Class of 2020

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  1. Leonardfan

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    Ah ok. His dad looked totally white. Thanks for clarifying
     
  2. Red raider

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    I’m sure he still gets labeled as “white boy” by other teams when they go against him. Imagine Twitter when he sees the field at CB in college, they will have no clue.
     
  3. Bucky

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    Kentucky Speedster WR Jackson Hensley committed to Harvard. Another stellar White Athlete to The Ivy League.. Should've have had more offers to his name, same ol story.
     
  4. Shadowlight

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    Thanks Bucky. Yes indeed Hensley (legit 4.4 speed) is very fast and is yet another top tier athlete that has opted for the Ivy League which is generally considered a step down from the big boy schools.

    But you wouldn't know it from the local Kentucky press. Hensley is not from a big town area so the press is viewing his track to Harvard as hitting the big time. And I agree. Forget this junior league label that the media puts on the Ivy League. There are some real white skill NFL talents playing in this league and the NFL should wake up to that fact.

    Oh by the way these Ivy league players are smart ( no kidding) and they won't cause an ounce of trouble in an NFL locker room.

    I have been watching football a long time and I know good talent when I see it and there are a plethora of good white skill players in the Ivy League these days. I think the line play is probably a step down in general and QB play isn't consistently as good and depth is missing but that said there are some tremendous athletes playing in the Ivy league.

    And why not? Talk about tradition.

    While I might prefer that say Tennessee goes out and recruits players like Hensley, I take some solace that he is heading into a proper football league just the same.
     
  5. Bucky

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    Good points, it is a big time deal for a kid from the Hills of Eastern Kentucky headed to Harvard. Great for him looking forward to following his career.
     
  6. Red raider

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  7. Leonardfan

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    Makes one wonder how many other states best DBs are white kids being ignored during the recruiting process. It's not a lack of white athletes playing the game at the high school position its the blatant discrimination that filters them out before they get to the next level.
     
  8. Bucky

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    Kent State landed an athletic Safety in Luke Murphy. 6'1 185lbs 4.56 40 and nearly 40inch vert!

    https://247sports.com/player/luke-murphy-46083492/

    UC Davis with a WR commit


    https://247sports.com/player/c-j-hutton-46081133/

    Appalachian State with a Edge commitment from Sunshine State

    https://247sports.com/player/stephen-passeggiata-46059359/

    Stanford with a DT commit!

    https://247sports.com/player/logan-berzins-46084261/

    Ok State with another DT commit.

    https://247sports.com/player/sawyer-goram-welch-46056596/

    CMU with a massive 6'6 250lb DL recruit

    https://247sports.com/Article/Indiana-lineman-commits-to-Central-Michigan-136964755/
     
  9. Shadowlight

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    What is going on with the caste coaches? As reported at CF Penn State just signed a stud white WR for 2021 (speedster Liam Clifford) and now Stephen Gosnell has flipped his commitment to North Carolina and will play for Mack Brown.

    I suspect these are just dipping the toes in the water type of recruiting for these caste hound head coaches but it is still pleasantly surprising.

    Best news is Gosnell is a speed demon big play wide receiver with true 4.4 speed. He is averaging nearly 25 yards per catch in HS this season.

    MIA here at CF are high school football followers Dolphin and Heretic.
     
  10. Leonardfan

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    RB/WR Casey Filkins flips commit from Cal to Stanford. Let's hope he becomes another McCaffrey type weapon for Stanford.
     
  11. rockybleier

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    This is from an article about Filkins...
    He ripped it up in Oregon as a running back but Cal was going to move him to slot.
    What a bunch of asshats these recruiters are.....This is great news.


    Filkins was already very familiar with Stanford after several visits and he camped with the Cardinal in June before his junior season. He excelled in that setting as a receiver, which is the position Cal recruited him to primarily play while Stanford wants him as a running back who can also split out wide.

