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New FB recruit
« on: January 20, 2023, 08:06:39 PM »
Lowellville senior Vinny Ballone will continue his academic and athletic career at Youngstown State University.

The Rocketís quarterback made the announcement on social media Friday.

Ballone pa$$ed for 3,360 yards this past season, rushed for 453 yards and accounted for 58 total touchdowns while leading Lowellville to 11 wins and a berth in the Division VII playoffs.

He will graduate as the schoolís all-time leading pa$$er with 8,689 career yards and 124 career touchdowns. Ballone broke six school records during his high school career and was twice named a member of the WKBN Big 22.
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Re: New FB recruit
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2023, 08:33:49 AM »
Interesting verbal.   Certainly has  the ability.   We need a portal transfer at the position tho and running back as well.

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Re: New FB recruit
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2023, 10:02:34 AM »
Just a caution for those of you outside the area. This kid played extremely weak competition in high school. His stats don't really mean very much. That being said, good players can come from anywhere. This is a big, athletic kid that plays multiple sports.  He is certainly worth a look.

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Re: New FB recruit
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2023, 02:09:49 PM »
Just got the WB from Springfield. Bryce Schondelmeyer.

Senior season highlights!

D1 state runner ups!

Season stats
4,630 pa$$ yds (#4 in the country)
48 TD pa$$es
3 rush TDs

Career stats
11,521 pa$$ yds (#4 all time in Ohio)
136 TD pa$$es (#5 all time in Ohio)
1,766 rush yds
34 rush TDs

170 total TDs
THE DRIVE FOR 5

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Re: New FB recruit
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2023, 04:48:59 PM »
Wow nice QB.  Nice stats at the Div 1 level. 

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Re: New FB recruit
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2023, 05:56:10 PM »
Wow indeed! I'm impressed  Have we ever recruited a DI "pa$$er" with these types of credentials?  I wonder how we got him.  Great job Phillips and staff.

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Re: New FB recruit
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2023, 06:06:32 PM »
Did some research on the QB recruit.  He played for a D6 school till he transferred to Springfield for his Senior year was a Co player of the year in D6.  After his junior year had no D1 offers.  Thatís why he transferred.  He is coming as a preferred walk on. It looks like his father is head coach from where he transferred. 
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Re: New FB recruit
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2023, 06:09:28 PM »
OK, that makes more sense. I could not comprehend how we landed an Ohio D1 qb with those career stats.  Hey, three highly touted lower division players competing for the job in 2024.  One might be for real.

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Re: New FB recruit
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2023, 07:17:03 PM »
He looks good on the video highlights.   Finds open receivers.  Maybe he is going to be a redshirt.

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Re: New FB recruit
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2023, 10:17:18 AM »
He looks good on the video highlights.   Finds open receivers.  Maybe he is going to be a redshirt.

That is encouraging.  For 2023 as the roster is currently constituted, I suspect Brungard and the kid from Pittsburgh will back up Davidson, while Ballone and this kid from Springfield will redshirt.

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Re: New FB recruit
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2023, 11:05:22 AM »
Unless we get a portal transfer at QB...NEED BIG RUNNING BACK IN PORTAL AS WELL.