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Re: Football Recruiting
« Reply #75 on: February 05, 2019, 06:30:07 PM »
Great job of bringing the goods ytownchief22 .

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« Reply #76 on: February 06, 2019, 09:00:58 AM »
Great job of bringing the goods ytownchief22 .
Ditto
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« Reply #77 on: February 06, 2019, 10:02:22 AM »
The following signees are listed on the YSU website:

•   DB - Demetrius Ford (Miami, Fla./Columbus H.S.)
•   DB - Troy Jakubec (Warren, Ohio/Warren Harding H.S.)
•   DE - Cheriff Jamison (Youngstown, Ohio/Cardinal Mooney H.S.)
•   C – Matt Jones (Hubbard, Ohio/Hubbard H.S./West Virginia)
•   LB - Andres Lehrmann (Doral, Fla./Doral Academy)
•   OL - Jaison Williams (Trotwood, Ohio/Trotwood-Madison H.S.)
•   DE - Dylan Wudke (Miamisburg, Ohio/Miamisburg H.S.)
•   DB – D'Marco Augustin (Boyton Beach, Fla./Park Vista H.S.)
•   WR - Dayln Brickner (Beaver Falls, Pa./Beaver Falls H.S.)
•   WR - CJ Charleston (Gates Mills, Ohio/Gilmour Academy)
•   DT – Chris Fitzgerald (Youngstown, Ohio/East H.S.)
•   LS – Dean Palumbo (Hudson, Ohio/Hudson H.S.)
•   LB – Gianni Rizzo (Norwin, Pa./Norwin H.S.)
•   DT – Jelani Stafford (Coal Center, Pa./California H.S.)
•   OL - Jordan Velez (Kenilworth, N.J./ASA College/St. Joseph Regional H.S.)
•   WR – Steven Victoria (Huber Heights, Ohio/Wayne H.S.)
•   QB – Mark Waid (Girard, Ohio/Girard H.S.)
•   DB – Jordan White (Havre de Grace, Md./Havre de Grace H.S.)

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Re: Football Recruiting
« Reply #78 on: February 06, 2019, 10:32:25 AM »
Class is complete, just waiting on a few more faxes to come in to make it official.
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« Reply #79 on: February 06, 2019, 12:47:15 PM »
Bo said they left 2-3 spots open for transfers after spring ball is over.

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« Reply #80 on: February 06, 2019, 01:03:43 PM »
Bo said they left 2-3 spots open for transfers after spring ball is over.
Let's pray they are 2-3 OLinemen!
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« Reply #81 on: February 06, 2019, 01:32:02 PM »
This isn't exactly recruiting, but does involve the roster.  I see Justus Reed listed on the 2019 roster.  Did he receive a medical red-shirt? 
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« Reply #82 on: February 07, 2019, 06:42:48 AM »
Article about local recruits on Warren Tribune this morning.

YSU adding to area players

LOCAL SPORTS
FEB 7, 2019

JOE SIMON
Sports Reporter
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YOUNGSTOWN — Like millions of other football fans, Warren G. Harding senior Troy Jakubec watched the Super Bowl, but unlike most of those fans, he noticed something interesting about the New England Patriots.


They had two players from Youngstown State on their roster. Sure, Jakubec made his decision to be part of the Penguins 2018-19 recruiting class before the Patriots won it all, but YSU players simply being in the NFL just a few years after finishing with the Penguins factored heavily into his decision.

“That plays a big role because that’s everybody’s dream is going to the NFL,” Jakubec said, “and when you see people coming out of YSU and making it to the Super Bowl, winning Super Bowl rings and stuff, it plays a big role.”

The list of area recruits on YSU keeps growing annually, and it seems to become more impressive each year. Bo Pelini and the Youngstown State coaching staff are building the Penguins football team with homegrown talent, and once again it showed on National Signing Day.

While the big name was Trumbull County Player of the Year Mark Waid, the second straight year YSU signed Trumbull County’s POY, the Girard star quarterback was just one of several area players to join the Penguins.

Waid and Jakubec, a 6-foot-1 defensive back, were joined by Cardinal Mooney’s Cheriff Jamison, a 6-4, 230-pound defensive end, East’s Chris Fitzgerald, a 6-foot, 280-pound defensive tackle, Matt Jones, a former Hubbard offensive lineman who’s transferring from West Virginia University as a graduate student, and Poland’s Colten McFadden, who also is transferring to YSU after spending two seasons at Kent State.

Those are just the scholarship players. Several other local standouts are preferred walk-ons, including John F. Kennedy’s Isaac Hadley (LB/FB), McDonald’s Alex Cintron (RB) and Josh Celli (athlete), Lakeview’s Tony Crish (RB/WR/DB), East’s Terrence Yeboah, Canfield’s Jarod Tincher and Valley Christian’s Jordan Trowers, among others.

The influx of players has picked up pace since Pelini took over four years ago.

