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 PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:59 am   
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CJ Young, a 6'0/180 WR/Safety from Oak Ridge HS in Orlando, becomes FIU's 4th known commitment for the Class of 2019, as he committed yesterday August 1st. At this point, Young is unrated and reportedly chose FIU over an offer from FAU. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/f ... story.html

Highlight film: https://sc.hudl.com/profile/4378889/CJ-Young

Welcome to FIU, CJ!!

UPDATED KNOWN COMMITMENT LIST AT THE TOP OF THIS THREAD


CJ was recently rated by 247Sports as a 3-Star player with a rating if 81.

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 PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:58 am   
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Stone Norton, a 6’3/190 QB from Davidson Academy in Nashville, Tennessee just committed to FIU today. He picked FIU over 9 other offers including Temple, UTSA, Akron, Yale, Dartmouth and others, while garnering interest from Ole Miss, South Carolina, Purdue and others. As a junior Norton threw for 1,832 yards on 107-175 completed passes for 19 TD’s with only 3 INT’s. He ranks as the state’s overall #44 player in composite rankings. As a junior he was selected as 1st Team All State QB in Tennessee.

He becomes FIU’s first known commitment of the Class of 2019.

Welcome to FIU, Stone!


Stone was recently awarded 3-Stars (grade 73) by ESPN, thus having unanimous 3-Stars ratings (247Sports and Rivals as well):

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 PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:51 pm   
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Embrace the ButchDavis effect.

Prior commitments we're usually "down-graded".

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 PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:29 pm   
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FIU Fanatic wrote:
CJ Young, a 6'0/180 WR/Safety from Oak Ridge HS in Orlando, becomes FIU's 4th known commitment for the Class of 2019, as he committed yesterday August 1st. At this point, Young is unrated and reportedly chose FIU over an offer from FAU. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/f ... story.html

Highlight film: https://sc.hudl.com/profile/4378889/CJ-Young

Welcome to FIU, CJ!!

UPDATED KNOWN COMMITMENT LIST AT THE TOP OF THIS THREAD


3-4 days ago CJ announced he is no longer committed to FIU. Good luck to him the rest of the way. The list is updated at the top of this thread.

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 PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:55 pm   
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 PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:30 pm   
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Is anyone worried about how slow this class is developing? I'm not panicking but early signing day is coming up and we have 5 commitments, this time last year we had 11 (not all eventually signed) .

Hopefully there are some quite ones out there ?


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 PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:56 pm   
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reinierguerra wrote:
Is anyone worried about how slow this class is developing? I'm not panicking but early signing day is coming up and we have 5 commitments, this time last year we had 11 (not all eventually signed) .

Hopefully there are some quite ones out there ?


This is also something I have thought about. I have a hypothesis that we do have multiple silent commits, but this would be seemingly unusual for us. Last year we were also worried about how slow things are developing. It is possible that this year we are maybe waiting more for guys who aren’t signing during the early signing period. It seems there are kids who hold out waiting for “bigger” offers that never come. Maybe we target them?

Either way, I’m not too worried. It doesn’t make much sense for Butch to do so well last year, the team wins even more this year, and we sign a much worse class. I really do like the commits we have so far.


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 PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:36 pm   
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On November 2, 5'11/170 WR from Lyman HS in Longwood FL, Nate Jefferson, committed to FIU. The 247 Sports 3-Stars WR has over 20 offers and chose the Panthers over offers from the likes of North Carolina, Iowa State, Air Force, East Carolina, Appalachian State, Georgia Southern, UAB, MTSU, Marshall, Southern Miss, Rice, Toledo, Troy, and Kent State among others. Playing some QB as well this season he racked up a total of 1,580 yards and 19 TD's, with 746 rushing yards in 77 attempts and also snagging 34 passes for 604 yards as a wide receive, while also adding 230 yards as a punt/kick return man. Not bad.

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/ ... story.html

He becomes at this time our 5th known commitment from our list at the top of this thread.


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 PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:21 pm   
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Lexington Joseph, a (let's say) 5'9/170 RB from Miami Central HS, has committed to FIU according to his tweet. The 247Sports and Rivals.com 3-Stars Running back, reportedly lists offers from Pitt, Boston College, Louisville, USF, Temple, Tulane, UNLV, East Carolina, Southern Miss, FAU, Marshall, Utah State, Liberty, and Buffalo.

A tough and fast runner, Joseph leads Miami Central, a perennial top team in the state and nation. He becomes FIU's sixth known commitment to our list for the Class of 2019.

Highlight film: http://www.hudl.com/profile/9399370/Lexington-Joseph

Welcome to FIU, Lexington!