    That distinction was very important to Filkins because he has played running back his entire prep career at Lake Oswego and has been nearly unstoppable at that position. His performance at Stanford's camp -- also at recruit camps and in games-- shows his versatile skill set that makes him a difficult cover out of the backfield or lined up at receiver.
     
  12. dolphins15

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    A few guys who had and are having stellar Senior Years.

    Benjamin Jackson- Plays RB for West Greene High School in Pennsylvania outside of Pittsburgh. He rushed for 3,076 yards and 48 TD's this season at 6'1" 220. He averaged 15 yards per carry! Also maintains a 3.98 GPA! sounds like a kid who should have multiple opportunities to play at the next level but I can't find that he has any. https://www.hudl.com/profile/6779086/Benjamin-Jackson

    Colton Marshall- Plays RB for Hawley High School in Texas. So far he has rushed for 2,958 yards and 42 TD's. His team is undefeated and plays in the 3rd round of the playoffs this week. good size at 6'2" 215. But no offers that I can find. https://www.hudl.com/profile/8187639/Colton-Marshall

    Cael Patterson- Plays RB for Orange Glen High School in California. He rushed for 2,643 yards and 31 TD's this season. Has good speed. But like the guys mentioned above I cant find any offers he may have. https://www.hudl.com/profile/7816824/Cael-Patterson
     
  13. rockybleier

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    Dominic Gonnella

    Running back, committed to North Dakota
    Had an offer from Bowling Green also

     
  14. rockybleier

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    Picture failed....


    Owen Burk committed to Air Force
    Rushed for over 2000 yards last year.
     
  15. rockybleier

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    Chase Wilson has committed to Colorado St

    Versatile kid, running back.
    Switching to safety would surprise no one....
     
  16. Don Wassall

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    I don't follow high school football but noticed this blurb in today's sports section about a recruit from Western PA. I thought from the kid's name he might be black but it quickly became clear that he's another victim of the Caste System. Even the service academies happily screw over White kids. Anyone with even minimal comprehension skills should wonder why a phenomenal running back was recruited to play a different position as it makes no sense on the surface, but no one will question it, certainly not The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette or the writer of the blurb. Here's the blurb in its entirety:

    "Ben Jackson, a record-breaking running back at West Greene, made a verbal commitment Thursday to Army. Although Jackson had an unforgettable year as a runner, he was recruited by Army to play linebacker. Jackson, a 6-foot-1, 220-pound senior, opened eyes with a terrific year, setting a WPIAL single season record with 3,076 yards on 203 carries."

    More proof that there is no "Christian McCaffrey Effect," just business as usual.
     
  17. Bucky

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    Yup the beat goes on. Seen this situation played out a time or two. Jackson will be one of Army's 50 commitments for this class!
     
  18. Bucky

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    Right or OLB. It'd be nice to CSU with a white RB again! Kyle Bell, John Mosure come mind.

    CSU also landed a commitment from WR Henry Blackburn. Good size at 6'1 185. He might end up at defense though, which would be unfortunate. He had 54 catches for 890yds and 17TDs as a SR.

    https://247sports.com/Player/Henry-Blackburn-46077001/
     
  19. Bucky

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    Thought I'd post a few highlights of Joey Isabella!



    See the younger Isabella's quickness at 1minute mark.



    His only offer so far is from Valparaiso. UMass has reportedly offered him a preferred walk-on..
     
  20. Bucky

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    Wisconsin's leading High School Rusher this season(2,300+yds) in Joey Giorgi has committed to Columbia. Another White Athlete to The Ivy League. He chose Columbia over multiple D2 offers, Western Illinois, and PWOs from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and NIU.
     
  22. Bucky

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    Wyoming landed a DE commitment from Gavin Meyer(Franklin, Wisconsin). 6'4 240lbs good size and tremendous production. He recorded 36 sacks as a Junior and Senior! I like him choosing Wyoming, should be in the mix right away for playing time.

    https://247sports.com/player/gavin-meyer-46076962/
     

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