2015 Receivers

Discussion in 'College Football Stars' started by Leonardfan, Sep 6, 2015.

  1. Jimmy Chitwood

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    there is an abundance of talent at the FCS level. here are some of the statistical leaders as of today (i'll stop with the Top 25, as the list would be VERY long otherwise) along with a few notes:


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    1) Cooper Kupp (Eastern Washington) 4 games, 46 catches, 759 yards, 10 touchdowns (see post above for more evidence)

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    2) Jake Wieneke (South Dakota State) 3 games, 26 catches, 528 yards, 6 touchdowns


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    7) Brock McCoin (Tennessee Tech) 4 games, 36 catches, 480 yards, 2 touchdowns

    on this season's opening weekend, Brock lit up the Houston Cougars secondary for 9 catches, 264 yards, and 2 touchdowns including a 77-yarder. he also had this shake-and-bake run-after-catch beauty for 47 yards: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=13594489

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    10) Tyler Dube (Sacred Heart) 4 games, 23 catches, 414 yards, 5 touchdowns

    Dube is as quick as a hiccup and is almost untouchable in the open field as seen in this one-game highlight reel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO9VuLmtYug

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    21) Nic Sblendorio (Eastern Washington) 4 games, 17 catches, 310 yards, 1 touchdown

    frequently overshadowed by his "All Galaxy" teammate Cooper Kupp, Sblendorio is still very much an electrifying playmaker

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    22) Jake Raymond (Morehead State) 4 games, 31 catches, 310 yards, 1 touchdown

    virtually invisible in the media world of football's "real" superstars, Raymond has quietly led the Eagles in receiving every year of his career.

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    23) Madison Mangum (Idaho State) 4 games, 23 catches, 307 yards, 3 touchdowns

    he made this amazing one-handed catch earlier this year:

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    25) Troy Pelletier (Lehigh) 4 games, 28 catches, 300 yards, 4 touchdowns

    led Lehigh in receiving last year as a freshman and was a finalist for the Jerry Rice Award given to the top freshman in the FCS

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    this list doesn't include All-American and reigning FCS Special Teams Player of the Year (and former cornerback) Ed Eagan (Northwestern State, seen below returning a kick), who has been largely quiet thus far this season due to being on a terrible team.

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    the dynamic wide receiver/kick returner had a big outing in a loss to Central Arkansas yesterday, however.

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    Eagan finished the game with 10 catches for 108 yards and 2 touchdowns. he now holds the school record for career receptions despite it being just his third year to play wide receiver. Eagan also set the Southland Conference record for career kick returns with 108 and moved into second place in the conference's career kick return yardage with 2,449 yards. here is a good profile piece on him.
     
  2. Jimmy Chitwood

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    Justin Watson with a go-to-hell at Villanova

    another youngster i should mention is Justin Watson, a sophomore wideout for Penn in the Ivy League.

    despite measuring in at 6-foot-2, 195-pounds coming out of high school (he's now at 6-3, 210), setting records and winning all the honors one could possibly list as a wide receiver and championship football player (see his bio for the impressive details), and being a talented athlete in multiple sports (he was also a standout basketball player), Watson was virtually unrecruited. that's likely not a surprise to anyone here. in fact, the two biggest schools to offer him were Akron and Buffalo, but he eschewed them and went with Penn.

    all he's done since arriving is continue to re-write record books. now, as a sophomore, he has 230 yards and 3 touchdowns in 2 games. he was also named the Ivy League Offensive PoW after leading Penn to its first road win over a Top 5-ranked school (#4 Villanova) EVER.

    in addition to being on the road against a highly ranked opponent, Penn hadn't defeated Villanova in 104 years!

    but they can't say that anymore.

    despite only playing in the first half (he left with an injury), he still racked up 5 catches for 87 yards and 2 touchdowns. he accounted for all the scoring in the first half, which proved to be the difference in the HUGE upset win.

    you can see his go-to-hell on an affletic defensive back and breakaway speed en route to his second touchdown in the first few moments of this video recap: http://www.ivyleaguedigitalnetwork.com/penn/video/penn-football-stuns-4-villanova

    Watson has pro-caliber talent and size. he is definitely a youngster to keep an eye on.
     
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  3. Shadowlight

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    Good stuff

    Thanks JC for the wide receiver coverage. That is the POSITION as far as I'm concerned!!
    Lets hope as many as possible of these guys get the attention of the draft people?
     
  4. Jimmy Chitwood

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    thanks for the kind words, gentlemen.

