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    I know this was posted in the recruiting thread, but figured I'd make a specific thread to discuss the Rock's class.

    2019 Rock football recruiting class

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    Well 27 is a lot for a team that only had had 9 seniors; so that tells me that some others left the program.

    8 WRs seem like a lot but again if others in that position left, need to fill those holes.

    In the blurb for each player, Coach Lutz said that he thinks some can contribute right away; which again is against the norm since only 2 true freshmen played last year.

    The transfer RB from Seton Hill is interesting; is he handed the job right away??? I think 29 performed admirably when Hills was hurt. The freshmen RB from Aliquippa was suspended for his team's state semifinal game, but tore it up in the championship game. He is built like Shamar; remember Shamar was redshirted, but McKenzies' numbers in High School eclipses Greene's.


    Did not see a QB in the recruiting list; does that mean everybody is coming back?? Let's remember they played 4 QBs last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRU 88 View Post
    Well 27 is a lot for a team that only had had 9 seniors; so that tells me that some others left the program.

    8 WRs seem like a lot but again if others in that position left, need to fill those holes.

    In the blurb for each player, Coach Lutz said that he thinks some can contribute right away; which again is against the norm since only 2 true freshmen played last year.

    The transfer RB from Seton Hill is interesting; is he handed the job right away??? I think 29 performed admirably when Hills was hurt. The freshmen RB from Aliquippa was suspended for his team's state semifinal game, but tore it up in the championship game. He is built like Shamar; remember Shamar was redshirted, but McKenzies' numbers in High School eclipses Greene's.


    Did not see a QB in the recruiting list; does that mean everybody is coming back?? Let's remember they played 4 QBs last year.
    Doesn't Slippery Rock usually get their QB's via transfer?

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    Jevon Lang was the top guy on the list. He had about 20 offers including several low-level D1.

    Rock stole a WV boy off of Shepherd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horror Child View Post
    Doesn't Slippery Rock usually get their QB's via transfer?
    Seems to be the case more often than not. When I was there, my quarterbacks were Jeff Valentino (Kent State) and Nate Crookshank (Georgia Southern).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dozsa2 View Post
    Seems to be the case more often than not. When I was there, my quarterbacks were Jeff Valentino (Kent State) and Nate Crookshank (Georgia Southern).
    career leader in passing TDs

    ROCK got screwed his senior year(2007) should have been in playoffs 9-2

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    Jevon Lang was the top guy on the list. He had about 20 offers including several low-level D1.

    Rock stole a WV boy off of Shepherd.
    You'd be surprised at how many WV boys are on Shepherd's roster every year... usually can count them on 1 hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRU 88 View Post
    career leader in passing TDs

    ROCK got screwed his senior year(2007) should have been in playoffs 9-2
    They sure did. That team felt like it was really hitting its stride as playoffs approached too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dozsa2 View Post
    Seems to be the case more often than not. When I was there, my quarterbacks were Jeff Valentino (Kent State) and Nate Crookshank (Georgia Southern).
    2018 Roland Rivers (Valdosta)
    2017 Tanner Garry (Youngstown)
    2016 Don King (Sam Houston)
    2015 Dante Nania (Youngstown)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horror Child View Post
    2018 Roland Rivers (Valdosta)
    2017 Tanner Garry (Youngstown)
    2016 Don King (Sam Houston)
    2015 Dante Nania (Youngstown)

    If Rivers goes down, you also have Taylor King (Butte CC) and Andrew Koester (St. Francis). Koester was recruited by SRU out of HS. That's D2 football, many of the best teams are going to have some transfers if they want to be a top team. You see it every year a team wins it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    Jevon Lang was the top guy on the list. He had about 20 offers including several low-level D1.