“Just growing up, that’s the local team, so a lot of us go down there and get that college experience right there,” said Jakubec about why so many area players are choosing YSU. “I just want to be a part of it.”

They join an already large contingency of Mahoning Valley players on the roster. The 2017 Trumbull County POY, Dra Rushton of Liberty, was a redshirt freshman last year. JFK’s Jake Coates was a kick and punt returner the last two years. Boardman’s Wesley Thompson is a former walk-on who is now a starting defensive lineman for the Penguins.

“They see that there are guys who made the most of the opportunity,” said Pelini, who later indicated he plans to re-sign with YSU in the very near future. “You look at Wes Thompson, and there are a number of kids who have come in here. I try to sell them on the fact that if you come and you do the right things in this program, number one, you’re going to have a chance to play because we’re going to reward kids. We don’t care whether you’re on scholarship or a walk-on. If you earn the opportunity, you’re going to play. Kids like that.”

Waid and McFadden enrolled at YSU in January, and Waid has made it known he hopes to compete for the starting QB job.

The door is open after the graduation of incumbent starter Montgomery VanGorder. Pelini said spot starter Nathan Mays recently underwent surgery to his leg, but he expects him to take part in spring practices, which start Feb. 24. Pelini has spoke highly of quarterback Joe Craycraft as well, a sophomore for YSU who has yet to throw a collegiate pass.

Pelini didn’t rule out Waid earning the job, but it won’t be easy.

“The physical part of it isn’t (going to be more difficult) because we’re not going to hit our quarterback in the spring,” said Pelini of the challenges of a quarterback playing as a true freshman. “He’s going to get a jump on the mental side of things (by playing in the spring). He’s going to get 15 practices, 30 meetings or whatever it is during the spring. It’s a lot of time where he can get a chance to learn. That’s going to be a good jump as far as him being able to compete in the fall.”

Overall, 14 of the 20 players YSU signed were either from Ohio or Pennsylvania as the Penguins try to regroup from a down year and take aim at another playoff push.

“The potential is there,” Pelini said. “We have the potential to be a really good football team. We just need to pinpoint certain things that we need to do to become that football team.”

jsimon@tribtoday.com




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« Reply #83 on: February 07, 2019, 12:44:52 PM »

Article about local recruits on Warren Tribune this morning.

Pelini has spoke highly of quarterback Joe Craycraft as well, a sophomore for YSU who has yet to throw a collegiate pass.

He can't be too high on him, or he would have gotten meaningful reps down the stretch instead of MVG.

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« Reply #84 on: February 07, 2019, 01:42:04 PM »

Article about local recruits on Warren Tribune this morning.

Pelini has spoke highly of quarterback Joe Craycraft as well, a sophomore for YSU who has yet to throw a collegiate pass.

He can't be too high on him, or he would have gotten meaningful reps down the stretch instead of MVG.
Bo Pelini, (AKA Bill Belichick Jr.)   Bo always says the right amount of words and usually with a pleasant enough tone and demeanor, but like Bill,  he NEVER says anything.  Speaking highly but giving -0- reps is NOT saying you have any confidence in Craycraft.  Same exact thing could be said for Braxton Chapman. He had one (1) carry all season.  Bo keeps recruiting all this 170 lbs. TB's and when he gets a 220 lbs horse, he refused to ride him.  Waid has a HUGE advantage vs. Craycraft in that Mark is a good runner.  Waid had 1700 yards and 29 TD's rushing as a senior. Bet we never recruited a RB with stats like that! 
We seem to have landed a "one & done" center, but still have BIG holes at OT.  If we don't keep any of the QB's upright, we won't do crap offensively and it is very unlikely the D will score enough to generate more than a win or at most 2. 
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« Reply #85 on: February 09, 2019, 10:06:03 AM »
This isn't exactly recruiting, but does involve the roster.  I see Justus Reed listed on the 2019 roster.  Did he receive a medical red-shirt?


I haven't heard for sure yet but I know they were trying.

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« Reply #86 on: February 11, 2019, 08:22:52 AM »
This isn't exactly recruiting, but does involve the roster.  I see Justus Reed listed on the 2019 roster.  Did he receive a medical red-shirt?


I haven't heard for sure yet but I know they were trying.
Thanks for the update.  Still being listed on the roster says 1. they got the medical redshirt. or 2. they are still HOPING to get a medical redshirt!  If you see anything, please post it.  Thanks again.
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Re: Football Recruiting
« Reply #87 on: February 12, 2019, 07:04:43 AM »
What is Bricillo doing? Seeing as how the game is win a lost in the trenches I would have expected more.  That is not good in my opinion.

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« Reply #88 on: February 12, 2019, 10:10:32 AM »
Reed got his 6th year.

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« Reply #89 on: February 12, 2019, 12:16:11 PM »
Reed got his 6th year.

Would be great for Reed and the Guins if he can stay healthy this year.