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    i started talking highly about Arkansas wide receiver Drew Morgan back when he was still lighting up high school fields all across the state. it seems University of Arkansas coaches have finally figured out that he's pretty good, too (all it took was a two-year racial apprenticeship and injuries to several "real" players to make it happen) ...

    check out these articles talking about Morgan's "surprising" success:

    Morgan emerges as top WR option after injuries

    Arkansas WR Drew Morgan makes the most of his opportunity

    pay attention to the negative connotations regarding his self confidence in some of the snippets from the two pieces below and compare them to how a black afflete's "swagger" is always lauded in the media:

    so, let me get this straight. Morgan has confidence in his ability, makes plays every day in practice, and doesn't take crap from any of the negroes on the defense ... but that has "somehow" been a bad thing. at least until now. and getting "chided" for dropping a single pass during practice?

    can you imagine any of those things being what prevents an "electrifying" affletic play-makuh from seeing the field?

    "weird," huh?

    as it stands, despite being held in check by no one except his own coaching staff, Morgan has caught an eye-popping 90% of his targets (18 of 20 targets) according to the Advanced Stats guys, which not only leads the team (tight end Hunter Henry is second at 81% on 17 of 21) but absolutely destroys the "real" wideout who was the annointed "star" (Keon Hatcher 56.5% on 13 of 23 targets).

    again, "weird," huh?

    in addition to catching 90% of the balls thrown in his direction, Morgan leads the team in catches (18), receiving yards (303), yards-per-catch (16.8), and receiving touchdowns (3) despite only starting and being an integral part of the passing attack in two games. in comparison, Morgan's two-game numbers all surpass those of Hatcher the Dynamic who was the "star" receiver in the team's first two games before getting injured on the last offensive play of game two.

    how "weird" that an "overlooked" White player is actually better than a "dynamic" black player ... and here i am repeatedly told that the best players always play. *smirk*

    the Razorbacks play Tennessee tonight.
     
  5. Jimmy Chitwood

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    a quick follow-up to the Drew Morgan comments above ...

    Morgan has started the last three games for the Razorbacks. in those three contests, he's led the Hogs in both receptions and receiving yards in every game. in two of those games, he's accounted for over half of Arkansas' passing yardage (155 against Texas A&M, 110 against Tennessee).

    additionally, he puts up those numbers while simultaneously being extremely efficient. last night, he had 5 catches on just 6 targets (the lone incompletion was an obvious overthrow). that brings his total on the year to 23 catches on just 26 targets, an astounding 88% completion rate.

    just imagine what he could do if he actually had talent!

    in reality, the kid is a beast. all he needed was an opportunity.

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    Hunter Henry, Arkansas' highly talented tight end caught 3 balls for 62 yards in the win.
     
  6. Shadowlight

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    Week 5 very bad week

    Nightmare week for our WR guys and easily the worst this year--I don't even want to talk about Nebraska and their two stud receivers--I blame the QB and the coach.
    Gotta hope and think week 6 will be a bounce back week.
     
  7. celticdb15

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    Good to hear about Morgan I remember you bringing him up when he was struggling to get a D1 look in HS despite gaudy stats and kicking ass at every 7 on 7 tourney he attended. It seems white athletes and white people in general held to higher standards. Affletes drop passes all the time. Whitebboy WR drops one in practice and he's in the doghouse?! Ridiculous.
     
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    Wasn't it a smart decision for Trey Quinn to choose LSU?:madgrin: Will those kids ever learn?:loco:
     
  9. Leonardfan

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    Yep totally agree. Waste of talent.
     
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    Ryan Switzer and Cooper Kupp question.

    Nice to see Switzer have a good game last night vs. Pitt. Are NFL people looking at Cooper Kupp out of Eastern Washington? He is putting up huge numbers. I thought the site was down for good but very glad to see it lives another day.
     
  11. Jimmy Chitwood

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    all the "experts" have posted nothing regarding Kupp, but they'd have to be (in truth, they are) fools to ignore his obvious game-breaking ability. he's on the verge of, or already broken, most important receiving records ... and he's only played in 35 games as a true junior.

    it's been a terrific couple of weeks for our guys at wideout, and i'll try to compile some of the more impressive performances when i get the chance.
     
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    These are tremendous statistics.

    If he were black he's be a surefire first round pick.

    Since he's not he probably won't be.
     
  13. The Hock

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    Didn't know about this guy. Tuned in to the Eastern Washington game but the red field made me queasy. Had I known of him I might have just taken a couple car sick pills and tried to watch.
     
