Redshirt freshman(AKA last years recruiting i missed)?

Submitted by Blue since birth on December 29th, 2009 at 2:49 AM

I'm sure this has been covered at length(sorry,haven't found it)...

I haven't followed recruiting at all until last year and only started following it closely this year.NTM only fidning this great resource a few weeks ago.

Lewan is the only one i'm familiar with off the top of my head.Very impressive from the what i've seen/read.

Who else should we be watching in this group?


turbo cool

December 29th, 2009 at 2:56 AM ^

Fitz Toussaint! He will likely be given many opportunities to carry the ball this year and all the fall reports have been overwhelmingly positive about him. With no clear front-runner at RB he has a good chance to become 'the guy'.

Also, JT Turner. He came in as one of the most highly regarded DB's in the country and he will need to perform this year due to our lack of returning starters.


December 29th, 2009 at 7:52 AM ^

Not to mention the guy who would seem to be his major competition, Vincent Smith, is going to be out all spring, I can't imagine that's going to hurt him at all. (Fitz) On a personal note, I hope our safeties are good enough that Turner can stick at corner.


December 29th, 2009 at 5:18 AM ^

I think there are some players to look for on defense. Someone is going to have to takeover Stevie Brown's position. I'm thinking Brandin Hawthorne, Isaiah Bell, Mike Bell will get some looks.

I'm not sure, but I think the following redshirted: Jeremy Gallon, Cameron Gordon, Thomas Gordon, Anthony Lalota, Quinton Washington, Michael Schofield. Don't forget about Brendan Gibbons either.


December 29th, 2009 at 6:59 AM ^

All of the O-lineman have a decent chance, especially if they play tackle. Our pass pro on the edges was less than stellar this year and we've had trouble running around the edge for a while.

I agree on Touissant and Turner, too. The former has as good a shot as any at RB, especially with Vincent Smith's knee injury. The latter is the king of the molehill at worst and an absolute savior at the biggest position of need at best. Either way, he'll factor big-time in our success or failure next year.

Jeremy Gallon and Stokes were big-time when we brought them in. Their positions are pretty loaded, so they've got to win tough jobs, but it'll say a lot if they do.

Gibbons will hopefully play to potential and be our starting kicker for the next four years.

Depending on how we configure our d-line next year, Lalota could play a lot. If we keep Van Bergen inside and Roh puts on some weight to play Graham's old spot, look for Lalota to fill in for him. Otherwise, he'll be in the rotation with the rest.

As for linebackers... are you a redshirt freshman? Then you could play. [sigh]


December 29th, 2009 at 7:50 AM ^

Ken725 alluded to it but Quinton Washington is a (rivals) 4-star Guard that TomVH has raved about on multiple occasions, this dude is the real deal. If for some reason or another an opportunity in the middle of the O-line opens (assuming Schilling, Molk, and Omameh stay as the LG-C-RG) then you could be seeing him on the field quite often.