Football Recruits - 2018

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Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:56 pm

Signing Day Press Conference: https://www.pscp.tv/w/1RDGldepLkjGL

Other schools in our conference...
Illinois State: http://www.goredbirds.com/news/2018/2/6 ... erage.aspx
Indiana State: http://gosycamores.com/signingday/football/football/5/
Missouri State: http://missouristatebears.com/news/2018 ... class.aspx
North Dakota State: http://gobison.com/news/2018/2/7/north- ... class.aspx
Northern Iowa: doesn't seem to put out much info, having a press release later today
South Dakota: http://www.goyotes.com/documents/2018/2 ... df?id=4653
South Dakota State: http://www.gojacks.com/news/2018/2/7/sd ... ds-11.aspx
Southern Illinois: http://siusalukis.com/news/2018/2/7/sal ... class.aspx
Youngstown State: http://www.ysusports.com/sports/fball/2 ... class-2018

You can get to each of the teams pages, forums, etc. very easily from our Team Links page: http://www.leathernecknation.net/forum/app.php/links

Also, just fyi, we usually get a few more guys signing up later in the signing period (not all sign on the first day). Sometimes they want to wait to see how things shake out, sometimes it's just stuff going on in their lives, but for whatever reason, they wait. The signing period actually goes through April 1st, so we've got over a month and a half left for the coaches to reach out and contact anyone who hasn't already signed an NLI and see who else we can add to the list. February 9 through April 15 is a "Quiet Period" which is defined as:
During a quiet period, a college coach may only have face-to-face contact with college-bound student-athletes or their parents on the college’s campus. A coach may not watch student-athletes compete (unless a competition occurs on the college’s campus) or visit their high schools. Coaches may write or telephone college-bound student-athletes or their parents during this time.
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Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:32 pm

I am not sure if there is an FCS recruiting class ranking out there, but as a WIU math major, I would go with the following
simple algorithm to come up one:

For each team recruit, add the number of offers (if FBS offer, give it some extra weight, 1.5, 2.0, etc).
Add up all of the offer totals for all recruits and divide by the number of recruits to get an average.

What makes it a rough estimate at best is that for most recruits, we dont have a very reliable source for what offers they really did have on the table.
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Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:48 pm

McShane ended up signing with Northern Iowa, just FYI. Sounds like he was pretty so-so on Western once Coach Fisher left and was looking for guarantees that we couldn't really be making.


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Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:53 pm

ST_Lawson wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:48 pm
McShane ended up signing with Northern Iowa, just FYI. Sounds like he was pretty so-so on Western once Coach Fisher left and was looking for guarantees that we couldn't really be making.


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If he wanted to be a two sport athlete including track and field, I am not sure we would have been a good fit for him. My other concern about him was his weight. He would need to put on 30-40 lbs to play at this level.
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Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:07 pm

Getting McShane would have been really nice but honestly RB is a position that we really should be good in for the next few years.
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Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:21 am

Jack Whyte, O-Lineman from Glenbard West (Glen Ellyn, IL)
6'3", 230lb
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Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:11 am

That's an pretty small OL? Are they looking at him at another position? FB?
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Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:45 am

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Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:11 am
That's an pretty small OL? Are they looking at him at another position? FB?
Could be, or he could be a preferred walk-on that they're hoping a year in the weight room can significantly improve.
Hard to say. He doesn't list any other offers on his twitter page, but sometimes guys delete those once they've signed or committed.
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Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:15 pm

Keshon Farmer, 5'8" 170lb RB
Milford Academy, New Berlin, NY
He's not huge, but holy crap is he fast.



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Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:11 am

Looks like a great kid all around...it's not all about the football...

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