  14. Leonardfan

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  15. Leonardfan

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    Top 10 White TEs through week 9

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  16. TwentyTwo

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    'Looks like a Chemist...plays like Spider Man"?...of course freshman Hunter Renfrow was a prefered walk-on for Clemson...continuing to make more impact each week (4-93-1 last week vs N.C. St.)...interesting article from a few weeks ago (long so just posting some of it)

    Clemson’s Hunter Renfrow looks like a chemist, plays like Spiderman

    Recently, while switching majors from civil engineering (not chemistry) to economics he inquired about scheduling an advisor. Told the hours would clash with his football duties, Renfrow patiently explained he was a member of the varsity and not the club team.

    There’s always been a Hunter Renfrow on Dabo Swinney’s teams. A walk-on receiver who earned a scholarship at Alabama, he seems to have an affinity for guys like Renfrow.

    Frequently compared to Adam Humphries, a more recent member of the program who stuck with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after being signed this year as an undrafted free agent, Renfrow is probably more similar to Tyler Grisham, another former receiver who like Humphries had a brief pro career with Pittsburgh and Denver before returning to Clemson as a graduate assistant coach.

    All three wore No. 13.

    “Hunter can play,†Swinney said. “Now he’s 175 pounds, he’s stronger and he’s still just a freshman. He’s still going to get better.

    “He is fast and explosive and just a very instinctive football player, great change of direction and excellent ball skills. And he’s our backup punter, too, don’t forget about that.

    “He’s just a good football player,†he said. “He is a legit division one scholarship wide receiver.â€

    Actually he began as a ball boy for his father’s teams at Socastee High. Tim Renfrow said his son wanted to be a receiver “since he was little†but was needed at quarterback in the triple-option scheme, starting as a halfback and quarterback as a sophomore then running the offense fulltime his last two years.

    “I think he’d have been disappointed if he didn’t try at that level,†said Tim Renfrow, now athletic director at Socastee. “He just made up his mind to go and see what he could do.â€

    Swinney’s background creates a fertile environment for players like his son, he said. “A lot of places you go as a walk-on they might not get the shot that he got.â€

    Athletic by the grace of God, he honed the skill over the years hanging with his dad’s teams, playing with his siblings and cousins. He and his three brothers would agitate their mother by tossing balls indoors. Renfrow said he became a better receiver because of her inaccurate throws in the backyard. “I had to learn how to adjust to the ball, a lot.â€


    Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/sports/colle...#storylink=cpy

    http://www.thestate.com/sports/colle...e39573177.html


    Britan Covey (Utah) & Ryan Switzer (UNC) have had the "explosive" label from announcers and rightfully so!

    Soph. WR -Mike Dudek (Illinios) is applying for medical redshirt after having knee surgery in the Spring...& TCU's Ty Slanina is out for the season w broken collarbone...hopefully they get healthy ; then look for them to get on the Leader list next season!

    Thanks for posting those stats Leonardfan...Trent Taylor is having a fantastic season..good to see him up there! TE- Higbee's numbers would be higher; but he's missed the past few games w injury
     
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    here's a good read about La Tech's standout wideout Trent Taylor: Breaking down Trent Taylor's 1,000-yard season.

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    Boise State's Thomas Sperbeck getting some love: Boise State's Sperbeck possesses unexplainable knack for the spectacular. the link includes a couple of videos, as well.

    an excerpt:
    Arkansas' Drew Morgan, despite being an afterthought to begin the season, has emerged as the Razorbacks most dynamic and consistent playmaker in the passing game. he leads the team in receptions (35), receiving yards (498) and receiving touchdowns (six), with his two biggest touchdowns coming after regulation in the Oct. 24 four-overtime win over Auburn. he's been playing with a nagging shoulder injury for the last several weeks and re-aggravated it in the blowout win over UT-Martin. he was pulled early in the second quarter, and reports indicate he will be ready to go for the Hogs' next game.

    if he isn't ready, this will be what they're gonna miss:

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    bad news for Wyoming's Tanner Gentry, who is still out with a shoulder injury. he's missed the Cowboys' last two games and is expected to miss a couple more.


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    Nebraska's electric receiver Jordan Westerkamp is getting some love from his upcoming opponents, the Michigan State Spartans:
     
  18. TwentyTwo

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    Awesome sadly hardly any of these guys get mentioned by mainstream media. The scam continues but our athletes keep producing!
     
  20. Jimmy Chitwood

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    Western Michigan's electrifying Daniel Braverman takes the field tonight against Ball State. Braverman, whose "deceptive" 10.6 100-meter speed "somehow" continues to destroy opposing secondaries filled with "real" affletes (hello, Ohio State?), is just 73 yards short of a 1,000 yard season. he's averaging over 100 receiving yards per game and already has 11 touchdown catches.

