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Title: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ramMan on June 30, 2011, 05:55:31 pm
Going forward, let's post all recruiting news in this new thread.



From All4Recruits.com (6/30/11):


They say good things come to those who wait, and while Tyson Graham would love to believe that, he’s too busy going out and chasing his dream.  If he continues his pursuit, there’s no doubt that the 6’2″ 185-pound do-it-all football player will soon be playing D-1 football.

Graham, a member of the 2012 class has played WR/RB/S/KR/PR/OLB for the Highlands Christian Academy football team.  Calling his junior year a “huge success and big improvement from my sophomore season” the potential for an enormous senior season is there.
 
Graham recorded 1,210 all-purpose yards and nine touchdowns on offense and recorded 64 tackles (52 solo) and three interceptions on defense for the Knights.
 
Due to his outstanding improvement, Graham has heard from the likes of: Ball State, UCLA, Miami, Western Michigan, Temple, Syracuse, Fordham, Texas Southern, Middle Tennessee, and Penn State.


Click here (http://all4recruits.com/2011/06/30/2012-college-football-recruiting-tyson-graham/) to read the complete article.



Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on June 30, 2011, 06:45:08 pm
From Scout.com (6/30/11):


Stacey Bedell has offers from Army, Fordham, Stony Brook, Villanova and James Madison and while he awaits offers from a few other schools, he's getting ready to make his decision.

“I’m going to visit Army and Fordham this week who I have offers from . . .,” Stacey Bedell said.  “Then I’m going to Virginia and James Madison who are going through their final evaluation of me . . .”

As a junior, Bedell carried the ball 208 times for 1658 yards and 18 touchdowns.  He also caught 12 passes for 177 yards and two touchdowns and returned a kickoff 91 yards for another score.  On defense, he had 105 tackles, five pass deflections, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and returned two turnovers for touchdowns.


Click here (http://recruiting.scout.com/2/1083621.html?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed) to read the complete article.



From Twitter:

@scoutrecruiting
Scout Recruiting
Bedell Ready to Decide: Stacey Bedell has offers from Army, Fordham, Stony Brook, Villanova and James Madison an...
24 minutes ago via twitterfeed



Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: joeb on June 30, 2011, 08:49:26 pm
fwiw  ;) here's some video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgqiDFZOJeU


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on July 01, 2011, 01:20:53 pm
From the Journal News' Varsity Insider blog (7/1/11):


SLEEPY HOLLOW:  Sleepy was awfully difficult to evaluate on Wednesday.  RB/DB/KR extraordinaire L.J. Garrant tweaked his leg in the first scrimmage against Mount Vernon and didn’t play again out of precaution.  (He did not appear to be thrilled.)  QB Nick Vallo was away at a camp, leaving Sleepy with a freshman under center.  It’s always tough to gauge an offense without its top two weapons.

Then you talk to the coach.  Steve Borys seemed renewed by the spring/early summer spent with his team.  “This year, the attitude is 1,000 percent different,” Borys said.

— One of the reasons Borys was excited about where his team stands was its performance at Fordham team camp last weekend.  Sleepy scrimmaged, and with success, against Massachusetts power Central, as well as a handful of Long Island public schools.

— I asked Borys if Garrant had received an offer from Fordham, which was written on here earlier this week.  He said no offer had been extended but confirmed that the Fordham coaching staff showed interest in the playmaker, who is also an honor student.


Click here (http://varsityinsider.lohudblogs.com/2011/07/01/notes-from-tiger-camp/) to read the complete blog entry.



Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on July 01, 2011, 09:01:10 pm
From Scout.com (6/30/11):


Stacey Bedell has offers from Army, Fordham, Stony Brook, Villanova and James Madison and while he awaits offers from a few other schools, he's getting ready to make his decision.

“I’m going to visit Army and Fordham this week who I have offers from . . .,” Stacey Bedell said.  “Then I’m going to Virginia and James Madison who are going through their final evaluation of me . . .”

As a junior, Bedell carried the ball 208 times for 1658 yards and 18 touchdowns.  He also caught 12 passes for 177 yards and two touchdowns and returned a kickoff 91 yards for another score.  On defense, he had 105 tackles, five pass deflections, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and returned two turnovers for touchdowns.


Click here (http://recruiting.scout.com/2/1083621.html?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed) to read the complete article.



From Twitter:

@scoutrecruiting
Scout Recruiting
Bedell Ready to Decide: Stacey Bedell has offers from Army, Fordham, Stony Brook, Villanova and James Madison an...
24 minutes ago via twitterfeed

From Twitter:

@MSGV_Jared
Jared Greenberg
Long Island speedster Stacey Bedell picks Villanova over the likes of JMU, Stony Brook, & Fordham bc of Nova's likely move to Big East
13 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®



Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on July 01, 2011, 09:23:26 pm
From Twitter:

@pompeysgridlock
Keith Pompey
Oakcrest DB Mark Clements chose #Villanova over offers from JMU, Bucknell, New Hampshire and Fordham.
1 hour ago via Twitter for iPhone


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: Vinseiro on July 01, 2011, 10:25:21 pm
Not surprising.  Most kids want to try the highest level they can.  The company you keep (league affiliation, schedule) matters a lot.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on July 01, 2011, 10:54:45 pm

Not surprising.  Most kids want to try the highest level they can.  The company you keep (league affiliation, schedule) matters a lot.
 

Villanova has five verbals already.  Their recruits are citing the Big East as their reason for committing.  Same with Temple and UCF.  In fact, Temple is telling prospects that they’ll be playing in the Big East as soon as 2012.  Here's what some of their recruits are saying:

Michael Kalaman:  "Temple will hopefully be moving back to the Big East by the time I get there in 2012."

Jameson McShea:  The program is probably going to be in the Big East and I know [Coach Steve Addazio] is gonna get the job done there."

Tavon Young:  "[Temple] is close to home and will be a part of the Big East in 2012."

Tanner Kearns:  "I got to meet their coach and like him.  I know they play in Eagle Stadium (Lincoln Financial Field) and plan on moving to the Big East soon."


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on July 07, 2011, 05:14:29 pm
From Nova Facts blog (7/7/11):


Bedell committed to Villanova . . . one day after Villanova made its offer.  He said Villanova's possible move to the FBS level was a big factor in his decision.  He was also considering Army, James Madison, Fordham and Stony Brook.

"It's a great academic school and they told me they're announcing in September that they're going [FBS]," Bedell said.  "I wanted to prove to everyone that I can play at that level."


Click here (http://novafacts.blogspot.com/2011/07/recruit-villanova-football-to-announce.html) to read more.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: BeatNavy on July 11, 2011, 08:40:42 pm
The wonderful thing about verbal commitments is that players can "decommit" if time-based promises aren't kept.

So, if I'm Fordham's staff (or any other staff recruiting anyone "committed" to 'nova, which includes Army in the case of Bedell and perhaps others) and they haven't announced by Oct 1, then I'm on the phone at the FIRST NCAA-approved time.  "Hello, it's Coach John Doe from YouNameIt U.  Since Villanova lied to you, how would you like to talk about attending a school which will not do that?"


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on July 12, 2011, 07:14:22 pm
Tweet by Justin Rodriguez (Award-winning writer for the Times Herald-Record in Middletown, NY):

@justinrod845
Justin Rodriguez
Fordham, Army, Albany University, Maine, New Hampshire, U. Mass, Bowling Green all have inquired about Monroe-Woodbury QB Ryan Spelman
13 minutes ago via web



Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on August 01, 2011, 11:16:36 am
Jordan Page will visit Fordham on Sunday (see tweet below).  Page is a 6-foot-5, 302-pound offensive tackle who recently transferred from Princeton Day School to Pennington (N.J.) Prep and also reclassified to become Class of 2013 (per Rivals.com).


@Jay_Blindside75
Jordan Page
Goin 2 visit Fordham U this Sunday with my parents.  They said I dont need to workout or anything just meet the whole staff.  its lookin good!
1 hour ago via web



Click here (http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Jordan-Page-116109) to view Page's profile on Rivals.com.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on August 01, 2011, 07:38:15 pm
From the Journal News (8/1/11):


. . . Ossining senior quarterback Brian Connolly has accepted an offer to play at Bucknell University.

Connolly had also talked with schools such as Fordham and Monmouth, but ultimately decided on Bucknell because he felt that it offered the best fit in terms of his abilities.


Click here (http://varsityinsider.lohudblogs.com/2011/08/01/breaking-news-ossinings-connolly-commits-to-bucknell/) to read more.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on August 02, 2011, 11:10:29 am
Tweet by Chris Nee, who covers recruiting in the state of Florida for Rivals.com:

@RivalsCNee
Chris Nee
Winter Park (Fla.) LB Bobby Van Warner has added offers from #Fordham and #NewHampshire.  Still waiting on #Syracuse, his dream school.
3 minutes ago via web



Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on August 04, 2011, 07:37:45 am
Tweet by Gordon McLeod (WR/CB Boston College High School):

@gordihowe9
Gordon McLeod
On my way to meet the Fordham coach #excited #football
29 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone



Click here (http://profiles.berecruited.com/athletes/athletics/778848) to view his beRecruited.com profile.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: 1standgoal on August 04, 2011, 09:49:35 am
Tweet by Gordon McLeod (WR/CB Boston College High School):

@gordihowe9
Gordon McLeod
On my way to meet the Fordham coach #excited #football
29 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone



Click here (http://profiles.berecruited.com/athletes/athletics/778848) to view his beRecruited.com profile.

Here is his highlights:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2QraLAnLNw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2QraLAnLNw)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: 1standgoal on August 04, 2011, 09:50:45 am
Jordan Page will visit Fordham on Sunday (see tweet below).  Page is a 6-foot-5, 302-pound offensive tackle who recently transferred from Princeton Day School to Pennington (N.J.) Prep and also reclassified to become Class of 2013 (per Rivals.com).


@Jay_Blindside75
Jordan Page
Goin 2 visit Fordham U this Sunday with my parents.  They said I dont need to workout or anything just meet the whole staff.  its lookin good!
1 hour ago via web



Click here (http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Jordan-Page-116109) to view Page's profile on Rivals.com.


Any word on how his visit went?  This would be a big time commit if we did get him.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on August 04, 2011, 09:57:50 am

Any word on how his visit went?  This would be a big time commit if we did get him.


Agreed.
Page visits Fordham on Sunday.  Hope all goes well.
BTW, thanks for McCleod's highlights video.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: 1standgoal on August 04, 2011, 10:20:24 am
Agreed.
Page visits Fordham on Sunday.  Hope all goes well.
BTW, thanks for McCleod's highlights video.

Ahh....ok that visit is this Sunday.....makes sense......first practice is Sunday as well and all players will be there.  No problem on the video......


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on August 12, 2011, 12:33:36 pm
Tweet by Scott Stump (TODAY.com contributor for NBC, freelance writer, owner/editor of All Shore Media, Verizon FiOS1 Sports broadcaster):

@Scott_Stump
Scott Stump
Howell OL/DL Tim Donahue has offers from Fordham and Old Dominion and interest from CAA, NEC and Patriot League, according to Cory Davies.
19 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®



Click here (http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=8&c=1&nid=5557595) to view Donahue's profile on Scout.com.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: joeb on August 14, 2011, 09:34:25 am
Connaughton is a 6-3, 270-pound force from Lincoln who can play multiple positions on both the offensive and defensive lines. He has bounced from one college camp to another this summer, impressing coaches from Syracuse to the University of Pennsylvania. He holds scholarship offers from Penn, Temple, Fordham, and a host of others but will wait to make his decision until the upcoming season in case another school like UConn or Duke tries to reel him in.

Colossal pair turns heads
http://www.boston.com/sports/other_sports/articles/2011/08/14/erick_olson_dan_connaughton_prepare_for_final_season_at_buckingham_brown__nichols/


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ram it 66 on August 14, 2011, 12:41:10 pm
Connaughton is a 6-3, 270-pound force from Lincoln who can play multiple positions on both the offensive and defensive lines. He has bounced from one college camp to another this summer, impressing coaches from Syracuse to the University of Pennsylvania. He holds scholarship offers from Penn, Temple, Fordham, and a host of others but will wait to make his decision until the upcoming season in case another school like UConn or Duke tries to reel him in.

Colossal pair turns heads
http://www.boston.com/sports/other_sports/articles/2011/08/14/erick_olson_dan_connaughton_prepare_for_final_season_at_buckingham_brown__nichols/


He'd be a natural in the Riverdale Steak House....


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on August 19, 2011, 10:50:47 am
From the Journal News' Varsity Insider blog (7/1/11):


SLEEPY HOLLOW:  Sleepy was awfully difficult to evaluate on Wednesday.  RB/DB/KR extraordinaire L.J. Garrant tweaked his leg in the first scrimmage against Mount Vernon and didn’t play again out of precaution.  (He did not appear to be thrilled.)  QB Nick Vallo was away at a camp, leaving Sleepy with a freshman under center.  It’s always tough to gauge an offense without its top two weapons.

Then you talk to the coach.  Steve Borys seemed renewed by the spring/early summer spent with his team.  “This year, the attitude is 1,000 percent different,” Borys said.

— One of the reasons Borys was excited about where his team stands was its performance at Fordham team camp last weekend.  Sleepy scrimmaged, and with success, against Massachusetts power Central, as well as a handful of Long Island public schools.

— I asked Borys if Garrant had received an offer from Fordham, which was written on here earlier this week.  He said no offer had been extended but confirmed that the Fordham coaching staff showed interest in the playmaker, who is also an honor student.


Click here (http://varsityinsider.lohudblogs.com/2011/07/01/notes-from-tiger-camp/) to read the complete blog entry.

Tweet by Isaac Cass (MSGVarsity.com):

@MSGV_Icass
Isaac Cass
Garrant has gotten looks from Fordham -- spoke to coach after camp -- and a bunch of NESCAC schools.
15 minutes ago via twicca



Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on August 28, 2011, 02:36:45 pm
From yesterday's Courier-Post:


Brian Keller knows what it feels like to be hit. As a quarterback, it comes with the territory.

But he also knows a lot about delivering hits — coming off the edge and stopping an opponent in his tracks.

“I’m hard-nosed. I like to go right at you and not hold back,” Keller said. “I’m a guy who’s not afraid to do what he has to do to get the win.''

Entering his fourth season at the varsity level for the Triton High School football team, it’s business as usual for the senior standout. The 6-foot-3, 235-pounder will again start at quarterback and defensive end/linebacker this fall. Keller, and coach Pete Goetz for that matter, wouldn’t want it any other way.

“I love the opportunity. I’ve played both ways since midgets,” Keller said. “It’s second nature to me. It’s why I run a lot in the offseason. It takes a lot to do it but has definitely paid off.”

Said Goetz: “He has such great talent. He can be one of the better players in South Jersey. We’re really excited about him.

“He’s really committed himself to getting stronger and faster. He just looks great.”

With a handful of college offers, Keller is the Mustangs’ top college prospect. Colgate, Bucknell, Fordham and Lehigh are high on his list, while Lafayette and Holy Cross have also expressed interest. Rutgers and Temple have also shown some interest.

He carries a 4.2 GPA, owns an 1,860 SAT score and has a schedule loaded with AP classes.

So for Keller, athletic talent plus solid academic standing equals college scholarship possibilities.

“I just want to go where I have the best shot to play and win,” he said. “I’ve dreamed of playing college football since I was little
.”

Click here (http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20110828/SPORTS/308280003/Keller-eager-lead-Triton-both-sides-ball?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s) to read more.



Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on August 31, 2011, 06:32:29 am
From The Call (8/30/11):

[Head football coach] Mike Sassi, St. Raphael Academy
“We’re very excited about this season,” said Sassi. “We made the playoffs last year and that’s our goal this year . . .  I think we can make some noise again this year.”
“We have four captains,” the coach said. “Davon Robertson is a 6-foot-4, 235-pound tight end and defensive end who is one of four finalists from Rhode Island for the U.S. Army All-Star game. Davon carries a 91 average in the classroom and is being looked at by a couple of Ivy League schools along with New Hampshire, Fordham and a few other schools.”
Robertson has fine speed for a big man. He is most remembered for outrunning Tolman’s secondary on a long touchdown catch-and-run in the D-II playoffs last November.
“Davon is quite a weapon,” Sassi said. “He has really worked hard on catching the ball. I think his confidence level has increased with all the work he has done.”


http://www.woonsocketcall.com/node/3309


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on September 01, 2011, 01:12:00 pm
From paswag.com (9/1/11):


[Joe] Cleezy: How did you prepare for the 2011 season?

[Patrick] Dill: I was invited to and attended the Elite 11 QB Camp at Ohio State University and Nike Football Training Camp at Rutgers University. I attended the following Summer Camps: Boston College, Syracuse, Akron, Bowling Green, Pittsburgh, Maryland, Fordham, Bucknell, Lafayette. I attended the Off-Season Development Camp for the Quarterback Academy.



http://www.paswag.com/home/2011/09/01/joe-cleezys-corner-patrick-dill-trinity-quarterback-12/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=joe-cleezys-corner-patrick-dill-trinity-quarterback-12



Patrick Dill, quarterback for Trinity High School in Camp Hill, PA, is Class of 2012.  Below is a link to his Scout profile.

http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=8&c=1&nid=4937635



Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: rambacker on September 01, 2011, 07:52:10 pm
From paswag.com (9/1/11):


[Joe] Cleezy: How did you prepare for the 2011 season?

[Patrick] Dill: I was invited to and attended the Elite 11 QB Camp at Ohio State University and Nike Football Training Camp at Rutgers University. I attended the following Summer Camps: Boston College, Syracuse, Akron, Bowling Green, Pittsburgh, Maryland, Fordham, Bucknell, Lafayette. I attended the Off-Season Development Camp for the Quarterback Academy.



http://www.paswag.com/home/2011/09/01/joe-cleezys-corner-patrick-dill-trinity-quarterback-12/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=joe-cleezys-corner-patrick-dill-trinity-quarterback-12



Patrick Dill, quarterback for Trinity High School in Camp Hill, PA, is Class of 2012.  Below is a link to his Scout profile.

http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=8&c=1&nid=4937635


  Seems like a good kid and player.  Having full rides puts us in the running for kids like this.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on September 06, 2011, 09:39:06 pm
I just got word that we're recruiting Jabari Parham, a 6'3", 190-lb. defensive back from Franklin Township (NJ) High School.  I heard Delaware is also recruiting him.

Click here (http://profiles.berecruited.com/athletes/949338) for his profile on beRecruited.com.



Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: rambacker on September 06, 2011, 09:45:51 pm
I just got word that we're recruiting Jabari Parham, a 6'3", 190-lb. defensive back from Franklin Township (NJ) High School.  I heard Villanova and Delaware are also recruiting him.

Click here (http://profiles.berecruited.com/athletes/949338) for his profile on beRecruited.com.


The video is disabled.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on September 06, 2011, 09:52:04 pm

The video is disabled.


rambacker, go to YouTube and type in "Jabari Parham".  I tried posting a link to his junior highlights video, but the link wouldn't embed.  1standgoal?  joeb?  Can you help us out here?



Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: 1standgoal on September 06, 2011, 10:21:54 pm
rambacker, go to YouTube and type in "Jabari Parham".  I tried posting a link to his junior highlights video, but the link wouldn't work.  1standgoal?  joeb?  Can you help us out here?

Here you go...hope this works....

http://youtu.be/vJVxq-mdihw (http://youtu.be/vJVxq-mdihw)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on September 06, 2011, 10:28:37 pm
Here you go...hope this works....

http://youtu.be/vJVxq-mdihw (http://youtu.be/vJVxq-mdihw)

Thanks, man!  I'm not sure why the link wouldn't embed for me.   ???


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: rambacker on September 06, 2011, 10:31:35 pm
Here you go...hope this works....

http://youtu.be/vJVxq-mdihw (http://youtu.be/vJVxq-mdihw)

Thanks, he looks solid on coverage and the run-stop.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: 1standgoal on September 06, 2011, 10:35:37 pm
Thanks, man!  I'm not sure why the link wouldn't embed for me.   ???

no problem....i have heard about this kid....might be a late offer kid D1A....would be a great pick up.  Looks like we are hitting Jersey hard.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: JimboCBA72 on September 07, 2011, 10:16:02 am
Not that it matters much to us but last night on MSG Varsity they reported that Bedell de-committed from Villanova and accepted offer from JMU


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on September 07, 2011, 10:37:29 am

Not that it matters much to us but last night on MSG Varsity they reported that Bedell de-committed from Villanova and accepted offer from JMU


Wow Jimbo, Bedell was one of Villanova's top recruiting targets.  Below is a snippet from today's Newsday.  (Sorry, I'm not a Newsday subscriber, so I can't access the rest of the piece.)

Stacey Bedell, the elusive running back for Floyd, has changed directions regarding his college choice.
Bedell, who committed to Division I-FCS Villanova in July after surprising Wildcats coaches by running the 40 in 4.48 despite a sprained ankle, de-committed over Labor Day weekend.
"My dad made the call for me," Bedell said before practice Tuesday. "They were pretty upset. But I just...


http://www.newsday.com/sports/high-school/football/floyd-s-bedell-changes-mind-on-villanova-1.3149595



Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: bleedmaroon on September 07, 2011, 11:05:27 am
he thinks he made a decision to early....not going to Nova...JMU is going to send reps to meet with him, but at this time his recruitment is open.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on September 07, 2011, 11:16:03 am

he thinks he made a decision to early....not going to Nova...JMU is going to send reps to meet with him, but at this time his recruitment is open.


Well, I hope he reconsiders Fordham's offer, but it'll be tough to compete with JMU's facilities (see pic below).



(https://admin.xosn.com/pics22/400/PY/PYFUIYMNUSPVLKT.20081114131831.jpg)

       Bridgeforth Stadium, JMU's football stadium.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on September 08, 2011, 07:21:05 am
From today's New York Post:


Beach Channel is most people’s Bowl favorite after going 9-1 and losing in last year’s final to Truman.
 
The Dolphins aren’t going to be nearly as big as they were last season, either, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they won’t be up there among the best teams in the division again.
 
“This is probably the fastest team that I’ve coached in all the years that I’ve coached,” [Coach Victor] Nazario said. “What we lack in size, we’re gonna make up for with speed and toughness.”

The team will be led by two-way sophomore star Diequan Underwood, Nazario’s Mr. Everything on offense and a cornerback on defense, and 6-foot-3 split end Henry Adegunle, who has interest from UConn, Syracuse and Fordham.


http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/high_school/football/psal_football_bowl_division_preview_mSM4QVpTxY3dtSiOeguNhK/0


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: 1standgoal on September 08, 2011, 08:32:14 am
From today's New York Post:


Beach Channel is most people’s Bowl favorite after going 9-1 and losing in last year’s final to Truman.
 
The Dolphins aren’t going to be nearly as big as they were last season, either, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they won’t be up there among the best teams in the division again.
 
“This is probably the fastest team that I’ve coached in all the years that I’ve coached,” [Coach Victor] Nazario said. “What we lack in size, we’re gonna make up for with speed and toughness.”

The team will be led by two-way sophomore star Diequan Underwood, Nazario’s Mr. Everything on offense and a cornerback on defense, and 6-foot-3 split end Henry Adegunle, who has interest from UConn, Syracuse and Fordham.


http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/high_school/football/psal_football_bowl_division_preview_mSM4QVpTxY3dtSiOeguNhK/0


RamMan.....how in the world do you catch all these articles? 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ace93 on September 08, 2011, 08:34:32 am
RamMan.....how in the world do you catch all these articles? 

Clearly he must work at all these outlets. ;)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: 1standgoal on September 08, 2011, 09:00:54 am
Clearly he must work at all these outlets. ;)
That's a good one....

Here is one....http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/rick_obrien/20110908_Rick_O_Brien__Small_school_features_big_talent_in_Kaminoff.html


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: 1standgoal on September 08, 2011, 09:26:30 am
Colin Markus—Masuk—RB—Sr.—Rushed for 1,535 yards and 25 TDs in 2010 for Class L champs. Offers from Central Conn. and Fordham.


Shawn Flynn—Masuk—DB—Sr.—Has received interest from Princeton and Fordham.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on September 08, 2011, 10:15:30 am
RamMan.....how in the world do you catch all these articles? 

Well, I check the three major New York newspapers almost every morning by typing the key word "Fordham" in the search box on the newspaper's home page.   That's how I found today's piece in the New York Post.  I wish I could take credit for most of the rest of the stuff I post, but the truth is, a lot of it is forwarded to me via e-mail, social media, text, etc.  Any info with a link, I post here.  If there's no link but my source is a reliable one, I'll post it (e.g., Maetzold being named starter for the UConn game).  If there's no link and my source is sketchy, I won't post it (e.g., I heard we're recruiting a teammate of one of the kids mentioned in this thread, but I haven't yet posted about him because my source isn't solid enough).


Clearly he must work at all these outlets. ;)

LOL...   ;D


Here is one....http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/rick_obrien/20110908_Rick_O_Brien__Small_school_features_big_talent_in_Kaminoff.html

Good stuff.  I like the kids we're recruiting.  Without scholarships, we'd have a no shot in hell of landing any of them.



Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: 1standgoal on September 08, 2011, 10:47:22 am
Well, I check three major New York newspapers almost every morning by typing the key word "Fordham" in the search box on the newspaper's home page.   That's how I found today's piece in the New York Post.  I wish I could take credit for most of the rest of the stuff I post, but the truth is, a lot of it is forwarded to me via e-mail, social media, text, etc.  Any info with a link, I post here.  If there's no link but my source is a reliable one, I'll post it (e.g., Maetzold being named starter for the UConn game).  If there's no link and my source is sketchy, I won't post it (e.g., I heard we're recruiting a teammate of one of the kid's mentioned in this thread, but I haven't yet posted about him because my source isn't solid enough).


LOL...   ;D


Good stuff.  I like the kids we're recruiting.  Without scholarships, we'd have a no shot in hell of landing any of them.



I see.....good stuff.  I would love to have interviews from some of this kids...sort of like a rivals or something...kids love the attention and they get the word out about Fordham.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on September 08, 2011, 01:44:08 pm
Tweet by Sean Draper, a 6'1", 180-lb. cornerback from Glenville High School in Cleveland, OH:

@SDraper_V9
SEAN DRAPER
@JasonPinkston6 Ball State Ohio State Toledo Akron Buffalo Ohio BG Kent Indiana Fordham right now thats all I'm aware of that's interested
37 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone



Click here (http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=8&c=1&nid=5615492) for his profile on Scout.com.



Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: 1standgoal on September 09, 2011, 10:59:32 am
Fordham Commit 2012 - halfback and linebacker David Barletta 6ft 5in 205lbs

http://www.nj.com/hssports/blog/football/index.ssf/2011/09/high_school_football_previews_union_county_team_capsules.html (http://www.nj.com/hssports/blog/football/index.ssf/2011/09/high_school_football_previews_union_county_team_capsules.html)

http://newprovidence.patch.com/articles/pioneers-football-ready-to-defend-group-i-title (http://newprovidence.patch.com/articles/pioneers-football-ready-to-defend-group-i-title)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqwNE7o4tj8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqwNE7o4tj8)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on September 09, 2011, 12:22:57 pm

Fordham Commit 2012 - halfback and linebacker David Barletta 6ft 5in 205lbs


Kudos to the staff on our first known verbal commitment for 2012.  Perhaps ace should start a new thread titled "Tracking Our Signed/Committed Recruits," like they have on the basketball message board, and move your post there.



From the Patch piece:


. . . senior left halfback and linebacker David Barletta, a returning starter on both sides of the ball. . . has given Fordham a verbal commitment for football.

Barletta said that Fordham was a perfect fit for him and also acknowledged that Vince Lombardi played there.

“I was very excited when I talked to the coaches, it’s close to home and a great school,” Barletta said.

Barletta and fellow senior Robbie Fay served as captains at New Providence’s game-scrimmage last Friday night . . .




Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on September 09, 2011, 12:57:02 pm
Below is a piece on Khalif Herbin.  I doubt we have a chance at landing him as Buffalo, JMU, and Delaware are high on his list.


From today's Record:


Notoriety came quite rapidly last fall when Montclair High's exciting 5-foot-7, 165-pound quarterback-slot back exploded on the scene as one of the Super Essex Conference's breakout stars, electrifying crowds and mortifying opposing coaches with his ability to escape would-be tacklers on the way to darting back and forth and ultimately forward for seemingly endless long gainers at any time and at any spot on the field.

He eclipsed 170 yards rushing in four different games and finished with 1,480 yards and 15 touchdowns rushing for 2010, plus he added 12 pass receptions which resulted in four more TDs, while also taking back two kickoffs for scores and returning a punt for yet another TD.

There were such memorable outings as in the 38-28 North 1, Group 4 playoff win over Ridgewood when he amassed 455 total yards, including 266 rushing.

. . . the still burgeoning star who runs a 4.43 in the 40-yard dash . . . is certainly not yet a finished product meaning more colleges are almost certain to become involved in pursuing him in the coming weeks and months . . .

Already he is very much on the wish list for I-AA colleges including Fordham, Wagner, James Madison University and Delaware, while I-A programs from the University of Buffalo and Akron have been expressing their strong interest as well.


Click here (http://www.northjersey.com/sports/hs_sports/129522943_With_great_expectations___all_eyes_on__star_Herbin.html) for the full story.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ace93 on September 09, 2011, 01:36:25 pm
Kudos to the staff on our first known verbal commitment for 2012.  Perhaps ace should start a new thread titled "Tracking Our Signed/Committed Recruits," like they have on the basketball message board, and move your post there.

If some starts a thread I will sticky it and move posts if told which ones should be moved. If you notice, I did not start any of those threads on the hoops board.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on September 09, 2011, 07:42:38 pm

If some starts a thread I will sticky it and move posts if told which ones should be moved. If you notice, I did not start any of those threads on the hoops board.
 

Okay ace, I've started the thread.  You can go ahead and make it a sticky.  Thanks.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on September 09, 2011, 11:11:19 pm
According to Patch.com, Fordham has "shown interest" in former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rich Erenberg's son Andrew, who plays both running back and safety for Peters Township High School in Peters Township, PA (see below).



From Patch.com (9/9/11):


Andrew has already received Division 1 and Division 1-AA offers to play in college. Schools such as Kent State, Fordham University and Duquesne University have shown interest in him.

. . . Andrew will be touring these, and other, colleges over the next few months to gather information to help him decide which school is best for him, with his academic interests ahead of his athletic ones.

Placing education before athletics is something Andrew’s father did.  . . . Rich had entertained several significant Division 1 offers back in his day, but chose to attend Colgate . . ., which didn’t give out any athletic money at the time. He chose Colgate . . . because he was interested in the academic programs offered there.


Click here (http://peters.patch.com/articles/on-the-sidelines-with-lynn-erenberg) for the full story.



Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on September 11, 2011, 02:19:34 am
From today's Union Leader:


Minutes after the score went final Friday night at Gill Stadium, Salem head football coach Jack Gati answered my first question with a query of his own.

Asked for his thoughts on the six-touchdown game by Jerickson Fedrick — the coveted college prospect who led Salem to a 50-28 Division I win at Manchester Central — Gati said, “What do you think?”

Here's what I think: Four rushing touchdowns, including a 71-yarder on his first offensive touch, two kick-return scores in which the shortest was a 98-yarder, and 37 receiving yards qualifies as spectacular.

But it wasn't his best outing.

And that speaks volumes about the 5-foot 10-inch, 195-pound senior's talent, who gained 141 rushing yards on 19 carries.

Fedrick was most fearsome in a Week 7 game against Nashua North as a sophomore. He terrorized the Titans for 220 yards and four TDs on 15 attempts.

Gati said Boston College, Fordham, Maine and Rhode Island are among the programs taking notice.


Click here (http://www.unionleader.com/article/20110911/SPORTS/709119933) for the full story.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on September 11, 2011, 07:26:42 pm
From today's Times Union:


Albany Academy senior quarterback Hunter McCarthy endured losing the vast majority of his 2010 football season . . . after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during a Week 3 game . . .
 
After an exhaustive rehabilitation process and a sparkling 2011 debut performance against Broadalbin-Perth Sept. 3, McCarthy once again faces the prospects of a lengthy rehab process after an MRI exam Wednesday revealed he has a torn ACL and a torn meniscus to the same . . . knee . . .
 
