Chandon Herring, and Neil Pau’u a at 3-stars

Cincinnati (2017) – 18 commits, overall star average: 2.57

 

Scout

Rivals

ESPN

247

Avg.

Casey Gladney (JC)

Wesson, MS

WR

3

3

NR

4

3.0

Nathaniel Devers

Massillon, OH

OG

3

3

3

3

3.0

Joel Thompson

Hollywood, FL

DT

3

2

NR

3

2.5

Spencer Williams

Jacksonville, FL

DE

3

3

3

3

3.0

Hakeem Allonce (JC)

Woodland Hills, CA

DT

3

3

NR

3

2.75

Franklin Labady

Hialeah, FL

RB

3

3

3

3

3.0

Conner Krizancic

Mentor, OH

WR

3

2

3

2

2.5

Kaleb Harris

Creston, OH

WR

2

3

3

2

2.5

Tyrell Gilbert

Cincinnati, OH

S

2

2

3

2

2.25

Luke Callahan

Powell, OH

OG

3

3

3

2

2.75

Kimoni Fitz

Ringgold, VA

DE

2

NR

3

3

2.5

Davin Pierce

Orlando, FL

CB

2

3

3

3

2.75

Corey Ferguson

Fullerton, CA

CB

2

2

NR

2

2.0

Carter Jacobs

Plantation, FL

S

2

3

3

2

2.5

Landon Brazile

Dayton, OH

DE

3

3

NR

2

2.5

Ryan Stout

Sylvania, OH

OT

3

2

NR

2

2.25

Hayden Moore

Pinson, AL

QB

2

3

NR

3

2.5

Alex Thomas

Hollywood, FL

WR

2

2

NR

2

2.0

 

DE Raashed Kennion decommits from Cincinnati, but the Bearcats gain new commitments from safeties Tyrell Gilbert and Carter Jacobs, OG Luke Callahan, DEs Kimoni Fitz and Landon Brazile, CBs Davin Pierce and Corey Ferguson, QB Hayden Moore, OT Ryan Stout, and WR Alex Thomas.  Scout ups Conner Krizancic to 3 stars.  Rivals rates Kaleb Harris at 3 stars and increases Franklin Labady and Spencer Williams to 3 stars.  ESPN rates Spencer Williams, Conner Krizncic, and Kaleb Harris at 3 stars.  247 rates Conner Krizancic and Kaleb Harris at 2 stars.

Colorado (2016) 13 commits, overall star average: 2.68

 

Scout

Rivals

ESPN

247

Avg.

Grant Watanabe

San Antonio, TX

LB

3

3

3

3

3.0

Isaac Miller

Longmont, CO

OT

3

3

3

3

3.0

Cade Aspay

Canyon Country, CA

QB

3

3

3

3

3.0

Chance Waz

Pflugerville, TX

WR

2

2

3

3

2.5

Rick Gamboa

West Hills, CA

MLB

3

3

3

3

3.0

Zach Brown

San Diego, CA

MLB

3

3

3

3

3.0

Dylan Keeney

Granite Bay, CA

TE

3

3

3

3

3.0

Evan White

Aurora, CO

S

2

3

3

2

2.5

Eddy Lopez

El Paso, TX

DT

2

2

3

2

2.25

Jase Franke

Ventura, CA

DE

3

3

NR

3

2.75

Sam Bennion

Logan, UT

DE

2

NR

3

NR

2.25

Elijah Rodriguez

Houston, TX

OT

2

2

3

3

2.5

Christian Shaver

Sandy, UT

DE

2

2

NR

NR

2.0

 

The Buffs add MLBs Rick Gamboa and Zach Brown, TE Dylan Keeney, S Evan White, DT Eddy Lopez, DEs Jase Franke, Sam Bennion and Christian Shaver, and OT Elijah Rodriguez.  Grant Watanabe gains a third star on Scout.  Isaac Miller and Cade Aspay rated 3-stars on ESPN.  Isaac Miller rated 3 stars on 247.

Utah (2014, 2015) – 9 commits, overall star average: 2.81

 

Scout

Rivals

ESPN

247

Avg.

