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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #55995 on: August 08, 2018, 07:04:37 pm »

jknezek

Certainly can't argue with the outstanding academic reputation of W&L. Wish Mount had a little more of that. You give true meaning to the term "student - athlete". Not all of us went to our respective schools for the football team. I definitely did not!
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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #55996 on: August 09, 2018, 03:14:39 am »
http://athletics.mountunion.edu/sports/fball/2018-19/freshman-roster

This is all I found on the incoming freshman. If this is a repost or not accurate disregard and -k

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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Confer
« Reply #55997 on: August 09, 2018, 09:48:18 am »

Depending on to whom you speak, Mount Union has 135-140 Freshmen out for football. I have watched them for 2 days. They take up a lot of room on our new turfed practice field. Isn't that more than some schools entire team? I thought so!
Don't have a count yet on the upperclass population. Watched them this afternoon. I don't know enough about either squad to offer any insight. Maybe later.
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So, according to the Mount quick facts, there are about undergrad 2,100 students, with a 50-50 male/female breakdown. So, 1,050 men on the campus. Even if we make the first-year class bigger to account for attrition we might get what, 300 first-year men, give or take? So about 45% of the incoming male first-year students are going out for football (give or take)? Is my math right on that?

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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #55998 on: August 09, 2018, 10:20:38 am »
Well, this is a first.  I've done the breakdown of the freshmen class for a number of years and this is the first time I recall Ohio not being the most represented state.  FL takes that honor with 46 players in this class.  Wow.  That's A LOT of recruiting down south.  19 states in all.

46 - FL
39 - OH
16 - MI
5 - NJ, TX
4 - PA
3 - GA, NC, NY
2 - CA, IN, KS, SC, TN
1 - KY, IL, WV, VA, MO

QB - 8
RB - 10
WR - 26
TE - 2
OL - 13
DL - 16
LB - 31
DB - 26
K - 5
LS - 2

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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #55999 on: August 09, 2018, 10:38:28 am »
Just took a look at the freshly released Kickoff. I like what I see. Hoping that their projection of JCU going 9-1 and back into the playoffs plays out! I wonder who that one loss is going to be though!?!?!?!  ;)
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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #56000 on: August 09, 2018, 11:56:23 am »
Read the kickoff this morning and on Mount Union it listed the wide receivers & Luke Herrington name was not named, is he not back or was he just not listed.

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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #56001 on: August 09, 2018, 01:40:14 pm »
  Wow.  That's A LOT of recruiting down south.  19 states in all.

46 - FL
39 - OH
16 - MI
5 - NJ, TX
4 - PA
3 - GA, NC, NY
2 - CA, IN, KS, SC, TN
1 - KY, IL, WV, VA, MO



That is huge covering of our nation.  I understand that this is not the 1990's anymore with hudl and stuff but damn that is a lot of resources used to be able to recruit and cover that much area.

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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #56002 on: August 09, 2018, 04:15:02 pm »
Nice articles about Poorman and Fulford in the Kickoff publication.  Also, Herrington is still there and is a Captain according to the Mount Union Football Twitter account.  He was mentioned in the Fulford article but not the team writeup.

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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #56003 on: August 09, 2018, 04:40:40 pm »
Interesting on the 46 Florida freshmen, given the discussion here several months ago about some attitude problems.

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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #56004 on: August 10, 2018, 01:07:28 am »
Not surprised by Florida one bit.
Could see that coming the last couple of years.

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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #56005 on: August 10, 2018, 11:21:27 am »
  Wow.  That's A LOT of recruiting down south.  19 states in all.

46 - FL
39 - OH
16 - MI
5 - NJ, TX
4 - PA
3 - GA, NC, NY
2 - CA, IN, KS, SC, TN
1 - KY, IL, WV, VA, MO



That is huge covering of our nation.  I understand that this is not the 1990's anymore with hudl and stuff but damn that is a lot of resources used to be able to recruit and cover that much area.

VK addressed this on the radio with Sam Borquin last year or maybe the year before(?) saying that it's largely thanks to the internet that they're able to recruit more states.  With stuff like Hudl and the ability to instantly send coaches game film it changed everything.  I would be surprised if they do much "boots on the ground" recruiting outside of OH, FL, PA and with VanHavel now MI.   

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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #56006 on: August 10, 2018, 12:27:04 pm »
Florida maybe ripe for recruitment because there are no schools that play Division III football.

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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Confere
« Reply #56007 on: August 10, 2018, 12:48:10 pm »
Pokerplayer

Welcome to the boards. Yes, we have talked about the fact that there are no Dlll schools in Florida. If you can't play with the "big guys", Florida, Miami, or Florida State, go north.
You'll be seeing me from time to time on this board. Just so you know, I'm old. I get mixed up and I forget things. But I am a Mount Union alumnus, so ............ Go Raiders! ☠🏈
Oh! And a +k just for the hell of it. Also maybe an encouragement to keep posting and keep informed, thanks to Pat Coleman and his staff and the other posters on here. Go Everybody!
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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #56008 on: August 10, 2018, 01:57:49 pm »
Not surprised by Florida one bit.
Could see that coming the last couple of years.

I think the sudden substantial increase is a little surprising.  FL has been the second largest recruiting source for years now, but seeing it overtake OH was surprising IMO.  Equally as surprising was the lack of western PA recruits. 

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Re: FB: Ohio Athletic Conference
« Reply #56009 on: August 10, 2018, 02:34:28 pm »
So much harder to retain those Florida players, from my experience.
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