McCarthy threw for 258 yards and four touchdowns against Broadalbin-Perth in the Cadets’ 42-25 victory, but re-injured his knee during the fourth quarter.

McCarthy will talk with his doctors and at least explore rehabbing without having surgery in the hopes of returning to the field.
 
McCarthy has drawn interest from several colleges . . ., including two schools the senior was extremely interested in — Fordham and Holy Cross.

 
Click here (http://blog.timesunion.com/sidelines/2011/09/11/torn-acl-and-meniscus-for-mccarthy/) for the full story.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: 71 on September 12, 2011, 01:51:39 pm
From today's Times Union:


Albany Academy senior quarterback Hunter McCarthy endured losing the vast majority of his 2010 football season . . . after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during a Week 3 game . . .
 
After an exhaustive rehabilitation process and a sparkling 2011 debut performance against Broadalbin-Perth Sept. 3, McCarthy once again faces the prospects of a lengthy rehab process after an MRI exam Wednesday revealed he has a torn ACL and a torn meniscus to the same . . . knee . . .
 
McCarthy threw for 258 yards and four touchdowns against Broadalbin-Perth in the Cadets’ 42-25 victory, but re-injured his knee during the fourth quarter.

McCarthy will talk with his doctors and at least explore rehabbing without having surgery in the hopes of returning to the field.
 
McCarthy has drawn interest from several colleges . . ., including two schools the senior was extremely interested in — Fordham and Holy Cross.

 
Click here (http://blog.timesunion.com/sidelines/2011/09/11/torn-acl-and-meniscus-for-mccarthy/) for the full story.


Not a physician, much less an orthopedic surgeon, but I don't think you can just rehab torn ACL's.

Too bad for this kid; sounds like he's tough as well as talented. With his history he would probably be well advised to forego football for now and get the knee fixed as best as that can be done.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on September 15, 2011, 12:45:47 am
From today's News-Herald:


Mentor senior linebacker Kurt Laseak has accomplished a goal he set for himself a long time ago.

Laseak will be a Division I college football player.

The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Northeast Lakes District selection is headed to the Mid-American Conference, as Laseak has made a verbal commitment to play at Ohio University.

Laseak also received interest from Kent State, Buffalo, Syracuse, Northwestern and Fordham.



http://news-herald.com/articles/2011/09/14/sports/nh4502399.txt


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: 1standgoal on September 15, 2011, 07:00:52 am
Not a physician, much less an orthopedic surgeon, but I don't think you can just rehab torn ACL's.

Too bad for this kid; sounds like he's tough as well as talented. With his history he would probably be well advised to forego football for now and get the knee fixed as best as that can be done.
I agree 71.....tough break for a kid so young to make this decision...sometimes this can't be made alone.   Wish him well..


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on September 15, 2011, 01:05:18 pm
That's a good one....

Here is one....http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/rick_obrien/20110908_Rick_O_Brien__Small_school_features_big_talent_in_Kaminoff.html

From BucksLocalNews.com (7/15/11):


NH-S senior tailback Julian Kaminoff, who reportedly has received scholarship offers from Division I-A Buffalo and Division I-AA Fordham, raced for touchdowns of 3, 31 and 27 yards to put the Lions on top, 22-0, in the third quarter.

Kaminoff also rushed for 127 yards and a touchdown in New Hope's season-opening win over George School on Sept. 3 in Newtown.



http://www.buckslocalnews.com/articles/2011/09/15/new_hope_gazette/sports/doc4e7215e284e22534436339.txt?viewmode=default


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on September 15, 2011, 05:53:33 pm
From today's Union Leader:


Minutes after the score went final Friday night at Gill Stadium, Salem head football coach Jack Gati answered my first question with a query of his own.

Asked for his thoughts on the six-touchdown game by Jerickson Fedrick — the coveted college prospect who led Salem to a 50-28 Division I win at Manchester Central — Gati said, “What do you think?”

Here's what I think: Four rushing touchdowns, including a 71-yarder on his first offensive touch, two kick-return scores in which the shortest was a 98-yarder, and 37 receiving yards qualifies as spectacular.

But it wasn't his best outing.

And that speaks volumes about the 5-foot 10-inch, 195-pound senior's talent, who gained 141 rushing yards on 19 carries.

Fedrick was most fearsome in a Week 7 game against Nashua North as a sophomore. He terrorized the Titans for 220 yards and four TDs on 15 attempts.

Gati said Boston College, Fordham, Maine and Rhode Island are among the programs taking notice.


Click here (http://www.unionleader.com/article/20110911/SPORTS/709119933) for the full story.


More on Fedrick from ESPN.com (9/15/11):


Salem High's Fedrick . . . made the heads of opposing mentors spin in Week 2, which kicked off NHIAA Division I play.
 
. . . Fedrick [is] widely considered the state's most coveted college prospect. The 5-foot 10-inch, 195-pound senior, a tremendous blend of speed and power, scored six touchdowns in Salem's 50-28 Sept. 9 win at Manchester Central High.
 
Salem head coach Jacki Gati said Fedrick is garnering interest from Boston College as well FCS programs Fordham, Maine and Rhode Island. The star's statistics against Central explain why college coaches are keeping tabs.
 
Fedrick, on 19 carries, ran for 141 yards and four TDs (his rushing total took a hit when he unselfishly fell on Salem's third-quarter fumble 20 yards behind the line of scrimmage). He also recorded run-oriented Salem's three receptions for 37 yards.
 
Yet he was best on special teams. Fedrick broke free for two first-half touchdowns – of the 98- and 99-yard variety – before halftime.
 
“I just want to keep moving on the field,” Fedrick told New Hampshire GameDay. “Just don't stop, basically.”



http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/high-school/post/_/id/9530/new-england-roundup-new-hampshire-24



Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: 1standgoal on September 15, 2011, 09:26:19 pm
OL recruit...
http://www.minutemannewscenter.com/articles/2011/09/14/fairfield/sports/doc4e70b70603fe3111537611.txt?viewmode=fullstory


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on September 15, 2011, 10:34:59 pm
OL recruit...
http://www.minutemannewscenter.com/articles/2011/09/14/fairfield/sports/doc4e70b70603fe3111537611.txt?viewmode=fullstory

Wow – UConn, Temple, and Rutgers are all tracking him.  Looks like we've stepped up the caliber of players we're recruiting this year.

We're also tracking a kid from Tottenville High School in Staten Island, but Penn may be his top choice – that's if he can score 1200+ on his SAT (see below).



From Scout.com (7/20/11):


Kenneth Coughlin, a 5-10 1/2 linebacker/tight end from Tottenville High School in Staten Island, New York, has made terrific progress in his physical skills so far this past spring and now summer.

Kenneth has competed in several events, including the individual college team camps. Among them: Marist, Penn, Temple, Villanova, Rutgers, Syracuse, Connecticut, Lafayette, and Fordham.


Click here (http://hsnewyork.scout.com/2/1087978.html) to read more.




Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on September 17, 2011, 06:59:31 pm
Tweet by Jared Greenberg, co-host of High School SportsDesk on MGS Varsity:

@MSGV_Jared
Jared Greenberg
Corey Wallace is the best fullback on the Island. He's a beast on both sides of the ball. Stony Brook, Fordham & Uconn r showing interest
2 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®



Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: 1standgoal on September 23, 2011, 11:58:46 am
Not sure you will see this link but here is an extract from a kid named Jordan Page Ht:6'5" Wt:302 lbs


"I definitely talk the most with West Virginia right now," said Page. "I mean we talk two or three times a week. Then I hear from Boston College, UConn, South Carolina, Rutgers, Maryland and Fordham. I'm looking more at the Big Ten or ACC now though."


Probably do not have a chance if he gets offered by these schools but to see Fordham listed with those schools is something....


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on September 23, 2011, 12:14:57 pm
Not sure you will see this link but here is an extract from a kid named Jordan Page Ht:6'5" Wt:302 lbs

"I definitely talk the most with West Virginia right now," said Page. "I mean we talk two or three times a week. Then I hear from Boston College, UConn, South Carolina, Rutgers, Maryland and Fordham. I'm looking more at the Big Ten or ACC now though."

Probably do not have a chance if he gets offered by these schools but to see Fordham listed with those schools is something....

He'd be a huge (literally) get for us.  Below is info I posted on him on August 1.



Jordan Page will visit Fordham on Sunday (see tweet below).  Page is a 6-foot-5, 302-pound offensive tackle who recently transferred from Princeton Day School to Pennington (N.J.) Prep and also reclassified to become Class of 2013 (per Rivals.com).


@Jay_Blindside75
Jordan Page
Goin 2 visit Fordham U this Sunday with my parents.  They said I dont need to workout or anything just meet the whole staff.  its lookin good!
1 hour ago via web



Click here (http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Jordan-Page-116109) to view Page's profile on Rivals.com.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: 1standgoal on September 23, 2011, 01:20:36 pm
He'd be a huge (literally) get for us.  Below is info I posted on him on August 1.



I wonder how the visit went.....must be still in the mix if he is recently mentioning Fordham...


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ace93 on September 23, 2011, 02:38:50 pm
I wonder how the visit went.....must be still in the mix if he is recently mentioning Fordham...

I don't know.  "I'm looking more at the Big Ten or ACC now though." would lead me to think otherwise.  I guess it depends on how one defines "in the mix".


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on September 23, 2011, 04:49:23 pm

I don't know.  "I'm looking more at the Big Ten or ACC now though." would lead me to think otherwise.  I guess it depends on how one defines "in the mix".


Until he gets an FBS offer, we're "in the mix."  I like how our coaching staff aims high.



Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: 1standgoal on September 23, 2011, 05:24:07 pm
If he doesn't get an FBS offer, we're "in the mix."  I like how this coaching staff aims high.

i think that is exactly right.  We did get a kid that had an offer from Purdue this year....Pickney kid.  We are also after other kids early that have D1 offers....you never know...they go to a big school and it does not work out..or the D1 school "fills" up their schollies....in that sense I think we are in the mix.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on September 23, 2011, 05:49:49 pm

We did get a kid that had an offer from Purdue this year....Pickney kid.


Interesting...I didn't know De'Nard was offered by Purdue.  I know he was recruited by a bunch of MAC schools as well as Air Force, Illinois, Northwestern, and Syracuse.  The only FBS offer he got that I'm aware of was from Kent State.

In a recent interview on WFUV, Coach Masella said Sam Ajala was offered by some FBS schools.  What a recruiting class – Pinckney, Ajala, Maetzold, DiFusco, Light, Scott, Wetzel, etc.  Wow...



Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: 1standgoal on September 23, 2011, 05:54:11 pm
Interesting...I didn't know De'Nard was offered by Purdue.  I know he was heavily recruited by a bunch of MAC schools as well as Air Force, Illinois, Northwestern, and Syracuse.  The only FBS offer he got that I'm aware of was from Kent State.

In a recent interview on WFUV, Coach Masella said Sam Ajala was offered by some FBS schools.  What a recruiting class – Pinckney, Ajala, Maetzold, DiFusco, Light, Scott, Wetzel, etc.  Wow...

I might be wrong about the school....but I know it was a D1A school....Austin Hancock was a pre-walk on at Penn State...


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on September 23, 2011, 10:27:17 pm
I just got word that we've offered Dalton Crossan, running back at Sachem North High School in Ronkonkoma, NY.  He's also gotten offers from Buffalo, Penn, Stony Brook, and Syracuse, but I heard "he's leaning towards Stony Brook or Fordham."  He's gotten "a bunch of lax offers" as well.

Click here (http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Dalton-Crossan-101877) for his profile on Rivals.com.



Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ace93 on September 23, 2011, 11:13:21 pm
Just post the URL and video will auto embed.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on September 23, 2011, 11:16:13 pm

Just post the URL and video will auto embed.


Now the link is embedding for me.  I'm not sure what I was doing wrong before.  Below is Crossan's highlights video.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xY9gRDWZSqc&feature=player_detailpage



Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: 1standgoal on September 27, 2011, 12:33:10 am
http://espn.go.com/college-sports/football/recruiting/player/_/id/115463/dan-connaughton


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on October 03, 2011, 04:38:32 pm
From today's New York Daily News:


With his 6-3, 185-pound frame, Beach Channel/Channel View wide receiver Henry Adegunle is a matchup problem for opposing defenses.

Adegunle used his height and hands as weapons Sunday. His two touchdown receptions sparked the Dolphins, who scored 22 unanswered second-half points to defeat host Madison, 30-8, in a PSAL Bowl Division game.

Adegunle, a senior, has a 90-plus average in the classroom and has received interest from Fordham, Syracuse and UConn.


Click here (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/high_school/2011/10/03/2011-10-03_channel_has_a_beach_day.html?r=sports) to read more.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on October 06, 2011, 09:51:13 am
From Patch.com (10/6/11):


Connor O'Sullivan, once a soccer and rugby player in Limerick, Ireland, is making an impact as a kicker and punter for the Pearl River High School football team.

“People read about a kid hitting a 52-yard field goal in pouring rain, and are intrigued by what they read in the paper,” said Pearl River athletic director Todd Santabarbara.

It is his foot.....that will probably land him on some roster in college, several of which having already made contact. Among those expressing an interest—and more are certainly to follow—include Delaware, Alabama, Buffalo, Virginia, Marist, Holy Cross, and Fordham.


Click here (http://pearlriver.patch.com/articles/kicker-powers-pearl-river) for the full story.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on October 06, 2011, 10:30:27 pm
From today's New York Post:


David White was concerned with individual goals last year at this time. He wanted to set Lehman’s single-season rushing yards record of 1,598, set by Jonathan Ortiz in 2003.
 
This fall, the Lions star senior running back hasn’t even thought about it. He wasn’t aware that he’s only 518 yards away after a 300-yard, four-touchdown performance in a win Sunday against Brooklyn Tech. And we’re only heading into Week 5.
 
“That’s not really my priority right now,” White said. “That was the immature me speaking. I want to go to the city championship game.”
 
He’s doing just about everything in his power. Lehman is just 2-2, but White has been New York City’s most productive back with 1,080 yards and 11 touchdowns. Sunday’s game made two straight weeks being over 300 yards and White hasn’t had less than 200 yards yet this year.

White says he has interest from Syracuse, UConn, Rutgers, Temple, Yale and Fordham, but no offers.


Click here (http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/high_school/football/david_tds_goliath_lehman_running_g9ptpSztAtqUL25c23mSBN) for the full story.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on October 11, 2011, 10:08:17 pm
From today's Philadelphia Daily News:


Todd-Jamal Warren "T-J" Waters.....is a 6-4, 225-pound guard and strongside linebacker for West Catholic High, the defending Class AA state champion.....
 
Waters ranks among the top 50 students in his class, serves as a treasurer for the student council.....and is giving strong consideration to attending a service academy.
 
Navy and Virginia Military Institute already have made offers. Army, Waters thinks, is on the verge, along with Fordham. Villanova and New Hampshire also are sniffing.


Click here (http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/ted_silary/20111011_Waters_making_waves_at_West_Catholic.html) for the full story.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramrayII on October 14, 2011, 07:45:58 am
These are all some great recruits...going toe-to-toe with FBS programs is great but I only hope our poor season/s and humble facitlities does not deter kids who would consider us


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: fordham81 on October 14, 2011, 09:14:32 am
From Patch.com (10/6/11):


Connor O'Sullivan, once a soccer and rugby player in Limerick, Ireland, is making an impact as a kicker and punter for the Pearl River High School football team.

“People read about a kid hitting a 52-yard field goal in pouring rain, and are intrigued by what they read in the paper,” said Pearl River athletic director Todd Santabarbara.

It is his foot.....that will probably land him on some roster in college, several of which having already made contact. Among those expressing an interest—and more are certainly to follow—include Delaware, Alabama, Buffalo, Virginia, Marist, Holy Cross, and Fordham.


Click here (http://pearlriver.patch.com/articles/kicker-powers-pearl-river) for the full story.



While watching my daughter's Field Hockey games I have watched him kick at practice - very impressive.  Pearl River is currently 5-0 in Class C.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: ramMan on October 19, 2011, 04:08:25 pm
From BucksLocalNews.com (7/15/11):


NH-S senior tailback Julian Kaminoff, who reportedly has received scholarship offers from Division I-A Buffalo and Division I-AA Fordham, raced for touchdowns of 3, 31 and 27 yards to put the Lions on top, 22-0, in the third quarter.

Kaminoff also rushed for 127 yards and a touchdown in New Hope's season-opening win over George School on Sept. 3 in Newtown.



http://www.buckslocalnews.com/articles/2011/09/15/new_hope_gazette/sports/doc4e7215e284e22534436339.txt?viewmode=default

From Scout.com (10/19/11):


New Hope (Pa.)-Solebury High athlete Julian Kaminoff is sitting on two offers, and now that his senior season is underway he is hoping that leads to more interest from schools.

.....he's.....[received] offers from Buffalo and Fordham.....



http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=2&c=1119159&ssf=1&RequestedURL=http%3a%2f%2frecruiting.scout.com%2f2%2f1119159.html


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 1standgoal on October 20, 2011, 11:17:10 am
I read on the board somewhere that Fordham needs to have success in the tri-state area in order to turn the corner on recruiting and the program.  I thought it might be interesting to look at the top kids in this area and where they are headed next year.  Looks like we did get a signing with Tim Donahue who made this list.  I am mainly interesting in the linemen in this area...below see the list from MSG Varsity...let's track them over the course of the following months..

http://www.msgvarsity.com/recruiting-101/2011-12-tri-state-football-commitments-1.699412 (http://www.msgvarsity.com/recruiting-101/2011-12-tri-state-football-commitments-1.699412)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 1standgoal on October 21, 2011, 11:01:57 am
http://www.nj.com/hssports/blog/football/index.ssf/2011/10/montclair_qb_khalif_herbin_has_lived_to_become_a_football_star_thanks_to_a_critical_family_decision.html (http://www.nj.com/hssports/blog/football/index.ssf/2011/10/montclair_qb_khalif_herbin_has_lived_to_become_a_football_star_thanks_to_a_critical_family_decision.html)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 1standgoal on October 25, 2011, 09:40:54 am
Sacoy Malone

http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/high-school/post/_/id/10693/what-we-learned-week-7-2 (http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/high-school/post/_/id/10693/what-we-learned-week-7-2)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ramMan on October 28, 2011, 11:10:17 am
From today's New York Post:


Lincoln’s senior quarterback.....[Jessel] Jones has emerged this fall after serving as Andrew Vital’s backup last year, guiding the Railsplitters to a 7-0 record. He's second in the PSAL City Championship in touchdown passes with 10 and has scored four touchdowns in each of Lincoln's last two victories.

I feel like he’s the best quarterback in the PSAL,” said senior linebacker Trevin Frazier. “He can throw, he can run. He can do it all.”
 
A big part of Jones' success comes from watching film, not just when he eats lunch. He has a portable DVD player he watches film on to and from his East New York home to Lincoln and at night when he doesn’t have homework to do.

“It points out key points in the opponent's defense, where their weaknesses are I can attack,” said the 16-year-old Jones, who has drawn significant interest from Wagner College and Fordham.


Click here (http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/high_school/football/film_buff_jones_making_most_of_senior_rOeBZEDxljW4vuayfc6WaI#ixzz1c5bNC24A) to read more.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 1standgoal on November 02, 2011, 04:24:56 pm
http://rutgers.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1287718 (http://rutgers.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1287718)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ramMan on November 03, 2011, 08:59:18 am
From the New York Post (10/31/11):


Kareem Folkes, Lincoln
 
Despite thick and steady snow, the senior running back ran for 175 yards and a career-high five touchdowns in Lincoln’s 54-0 demolition of Canarsie on Saturday. He scored on runs of 70, 31, 30, 23 and 17 yards. Folkes, who has attracted interest from Fordham and Wagner, now leads the PSAL City Championship division with 19 rushing touchdowns and has accumulated 1,116 yards on the ground.



http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/high_school/football/post_performers_of_the_week_oct_xoYjdpCAFRw5C0nhpJv37K


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: jimbo65 on November 03, 2011, 09:05:01 am
From the New York Post (10/31/11):


Kareem Folkes, Lincoln
 
Despite thick and steady snow, the senior running back ran for 175 yards and a career-high five touchdowns in Lincoln’s 54-0 demolition of Canarsie on Saturday. He scored on runs of 70, 31, 30, 23 and 17 yards. Folkes, who has attracted interest from Fordham and Wagner, now leads the PSAL City Championship division with 19 rushing touchdowns and has accumulated 1,116 yards on the ground.



http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/high_school/football/post_performers_of_the_week_oct_xoYjdpCAFRw5C0nhpJv37K


Kareem hd more yardage than the entire Fordham team.  I guess his snow wsn't slippery.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 1standgoal on November 16, 2011, 10:36:28 am
Jordan Page...I am curious to what he thought about the game how he could contribute to our lack of running attack..

OL Jordan Page - Pennington Prep
The 6-foot-5, 300 pounder just finished up a very good junior campaign and is beginning to field quite a bit of interest from a variety of schools.

"The season just ended and things are looking good. I just left Fordham Saturday and they said they could really use me to crank up the program," Page said. "I'm going to West Virginia November 25th for an unofficial. My coach is sending my film everywhere this winter so things should pick up. Syracuse recently was one to ask about film. I'm really thinking about schools like Harvard, Penn, Dartmouth, Northwestern and Boston College from an academic standpoint."


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ace93 on November 16, 2011, 01:14:42 pm
those rivals links you post require a subscription to read.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ramMan on December 02, 2011, 09:28:24 am
From The Record (12/1/11):


Aidan Murray doesn’t talk like his dad, but he kicks like he does.

“You can tell he’s definitely from the other side [of the ocean],” Don Bosco coach Greg Toal said.

Murray, the Don Bosco senior place kicker/punter, has learned his craft at the feet of his father, who grew up playing Gaelic football in Ireland.

Kicking is in the Murray blood. Aidan’s older brother Patrick is remembered at Don Bosco for his game-winning kick to beat De La Salle in 2008. Patrick is now a junior kicker at Fordham.

Just being a kicker or a punter didn’t shield Aidan from a football injury. It happened last November in the Ironmen’s state semifinal game against St. Peter’s. There was a bad snap on an extra point and Aidan was hit and suffered a torn ACL.

“I knew there was something wrong right after it happened, just because of the pain,” said Aidan, who is also looking at possibly kicking at Fordham next year.

The 18-year old had surgery a few weeks later and said that he is only now starting to regain full strength in his leg.


Click here (http://www.northjersey.com/sports/Football_Kicking_is_in_Aidan_Murrays_blood.html?c=y&page=2) for the full story.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 1standgoal on December 04, 2011, 11:13:46 pm
Couple new names on the radar:

2012 RB Amihr Bess
has interest in Fordham, and he is visiting the school today.(11/14/2011) Here's a look at his goals and recruitment, though more will be on the way after his visit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-vPIkvNyYA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-vPIkvNyYA)


Colin Markus—Masuk—RB—Sr.—Rushed for 1,535 yards and 25 TDs in 2010 for Class L champs. Offers from Central Conn. and Fordham (might be one of the other commits?)


Shawn Flynn - Musak
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guHaIWt-3JU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guHaIWt-3JU)



Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ramMan on December 06, 2011, 08:03:01 am
From yesterday's New York Post:


NYPost.com PSAL football beat writer Zach Braziller takes a closer look at the 2011 Lincoln Railsplitters, who will meet Erasmus Hall in the PSAL City Championship final Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Yankee Stadium....

Running backs

Kareem Folkes is one of two returning starters. … Fourth during regular season in rushing yards with 1,225 and first in touchdowns with 22. … The 5-foot-10, 170-pound standout moved to cornerback this year and had 18 tackles and two interceptions. Being recruited by College Football Subdivision programs Fordham, Wagner, Albany and Stony Brook.

 

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/high_school/football/an_in_depth_look_at_the_lincoln_2DJYVv0hopUp0DbtkPFWQO#ixzz1fl6FG06c



Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ramMan on December 09, 2011, 09:23:16 am
From yesterday's New York Post:


NYPost.com PSAL football beat writer Zach Braziller takes a closer look at the 2011 Lincoln Railsplitters, who will meet Erasmus Hall in the PSAL City Championship final Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Yankee Stadium....

Running backs

Kareem Folkes is one of two returning starters. … Fourth during regular season in rushing yards with 1,225 and first in touchdowns with 22. … The 5-foot-10, 170-pound standout moved to cornerback this year and had 18 tackles and two interceptions. Being recruited by College Football Subdivision programs Fordham, Wagner, Albany and Stony Brook.


Lincoln High School won the PSAL Championship last night at Yankee Stadium.  Below are excerpts from an article in today's New York Post titled "Hobbled hero: Despite high ankle sprain, Folkes leads Lincoln to title."


Kareem Folkes was cramping up, there was an intense shooting pain in his left ankle and he was giving up eight inches to Erasmus Hall receiver Luder Jean Louis.

With the PSAL City Championship division football title on the line, Lincoln was elated with that matchup. Folkes, its all-everything senior leader, fought through the high ankle sprain and broke up the game-tying pass attempt from Wayne Morgan to seal the Railsplitters first title since 1993, 20-12 over E-Hall, and complete a memorable undefeated season.

“It shows you the heart of a lion,” Lincoln coach Shawn O’Connor said. “He’s written his own legacy.”

Folkes....has a few College Football Sudvision looks, from Fordham, Wagner, Albany and Stony Brook.

Click here (http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/high_school/football/hobbled_hero_despite_high_ankle_pucjLMEiqvmb4swj6VfzCJ) for the full story.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: rambacker on December 09, 2011, 10:14:00 pm
Lincoln High School won the PSAL Championship last night at Yankee Stadium.  Below are excerpts from an article in today's New York Post titled "Hobbled hero: Despite high ankle sprain, Folkes leads Lincoln to title."


Kareem Folkes was cramping up, there was an intense shooting pain in his left ankle and he was giving up eight inches to Erasmus Hall receiver Luder Jean Louis.

With the PSAL City Championship division football title on the line, Lincoln was elated with that matchup. Folkes, its all-everything senior leader, fought through the high ankle sprain and broke up the game-tying pass attempt from Wayne Morgan to seal the Railsplitters first title since 1993, 20-12 over E-Hall, and complete a memorable undefeated season.

“It shows you the heart of a lion,” Lincoln coach Shawn O’Connor said. “He’s written his own legacy.”

Folkes....has a few College Football Sudvision looks, from Fordham, Wagner, Albany and Stony Brook.

Click here (http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/high_school/football/hobbled_hero_despite_high_ankle_pucjLMEiqvmb4swj6VfzCJ) for the full story.

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This is what it's all about.  I want this kid at Fordham. Whether he is an impact player or not, he is a Fordham man.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ramMan on December 09, 2011, 10:19:22 pm

This is what it's all about.  I want this kid at Fordham. Whether he is an impact player or not, he is a Fordham man.


Agreed!


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ramMan on December 11, 2011, 09:29:32 am
Below is a link to an article in today's Journal News on Clarkston South's running back/safety Frank Tucek, The Journal News Rockland County player of the year.  It says in the piece that he's had "postseason visits from colleges such as Albany, Fordham, Franklin and Marshall, and Ithaca."

http://www.lohud.com/article/20111211/SPORTS02/312110067/Football-all-county-South-s-Tucek-man-among-boys


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ramMan on December 11, 2011, 09:46:11 am
From today's Journal News:

The Journal News all-star teams
First team
Defense
Defensive back
Justin Ciero, Horace Greeley:
Fordham, Villanova, Rhode Island, Byrant, Marist and scores of Division III school have shown interest in the 6-foot, 200-pound senior, who had 1,000 yards passing and rushing for the second straight season. He rushed for 1,035 yards and 17 touchdowns and passed for 1,047 yards and four touchdowns in his third season as a starter.

http://www.lohud.com/article/20111211/SPORTS02/312110066/It-Taps-foes?odyssey=nav%7Chead




Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ramMan on December 14, 2011, 08:48:38 am
From ESPN.com:


ESPN's Roger Brown is reporting that Boston College High tight end/defensive end Jameson McShea is no longer committed to Temple University for the fall of 2012.
 
He's now strongly considering Dartmouth, Harvard, Boston College and Maryland, however he only holds an offer from Harvard. McShea has many Division 1 FCS options, with Elon, Fordham, Holy Cross, Maine and New Hampshire all offering him.
 
The 6-foot-4, 245-pound Cotuit native was integral part of the Eagles' Division 1 Super Bowl championship season on both sides of the ball, racking up 68 tackles (12 for loss) and throwing some vicious blocks in run support. He was named the Catholic Conference's Lineman of the Year, and last week was named to ESPN Boston's MIAA All-State Team.

http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/high-school/post/_/id/12517/bc-highs-mcshea-decommits-from-temple

 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 1standgoal on December 16, 2011, 10:17:30 am
http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/high_school/football/the_post_all_brooklyn_football_honors_u9qwZxsuTBPbFyJ5l1fGfK (http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/high_school/football/the_post_all_brooklyn_football_honors_u9qwZxsuTBPbFyJ5l1fGfK)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 1standgoal on December 18, 2011, 09:35:34 am
[urlhttp://www.nj.com/hssports/blog/football/index.ssf/2011/12/football_ocean_county_season_in_review_2011.html][/url]


Peter Catal
School: Cornwall

Position: linebacker

Grade: Senior

First-team credentials: The repeat first-teamer led Cornwall with 130 tackles, adding six sacks. Catal was a solid run stopper and cover man. He put up 778 yards and 12 touchdowns at running back.

The highlight: “Beating Poughkeepsie (in the Class A state quarterfinals) and showing that Section 9 is legitimate.”

The future: Several Division I-AA schools, including Fordham, Albany, Lafayette and Rhode Island are interested in Catal.

The player: “Peter is just a phenomenal athlete and, every week, he was arguably the best football player on the field. He brought it offensively and defense.” – Cornwall coach Marcus Hughes


Kevin McNally
School: Cornwall

Position: linebacker

Grade: Senior

First-team credentials: Despite missing three games with a knee injury, McNally had 109 tackles with six sacks.

The highlight: “The win over Poughkeepsie, just the way we played. It was great to represent Section 9. We shut them out in the second half. That was big for our offense and helped us win the game.”

The future: Rhode Island, Fordham and Maine are among the schools interested in McNally.

The player: “He was our mental leader, Kevin knew our defense, he's just a great player. I think when he came back from being injured, it made us a much better team. He made that much of a difference.” – Cornwall coach Marcus Hughes



Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: joeb on December 18, 2011, 10:02:47 am
you missed one Kalyph Hardy
"Player of the year: Following a dismal 1-9 season in 2010, Central Regional turned things around this season to finish 5-5, and the catalyst was senior running back Kalyph Hardy.

Hardy rushed for 2,050 yards to become the first 2,000-yard rusher in Central history. He finished the season with a Shore Conference high of 28 touchdowns and finished second in the conference in total yardage. Hardy’s best performance of the season came on Sept. 30 when he rushed for 415 yards and 5 touchdowns against Brick. Following his 5,008-yard career, Hardy has received interest from Rutgers, Towson, Fordham, Monmouth, Kean and Montclair."


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 1standgoal on December 19, 2011, 11:38:54 am
you missed one Kalyph Hardy
"Player of the year: Following a dismal 1-9 season in 2010, Central Regional turned things around this season to finish 5-5, and the catalyst was senior running back Kalyph Hardy.

Hardy rushed for 2,050 yards to become the first 2,000-yard rusher in Central history. He finished the season with a Shore Conference high of 28 touchdowns and finished second in the conference in total yardage. Hardy’s best performance of the season came on Sept. 30 when he rushed for 415 yards and 5 touchdowns against Brick. Following his 5,008-yard career, Hardy has received interest from Rutgers, Towson, Fordham, Monmouth, Kean and Montclair."
Thanks Joeb..I put the link....probably easier to just paste the info like you did.  Looking at the roster..it is pretty obvious that we are in desperate need of defensive lineman in this class. 10 on the 2011 roster and 5 are seniors...more than likely some of the ol will probably move over or we need to bring in some transfers or juco defensive lineman or our run defense will struggle again next year. 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 1standgoal on December 24, 2011, 07:43:03 am
New offer to Westlake TE:

Westlake defensive end/tight end Justin Lawrence was out in Utah visiting his sister and extended family for the Christmas holiday. But after enjoying a bit of rest and relaxation and a few scattered snow flurries, Lawrence got a surprise call from his head coach, Dom Zaccarelli, on Friday morning.

