Football Recruits - 2018

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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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As his father, I may be considered biased, but Elijah is a great kid. First, Elijah is very excited to be a Leatherneck! The Leathernecks are getting a kid who loves the process and the grind. He shows up early and is ready to get work for all his commitments. He has earned athletic letters in three sports, Football, Basketball, and Tennis. As a Freshman he will bring 50 earned college credits while earning a 3.6 GPA to WIU. Which means he was looking for a Graduate program which fit his needs so he has set his goal to have a Masters before he finishes at WIU. He serves in his community and many service projects as a well as with his church where he is a member of the Student Action Leadership Team and Teens in Ministry Team helping as a confirmation guide for small groups. I look forward to meeting some of you at the Spring Game this month. If you have any questions about Elijah, i can answer them.
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Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:17 am

preferred walk-on offer accepted by:
Jake Detiveaux, 6'3" 290lb Guard from Hampshire, IL
https://www.hudl.com/profile/3202411/Jake-Detiveaux
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Tmelker wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:55 pm
ST_Lawson wrote:
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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As his father, I may be considered biased, but Elijah is a great kid. First, Elijah is very excited to be a Leatherneck! The Leathernecks are getting a kid who loves the process and the grind. He shows up early and is ready to get work for all his commitments. He has earned athletic letters in three sports, Football, Basketball, and Tennis. As a Freshman he will bring 50 earned college credits while earning a 3.6 GPA to WIU. Which means he was looking for a Graduate program which fit his needs so he has set his goal to have a Masters before he finishes at WIU. He serves in his community and many service projects as a well as with his church where he is a member of the Student Action Leadership Team and Teens in Ministry Team helping as a confirmation guide for small groups. I look forward to meeting some of you at the Spring Game this month. If you have any questions about Elijah, i can answer them.
Welcome to the Board Todd! Are you guys coming down for the Spring game?
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Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:26 am

Yes, we will coming down for the Spring Game! Still up in the air if my wife will be able to make trip as she will be in the 9th chemo treatment of 12 for her Stage IV cancer, but we are still hoping she is strong enough. Elijah is really itching to get to WIU, his senior slide is happening as his class schedule is M,W,F 2-3pm golf to complete his HS requirements ending on 5-15-18.
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Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:08 am

We recently extended offers for 2018 to a couple of WRs at Butler CC in El Dorado, KS. I'm not quite sure what the motivation is for that, because both guys have already said they're committed to UAB for this coming season, but I'm sure the coaching staff has their reasons. Maybe they think they might be able to flip one or both. One also had an offer from Texas Tech and the other had ones from Troy and Eastern Michigan. Their info is listed in the football offers spreadsheet under 2018.
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Thu May 31, 2018 10:14 am

Just saw that we got a commitment from a transfer DE/OLB from Boise State.
Derriyon Shaw, 6' 2", 223lb
Bio from Boise State: http://broncosports.cstv.com/sports/m-f ... 21514.html
BOISE STATE CAREER
RS FRESHMAN (2017): Did not see action.
FRESHMAN (2016): Redshirted the season.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Three-star recruit per ESPN, Scout.com, 247Sports.com...played his senior season at Legacy after moving to Nevada from Georgia, where he played at Lanier High...at Legacy in 2015, was selected to USA TODAY High School Sports' All-USA Nevada First Team...also named to the NevadaPreps.com All-State Second Team, All-Region First Team and All-Southwest League First Team after making 7.0 sacks among his 48 tackles...as a junior at Lanier, made 61 tackles with 11.0 sacks...helped lead Lanier to state playoff appearances in 2013-14 and a region title in 2014...lettered one year in track and field at Lanier.
Here's his hudl page: http://www.hudl.com/profile/6217816/Derriyon-Shaw

Originally had offers from Wyoming, San Diego State, UNLV, Washington, Nevada, Washington State, Duke, Arizona State, Georgia State, James Madison, Cincinnati, Wake Forrest, North Carolina, and Miami (OH).
Was rated the #1 DE in Nevada out of HS, #70 in the country.

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Thu May 31, 2018 4:37 pm

ST_Lawson wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 10:14 am
Just saw that we got a commitment from a transfer DE/OLB from Boise State.
Derriyon Shaw, 6' 2", 223lb
Bio from Boise State: http://broncosports.cstv.com/sports/m-f ... 21514.html
BOISE STATE CAREER
RS FRESHMAN (2017): Did not see action.
FRESHMAN (2016): Redshirted the season.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Three-star recruit per ESPN, Scout.com, 247Sports.com...played his senior season at Legacy after moving to Nevada from Georgia, where he played at Lanier High...at Legacy in 2015, was selected to USA TODAY High School Sports' All-USA Nevada First Team...also named to the NevadaPreps.com All-State Second Team, All-Region First Team and All-Southwest League First Team after making 7.0 sacks among his 48 tackles...as a junior at Lanier, made 61 tackles with 11.0 sacks...helped lead Lanier to state playoff appearances in 2013-14 and a region title in 2014...lettered one year in track and field at Lanier.
Here's his hudl page: http://www.hudl.com/profile/6217816/Derriyon-Shaw

Originally had offers from Wyoming, San Diego State, UNLV, Washington, Nevada, Washington State, Duke, Arizona State, Georgia State, James Madison, Cincinnati, Wake Forrest, North Carolina, and Miami (OH).
Was rated the #1 DE in Nevada out of HS, #70 in the country.

So we should have three years of eligibility and ready to play this year?
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Thu May 31, 2018 4:42 pm

WIU11DC wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 4:37 pm
ST_Lawson wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 10:14 am
Just saw that we got a commitment from a transfer DE/OLB from Boise State.
Derriyon Shaw, 6' 2", 223lb
Bio from Boise State: http://broncosports.cstv.com/sports/m-f ... 21514.html
BOISE STATE CAREER
RS FRESHMAN (2017): Did not see action.
FRESHMAN (2016): Redshirted the season.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Three-star recruit per ESPN, Scout.com, 247Sports.com...played his senior season at Legacy after moving to Nevada from Georgia, where he played at Lanier High...at Legacy in 2015, was selected to USA TODAY High School Sports' All-USA Nevada First Team...also named to the NevadaPreps.com All-State Second Team, All-Region First Team and All-Southwest League First Team after making 7.0 sacks among his 48 tackles...as a junior at Lanier, made 61 tackles with 11.0 sacks...helped lead Lanier to state playoff appearances in 2013-14 and a region title in 2014...lettered one year in track and field at Lanier.
Here's his hudl page: http://www.hudl.com/profile/6217816/Derriyon-Shaw

Originally had offers from Wyoming, San Diego State, UNLV, Washington, Nevada, Washington State, Duke, Arizona State, Georgia State, James Madison, Cincinnati, Wake Forrest, North Carolina, and Miami (OH).
Was rated the #1 DE in Nevada out of HS, #70 in the country.

So we should have three years of eligibility and ready to play this year?
yeah he should
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Thu May 31, 2018 4:48 pm

WIU11DC wrote:
So we should have three years of eligibility and ready to play this year?
Should, yes. Had 1 RS year and 1 eligible year (even though he didn't play), so 3 years he can play. Transferring FBS->FCS doesn't require a sit-out year.


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