Future Non-Conference Recruiting Watch, Vol. I, No. 4

Submitted by EGD on June 27th, 2013 at 12:45 AM

Pretty extensive movement on the non-conference recruiting scene since the last update, led by six commitments to the mighty Cardinals of Ball State University.  Notre Dame and Colorado add quarterbacks, Oregon State is not impressed, and the the negative material plane sends its first 2014 denizen to Boone, NC. 

New verbal commitments since last update (June 8):

·         June 11: Notre Dame adds QB Deshone Kizer, Hawaii adds OG Sammy Lauaki

·         June 12: Ball State adds DE Zach Duncan, Utah adds WR Bobby Hartzog, Appalachian State adds kicker A.J. Wells

·         June 14: Ball State adds TE Garrett Johnson, DT IKeem Allen, and WR Devin Reece

·         June 15: Ball State adds TE Zach Saum, Arkansas adds K Cole Hedlund

·         June 17: Ball State adds CB Matthew Johnson

·         June 18: Cincinnati adds WR Kaleb Harris, Colorado adds QB Cade Aspay

·         June 19: Miami, OH adds OLB Trey Knes

·         June 21: Oregon State adds QB Marcus McMaryion, Hawaii adds MLB Dakota Torres, ND adds K Tyler Newsome

·         June 22: BYU adds DE Sione Takitaki, Oregon State adds ATH Tanner Sanders

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.

6

Michigan

11

1

7

3

3.66

3.55

3.82

3.82

3.70

8

Notre Dame

12

0

10

2

3.75

3.75

3.75

3.75

3.75

48

Cincinnati

9

0

0

8

2.78

2.33

2.22

2.89

2.56

58

BYU

8

0

0

7

2.25

2.63

2.88

3.0

2.69

61

Utah

6

0

1

5

3.0

3.0

2.83

3.17

3.00

71

Arkansas

5

0

2

2

2.8

3.2

3.2

3.2

3.10

82

Colorado

4

0

0

4

2.5

2.5

2.5

2.75

2.56

86

Hawaii

7

0

0

3

2.29

2.14

2.14

2.14

2.18

87

Oregon State

3

0

0

3

3.0

3.0

2.33

2.33

2.67

89

Ball State

9

0

0

2

2.11

2.0

2.11

2.11

2.08

111

Miami, OH

1

0

0

0

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.00

--

UNLV

1

0

0

0

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.00

--

Jack Torrance

1

0

0

0

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

2.00

 

Notre Dame (2014, 2015) – 12 commits, overall star average: 3.75

 

Scout

Rivals

ESPN

247

Avg.

Elijah Hood

Charlotte, NC

RB

4

5

4

4

4.25

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

Tyler Newsome

Carrollton, GA

K

NR

NR

NR

NR

2.0

The Irish pick up Toldeo QB DeShone Kizer and K Tyler Newsome.  Justin Brent is upgraded to 4-star rating on 247.

Cincinnati (2017) – 9 commits, overall star average: 2.56

 

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

2

NR

3

2.5

Raashed Kennion

Jacksonville, FL

DE

3

NR

NR

3

2.5

Hakeem Allonce (JC)

Woodland Hills, CA

DT

3

3

NR

3

2.75

Franklin Labady

Hialeah, FL

RB

3

2

3

3

2.75

Conner Krizancic

Mentor, OH

WR

2

2

NR

NR

2.0

Kaleb Harris

Creston, OH

WR

2

NR

NR

NR

2.0

Cincinnati picks up WR Kaleb Harris.  Scout rates Conner Krizancic at 2-stars.  Rivals rates Casey Gladney, Hakeem Allonce, and Nathaniel Devers at 3-stars, Spencer Williams at 2-stars.  ESPN rates Franklin Labady at 3-stars.

Brigham Young (2015) – 8 commits, overall star average: 2.69

 

Scout

Rivals

ESPN

247

Avg.

Austin Chambers

Shawnee Mission, KS

OL

2

3

3

3

2.75

Chandon Herring

Gilbert, AZ

OL

2

NR

NR

3

2.25

Isaiah Nacua

Las Vegas, NV

DE

3

3

4

4

3.5

Zac Dawe

Pleasant Grove, UT

DE

3

3

3

3

3.0

Fred Warner

San Marcos, CA

OLB

3

3

4

3

3.25

Trey Dye

Abilene, TX

WR

2

2

3

2

2.25

Neil Pauu

Anaheim, CA

QB

2

NR

NR

3

2.25

Sione Takitaki

Menifee, CA

DE

3

3

NR

3

2.75

BYU jumps into third place by adding DE and NOTY candidate Sione TakiTaki and by having some players get rated.  Scout rates Chandon Herring, Trey Dye, Neil Pauu, and Austin Chambers at 2-stars.  ESPN rates Fred Warner at 4-stars, and rates Trey Dye and Austin Chambers at 3-stars.  Chambers and Herring also rated 3-stars by 247.

