Class of 2016

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  1. Riggins44

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    I didn't see a thread on here for the Class of 2016 so I thought I'd start one.

    In the paper today there is a blurb about Zac Kerxton, a junior WR for Battlefield HS in Haymarket, VA. He is 6-0, 180. In 12 games this year he has 56 receptions for 1,362 yards and 24 TDs. In the past 3 games he has had 2 four TD games. Battlefield is 11-1 and plays this Saturday for a spot in the VA 6A regionals.

    Definitely one to keep an eye on. Maybe he'll be able to walk-on at a Division I program since he's got the wrong pigmentation to actually be offered a scholarship.
     

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  2. Twinkle Toes

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    Its sad these days there are so few posters on Caste but I'll keep trudging on and help the few of us follow what athletes we can find out there.
    There is a good # of rb's out there with early offers like last year but the problem is a lot of our guys are stars on both ends and with the white stigma they usually get placed in their caste position. Such as 2015 rb recruits Nick Ralston and Alex Grace. Ralston, a bruiser played rb in high school but wound up at Arizona State as a linebacker. Alex Grace a 10.6 100 meter guy gets recruited by Western Michigan as a rb but looks like he will be playing outside linebacker. How many friggin D 1 outside linebackers have run a sub 10.7 100 meters consistently? Lurkers on this site beware. It happens all the time to white ahtletes.
    So some notable white rbs for 2016. Some mentioned and some not. Sean McGrew out of Colorado has a ton of speed and a ton of D 1 offers. Big and silky smooth Beau Bisharat of California has a ton of D1 offers but because he is big will he get moved to lb or safety? Justin Rice another big back out of California has offers from San Diego State and Fresno State. Tanner Thomas ( a scatback ) from Tennessee has an offer from Cincinatti and Cade Carney ( a poor man's Christian McCaffrey ) has multiple ACC and Big East offers. Another diminutive rb from powerhouse Lakewood , Ohio Cole Gest, has an offer from Toledo. There are a few others with offers and I will dig them up when I get the time.
     
  3. Leonardfan

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    TwinkleToes your contributions are much appreciated. Both you and vanilla_sky do a good job following the recruiting process. Hopefully the site rebuild will allow more people to join in the future as well as allow for past members to come back now that the malware/virus issues should be cleared up.

    I hope vanilla_sky is able to get back here soon, I don't think I have seen him on since the site relaunch.
     
  4. Vanilla_Sky

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    I have seen Bisharat play in person and running back is his natural position, his dad was also a stand out HS rb in the area. I believe USC and a number of schools want Bisharat to play LB, however.
     
  5. Leonardfan

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    Class of 2016 QB KJ Costello commits to Stanford.
     
  6. a-train

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    Rivals Database

    I went through rivals database for running backs and clicked on names that sounded white. These are some guys to keep an eye on.

    Blair Mulholland-Rivals 3 Star, Ran a 4.47 at a sparq combine, played on the number 1 team inWisconsin(Kimberly) has one offer from North Dakota.
    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2539699/blair-mulholland

    Chad Crosbie- Ran for 1,286yds and 11TD's for Trabuco Hills in California on a state champion team. Has no offers. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2662277/highlights/222372375/v2

    David Feliciano- Played for the State Champs and number one team in Texas at Allen High. A bigger back with good speed. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1757171/highlights/162865377/v2

    Triston Fairchild- Ran for 1,540yds and 20TD’s at Papilon La Vista South in Nebraska. Has one offer from Bryant. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1885740/triston-fairchild

    Liam Morrissey- Ran for 1,545yds and 25TD’s for Lincoln-Way East in Illinois. Has great speed, no offers.
    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2323752

    Masen Mitchell- A smaller back with good quickness and speed. Has over 800yards rushing in 6games. Plays defense as well. Plays at Chalmate in Louisiana. Has no offers. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2972160

    Noah Lisk- A speedster from Carroll High School in Corpus Christi Texas. Hits the hole and is explosive. Has no offers. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2557964

    Chris Haas- Plays for Coronado High in California. Has no offers. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1723531

    Twinkletoes already mentioned Cole Gest who is an absolute stud. He plays at St. Edward in Ohio who was the number one ranked team in Ohio. He’s super quick and has speed. He are his highlights.
    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3057904/cole-gest
     
  7. a-train

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    I did the same for receivers and there are some studs out there.

    Hunter Broersma- Plays at Muna Shores in Michigan where they were state runner ups. He is committed to Western Michigan. He had 75 touches for 1,038yds and 11TD’s. Also plays defense. He’s very fast.