   
Lawrence holds an offer

"Coach Zac just told me I got my first scholarship offer from Fordham University," said the 6-foot-5, 230-pound Lawrence. "That was about the best present I could have asked for."

Lawrence said he was stunned by the offer. He had been talking to a few different schools, but Fordham wasn't one of them.

"I honestly didn't know they were looking at me until today," Lawrence said. "But, hey, I'm not complaining, I'll take it. I'm looking forward to getting up there for a visit sometime in January."

Lawrence had a chance to speak to a Fordham assistant soon after he got off the phone with Zaccarelli. Although Lawrence admitted he doesn't know much about Fordham beyond that it's in New York City, he was intrigued by what their coach told him.

"He said it's a new staff, a new vision and they're really excited to have me," Lawrence said. "Then he said he wants me to be a key part of building Fordham into a winner. Sounded good to me."

Besides Fordham, Lawrence is hearing from Towson and Navy. That said, he's not sure how much scholarship money - if any - either school can give him.

"I just don't know what the situation is with [Towson and Navy]," Lawrence said. "I get the feeling their interest [isn't great]. I hope I get something though."

But even if no other offer comes through, at least Lawrence now has an option.

"I was really kind of relieved to get that first offer," Lawrence said. "Now I have somewhere where I can go to school after I graduate Westlake."


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: rambacker on December 24, 2011, 03:55:17 pm
New offer to Westlake TE:

Westlake defensive end/tight end Justin Lawrence was out in Utah visiting his sister and extended family for the Christmas holiday. But after enjoying a bit of rest and relaxation and a few scattered snow flurries, Lawrence got a surprise call from his head coach, Dom Zaccarelli, on Friday morning.

   
Lawrence holds an offer

"Coach Zac just told me I got my first scholarship offer from Fordham University," said the 6-foot-5, 230-pound Lawrence. "That was about the best present I could have asked for."

Lawrence said he was stunned by the offer. He had been talking to a few different schools, but Fordham wasn't one of them.

"I honestly didn't know they were looking at me until today," Lawrence said. "But, hey, I'm not complaining, I'll take it. I'm looking forward to getting up there for a visit sometime in January."

Lawrence had a chance to speak to a Fordham assistant soon after he got off the phone with Zaccarelli. Although Lawrence admitted he doesn't know much about Fordham beyond that it's in New York City, he was intrigued by what their coach told him.

"He said it's a new staff, a new vision and they're really excited to have me," Lawrence said. "Then he said he wants me to be a key part of building Fordham into a winner. Sounded good to me."

Besides Fordham, Lawrence is hearing from Towson and Navy. That said, he's not sure how much scholarship money - if any - either school can give him.

"I just don't know what the situation is with [Towson and Navy]," Lawrence said. "I get the feeling their interest [isn't great]. I hope I get something though."

But even if no other offer comes through, at least Lawrence now has an option.

"I was really kind of relieved to get that first offer," Lawrence said. "Now I have somewhere where I can go to school after I graduate Westlake."

Video on Lawrence: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXqKXZA8J6c


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 1standgoal on December 29, 2011, 10:22:48 am
Looks like this kid can be taken out mix...J.J Fives committed to Cornell...good luck kid.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 1standgoal on December 30, 2011, 10:24:34 am
New offers out...not surprised they are  PA kids..
Dustin Creel
6ft 2in 200lb safety/WR
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuVhyVMCzrU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuVhyVMCzrU)



Kevin Hart
6ft 185lb RB
http://fordham.scout.com/a.z?s=431&p=8&c=1&nid=5972791
 (http://www.google.com/urlsa=t&rct=j&q=kevin%20hart%20seton%20lasalle%20football&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CC4QtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DRaAyJQzLJJU&ei=b9b9TuL7Ksfs0gGMoYWmAg&usg=AFQjCNGhkVVweF8GNAaiSf3Rm0m-Bkk4Cg[/url)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ramMan on December 30, 2011, 07:12:12 pm
Here's an update on a prospective recruit mentioned in this thread last June.



From Tarrytown.Patch.com (12pm EST):


Fall 2011 Patch Athletes of The Season

LJ Garrant, HB/S

Another highly-decorated back hell-bent on accelerating Sleepy Hollow's revival, senior halfback L.J. Garrant entered the season with plenty of buzz. He had shined at a Fordham football camp prior to the start of the season, opening eyes from a seasoned coaching staff that showed considerable interest in the versatile young gun.

Garrant proved the lofty expectations were warranted.

Garrant did everything but sell tickets and perform with the band at halftime. He embraced his role as a jack-of-all-trades, leaving his fingerprints on nearly every facet of the game.

Garrant returned kickoffs, eluding tacklers on 95-yard touchdown returns. He lined up as a receiver and inhaled deep passes....  Garrant fought for yardage and was able to squirm for extra yards following contact. His natural speed, ability to change gears, and the young man’s commitment to shouldering multiple roles for the Horsemen helped solidify his small school stardom.

Defensively, Garrant was an innate ball hawk who fortified a tight secondary.

While it’s easy to attribute Garrant’s success to freakish athleticism, his natural humility and coach-ability has forever separated Garrant from other players of his caliber. His poise as a locker room leader has given him a presence his teammates feed off of.

Few on this level are able to meld leadership, multi-layered talent, and humble nature into the full package. Garrant has proved over the course his illustrious three-year career he can.

That hungry, humble, quiet yet infectious swagger has made Garrant one of the area’s most heavily pursued products on the recruiting agora.

Patriot League schools have inquired, inundating the young man’s mailbox with endless stacks of recruiting letters.

Garrant holds a 95 GPA, one that he’s kept intact through a chock full of AP courses this semester.


http://tarrytown.patch.com/articles/fall-2011-patch-athletes-of-the-season




Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ramMan on December 30, 2011, 07:31:49 pm
Here's an update on another prospective recruit, Kenneth Coughlin, a 5' 10½" linebacker/tight end from Tottenville High School in Staten Island.



From Scout.com (12/30/11):


HIS SENIOR SEASON PLAYING FOOTBALL:

Despite his great individual effort, Coughlin's team lost a heartbreaker in the New York City playoffs, the semifinal round, to Erasmus Hall in overtime, 20-17.

Kenneth recorded seven tackles and two sacks in the loss.

Previously, Coughlin had nine tackles, two of them sacks in another playoff game. In addition, Coughlin had three carries for 30 yards and a touchdown, playing running back.

Kenneth was a workhorse this past season. The reason being was the starting quarterback for Tottenville High School tore his ACL so the offense had to be restructured. So Coughlin played several positions.

RECRUITING PROCESS:

Coughlin will be taking official visits to Wagner, Sacred Heart, and Marist. Penn is out of the picture while Fordham, Monmouth, Rhode Island, and New Haven are also being considered.


http://hsnewyork.scout.com/2/1143700.html




Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ramMan on January 06, 2012, 08:17:26 pm
From today's Tampa Bay Times:


Billy Pavlock spent the past three seasons pushing the physical limits of football, making jaws drop and decorating highlight clips with bursts of brilliance.
 
As a quarterback, Pavlock led Palm Harbor University to its first playoff appearance and first postseason victory. He was given serious consideration as a player of the year candidate for his ability to turn sacks into long gains.
 
About the only thing he has not been able to do is convince a college to offer him is a scholarship.
 
Less than a month before national signing day, Pavlock still is waiting for his first official offer. He has a visit scheduled to Jacksonville on Jan. 28 and said the school could extend an offer for him to play safety. Pavlock also has interest from schools such as Charleston Southern, Citadel, Florida Atlantic, Fordham, Georgia Southern and USF (preferred walk-on).

“It’s tough because I’ve been trying everything,” said Pavlock, who threw for more than 1,300 yards, ran for more than 600 and had 24 total TDs this past season. “I’ve wanted to play college football since I was a kid. And I’m not looking just at playing quarterback. I’ll play any position. I just want to play.”

Pavlock was able to get Rivals to list him as a two-star quarterback, which has generated more interest.
 
“I’ve tried to get Billy’s name out there and I know other coaches in the county have done the same thing,” PHU coach Matt LePain said. “I don’t know what else to do. I know colleges have him on their board. It’s just a matter of one pulling the trigger.”

Click here (http://www.tampabay.com/hometeam/blog/phus-billy-pavlock-still-waiting-first-offer/12268/) for the full story.




Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ramMan on January 06, 2012, 09:27:43 pm
The tweet below was sent by William Gunter, basketball recruiting analyst for 247Sports.com and co-host of Sports Talk First Edition on Sportsradio 560 in Columbia, SC.

@WillGunter247 William Gunter
Barnwell has 2012 6'8 FW Phazon Odom. Recruited as a TE/WR w/fball offers from Citadel, Fordham and Jax.St. No bball offers yet
3 minutes ago via TweetCaster for Android


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 1standgoal on January 06, 2012, 09:40:34 pm
The tweet below was sent by William Gunter, basketball recruiting analyst for 247Sports.com and co-host of Sports Talk First Edition on Sportsradio 560 in Columbia, SC.

@WillGunter247 William Gunter
Barnwell has 2012 6'8 FW Phazon Odom. Recruited as a TE/WR w/fball offers from Citadel, Fordham and Jax.St. No bball offers yet
3 minutes ago via TweetCaster for Android

6ft 8...damn.   RamMan...you are on fire....


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ramMan on January 11, 2012, 07:49:23 pm
Edit:  I moved my post to the "Tracking Our Committed/Signed Recruits" thread.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 1standgoal on January 11, 2012, 07:57:16 pm
Edit:  I moved this post to the other thread.

Great news......thanks RamMan.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ramMan on January 12, 2012, 09:25:32 am
Below is an excerpt from an article in yesterday's New York Daily News.


Winning a city championship has its privileges, as some of Lincoln’s top players are starting to field scholarship offers.
 
Lincoln defensive tackle Robert Kitching has already pocketed offers from I-AA schools such as Fordham, the University of Maine, the University of Rhode Island and Bryant University. And according to Railsplitters coach Shawn O’Connor, Kitching has also received one Division I offer, from the University of Massachusetts, a member of the MAC conference.


http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/high-school/lincoln-railsplitters-football-players-robert-kitching-kareem-folkes-group-teammates-starting-scholarship-offers-article-1.1004813?localLinksEnabled=false


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: joeb on January 12, 2012, 09:26:44 am
funny got the red warning note ramMan you beat me to it!


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: pjd on January 12, 2012, 12:38:37 pm
http://blog.nj.com/hudsonhssports/2012/01/jersey_citys_jared_crayton_of.html


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Rose Hill Ram 09 on January 14, 2012, 10:41:22 am
not sure if this is mentioned elsewhere

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/high_school/football/williams_former_fort_hamilton_grid_jayeBRzJ7ccsLfm6EiL9iM


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Rose Hill Ram 09 on January 14, 2012, 10:43:19 am
nice to see that the kid really values education


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ramMan on January 14, 2012, 10:51:52 am
not sure if this is mentioned elsewhere

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/high_school/football/williams_former_fort_hamilton_grid_jayeBRzJ7ccsLfm6EiL9iM

Yep, I posted it earlier this morning in the thread devoted to our "committed/signed recruits."


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 1standgoal on January 14, 2012, 12:15:38 pm
Looks like a couple of new offers are out:

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Charley-Meyer-125013

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Jalen-Robinette-114286


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ramMan on January 15, 2012, 04:32:10 pm
New offers out...not surprised they are  PA kids..
Dustin Creel
6ft 2in 200lb safety/WR

Just heard Creel committed to Eastern Michigan.  I believe it was his only FBS offer.


Title: Phazahn Odom-FORDHAM commit
Post by: ramhorn12 on January 15, 2012, 04:45:50 pm
Phazahn Odom, wide receiver/tight end from South Carolina was on campus this weekend wth his mom, and made the commitment to H.C. Joe Morehead. 


Title: Re: Phazahn Odom-FORDHAM commit
Post by: ramMan on January 15, 2012, 05:06:08 pm

Phazahn Odom, wide receiver/tight end from South Carolina was on campus this weekend wth his mom, and made the commitment to H.C. Joe Morehead.
 

Thanks for the info, ramhorn12.  Hey 1standgoal, this is the 6'8" kid I posted about last week.  I didn't think we'd have a shot at signing him because I thought he'd choose basketball (if he'd get an offer) over football.  Anyway, below is a copy of the tweet I posted last week.

@WillGunter247 William Gunter
Barnwell has 2012 6'8 FW Phazon Odom. Recruited as a TE/WR w/fball offers from Citadel, Fordham and Jax.St. No bball offers yet
3 minutes ago via TweetCaster for Android


Title: Re: Phazahn Odom-FORDHAM commit
Post by: 1standgoal on January 15, 2012, 05:19:00 pm
Thanks for the info, ramhorn12.  Hey 1standgoal, this is the 6'8" kid I posted about last week.  I didn't think we'd have a shot at signing him because I thought he'd choose basketball (if he'd get an offer) over football.  Anyway, below is a copy of the tweet I posted last week.

@WillGunter247 William Gunter
Barnwell has 2012 6'8 FW Phazon Odom. Recruited as a TE/WR w/fball offers from Citadel, Fordham and Jax.St. No bball offers yet
3 minutes ago via TweetCaster for Android

I remember....wow 6ft 8. I wonder if they project him at TE or bulk up for the line?  Gotta see his speed...


Title: Re: Phazahn Odom-FORDHAM commit
Post by: ramMan on January 15, 2012, 05:50:48 pm

I remember....wow 6ft 8. I wonder if they project him at TE or bulk up for the line?  Gotta see his speed...


My guess is TE.  He weighs 234 lbs. (per Rivals) and plays forward for his high school basketball team (see pic below).  I'm going to update the recruiting commit list in the "Tracking Our Committed/Signed Recruits" thread.



(http://www.thepeoplesentinel.com/files/imagecache/in-story-photo/thepeoplesentinel/DSCTPS0798.jpg)

                   Phazahn Odom




Title: Re: Phazahn Odom-FORDHAM commit
Post by: ramMan on January 15, 2012, 08:55:53 pm

Gotta see his speed...


1standgoal, Rivals lists his 40-yard time at 4.8 seconds.  I also found out that last season was only his second year of playing football, which is probably why he's been flying under the radar.  BeRecruited.com says his potential major is pre-med.

Here's a post I found on PalmettoFootballTalk.com:  "His fastest forty at school was 4.55.  When he went to USC scout day last summer, he was clocked at a 4.63.  IDk about his vertical, but it is over 35.  He is very raw being that it is only his second year of football, but has lots of potential.  He power cleans over 250 lbs. and benches over 250 as well.  He has plenty of room in that 6'7" frame to put on more mass."




Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: NYRam07 on January 15, 2012, 09:23:36 pm
 Maybe just stay at TE. We havent had a real tall WR since Steve Porco and Tree.


Title: Re: Phazahn Odom-FORDHAM commit
Post by: 1standgoal on January 15, 2012, 09:26:21 pm
1standgoal, Rivals lists his 40-yard time at 4.8 seconds.  I also found out that last season was only his second year of playing football, which is probably why he's been flying under the radar.  BeRecruited.com says his potential major is pre-med.

Here's a post I found on PalmettoFootballTalk.com:  "His fastest forty at school was 4.55.  When he went to USC scout day last summer, he was clocked at a 4.63.  IDk about his vertical, but it is over 35.  He is very raw being that it is only his second year of football, but has lots of potential.  He power cleans over 250 lbs. and benches over 250 as well.  He has plenty of room in that 6'7" frame to put on more mass."



Great  upside.....hope he redshirts to Luton good weight and get stronger.  Unless of course he comes into camp and earns time..  Welcome to Fordham!


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 1standgoal on January 15, 2012, 09:28:36 pm
Maybe just stay at TE. We havent had a real tall WR since Steve Porco and Tree.
I actually like last years WR group..especially Wilson.  I like the TE Light as well....building depth and competition is what we need...looks good so far.   I am anxious to see who our lineman recruits are beside Tim Donahue..will be key..


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: joeb on January 16, 2012, 12:56:04 am
http://in.news.yahoo.com/video/09-26126481/phazahn-odom-highlights-1-26658202.html#crsl=%252Fvideo%252F09-26126481%252Fphazahn-odom-highlights-1-26658202.html

looks like he runs well, welcome aboard phazahn


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JohnG92 on January 16, 2012, 09:30:20 am
Any possibility Pecora will want him for the basketball team as well, even if its just to add depth?


Title: Re: Phazahn Odom-FORDHAM commit
Post by: ramhorn12 on January 16, 2012, 12:06:11 pm
1standgoal, Rivals lists his 40-yard time at 4.8 seconds.  I also found out that last season was only his second year of playing football, which is probably why he's been flying under the radar.  BeRecruited.com says his potential major is pre-med.

Here's a post I found on PalmettoFootballTalk.com:  "His fastest forty at school was 4.55.  When he went to USC scout day last summer, he was clocked at a 4.63.  IDk about his vertical, but it is over 35.  He is very raw being that it is only his second year of football, but has lots of potential.  He power cleans over 250 lbs. and benches over 250 as well.  He has plenty of room in that 6'7" frame to put on more mass."


Phazahn looks like 200lbs to me.  Will need to be Harold Carmichael WR for us.  Will need to bulk up not to get hurt.



Title: Re: Phazahn Odom-FORDHAM commit
Post by: 1standgoal on January 16, 2012, 12:31:00 pm

With this kid and the big kid that redshirted last year from California....the receiver/TE core will be huge..


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ramMan on January 16, 2012, 10:52:15 pm
New offers out...not surprised they are  PA kids..
Kevin Hart
6ft 185lb RB

We lost out on Hart, 1standgoal.  Heard he gave a verbal commitment to William & Mary today.  He visited Toledo this past weekend and also had an offer from Richmond.  No worries...we're pretty deep at the RB and WR positions (Crayton, Erenberg, Johnson, Odom).


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 1standgoal on January 16, 2012, 11:25:26 pm
We lost out on Hart, 1standgoal.  Heard he gave a verbal commitment to William & Mary today.  He visited Toledo this past weekend and also had an offer from Richmond.  No worries...we're pretty deep at the RB and WR positions (Crayton, Erenberg, Johnson, Odom).

Good for him. Fine institution. 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 1standgoal on January 18, 2012, 09:54:51 am
New offer out:

Devin Campbell 6ft 190lbs- All-purpose back, Youngstown, Ohio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWKfqJFEa-s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWKfqJFEa-s)




Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 1standgoal on January 19, 2012, 09:19:56 am
More offered kids from Ohio....
http://www.scoutingohio.com/index.php/component/comprofiler/?task=quick_search

Josh Padgett (offered 12/28/2011...Coach Moorhead was on it)
6ft 3in 235lbs DE

JeQuillan Bowers
5ft 10in  185lbs DB

Zack Casparro
6ft 6in 260lbs OT/DE

Will McCollister
6ft 4in 220lbs QB




Title: Re: Recruiting Update
Post by: 1standgoal on January 20, 2012, 09:57:15 am
K
From BucksLocalNews.com (7/15/11):


NH-S senior tailback Julian Kaminoff, who reportedly has received scholarship offers from Division I-A Buffalo and Division I-AA Fordham, raced for touchdowns of 3, 31 and 27 yards to put the Lions on top, 22-0, in the third quarter.

Kaminoff also rushed for 127 yards and a touchdown in New Hope's season-opening win over George School on Sept. 3 in Newtown.



http://www.buckslocalnews.com/articles/2011/09/15/new_hope_gazette/sports/doc4e7215e284e22534436339.txt?viewmode=default

Kaminoff commits to Buffalo...
http://recruiting.scout.com/2/1150146.html (http://recruiting.scout.com/2/1150146.html)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: joeb on January 20, 2012, 11:29:58 am
JeQuillan Bowers according to rivals he had a lot of big schools checking him including Big 10


Title: Re: Phazahn Odom-FORDHAM commit
Post by: ktuck911 on January 22, 2012, 04:49:41 pm
I remember....wow 6ft 8. I wonder if they project him at TE or bulk up for the line?  Gotta see his speed...


First time poster here... UCONN fan/alumn... Congrats on getting Coach Moorhead... I think you'll be pleasantly surprised with him in the longrun... I read up a little more on the Odom kid on rivals... Clemson gave him a quick look around Turkey Day ... article indicated he ran a 4.57 40 and had a 3.45 GPA... Nice pick up for you guys.  Sounds like a true "student athlete".


Title: Re: Phazahn Odom-FORDHAM commit
Post by: 1standgoal on January 22, 2012, 05:04:16 pm
First time poster here... UCONN fan/alumn... Congrats on getting Coach Moorhead... I think you'll be pleasantly surprised with him in the longrun... I read up a little more on the Odom kid on rivals... Clemson gave him a quick look around Turkey Day ... article indicated he ran a 4.57 40 and had a 3.45 GPA... Nice pick up for you guys.  Sounds like a true "student athlete".
Welcome to the board...Odom looks like he has potential..


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 1standgoal on January 22, 2012, 10:12:09 pm
New offer out:

Devin Campbell 6ft 190lbs- All-purpose back, Youngstown, Ohio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWKfqJFEa-s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWKfqJFEa-s)



Devon commits to Buffalo today.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 1standgoal on January 23, 2012, 08:55:12 am
News out of the Villanova camp....MRk Clements who we were on early is not headed to Villanova....

Clements Back on the Market

Cornerback Mark Clements of Oakcrest High School in New Jersey was expected to be a member of the 2012 football recruiting class, but some late issues with the College Board mean that he is unlikely to get through Villanova’s admissions process. He had been experiencing delays in the release of his SAT scores over the holiday season.

It appears that the issue has come to a head, however, and the talented defensive back will be looking for another place to play football next year. That will leave Villanova without a player who can play cornerback in the 2012 recruiting class, limiting the competition to replace James Pitts for the moment.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: rams83 on January 23, 2012, 09:56:29 am
http://www.scoutingohio.com/index.php/view-profile.html?task=userProfile&user=7648&name=jpadge1

Josh Padgett  6'3 230
DE/LB
St Charles HS
Columbus, OH

apparently commited to Fordham :)  ..  it was mentioned on other thread but here is some additional info on him.  :)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: RichH on January 23, 2012, 09:58:58 am
Padgett an excellent get for you guys. Depresses the heck out of me tho ;)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 1standgoal on January 23, 2012, 11:51:12 am
http://www.scoutingohio.com/index.php/view-profile.html?task=userProfile&user=7648&name=jpadge1

Josh Padgett  6'3 230
DE/LB
St Charles HS
Columbus, OH

apparently commited to Fordham :)  ..  it was mentioned on other thread but here is some additional info on him.  :)
rams83 or ramMan..anyone news on official visits....who actually came?


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ramMan on January 23, 2012, 05:10:21 pm

....ramMan..anyone news on official visits....who actually came?


As you know, I just got back.  Hopefully, I'll begin posting again soon.  Thanks for keeping me up to date.  Very exciting developments.  Now I need to catch up on things...


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 1standgoal on January 28, 2012, 11:24:06 am
Looks like Dalton Crossan is off the board..

http://www.msgvarsity.com/long-island/report-crossan-verbally-commits-to-unh-1.906801 (http://www.msgvarsity.com/long-island/report-crossan-verbally-commits-to-unh-1.906801)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JohnG92 on January 29, 2012, 03:35:32 pm
Coach Moorhead recently came back from a recruiting trip to Louisiana and Mississippi.
 
I've heard we are batting 1.000 in terms of scholarships offers extended; in other words, to date no one has rejected an extended scholarship offer.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 1standgoal on January 29, 2012, 03:42:44 pm
Coach Moorhead recently came back from a recruiting trip to Louisiana and Mississippi.
 
I've heard we are batting 1.000 in terms of scholarships offers extended; in other words, to date no one has rejected an extended scholarship offer.
Louisiana and Mississippi..interesting.   I wonder who some of the targets were that Moorhead visited.  I guess in a few days we will see.  I am pumped!


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: NYRam07 on January 29, 2012, 05:48:49 pm
We scored a big time recruit from New Orleans. He was being looked at by schools like SMU and LSU and had offers from schools that we have never really competed against before. Huge score - I think he'll play dline or o-line. cant remember his name right now - can u guys pick me up?


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: PA Ram on January 29, 2012, 08:18:23 pm
We scored a big time recruit from New Orleans. He was being looked at by schools like SMU and LSU and had offers from schools that we have never really competed against before. Huge score - I think he'll play dline or o-line. cant remember his name right now - can u guys pick me up?

That would be great.  I assume Yancey will be back at full strength.  Does anyone know if he gets to redshirt for last year?  An impact frosh along with Yancey on the Dline would be huge.

Obviously we need the Oline help as well.  Either way...


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JimboCBA72 on January 30, 2012, 09:23:58 am
That would be great.  I assume Yancey will be back at full strength.  Does anyone know if he gets to redshirt for last year?  An impact frosh along with Yancey on the Dline would be huge.

Obviously we need the Oline help as well.  Either way...

Since he only appeared in the opener against UConn my guess is he was redshirted.  However, I am no expert on the rules so I defer to those more in the know than me.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ace93 on January 30, 2012, 09:26:31 am
Based on the medical hardship rules, he definitely was eligible to be "redshirted", so I would be surprised if he was not.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: An Old Coach on January 30, 2012, 09:31:01 am
Based on the medical hardship rules, he definitely was eligible to be "redshirted", so I would be surprised if he was not.
Agreed. I can't think of how he wouldn't qualify. 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ramMan on January 31, 2012, 08:41:17 am
Below is an excerpt from an article in yesterday's New York Daily News.


Winning a city championship has its privileges, as some of Lincoln’s top players are starting to field scholarship offers.
 
Lincoln defensive tackle Robert Kitching has already pocketed offers from I-AA schools such as Fordham, the University of Maine, the University of Rhode Island and Bryant University. And according to Railsplitters coach Shawn O’Connor, Kitching has also received one Division I offer, from the University of Massachusetts, a member of the MAC conference.


http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/high-school/lincoln-railsplitters-football-players-robert-kitching-kareem-folkes-group-teammates-starting-scholarship-offers-article-1.1004813?localLinksEnabled=false

According to an article in today's New York Post, Kitching verbally committed to UMass yesterday (link below).  (UMass will soon join the MAC.)  He had offers from Buffalo and Maine as well as Fordham.

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/high_school/football/lincoln_lineman_kitching_commits_m4C3f35gKxkZ1jRi7g2krL


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ramMan on February 11, 2012, 02:40:03 pm
Here's an update on another prospective recruit, Kenneth Coughlin, a 5' 10½" linebacker/tight end from Tottenville High School in Staten Island.


From Scout.com (12/30/11):

Coughlin will be taking official visits to Wagner, Sacred Heart, and Marist. Penn is out of the picture while Fordham, Monmouth, Rhode Island, and New Haven are also being considered.

http://hsnewyork.scout.com/2/1143700.html

Update on Coughlin:  According to Scout, he's "still exploring options."  Fordham is no longer on his list.  My guess is Coach Moorhead withdrew the offer.  (He was being recruited by Coach Masella.)

http://hsnewyork.scout.com/2/1157777.html


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: rambacker on February 20, 2012, 10:37:47 pm
6' 6", 220 lb. two sport star Jordan Fuchs, a junior from Christ the King HS in Queens, has basketball offers from Rutgers, Providence, Ohio State and Rhode Island.  But he is also a talented wide receiver and has football scholarship offers from Fordham, Rutgers, Duke, UConn, Florida State and Ohio State.  Obviously he would be a huge signing for us.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Ram69 on February 21, 2012, 05:48:05 pm
6' 6", 220 lb. two sport star Jordan Fuchs, a junior from Christ the King HS in Queens, has basketball offers from Rutgers, Providence, Ohio State and Rhode Island.  But he is also a talented wide receiver and has football scholarship offers from Fordham, Rutgers, Duke, UConn, Florida State and Ohio State.  Obviously he would be a huge signing for us.

I have no idea which sport Fuchs prefers, but those offers are from some pretty good programs.  Just considering his size (and our weakness in the frontcourt), the kid sounds like he might be more of a get for Fordham in basketball than in football.  I’m sure that Tom Pecora knows his way around Middle Village, Queens.  I wonder if he’s ever taken a look at Fuchs, or considered how he might provide us some needed muscle after Gaston and Bristol are gone.  My apologies to you football partisans, but I'd love to see some beef on the b-ball team as well. 
 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Vinseiro on February 29, 2012, 10:32:24 am
It'd be nice to make inroads with local kids such as those in this article (Syracuse recruits):

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/high_school/football/morgan_and_cornelius_city_two_top_qNsgPZs1TQJziq9m9lrvVL



Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ace93 on February 29, 2012, 10:42:23 am
Agreed, it would be nice, but aren't we talking night and day when talking about FBS/ACC/Syracuse and FCS/Patriot Leauge/Fordham?  Don't get me wrong, Syracuse is no Alabama, but they are light years ahead of us.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Vinseiro on February 29, 2012, 10:54:52 am
Agreed, it would be nice, but aren't we talking night and day when talking about FBS/ACC/Syracuse and FCS/Patriot Leauge/Fordham?  Don't get me wrong, Syracuse is no Alabama, but they are light years ahead of us.

I'm thinking that we can offer a decent level of football close to home to attract 1-2 of these kids every so often.  Football doesn't face the local competition like basketball does.  The kids in the article appear sold on Syracuse being NYC's team, so there's an angle to work.  Full schollies should help. 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Battering Ram on February 29, 2012, 11:00:22 am
Full schollies should help. 
so would mediocre facilities


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: B2Bomber on February 29, 2012, 01:04:28 pm
I'm thinking that we can offer a decent level of football close to home to attract 1-2 of these kids every so often.  Football doesn't face the local competition like basketball does.  The kids in the article appear sold on Syracuse being NYC's team, so there's an angle to work.  Full schollies should help. 

It all depends on the coaching staff's agenda/objectives.    What do they really want to accomplish here?    Seriously.    I would imagine its something close to a Patriot League Championship and an entry into the FCS playoffs, and running fairly deep there.    How do we get there?  That may or may not include recruiting top local talent, but it likely involves recruiting the best talent they can find, regardless where they come from.  I don't have a clue where Moorehead plans on focusing his recruiting efforts....places where he has already made contacts/inroads while at UConn etc.    No doubt he can sell Fordham on academics and the overall experience, because he is an alumnus.   He might even be able to sell "over" the facilities shortcomings.    Recruiting local talent is likely fun...but will it bring in more fans to games?  Maybe.   If local media promotes them and they are stars, it can be a big magnet for people to come and see them play.   

I do agree with Ace, however, that we are another couple of notches down the ladder from FBS/ACC level players, particularly at the Syracuse level.    ( I remarked last year that Syracuse was crowing about becoming New York's team, and got a lot of grief on these boards about that....even though it wasnt even my idea/suggestion.)    Could we possibly snag some kid from that level of play?   Miracles can happen, but not likely.   Its like the difference between Division I and Division II in basketball.     Very very few kids will forego an opportunity to play at a higher level if given the opportunity.   

I am really curious how/where Coach Moorehead plans on recruiting.     ;)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JohnG92 on February 29, 2012, 01:52:05 pm
Coach M wants championship level players, no matter where in the USA they are.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: kenman on February 29, 2012, 05:30:14 pm
There was a kid named Crossan from Sachem on Long Island that we were supposedly interested in.  I see where he signed with New Hampshire.  Did we pursue him and did we lose out?  Or what were the circumstances? 
P.S. If this is not an appropriate question for this thread or this board please don't respond and tell me so. 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: PA Ram on February 29, 2012, 09:02:40 pm
Not sure, Kennan, but certainly appropriate IMO.

I'm also curious if we are done for he year or if we are hoping for some late additions such as transfers.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: PA Ram on May 22, 2012, 09:30:49 pm
so ... no FBS transfers I assume?  Anyone?


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ktuck911 on June 08, 2012, 02:52:34 pm
so ... no FBS transfers I assume?  Anyone?

this is the worst part of the recruiting season bro... You get nothing around this time of year...you'd be very lucky to get a crumb... You can bet that a few transfers here and there are in play once the Summer academic session starts.. When training camp starts in August is when you get what you are looking for...

btw, check ouit www.anygivensaturday.com

That's a good site to keep track of the world of FCS football...