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    i've been hearing and reading with increasing frequency about how Boise State's Thomas Sperbeck is simply uncoverable in man-to-man defensive schemes. that's pretty high praise!
    here's some more glowing reviews for the "surprising" talents of Sperbeck:

    Sperbeck, McNichols reward Broncos trust
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    Buffalo plays tonight on national tv, and they feature a potent passing attack that is led by big play BIG targets in 6-foot-4 wide receiver Ron Willoughby (37 catches, 511 yards, 5 touchdowns) and 6-foot-5 tight end Matt Weiser (39 catches, 405 yards, 1 touchdown). the duo has combined for roughly half of the team's entire passing offense this season.

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    it'd be hard for a guy to fly any further under the radar than Iowa's Matt VandeBerg. he's far and away the Hawkeyes leading receiver this season, accounting for over a quarter of Iowa's passing attack (44 catches, 445 yards, 2 touchdowns). look for him to have a big game against Indiana this week.
     
  21. Jimmy Chitwood

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    some notable efforts from this weekend's games:

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    Drew Morgan – Arkansas – game-high 9 catches for team-high 122 yards and 3 touchdowns

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    Gehrig Dieter – Bowling Green – 9 catches for game-highs of 136 yards and 2 touchdowns

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    Jordan Westerkamp – Nebraska – team-highs of 9 catches for 143 yards and 1 touchdown

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    Brandon Reilly – Nebraska – 1 rush for 17 yards and 3 catches for 87 yards and the (wrongly called) game-winning touchdown

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    Ryan Switzer – North Carolina – 5 catches for 107 yards and 1 touchdown, 1 carry for 13 yards

    Jenson Stoshak – Florida Atlantic – team-high 4 catches for game-high 101 yards and 1 td

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    Jared Murphy – Miami (OH) – game-highs with 7 catches for 91 yards and 2 tds

    Alex Erickson – Wisconsin – game-highs with 5 catches for 83 yards

    Nelson Spruce – Colorado – game-highs of 5 catches for 75 yards

    Ron Willouhby – Buffalo – 3 catches for 42 yards and 1 td

    Daniel Braverman – Western Michigan – 5 catches for 72 yards

    Conner Floyd – Tulsa – team-highs with 3 catches for 72 yards and 2 touchdowns

    Matt VandeBerg – Iowa – game-highs of 5 catches for 68 yards and several big catches called back due to penalties in a sloppy performance by Iowa)

    Mitchell Paige - Indiana – team-high 51 yards on 2 catches

    Kody Cook - Kansas State - team-highs of 6 catches and 71 yards

    Britain Covey - Utah – team-highs of 5 catches for 69 yards, 3 kick returns for 66 and 1 punt return for 13

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    Mitch Mathews - BYU - 4 catches for 62 yards and 1 touchdown

    Zach Wright – Rice – team-high 6 catches for game-high 116 yards and 1 touchdown

    Tight ends:

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    Hunter Henry - Arkansas (tight end) – 6 catches for 60 yards
    Matt Weiser - Buffalo (tight end) - team-highs with 6 catches for 50 yards and 1 td
    Austin Hooper Stanford (tight end) – 3 catches for 62 yards and 1 td
    Jake Butt (Michigan tight end) – game-highs with 4 catches for 102 yards
    Billy Freeman - SJSU (tight end) – team-highs with 6 catches for 67 yards
    Dan Vitale – Northwestern (tight end) – team-highs of 4 catches for 40 yards

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    Tyler Hunt – Missouri (running back) – team-high 35 yards on 1 catch, added team-high 85 yards rushing on just 6 carries

    FCS standouts:

    Cooper Kupp (Eastern Washington) - 9 catches for 98 yards and 1 touchdown
    Jake Weineke (South Dakota State) - team-highs of 4 catches for 104 yards nad 2 tds
    Tyler Dube (Sacred Heart) – team-highs of 6 catches for 54 yards and 1 td
    Ed Eagan (Northwestern State) – game-highs of 13 catches for 212 yards and 1 td, and 2 kick returns for 80 yards
    Justin Watson (Penn) – game-highs of 13 catches for 117 yards
    Anthony Warrum (Illinois State) – game-highs of 8 catches for 241 yards and 3 touchdowns

    Zach Vraa (North Dakota State) – this crazy touchdown catch!!
     
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    Drew Morgan, Arkansas' afterthought-turned-unstoppable wideout, now leads the SEC with 9 receiving touchdowns. the uncoverable Morgan has also been named to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List, presented annually to the nation’s top wide receiver.

    per University of Arkansas Sports Information:
    clutch.

    and to think he only got an opportunity after:

    A) Bobby Petrino was fired. Petrino had said there was no way he was going to sign a White receiver.