Jackson Barton

Salt Lake City, UT

OT

4

4

3

3

3.5

Allan Havili

Tooele, UT

DT

3

3

3

3

3.0

Amone Finau

Salt Lake City, UT

RB

3

3

3

3

3.0

Kenyon Frison

Salt Lake City, UT

OT

3

3

3

4

3.25

Raelon Singleton

Crosby, TX

WR

3

3

3

3

3.0

Joe Tukuafu

Salt Lake City, UT

TE

2

NR

NR

2

2.0

Kyle Christiansen

Hyrum, UT

DT

3

NR

3

2

2.5

Donovan Isom

Destrehan, LA

QB

2

3

3

3

2.75

Jeremy McNichols

Santa Margarita, CA

WR

2

2

3

2

2.25

 

Utah loses committed WR Bobby Hartzog, who flips to Auburn.  The Utes pick up DT Kyle Christiansen, TE Joe Tukuafu, QB Donovan Isom, and WR Jeremy McNichols.

Oregon State (2015) 10 commits, overall star average: 2.65

 

Scout

Rivals

ESPN

247

Avg.

Nick Mitchell

Snoqualmie, WA

QB

3

3

3

3

3.0

Marcus McMaryion

Dinuba, CA

QB

3

3

3

3

3.0

Tanner Sanders

Corvallis, OR

ATH

3

3

3

NR

2.75

Sumner Houston

Concord, CA

DE

3

2

3

2

2.5

Glyeb Ewing

Waukon, IA

DE

3

3

3

2

2.75

Shane Bowman

Bellevue, WA

DE

3

2

3

2

2.5

Najee Toran

Galena Park, TX

C

3

3

3

3

3.0

Ryan Nall

Portland, OR

OLB

2

2

NR

3

2.25

Ricky Liuchan

San Marcos, CA

OLB

3

3

3

2

2.75

Christian Martinek

Portland, OR

DE

NR

NR

NR

NR

2.0

 

Oregon State adds DEs Sumner Houston, Christian Martinek Glyeb Ewing, and Shane Bowman, C Najee Toran, and OLBs Ryan Nall and Ricky Liuchan.  Marcus McMaryion and Tanner Sanders pick up 3-star ratings on ESPN.  Nick Mitchell rated 3 stars on 247.

Ball State (2016) 15 commits, overall star average: 2.25

 

Scout

Rivals

ESPN

247

Avg.

Darian Green

Lafayette, IN

WR

2

2

NR

3

2.25

Alex Joss

Walled Lake, MI

OG

3

2

NR

NR

2.25

David Morrison

Ft. Wayne, IN

QB

3

2

3

2

2.5

Matthew Johnson

Lafayette, IN

CB

2

2

3

2

2.25

Garrett Johnson

St. Charles, IL

TE

2

2

NR

2

2.0

Devin Reece

Westfield, IN

WR

2

2

NR

2

2.0

Zach Saum

Indianapolis, IN

TE

2

2

NR

2

2.0

Zach Duncan

Kernersville, NC

DE

2

2

NR

2

2.0

Ikeem Allen

Charlotte, NC

DT

2

2

NR

2

2.0

Malik King

Muskegon, MI

OG

3

2

NR

3

2.5

Damon Singleton

Wyandotte, MI

OLB

3

2

NR

NR

2.25

Quentin Turner

Lithonia, GA

CB

3

3

3

2

2.75

Kevin Willis

Indianapolis, IN

DT

3

2

3

3

2.75

Dedrick Cromartie

St. Louis, MO

S

2

2

NR

2

2.0

Roy Denson

Cape Coral, FL

CB

3

2

NR

2

2.25

 

Ball State loses J-Shun Harris, who flips to Indiana.  Ball State adds OGs Alex Joss and Malik King, OLB Damon Singleton, CBs Quentin Turner and Roy Denson, and S Dedrick Cromartie.  Darian Green is rated 2 stars on Scout.  Rivals rates Matthew Johnson, Garrett Johnson, Zach Saum, and Zach Duncan at 2 stars.   ESPN rates Matthew Johnson at 3 stars and evidently does not give out 2-star rankings.  247 rates Garret Johnson, Devin Reece, Zach Saum, Zach Duncan, and Ikeem Allern at 2 stars

Jack Torrance State (2014) 12 commits, overall star average: 2.13

 

Scout

Rivals

ESPN

247

Avg.