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: RamMama on June 14, 2012, 10:44:14 am
Hey Ram Fans! Just a quick update on Garrick Mayweather...there have been several articles this week in Louisiana and in Texas about him as he gets set to play in the Nike All-Star Bowl this weekend (LA vs TX), and one in particular this morning stated that 'so many schools missed out on him', I assured them that it wasn't that schools missed out on him...it was that the right school got him! GEAUX RAMS

Here's the link to the latest article http://t.co/KxymOGxd

And Garrick will be reporting to campus on July 1st! #BronxBound


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JCMB on June 14, 2012, 11:29:25 am
Hey Ram Fans! Just a quick update on Garrick Mayweather...there have been several articles this week in Louisiana and in Texas about him as he gets set to play in the Nike All-Star Bowl this weekend (LA vs TX), and one in particular this morning stated that 'so many schools missed out on him', I assured them that it wasn't that schools missed out on him...it was that the right school got him! GEAUX RAMS

Here's the link to the latest article http://t.co/KxymOGxd

And Garrick will be reporting to campus on July 1st! #BronxBound
Hey, RamMama!  Thanks for the update and link.  Looking forward to seeing your son play at Fordham!


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: NYRam07 on June 14, 2012, 11:53:49 am
Hey Mama.. mind if I ask you a question?

There has been a lot of debate on this board about playing 1-a schools like UCONN, Army and Cinci. Did the opportunity to play against schools at that level have a positive effect on your sons decision to attend Fordham? Obviously there were a ton of factors, but I was curious if that had any affect on him.

I love this... Geaux Rams!

#winningFBandGREATFOOD


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: PA Ram on June 14, 2012, 04:06:50 pm
Great message!  Can't wait to see him in a Rams uniform!


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: RamMama on June 15, 2012, 09:29:57 am
NYRam07,
Funny you should ask his reasoning for choosing Fordham! He had another article in the paper this morning that I didn't even know he did an interview for, where he speaks specifically about why he chose Fordham.
Here's the link:
http://theadvocate.com/sports/preps/3099913-123/mckinleys-mayweather-shows-off-many#.T9sycp44eeU.mailto

From my perspective, there were multiple reasons...Coach Moorhead, a more robust schedule, a fantastic network, living in New York city but still having a more intimate smaller school experience.

Whatever the reasons...I think he'll make the most of his choice.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: sleuth on June 15, 2012, 10:26:57 am
RamMama, thanks for the insight.  You should be very proud, your son seems to be a great individual and I am sure he will excell and fulfill his dreams!  Welcome to Fordham!!


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: NYRam07 on June 15, 2012, 11:06:50 am
NYRam07,
Funny you should ask his reasoning for choosing Fordham! He had another article in the paper this morning that I didn't even know he did an interview for, where he speaks specifically about why he chose Fordham.
Here's the link:
http://theadvocate.com/sports/preps/3099913-123/mckinleys-mayweather-shows-off-many#.T9sycp44eeU.mailto

From my perspective, there were multiple reasons...Coach Moorhead, a more robust schedule, a fantastic network, living in New York city but still having a more intimate smaller school experience.

Whatever the reasons...I think he'll make the most of his choice.

Many great reasons! I am sure he will find the Fordham Network most valuable. As a young alumni, I have relied heavily on the Fordham network. They helped me prepare for law school and find internships. I have made countless contacts through Former FB Players and I still am to this day. I just had someone stop by my desk today at work asking me about Fordham because they saw some "fordham swag" on my desk.

Good luck!


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ramvet on June 15, 2012, 01:28:47 pm
Great story for Fordham. Comments responding to Garrick Mayweather have been enthusiastic and welcoming to the mother and son. All of us at Fordham welcome the Maweathers. Garrick is a fine recruit.

What a pleasant relief to find such positive comments!


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: PA Ram on June 15, 2012, 02:42:20 pm
loved this quote from one of the articles:

Quote

Playmakers
Before he mentioned the quarterbacks, Williams heaped praise on McKinley offensive lineman Garrick Mayweather, a Fordham signee.

“My goodness, did some schools (colleges) miss out out on him (Mayweather),” Williams said.



Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ace93 on June 15, 2012, 02:47:43 pm
Great story for Fordham. Comments responding to Garrick Mayweather have been enthusiastic and welcoming to the mother and son. All of us at Fordham welcome the Maweathers. Garrick is a fine recruit.

What a pleasant relief to find such positive comments!

+1


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: rambacker on June 30, 2012, 10:10:38 pm
You gotta love this kid. Wish him the best.  A great recruit at all levels.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 85 on June 30, 2012, 10:13:55 pm
  GEAUX RAMS

 

That's classic!


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: mojofunk on July 01, 2012, 02:04:13 pm
A superb student-athlete who is headed to Fordham for all the right reasons. Welcome, Garrick!


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ramrayII on July 05, 2012, 04:09:06 pm
so ... no FBS transfers I assume?  Anyone?

As posted recently on this Football Forum; Khamrone Kolb, a defensive back from Penn State is transferring to Fordham as he was getting no playing time.  Should make a big impact (pun intended)  ;)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: PA Ram on July 05, 2012, 05:01:22 pm
As posted recently on this Football Forum; Khamrone Kolb, a defensive back from Penn State is transferring to Fordham as he was getting no playing time.  Should make a big impact (pun intended)  ;)

he's around 6'6 320lbs.  Let's hope he stays at Tackle instead of moving to the defensive backfield.   


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: NYRam07 on July 05, 2012, 07:21:39 pm
he's around 6'6 320lbs.  Let's hope he stays at Tackle instead of moving to the defensive backfield.   

Ramray has been on fire this week with his inaccurate statements lol

sorry bud!


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ramrayII on July 06, 2012, 09:13:30 am
Yup.  I read that wrong, he is a tackle...it has been that kind of week.  Think I'll have a second cup and just read the forums  :-X


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JimboCBA72 on July 06, 2012, 10:14:13 am
I did a Google search on Kolb and found a video from his Jr. year.  In quite a few clips he was lined up a a tight end,H-back where he went in motion as the lead blocker.  Also caught at least one pass from TE position (didn't watch the entire clip).

What this says to me is that the kid has some athletic ability.  Granted, he has probably bulked up considerably since his junior year in HS (PSU website has him listed at 325lbs) but I think it's a good thing to have a big OLineman who can move his feet.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: shortshot on July 06, 2012, 02:17:47 pm
What this says to me is that the kid has some athletic ability.  Granted, he has probably bulked up considerably since his junior year in HS (PSU website has him listed at 325lbs) but I think it's a good thing to have a big OLineman who can move his feet.
+1 At the Army game, our OL looked like they were in slow motion. I realize the weather conditions were bad but the Cadets had to face the same conditions and they didn't know in advance what our offense was going to do. They had to react rather than act and still constantly beat our OL. I believe we matched up with them well size wise but just weren't fast enough. (I only stayed for the 1st Q but I don't think anything changed for the next 3 Qs). I hope Coach M can fix this problem for next season.


Title: D-Line transfer?
Post by: ramhorn12 on July 06, 2012, 03:47:27 pm
I do not like rumors...........BUT I did hear a d-lineman from DUKE is transferring to Fordham.  I checked some sites but can't get it confirmed.  Anyone hear similiar.
Another pick up like KOLB can only help.  Go Rams.


Title: Re: D-Line transfer?
Post by: PA Ram on July 08, 2012, 10:29:12 am
I do not like rumors...........BUT I did hear a d-lineman from DUKE is transferring to Fordham.  I checked some sites but can't get it confirmed.  Anyone hear similiar.
Another pick up like KOLB can only help.  Go Rams.

Refrenced here about 1/2way down:

http://fordhamfans.smfforfree.com/index.php/topic,5592.0.html (http://fordhamfans.smfforfree.com/index.php/topic,5592.0.html)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ramsQB17 on July 09, 2012, 12:46:23 pm
my guess --and it is a guess..   

 anthony schepis   6'0 300   NG-DT   would be soph. class for '12 season..   

 he is originally from greenwich hs, ct.   a 3yr starter..   and from Duke football blogs looked like he was a preferred walk on.   i looked at '11 roster  and on upcoming '12 roster (he is not on there).    i know speculating on a young man (and maybe its not him)-- but since didnt see him on Duke's '12 roster.. thought Moorhead--possibly knew of schepis from his UConn days -that area)--   

if it is him, dont now if FU offered him a scholly.. id imagine academics arent an issue coming from Duke.

http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=4200&ATCLID=205242477



Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ram it 66 on July 09, 2012, 04:35:24 pm
he's around 6'6 320lbs.  Let's hope he stays at Tackle instead of moving to the defensive backfield.   

...or returning kicks...


Title: JM/Fordham was on this Brooklyn Tech/Nova signee
Post by: pjd on August 01, 2012, 10:49:01 pm
http://www.vuhoops.com/2012/8/1/3214217/plonski-commits-to-football-cats-for-13


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: RAM71 on August 22, 2012, 02:29:51 pm
Zach Braziller‏@NYPost_Brazille
Tech senior RB/WR/CB James Gales has a top 6 of Villanova, Fordham. Monmouth, Columbia, Princeton and Yale.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: charlietags on August 22, 2012, 04:48:39 pm
Welcome Garrick and best of luck!!!


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: joeb on October 28, 2012, 07:09:26 pm
IndianaPreps.com ‏@IndianaPreps
2013 WR Jon-Marc Anderson (CASTLE) has official visits planned to Illinois State and Fordham University in December. #INPreps
this kid flies and has several offers
http://www.ncsasports.org/football-recruiting/in/newburgh/castle-high-school1/jonmarc--anderson
http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=8&c=1&nid=6203362



Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: jpetten on October 29, 2012, 10:38:20 am
Saturday I went to the Bosco-Bergen Catholic tilt: Bosco won.

MSG Varsity handed out booklets with top football prospects. Under the heading of "Top 10 Westchester/Hudson Valley" - Charlie Credendino - DL/OL - Harrison - Senior - "The Fordham University bound two way lineman is an exceptional run blocker in Harrison's triple option scheme. Credendino, a fourth year starter, is poised for a monster season."

Welcome Mr. Credendino!

Go Rams!!

JJP


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: tuckertomm on November 09, 2012, 11:05:26 am
Diante Cherry a WR we had been recruiting is headed to Delaware, he noted they had great facilities.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 1standgoal on December 02, 2012, 05:44:13 pm
http://www.ubbullrun.com/2012/11/30/3709546/kyvaune-brammer-reportedly-decommts-from-buffalo-commits-to-fordham (http://www.ubbullrun.com/2012/11/30/3709546/kyvaune-brammer-reportedly-decommts-from-buffalo-commits-to-fordham)


Title: Charlie Credendino workout
Post by: pjd on December 02, 2012, 10:40:47 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwIfOdeP-uA

This jumping to the stool exercise looks very difficult, particularly for such a big guy.  Very impressive


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 1standgoal on December 09, 2012, 10:37:44 am
Any word on visitors this weekend?  I think this was an official visit weekend if I am not mistaken.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: joeb on December 12, 2012, 05:44:55 pm
looks like we offered this 6-5 300 lb OL although its only twitter reference. according to rivals he was being recruited by arkansas state, some video.   

Josh Floyd ‏@joshfloydsc
Congrats to Shiloh OL @jacob_ralph74 for getting a full scholarship to D1 FCS Fordham! @ShilohSaintsFB

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/492597/highlights/31129386

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Jacob-Ralph-142041




Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 1standgoal on December 12, 2012, 06:13:40 pm
looks like we offered this 6-5 300 lb OL although its only twitter reference. according to rivals he was being recruited by arkansas state, some video.   

Josh Floyd ‏@joshfloydsc
Congrats to Shiloh OL @jacob_ralph74 for getting a full scholarship to D1 FCS Fordham! @ShilohSaintsFB

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/492597/highlights/31129386

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Jacob-Ralph-142041



Good find...he is a beast..


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JimboCBA72 on December 13, 2012, 12:01:03 pm
Any word on visitors this weekend?  I think this was an official visit weekend if I am not mistaken.

It was and I believe there are three more scheduled between now and signing day (Feb 6th?).  I know the kid Fields was up and and I think he was joined by six others. 


Title: Malverne db offered by Fordham & Maine
Post by: pjd on December 18, 2012, 01:05:12 pm
http://malverne-lynbrook.patch.com/articles/malverne-football-star-receives-full-athletic-scholarship


Title: Re: Malverne db offered by Fordham & Maine
Post by: JimboCBA72 on December 18, 2012, 02:24:14 pm
http://malverne-lynbrook.patch.com/articles/malverne-football-star-receives-full-athletic-scholarship

He was one of the kids we had in for a visit a week or so ago.  Joe has said one of the things he would like to secure is a real good pass rushing end.  This might be the kid he has in mind...if so, let's hope he commits to the Rams


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 1standgoal on December 22, 2012, 12:00:45 pm
Another big man offered out of PA


http://scoutingpa.com/index.php/view-profile.html?task=userProfile&user=693&name=sammarlin (http://scoutingpa.com/index.php/view-profile.html?task=userProfile&user=693&name=sammarlin)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 1standgoal on December 23, 2012, 10:26:27 pm
Another big man offered out of PA


http://scoutingpa.com/index.php/view-profile.html?task=userProfile&user=693&name=sammarlin (http://scoutingpa.com/index.php/view-profile.html?task=userProfile&user=693&name=sammarlin)

He committed today...welcome to Rose Hill!


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: joeb on December 27, 2012, 05:22:12 pm
Joe Fenelon ‏@coachfen
#ASAFootball Receiver Marcus Jones signs with Fordham University @Courtney_247


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: joeb on December 27, 2012, 05:28:41 pm
here is rivals page from high school
http://rivals.yahoo.com/uga/football/recruiting/player-104836
http://uga.rivals.com/barrier_noentry.asp?ReturnTo=&sid=&script=content.asp&cid=1097735&fid=&tid=&mid=&rid=
fwiw some nice catches here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taVucJGyvyk
looks like he played more db in juco


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JimboCBA72 on December 28, 2012, 10:12:03 am
If you look at the teams receiving stats, Jones had few, if any, catches.  DB must have been his position


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: fordhamrams on January 05, 2013, 08:49:32 am
Recently committed - Sam Marlin OT/DT, 6.7" 275lbs. - Mechanicsburg, PA (District 3, AAAA)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: joeb on January 11, 2013, 12:06:04 am
new signee? via twitter-verse today

"Michael Ford ‏@MarquetteRB4
Just got off the phone with @EXPLORERFBCOACH he is helping me get a quarter of a million dollar full ride to Fordham university #D1 #Success"

had some crazy numbers including this from usa today:ALL-USA Performances of the Week
Michael Ford, Marquette Catholic (Alton, Ill.)
RB, 2013Ran for 229 yards and scored five touchdowns, including an 83-yard kickoff return, in a 52-48 win at Nokomis on Friday. He has rushed for 1,040 yards through six games.
also saw he had a 100 yard int  return td
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o531AIWpJIk


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Chaka001 on January 11, 2013, 09:20:19 am
is this kid that fast or are the other kids that slow?  lol.  He makes it look so easy running through and mostly around people.  Seems like he also has antural ball hawking instincts as a db/safety.  I like what I see. 

Also the other kid Jones from Pennsauken looks good too.  nice to see a kid from S. NJ as they do have some quality football programs.

best of luck to Coach M, one of the few bright spots in Fordham Atheltics


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: RichH on January 11, 2013, 09:35:10 am
I am trying to put together a list of PL verbals. Nedd help with yours please. Could one of you just post mames of current verbals? Thanks
RichH


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 1standgoal on January 17, 2013, 10:47:49 pm
New offer...visiting this weekend
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/528384/preston-soper (http://www.hudl.com/athlete/528384/preston-soper)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: joeb on January 19, 2013, 02:15:42 pm
kendall pearcey Lutz, FLA was on campus this weekend
ran for 775 yards, caught 260 yards worth of passes and returned kicks and punts last fall.(2011) He had a 95-yard kickoff return, a 91-yard run from scrimmage, a 65-yard reception and a 40-yard punt return among his big plays as a senior. 'Boasting 4.49 speed and a sturdy build at 5-9, 190, the senior ran for 11 touchdowns, including ones from 73, 80 and 94 yards last season. He caught two touchdown passes. He scored six TDs in one game, two via punt return, and also returned a kick 85 yards for a score." has 30 career rushing tds
(stats from dartmouth blog)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: joeb on January 20, 2013, 10:51:59 am
Kendall Pearcey ‏@Da_Reel_KP
After my visit and much talk with my family, I've decided to take my talents to Fordham University! #ItsOfficial #ImCommitted #GoRams


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 1standgoal on January 20, 2013, 01:21:19 pm
Kendall Pearcey ‏@Da_Reel_KP
After my visit and much talk with my family, I've decided to take my talents to Fordham University! #ItsOfficial #ImCommitted #GoRams
[/quote
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1407474/kendall-pearcey (http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1407474/kendall-pearcey)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: charlietags on January 20, 2013, 10:15:07 pm
Welcome to Fordham young man and good luck!!!


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: John on January 21, 2013, 01:31:37 am
Kendall, Michael . . . welcome!.

Young Mr. Ford's video was . . . amazing.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: rambacker on January 21, 2013, 11:36:01 am
Kendall, Michael . . . welcome!.

Young Mr. Ford's video was . . . amazing.

You can't coach speed. He's a burner.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 1standgoal on January 21, 2013, 01:38:06 pm
You can't coach speed. He's a burner.
I think Michael Ford committed to South Eastern Mizzou...not Fordham.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: xkaydet65 on January 21, 2013, 01:59:05 pm
If Ford committed elsewhere, t'is a pity. I liked his vids better. But both young men seemed eager to display one kind of running play, a form of a sweep run. Both, while fast and shifty, seemed the beneficiary of really good O Line blocking. I presume our coaches have a more complete picture of Kendall Pearcey's talents and weaknesses. I remember an amazing set of vids for a young RB from the Philly area a few years ago, but he seems not to hame nade an impact at Fordham so far. So HS performance or at least the player promo vid is still a crapshoot when evaluating most recruits.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: PA Ram on January 21, 2013, 07:03:24 pm
I think Michael Ford committed to South Eastern Mizzou...not Fordham.

 ??? ???

SE Missouri St?!?!

Odd that his tweet would reference the value of the scholarship and then he'd go commit to a school at a 1/4 of the value.  Not a better league either.  Proximity to home I guess. 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 1standgoal on January 21, 2013, 07:44:36 pm
??? ???

SE Missouri St?!?!

Odd that his tweet would reference the value of the scholarship and then he'd go commit to a school at a 1/4 of the value.  Not a better league either.  Proximity to home I guess. 
Maybe being close to home was a factor....you are right.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: joeb on January 21, 2013, 07:45:08 pm
 Ford visited SE Missouri St after jan 11 tweet re: fordham  then committed to SEMS.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: joeb on January 21, 2013, 08:25:55 pm
Fordham is recruiting Aaron Swinton db, from Lancaster County who was just chosen for Big 33 game against Maryland.

"Swinton had a standout senior season for the Red Tornado, with 66 tackles, 12 pass break-ups and four interceptions from his DB spot.
He also led McCaskey in rushing (828 yards) and receiving (39 catches for 681 yards), was the Tornado's top punt and kick return man, and he scored 19 total touchdowns, including a pair of kick returns.
Swinton is still on his recruiting trail. He has made official visits to Holy Cross, Lafayette and Penn, and he's hoping to make visits to Fordham and William & Mary in the very near future."

http://highschoolsports.pennlive.com/news/article/8146959861065372992/the-l-l-pod-mccaskeys-aaron-swinton/


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: joeb on January 25, 2013, 10:50:05 pm
Kevin Devaney Jr. ‏@MSGVarsityKDJ
Poughkeepsie football star Brandon Weir was offered full scholarship tonight by Fordham. He's making official visit this weekend
http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Brandon-Weir-144359


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: PA Ram on January 26, 2013, 11:42:19 am
Any recruiting scoop following last night's dinner? 


Title: link to brandon weir senior highlights
Post by: ramhorn12 on January 27, 2013, 09:32:50 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsbw3Pa73KA


Title: Re: Malverne db offered by Fordham & Maine
Post by: PA Ram on January 29, 2013, 11:27:17 am
http://malverne-lynbrook.patch.com/articles/malverne-football-star-receives-full-athletic-scholarship

any word on Adeyeye? 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ram it 66 on January 29, 2013, 11:35:59 am
Who is penciled in for starting QB for the upcoming season?


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JimboCBA72 on January 29, 2013, 01:02:41 pm
Who is penciled in for starting QB for the upcoming season?
I suspect Nebrich though I don't THINK you will see much of him in spring.this will beopportunity for the M&M boys to make their cases.  i inderstand we are still in running for Adeyeye


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: PA Ram on January 29, 2013, 03:37:29 pm
... i inderstand we are still in running for Adeyeye
Lets hope we land him!


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: joeb on February 22, 2013, 07:15:06 pm
heres a kicker/punter
Alex Schiffer ‏@TheSchiffMan
St. Joe's K/P Bryan Rafano @bRafano13 officially visited Fordham today. #SJfootball

Bryan Rafano of St. Joseph (6 FGs, 22 PATs, 40 points)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: joeb on March 14, 2013, 06:25:13 pm
Bob Lichtenfels ‏@BobLichtenfels
Pittsburgh (Pa.) RCA athlete Ronald Brown picked up an offer from #Fordham on Tuesday.
http://espn.go.com/college-sports/football/recruiting/player/_/id/175093


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: joeb on July 06, 2013, 11:51:50 am
Mike Pucci ‏@MikePucciNHR 3h
According to his Facebook page, Fairfield #Prep DT Tony Fox will attend Fordham. #cthsfb

 rivals page lists these schools as showing interest but no offers
Boston Coll.      
Connecticut   
Fordham   
Georgia Tech   
Yale


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: friarsbob on July 06, 2013, 09:48:47 pm
Looks like a nice signing given the other schools listed--but can he punt?


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: charlietags on October 19, 2013, 03:03:52 pm
We need some bug guys to plug up the middle of the line next year.  Have we signed any?


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Battering Ram on October 19, 2013, 03:36:17 pm
We need some bug guys to plug up the middle of the line next year.  Have we signed any?
since signing for football isn't until February, the answer is "no".


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: charlietags on October 27, 2013, 05:57:47 pm
I did a College fair at Howell, NJ High School the other night.  I met many very smart young people.  My surprise was having three football players from Howell ask how they could get to play for Fordham.  I suggested they contact Coach M.  One was a 6'4" NT 285 and the other was a Center and D Lineman at 270. Nice size.  I may go watch a Howell ball game.   ;D


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JimboCBA72 on October 28, 2013, 09:19:30 am
I did a College fair at Howell, NJ High School the other night.  I met many very smart young people.  My surprise was having three football players from Howell ask how they could get to play for Fordham.  I suggested they contact Coach M.  One was a 6'4" NT 285 and the other was a Center and D Lineman at 270. Nice size.  I may go watch a Howell ball game.   ;D

Soph OL Tim Donahue is a Howell grad.  Unfortunately, Tim's career is over due to injury. 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: charlietags on November 03, 2013, 09:19:04 pm
That's too bad about Tim.  The two kids from Howell were smart and I have no idea how good they are but they had some size.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ram20220 on December 05, 2013, 10:01:18 am
A question for those more in the loop with Football recruiting than me (so basically everyone who posts regularly on the Football board . . .)

Have we seen any type of positive impact on recruiting from this season's magical run thus far? Or are we set for next year with signings and will have to leverage it more for the following year?


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JimboCBA72 on December 05, 2013, 11:46:08 am
A question for those more in the loop with Football recruiting than me (so basically everyone who posts regularly on the Football board . . .)

Have we seen any type of positive impact on recruiting from this season's magical run thus far? Or are we set for next year with signings and will have to leverage it more for the following year?

Coach has mentioned more than a few times how much of a positive impact the season has had on recruiting.  NLI are signed in early February so we won't officially know till then who is coming on board and how much influence the season had on the kid's decision.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: PeterMartin08 on December 08, 2013, 11:56:45 am
A few '14 commitments …

RB Chase Edmonds, 5'10 190 / Harrisburg, PA (offered by Albany, Colgate, Delaware)
RB Jarred Brevard, 5'8 187 / Pittsburgh, PA "Shady Side Academy" (offered by Penn, Cornell, Davidson)
OT Garrett Donaldson, 6'4 242 / North Palm Beach FL (offered by Marshall & Buffalo)
DT Tony Fox, 6'3 258 / Fairfield College Prep CT

Article on Brevard:
http://triblive.com/sports/hssports/highschoolrecruiting/4903880-74/brevard-fordham-academy#axzz2mu4JYDUb


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: jimbo65 on December 08, 2013, 08:10:02 pm
A few '14 commitments …

R
RB Jarred Brevard, 5'8 187 / Pittsburgh, PA "Shady Side Academy" (offered by Penn, Cornell, Davidson)
"Shady Side", seems shady to me.  Let's go for a guy from "Legit Side".


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Fordham Lurker on January 06, 2014, 08:15:41 pm
FWIW, a friend from my sports writing days told me recently that he hears Fordham being seriously mentioned in connection with players that would have been untouchable for us in years past; and seriously competing with programs considered light years ahead of us a few years ago.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: rambacker on January 06, 2014, 09:01:29 pm
FWIW, a friend from my sports writing days told me recently that he hears Fordham being seriously mentioned in connection with players that would have been untouchable for us in years past; and seriously competing with programs considered light years ahead of us a few years ago.

That would be correct.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: xtey92a on February 02, 2014, 11:36:06 pm
FWIW, a friend from my sports writing days told me recently that he hears Fordham being seriously mentioned in connection with players that would have been untouchable for us in years past; and seriously competing with programs considered light years ahead of us a few years ago.

The right coach makes ALL the difference.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: FUCoP69 on February 03, 2014, 12:33:15 am
The right coach makes ALL the difference.

As does a 12-2 record.  ;)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: B2Bomber on February 03, 2014, 09:17:03 am
FWIW, a friend from my sports writing days told me recently that he hears Fordham being seriously mentioned in connection with players that would have been untouchable for us in years past; and seriously competing with programs considered light years ahead of us a few years ago.

Success breeds success.     I hope we sign a few of these big recruits and we begin a national dynasty in FCS.   Then we have to hang onto our coaching staff.

 ;)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Fordham Lurker on May 02, 2014, 01:48:14 am
We've offered to WR/CB Kyle Goddard, St. Mary's Ryken Varsity Football, Leonardtown, MD. 5-11, 180; 4.43 speed (Class of '15).

Has offers from Nevada and Clemson.  Boston College and Maryland said also to be involved.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JimboCBA72 on May 02, 2014, 10:02:44 am
We've offered to WR/CB Kyle Goddard, St. Mary's Ryken Varsity Football, Leonardtown, MD. 5-11, 180; 4.43 speed (Class of '15).

Has offers from Nevada and Clemson.  Boston College and Maryland said also to be involved.

Considering the competition I would guess he's a long shot for us.  But geez, he looks like a player.  I watched his Jr. yr tape and lost track of the number of interceptions he made!


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Fordham Lurker on May 02, 2014, 12:01:57 pm
Considering the competition I would guess he's a long shot for us.  But geez, he looks like a player.  I watched his Jr. yr tape and lost track of the number of interceptions he made!

Agreed, but you cannot win if you do not play.

We've also offered Class of '15 RB/CB Corey Caddle (5-8, 165) from St. Peter's Prep in Jersey City, NJ.  Rivals rates him as a two-star recruit.  Rutgers is also involved, but has not offered yet.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: rambacker on May 15, 2014, 11:33:53 am
Just saw this Facebook post from Ian Pace. Clearly in a recruiting mode:

"With the NFL draft now over..figured I would throw some numbers out there about Fordham University. According to US News the average base salary for a Fordham University Business School graduate is $72,532!! Let that soak in. Great 4 year playing career. Wonderful 40 year working career!!


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: shortshot on May 15, 2014, 12:32:15 pm
Just saw this Facebook post from Ian Pace. Clearly in a recruiting mode:

"With the NFL draft now over..figured I would throw some numbers out there about Fordham University. According to US News the average base salary for a Fordham University Business School graduate is $72,532!! Let that soak in. Great 4 year playing career. Wonderful 40 year working career!!
A good friend of mine from HS majored in Accounting at St. Francis College in Bkln. Back in the early 70s when we were all facing layoffs and scrambling for jobs, he said "...and you all laughed at me for majoring in business...".


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: rambacker on May 15, 2014, 12:38:27 pm
A good friend of mine from HS majored in Accounting at St. Francis College in Bkln. Back in the early 70s when we were all facing layoffs and scrambling for jobs, he said "...and you all laughed at me for majoring in business...".

The demand now for accountants is through the roof. Probably always will be.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: rambacker on May 27, 2014, 01:43:00 pm
Just learned that Marshall QB Kevin Anderson will transfer to Fordham. Not sure how many years of eligibility he will have.

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-07-28/sports/os-boca-raton-qb-kevin-anderson-commits-to-marshall-20120728_1_asiantii-woulard-kevin-anderson-scholarship-offer


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: jimbo65 on May 27, 2014, 02:01:03 pm
Just learned that Marshall QB Kevin Anderson will transfer to Fordham. Not sure how many years of eligibility he will have.

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-07-28/sports/os-boca-raton-qb-kevin-anderson-commits-to-marshall-20120728_1_asiantii-woulard-kevin-anderson-scholarship-offer
The article was dated July 2012.  My guess is that he showed up there in 2013 and had two seasons, assuming no injury or red shirt, so he would have two years with us. 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: PA Ram on May 27, 2014, 02:23:24 pm
The article was dated July 2012.  My guess is that he showed up there in 2013 and had two seasons, assuming no injury or red shirt, so he would have two years with us. 
http://www.herdzone.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/mars-m-footbl-mtt.html (http://www.herdzone.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/mars-m-footbl-mtt.html)

Listed as a frosh here, so he likely has 3; 4 if he redshirted or redshirts with us.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ace93 on May 27, 2014, 02:30:39 pm
It will be interesting to see how this one plays out.  Nebrich has 1, possibly 2 years, left.  If Anderson only has 3 years left and does not redshirt at Fordham, then he'd most likely be a backup for 2 of his 3 years.  Something tells me he'd get redshirted at FU or that he has 4 years left.

Their 2014 Spring roster lists him as a R-Fr.
http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/mars/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/2013-14/roster/roster_num.pdf

The article posted above says he was class of 2013 out of HS, so it appears he redshirted 2013 and will have 4 years left.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: SIram on May 27, 2014, 03:16:23 pm
It will be interesting to see how this one plays out.  Nebrich has 1, possibly 2 years, left.  If Anderson only has 3 years left and does not redshirt at Fordham, then he'd most likely be a backup for 2 of his 3 years.  Something tells me he'd get redshirted at FU or that he has 4 years left.

Their 2014 Spring roster lists him as a R-Fr.
http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/mars/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/2013-14/roster/roster_num.pdf

The article posted above says he was class of 2013 out of HS, so it appears he redshirted 2013 and will have 4 years left.

Could this be an indication that Nebrich has only one year left?


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ace93 on May 27, 2014, 04:01:37 pm
Could this be an indication that Nebrich has only one year left?

Could be, but usually rulings on an extra year due to injury do not get made until the student-athlete has exhausted or is close to exhausting their regular eligibility.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on May 27, 2014, 04:19:04 pm
http://www.herdzone.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/041313aaa.html

Here's more info on QB  Kevin Anderson (transfer from Marshall)   sounded like he enrolled Spring Semester 2013 @ Marshall.  Redshirted 2013 season.     Nice Article on him and his academic aspirations as well.  I believe he will have 4 years of eligibility with us.


Nebrich is clearly the QB for 2014 (and we don't know if he apply or be allowed 2015 season/medical hardship).   For 2014 season, Maetzold will be a senior and  Brandon Fields will be a sophomore.  Id imagine  Anderson will compete for the # 2 or  #3 spot in 2014.  and when Nebrich graduates,  get his shot to win the job.

If I had to guess Id imagine Fordham will also look to add a QB for 2015 recruiting class.
 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Fordham Lurker on June 06, 2014, 09:12:46 pm
Agreed, but you cannot win if you do not play.

