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Football Recruiting 2018

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:47 am
by Ruski

Re: Football Recruiting 2018

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:47 am
by Ruski
Tulane only signed two prospects from the state of Louisiana in the 2017 recruiting cycle, but entering his second season, head coach Willie Fritz would like to see that number grow substantially in 2018.

Tulane has sent out a flurry of new overtures to local prospects in recent weeks, in an attempt to get in early with some of the state's top prospects. With just shy of a year before the 2018 recruiting class comes to an end, it is too early to gauge where they may end up, but it is likely they will sign more than two this go-around. Here is a rundown of each of Tulane's in-state offers by alphabetical order.



http://www.nola.com/recruiting/index.ss ... rs_to.html

I've added 247 rankings

Micah Baskerville, LB, Evangel 3 star, .8739

Glenn Beal, TE, John Curtis 3 star .8661

Slade Bolden, ATH, Evangel 3 star, .8429

Tahj Brown, DE/LB, Donaldsonville 3 star .8427

Aaron Brule, S/LB, Rummel 3 star .8563 Kansas commit

Trenton Charles, RB, Scotlandville 3 star .8527

Ja'Marr Chase, WR, Rummel 4 star .9039

Damone Clark, LB, Southern Lab, LSU commit 4 star .9112

Gregory Clayton, WR, Lutcher Rivals 3 star

Davin Cotton, DL, Evangel 4 star .9156

Corione Harris, CB, Landry-Walker, Kansas commit 4 star .9271

Jammal Houston, WR, John Ehret 3 star .8678

Troy Hurst, ATH, St. Helena 4 star .9000

Jamiran James, DT, De la Salle 4 star .9000

Devonta Jason, WR, Landry-Walker 4 star .9549 Kansas Commit

Jaray Jenkins, WR, Jena 3 star .8778

Kenan Jones, WR, Berwick, LSU commit 4 star .9131

Kelvin Joseph, DB, Scotlandville, LSU commit 4 star .9781

Lawrence Keys, WR, McDonogh 35 4 star .9047

Garland LaFrance, RB, St. Augustine 2 Crystal Ball predictions say Tulane

Xavier Lodge, DB, Woodlawn

Terrace Marshall, WR, Parkway 5 star .9852

Jeremiah McDonald, S, Northshore

Juan Monjarres, DE/LB, St. Augustine 3 star .8466

Devin Phillips, OG, Neville 3 star .8183 TCU commit

Justin Rogers, QB, Parkway 4 star .9066

Dare Rosenthal, OL/DL, Ferriday 4 star .9447

Kemon Smith, DT, Northshore

Eddie Smith, DB, Salmen

Tony St. Julien, ATH, Vinton 4 star .9052

Wayne Toussant, ATH, Plaquemine

Christian Trahan, TE, Sulphur 3 star .8366

Ricky Travis, QB, St. Helena

Jorien Vallien, WR, Alexandria

Ar'Darius Washington, DB, Evangel 3 star .8700

Anthony Williams, RB, Hahnville, Kansas commit 3 star .8782

Mike Williams, ATH, Dunham

Isaiah Windmon, S, John Ehret 3 star .8577

Re: Football Recruiting 2018

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:51 am
by Ruski
I know we offered Pooka Williams super early, like 2015. He was one of the recent high-end recruits to commit to Kansas, seems like he could be persuaded to go somewhere other than a traditional power. I hope Fritz tries to get Fat Rob and Forte to help recruit the kid. The dude is an absolute beast!

Re: Football Recruiting 2018

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:53 am
by GreenPuddleSplash
Ruski wrote:


I posted about that tweet a few days ago. I think the branding on that is spot on. The Roll Wave with the Nike swoosh sign is a great touch.

Re: Football Recruiting 2018

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:00 am
by Ruski
GreenPuddleSplash wrote:
Ruski wrote:


I posted about that tweet a few days ago. I think the branding on that is spot on. The Roll Wave with the Nike swoosh sign is a great touch.



Dannen deserves huge marks for marketing improvement. Night and day from the Dickson era.

Re: Football Recruiting 2018

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:56 pm
by chain gang x man
Slade Bolden is my cousin
The list has him playing for Evangel
He attends West Monroe
Jimmy Smith compiled the list.