A.J. Wells

Buena Vista, GA

K

NR

2

NR

2

2.0

Myquon Stout

China Grove, NC

DT

NR

NR

NR

NR

2.0

Tobias Edge-Campbell

Raeford, NC

OT

NR

2

NR

2

2.0

Devan Stringer

Gainesville, GA

OLB

NR

2

NR

2

2.0

Chandler Green

Knoxville, TN

OT

NR

2

NR

2

2.0

J.P. Caruso

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

QB

NR

2

3

2

2.25

Brandon Walton

Carrollton, GA

TE

NR

2

3

2

2.25

Alanmichael Harkness

Lithonia, GA

DE

NR

2

2

2

2.0

A.J. Howard

Hamilton, GA

ATH

NR

2

NR

2

2.0

Deltron Hopkins

Miami, FL

WR

NR

2

2

3

2.25

Emiere Scaife

Charlotte, NC

QB

NR

2

3

3

2.5

Rashad Canty

Riverdale, GA

WR

NR

2

NR

3

2.25

 

Appalachian State loads up on offense, adding ATH A.J. Howard, DE Alanmichael Harkness, QBs J.P. Caruso and Emiere Scaife, OTs Chandler Green and Tobias Edge-Campbell, WRs Rashad Canty and Deltron Hopkins, and TE Brandon Walton.  Also joining the class is OLB Devan Stringer.  And okay, maybe ESPN does assign 2-star ratings, but only to FCS recruits.  A.J. Wells rated 2-stars by 247.  Scout only has four of Appalachian State’s commits in its database (Wells, Stout, Scaife, and Canty).

Hawaii (2016) 9 commits, overall star average: 2.14

 

Scout

Rivals

ESPN

247

Avg.

Daniel Lewis

New Iberia, LA

CB

3

2

NR

3

2.5

Manly Williams

Honolulu, HI

OLB

3

NR

NR

2

2.25

Larry Tuileta

Honolulu, HI

QB

2

2

3

2

2.25

Fitou Fishiiahi

Honolulu, HI

MLB

2

NR

NR

2

2.0

Sully Wiefels

Sacramento, CA

OL

NR

3

NR

NR

2.25

Sammy Lauaki

Los Angeles, CA

OG

2

NR

NR

2

2.0

Dakota Torres

Honolulu, HI

MLB

NR

NR

NR

2

2.0

Micah Kapoi

Kapolei, HI

OT

2

NR

NR

2

2.0

Ka’au Gifford

Honolulu, HI

DT

2

NR

NR

2

2.0

 

Hawai’I adds DT Ka’au Gifford and OT Micah Kapoi.  Dakota Torres gains a 2-star rating on Scout.  Larry Tuileta gains 2-star rating on Rivals.  247 rates all of Hawai’I’s commits at 2 stars except Daniel Lewis.  Rivals still shows Sully Wiefels committed to Hawaii; 247 does not include him in the class for some reason.  Judging by the number of unranked players across the four services, evaluating high school football talent in Hawai’i looks like a career opportunity for some enterprising island dude (or dudette).

Miami, OH (2014) 6 commits, overall star average: 2.0

 

Scout

Rivals

ESPN

247

Avg.

Mack Duffin

Avon, IN

DE

2

NR

NR

2

2.0

Trey Knes

Chesterfield, MO

OLB

2

NR

NR

2

2.0

Mitchell Palmer

St. Louis, MO

C

2

NR

NR

2

2.0

Kellen Snider

Fort White, FL

MLB

2

NR

NR

2

2.0

Isaac Little

Bluffton, OH

OLB

2

2

NR

2

2.0

Wilbert Vails, Jr.

St. Louis, MO

ATH

2

NR

NR

NR

2.0

 

 

The REDHAWKS add MLB Kellen Snider, C Mitchell Palmer, and ATH Wilbert Vails, Jr.  Trey Knes rated 2-stars by Scout and 247.  Mack Duffin also rated as a 2-star by 247.  Nobody really knows how many commitments the Redhawls have Rivals shows only two commitments (Trey Knes and Isaac Little), ESPN shows three (Duffin, Knes, and Snider), and 247 and Scout show five commitments (everyone but Little). 

UNLV (2015) 1 commit, overall star average: 2.0

 

Scout

Rivals

ESPN

247

Avg.

Doug Saeks (JC)

San Marcos, CA

OG

2

NR

NR

NR

2.0

               

 

Nobody wants to go to UNLV.  (Except JuCo offensive lineman Doug Saeks, who I’m sure is highly underrated).

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