We've also offered Class of '15 RB/CB Corey Caddle (5-8, 165) from St. Peter's Prep in Jersey City, NJ.  Rivals rates him as a two-star recruit.  Rutgers is also involved, but has not offered yet.

Caddle has given a verbal to Fordham.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: rambacker on June 09, 2014, 01:02:39 pm
Corey Caddle highlights here. Athlete: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1363478/highlights/90451381?autoplay=1


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on June 09, 2014, 01:49:20 pm
https://twitter.com/Caddle_22


the young man posted his commitment on twitter. that's a good sign.  :)


looks like Coach Ian Pace and perhaps Tim Zetts we're his recruiting contacts.   



He video looks impressive   good instincts and breakaway speed. 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Fordham Lurker on June 10, 2014, 11:15:59 am
https://twitter.com/Caddle_22


the young man posted his commitment on twitter. that's a good sign.  :)


looks like Coach Ian Pace and perhaps Tim Zetts we're his recruiting contacts.   



He video looks impressive   good instincts and breakaway speed. 

Was also offered by Navy.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: shortshot on June 10, 2014, 04:11:08 pm
A little small but looks like he has good lateral moves and hits hard. I wonder how fast he is? Was offered by Old Dominion who moved to FBS in 2013 in addition to Navy. As someone else already posted, we have to continue to get FBS level players to keep moving up.

http://247sports.com/Player/Corey-Caddle-62517


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JayNJ on June 10, 2014, 04:48:43 pm
My son attends St. Peter's and he believes Caddle is a very good recruit for Fordham.  He is one of the top 5 players on a team that is expected to be one of the best HS teams in the country this coming season. He will be sharing RB time with Minkah Fitzpatrick who is the number one recruit out of NJ and will be attending Alabama as a DB.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: rambacker on June 10, 2014, 05:59:23 pm
At the FCS level, a kid with Caddle's speed can kill. At the FBS level, just about everyone's fast. I think he could be a big factor for us down the road. Nice get.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: rambacker on June 15, 2014, 11:26:55 am
Fordham has offered TE and OLB Ben Ellefson from Minnesota. Also offered by Air Force and North Dakota State: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2853282/ben-ellefson


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: rambacker on June 15, 2014, 07:12:50 pm
Fordham has offered all-purpose back Dario Highsmith of Middletown HS, CT, who is also being recruited by BC, UConn, Harvard and Yale.

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1520402/highlights/112898375


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: rambacker on June 18, 2014, 11:00:26 pm
Fordham got a verbal commitment today from Monmouth, NJ Regional QB/RB/DB Isaiah Searight, Class of 2015.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: rambacker on June 27, 2014, 11:12:27 am
Red Bank Catholic OL/DL Ryan Kroeger, Class of 2015, has verbally committed to Fordham.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on June 27, 2014, 01:25:13 pm
http://www.ncsasports.org/football-recruiting/nj/red-bank/red-bank-catholic-high-school/ryan-kroeger


a good get.  I'd imagine the Klecko/ Red Bank Catholic connection and  his academic/athletic aspirations  helped land him..


had interest from Maryland and Temple      and offers from UConn, Monmouth, Bucknell..


Welcome Ryan.. 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Superfan2016 on June 28, 2014, 03:08:30 pm
New verbal committs:

https://twitter.com/NFitzgerald7

https://twitter.com/_TheRealDonovan


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Superfan2016 on June 28, 2014, 03:33:23 pm
New verbal committs:

https://twitter.com/NFitzgerald7

https://twitter.com/_TheRealDonovan

one more:

https://twitter.com/OBeeeeeezy


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: tuckertomm on June 29, 2014, 09:53:14 am
Andrew Force WR Ht. 6' 3" Wt. 190 Berwick Area H.S. Pa. Class 2015 Verbally Committed Go Rams


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: rambacker on June 29, 2014, 10:58:04 am
Brick HS, NJ TE/DE Simon Bingelis was offered by Fordham yesterday. Our staff is all over the Jersey shore.

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1435415/highlights/136293375


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Superfan2016 on June 29, 2014, 11:14:15 am
There are 15! total now. EIGHT yesterday

Nathan Slutzky @CoachSlutzky  ·  14h
Just got our 8th commit today. 15 total. Fordham class of 2015 is the best in 1aa history. Let's go. National championship!

Have you ever seen a team have that many recruits verbally commit on a single day or have the many total verbals by June 28?


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: rambacker on June 29, 2014, 11:47:33 am
There are 15! total now. EIGHT yesterday

Nathan Slutzky @CoachSlutzky  ·  14h
Just got our 8th commit today. 15 total. Fordham class of 2015 is the best in 1aa history. Let's go. National championship!

Have you ever seen a team have that many recruits verbally commit on a single day or have the many total verbals by June 28?

Looks like the staff is getting it done. Own your backyard, is the saying I believe.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: xtey92a on June 29, 2014, 04:14:24 pm
There are 15! total now. EIGHT yesterday

Nathan Slutzky @CoachSlutzky  ·  14h
Just got our 8th commit today. 15 total. Fordham class of 2015 is the best in 1aa history. Let's go. National championship!

Have you ever seen a team have that many recruits verbally commit on a single day or have the many total verbals by June 28?

Wow! Stunned! Congrats to Coach and the Staff!

#proudtobearam


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on June 30, 2014, 02:03:11 pm
http://highschoolbuzz.blog.pbgametime.com/2014/06/29/recruiting-palm-beach-gardens-wr-andrew-prince-commits-to-fordham/


Andrew Prince
Palm Beach Gardens (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
WR
6-2/185  Commit
6/28/2014 

 The 6-foot-2, 185-pound prospect picked the Rams over Florida Tech and Air Force.

“They just said I would fit perfectly in their offense and I really liked it up there,” said Prince, who was recruited by Fordham offensive line coach Joel Rodriguez. “It’s like home.”

One of the main reasons for Prince’s decision involved his friend Kevin Anderson, who graduated from Boca Raton in 2013. Anderson, a quarterback, is transferring from Marshall to Fordham this year.

Prince, who will be a senior this fall, caught five touchdowns as a junior last season.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: PA Ram on June 30, 2014, 02:10:21 pm
Funny that we used I-AA instead of FCS in that tweet.  Can anyone else fill in some details about the best ever claim?  I'm sure there's some hyperbole there but still curious as to why the claim is being made since it so heavily alludes to some incredible quality athletes in this group.

Regardless, amazing weekend and can't believe we are pretty much wrapped up with recruiting already.  I've always felt this is likely to be Coach M's last year here since  I think he earned moving onto bigger and better things.  He sure is not recruiting like someone who plans on going anywhere though.  This is really tremendous.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Superfan2016 on June 30, 2014, 03:44:28 pm
Funny that we used I-AA instead of FCS in that tweet.  Can anyone else fill in some details about the best ever claim?  I'm sure there's some hyperbole there but still curious as to why the claim is being made since it so heavily alludes to some incredible quality athletes in this group.

Regardless, amazing weekend and can't believe we are pretty much wrapped up with recruiting already.  I've always felt this is likely to be Coach M's last year here since  I think he earned moving onto bigger and better things.  He sure is not recruiting like someone who plans on going anywhere though.  This is really tremendous.

Do you really have to dig into that? It's a tweet from a coach that thinks it is the best ever. I think every coach should say it. It's like Mcshane has said the best 5 years "This is our best incoming class we have ever had."


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ace93 on June 30, 2014, 03:48:47 pm
Do you really have to dig into that? It's a tweet from a coach that thinks it is the best ever. I think every coach should say it. It's like Mcshane has said the best 5 years "This is our best incoming class we have ever had."

Was he saying it relative to our previous classes or relative to all I-AA classes in the history of I-AA?  The tweet leaves a lot for interpretation.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ram20220 on June 30, 2014, 03:49:43 pm
Do you really have to dig into that? It's a tweet from a coach that thinks it is the best ever. I think every coach should say it. It's like Mcshane has said the best 5 years "This is our best incoming class we have ever had."

Not quite apples to apples as there is empirical evidence to the incoming class, SAT scores, high school rankings, etc where as there isn't a clear cut distinction for recruits.

Don't get me wrong - I'm happy coach is fired up about the class and hope that it pans out to be the best ever, but I can understand people's questions about the tweet.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: PA Ram on June 30, 2014, 03:56:28 pm
Was he saying it relative to our previous classes or relative to all I-AA classes in the history of I-AA?  The tweet leaves a lot for interpretation.
Yeah, was wondering whether or not he was referring to all the way back like that or if it was just a slip up in using the old nomenclature.  No biggie either way but if it was done on purpose then it really does reveal an attempt to frame this class as an all time great one. 

All great, great stuff btw.  Kudos to the staff for what they've done.  Remarkable


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Superfan2016 on June 30, 2014, 06:23:29 pm
All of you must be really bored without any Fordham sports to be debating a tweet from one of the coaches. Y'all need to go golf or something.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ace93 on June 30, 2014, 09:58:25 pm
All of you must be really bored without any Fordham sports to be debating a tweet from one of the coaches. Y'all need to go golf or something.

And you here debating with those that are debating.  You must be *really* bored.  If the comment is just what coaches say, as you claim, then it loses much of its meaning.

To me the comment sounds like he is saying that it is the best recruiting class in I-AA history, not just at Fordham.  That sounds hyperbolic to me.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: FUCoP69 on June 30, 2014, 11:37:20 pm
All of you must be really bored without any Fordham sports to be debating a tweet from one of the coaches. Y'all need to go golf or something.

Because I'm really bored without any Fordham sports to keep me otherwise occupied, I would remind you that golf is a noun, not a verb, and the sentence should read "Y'all need to go and play golf or something."  >:D


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: xtey92a on July 01, 2014, 08:55:27 am
Golf needs to be capitalized.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JimboCBA72 on July 01, 2014, 09:28:48 am
Golf needs to be capitalized.

And we all know why it is called Golf...because f&ck was already taken!


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: An Old Coach on July 01, 2014, 09:36:25 am
And we all know why it is called Golf...because f&ck was already taken!

Touchdown!


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JimboCBA72 on July 01, 2014, 10:37:31 am
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1983486/highlights/18294416 (Anderson)

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/872477/highlights/85970376 (Prince)

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1435415/highlights/136293375 (Bingelis)

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2160275/highlights/138208377 (Force)

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1522272/highlights/105076379 (Franklin)

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1699986/highlights/132242375 (Fitzgerald)

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2693401/highlights/84086376 (Searight)

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1520402/highlights/133583375 (Highsmith)

Franklin and Fitzgerald are from the same high school as incoming frosh Marcus Hicks.  Does anyone know much about this Maryland program?  I know the coaches were thrilled to land Hicks


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: FUCoP69 on July 01, 2014, 02:43:59 pm
Golf needs to be capitalized.

Not true. As used here, "golf" is a common noun, not a proper noun. It refers to the sport in all its forms, not any specific type of play (match or medal). We don't capitalize "baseball or football," either.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 2ram on July 01, 2014, 03:27:14 pm
kudos to the coaches for doing such a fine recruiting job... however let's not forget the players. some of the best recruits from the time i was there were brought in by the coaches, but closed by the players.



Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Superfan2016 on July 01, 2014, 05:14:31 pm
http://www.highschoolcubenews.com/news_article/show/399710?referrer_id=596370

Don't know if anyone has posted this yet...

4.57 40 and a 11.02 100 is pretty fast.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: xtey92a on July 02, 2014, 08:34:26 am
Not true. As used here, "golf" is a common noun, not a proper noun. It refers to the sport in all its forms, not any specific type of play (match or medal). We don't capitalize "baseball or football," either.

So Putt-Putt is a proper noun but Playing golf on a PgA course is not?  :)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JimboCBA72 on July 02, 2014, 10:29:45 am
I hope we have some pug-uglies as well.  All these skill guys are great but it is still a game of blocking and tackling. A QB has a hard time throwing while on his back ;)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on July 02, 2014, 12:18:15 pm
Andrew Prince
Palm Beach Gardens (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
WR  6-2/ 185  Commit
 
Ryan Kroeger   
Red Bank Catholic (Red Bank, NJ)
OG  6-2/270  Commit

Corey Caddle   
St. Peters Prep (Jersey City, NJ)
CB   5-8/165  Commit


Isaiah Searight   
Monmouth Reg (Eatontown, NJ)
ATH   6-3/195  Commit

Andrew Force 
Berwick Area Hs (Berwick, PA)
WR 6-2/200  Commit

Bryce Petty    Bartlett HS, Chicago
6-2/170   WR/DB    Commit

Dario Highsmith Jr.
5-10/190       DB   Beaverton, OR

Noah Fitzgerald
Old Mill Varsity Football, Millersville, MD
6-0/185   WR 

Donovan Franklin
Old Mill Varsity Football, Millersville, MD
5-9/180    RB


  Jimbo -- thanks for the updates.    I believe we will have 26 or so scholarships for next year.  It is an unusually large #   (b/c in addition the regular graduating class- we have a # of 5th year players this year / injury) whose scholly's will become available in '15. 

Also,  since HC Moorhead and Fordham had their summer camp for HS players last week-- i'd imagine we got to see a number of these kids compete in person (on our campus).   perhaps prompted a flurry of offers and commits.


I know asst coach Slutzky said we had 15 commits so far..   but these are the only ones could find right now.  please feel free to add to list..   
 







Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JCMB on July 02, 2014, 02:42:34 pm
...

Dario Highsmith Jr.
5-10/190       DB   Beaverton, OR

I believe Highsmith is actually from Middletown, CT.

https://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Dario-Highsmith-158358

...



Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Superfan2016 on July 14, 2014, 11:52:34 am
https://twitter.com/JC_Allen3

This is the newest verbal, from Thayer in Mass.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on July 14, 2014, 12:38:13 pm
http://massprepstars.com/spotlight/interviews/one-on-one-jordan-allen-15-thayer-academy-football


he was offered by Boston College but chose Fordham!   
 

http://massprepstars.com/spotlight/interviews/one-on-one-jordan-allen-15-thayer-academy-football


Academics are a priority and as a WR (our top 4 graduating next year) he prefers a tp play in a wide-open spread offense.

sounds like a great addition for us!   


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JCMB on July 16, 2014, 09:08:25 pm
Hearing of a new signing out of Connecticut for 2015.  Details to follow when I can.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: CA2CTRam on July 24, 2014, 07:48:25 am
any update on the CT recruit?


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JCMB on July 24, 2014, 08:00:13 am
any update on the CT recruit?

I'd like to say but I am waiting to hear something a little more official.  I heard something through a mutual relative but that is it.  As soon as I can I will report.  From your moniker though it could be you.   ;)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Superfan2016 on July 24, 2014, 10:32:32 am
I'd like to say but I am waiting to hear something a little more official.  I heard something through a mutual relative but that is it.  As soon as I can I will report.  From your moniker though it could be you.   ;)

His name is Colton Smith. He goes to Fairfield Prep where current DL Tony Fox went.

https://twitter.com/CSmth2


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JCMB on July 24, 2014, 11:52:22 am
His name is Colton Smith. He goes to Fairfield Prep where current DL Tony Fox went.

https://twitter.com/CSmth2


Yep!  He's the one.  I guess twitter could be considered "official".   ;)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ace93 on July 24, 2014, 12:01:51 pm
Yep!  He's the one.  I guess twitter could be considered "official".   ;)

A relative joining the forum works as well.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JCMB on July 24, 2014, 01:04:23 pm
A relative joining the forum works as well.

When I saw the moniker I thought it could be either him or a family member.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: CA2CTRam on July 24, 2014, 04:18:31 pm
Sorry, wasn't sure if the unofficial/official verbal commit had to come from a coach, alum or someone affiliated with Fordham.  That is him and he is excited to be a future Ram.  Looking forward to Fordham's season this year and beyond.

Proud Father


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ace93 on July 24, 2014, 04:30:58 pm
Sorry, wasn't sure if the unofficial/official verbal commit had to come from a coach, alum or someone affiliated with Fordham.  That is him and he is excited to be a future Ram.  Looking forward to Fordham's season this year and beyond.

Proud Father

Welcome aboard to both you and your son!  Glad you have joined the fray.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JCMB on July 24, 2014, 05:04:35 pm
Yes, welcome - I am glad you made it official!


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: CA2CTRam on July 24, 2014, 08:43:16 pm
thanks all! Looking forward to the near future and we have already had many Fordham alums reach out to say congrats and great things about this coaching staff.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Chaka001 on July 25, 2014, 01:23:54 pm
Welcome to the team!  GO RAMS!


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 1standgoal on July 25, 2014, 02:50:13 pm
Wish all the best of luck this year........Go Rams!


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on July 30, 2014, 09:07:31 pm
Andrew Prince
Palm Beach Gardens (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
WR  6-2/ 185  Commit
 
Ryan Kroeger   
Red Bank Catholic (Red Bank, NJ)
OG  6-2/270  Commit

Corey Caddle   
St. Peters Prep (Jersey City, NJ)
CB   5-8/165  Commit


Isaiah Searight   
Monmouth Reg (Eatontown, NJ)
ATH   6-3/195  Commit

Andrew Force 
Berwick Area Hs (Berwick, PA)
WR 6-2/200  Commit

Bryce Petty    Bartlett HS, Chicago
6-2/170   WR/DB    Commit

Dario Highsmith Jr.
5-10/190     RB    CT

Noah Fitzgerald
Old Mill Varsity Football, Millersville, MD
6-0/185   WR 

Donovan Franklin
Old Mill Varsity Football, Millersville, MD
5-9/180    RB

Jordan Caleb Allen
6'2/190   WR/DB     Thayer Academy, Mass.

Colton Smith
6'1/180  QB     Fairfield Varsity HS, CT
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1923008/colton-smith


Antonio Jackson
6'2/180   WR/FS    Loudoun HS, Leesburg VA
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1748205/antonio-jackson
https://twitter.com/OMGItsLowKey


Antonio Jackson is a new commit 
and from the Fordham Football twitter / Facebook links it sounds like we have 2 additional commits (no names yet)  1 from Chicago and 1 from South Florida


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: high school hoops on August 15, 2014, 05:27:33 pm
This is one the most skilled player to ever come out of Greenwich High School, an incredible athlete, with excellent speed. Welcome aboard!

http://www.msgvarsity.com/connecticut/greenwich-s-longi-verbals-to-fordham-1.1623529


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: charlietags on August 17, 2014, 08:42:25 pm
Welcome young men.  Best wishes for great careers at Fordham.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on August 22, 2014, 03:32:24 pm
Andrew Prince
Palm Beach Gardens (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
WR  6-2/ 185  Commit
 
Ryan Kroeger   
Red Bank Catholic (Red Bank, NJ)
OG  6-2/270  Commit

Corey Caddle   
St. Peters Prep (Jersey City, NJ)
CB   5-8/165  Commit


Isaiah Searight   
Monmouth Reg (Eatontown, NJ)
ATH   6-3/195  Commit

Andrew Force 
Berwick Area Hs (Berwick, PA)
WR 6-2/200  Commit

Bryce Petty    Bartlett HS, Chicago
6-2/170   WR/DB    Commit

Dario Highsmith Jr.
5-10/190     RB    CT

Noah Fitzgerald
Old Mill Varsity Football, Millersville, MD
6-0/185   WR 

Donovan Franklin
Old Mill Varsity Football, Millersville, MD
5-9/180    RB

Jordan Caleb Allen
6'2/190   WR/DB     Thayer Academy, Mass.

Colton Smith
6'1/180  QB     Fairfield Varsity HS, CT
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1923008/colton-smith


Antonio Jackson
6'2/180   WR/FS    Loudoun HS, Leesburg VA
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1748205/antonio-jackson
https://twitter.com/OMGItsLowKey

Erik Rottsolk
6'6 245    TE
Seattle, WA   Lakeside HS
http://247sports.com/Player/Erik-Rottsolk-41534 
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1191393/highlights/85545378

I believe former Fordham Coach Bob Kubacki  and  his Son (a former OL with FU)--  are from this area and perhaps directed him our way.  He looks to be a legitimate D1 talent.  check it out


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: NYRam07 on August 22, 2014, 04:17:32 pm
Great stuff. he has very impressive hands. I'm not sure we have a real pass catching threat at TE after Light leaves, so this is a huge signing for us.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Chaka001 on August 22, 2014, 10:01:53 pm
it seems like Coach M I recruiting some solid talent, my only concern is there is one lineman of the entire group.  Only 1 of 13 recruits is an O OR D lineman.  I like the skill players but the biggest part of the game is won in the trenches.

Even if we are deep on the lines, would still like to see at least 3 of 13 be lineman,


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Broke on September 22, 2014, 12:54:53 am


Erik Rottsolk
6'6 245    TE
Seattle, WA   Lakeside HS
http://247sports.com/Player/Erik-Rottsolk-41534 
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1191393/highlights/85545378

I believe former Fordham Coach Bob Kubacki  and  his Son (a former OL with FU)--  are from this area and perhaps directed him our way.  He looks to be a legitimate D1 talent.  check it out


Could be but he is the president of St. Edward High school in Cleveland, Ohio.  Actually think St. Ed's was ranked #1 nationally until a loss this past weekend.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: charlietags on October 01, 2014, 10:48:10 pm
I sent a note to Coach Moorhead about a RB Imamu Mayfield from Manalapan HS down here.  He had 248 yards rushing in a 62 -23 win last week.  He may be on track for 1500 yards.  What I wondered is how good are the kids upfront opening huge holes for him.  Coach said his assistants have been down here and would take another look.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Broke on October 02, 2014, 02:22:56 pm
I sent a note to Coach Moorhead about a RB Imamu Mayfield from Manalapan HS down here.  He had 248 yards rushing in a 62 -23 win last week.  He may be on track for 1500 yards.  What I wondered is how good are the kids upfront opening huge holes for him.  Coach said his assistants have been down here and would take another look.
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1371968/imamu-mayfield check them out yourself!


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: PA Ram on October 02, 2014, 03:50:39 pm
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1371968/imamu-mayfield check them out yourself!

Tough to get a feel for how good he is when his OL is doing such a good job that he's often untouched until he gets to the end zone. 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: charlietags on October 02, 2014, 09:55:06 pm
Tough to get a feel for how good he is when his OL is doing such a good job that he's often untouched until he gets to the end zone. 

That was my point to coach.  Look at the big guys doing the blocking.  Still a nice player.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JimboCBA72 on October 10, 2014, 03:55:02 pm

and from the Fordham Football twitter / Facebook links it sounds like we have 2 additional commits (no names yet)  1 from Chicago and 1 from South Florida


Coach R told me last night that we have a verbal from a center in Chicago and an OT from St Thomas Aquinas in Fla.  Said the center is a bigger version of Mizera and of the 3 STA O-lineman who are going FBS, he thinks our kid is better than two of them.  Also mentioned another OL from Fresno CA as well as the kid from RBC mentioned earlier.  Sorry I didn't get the names


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on October 10, 2014, 04:17:57 pm
Andrew Prince
Palm Beach Gardens (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
WR  6-2/ 185  Commit
 
Ryan Kroeger   
Red Bank Catholic (Red Bank, NJ)
OG  6-2/270  Commit

Corey Caddle   
St. Peters Prep (Jersey City, NJ)
CB   5-8/165  Commit


Isaiah Searight   
Monmouth Reg (Eatontown, NJ)
ATH   6-3/195  Commit

Andrew Force 
Berwick Area Hs (Berwick, PA)
WR 6-2/200  Commit

Bryce Petty    Bartlett HS, Chicago
6-2/170   WR/DB    Commit

Dario Highsmith Jr.
5-10/190     RB    CT

Noah Fitzgerald
Old Mill Varsity Football, Millersville, MD
6-0/185   WR 

Donovan Franklin
Old Mill Varsity Football, Millersville, MD
5-9/180    RB

Jordan Caleb Allen
6'2/190   WR/DB     Thayer Academy, Mass.

Colton Smith
6'1/180  QB     Fairfield Varsity HS, CT
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1923008/colton-smith


Antonio Jackson
6'2/180   WR/FS    Loudoun HS, Leesburg VA
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1748205/antonio-jackson
https://twitter.com/OMGItsLowKey

Erik Rottsolk
6'6 245    TE
Seattle, WA   Lakeside HS
http://247sports.com/Player/Erik-Rottsolk-41534 
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1191393/highlights/85545378

Austin Longi
5'8 150   RB/DB
Greenwich CT
http://www.msgvarsity.com/connecticut/greenwich-s-longi-verbals-to-fordham-1.1623529


As per Jimbo CBA
3 verbals but no names yet

OL  Chicago  IL
OL  St Thomas Aquinas FL
OL   Fresno  CA

 if we have 21 verbals  already      -- let's be on the lookout for 4-5 more.  ;D 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 97Ram on October 10, 2014, 04:36:27 pm
Coach R told me last night that we have a verbal from a center in Chicago and an OT from St Thomas Aquinas in Fla.  Said the center is a bigger version of Mizera and of the 3 STA O-lineman who are going FBS, he thinks our kid is better than two of them.  Also mentioned another OL from Fresno CA as well as the kid from RBC mentioned earlier.  Sorry I didn't get the names

I think the St. Thomas OL is Philip Parchment.  Listed at 6-4, 285 had offers from FAU, FIU, Fordham, Pennsylvania, South Alabama.  Two other OL from St. Thomas have committed to play at Syracuse. 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: charlietags on November 05, 2014, 02:22:07 pm
We have a new OL from South Jersey don't know his name but he was in my barbershop the day before excited about playing for Fordham.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: charlietags on December 02, 2014, 09:08:18 pm
Did anyone see this kid form NM Easton Bruere?  Anyway he threw for 567 yds. and has completed 76% of his passes and he doesn't have an offer.  What is wrong with this picture.  Here's a link.

  http://news.yahoo.com/video/stat-star-easton-bruere-567-215236267-cbs.html


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: shortshot on December 02, 2014, 09:32:56 pm
Did anyone see this kid form NM Easton Bruere?  Anyway he threw for 567 yds. and has completed 76% of his passes and he doesn't have an offer.  What is wrong with this picture.  Here's a link.

  http://news.yahoo.com/video/stat-star-easton-bruere-567-215236267-cbs.html
This is indeed surprising. Not 1 offer at any level? New Mexico must be off every recruiters' radar.

http://www.gridironstuds.com/blog/rio-ranchos-easton-bruere-trying-to-pass-his-way-into-recruiting-consciousness/


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on December 02, 2014, 10:03:08 pm
Jamison Hale   6'5 260  San Jaoquin HS Fresno CA    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2729670/highlights/167913380

Joe Zumpano III  6'5 285  Gurnee Illinois Warren Township HS   http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Joe-ZumpanoIII-165053


I don't know if these are the guys Coach R was referring to..   Hale was offered by Fordham.  Zumpano has tweeted about Indiana St and Stetson.. 



Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: rambacker on December 06, 2014, 05:57:02 pm
Looking ahead to the next football recruiting class, here's a list of offers our staff has made in the first link. The second link is committed players:

http://fordham.247sports.com/Season/2015-Football/Offers

http://fordham.247sports.com/Season/2015-Football/Commits


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: VTRAM on December 08, 2014, 10:19:47 pm
Not sure if this kid has been mentioned but another NJ kid that looks to be a commit.

https://twitter.com/obeeeeeezy
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4580742/highlights/204119388

Also after watching some video of the Caddle kid from St. Peters Prep, I think he makes an impact from day 1. He is a Top 50 recruit in NJ which is pretty much all FBS players. I hope he is solid bc he tweeted about an offer from UNH after he commited.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JayNJ on December 09, 2014, 08:29:35 am
My son attends St Peter’s Prep and from what he hears Caddle’s commitment is solid.  Supposedly he really likes Fordham and has no plans on opening up his recruiting. 
I have seen him play a few times in person and he is a very good signing.  He is quick, has good hands and is strong for his size. 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Broke on December 09, 2014, 12:25:07 pm
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2067856/joey-caruso-jr  Someone send this kids tape to Morehead he is a PLAYER. 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: NYRam07 on December 09, 2014, 02:21:08 pm
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2067856/joey-caruso-jr  Someone send this kids tape to Morehead he is a PLAYER. 

Coach's email is jmoorhead1@fordham.edu. Let us know what he says!  ;)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: charlietags on December 09, 2014, 02:34:10 pm
He looks like the real deal. Thanks.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Broke on December 09, 2014, 02:34:30 pm
Coach's email is jmoorhead1@fordham.edu. Let us know what he says!  ;)
Whats your problem? These look like teams that we would compete with recruiting.  https://rivals.yahoo.com/footballrecruiting/football/recruiting/player-Joey-Caruso%20Jr.-165011/print


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: NYRam07 on December 09, 2014, 02:56:40 pm
Whats your problem? These look like teams that we would compete with recruiting.  https://rivals.yahoo.com/footballrecruiting/football/recruiting/player-Joey-Caruso%20Jr.-165011/print

Lol.. I don't have a problem. I just gave you his e-mail in case you yourself wanted to send the tape instead of someone else.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Broke on December 09, 2014, 03:07:55 pm
Lol.. I don't have a problem. I just gave you his e-mail in case you yourself wanted to send the tape instead of someone else.
It was sarcastically filled.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: NYRam07 on December 09, 2014, 03:49:16 pm
It was sarcastically filled.

Exactly.. didn't you see the winkie face in my original post? Emoticons are key! I was kidding around.  :-*


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on December 09, 2014, 04:41:17 pm
Andrew Prince
Palm Beach Gardens (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
WR  6-2/ 185  Commit
 
Ryan Kroeger   
Red Bank Catholic (Red Bank, NJ)
OG  6-2/270  Commit

Corey Caddle   
St. Peters Prep (Jersey City, NJ)
CB   5-8/165  Commit


Isaiah Searight   
Monmouth Reg (Eatontown, NJ)
ATH   6-3/195  Commit

Andrew Force 
Berwick Area Hs (Berwick, PA)
WR 6-2/200  Commit

Bryce Petty    Bartlett HS, Chicago
6-2/170   WR/DB    Commit

Dario Highsmith Jr.
5-10/190     RB    CT

Noah Fitzgerald
Old Mill Varsity Football, Millersville, MD
6-0/185   WR 

Donovan Franklin
Old Mill Varsity Football, Millersville, MD
5-9/180    RB

Jordan Caleb Allen
6'2/190   WR/DB     Thayer Academy, Mass.

Colton Smith
6'1/180  QB     Fairfield Varsity HS, CT
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1923008/colton-smith


Antonio Jackson
6'2/180   WR/FS    Loudoun HS, Leesburg VA
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1748205/antonio-jackson
https://twitter.com/OMGItsLowKey

Erik Rottsolk
6'6 245    TE
Seattle, WA   Lakeside HS
http://247sports.com/Player/Erik-Rottsolk-41534 
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1191393/highlights/85545378

Austin Longi
5'8 150   RB/DB
Greenwich CT
http://www.msgvarsity.com/connecticut/greenwich-s-longi-verbals-to-fordham-1.1623529


Jarod Vyent    West Orange HS   NJ
6'3 205     OLB 
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4580742/jarod-vyent
https://twitter.com/obeeeeeezy


Coach R mentioned 3 OL prospects/commits..   no confirmation yet --but this is guess with the limited info we were given. 

Philip Parchment.  St Thomas Aquinas   Florida    6-4, 285 had offers from FAU, FIU, Fordham, Pennsylvania, South Alabama
Jamison Hale   6'5 260  San Jaoquin HS Fresno CA    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2729670/highlights/167913380  FU offered
Joe Zumpano III  6'5 285  Gurnee Illinois Warren Township HS   http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Joe-ZumpanoIII-165053



Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: VTRAM on December 09, 2014, 05:30:22 pm
My son attends St Peter’s Prep and from what he hears Caddle’s commitment is solid.  Supposedly he really likes Fordham and has no plans on opening up his recruiting. 
I have seen him play a few times in person and he is a very good signing.  He is quick, has good hands and is strong for his size. 


Does he think as a RB or DB. Obviously going to be easier to get on the field as a DB. Looks like we have some really good DB candidates with Caddle, Jordan Allen (offered by BC) and Longhi


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on December 10, 2014, 01:18:16 pm
Noah Nix 
5'9 180   WR/DB
Westminster HS  Atlanta GA

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1587720/noah-nix
https://twitter.com/noah_n5
http://247sports.com/Player/Noah-Nix-58554

Fordham Commit..    twitter   


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ace93 on December 12, 2014, 09:49:57 am
Anybody looking to see the kid from St. Thomas Aquinas in action, his team plays for the Florida 7A State Championship tonight at 7 PM.
Game can be seen at http://www.bhsnlive.com/, but I believe there is a fee.