    B) 3 "real" affletes got injured.

    but the best players play ... right?

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    currently in the FCS, the top 4 wide receivers nationally are "overachievers with deceptive speed."

    "weird," huh?

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    Cooper Kupp, my choice for the best wideout in all of collegiate football, continues to dominate. he finished Saturday's game with 9 catches for 98 yards and 1 touchdown in a turneover-marred loss to Northern Arizona. the wunderkind now has 100 catches for 1,388 yards and 18 touchdown catches on the season.


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    Jake Wieneke is unstoppable, even when his coaching staff inexplicably inserts a scattershot-armed quotaback (who i'm assured is "dynamic" and "exciting" despite being completely unable to read a defense or throw an accurate ball). despite this handicap, Wieneke still pulled down 4 catches for 104 yards and 2 touchdowns, one from 74 yards out. he now has 51 catches for 1,046 yards and 10 touchdowns on the year.


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    Anthony Warrum (Illinois State, jr.) is similarly faced with a daunting task ... get open again perpetual double teams from opposing secondaries AND manage to catch the oft-errant heaves of his "electrifying" quotaback. on Saturday, he managed to once again accomplish both, and the former 3-star recruit (by Rivals, yet still without a single FBS scholarship offer) pulled in 8 catches for 241 yards and 3 touchdowns. for comparison, his "star" quotaback in the game completed 14 of 35 passes for 317 yards and 1 interception. who is the real star here? sigh.

    additionally, Warrum was named the Missouri Valley Conference Offensive PoW for his effort. on the year, Warrum has 43 catches for 1,031 yards and 13 touchdowns.


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    Tyler Dube tied the Sacred Heart all-time record for touchdowns scored with his 37th td. the senior finished the game with team-highs of 6 catches for 54 yards and the 1 score. for the year, Dube has 61 catches for 989 yards and 8 touchdowns.
     
  23. Jimmy Chitwood

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    one final post for the day ...

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    La Tech slot machine, Trent Taylor, is currently the 7th-ranked wideout in receiving yardage in the FBS. isn't it "strange" that someone who is so dynamic was virtually unrecruited out of high school?

    even though on his high school highlight tape he could do this:

    [video=youtube;qjA5RPl-G9k]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjA5RPl-G9k[/video]

    that's right. despite being a 3-star recruit with 4.5 speed (and a 37-inch vertical and 4.19 speed in the short shuttle) who was a two-time state champion and state championship MVP with 172 catches for 2,725 yards and 38 touchdowns in his final two years of high school, Taylor had exactly ONE scholarship offer.

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    shouldn't that give pause to coaching staff's around the country in how they evaluate potential signees?

    there are only a handful of players in the national top-20 receiving statistics who weren't heavily recruited. but what's even "weirder" is that there appears to be a pattern involving who that is ... the virtually unrecruited players?

    - Trent Taylor (one offer) *White
    - Alex Erickson (no offers) *White
    - Thomas Sperbeck (3 offers) *White
    - Corey Davis (two offers)

    no matter how small (Jakeem Grant, 5-foot-7), slow (Keyarris Garrett), small and slow (Gabe Marks, 6-foot-0, 4.6 speed), or low profile (Tajae Sharp, 2 stars), virtually all it takes to get myriad offers is to be a black player with some talent. if you're White, you're almost out of luck.

    only two other exceptions appear on the list ... Daniel Braverman, the White speedster from Miami was offered multiple scholarships, though mostly from small schools far, far away from his hometown. despite his blazing speed (10.6 in the 100-meters), the speed-crazy Florida schools were not the least bit interested.

    the other is the nation's top FBS receiver: Josh Doctson of TCU. coming out of high school, he only had 1 scholarship offer, to Wyoming. though, it could be said that there are literally hundreds of White high school players who have better highlight tapes than he did yet receive ZERO offers. how did so many coaches "miss" on what is supposedly a sure-fire First-Round Draft pick in the upcoming NFL draft?

    regardless, it is clear that the "evaluation" of "talent" is biased against White players.

    meanwhile, the White cats will keep doing what they do ... overcoming their White "privilege" with their blue collars, lunch pails, and deceptive speed.

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  24. FootballDad

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    Too bad none of these outstanding players' abilities transfer to the next level :shocked: Code-speak for lack of melanin.
     
  25. Jimmy Chitwood

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    check out this catch by Akron's seldom-used sophomore wideout Austin Wolf:

    Wolf's diving, highlight grab

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    in the same game, Miami (OH) sophomore, and leading receiver, Sam Martin went down late in the first half with an apparent knee injury after making a drive-sustaining catch.
     

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