Utah (2014, 2015) – 6 commits, overall star average: 3.00

 

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

Bobby Hartzog

Houston, TX

WR

2

2

NR

3

2.25

Utah gains WR Bobby Hartzog.  ESPN rates Amone Finau, Kenyon Frison, and Raelon Singleton at 3-stars.

Arkansas (2018) – 5 commits, overall star average: 3.10

 

Scout

Rivals

ESPN

247

Avg.

Bijhon Jackson

El Dorado, AR

DT

3

4

4

4

3.75

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

NR

2

NR

NR

2.0

Arkansas adds kicker Cole Hedlund.

Colorado (2016) 4 commits, overall star average: 2.56

 

Scout

Rivals

ESPN

247

Avg.

Grant Watanabe

San Antonio, TX

LB

2

3

3

3

2.75

Isaac Miller

Longmont, CO

OT

3

3

NR

NR

2.5

Cade Aspay

Canyon Country, CA

QB

3

3

NR

3

2.75

Chance Waz

Pflugerville, TX

WR

2

2

3

3

2.5

Colorado adds QB Cade Aspay and WR Chance Waz.  Grant Watanabe gains a 2-star rating on Scout and a 3-star rating on ESPN. 

Hawaii (2016) 7 commits, overall star average: 2.18

 

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

NR

2.25

Larry Tuileta

Honolulu, HI

QB

2

NR

3

NR

2.25

Fitou Fishiiahi

Honolulu, HI

MLB

2

NR

NR

NR

2.0

Sully Wiefels

Sacramento, CA

OL

NR

3

NR

NR

2.25

Sammy Lauaki

Los Angeles, CA

OG

2

NR

NR

NR

2.0

Dakota Torres

Honolulu, HI

MLB

NR

NR

NR

NR

2.0

The Rainbow Warriors add OG Sammy Lauaki and MLB Dakota Torres.  Scout rates Larry Tuileta and Fitou Fishiiani at 2-stars.  Rivals rates Daniel Lewis at 2-stars.  ESPN rates Larry Tuileta 3-stars.

Oregon State (2015) 3 commits, overall star average: 2.67

 

Scout

Rivals

ESPN

247

Avg.

Nick Mitchell

Snoqualmie, WA

QB

3

3

3

NR

2.75

Marcus McMaryion

Dinuba, CA

QB

3

3

NR

3

2.75

Tanner Sanders

Corvallis, OR

ATH

3

3

NR

NR

2.5

Oregon State adds QB Marcus McMaryion and ATH Tanner Sanders, making real progress on its plan to field a team of 11 QBs.  ESPN rates Nick Mitchell at 3-stars.

Ball State (2016) 9 commits, overall star average: 2.08

 

Scout

Rivals

ESPN

247

Avg.

Darian Green

Lafayette, IN

WR

NR

2

NR

3

2.25

J-Shun Harris

Fishers, IN

WR

NR

NR

NR

2

2.0

David Morrison

Ft. Wayne, IN

QB

3

2

3

2

2.5

Matthew Johnson

Lafayette, IN

CB

2

NR

NR

2

2.0

Garrett Johnson

St. Charles, IL

TE

2

NR

NR

NR

2.0

Devin Reece

Westfield, IN

WR

2

NR

NR

NR

2.0

Zach Saum

Indianapolis, IN

TE

2

NR

NR

NR

2.0

Zach Duncan

Kernersville, NC

DE

2

NR

NR

NR

2.0

Ikeem Allen

Charlotte, NC

DT

2

2

NR

NR

2.0

Ball State goes nuts, adding DT Ikeem Allen, DE Zach Duncan, WR Devin Reece, TEs Zach Saum and Garrett Johnson, and CB Matthew Johnson.  ESPN rates David Morrison at 3-stars.

N.T. Miami (2014) 2 commits, overall star average: 2.0

 

Scout

Rivals

ESPN

247

Avg.

Mack Duffin

Avon, IN

DE

2

NR

NR

NR

2.0

Trey Knes

Chesterfield, MO

OLB

NR

NR

NR

NR

2.0

 

 

The Redhawks add OLB Trey Knes.  Scout rates Mack Duffin at 2-stars. 

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

               

No changes for UNLV.  247 Sports still refuses to acknowledge the commitment of JuCo offensive guard Doug Saeks.

Jack Torrance State (2014) 1 commit, overall star average:

 

Scout

Rivals

ESPN

247

Avg.

A.J. Wells

Buena Vista, GA

K

NR

NR

NR

NR

2.0

               

Appalachian State adds kicker A.J. Wells. 

Comments

UMgradMSUdad

June 28th, 2013 at 6:02 AM ^

Also, ND shows a 3.75 composite avg across all 3 services.

Thanks for putting this together. It should be interesting to see how this plays out going forward. I know it's still early, but I am surprised at how few recruits Arkansas has so far.  

Mike420GoBlue

June 27th, 2013 at 9:17 PM ^

Could somebody offer Coach a huge cash bounty for the complete and total destruction of the Jack Torrence Staee football team when they saunter into The Big House?

Thank you,

All of the people.