I would like to see us go after some kids from Christopher Columbus High School in Miami (my HS) who happens to be playing for the 8A championship on Saturday at 7 PM.  I was always told that they were hard to recruit b/c either they were too good or the right level, but did not qualify for much aid.  Now with scholarships, it would be nice to nab a few of those kids.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 1standgoal on December 15, 2014, 11:45:05 pm
Patrick Fordham- kicker committed to Fordham?


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JCMB on December 15, 2014, 11:55:15 pm
Patrick Fordham- kicker committed to Fordham?

Committed?  He's already here:

http://www.fordhamsports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=6034&path=football


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 1standgoal on December 17, 2014, 02:05:03 pm
Can't get more firm of a commitment than that! Lol. Good to see you back RamMan


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ace93 on December 17, 2014, 02:29:09 pm
Can't get more firm of a commitment than that! Lol. Good to see you back RamMan

I think you mistook seeing ramMan's name as the thread starter as him being active.  He was last active on June 11, 2012, 01:42:31 pm.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: SIram on December 17, 2014, 03:41:49 pm
I think you mistook seeing ramMan's name as the thread starter as him being active.  He was last active on June 11, 2012, 01:42:31 pm.

ram Man was a terrific poster and is missed, same with JoltinJoe and BFG


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ace93 on December 17, 2014, 03:49:10 pm
ram Man was a terrific poster and is missed, same with JoltinJoe and BFG

All 3 of them left for different reasons.  I think one of them is directly my fault, one other indirectly my fault due to trying to be nice and the other purely a choice on their part.  Those are not in order btw.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Battering Ram on December 17, 2014, 04:11:08 pm
All 3 of them left for different reasons.  I think one of them is directly my fault, one other indirectly my fault due to trying to be nice and the other purely a choice on their part.  Those are not in order btw.
It's all your fault.  I hope you can live with that.  ;)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: SIram on December 17, 2014, 04:12:53 pm
It's all your fault.  I hope you can live with that.  ;)
This sounds like a problem that will be addressed with liberal consumption of Bourbon


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: RoRam on December 29, 2014, 01:17:55 pm
Fordham Ram FB ‏@FORDHAMFOOTBALL  31s31 seconds ago
In the words of @CoachJaeRod WHAMMEEEE!! A belated Christmas Present for the Rams!! Big time addition to the Ram Family!! Win Up Front!!

Anyone know who the addition is?


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Battering Ram on December 29, 2014, 01:23:58 pm
Fordham Ram FB ‏@FORDHAMFOOTBALL  31s31 seconds ago
In the words of @CoachJaeRod WHAMMEEEE!! A belated Christmas Present for the Rams!! Big time addition to the Ram Family!! Win Up Front!!

Anyone know who the addition is?
just saw it and was wondering the same.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: NYRam07 on December 29, 2014, 01:26:04 pm
Fordham Ram FB ‏@FORDHAMFOOTBALL  31s31 seconds ago
In the words of @CoachJaeRod WHAMMEEEE!! A belated Christmas Present for the Rams!! Big time addition to the Ram Family!! Win Up Front!!

Anyone know who the addition is?

Thinking its got to be a Transfer to the o-line or d-line. Coach Moorhead continues to bring in talent every year.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: PA Ram on December 29, 2014, 01:33:09 pm
I believe Penn State used the Lombardi Center to practice for the Pinstripe Bowl.  I was wondering what, if any, interaction there was between our staff and theirs and whether or not an avenue for potential transfers might be developed with that contact.  I could be way off base but just found it interesting.  Meanwhile, the Eagles were practicing at the Giants facilities.  Quite a contrast to what we could offer.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on December 29, 2014, 02:22:09 pm
 OL Coach  Rod  recently "followed" these 2 guys on twitter     and Boyd  re-tweeted   perhaps its him..  :) 

John Boyd  #70   OL   6'5  270   Southwestern College Football, Chula Vista, CA
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1517507/john-boyd
https://twitter.com/JohnBoyd95
he is a CC player in year 2.    according to his profile he is also all academic.   Southwestern (JUCO) OT John Boyd tells me he received a new offer from Fordham  Dec 14th  https://twitter.com/BradHoiseth/status/544262647818878977


 
the 2nd player we may be involved with is.. 
 
 Kevin Woidke      T   6'6  288   St Ignatius  Ohio   (Fordham's All American OL Mason Halter's   HS) perhaps put in a good word about the school on our staff.    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/599079/kevin-woidke

                           


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: NYRam07 on December 29, 2014, 02:51:08 pm
OL Coach  Rod  recently "followed" these 2 guys on twitter     and Boyd  re-tweeted   perhaps its him..  :) 

John Boyd  #70   OL   6'5  270   Southwestern College Football, Chula Vista, CA
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1517507/john-boyd
https://twitter.com/JohnBoyd95
he is a CC player in year 2.    according to his profile he is also all academic.   Southwestern (JUCO) OT John Boyd tells me he received a new offer from Fordham  Dec 14th  https://twitter.com/BradHoiseth/status/544262647818878977


 
the 2nd player we may be involved with is.. 
 
 Kevin Woidke      T   6'6  288   St Ignatius  Ohio   (Fordham's All American OL Mason Halter's   HS) perhaps put in a good word about the school on our staff.    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/599079/kevin-woidke

                           

Boyd is a big dude. I'd really be excited if we could find a DL transfer that could come in and make an immediate impact. Ya know.. a JJ Watt type.  ;D


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on December 29, 2014, 09:15:19 pm
I'd really be excited if we could find a DL transfer that could come in and make an immediate impact. Ya know.. a JJ Watt type.  Grin

I'd like that too   ;)

I thought last season we were going to be vastly improved on the DL. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case.  Injuries certainly didn't help.

Anyway,  IMO   if healthy  Manny Adeyeye  6'5 270  can be an intimidating-imposing force.  Add in  DE  Marlon Crook 6'5 250 (I expect him to be all PL next season).   Justin Vaughn 6'5 265 , Josh Klecko  6'2 270.. Tony Fox  6'2 283,  Alex Washington 6'1 290,  Tynan Green 6'4 265    and we'll finally be able to go toe to toe with the top FCS programs.   


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on December 30, 2014, 03:29:10 pm
Andrew Prince
Palm Beach Gardens (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
WR  6-2/ 185  Commit
 
Ryan Kroeger   
Red Bank Catholic (Red Bank, NJ)
OG  6-2/270  Commit

Corey Caddle   
St. Peters Prep (Jersey City, NJ)
CB   5-8/165  Commit


Isaiah Searight   
Monmouth Reg (Eatontown, NJ)
ATH   6-3/195  Commit

Andrew Force 
Berwick Area Hs (Berwick, PA)
WR 6-2/200  Commit

Bryce Petty    Bartlett HS, Chicago
6-2/170   WR/DB    Commit

Dario Highsmith Jr.
5-10/190     RB    CT

Noah Fitzgerald
Old Mill Varsity Football, Millersville, MD
6-0/185   WR 

Donovan Franklin
Old Mill Varsity Football, Millersville, MD
5-9/180    RB

Jordan Caleb Allen
6'2/190   WR/DB     Thayer Academy, Mass.

Colton Smith
6'1/180  QB     Fairfield Varsity HS, CT
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1923008/colton-smith


Antonio Jackson
6'2/180   WR/FS    Loudoun HS, Leesburg VA
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1748205/antonio-jackson
https://twitter.com/OMGItsLowKey

Erik Rottsolk
6'6 245    TE
Seattle, WA   Lakeside HS
http://247sports.com/Player/Erik-Rottsolk-41534 
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1191393/highlights/85545378

Austin Longi
5'8 150   RB/DB
Greenwich CT
http://www.msgvarsity.com/connecticut/greenwich-s-longi-verbals-to-fordham-1.1623529


Jarod Vyent    West Orange HS   NJ
6'3 205     OLB 
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4580742/jarod-vyent
https://twitter.com/obeeeeeezy

Noah Nix 
5'9 180   WR/DB
Westminster HS  Atlanta GA

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1587720/noah-nix
https://twitter.com/noah_n5
http://247sports.com/Player/Noah-Nix-58554
Fordham Commit..    twitter   

John Boyd  #70   OL   6'5  270   Southwestern College Football, Chula Vista, CA
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1517507/john-boyd
https://twitter.com/JohnBoyd95
he is a CC player in year 2.    according to his profile he is also all academic.    http://sports.yahoo.com/footballrecruiting/football/recruiting/commitments/2015/fordham-161;_ylt=AivfGkJCx2V5_2mOlF7yzHbSO5B4


17 verbals, 

If I remember correctly, Coach M said we had 26 scholarships to give out.  So we should be on the look out for 9 more names   (assuming no current walk-ons were elevated to scholarship status).


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on January 05, 2015, 03:40:50 pm
https://twitter.com/CoachJaeRod      Coach Rod out recruiting --  headed to Cleveland Ohio

close the deal-- Coach   :)

Kevin Woidke      T   6'6  288   St Ignatius  Ohio   (Fordham's All American OL Mason Halter's HS) perhaps Mason can also put in a good word about Fordham,  Coach R and  our staff.    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/599079/kevin-woidke



Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on January 08, 2015, 05:11:59 pm
these guys   are not     committed to Fordham --    but quick internet search it looks like recently on our radar--


Tate Duarte  6'5  205  WR  FS  Poland Ohio
Toa Lavatai   6'4 270   OL    St Augustine FL    (UAB disbanded program)
Bryant Floyd  6'8 330   OL     Dillard HS  Florida
Bronson Krull   6'4 250  DE    Mansfield Ohio 
Logan Moroney  6'3  205   WR    OLB    Karns City, PA
Dontavious Brini   6'3  205  CB  Hialeah , FL    Mater Academy



also here is a list of guys we recruited at some point.  perhaps a few guys on this list could be in the mix as well.
http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/recruit-search-results


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ace93 on January 08, 2015, 05:51:12 pm
6'8" 330, that is one big dude!  Great football program at Dillard. 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on January 12, 2015, 09:11:24 pm
Andrew Prince
Palm Beach Gardens (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
WR  6-2/ 185  Commit
 
Ryan Kroeger   
Red Bank Catholic (Red Bank, NJ)
OG  6-2/270  Commit

Corey Caddle   
St. Peters Prep (Jersey City, NJ)
CB   5-8/165  Commit


Isaiah Searight   
Monmouth Reg (Eatontown, NJ)
ATH   6-3/195  Commit

Andrew Force 
Berwick Area Hs (Berwick, PA)
WR 6-2/200  Commit

Bryce Petty    Bartlett HS, Chicago
6-2/170   WR/DB    Commit

Dario Highsmith Jr.
5-10/190     RB    CT

Noah Fitzgerald
Old Mill Varsity Football, Millersville, MD
6-0/185   OLB 

Donovan Franklin
Old Mill Varsity Football, Millersville, MD
5-9/180    RB

Jordan Caleb Allen
6'2/190   WR/DB     Thayer Academy, Mass.

Colton Smith
6'1/180  QB     Fairfield Varsity HS, CT
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1923008/colton-smith


Antonio Jackson
6'2/180   WR/FS    Loudoun HS, Leesburg VA
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1748205/antonio-jackson
https://twitter.com/OMGItsLowKey

Erik Rottsolk
6'6 245    TE
Seattle, WA   Lakeside HS
http://247sports.com/Player/Erik-Rottsolk-41534 
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1191393/highlights/85545378

Austin Longi
5'8 150   RB/DB
Greenwich CT
http://www.msgvarsity.com/connecticut/greenwich-s-longi-verbals-to-fordham-1.1623529


Jarod Vyent    West Orange HS   NJ
6'3 205     OLB 
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4580742/jarod-vyent
https://twitter.com/obeeeeeezy

Noah Nix 
5'9 180   WR/DB
Westminster HS  Atlanta GA

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1587720/noah-nix
https://twitter.com/noah_n5
http://247sports.com/Player/Noah-Nix-58554
Fordham Commit..    twitter   

John Boyd  #70   OL   6'5  270   Southwestern College Football, Chula Vista, CA
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1517507/john-boyd
https://twitter.com/JohnBoyd95
he is a CC player in year 2.    according to his profile he is also all academic.    http://sports.yahoo.com/footballrecruiting/football/recruiting/commitments/2015/fordham-161;_ylt=AivfGkJCx2V5_2mOlF7yzHbSO5B4
John Boyd arrived on campus-- January enrollee  https://twitter.com/JohnBoyd95

added another
Chris Geissler  6'0  230  ILB  St Peters Prep  NJ  (teammate of C Caddle  2015 DB Commit)  and Nick Angeli  current freshman
https://twitter.com/cgeissler34
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1363481/christopher-geissler
Starting ILB for NJ #1 program   




Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: VTRAM on January 15, 2015, 08:57:12 am
On comment on Dario Highsmith who is listed above. He was named the Hartford Courant offensive player of the year but did not mention Fordham as a possible destination. He did mention Yale and other.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on January 21, 2015, 12:56:45 pm
Fordham FB Coach   Tim Zetts
‏@ZettsTim   Home visit w a ⬇DB that WILL help #fordham continue its streak of 25 consecutive wks in the top 25 #OH#IO #NYCpermanentvacation #noflyzone

Tim Zetts
‏@ZettsTim   FIRE UP!!! Huge get for the Rams!!!


sounds like we landed a top flight DB..   perhaps its  Dylan Mabin ? ?   Ohio to NY reference... Mabin also retweeted about his home visit form Fordham.. 

Dylan Mabin   6'2 175  4.45 40    CB WR
Nordonia Varsity Football, Macedonia, OH
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1259473/dylan-mabin

sounds like was offered from Air Force, Navy, Yale Columbia

Dyl 1⃣0⃣ retweeted 
Tim Zetts @ZettsTim 
 Jan 8    Going to home visit ⭕hio's best with @CoachSlutzky @JonathanWholley #NoFlyZone



Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Chaka001 on January 21, 2015, 08:49:02 pm
if this is the guy, he is a speedster, not sure of 40 time, but he turns on the jets and goodnight.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on January 26, 2015, 11:59:57 am
Tristan Nevotne   6'3 290  OL/DL  Hinsdale Central , Hinsdale, IL

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3212810/tristan-nevotne   (Junior Highlights)
https://twitter.com/tristannevotne


announced on his twitter

looks like a good one.  big/strong  and had 10+ offers.     including  FBS SDSU,   FCS  Bucknell, San Diego..   

Welcome TristanQ


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: PA Ram on January 26, 2015, 12:36:02 pm
Tristan Nevotne   6'3 290  OL/DL  Hinsdale Central , Hinsdale, IL

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3212810/tristan-nevotne   (Junior Highlights)
https://twitter.com/tristannevotne


announced on his twitter

looks like a good one.  big/strong  and had 10+ offers.     including  FBS SDSU,   FCS  Bucknell, San Diego..   

Welcome TristanQ

That's awesome.  We always need big uglies and he sounds like a great get.  Love it.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on January 26, 2015, 08:47:36 pm
Andrew Prince
Palm Beach Gardens (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
WR  6-2/ 185  Commit
 
Ryan Kroeger   
Red Bank Catholic (Red Bank, NJ)
OG  6-2/270  Commit

Corey Caddle   
St. Peters Prep (Jersey City, NJ)
CB   5-8/165  Commit


Isaiah Searight   
Monmouth Reg (Eatontown, NJ)
ATH   6-3/195  Commit

Andrew Force 
Berwick Area Hs (Berwick, PA)
WR 6-2/200  Commit

Bryce Petty    Bartlett HS, Chicago
6-2/170   WR/DB    Commit

Noah Fitzgerald
Old Mill Varsity Football, Millersville, MD
6-0/185   OLB 

Donovan Franklin
Old Mill Varsity Football, Millersville, MD
5-9/180    RB

Jordan Caleb Allen
6'2/190   WR/DB     Thayer Academy, Mass.

Colton Smith
6'1/180  QB     Fairfield Varsity HS, CT
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1923008/colton-smith


Antonio Jackson
6'2/180   WR/FS    Loudoun HS, Leesburg VA
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1748205/antonio-jackson
https://twitter.com/OMGItsLowKey

Erik Rottsolk
6'6 245    TE
Seattle, WA   Lakeside HS
http://247sports.com/Player/Erik-Rottsolk-41534 
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1191393/highlights/85545378

Austin Longi
5'8 150   RB/DB
Greenwich CT
http://www.msgvarsity.com/connecticut/greenwich-s-longi-verbals-to-fordham-1.1623529


Jarod Vyent    West Orange HS   NJ
6'3 205     OLB 
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4580742/jarod-vyent
https://twitter.com/obeeeeeezy

Noah Nix 
5'9 180   WR/DB
Westminster HS  Atlanta GA
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1587720/noah-nix
https://twitter.com/noah_n5
   
John Boyd  #70   OL   6'5  270   Southwestern College Football, Chula Vista, CA
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1517507/john-boyd
https://twitter.com/JohnBoyd95

Chris Geissler  6'0  230  ILB  St Peters Prep  NJ  (teammate of C Caddle  2015 DB Commit)  and Nick Angeli  current freshman
https://twitter.com/cgeissler34
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1363481/christopher-geissler
Starting ILB for NJ #1 program   

Tristan Nevotne   6'3 290  OL/DL  Hinsdale Central , Hinsdale, IL
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3212810/tristan-nevotne   (Junior Highlights)
https://twitter.com/tristannevotne

Dylan Mabin   6'2 175   4.45     CB WR
Nordonia Varsity Football, Macedonia, OH
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1259473/dylan-mabin
https://twitter.com/dealin_tweets    (commit on twitter account) 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 2ram on January 28, 2015, 02:33:41 pm
just a few more days to signing day, and apparently this kid doesn't even have an offer:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2322488-the-best-football-prospect-nobodys-ever-heard-of?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial

perhaps someone should show this to JM and Company.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JCMB on January 28, 2015, 03:40:40 pm
just a few more days to signing day, and apparently this kid doesn't even have an offer:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2322488-the-best-football-prospect-nobodys-ever-heard-of?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial

perhaps someone should show this to JM and Company.

Maybe they all thought it was Mexico and not New Mexico or they think New Mexico is part of Mexico.   ;D   Seriously though, I scanned the article quickly and did not see any reason why schools would back off.  It didn't make sense especially when it came to the in-state schools.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on January 28, 2015, 04:47:23 pm
I'm hoping we have a  " 2nd " scholarship QB  in this class   whether its a true freshman,  JC  or FBS transfer.   

We have only 2 scholarship QB's   for the fall.   Sophomore   Kevin Andersen  and  incoming Frosh   Colton Smith.

If there is one position you don't want to get caught short-handed, its QB.    (Academics/Injuries) etc.. 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 2ram on January 29, 2015, 10:25:39 am
Maybe they all thought it was Mexico and not New Mexico or they think New Mexico is part of Mexico.   ;D   Seriously though, I scanned the article quickly and did not see any reason why schools would back off.  It didn't make sense especially when it came to the in-state schools.

agreed. saw some of the film too, seems to have all the tools: size, arm strength, speed, 4.0 GPA... what's not to like?


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 71 on January 29, 2015, 10:34:56 am
agreed. saw some of the film too, seems to have all the tools: size, arm strength, speed, 4.0 GPA... what's not to like?

charlietags posted about this kid back in the beginning of December, so it's not a brand new story. It's puzzling.  There must be something going on.  For a kid with those measurables to get nothing seems weird.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on January 29, 2015, 05:30:16 pm
Tyler Long   6'2  185   4.43   S , Dual QB   (very Athletic with break away speed)
Calvert HS   New Regal  Ohio

I'd imagine he would be a FS @ Fordham.  he had 35 TD's in his senior year   2 passing, 27 rushing and 6 receiving

 
https://twitter.com/PuReTaLeNtLoNg3
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1071575/tyler-long
http://www.ncsasports.org/football-recruiting/oh/tiffin/calvert-high-school1/b-tyler-long


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on February 02, 2015, 02:50:17 pm
Joel Rodriguez 
@CoachJaeRod
WWWWHHHAAAMMMEEEEE!!!!
Just put the finishing touch on this recruiting class! And they do make them bigger in Texas!! #creaturefeature


sounds like we got a 'BIG' OL commitment..     I assume he means literally  :)   as well as figuratively           

I guess we'll find out Wednesday --   but  a  big boy from Texas   sounds good to me   


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: PA Ram on February 02, 2015, 07:40:36 pm
Joel Rodriguez 
@CoachJaeRod
WWWWHHHAAAMMMEEEEE!!!!
Just put the finishing touch on this recruiting class! And they do make them bigger in Texas!! #creaturefeature


sounds like we got a 'BIG' OL commitment..     I assume he means literally  :)   as well as figuratively           

I guess we'll find out Wednesday --   but  a  big boy from Texas   sounds good to me   

Awesome!  Can't wait to see who we got on Wednesday!


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Rob Smith on February 03, 2015, 10:15:35 pm
Found a few new names on Twitter:

JAMES BIGGS FRAZIER - Wyoming Seminary, Kingston, PA
RB/CB - 5'9" 175
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4359737/james-biggs-frazier

Kyle Facibene - St. Anthonys - Long Island
PK 6' 175
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3066436/kyle-facibene


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Battering Ram on February 03, 2015, 10:21:42 pm

Kyle Facibene - St. Anthonys - Long Island
PK 6' 175
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3066436/kyle-facibene
at least he get the education here that he was denied in HS.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: El Jefe on February 04, 2015, 12:11:55 am
The two St. Peter's commits signed their National Letters of Intent which will be faxed to Fordham in the morning.

http://nypost.com/2015/02/03/eight-from-st-peters-prep-sign-letters-of-intent/


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: NYRam07 on February 04, 2015, 09:28:32 am
at least he get the education here that he was denied in HS.

HA!


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: NYRam07 on February 04, 2015, 09:30:54 am
The two St. Peter's commits signed their National Letters of Intent which will be faxed to Fordham in the morning.

http://nypost.com/2015/02/03/eight-from-st-peters-prep-sign-letters-of-intent/

I'd love to add St. Peter's as a pipeline school. Hopefully this is a start of a long standing relationship.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ace93 on February 04, 2015, 09:40:15 am
HA!

The funniest part of that "burn" was the missing word and lack of capitalization.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: NYRam07 on February 04, 2015, 10:19:22 am
The funniest part of that "burn" was the missing word and lack of capitalization.

Yes - I chose to ignore that because Anthony's is a hated rival.  >:D


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: charlietags on February 04, 2015, 12:19:12 pm
Easton Bruere from NM 4700 yards and only 6 int.  He was undrafted at last note and was in SI's faces in the crowd.  He is 6'3 and 200 pounds.  I understand NM isn't a hotbed of FB talent but geez.  BTW he has a 4.0 GPA


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: PA Ram on February 04, 2015, 12:32:08 pm
Easton Bruere from NM 4700 yards and only 6 int.  He was undrafted at last note and was in SI's faces in the crowd.  He is 6'3 and 200 pounds.  I understand NM isn't a hotbed of FB talent but geez.  BTW he has a 4.0 GPA

opened the thread up hoping there was going to be a nice update in here and instead saw the same stuff posted in a different recruiting thread about a kid we apparently didn't recruit.  Please, let's save updates here for kids we are connected with.  I strongly recommend emailing the coaches directly if there is a kid you recommend that we recruit.  I have found them to be very responsive even if it ends up being a kid that we do not pursue.  That said, there could actually be some upside to sending that email as opposed to simply posting the same info here and in multiple threads.

Back on track - can anyone in the know confirm whether or not we have gotten any surprises today (good or bad) or is everything going according to plan?  Thanks


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ace93 on February 04, 2015, 01:10:52 pm
Easton Bruere from NM 4700 yards and only 6 int.  He was undrafted at last note and was in SI's faces in the crowd.  He is 6'3 and 200 pounds.  I understand NM isn't a hotbed of FB talent but geez.  BTW he has a 4.0 GPA

Charlie, stop double-posting.  A post in one thread is enough.  It will be seen and people will decide to reply or not.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 86Ram on February 04, 2015, 01:48:31 pm
Check Twitter and Facebook page for FU Football - has a list of all the guys and some info on each - looks to be a good class.....


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Battering Ram on February 04, 2015, 03:18:09 pm
The funniest part of that "burn" was the missing word and lack of capitalization.
That's what I get for typing fast while trying to be snarky.  I get what I deserve. :(


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JimboCBA72 on February 05, 2015, 08:41:56 am
The two St. Peter's commits signed their National Letters of Intent which will be faxed to Fordham in the morning.

http://nypost.com/2015/02/03/eight-from-st-peters-prep-sign-letters-of-intent/

Interesting that Geissler was not mentioned last night. 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: sleuth on February 05, 2015, 09:07:22 am
I was told he is coming as a preferred walk-on.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on February 11, 2015, 05:28:19 pm
QB    Jalen Ollie   6'1 200   Avon Old Farms Prep School     (son of UConn Head Men's BB Coach - Kevin Ollie)

https://twitter.com/jalenollie12


http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2249325/jalen-ollie


It looks like we found a 3rd QB to compete for the starters job in the fall.  I believe his hudl highlights are from senior year (not prep year).   

Welcome Jalen! 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Scott W 86 on April 06, 2015, 06:37:15 pm
This 6'0" HS Freshman, Jack Waller, played every down at JV QB for a perennial Texas powerhouse,  Nolan Catholic School.   He has Fordham connections. 


70 yd TD to Jeremy: https://youtu.be/_kJAT8xDsXk

WALLER TO BILSKY 68 YD TD: http://youtu.be/BDnP9YjCj20


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Scott W 86 on June 15, 2015, 12:26:06 pm
BTW:  Here's a link to the 9 min segment on Moglia

https://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=AmQnWheufB2s1NT8Lu4sBbybvZx4?fr=yfp-t-336-s&toggle=1&ilc=1&fp=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8&p=nfl%20film%20on%20joe%20moglia%20coach



Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: bleedmaroon on July 01, 2015, 10:42:48 am
Fordham football twitter has mention of a big commit for the class of '16....anyone have any idea/insight?


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: rambacker on July 02, 2015, 01:12:14 pm
This WR/TE from Berkley HS in Michigan just committed to us. I believe the name is Nolan Givan. Hearing it's a really good get:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHEYwVoalhk&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: sleuth on July 02, 2015, 02:08:01 pm
This is his home page.  He looks pretty committed to us and Coach JM and staff continue to do a great job recruiting these kids that other bigger schools want. I know he had a number of offers some from FBS schools.

https://twitter.com/nolan_halfrican


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Ramon on July 02, 2015, 02:23:59 pm
300 lb, 6'2"Jordan McGriff from The Hun School of Princeton, class of 2016 has committed and is projected to play OL Guard

http://highschoolsports.nj.com/news/article/-7695290349817481481/football-hun-ol-dl-jordan-mcgriff-commits-to-fordham/

“From a college standpoint, he is a short, powerful player who is already under the pads of a defensive lineman,” Smith said. “He’s a wide body who takes up space."


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: sleuth on August 02, 2015, 06:11:43 pm
Arjay Jean from St Thomas Aquinas H.S. in Florida verbally committed to Fordham.  He is a 6'3" , 225lb Defensive End.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: PA Ram on August 04, 2015, 12:41:23 pm
Arjay Jean from St Thomas Aquinas H.S. in Florida verbally committed to Fordham.  He is a 6'3" , 225lb Defensive End.

Nice work by the staff yet again!  Love seeing a kid that size who is a speed rusher and who hasn't even started his senior year of HS.  Good chance he turns into a great sized but fast, DE. 

Starting to get pumped for the season!


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: VTRAM on August 04, 2015, 02:54:35 pm
This is his home page.  He looks pretty committed to us and Coach JM and staff continue to do a great job recruiting these kids that other bigger schools want. I know he had a number of offers some from FBS schools.

https://twitter.com/nolan_halfrican

i think getting kids with FBS offers is great but just as important is to compete with high level FCS programs fro recruits. Nolan had offers from Illinois State, Southern Illinois

The big TE in this years Frosh class from Washngton had offers from Montana and Montana St.

Cory Caddle the CB from St. Peters had an offer from Navy

These are the recruits that will get us from a loss in the round of 16 to Semis or Frisco


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Scott W 86 on August 04, 2015, 03:06:13 pm
Speaking of Frisco, TX....the FCS final is there on Jan 9th.

If you want to help raise Fordham's profile you can sign up with 3 quick questions on the NCAA site for Fordham FCS updates.   I think it is good for Fordham to have as many inquirers and followers with the NCAA as possible.  It's a quick and easy way to "travel Fordham well'

http://www.ncaa.com/newsletter-thanks



Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: NYRam07 on August 04, 2015, 03:08:37 pm
i think getting kids with FBS offers is great but just as important is to compete with high level FCS programs fro recruits. Nolan had offers from Illinois State, Southern Illinois

The big TE in this years Frosh class from Washngton had offers from Montana and Montana St.

Cory Caddle the CB from St. Peters had an offer from Navy

These are the recruits that will get us from a loss in the round of 16 to Semis or Frisco

Sounds like we are truly reloading rather then rebuilding. Cant wait to see some of the underclassmen step up this year.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Scott W 86 on August 15, 2015, 12:28:16 pm
.....there are 2 standout lineman in the Class of 2016 in Fort Worth TX, and they are interested in our program.

Jon King is a 300lb nose tackle who is high on the board at Navy.  He's willing to come east.  Check out his Hudl, he's a beast.

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1810933/highlights/186675378/v2

Ty Coleman went to the lineman showcase held for Northeast schools at Bentley this summer and graded out #8 of the 300+ lineman they had in the camp.   Yale is talking to him because of his grades.  He's very interested in Patriot League level competition.   He's an amazing athlete.  His father played for Bill Yoeman at the University of Houston back in the SWC.


http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1811015/highlights/217931375/v2


 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Free the F 4 on September 24, 2015, 10:26:15 am
Here is a news story on a good prospect from Mass.  Can someone "in the know"  get this to the New England recruiter.  We have had good success taking great kids from Mass (Light, Murphy, et al) also we have a track record of advancing QB's....could be a get

http://www.lowellsun.com/news/ci_28...ollege-prospect


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Scott W 86 on September 24, 2015, 11:32:20 am
Here is a news story on a good prospect from Mass.  Can someone "in the know"  get this to the New England recruiter.  We have had good success taking great kids from Mass (Light, Murphy, et al) also we have a track record of advancing QB's....could be a get

http://www.lowellsun.com/news/ci_28...ollege-prospect

Here's our Mass recruiter....

Mark Dupuis
 Assistant Coach - Wide Receivers

Phone: 718-817-0433
Email: fbrecruiting@fordham.edu
Alma Mater: UConn '11
Experience: 3rd season at Fordham


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on October 20, 2015, 10:44:01 pm
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/5392007/jeff-ginn-jr

Nice article on Ginn Jr.  2016 Fordham Commit
http://highschoolsports.cleveland.com/news/article/-1364149340650293040/glenville-football-player-jeff-ginn-jr-to-bring-speed-and-versatility-to-fordham/?hootPostID=0d765312b1ab90b85dad2c28c26b90d1

#7  6'2 206   4.53 40yd
WR, SS
Jeff Ginn, JR.
Glenville Varsity Football, Cleveland, OH

He wasn't heavily recruited    flew a bit under the radar   @ Fordham may play LB, SS





Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: PA Ram on October 21, 2015, 08:16:25 am
Awesome.  Size, speed and great genes!  Welcome aboard Jeff!