Here is Slade's highlight video
https://twitter.com/_slade_10/status/813186176014225412
He has played QB RB WR DB
Very fast

Re: Football Recruiting 2018

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:29 pm
by winwave
chain gang x man wrote:Slade Bolden is my cousin
The list has him playing for Evangel
He attends West Monroe
Jimmy Smith compiled the list.

Here is Slade's highlight video
https://twitter.com/_slade_10/status/813186176014225412
He has played QB RB WR DB
Very fast


So then we have the inside track! :mrgreen:

Re: Football Recruiting 2018

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:57 pm
by galvezwave
winwave wrote:
chain gang x man wrote:Slade Bolden is my cousin
The list has him playing for Evangel
He attends West Monroe
Jimmy Smith compiled the list.

Here is Slade's highlight video
https://twitter.com/_slade_10/status/813186176014225412
He has played QB RB WR DB
Very fast


So then we have the inside track! :mrgreen:


I went to Monroe for the WM-St Amant playoff game . Bolden had tree-fiddy and 5 Tds. Needless to say I was impressed. Breathtaking breakaway speed. And st Amant knew he was coming

Re: Football Recruiting 2018

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:43 am
by RobertM320
You want a QB? Here's a QB for us. Jalen Chatman, 3-stars, from Harbor City, CA. Just did an unofficial visit, loved it, feels like he's a perfect fit for our offense, will commit somewhere by the end of May. Article is worth reading. Would be a great catch.


http://www.scout.com/college/football/r ... tment-date


Re: Football Recruiting 2018

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:17 am
by winwave
We should have a good chance for all the reasons there and based on his offers so far:

http://247sports.com/Player/Jalen-Chatman-87506

Re: Football Recruiting 2018

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:07 pm
by winwave

Re: Football Recruiting 2018

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:17 pm
by Aberzombie1892
The fact that he put off committing to Tulane in order to see what Hawaii, San Jose State, and a "few others" have to say kills some of the optimism around him.

Re: Football Recruiting 2018

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:40 pm
by anEngineer
Aberzombie1892 wrote:The fact that he put off committing to Tulane in order to see what Hawaii, San Jose State, and a "few others" have to say kills some of the optimism around him.


Tip my hand before getting a trip to Hawaii? No way I'm doing that.

Re: Football Recruiting 2018

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:03 pm
by Aberzombie1892
anEngineer wrote:
Aberzombie1892 wrote:The fact that he put off committing to Tulane in order to see what Hawaii, San Jose State, and a "few others" have to say kills some of the optimism around him.


Tip my hand before getting a trip to Hawaii? No way I'm doing that.


Well, he could have committed and then still visited as Tulane isn't in a position to realistically threaten to revoke his offer if he visits other places given how the 2017 recruiting class looked.

He's big on Tulane now, but it will be interesting to see what happens when he starts getting west coast offers.

On a side note, at least he's 6'0 and not taller - that will scare away most high profile programs.

Re: Football Recruiting 2018

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:44 pm
by RobertM320
Lindsey Scott was 5'11" when he was a senior, but weighed 205. This guy is 170. Hopefully a senior year would fill him out a bit, but not too much, otherwise no way we'd hold his commit until signing day. Wish there were more people like Stephon Huderson, who committed and stuck with it from day one.

Re: Football Recruiting 2018

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:00 pm
by Aberzombie1892
Barring a series of injuries at QB, Lindsay Scott likely won't ever start at LSU against an FBS team.

As a side note on QB height, the average height for D1-A QBs is 6'2 with 18% at 6'0 or shorter and 44% 6'3 and taller. This includes all QBs on rosters and not just starting QBs.

https://www.google.com/amp/www.maxpreps ... 3960a4eba0

Re: Football Recruiting 2018

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:06 pm
by GreenPuddleSplash
RobertM320 wrote:Lindsey Scott was 5'11" when he was a senior, but weighed 205. This guy is 170. Hopefully a senior year would fill him out a bit, but not too much, otherwise no way we'd hold his commit until signing day. Wish there were more people like Stephon Huderson, who committed and stuck with it from day one.


Robert, I think me and you absolutely love Mr. Huderson. I can't wait to see him on the field. I'm almost certain we will see him at the next level as long as he keeps developing.