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 PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:42 pm   
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FIU Fanatic wrote:
Lexington Joseph, a (let's say) 5'9/170 RB from Miami Central HS, has committed to FIU according to his tweet. The 247Sports and Rivals.com 3-Stars Running back, reportedly lists offers from Pitt, Boston College, Louisville, USF, Temple, Tulane, UNLV, East Carolina, Southern Miss, FAU, Marshall, Utah State, Liberty, and Buffalo.

A tough and fast runner, Joseph leads Miami Central, a perennial top team in the state and nation. He becomes FIU's sixth known commitment to our list for the Class of 2019.

Highlight film: http://www.hudl.com/profile/9399370/Lexington-Joseph

Welcome to FIU, Lexington!

UPDATED KNOWN COMMITMENT LIST AT THE TOP OF THIS THREAD


A little worried about his size, but , still, looks good.


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 PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:16 pm   
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ESPN rated our commitments, and all but Deshaun Davis were rated 3-Stars.

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 PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:27 am   
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FIU Fanatic wrote:
ESPN rated our commitments, and all but Deshaun Davis were rated 3-Stars.


Thanks for the update. This will raise everyone's average on the 247 composite. Lexington Joseph will likely be our highest rated commit now.


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 PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:32 pm   
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3 new public commitments came out this weekend, while FIU hosted a number of recruits in official visits.

First all, ASA Junior College (Miami) 6'5/318 OL Logan Gunderson committed to FIU. Reportedly a very tough lineman who has been playing in the O_Line just one year in JUCO ball, chose FIU over offers/interest from FAU and Old Dominion. Not rated by any recruiting website yet.

Last night we had two commitments. First was Ni'Kendrick Carter, a 6'3/230 LB/Athlete from Many HS in Many, Louisiana. He played mostly as a Running Back this season due to injury to their RB, which proved how athletic and strong this kid is. Viewed by scouts as a linebacker in college, Carter is a 247Sports and Rivals solid 3-Stars player. 247Sports ranks him as the state of Louisiana overall #31 rated player, while the composite rankings have him at #41 in Louisiana. Had over 15 offers and previously committed to SMU, chose FIU over offers from Oklahoma State and USF as well.

Ty Danzy, a 6'5/235 DE from Westside HS in Anderson, South Carolina, also picked FIU and committed to Panther staff while visiting this past weekend. He's a huge kid that adds size and depth to an already deep group of players. One recruiting agency in South Carolina rated him last year as a junior as the state's 11th ranked player for this year's 2019 Class. http://www.southernpigskin.com/recruiti ... ings-v4.0/

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In version 4.0 of the SouthernPigskin.com 2019 Palmetto State Player Rankings expansion and movement take place. Eight new names surface on the recruiting trail pushing the ranking to a Top 40. We also see some movement with a handful of previously ranked players. Each new name is bolded.

The highest new entry, at #11, belongs to hybrid DE/OLB Ty Danzy of Anderson (S.C.) Westside. Danzy possesses the coveted length and athleticism that should soon propel him to multiple FBS offers. Through the first seven games his junior season he was second on the Rams defensive unit with 48 tackles, to go along with five TFL’s and three sacks. The two-sport star also averaged 6 points and 4.5 rebounds per game as a sophomore.


So, I'm confident he's a great under the radar recruit that the national recruiting agencies haven't updated their evaluations like the local ones do. Had 48 tackles and 5 sacks as a senior playing at the DL.

Story when he received offer from WKU: https://www.independentmail.com/story/s ... 395257002/

With these 3 new known commitments, we are up to 9 in our list.

Welcome to FIU, Logan, NI'Kendrick, and Ty!!

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A JUCO punter/kicker from Northeast Oklahoma A&M, Thomas "Tommy" Heatherly has committed to FIU, according to a tweet yesterday. He will most likely become our punter the next two years, once Stone Wilson is gone. Guy has a tremendous leg in his punts and kickoffs.



Welcome to FIU, Tommy!

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Nathan "Nate" White, a 6'4/215 DE from Edgewater HS in Orlando Florida, has committed to FIU today. He chose FIU over reported offers from Syracuse, USF, Tulane, FAU, Akron, Northern Illinois, Toledo, WKU, Troy among others. A 247Sports 3-Stars player, White is originally from Miami, but moved to Orlando two years ago. His family struggled here and there, even being homeless in Orlando, , but has battled to become a looked upon football recruit. As a junior reportedly had 17 sacks, and followed that up with a reported 21 sacks as a senior: https://www.orangeobserver.com/article/ ... ial-season

Story on White: https://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/ ... story.html


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