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Scott W 86 on October 21, 2015, 03:30:52 pm
His size will be a difference maker in the PL


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on November 19, 2015, 07:23:29 pm
D'Angelo Palladino 
5'11 205lbs   4.5 40   RB, DB
1st team all-state RB @ Ironton High School c/o 2016. #22 division 5 offensive player of the year.
Ironton Ohio
https://twitter.com/dpalladino22
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4477628/highlights/175878375/v2  Junior Year Highlights

his twitter page says he committed to Fordham


up to 5 commits for 2016 that I'm aware of
Nolan Givan      WR TE   Michigan
Arjay Jean        DE        Florida
Jordan McGriff   OG        NJ
Jeff Ginn Jr     WR LB     Ohio
DAngelo Palladino  RB DB  Ohio


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: rambacker on November 19, 2015, 09:01:06 pm
D'Angelo Palladino 
5'11 205lbs   4.5 40   RB, DB
1st team all-state RB @ Ironton High School c/o 2016. #22 division 5 offensive player of the year.
Ironton Ohio
https://twitter.com/dpalladino22
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4477628/highlights/175878375/v2  Junior Year Highlights

his twitter page says he committed to Fordham


up to 5 commits for 2016 that I'm aware of
Nolan Givan      WR TE   Michigan
Arjay Jean        DE        Florida
Jordan McGriff   OG        NJ
Jeff Ginn Jr     WR LB     Ohio
DAngelo Palladino  RB DB  Ohio


This is a major signing for us.

We need to build a football stadium for Coach M. Now. Or forever hold your peace.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: RoRam on November 24, 2015, 08:14:03 pm
Anyone know who the player is in the tweet from the football team that was posted earlier today?

@FORDHAMFOOTBALL: Fordham Football Family +1 the class of 2016 just keeps on getting better & better! Win Upfront!! #OAT

From Coach a few hours ago.

Coach Joe Moorhead ‏@BallCoachJoeMo  3h hours ago
NYC's DI Championship Team adds a huge piece to the puzzle: 412➡️718...Class of 2016+1...Diploma in one hand/Four Rings on the other


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: xkaydet65 on November 25, 2015, 12:22:10 pm
Have no idea who it is, but the numbers are area codes snd indicate leaving Pittsburgh for The Bronx.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: NYRam07 on November 25, 2015, 12:32:23 pm
This is a major signing for us.

We need to build a football stadium for Coach M. Now. Or forever hold your peace.

Agreed... but at the very least our administraton would build new fooball offices? I've heard its a complete disgrace and their calls for updates have fallen on deaf ears.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Scott W 86 on November 25, 2015, 12:40:50 pm
Agreed... but at the very least our administraton would build new fooball offices? I've heard its a complete disgrace and their calls for updates have fallen on deaf ears.

I've heard that there is good financial/fundraising news on the way .... but it might be too late (like Q1 2016)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: NYRam07 on November 25, 2015, 01:23:28 pm
I've heard that there is good financial/fundraising news on the way .... but it might be too late (like Q1 2016)

Good news is good news...


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: RealDeal on November 25, 2015, 01:38:53 pm

We need to build a football stadium for Coach M. Now. Or forever hold your peace.

Yes, if we all write a seven figure check we can get it for him by Christmas. 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: RoRam on November 25, 2015, 01:48:50 pm
Yes, if we all write a seven figure check we can get it for him by Christmas. 
Sure the recruits will love FordhamFans.com Field.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: rambacker on November 26, 2015, 03:37:43 pm
It's being reported that Fordham is interested in former Syracuse quarterback A.J. Long, who has received his release and is transferring.

He played as a true freshman last season due to injuries at the quarterback position, and completed 89 of 165 passes for 935 yards including a 300+ yard game vs. NC State.

Other schools interested are Temple, Maryland and Colgate.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Scott W 86 on November 26, 2015, 03:58:57 pm
It's being reported that Fordham is interested in former Syracuse quarterback A.J. Long, who has received his release and is transferring.

He played as a true freshman last season due to injuries at the quarterback position, and completed 89 of 165 passes for 935 yards including a 300+ yard game vs. NC State.

Other schools interested are Temple, Maryland and Colgate.

At a relatively small 6' and 180lbs with a series of concussions (3)  I think he'll have trouble staying healthy enough to have impact


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Ramburgh on November 26, 2015, 09:49:12 pm
It would be great to see Moorehead use his contacts from his hometown area code to land some 412 recruits.  A lot of good football players in the Pittsburgh area (6 of the 23 modern-era Pro Football HOF QBs).  Narduzzi is going to start keeping them here unless someone else with connections in the area can steal some away.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: RoRam on November 27, 2015, 01:12:43 pm
It's being reported that Fordham is interested in former Syracuse quarterback A.J. Long, who has received his release and is transferring.

He played as a true freshman last season due to injuries at the quarterback position, and completed 89 of 165 passes for 935 yards including a 300+ yard game vs. NC State.

Other schools interested are Temple, Maryland and Colgate.
Would make sense in my opinion. Backs up Anderson for a year and would think he'd have two years of eligibility left after that due to the injuries.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: NYRam07 on November 27, 2015, 01:20:35 pm
Would make sense in my opinion. Backs up Anderson for a year and would think he'd have two years of eligibility left after that due to the injuries.

Fairly certain that Anderson has 2 years of eligibility left after this season but I could be wrong.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JimboCBA72 on November 27, 2015, 04:54:06 pm
Fairly certain that Anderson has 2 years of eligibility left after this season but I could be wrong.

You're correct


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: RoRam on November 27, 2015, 07:41:59 pm
You're correct
Thanks for clarifying Jimbo. In that case, don't see Long as a fit.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ace93 on November 27, 2015, 08:31:53 pm
Fairly certain that Anderson has 2 years of eligibility left after this season but I could be wrong.

Also have to keep in mind that the current backup, Luke Medlock, is a transfer from FBS FIU, so we would have 3 FBS transfer QB's.

As for Anderson, he was redshirted as a freshman at Marshall, was back up at FU last season and is playing this season.  With the odd PL redshirt rules, I would not assume that they will grant his freshman year redshirt.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: rambacker on November 27, 2015, 10:30:58 pm
Also have to keep in mind that the current backup, Luke Medlock, is a transfer from FBS FIU, so we would have 3 FBS transfer QB's.

As for Anderson, he was redshirted as a freshman at Marshall, sat out at FU last season and is playing this season.  With the odd PL redshirt rules, I would not assume that they will grant his freshman year redshirt.

Correct. Don't rule out this happening.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: PA Ram on December 09, 2015, 04:03:40 pm
Anyone know who the player is in the tweet from the football team that was posted earlier today?

@FORDHAMFOOTBALL: Fordham Football Family +1 the class of 2016 just keeps on getting better & better! Win Upfront!! #OAT

From Coach a few hours ago.

Coach Joe Moorhead ‏@BallCoachJoeMo  3h hours ago
NYC's DI Championship Team adds a huge piece to the puzzle: 412➡️718...Class of 2016+1...Diploma in one hand/Four Rings on the other

Did we ever find out who this was? 

Why is the class so small btw?  Thought it might be small but not 8 small.  Anyone hear about any potential commits?


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on December 09, 2015, 04:55:41 pm
5 commits for 2016 that I'm aware of
Nolan Givan      WR TE   Michigan
Arjay Jean        DE        Florida
Jordan McGriff   OG        NJ
Jeff Ginn Jr     WR LB     Ohio
DAngelo Palladino  RB DB  Ohio

Coach M -  on recent Mike Watts interview said  for class of 2016 we had 7 verbals and 1 scholly to offer.  He specifically mentioned TE  Odom when referring to next season (so that's a strong sign he's coming back). Assuming the above are 5 of them -- we're missing 2 verbals (haven't been posted on this site). Idk who the referenced 412 (Pittsburgh area) commit is.  I try to use twitter and recruiting websites  247sports.com - rivals.com, scout.com to help figure it out, but I'm not what you would call tech savvy. lol.      Perhaps,  the low # of scholly's is a few student athletes came in last year - and Coach M said pay your own way year 1 and we'll give you a scholly years 2-4.  Another possibility is a few upper classmen were walk ons and Coach M deciding to award a kid   (WR Cantelli comes to mind)  a scholarship because of his value to the team (he earned it).   


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JimboCBA72 on December 09, 2015, 04:56:54 pm
Did we ever find out who this was? 

Why is the class so small btw?  Thought it might be small but not 8 small.  Anyone hear about any potential commits?
We have 9 available and 8 commits.  Looking to use last one on an Olineman


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: PA Ram on December 09, 2015, 10:52:07 pm
Thanks guys, as always.  Jimbo, any idea who the other current commits are that aren't on TD's list above?  Any 5th years coming back?


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JimboCBA72 on December 10, 2015, 11:10:34 am
Thanks guys, as always.  Jimbo, any idea who the other current commits are that aren't on TD's list above?  Any 5th years coming back?

No info on other commits.   Rumor has it Odom and Barletta will be back


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Scott W 86 on December 10, 2015, 11:21:42 am
Look forward to Michael Ware, Class of 2016 from Pittsburgh.  6'4' 260 DT/DE. 

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3218909



Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: PA Ram on December 10, 2015, 11:29:55 am
Look forward to Michael Ware, Class of 2016 from Pittsburgh.  6'4' 260 DT/DE. 

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3218909

Committed last month.  Last defensive lineman spot taken up by him.

holy crap!  Kid plays nasty on both sides of the ball.  Love it.  Doesn't look 6'4 260 to me but if he is, his athleticism is off the charts.  Either way looks like a GREAT get for us. 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: RoRam on December 10, 2015, 01:12:20 pm
Must be the guy Coach tweeted about. Same school as Brevard.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on December 10, 2015, 01:17:16 pm
A 4 year starter.  Senior Mike Ware earned first-team all-conference honors and was named the Allegheny Conference Co-MVP at Defensive Line. 

http://www.shadysideacademy.org/page.cfm?p=4228&newsid=2123&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=sendible&utm_campaign=RSS


also great news if LB Barletta and TE Odom both return for a 5th year.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: pjd on December 10, 2015, 03:10:26 pm
watch hoops video Joe Pa would love this guy!


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: xkaydet65 on December 10, 2015, 08:34:25 pm
Ware plays the game like he's channeling J. J. Watt.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Ramfan84 on December 10, 2015, 09:02:30 pm
Not for nothin' guys, and certainly not taking any thing away or any kind of shot at Mr. Ware ,but after watching his video it looks like he plays in a pretty weak league.
Just sayin'. I'm sure he'll be great but the video tells me nothing.
JJ Watt? Not yet!


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: xkaydet65 on December 11, 2015, 12:02:31 pm
By channeling I meant style not talent. As for his league, I have no idea, except that western Pa. has a pretty long rep for producing good football players and I believe Coach M knows a good player and his tweet indicated much excitement over this commitment.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Andy on December 28, 2015, 04:50:41 pm
Choate tweeted the commitment of their lineman, Anthony Solano, back in July. IDK his current status, but it's worth looking into.

https://www.instagram.com/asolano77/

https://www.instagram.com/p/5enwqHt0M1/

Choate Football

Congratulation to Anthony Solano '16 on his commitment to Fordham! asolano77 @ChoateAlumni… instagram.com/p/5enwqHt0M1/
8:21am - 23 Jul 15


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on December 29, 2015, 11:17:23 am
Good find Andy.
His HS congratulated him on the Fordham Commitment back in the spring.  I assume he's still on board.


Anthony Solano   6'5  257   OT   
Choate Rosemary HS   Wallingford CT 

https://twitter.com/asolano16

http://www.maxpreps.com/athlete/anthony-solano/OiH9WSQnEeS00gAmVebEWg/default.htm


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ram it 66 on December 29, 2015, 01:52:14 pm
Along with the hiring of the new coach, I hope the commitments stay committed.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on December 31, 2015, 10:37:16 am
Nolan Givan      WR TE     Michigan
Arjay Jean        DE           Florida
Jordan McGriff   OG          NJ
Jeff Ginn Jr      WR LB       Ohio
DAngelo Palladino  RB DB  Ohio
Anthony Solano     OT        CT 
Michael Ware     DT/DE      PA

As another poster mentioned,  lets hope these guys keep their Fordham commitment with the coaching change.  I think 1-2 more scholarship players will be added to the class.  Perhaps a handful of preferred walk-ons as well.   


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: PA Ram on December 31, 2015, 11:46:18 am
agreed, TD17.  I also hope we can land a transfer or two.  It would be nice if Coach M can start a new B10 pipeline for us, particularly with some OL/DL guys. 



Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Texasram34 on January 01, 2016, 07:16:57 pm
The Patriot League has a super strict walk-on rule.  They would not be eligible for any help and would need to pay 100% of the tuition which is around 67,500 per year.  Unless Diddy or Snoops kids want to walk on its very unlikely. 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: PA Ram on January 01, 2016, 07:58:35 pm
The Patriot League has a super strict walk-on rule.  They would not be eligible for any help and would need to pay 100% of the tuition which is around 67,500 per year.  Unless Diddy or Snoops kids want to walk on its very unlikely. 

Was that post in response to something posted here?


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ace93 on January 01, 2016, 08:10:47 pm
Was that post in response to something posted here?

I think 1-2 more scholarship players will be added to the class.  Perhaps a handful of preferred walk-ons as well. 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: NYRam07 on January 01, 2016, 08:54:47 pm
The Patriot League has a super strict walk-on rule.  They would not be eligible for any help and would need to pay 100% of the tuition which is around 67,500 per year.  Unless Diddy or Snoops kids want to walk on its very unlikely. 

So you're saying that a walkon on academic scholarship would need to forfeit his scholarship to play football?
That might be the dumbest thing I've ever heard. I don't buy that.

That's not an attack on you btw (feel like you need to be clear about that nowadays). I just can't believe thats true.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on January 01, 2016, 11:37:55 pm
NO thats not what I'm saying at all.

a "preferred walk-on" -  the athlete is assured a spot on the team, but the coach is unable or unwilling to offer a scholarship.

In simpler terms,  Coach B says  Hey - we think you're a pretty good player (you pay your own way) and a we'll assure you a spot on the roster/team. 
and depending on performance perhaps the chance to win (of being rewarded) a scholarship in years 2,3,4.  For example All American LB Hodge was a walk-on.  Same as WR Cantelli last year a starter and solid player for us was as well.   

Every College team has a # of walk-ons and/or non scholarship players each year.  Otherwise we would only have 60 players (max scholarships allowed).  We (Fordham) have closer to 90 student athletes.     
 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ace93 on January 02, 2016, 12:00:38 am
The Patriot League has a super strict walk-on rule.  They would not be eligible for any help and would need to pay 100% of the tuition which is around 67,500 per year.  Unless Diddy or Snoops kids want to walk on its very unlikely. 

Just the Patriot League or the NCAA in general?

NCAA bylaws:

15.5.1.2 Football or Basketball, Varsity Competition. In football or basketball, a student-athlete who was recruited by the awarding institution and who receives institutional financial aid granted without regard in any degree to athletics ability does not have to be counted until the student-athlete engages in varsity intercollegiate competition (as opposed to freshman, B-team, subvarsity, intramural or club competition) in those sports. For this provision to be applicable, there shall be on file in the office of the athletics director certification by the faculty athletics representative, the admissions officer and the chair of the financial aid committee that the student’s admission and financial aid were granted without regard in any degree to athletics ability.

15.5.1.2.1 Exception—Receipt of Institutional Academic Aid Only. In football or basketball, a student-athlete who was recruited by the awarding institution and whose only source of institutional financial aid is academic aid based solely on the recipient’s academic record at the certifying institution, awarded independently of athletics interests and in amounts consistent with the pattern of all such awards made by the institution, may compete without counting in the institution’s financial aid team limits, provided he or she has completed at least one academic year of full-time enrollment at the certifying institution and has achieved a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.000 (on a 4.000 scale) at the certifying institution.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Texasram34 on January 02, 2016, 12:01:48 am
Not sure about the scenario that you mentioned with the academic ride but I referred a kid to Coach Joe and he txt'd me back saying what I wrote exactly.  I actually pulled up the txt to make sure verbiage was dead on. And yes it was the preferred walk-on comment.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Scott W 86 on January 02, 2016, 12:33:56 pm
NO thats not what I'm saying at all.

a "preferred walk-on" -  the athlete is assured a spot on the team, but the coach is unable or unwilling to offer a scholarship.

In simpler terms,  Coach B says  Hey - we think you're a pretty good player (you pay your own way) and a we'll assure you a spot on the roster/team. 
and depending on performance perhaps the chance to win (of being rewarded) a scholarship in years 2,3,4.  For example All American LB Hodge was a walk-on.  Same as WR Cantelli last year a starter and solid player for us was as well.   

Every College team has a # of walk-ons and/or non scholarship players each year.  Otherwise we would only have 60 players (max scholarships allowed).  We (Fordham) have closer to 90 student athletes.     
 

If a scholarship opens up during the preferred walk-ons freshman year can he receive it?  Or must he wait until year two?

I know a kid who will be a freshman kicker for the Sooner next year as a preferred walk-on.  He had full rides all over but took OU because it was right in all other ways.  His dad told me OU brings in all their kickers this way to give them more flexibility on position players.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: DFW HOYA on January 02, 2016, 01:27:11 pm
The Patriot League has a super strict walk-on rule.  They would not be eligible for any help and would need to pay 100% of the tuition which is around 67,500 per year.  Unless Diddy or Snoops kids want to walk on its very unlikely. 

1. The walk-on rule is nonsense, like most PL rules.

2. No school charges $67,500 in tuition.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Texasram34 on January 02, 2016, 02:21:31 pm
Hoya-- I am just repeating what coach Joe said.  I didn't pay a dime so I have no clue.  I can tell ya a meat calzone from Pugsli's is or was 3.50.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: RichH on January 04, 2016, 10:20:39 pm
WalkOns
Agree rule us overly restrictive but it has been modified to allow. 3 WOs which dont count vs the roster or schollie count. These WOs can rceive aid that is available to the general student population. Not much but its something.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Ramon on January 05, 2016, 09:04:15 am
1. The walk-on rule is nonsense, like most PL rules.

2. No school charges $67,500 in tuition.

Not in tuition but in total costs:
Harvey Mudd $67,255

http://www.businessinsider.com/most-expensive-colleges-in-america-2015-8


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Ramer on January 05, 2016, 10:04:38 am
According to Fordham's website:

Tuition, Room and Board and fees:  $63,667.00

Books, Travel and Misc:  $3,790.00

Total: $67,457.00


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: SIram on January 05, 2016, 11:07:30 am
According to Fordham's website:

Tuition, Room and Board and fees:  $63,667.00

Books, Travel and Misc:  $3,790.00

Total: $67,457.00

Wow, that is a lot of money, crazy in fact


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Texasram34 on January 07, 2016, 11:08:31 pm
Take that down to DC Hoya !!! Texasram34 was balls accurate on tuition!! Booya ! Thanks Ramer and Ramon!


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Ramer on January 13, 2016, 05:46:54 pm
Texasram34, in all fairness, DFW Hoya is correct in his statement that no college charges $67K for "tuition". Vassar, at 51.3K, may be the most for tuition and fee's. But again, he is correct that no college charges $67.5K for tuition alone. 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Andy on January 17, 2016, 01:27:15 pm
McGriff flips - Dartmouth - twitter


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: RoRam on January 17, 2016, 01:31:54 pm
Believe our interest in AJ Long below was mentioned a couple months ago.

http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/01/17/medically-disqualified-by-cuse-aj-long-gets-ok-from-fcs-school/


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Scott W 86 on January 18, 2016, 05:36:15 pm
McGriff flips - Dartmouth - twitter

Perhaps that opens up a scholarship for someone better than this Lineman.   If he's drawn to Dartmouth he might have great grades but lack upper ranking FCS chops.   For eastern talent we continue to look more attractive with each successful season.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: RoRam on January 24, 2016, 11:19:22 am
Via @CoachFogarty:

#SPEED to meet with the HC this morning. Line them up and knock them down. Future RAMS getting their horns. 👍🔥🐑💯💯

Was posted this morning.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: rambacker on January 24, 2016, 11:22:07 am
Nolan Givens has opened up his recruiting.

Via Twitter:

Berkley 2016 WR/SS Nolan Givan has decommitted from Fordham. At 16 offers now.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JCMB on January 24, 2016, 11:50:05 am
Via @CoachFogarty:

#SPEED to meet with the HC this morning. Line them up and knock them down. Future RAMS getting their horns. 👍🔥🐑💯💯

Was posted this morning.

Translation?


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on January 24, 2016, 12:14:16 pm
HC Breiner also tweeted class 2016 +1  #Speed. #Speedkills.   I don't know if is translation is accurate but I'd guess it has to do with a recent (verbal commitment) recruit with wheels. I know we had 2 de-commits since Coach M left.  IMO it doesn't sting as much since the overall class is small (8-9).  I would think filling those slots with equally talented student athletes shouldn't be a problem.  In fact, maybe Coach B even preferred a few different players -than the verbals we had.   

I'm also curious who we added to the 2016 coaching staff with the opening provided by Coach M's departure. 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: RoRam on January 24, 2016, 01:52:03 pm
Translation?


Some recruit who has speed was meeting with Breiner and/or was commiting.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JimboCBA72 on January 24, 2016, 02:20:44 pm
HC Breiner also tweeted class 2016 +1  #Speed. #Speedkills.   I don't know if is translation is accurate but I'd guess it has to do with a recent (verbal commitment) recruit with wheels. I know we had 2 de-commits since Coach M left.  IMO it doesn't sting as much since the overall class is small (8-9).  I would think filling those slots with equally talented student athletes shouldn't be a problem.  In fact, maybe Coach B even preferred a few different players -than the verbals we had.   

I'm also curious who we added to the 2016 coaching staff with the opening provided by Coach M's departure. 

I heard we lost a guy to the ILg and I guess the Govan kids equals two.  I also heard that the staff got permission to add another position.  I take that to mean if nothing else changes they'll be two new faces on the coaching staff


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JCMB on January 24, 2016, 03:19:21 pm
Some recruit who has speed was meeting with Breiner and/or was commiting.

Thanks!  That's why I have no interest in Twitter!   :D


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Andy on January 24, 2016, 09:56:50 pm
Fordham action today:

Givan to Ball State per scout.com

Maximillan Roberts decommits from EMU, verbally commits to FU  per his twitter page Offers from Lafayette, Nova, UNH

Gavin Grewal  OL/DL  Deerfield Acad (out of NC) verbally commits to FU  per his twitter page


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: rambacker on January 24, 2016, 10:35:22 pm
Fordham action today:

Givan to Ball State per scout.com

Maximillan Roberts decommits from EMU, verbally commits to FU  per his twitter page Offers from Lafayette, Nova, UNH

Gavin Grewal  OL/DL  Deerfield Acad (out of NC) verbally commits to FU  per his twitter page

Video of Roberts.

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1522634/highlights/263344420/v2


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: rambacker on January 24, 2016, 10:40:17 pm
Video of Grewal:

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1716298/highlights/306828445/v2


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: jimbo65 on January 25, 2016, 07:09:14 am
Video of Roberts.

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1522634/highlights/263344420/v2
I certainly am not an expert but IMO he committd pass interference on several of the plays.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Chaka001 on January 25, 2016, 08:40:51 pm
Yeah PI or holding on about every play.  I hope all of these wideouts were SEC bound talent.
Or he plays much better in games.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Chaka001 on January 25, 2016, 08:47:02 pm
Video of Grewal:

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1716298/highlights/306828445/v2

Looks much better than the DB.  They point out some top talent opposition


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on January 26, 2016, 03:25:16 pm
Fordham Football  Coaches Tyler Bowen and Ian Pace in Ohio today recruiting.   

As far as I can tell these guys are on board for signing day..  don't go bet the ranch though  ;). 

Jeff Ginn Jr           WR LB  6'2 210     Glenville Varsity Football, Cleveland, OH   
DAngelo Palladino  RB DB  5'11 205    Ironton High School  OH
Michael Ware,        DL/DT   6'4' 260   Shady Side Academy   Pittsburgh PA 
Anthony Solano      OT       6'5  257   Choate Rosemary HS   Wallingford CT
Maximilian Roberts  OLB     6'1  231   Salisbury School Varsity Football, Salisbury, CT
Gavin Grewal          OL/DL  6'5 295    Deerfield Academy (HS out of NC)
Arjay Jean              DE      6'4 225      St Thomas Aquinas Florida


De-commited
Nolan Givan      WR TE       Ball State
Jordan McGriff   OG           Dartmouth


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JimboCBA72 on January 26, 2016, 04:57:50 pm
Roberts is listed as SS/OLB but the video is of him covering from a position he's likely not to be in much.  Based on his size, I'm hoping the staff sees him as an OLB who can help stop the run. If he can do that, I for one can live with less than perfect cover skills😄


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JimboCBA72 on January 26, 2016, 05:17:56 pm
George Young famously said a lot of guys look good in shorts (I guess some can look bad too). When it came to evaluating a player GY focused on his production in a game. Take a peek at this vid of Roberts and tell me what you think now

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1522634/highlights/308605508/v2


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Scott W 86 on January 26, 2016, 06:13:34 pm
Just as a quick side note .... that indoor practice facility that Roberts was videotaped at is becoming a fairly common facility at high schools where I live.  They are usually 60-70 yards and a full width.  They make a big difference for a program where heat and cold weather factor into the quality of practices.

I bring it up because I expect our FCS competitors to be adding them more quickly in the coming years; so it is another item in the arms race to compete in the FCS.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Chaka001 on January 27, 2016, 08:47:43 am
Roberts is listed as SS/OLB but the video is of him covering from a position he's likely not to be in much.  Based on his size, I'm hoping the staff sees him as an OLB who can help stop the run. If he can do that, I for one can live with less than perfect cover skills😄

That makes sense and hope you are right.
I still would like to see us get bigger and stronger and place more emphasis on the O-Line.  I get speed kills but big guys lso beat up little guys.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on January 27, 2016, 09:29:58 am
Alex Hall   OL  6'6 275   Louisville Ohio   U Maryland asked him to redshirt he de-committed and is coming to Fordham!   ;D


https://twitter.com/Alex_Hall16

http://www.scout.com/player/200143-alex-hall?s=73


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: PA Ram on January 27, 2016, 09:38:03 am
Awesome news.  I agree with Chaka that we need help on both sides of the lines.  Looks like we have a few good ones in this class, although it's small.  Too bad we lost the OL to Dartmouth.  Understandable that we lost one to the Ivies, though.

I watched some video of several of these guys and there's an aggressiveness from guys like Jean, Roberts & Ware that is awesome imo.  I'm don't like putting much weight on HS highlight films but I still remember one that stood out in the past few years as the most fun to watch for how aggressive he was, was Niko Thorpe's.  Those 3 guys in this year's class showed a love of hitting that reminded me of Thorpe's footage. 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Battering Ram on January 27, 2016, 10:14:15 am
Alex Hall   OL  6'6 275   Louisville Ohio   U Maryland asked him to redshirt he de-committed and is coming to Fordham!   ;D


https://twitter.com/Alex_Hall16

http://www.scout.com/player/200143-alex-hall?s=73
I don't know enough about the guy but this is the profile of the players we want to sign -- good enough to get a serious look from an FBS school but who, for whatever reason, slips through and falls to FCS.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Scott W 86 on January 27, 2016, 12:26:22 pm
Alex Hall   OL  6'6 275   Louisville Ohio   U Maryland asked him to redshirt he de-committed and is coming to Fordham!   ;D


https://twitter.com/Alex_Hall16

http://www.scout.com/player/200143-alex-hall?s=73

He's a great get.  Well done coaches!


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on January 29, 2016, 02:10:53 pm
John Piccinich    DL  6-4  235  Old Tappan  NJ    Committed to: Fordham :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZxweI0wPWs        (Senior Year Highlights)


http://www.msgvarsity.com/2015-all-metro-football-second-team-1.1760010
The sturdy two-way lineman helped launch of the more explosive offenses in New Jersey at guard, but did his best work on the side of the ball for the 12-0 Golden Knights. Piccinich compiled 88 tackles (nine in the North 1, Group 4 final) and was in on 16 sacks. -


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: RealDeal on January 29, 2016, 02:46:49 pm
Alex Hall   OL  6'6 275   Louisville Ohio   U Maryland asked him to redshirt he de-committed and is coming to Fordham!   ;D


https://twitter.com/Alex_Hall16

http://www.scout.com/player/200143-alex-hall?s=73

Yes, a great pick-up, keeping the talent coming.   Talent+good coaching = wins


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: NewGuy76 on January 31, 2016, 07:10:23 pm
I think the Arjay kid decommitted. I noticed a change people he followed on twitter as he unfollowed some of our players and followed the Colorado State players and retweeted all of their stuff from his visit he took this weekend


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on January 31, 2016, 07:23:00 pm
Expected NLI's on signing day.

Jeff Ginn Jr           WR LB   6'2 210     Glenville Varsity Football, Cleveland, OH   
DAngelo Palladino  RB DB   5'11 205    Ironton High School  OH
Michael Ware,        DL       6'4' 260    Shady Side Academy   Pittsburgh PA 
Maximilian Roberts  LB      6'1  231    Salisbury School Varsity Football, Salisbury, CT
Gavin Grewal         OL/DL  6'5 295     Deerfield Academy (HS out of NC)
Alex Hall               OL      6'6 275      Louisville HS, Ohio
John Piccinich         DL      6-4  235    Old Tappan  NJ

**New verbal  Jan 30th  Coach Breiner twitter  .@FORDHAMFOOTBALL just became bigger and faster. Developing team #SPEED every day. #NeedforSpeed #BeatNavy   I do not know who it is at this point.

Unknown
Anthony Solano      OT       6'5  257    Choate Rosemary HS   Wallingford CT  (no word since spring).

De-commited
Nolan Givan      WR TE       Ball State
Jordan McGriff   OG           Dartmouth
Arjay Jean        DE           broken elbow senior year -  Colorado St ?


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: rambacker on February 08, 2016, 10:45:27 pm
Future defensive end Michael Ware looks like a good get.

http://triblive.com/sports/hssports/highschoolrecruiting/9937438-74/football-fordham-ware?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: PA Ram on June 29, 2016, 10:12:05 am
I follow our assistant coaches as well as Coach B on twitter and there seemed to be some references to us adding some recruits over the past few weeks.  Anyone hear of anything definitive they can share?  Thanks


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Scott W 86 on June 29, 2016, 11:42:16 am
I follow our assistant coaches as well as Coach B on twitter and there seemed to be some references to us adding some recruits over the past few weeks.  Anyone hear of anything definitive they can share?  Thanks

Yes and no ...  I was at JCF on Friday and talked to the Head Coach.  AB confirmed that they landed some terrific players; but he was not permitted to say their names.  He sounded genuinely excited about the talent though.

On twitter....when the coaches say "we added SPEED" ... that is their signal that someone gave them a commitment.  It sounded like some more guys from Ohio if I'm putting the pieces together.

BTW .... we had about 250 prospects in camp between Thursday and Friday. Based on what I saw on Friday ... and then the group I saw at West Point on Saturday, we had more size and speed in camp than WP did. West Point was an exclusive camp, ours was multi-school.  A surprising percentage of the kids at Army seemed to have WP as their top choice.  Many were legacy kids with their dads.

Our camp population seemed to include more "free agents;" open to the best offer.  That's why I think we had more size and speed than WP.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ZonaRam on June 29, 2016, 04:49:28 pm


BTW .... we had about 250 prospects in camp between Thursday and Friday. Based on what I saw on Friday ... and then the group I saw at West Point on Saturday, we had more size and speed in camp than WP did. West Point was an exclusive camp, ours was multi-school.  A surprising percentage of the kids at Army seemed to have WP as their top choice.  Many were legacy kids with their dads.

Our camp population seemed to include more "free agents;" open to the best offer.  That's why I think we had more size and speed than WP.

i hope it was a great experience for your son.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: PA Ram on June 29, 2016, 04:51:09 pm
Thanks Scott ... and if your son was up there for the camp, then I'd like to second what Zona just posted!


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Scott W 86 on June 29, 2016, 06:50:57 pm
Thanks Scott ... and if your son was up there for the camp, then I'd like to second what Zona just posted!

Thanks guys... he did.

And we are fortunate to have a smart, energetic, dedicated coaching staff. Joe Davis, the new QB coach from Northern Iowa is a real pro, and the balance of the group are terrific. It's a staff with a great deal of geographic spread now. I think the guys we get from outside NY will increasingly thrive and stick in the program.

He posted a tweet with a nice photo from the camp.
(https://mobile.twitter.com/Waller7Jack)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ace93 on June 29, 2016, 09:26:55 pm
Thanks guys... he did.

And we are fortunate to have a smart, energetic, dedicated coaching staff. Joe Davis, the new QB coach from Northern Iowa is a real pro, and the balance of the group are terrific. It's a staff with a great deal of geographic spread now. I think the guys we get from outside NY will increasingly thrive and stick in the program.