    Rock stole a WV boy off of Shepherd.
    There was a write up about this commit in the local paper down here. It was reported the Rock told Lang that every Rock graduating class since 1998 has a ring. I guess if you consider that the ring may have been earned in a year other than Sr year, then it is possible. That's a pretty good selling point since Lang said he viewed the Rock as a winning program. Which they are but, but that ring data point seems to drive it home and make it tangible. Oh yea, and it also helps that he received one of the largest scholarships that the Rock has given in a while. https://www.journal-news.net/journal...37d722c4b.html
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    Earlier, Elon had been big in the mix, but a snafu removed it and helped to elevate Slippery Rock.
    I wonder if that "snafu" was a head coaching change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram040506 View Post
    You'd be surprised at how many WV boys are on Shepherd's roster every year... usually can count them on 1 hand.
    Well they got Bagent which must have been pretty big given Martinsburg HS recent football success. Can't get them all, but a little extra scholarship cash to dangle in front of these kid's parents wouldn't hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPMonk View Post
    There was a write up about this commit in the local paper down here. It was reported the Rock told Lang that every Rock graduating class since 1998 has a ring. I guess if you consider that the ring may have been earned in a year other than Sr year, then it is possible. That's a pretty good selling point since Lang said he viewed the Rock as a winning program. Which they are but, but that ring data point seems to drive it home and make it tangible. Oh yea, and it also helps that he received one of the largest scholarships that the Rock has given in a while. https://www.journal-news.net/journal...37d722c4b.html
    Way too many rings being given out these days. Used to be just 'the' ring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPMonk View Post
    Well they got Bagent which must have been pretty big given Martinsburg HS recent football success. Can't get them all, but a little extra scholarship cash to dangle in front of these kid's parents wouldn't hurt.
    Yea not saying shepherd didn’t recruit them, just for whatever reason they haven’t really recruited West Virginia as hard as MD and Nova. I don’t know why, other than perhaps they were up against 10 other conference schools in the same state and it was less competition with other state schools.

    Bagent was a great get, both for his talent and also probably his local following from his prep days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRU 88 View Post
    Well 27 is a lot for a team that only had had 9 seniors; so that tells me that some others left the program.

    8 WRs seem like a lot but again if others in that position left, need to fill those holes.

    In the blurb for each player, Coach Lutz said that he thinks some can contribute right away; which again is against the norm since only 2 true freshmen played last year.

    The transfer RB from Seton Hill is interesting; is he handed the job right away??? I think 29 performed admirably when Hills was hurt. The freshmen RB from Aliquippa was suspended for his team's state semifinal game, but tore it up in the championship game. He is built like Shamar; remember Shamar was redshirted, but McKenzies' numbers in High School eclipses Greene's.


    Did not see a QB in the recruiting list; does that mean everybody is coming back?? Let's remember they played 4 QBs last year.
    QB #12 quit and is not playing next year . So only 3 coming back . I wish they got a running back like Wes back . I like #29 but he jus wasn’t fast enough. Good 2nd back though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad3 Boss View Post
    QB #12 quit and is not playing next year . So only 3 coming back . I wish they got a running back like Wes back . I like #29 but he jus wasn’t fast enough. Good 2nd back though
    Those guys don't grow on trees; Coach Lutz even said Hills should not have been at D2 level. #12 was just the mop up guy he was never going to challenge your brother. The other two (king/Koester) can.; completion makes everybody better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRU 88 View Post
    Those guys don't grow on trees; Coach Lutz even said Hills should not have been at D2 level. #12 was just the mop up guy he was never going to challenge your brother. The other two (king/Koester) can.; completion makes everybody better.

    Yea they will be battling out in the spring . My brother can’t do spring so he’s working out with the draft prep guys all spring

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad3 Boss View Post
    Yea they will be battling out in the spring . My brother can’t do spring so he’s working out with the draft prep guys all spring
    working out and going through spring ball is two different animals; he could potentially fall behind the other guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRU 88 View Post
    working out and going through spring ball is two different animals; he could potentially fall behind the other guys
    It is often a case of eligibility. You only get so many semesters.

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