Sunday, February 15, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
- want to wish local stud athlete Darren Markle success up in WAZZU country......
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
One recent trend that I am noticing as I watch ESPNU and their signing day scrolling line, is how many of the top notch payers ( primarily skilled guys) who are already enrolled in school. It will be interesting to see if the pressure of not coming early to school ( in essence graduating early) becomes an recruiting hindrance by some programs. Hear me out..... So a well known recruiting factory tries to offer an athlete a scholly but really emphasizes the need to enroll early, but then the athlete is not prepared to graduate early ( maybe due to being a later riser in the recruiting game), will that well known recruiter pass on the said athlete, in order to go after another athlete who can benefit from getting in the weight room ( 5-6 months ahead of other recruits). I am just saying this could be a slippery slope in a few years. Right now, I think all of the top notch recruits should sign early and enroll in the spring, to grasp the playbook, hit the weight room and slowly engage in the college lifestyle. This early enrollment is not for everyone, clearly, but I can see this being a decisive factor in some recruiting battles down the line ( perhaps less than 5 years). Thoughts? Some prefer to stick around to attend prom or compete in other sports, but priorities are priorities, right?
link to statesman
updated as of 140pm
Here's the list:
--QB Joe Southwick, 6-2, 190, San Ramon Valley HS (Danville, Calif.)
--CB Ebo Makinde, 5-11, 170, Paradise Valley HS (Phoenix)
--RB Malcolm Johnson, 5-10, 185, Barlow HS (Gresham, Ore.)
--CB Quaylon Ewing, 6-0, 180, Kempner HS (Sugar Land, Texas)
--TE Gabe Linehan, 6-4, 205, Banks (Ore.) HS
--LB Allen Mooney, 5-11, 220, O'Dea HS (Seattle)
--LB John Michael Davis, 6-0, 220, Tesoro HS (Las Flores, Calif.)
--TE Trevor Peterson, 6-4, 220, El Dorado HS (Placerville, Calif.)
--DE Justin Jungblut, 6-6, 248, Saguaro HS (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
--DE Kharyee Marshall, 6-3, 208, Washington HS (Phoenix)
--WR Kirby Moore, 6-3, 205, Prosser (Wash.) HS
--WR Geraldo Hiwat, 6-3, 185, Capital HS (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
--OL Bryant Thomas, 6-2, 250, Capital HS (Boise)
--QB Mike Tamburo, 6-1, 180, North Gwinnett HS (Suwanee, Ga.)
--OT Jake Broyles, 6-6, 250, Foothill HS (Henderson, Nev.)
--OT Charles Leno Jr., 6-5, 265, San Leandro HS (Oakland)
--S Jonathan Brown, 5-10, 205, Encinal HS (Alameda, Calif.)
--DL Ricky Tjong-A-Tjoe, 6-3, 303, Boise HS (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
--DE Nicholas Alexander, 6-4, 230, Crenshaw HS (Los Angeles)
--OL Spencer Gerke, 6-3, 245, Bishop Kelly HS (Boise)
--S Winston Venable, 6-0, 210, Glendale (Ariz.) C.C. (San Rafael, Calif.)
--WR Aaron Burks, 6-4, 180, Mansfield Timberview HS (Arlington, Texas)
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Greetings, I received an email from Andrew Paul, KBOI & KTIK program director Monday asking for if I would like to participate in their Letter of Intent Party. With that I have decided to provide streaming video of the event for Bronco Nation. It may not be the party it once was, but it will be a party none the less. I invite all that are unable to attend live to view streaming video of the event at http://bronconationnow.com/live. Like last year a chat room will be made available.
Now it goes without saying this is being done on short notice and the full behind the scene details are sketchy at this point, but like last year I will do everything I can to make this happen.
UPDATE: Just finished up speaking with Andrew Paul KTIK and the details are much clearer.*****I recommend that all users update to the latest version of Adobe Flash and if at all possible avoid using Internet Explorer 6.0. I recommend IE 7 or above and FireFox 3.0 on the Windows platform. On Mac OS X, Safari, Firefox or Camino will do the trick.******
Will the head honchos over at KIDO 580am wake up and smell the coffee and get with the program ( it is the 2009 for Pete's sake). A lack of of streaming video of the event only hampers/handcuffs the popularity of the LOI day. This is like Christmas come early or candy for college football geeks like myself.
I will not ask you blog readers to choose one LOI party over the other as we are all Bronco supporters, just wish the resources could have been pulled together responsibly ( with plenty of notice). Hopefully with positive results the LOI day will become another staple of the Bronco Nation.
I will be at the Buffalo Wild Wings around 2pm......look for the streaking guy with the bold black letters of STATUELEFT across his back. For those lowly Vandal fans, please identify yourself by sporting the fabled Akey pornstache.
* I will personally guarantee that during the streaming of the LOI day, there will no "interruptions" like the Super Bowl experience for those down in the Tucson, AZ area- the video below may or may not be suitable for work......all depends what type of work you are into!