He posted a tweet with a nice photo from the camp.
(https://mobile.twitter.com/Waller7Jack)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cl_GHsoUgAA-vbt.jpg)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Scott W 86 on June 30, 2016, 07:47:51 pm

Fordham just added "SPEED" again .... from Pittsburgh

https://mobile.twitter.com/ScottWaller10/status/748663611489284096



Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: FU-FANATIC on July 07, 2016, 03:16:27 pm
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4733877/marcel-deya

The name of this recruit was mentioned on Fordham Strengths Twitter account.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: rambacker on July 07, 2016, 07:01:58 pm
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4733877/marcel-deya

The name of this recruit was mentioned on Fordham Strengths Twitter account.

Looks like a raw talent with strong potential.

Thanks for posting.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: FU-FANATIC on August 04, 2016, 02:02:30 pm
New Recruit: Anthony Diodato

https://twitter.com/Anthony_Diodato

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4126078/anthony-diodato


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: PA Ram on August 04, 2016, 02:55:19 pm
New Recruit: Anthony Diodato

https://twitter.com/Anthony_Diodato

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4126078/anthony-diodato
another big guy.  love it.  looks tough as nails on that film


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: txram on August 04, 2016, 04:51:39 pm
Very JJ Watt-like on film.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Scott W 86 on August 04, 2016, 10:42:01 pm
Very JJ Watt-like on film.

Good call Tex....I love his quickness. Which coach recruits his state?


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: NYRam07 on August 05, 2016, 09:34:06 am
Good call Tex....I love his quickness. Which coach recruits his state?

part of me wonders if this is a case of a man playing amongst boys. He was making plays that frankly should never happen lol. If he's playing against legit competition we could have a very special player coming in.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on August 07, 2016, 04:00:38 pm
2017 Fordham Verbals  

Jake Trautman
6'4 265  OL
Central Catholic  Pittsburgh PA
http://blogs.post-gazette.com/sports/varsity-blog/47091-yale-gets-two-central-catholic-linemen
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3764687/jake-trautman

Glenn Cunningham
6'2 215  SS
Xavier HS  CT
http://www.gametimect.com/football-xavier-rb-glenn-cunningham-commits-fordham/

Jeremy Imperati
6'2 220   DE  
North Haven HS  (Chesire Academy)
https://mobile.twitter.com/jeremyimp88
https://www.facebook.com/NorthHavenFootball/photos/a.258329037538580.60179.242338349137649/1089105217794287/?type=3&theater

Anthony Diodato
6'4 256  DT
Archbishop Wood High Varsity Football, Warminster, PA
https://mobile.twitter.com/Anthony_Diodato
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4126078/anthony-diodato


Jack Gildea
6'4 230  TE
Wyoming HS  Ohio
http://www.hudl.com/video/3/3994667/5721d63364e96b638021d80c
https://mobile.twitter.com/jack_gildea4?p=s

Coach Wholley said on twitter we got 7 verbal commitments so far.  we found 5 --keep your eye out for the others..    ;)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Free the F 4 on August 14, 2016, 09:25:56 am
http://herosports.com/news/ncaa-fcs-mens-football/patriot-league-recruiting-lehigh-on-the-board-fordham-loads-up

Looks like the media reports are promising


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JimboCBA72 on August 14, 2016, 11:23:58 am
The article mentions 2 others not listed ( Marinelli and Alleyne) and the Tracking thread lists the Zakelj kid bringing the total to 8. In light of Wholley quote I wonder if we lost someone


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on August 14, 2016, 01:55:56 pm
2017 Fordham Verbals   

Jake Trautman
6'4 265  OL
Central Catholic  Pittsburgh PA
http://blogs.post-gazette.com/sports/varsity-blog/47091-yale-gets-two-central-catholic-linemen
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3764687/jake-trautman

Glenn Cunningham
6'2 215   SS
Xavier HS  CT
http://www.gametimect.com/football-xavier-rb-glenn-cunningham-commits-fordham/

Jeremy Imperati
6'2 220   DE/TE
North Haven HS  (Chesire Academy)
https://mobile.twitter.com/jeremyimp88
https://www.facebook.com/NorthHavenFootball/photos/a.258329037538580.60179.242338349137649/1089105217794287/?type=3&theater

Anthony Diodato
6'4 265   DT
Archbishop Wood High Varsity Football, Warminster, PA
https://mobile.twitter.com/Anthony_Diodato
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4126078/anthony-diodato


Jack Gildea
6'4 230    TE
Wyoming HS  Ohio
http://www.hudl.com/video/3/3994667/5721d63364e96b638021d80c
https://mobile.twitter.com/jack_gildea4?p=s

Marcus Alleyne
6'0  188    WR/CB
Taft School, Watertown, CT
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3966951/marcus-alleyne
https://mobile.twitter.com/alleyne361

Mike Marinelli
6'3 260    DE/DT 
DePaul Catholic HS  Wayne, NJ
 247sports.com/Player/Michael…
hudl.com/athlete/449226…
https://mobile.twitter.com/mikemarinelli90

Nick Zakelj
6'5 270    DL/OL
Brecksville-BroadvieW  HS, Broadview Heights, OH
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4048590/nick-zakelj
https://mobile.twitter.com/nick_zakelj31
most of his highlight film was @ LB  but if he's up to ~270   OL/DL @ Fordham.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: FU-FANATIC on August 26, 2016, 09:02:25 am
New Recruit: Paul Williams

http://www.ctpost.com/highschool/article/10-defenders-to-watch-9185239.php

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2959723/paul-williams


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: rambacker on October 04, 2016, 01:49:52 pm
This kid Jeff Ginn, Jr. looks very good as a committed wide receiver:

http://highschoolsports.cleveland.com/news/article/-7713148694220085210/glenville-football-player-jeff-ginn-jr-commits-to-fordham-ny/


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ace93 on October 04, 2016, 01:54:58 pm
This kid Jeff Ginn, Jr. looks very good as a committed wide receiver:

http://highschoolsports.cleveland.com/news/article/-7713148694220085210/glenville-football-player-jeff-ginn-jr-commits-to-fordham-ny/

He is a freshman on our roster now.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: rambacker on October 04, 2016, 02:49:25 pm
He is a freshman on our roster now.

Ok, is he playing? He looks good.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: FU-FANATIC on October 07, 2016, 09:27:30 am
New Commit: Jeremy Imperati

http://www.hudl.com/video/3/3158356/5721cc9464e96b638016d38a
https://twitter.com/jeremyimp88


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: PA Ram on October 07, 2016, 09:55:37 am
Welcome aboard, Jeremy!  TE and DT in hs - wow.  I wonder what position he is recruited to play?

I also saw some tweets in the past week or so referencing someone committing to us but it made it sound as though it was from player out of Ohio.  Anyone know?


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Scott W 86 on October 07, 2016, 01:41:35 pm
New Commit: Jeremy Imperati

http://www.hudl.com/video/3/3158356/5721cc9464e96b638016d38a
https://twitter.com/jeremyimp88

The kid is a heck of a blocker. He graduated this spring it seems. Anyone know why there seems to be a delay in his recruitment/enrollment? Jr College?

His size listed in Hudl is 6'1"225.  Not the prototype TE/DT these days.  Interesting athlete.  Looks plenty fast enough to play LB.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: RoRam on October 07, 2016, 01:57:58 pm
The kid is a heck of a blocker. He graduated this spring it seems. Anyone know why there seems to be a delay in his recruitment/enrollment? Jr College?

His size listed in Hudl is 6'1"225.  Not the prototype TE/DT these days.  Interesting athlete.  Looks plenty fast enough to play LB.
Found this article below:

http://www.zip06.com/profile/20160303/all-state-imperati-to-play-atall-state-imperati-to-play-at



Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Scott W 86 on October 07, 2016, 02:15:17 pm
Found this article below:

http://www.zip06.com/profile/20160303/all-state-imperati-to-play-atall-state-imperati-to-play-at



That's awesome ... like he red shirted on somebody else's dime.  Strong recruit!  Great job by our coaches.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ace93 on October 07, 2016, 02:51:29 pm
Found this article below:

http://www.zip06.com/profile/20160303/all-state-imperati-to-play-atall-state-imperati-to-play-at

Maybe he can convince his classmate, Chol Marial, to join him at Fordham, albeit on the basketball team instead of the football team.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: FU-FANATIC on October 19, 2016, 04:18:13 pm
New Commit: Hamze Elzayat...CB

http://247sports.com/player/hamze-elzayat-92735



Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: An Old Coach on October 19, 2016, 04:25:13 pm
These committed freshman are great but I hope there is a focus on transfers.  A couple of big linemen and linebackers from D-1 schools.  We need some players on defense who can step in and play right away.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: PA Ram on October 19, 2016, 04:38:45 pm
These committed freshman are great but I hope there is a focus on transfers.  A couple of big linemen and linebackers from D-1 schools.  We need some players on defense who can step in and play right away.

agreed but just as important is whether or not we will get Adeyeye, Crook and others lost to injury back for at least one more year after this. 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: NYRam07 on October 19, 2016, 04:58:33 pm
We've had a few notable offensive transfers, but I can't seem to think of anyone that came in on the defensive side of the ball and made an impact. Would love to see a DL or a ball hawk playmaker come in and immediately change the way people see our defense.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: PA Ram on October 19, 2016, 05:19:34 pm
We've had a few notable offensive transfers, but I can't seem to think of anyone that came in on the defensive side of the ball and made an impact. Would love to see a DL or a ball hawk playmaker come in and immediately change the way people see our defense.
Pretlow is the only one who fits that bill imo.  I agree we could use more and preferably along the lines.  I think that was supposed to be Klecko but we just couldn't get him healthy enough to stay on the field.  Similar to the OL from Penn State.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: rambacker on October 19, 2016, 07:16:56 pm
New Commit: Hamze Elzayat...CB

http://247sports.com/player/hamze-elzayat-92735



Offered by Navy. I'll take it.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on December 02, 2016, 01:23:22 pm
just speculation. 
Rutgers  redshirt freshman DB  D'Won Walker  is transferring.     He will have sophomore eligibility entering next season.  He was teammates with Corey Caddle,  DT Angeli and LB Geissler @  St Peters Prep.  I noticed on Walker's twitter page he connected with Coach Breiner  and Coach Pace.  also 1 coach from Albany and 1 from Sacred Heart.  perhaps he is coming the FCS route.    Im sure Caddle can give some insight on his ability --and potential fit with Fordham.  Walker also had offers from Cuse and Pitt out of HS.

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2580636/dwon-walker
https://twitter.com/wonnytoolive



Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: FU-FANATIC on December 14, 2016, 09:43:55 am
http://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football-recruiting/2016/12/78089/the-hurry-up-commit-takes-unorthodox-route-to-enroll-early-state-champions-square-off-in-one-final-game

Garyn Prater | WR | 6'6
https://www.hudl.com/profile/4942412/garyn-prater

*Might go to Ohio State instead*



Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: rambacker on December 14, 2016, 09:52:45 am
http://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football-recruiting/2016/12/78089/the-hurry-up-commit-takes-unorthodox-route-to-enroll-early-state-champions-square-off-in-one-final-game

Garyn Prater | WR | 6'6
https://www.hudl.com/profile/4942412/garyn-prater

*Might go to Ohio State instead*



Nice player. Good size, speed and hands. Will take it.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: joea on December 14, 2016, 10:02:45 am
http://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football-recruiting/2016/12/78089/the-hurry-up-commit-takes-unorthodox-route-to-enroll-early-state-champions-square-off-in-one-final-game

Garyn Prater | WR | 6'6
https://www.hudl.com/profile/4942412/garyn-prater

*Might go to Ohio State instead*



Who is the QB in Prater's video. Kid is making accurate 60 yard throws.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Scott W 86 on December 14, 2016, 10:10:01 am
Who is the QB in Prater's video. Kid is making accurate 60 yard throws.

Joe... if you are on his Hudl, and click "TEAM" you can easily sort and see his QB listed by number....click on the QB and you can get all of his measureables, video, profile, etc


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: joea on December 14, 2016, 10:20:07 am
Joe... if you are on his Hudl, and click "TEAM" you can easily sort and see his QB listed by number....click on the QB and you can get all of his measureables, video, profile, etc

Thanks.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: RoRam on December 18, 2016, 08:15:50 pm
6'3 WR/TE Ben Maffe has committed to Fordham.

According to Rivals.com, Bucknell, UNH, Marshall, and Elon were recruiting Maffe as well.

http://www.hudl.com/video/3/4003181/57faaff411fa7f2ad865564a


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on December 21, 2016, 06:36:34 pm
2017 Fordham Verbals   

Jake Trautman
6'4 265  OL
Central Catholic  Pittsburgh PA
http://blogs.post-gazette.com/sports/varsity-blog/47091-yale-gets-two-central-catholic-linemen
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3764687/jake-trautman

Glenn Cunningham
6'2 215   SS
Xavier HS  CT
http://www.gametimect.com/football-xavier-rb-glenn-cunningham-commits-fordham/

Jeremy Imperati
6'2 220   DE/TE
North Haven HS  (Chesire Academy)
https://mobile.twitter.com/jeremyimp88
https://www.facebook.com/NorthHavenFootball/photos/a.258329037538580.60179.242338349137649/1089105217794287/?type=3&theater

Anthony Diodato
6'4 265   DT
Archbishop Wood High Varsity Football, Warminster, PA
https://mobile.twitter.com/Anthony_Diodato
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4126078/anthony-diodato


Jack Gildea
6'4 230    TE
Wyoming HS  Ohio
http://www.hudl.com/video/3/3994667/5721d63364e96b638021d80c
https://mobile.twitter.com/jack_gildea4?p=s

Marcus Alleyne
6'0  188    WR/CB
Taft School, Watertown, CT
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3966951/marcus-alleyne
https://mobile.twitter.com/alleyne361

Mike Marinelli
6'3 260    DE/DT 
DePaul Catholic HS  Wayne, NJ
 247sports.com/Player/Michael…
hudl.com/athlete/449226…
https://mobile.twitter.com/mikemarinelli90

Nick Zakelj
6'5 270    DL/OL
Brecksville-BroadvieW  HS, Broadview Heights, OH
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4048590/nick-zakelj
https://mobile.twitter.com/nick_zakelj31
most of his highlight film was @ LB  but if he's up to ~270   OL/DL @ Fordham.


Paul Williams   
6'0 220  Long Snapper /LB
Greenwich High School - Greenwich, CT
http://www.hudl.com/profile/2959723/paul-williams
Congratulations to #8 Paul Williams on being selected to the CHSCA First Team All State  #cthsfb #fly #birdball http://fb.me/3lbK9bgZN



Garyn Prater
WR  6'6  205
Wyoming High School - Cincinnati, OH
https://www.hudl.com/profile/4942412/garyn-prater
https://twitter.com/garynprater?lang=en


Ben Maffe   
WR/TE  6'3 205
Briar Woods High School - Ashburn, VA
http://www.hudl.com/video/3/4003181/57faaff411fa7f2ad865564a
https://twitter.com/BMaffe?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor


Hamze Elzayat...
CB   5'9 170
Fordson High School -Dearborn, MI
http://247sports.com/player/hamze-elzayat-92735
http://www.hudl.com/profile/5376821/hamze-elzayat
https://twitter.com/helzayat20?lang=en

Anthony Giudice   DL   6'2  270  (transfer Syracuse)
http://www.syracuse.com/orangefootball/index.ssf/2016/12/former_syracuse_football_defensive_tackle_anthony_giudice_will_transfer_to_fordh.html
https://twitter.com/giudice_79?lang=en
http://www.hudl.com/profile/3722010/anthony-giudice

bit repetitive but will keep updating as we go along. 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JimboCBA72 on December 21, 2016, 10:50:38 pm
Looks good but our kicking game has to be addressed.  Pavlik is gone and none of the returning KO/FG kickers left a good impression


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: VTRAM on December 23, 2016, 10:55:46 am
You can add one of the most productive players in CT to the commit list. Zach Davis a RB/DB from SHeehan/Wallingford has committed according to the coaches on Twitter.

Davis; numbers are mind boggling. He rushed for 10 TDs and over 500 yards in ONE GAME this year.He plays in Division 3 so his numbers do need to be taken in context.

http://www.gametimect.com/watch-sheehans-zach-davis-touchdowns-state-record-rushing-night/



Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: RamAlum13 on December 23, 2016, 01:03:53 pm
You can add one of the most productive players in CT to the commit list. Zach Davis a RB/DB from SHeehan/Wallingford has committed according to the coaches on Twitter.

Davis; numbers are mind boggling. He rushed for 10 TDs and over 500 yards in ONE GAME this year.He plays in Division 3 so his numbers do need to be taken in context.

http://www.gametimect.com/watch-sheehans-zach-davis-touchdowns-state-record-rushing-night/



I played HS football in Connecticut and I would say that there isn't that much discrepancy in the different divisions in CT, compared to somewhere like Texas. Most of the schools have teams that are more or less the same. 1 or 2 kids on each team who are actually college prospects.

Austin Longi had similarly absurd numbers in CT and he played at Greenwich (which plays in the biggest division I think).

Great to have Davis on the roster, he looks legit


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Madram on December 24, 2016, 06:24:38 pm
I played HS football in Connecticut and I would say that there isn't that much discrepancy in the different divisions in CT, compared to somewhere like Texas. Most of the schools have teams that are more or less the same. 1 or 2 kids on each team who are actually college prospects.

Austin Longi had similarly absurd numbers in CT and he played at Greenwich (which plays in the biggest division I think).

Great to have Davis on the roster, he looks legit

When it comes to high school football you cannot mention CT and Texas in the same sentence. There is no comparison anywhere in anyway.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ace93 on December 24, 2016, 07:30:09 pm
When it comes to high school football you cannot mention CT and Texas in the same sentence. There is no comparison anywhere in anyway.

Actually what he said goes perfectly with this line of thinking if yours given what he was saying bout CT.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: An Old Coach on December 24, 2016, 11:21:47 pm
I played HS football in Connecticut and I would say that there isn't that much discrepancy in the different divisions in CT, compared to somewhere like Texas. Most of the schools have teams that are more or less the same. 1 or 2 kids on each team who are actually college prospects.

Austin Longi had similarly absurd numbers in CT and he played at Greenwich (which plays in the biggest division I think).

Great to have Davis on the roster, he looks legit

I coached high school football in CT.  Outside of the FCIAC, it leaves something to be desired.  Let's hope we're done signing CT players at this point.  Not the place we should be focusing.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JimboCBA72 on December 25, 2016, 07:14:34 pm
I coached high school football in CT.  Outside of the FCIAC, it leaves something to be desired.  Let's hope we're done signing CT players at this point.  Not the place we should be focusing.

Can't say I'm real familiar with CT HS football but I'd take another Biestek, Chapman or Rodrigues in a heartbeat


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: The Grinch on December 26, 2016, 05:04:57 pm
I coached high school football in CT.  Outside of the FCIAC, it leaves something to be desired.  Let's hope we're done signing CT players at this point.  Not the place we should be focusing.

Michigan took 3 players from CT this year.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: An Old Coach on December 26, 2016, 05:37:00 pm
Michigan took 3 players from CT this year.

Fabulous.  I didn't say there were no players in state.  I said the level of play left something to be desired.  There have been two "blue chip"  players coming out of CT in the past 5 years and the state is ranked 36 out of 51 for producing D-I prospects.  If you expect to build your team with kids from CT, you're going to follow UConn on the road to irrelevance. 


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: FU-FANATIC on December 29, 2016, 10:11:55 am
http://247sports.com/player/michael-marinelli-92698

Just committed yesterday


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: ram64 on December 29, 2016, 10:50:02 am
http://247sports.com/player/michael-marinelli-92698

Just committed yesterday

Marinelli highlight film.

http://www.hudl.com/profile/4492261/michael-marinelli


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: NYRam07 on December 29, 2016, 11:10:18 am
Marinelli highlight film.

http://www.hudl.com/profile/4492261/michael-marinelli

At 6'3 260lb, he's a pretty big dude as a freshman. Seemed to play the run and squeeze down the line really well. I wouldn't be surprised if he's shifted down to a 3 tech.



Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: PA Ram on December 29, 2016, 11:15:56 am
Love the focus on the lines in this class!


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: RamAlum13 on December 29, 2016, 12:27:50 pm
I coached high school football in CT.  Outside of the FCIAC, it leaves something to be desired.  Let's hope we're done signing CT players at this point.  Not the place we should be focusing.

Really? I played in the FCIAC and i feel like the best players were always from hartford/new haven/up state. The FCIAC always had the better teams but nowadays most of the top talent plays LAX.

I agree though, CT isn't going to give us more than a few good players every few years.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on December 29, 2016, 01:48:01 pm
Will Conley 
6'7  265  OT
New Canaan HS
New Canaan, CT


http://www.hudl.com/profile/1831297/will-conley
http://ncadvertiser.com/84587/rams-reloaded-new-canaan-football-has-look-of-contender-again/#axzz4UFp0lWvY
https://twitter.com/will_conley76


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Chaka001 on December 29, 2016, 02:12:59 pm
So glad the staff is focusing on the lines
We need to be bigger and stronger up front.

IMO, on offense, you can get away with good, not great skill players when you have a killer line inf front of you.
A great line with someone like Chase in the backfield would be a death warrant for opponents.

I hope the strength and conditioning coach gets these guys faster and stronger.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: PA Ram on December 29, 2016, 03:14:32 pm
So glad the staff is focusing on the lines
We need to be bigger and stronger up front.

IMO, on offense, you can get away with good, not great skill players when you have a killer line inf front of you.
A great line with someone like Chase in the backfield would be a death warrant for opponents.

I hope the strength and conditioning coach gets these guys faster and stronger.

+1  In addition I think our LB's and DB's become a lot better when the front four are dominant against the run and getting pressure on the QB without needing to send the house to get it.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Chaka001 on January 04, 2017, 10:19:56 am
Does anyone know where we stand on:
- 5th year players coming back?
- status of players coming off injury coming back?
- any players coming in from the outside (transfers)?
- any players leaving?
- do we have any more scholarships to give?

any info is appreciated.



Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: RamAlum13 on January 04, 2017, 02:02:07 pm
I know we got a DT transfer from syracuse.

http://www.syracuse.com/orangefootball/index.ssf/2016/12/former_syracuse_football_defensive_tackle_anthony_giudice_will_transfer_to_fordh.html (http://www.syracuse.com/orangefootball/index.ssf/2016/12/former_syracuse_football_defensive_tackle_anthony_giudice_will_transfer_to_fordh.html)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JCMB on January 17, 2017, 11:23:20 pm
Is this player someone that Fordham would be interested in?  His scholarship offer was yanked at the last minute by UCONN.  Jon Wholley's name is mentioned in the article.

http://highschoolsports.nj.com/news/article/-5482660132244712626/uconn-reneges-on-scholarship-offer-ditches-jersey-football-recruit-in-eleventh-hour/#incart_most-read_news_article


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Free the F 4 on January 20, 2017, 06:46:33 pm
We need to get in the game for this de-commit from uconn who is blowing up on the HC board. Jersey kid named Dickenson I believe.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Chicago Ram on January 24, 2017, 06:37:29 pm
Is this player someone that Fordham would be interested in?  His scholarship offer was yanked at the last minute by UCONN.  Jon Wholley's name is mentioned in the article.

http://highschoolsports.nj.com/news/article/-5482660132244712626/uconn-reneges-on-scholarship-offer-ditches-jersey-football-recruit-in-eleventh-hour/#incart_most-read_news_article


Was thinking the same thing; did a quick search and didn't see any new news on him -


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: joeb on January 24, 2017, 06:56:57 pm
 Ryan Dickens has been offered by URi and heard from Fordham among others. https://njvarsity.rivals.com/news/lb-ryan-dickens-back-on-open-market-and-fielding-plenty-of-interest-1


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 2ram on January 31, 2017, 11:04:33 pm
check this kid out. K'Hari Lane, only FCS offers, and fordham isn't mentioned. 3.4 gpa, state record for TDs in GA. looks like a linebacker, but apparently can throw the rock with the best of them.

http://mag.bleacherreport.com/k-hari-lane-quarterback-recruiting/?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: NYRam07 on February 01, 2017, 11:16:57 am
Ryan Dickens has been offered by URi and heard from Fordham among others. https://njvarsity.rivals.com/news/lb-ryan-dickens-back-on-open-market-and-fielding-plenty-of-interest-1

I'd like to think we could beat out URI and most other schools on that list. UPenn and Cornell are tough if he's thinking Ivy Leagues. Rutgers, Cuse and Buffalo if he's fixated on FBS.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JCMB on February 01, 2017, 11:33:29 am
I'd like to think we could beat out URI and most other schools on that list. UPenn and Cornell are tough if he's thinking Ivy Leagues. Rutgers, Cuse and Buffalo if he's fixated on FBS.

He already chose Lafayette...

https://twitter.com/ryan_dickens33?lang=en


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: NYRam07 on February 01, 2017, 12:00:34 pm
He already chose Lafayette...

https://twitter.com/ryan_dickens33?lang=en


Lafayette! Good Riddance!


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JCMB on February 01, 2017, 12:15:34 pm
Lafayette! Good Riddance!

Yeah, I was surprised too going from UCONN to Lafayette.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: RamAlum13 on February 01, 2017, 12:16:56 pm
On his decision:

"The school is fantastic and well-respected. On a football standpoint, the facilities blew me away and the coaching staff made me feel wanted. I was comfortable being there.”

http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/story/snubbed-uconn-recruit-commits-to-lafayette-013017 (http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/story/snubbed-uconn-recruit-commits-to-lafayette-013017)


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: VTRAM on February 01, 2017, 02:55:13 pm
Does this mean no FBS transfers or do those come later on after Spring football?


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: RamAlum13 on February 01, 2017, 03:15:57 pm
Don't transfers start at the beginning of the semester?


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: RoRam on March 13, 2017, 07:43:39 pm
Fordham offered DT Ryan Bryce from Horsham, PA.
Has offers from Temple and Rutgers.

http://www.hudl.com/video/3/4480933/57e5e0613bd8140b84c4226e


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Chaka001 on March 13, 2017, 09:19:57 pm
This kid from Prep looks impressive, has a non stop motor for a big boy.
The Prep has become a power in PA and won the state championship this pasdt tear. 
Throe RB is going to UGA.

looks like he would be a big time get for Fordham.
I had 12 classmates from the Prep when I was at FU


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: RoRam on March 20, 2017, 03:53:07 pm
Some more offers according to re-tweets on the team's Twitter page:

CJ Reeves: http://www.hudl.com/video/3/5260025/57c8ff6a11fa7f31d416f7d7

Matthew Stuckey Jr: http://www.hudl.com/video/3/6123579/580c05323bd8146864ca842a

James Swegheimer: https://www.hudl.com/profile/5262074/jay-swag-swegheimer


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: RoRam on March 21, 2017, 08:12:12 pm
Also per The team's Twitter, we've offered Trilion Coles, son of former Jets receiver Laveranues Coles.

http://www.hudl.com/video/3/4511855/58475b59c124dd27ac66e693


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: RoRam on April 05, 2017, 10:17:47 pm
Fordham offered DT Isaiah Lee per The team's Twitter.

http://www.hudl.com/video/3/4058941/5825e5af90f9942e8427206a


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: RoRam on April 11, 2017, 12:51:37 pm
Preston Lawyer‏ @CoachPrestonNM  1h1 hour ago

 New Milford 2018 QB @RyanPicinic11 will visit #Fordham tomorrow, and #Bryant University on Friday...

http://www.hudl.com/video/3/5352277/57ebc4edf61708961c201a4a


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: fordham81 on April 18, 2017, 11:54:38 am
Everyday on the FB Twitter feed I see them sharing notes from kids who have been offered schollies- Most of them start with "Blessed to received my 4th, 6th, 9th (etc) offer to play football from Fordham University".

When do they have to commit?



Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Scott W 86 on April 18, 2017, 03:28:49 pm
A bunch off '18 class offers going out ... WR and DL from Texas, and a 6'4" 225 lb QB from CT

Jordan Rucker (@lilruck12) tweeted at 6:00 PM on Tue, Apr 11, 2017:
Blessed to Recieve An Offer From Fordham University in Bronx New York! ��⚪️ #RAMpage18 https://t.co/SP1axajxKp
(https://twitter.com/lilruck12/status/851933086627573760?s=09)

Drew Painter (@Dpain32) tweeted at 6:01 PM on Tue, Apr 11, 2017:
Blessed to receive and offer from Fordham University #RAMpage18 https://t.co/KqOCqexrEt
(https://twitter.com/Dpain32/status/851933271608971264?s=09)

Truss Bus™ (@trussell0) tweeted at 0:27 PM on Sat, Mar 25, 2017:
just received another offer from UTSA Roadrunners!! https://t.co/JrqxJ5qpxF
(https://twitter.com/trussell0/status/845688647575916545?s=09)

This third young man, Spencer Trussell has apparently trademarked his nickname... TrussBus TM.   


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Touchdown17 on April 18, 2017, 03:35:19 pm
https://www.hudl.com/profile/4665328/matthew-valecce



Matthew Valecce
Positions: QB
Height & Weight: 6'5" 210lbs
40 Yard Dash: 4.88
Class of: 2018
Fordham Prep High School - Rams
Bronx, NY       

has offers from Brown, UMass     we are on his radar and vice versa   
https://twitter.com/mvalech4?lang=en


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: PA Ram on April 18, 2017, 03:55:01 pm
Good stuff TD and Scott.  Thanks


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: NYRam07 on April 18, 2017, 04:04:32 pm
A bunch off '18 class offers going out ... WR and DL from Texas, and a 6'4" 225 lb QB from CT

Jordan Rucker (@lilruck12) tweeted at 6:00 PM on Tue, Apr 11, 2017:
Blessed to Recieve An Offer From Fordham University in Bronx New York! ��⚪️ #RAMpage18 https://t.co/SP1axajxKp
(https://twitter.com/lilruck12/status/851933086627573760?s=09)

Drew Painter (@Dpain32) tweeted at 6:01 PM on Tue, Apr 11, 2017:
Blessed to receive and offer from Fordham University #RAMpage18 https://t.co/KqOCqexrEt
(https://twitter.com/Dpain32/status/851933271608971264?s=09)

Truss Bus™ (@trussell0) tweeted at 0:27 PM on Sat, Mar 25, 2017:
just received another offer from UTSA Roadrunners!! https://t.co/JrqxJ5qpxF
(https://twitter.com/trussell0/status/845688647575916545?s=09)

This third young man, Spencer Trussell has apparently trademarked his nickname... TrussBus TM.   

Do Drew and Jordon play on the same team? Weird that their response is basically exactly the same. CAn't access Twitter from the work comp so cant look at their profiles.


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: Scott W 86 on April 18, 2017, 11:14:18 pm
Do Drew and Jordon play on the same team? Weird that their response is basically exactly the same. CAn't access Twitter from the work comp so cant look at their profiles.

No... that is the standard announcement they tell these athletes to say.... "Blessed to receive an offer from...."

Hank Williams Jr lyrics to 3 chords:  "..... we say grace and we say Ma'am.. And if you ain't into that we don't give a damn"


Jordan is from Denton Ryan HS, Drew is from Arlington Martin HS .... both very strong 6A programs, our largest schools level.



Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: JimboCBA72 on April 19, 2017, 08:39:37 am
Everyday on the FB Twitter feed I see them sharing notes from kids who have been offered schollies- Most of them start with "Blessed to received my 4th, 6th, 9th (etc) offer to play football from Fordham University".

When do they have to commit?


Nothing becomes official until National Signing Day which I think is the first Wednesday in February


Title: Re: Recruiting Update (Football)
Post by: 98ramgrad on April 19, 2017, 09:20:20 am
Matthew Valecce
Positions: QB
Height & Weight: 6'5" 210lbs
40 Yard Dash: 4.88
Class of: 2018
Fordham Prep High School - Rams
Bronx, NY       

has offers from Brown, UMass     we are on his radar and vice versa   
https://twitter.com/mvalech4?lang=en


Saw this kid play and he reminds me of moorehead in a sense...he is very UNATHLETIC...He looks like he will fall over when he walks, but he can throw that bean around.  Mind you, I never saw moorhead in HS, basing it off what I saw at Fordham.