Re: Football Recruiting 2018

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:06 pm
by DfromCT
Great article in SI online about Coach Fritz and how he's using the City of New Orleans for recruiting. Tip of the hat to Troy Dannen, whom tweeted a heads up about this article. You need to scroll down the page as the video at the top has nothing to do with Tulane (or the headline, for that matter!)

https://www.si.com/college-football/2017/04/14/willie-fritz-tulane-green-wave

Re: Football Recruiting 2018

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:04 pm
by winwave
DfromCT wrote:Great article in SI online about Coach Fritz and how he's using the City of New Orleans for recruiting. Tip of the hat to Troy Dannen, whom tweeted a heads up about this article. You need to scroll down the page as the video at the top has nothing to do with Tulane (or the headline, for that matter!)

https://www.si.com/college-football/2017/04/14/willie-fritz-tulane-green-wave


Already linked above.

Re: Football Recruiting 2018

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:33 pm
by golfnut69
I note several post regarding QB's height...in the run-pass-option you complete as many passes with your feet as you do with your arm ...by that,you use your feet to create passing lanes....This Offense demands a mobile QB and actually opens the doors for may "too small" to play QB at some schools,,,they are usually excellent Athletes and can cause many issues for opposing Defenses...so bring me a 5"11/6'0" qb with a solid arm and great feet over a 6"3" qb, with feet of concrete...Tulane has to adapt to schemes to the players they can recruit, not many "pro style" QBs will be enrolling at Tulane anytime in the near future

Re: Football Recruiting 2018

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:54 pm
by Aberzombie1892
golfnut69 wrote:I note several post regarding QB's height...in the run-pass-option you complete as many passes with your feet as you do with your arm ...by that,you use your feet to create passing lanes....This Offense demands a mobile QB and actually opens the doors for may "too small" to play QB at some schools,,,they are usually excellent Athletes and can cause many issues for opposing Defenses...so bring me a 5"11/6'0" qb with a solid arm and great feet over a 6"3" qb, with feet of concrete...Tulane has to adapt to schemes to the players they can recruit, not many "pro style" QBs will be enrolling at Tulane anytime in the near future


Plus big brand schools almost always won't target QBs 6'0 or shorter, and, as a result, Tulane could benefit from targeting high end QBs at that height range like Jalen.

The only reason Lindsay Scott is at LSU is that Miles missed on all of his QB targets and the fan base would have rioted if Miles didn't sign a QB in that class.

Re: Football Recruiting 2018

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:37 am
by RobertM320
Pretty sad excuse for an article. The first paragraph is pretty much the same as he wrote in an article back in Feb when he listed all the 2018 Louisiana players that we had made offers to. This time its a list of in-state and out of state recruits that have visited to observe spring practice.


Re: Football Recruiting 2018

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:45 am
by Bearwave
Ruski wrote:I know we offered Pooka Williams super early, like 2015. He was one of the recent high-end recruits to commit to Kansas, seems like he could be persuaded to go somewhere other than a traditional power. I hope Fritz tries to get Fat Rob and Forte to help recruit the kid. The dude is an absolute beast!


Pooka's grades and test score may have him headed to JUCO. And to have him as only a 3* is a joke. You have to see this kid play in person, unreal speed and moves and way more power than you'd expect for someone his size.

Re: Football Recruiting 2018

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:29 pm
by RobertM320
This guy must have been in to visit at some point this past week. We did one of those edits for him.

According to his Twitter bio, he's Caleb Chapman, c/o 2018, 3 star WR, 6'5", 206, 4.43. Anyone know anything about him, other than he seems to fit what Fritz is looking for?



Re: Football Recruiting 2018

Posted: Mon May 08, 2017 9:26 pm
by chain gang x man
winwave wrote:
chain gang x man wrote:Slade Bolden is my cousin
The list has him playing for Evangel
He attends West Monroe
Jimmy Smith compiled the list.

Here is Slade's highlight video
https://twitter.com/_slade_10/status/813186176014225412
He has played QB RB WR DB
Very fast


So then we have the inside track! :mrgreen:

I spoke to my cousin who is Slade's grandmother and she told me Tulane was not pursuing him very much
I can understand the SEC schools being in the mix but La Tech over Tulane This kid has a 4.0 GPA