Friday, January 20, 2006

Recruiting Update

Rivals.com has updated and reevaluated Fresno State's recruiting class. Of the 8 verbals listed by Rivals, 6 are 3 star athletes. The last two Bulldog recruiting classes had only one 3 star recruit between them, OL Richard Pacheco in 2005. The 2006 class is starting to look like Hill's best ever. If the Dogs can sign Clovis West DE Chris Lewis, along with 4 star Athlete Ricky Thenarse it will give Fresno State a solid top 40-60 class.

"It is between Colorado, Nebraska and Fresno State right now," Thenarse explained.

"I still plan on making my decision on ESPN on the 25th."

Meanwhile DE/LB recruit Robert Schenck might be waning from his soft verbal to the Bulldogs. The 6-2 235 lb from San Marcos is deciding between FS and Washington State, Boston College is a distant third. About Schenck:

A physical player with a boatload of speed. At 205 pounds as a junior, clocked a 10.6 in the 100 yard dashNow at 235 pounds, "He's a legit 4.4 40 guy," says Mission Hills High coach Chris Hauser. Schenck gave a soft verbal commitment to Fresno State on his visit Jan. 4 but now says he's rethinking that pledge. 'Academics and then a coaching staff that's going to stay there is (important)," said Schenck. The prospect built like Zeus says Washington State, FSU, Arizona are now all even. Boston College has also offered but might be too far away. He played linebacker last season but could end up at defensive end, 'backer or even running back at the next level and WSU likes him at all three according to Hauser. On his senior season defensively, he racked up 79 tackles with 10 of them for loss and two quarterback sacks, plus three caused fumbles and three interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns. -scout.com

If Schenck is a legit 4.4 guy, how it the hell did USC and UCLA not recruit this kid. He would make monster tailback or an even better fullback in the right offense. (wonder if the offense will change under new OC?) But he will probably end up at defensive end or linebacker.

Name Pos Ht Wt 40time Hometown (source)

  1. Lorne Bell LB 5-10 197 4.88 Simi Valley, CA (barkboard)
  2. Jamel Hamler WR 6-1 185 4.6 San Leandro, CA (rivals.com) verbal to UO
  3. Anthony Harding RB 6-0 202 4.6 Turlock, CA (rivals.com)
  4. Kenny Hedrington RB 5-10 190 Fresno, CA (barkboard)
  5. Nico Herron LB 6-2 222 4.9 San Leandro, CA (rivals.com)
  6. Andrew Jackson DE 6-5 237 5.24 Grass Valley, CA (rivals.com)
  7. Ben Jacobs LB 6-3 225 4.83 Las Vegas, NV (barkboard/channel 47)
  8. Lonyae Miller RB 5-11 205 4.5 Fontana, CA (rivals.com/scout.com)
  9. Damion Owens DB 5-11 180 4.99 San Leandro, CA (rivals.com)
  10. Charlie Robbins OL 6-2 265 5.4 Fresno, CA (rivals.com)
  11. Robert Schenck LB 6-3 235 4.7 San Marcos, CA (barkboard) soft verbal deciding between FS/WSU
  12. Taylor Smith DE 6-2 224 4.84 Clovis, CA (rivals.com)
  13. Will Smith LB 6-3 215 Fresno, CA (fresno bee)
  14. Ken Wiggins OL 6-6 265 5.6 Elk Grove, CA (rivals.com)
  15. Barry Wilson WR 6-4 185 Tulare, CA (fresno bee)

still decding....

Chris Lewis DE 6-2 235 4.7 Fresno, CA deciding between FS, Miami FLA, ASU, UO

Ricky Thenarse Ath 6-0 175 4.48 Los Angelese, CA soft verbal to Neb, deciding between FS,Colo, Neb on 1/25 on ESPN

2 comments:

Aaron said...

Good analysis of our recruits!

mdg said...

Thanks, got any info drop me a line.