    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2065490/hunter-broersma

    Dakota Holtzclaw- Plays for Worthington High in Ohio. He is committed to Kentucky. Listed at 6’7†215. But has very good speed for his size. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4064960

    Kolton Huber- Plays at St. Peters Prep in New Jersey. They were state champs. He has offers from Buffalo, Syracuse and Kansas. Very good athlete. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2615418

    Matt Laris- Plays at Eastside Catholic in Washington. They were state champs. He had 77 receptions for 1,492 yds and 16TD’s. He has offers from Boise St, Cal, and Air Force. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2977991

    Paxton Segina-Plays at Vandergrift High in Texas. He is committed to Rice. Has ran a 10.8 100M. Has 65 receptions for 1,313yds and 20TD’s. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1689231

    Jack Sorensen- Plays at Stevenson High in Illinois. They were State Champs and the number one team inIllinois. Had 61 receptions for 883yds and 2TD’s. He has offers from Army, Ball State, Miami (OH), and Western Michigan. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2198340/jack-sorenson

    Ben Waters- Plays at Valor Christian in Colorado. Same school that Christian McCaffrey played at. He had 27 receptions for 663 Yds and 8TD’s. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1930772/ben-waters

    Jason Pirtle-He plays at Locust Grove in Oklahoma. He has no offers. Although he put up mind boggling numbers. He had 99 receptions for 2,096YD’s and 29TD’s. It’s absolutely ridiculous he doesn’t have an offer. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1667798/jason-pirtle

    There are A LOT more that I will get too. But these guys stood out
     
  8. a-train

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    Here are some guys listed under athletes.

    Sam Brodner- Plays for Glenbard West in Illinois. He has offers from Ball State, Illinois, Nevada, Bowling Green. Kid is a monster. Very quick and tough with speed to take it the distance.
    http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2680675/sam-brodner

    Jake Funk- Plays for Damascus in Maryland. He had 1,832 yards rushing with 37TD’s. Has offers from Old Dominion, Ohio, Navy and Charlotte. Great balance and agility to go with breakaway speed. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1423502

    Bradley Lythgoe- Plays at Lord Botetourt in Virginia. Has an offer from Army. Also is a heck of a safety and plays running back as well. Very Fast! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1843126

    Dillon Stoner- Plays wide receiver for state champ Jenks in Oklahoma. Has offers from Arkansas, Kansas, Rice, Washington State, and Wyoming. Very athletic and fast! http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2657176/

    Easton Trakel- Plays at Tumwater High in Washington. Holds one offer from Montana State. Very quick and shifty. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1780892

    Travis Brannan- Playsrunning back at Vandergrift in Texas. Rushed for 2,680YD’s and 38TD’s but doesn’t have an offer. We all know why. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1689232

    There are a more white kids out there doing very well. I will post when I get time.
     
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    Hey Dolphin15, I've been enjoying these updates. Great information and research. Also, welcome! :beer:
     
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    Thanks. Been visiting this site for a while. Hopefully the more people that know about them maybe it will help one get a look. If you live near one of these guys go check them out. Show them support. I think it really starts with recruiting as far as white guys not getting a fair shake. Maybe they google their names and find it on the site and it opens their eyes. Everyone that I have listed has the ability to play D1 football. And there are so many more. I think Cole Gest is damn good player who should have bigger offers. I saw Matt Laris play live against a 5* DB last year and routinely beat him.
     
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    Dolphin. Thanks for the help. On athlete Sam Brodner I just wanted to mention that Illinois does want him to play running back. I try to be objective when I watch players and he really does not look like a good fit for rb. Just my opinion. BUt then again 4 years ago I posted Tulsa senior rb Zach Langer di not have really good ability and I am eating crow on that one. :)
     
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    Twinkletoes, why do you feel like Brodner wouldn't be a RB? He's not big enough for LB. Maybe could be a safety or corner. Glenbard West is one of the traditional powers in Illinois so he plays at a good program.
     
  14. Leonardfan

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    Do you guys think it would help at all if for all of these players discovered that are not being recruited if we just randomly email the links to the players to any division 1 colleges in their home state? Not sure if athletic department websites are readily available but it could be a way to maybe get some of these guys recognized.

    Just a thought. Its frustrating to see these talented white players simply being ignored due to race.
     
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    It could work but we'd have to be consistent sending the links often to make sure they don't just brush it aside and delete emails. By the way great thread.I've skimmed through a couple hudl profiles. I just watched Ben Waters. He should be in for a thousand yard receiving his senior year. 6'1 190 hopefully some offers start pouring in!
     
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    I don't think it could hurt. Some will just get deleted.But there is a chance that maybe one coach sees it and offers. The more publicity they get the better. Some schools have their coach’s emails available others don't.

    Here is Kentucky commit Dakota Holtzclaw’s twitter. He’s 6’7” 215. If you scroll down a little he has videos of him running track. Says he ran a 10.8 100, which is flying for person his size. Hopefully they let him play receiver and don’t try to beef him up as a TE.

    https://twitter.com/Dakota81Claw
     
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    Five more athletes

    Five more white athletes.

    Austyn Borre- Plays running back at Pleasant Valley in Pennsylvania. Very well built. Said on his twitter he did 19 reps of 225. Breaks a lot of tackles. And has numerous long plays where he shows off hisspeed. He should be a big time prospect but has no offers. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1891645/austyn-borre

    Chris Schwarz- Plays at River Ridge in Florida. Ran for2,689YDS and 27TD’s. He’s very explosive and hits the hole very well. Has one offer from Division 2 Florida Tech. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1897644/chris-schwarz

    Christian McStravik- Plays at Strake Jesuit in Texas. Arivals 3 star. Caught 44 balls for 739YD’s and 9TD’s. Ran a 48.35 400M. Has one offer from Air Force. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1635635/christian-mcstravick

    Reed Klubnik- Plays wide receiver for Austin Westlake in Texas. He had 77 receptions for 919YD’s and 11TD’s. Ran a 22.03 200M and 45 9¾ triple jump. Has one offer from Air Force. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1820337/reed-klubnik

    JP Shofi- Plays at San Marino High in California. He had 81 receptions for 1,821YD’s and 25TD’s.Similar to Jayson Pirtle. Put up big time numbers and has great film. But has zero offers. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1632185
     
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    looking at all of these players with no offers and seeing the results of the drafts first round is proof positive that that amateur and professional football establishment does their best to systematically exclude deserving white athletes any shot of playing football at high level division 1 school which then leads to them being excluded from the conversation as potential NFL draft prospects. This is where it starts and anyone with half a brain should be able to easily make this connection.
     
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    Christian McStravik the receiver from Strake Jesuit just received another offer from Army.

    Another five to support.

    Griffin Lay- Plays RB for Kingwood High in Texas. He rushed for 1,685YD’s and 15TD’s. Very fast and quick. He has no offers. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2606546/griffin-lay

    Dawson Downing- Plays RB for Bishop Miege in Kansas. They were state champs. He rushed for 1,960YD’s and 31TD’s. He has no offers. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1583671

    Jake Welsheimer- Plays WR at Shadow Mountain high in Arizona. He had 65 receptions for 1,055YD’s and 14TD’s. Very fast and smooth.He has one offer from D2 Adams State. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3975267

    Ben Skowronek- A rivals 3 star. Plays at Homestead High in Indiana. He had 42 receptions for 841YD’s and 12TD’s. He has offers from Boston College, Iowa, Indiana, Purdue, and NC State. Very athletic and can jump as seen from his basketball highlights on his highlight tape. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1888710/ben-skowronek

    Hunter Hayes- Plays RB at South Fayette in Pennsylvania. They were state champs. He rushed for 2,103YD’s and 34TD’s. Also played defense. Has good speed and size. He has no offers. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1628813/
     
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    A video of Westlake wide receiver Reed Klubnik. He went to the same high school as Ryan Swope. These are track and basketball highlights of him as a Sophomore. The track video is great, where he runs down a black kid to win the 4X1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4PGZXXbXWc
     
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    Thanks Dolphin. Great video. You are an asset to this board. We need more members like you. I really appreciate your posts and look forward to reading each and everyone. Nice finds. Please keep them coming.
     
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    Thanks, there are a lot more that I will post. Lots of great white receivers and running backs out there. Hopefully everyone is watching their highlights and getting their views up. It definitely can't hurt to help get theses kids names out there and hopefully it will help one get a shot. Also for those that don't know the #1 player in the class of 2016 is QB Jacob Eason. He is from Lake Stevens, Washington and is committed to Georgia. He is an absolute stud with first pick of the draft potential. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2018903
     
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    Five more to look out for.

    Jerney Jones- Plays RB at Republic high in Missouri. He recently ran a 4.56 40 at a Sparq combine, which was one of the fastest there. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1883746/jerney-jones

    Trevor Begue- Plays RB and WR for St. Thomas More in Louisiana. Very quick and explosive. A smooth athlete. I really like his potential. He holds two offers. One from FCS Nicholls State and the other from D2 Henderson State. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1711294/trevor-begue

    Cole Blackman- Plays WR at Glen Allen high in Virginia. He is a rivals 3 star recruit. He is committed to Virginia. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2661406/cole-blackman

    Luke Hudson-Plays RB at The Woodlands Christian in Texas. He rushed for 1,956YD’s and 32TD’s. He has no offers. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2095670/luke-hudson

    Brandon Bowling- Plays WR at Boyd high in Texas. Very fast and quick. He has two offers from Arkansas State and Texas State. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1860966/brandon-bowling
     
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    Jake Funk picked up a Wisconsin offer!
     

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