New Commit - Ryan Wright P from CA

Talk about the latest recruits here.
Post Reply
User avatar
RobertM320
Tsunami
Posts: 6394
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:18 pm
Location: Destrehan, LA
Contact:
Status: Offline

Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:28 am

Just got a commitment from the 3* punter that was in town this weekend, Ryan Wright. Second highest rated punter in the country according to 247.


"ASK AND YE SHALL RECEIVE! HANG EM AND BANG EM! HANG EM AND BANG EM!"-- Todd Graffagnini
Ruski
Surge
Posts: 743
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:58 pm
Status: Offline

Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:47 am

I'm guessing that means we won't be getting the Nebraska committed kicker who was also here. Will Wright kick FG too? Huge news that we could finally land a highly rated kicker but a little disappointing if he only punts.
User avatar
GreenLantern
Swell
Posts: 1583
Joined: Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:41 pm
Status: Offline

Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:48 am

Hallelujah!
User avatar
RobertM320
Tsunami
Posts: 6394
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:18 pm
Location: Destrehan, LA
Contact:
Status: Offline

Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:59 am

Ruski wrote:I'm guessing that means we won't be getting the Nebraska committed kicker who was also here. Will Wright kick FG too? Huge news that we could finally land a highly rated kicker but a little disappointing if he only punts.
Not sure why you think that. Barrett Pickering, the NEB commit, is only a PK guy. I would think we need both?
"ASK AND YE SHALL RECEIVE! HANG EM AND BANG EM! HANG EM AND BANG EM!"-- Todd Graffagnini
Ruski
Surge
Posts: 743
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:58 pm
Status: Offline

Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:59 am

I have a feeling we may be seeing a lot of trick plays out of the special teams. This kid is a 6'3 240 punter who is also listed as a pro-style QB. 247 rates him the 2nd best punter in the country. He had an official visit at Arizona a few weeks back.
Ruski
Surge
Posts: 743
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:58 pm
Status: Offline

Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:00 pm

RobertM320 wrote:
Ruski wrote:I'm guessing that means we won't be getting the Nebraska committed kicker who was also here. Will Wright kick FG too? Huge news that we could finally land a highly rated kicker but a little disappointing if he only punts.
Not sure why you think that. Barrett Pickering, the NEB commit, is only a PK guy. I would think we need both?
That's my question. Are we at a place where we have 2 scholarship kickers? If so that's wonderful. Just didn't think we'd give out a scholarship for purely a punter.
User avatar
Bigschtick
Swell
Posts: 2281
Joined: Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:57 am
Location: Southern California
Status: Offline

Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:05 pm

Good News!
Speak softly but carry a bigschtick!
User avatar
RobertM320
Tsunami
Posts: 6394
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:18 pm
Location: Destrehan, LA
Contact:
Status: Offline

Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:25 pm

Ruski wrote:
RobertM320 wrote:
Ruski wrote:I'm guessing that means we won't be getting the Nebraska committed kicker who was also here. Will Wright kick FG too? Huge news that we could finally land a highly rated kicker but a little disappointing if he only punts.
Not sure why you think that. Barrett Pickering, the NEB commit, is only a PK guy. I would think we need both?
That's my question. Are we at a place where we have 2 scholarship kickers? If so that's wonderful. Just didn't think we'd give out a scholarship for purely a punter.
You don't think a guy that can flip the field with solid punting is worth a scholarship? I mean, we use scholarships for long snappers.
"ASK AND YE SHALL RECEIVE! HANG EM AND BANG EM! HANG EM AND BANG EM!"-- Todd Graffagnini
lurker123
Swell
Posts: 1300
Joined: Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:01 pm
Status: Offline

Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:35 pm

RobertM320 wrote:
Ruski wrote:
RobertM320 wrote:
Ruski wrote:I'm guessing that means we won't be getting the Nebraska committed kicker who was also here. Will Wright kick FG too? Huge news that we could finally land a highly rated kicker but a little disappointing if he only punts.
Not sure why you think that. Barrett Pickering, the NEB commit, is only a PK guy. I would think we need both?
That's my question. Are we at a place where we have 2 scholarship kickers? If so that's wonderful. Just didn't think we'd give out a scholarship for purely a punter.
You don't think a guy that can flip the field with solid punting is worth a scholarship? I mean, we use scholarships for long snappers.
+1. If Tulane signs Scott and Daniels, it will have 5 qbs on scholarship (even if GC moves on.) I'm all for signing another PK too. If so, I'd bet Neenan leaves before Block but I'd be surprised if both stayed in those circumstances.

I hate to say it but Aidan Gale who kicked for U High looked better against De La Salle than current Tulane kickers. I'm not advocating going after him but simply there are kickers out there. Fritz has to be able to find someone that can upgrade that position.
User avatar
RobertM320
Tsunami
Posts: 6394
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:18 pm
Location: Destrehan, LA
Contact:
Status: Offline

Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:42 pm

From what I saw on Twitter, GC is looking for someplace else to play next year as a grad transfer.
"ASK AND YE SHALL RECEIVE! HANG EM AND BANG EM! HANG EM AND BANG EM!"-- Todd Graffagnini
Ruski
Surge
Posts: 743
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:58 pm
Status: Offline

Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:32 pm

RobertM320 wrote:
Ruski wrote:
RobertM320 wrote:
Ruski wrote:I'm guessing that means we won't be getting the Nebraska committed kicker who was also here. Will Wright kick FG too? Huge news that we could finally land a highly rated kicker but a little disappointing if he only punts.
Not sure why you think that. Barrett Pickering, the NEB commit, is only a PK guy. I would think we need both?
That's my question. Are we at a place where we have 2 scholarship kickers? If so that's wonderful. Just didn't think we'd give out a scholarship for purely a punter.
You don't think a guy that can flip the field with solid punting is worth a scholarship? I mean, we use scholarships for long snappers.
Definitely 100% believe we need it. We lose too many close games every year, better kicking in those games would flip the script. Didn't we have some 20 yard punts against SMU?

Just surprised/impressed Fritz is taking such initiative to fix a glaring hole. Damn, Toledo/CJ really, really lowered my expectations of this program.
DfromCT
Tsunami
Posts: 5863
Joined: Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:50 pm
Location: Stamford, CT
Status: Offline

Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:18 am

RobertM320 wrote:From what I saw on Twitter, GC is looking for someplace else to play next year as a grad transfer.
I not only don't blame him one bit, I wish him well. I hope he finds a home where he can play out his last year of eligibility. He won't see the field at Tulane next year, and he deserves a chance to play. Hopefully he'll not only find a place to play, but earn a graduate degree that serves him well for years to come.
" For every alum, no matter where they are...I want a football coach that's going to make Saturday something you anticipate and look forward to." Troy Dannen

Thank you all for your ongoing support as my son Zach continues to beat leukemia
anEngineer
High Tide
Posts: 307
Joined: Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:26 pm
Status: Offline

Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:13 am

DfromCT wrote:
RobertM320 wrote:From what I saw on Twitter, GC is looking for someplace else to play next year as a grad transfer.
I not only don't blame him one bit, I wish him well. I hope he finds a home where he can play out his last year of eligibility. He won't see the field at Tulane next year, and he deserves a chance to play. Hopefully he'll not only find a place to play, but earn a graduate degree that serves him well for years to come.
Not that this issue is on topic, but I would be really surprised if GC finds a place to "play" next year. Consider what circumstances it would take to bring in a senior QB to a new system to play for 1 year. You would need to find a coach who thinks he has everything in place to be competitive in his conference for this one year except a pocket QB who is new to the system. Then you start over with a new QB the following year. QB is just not a position that you try to bring in a 1-year guy, unless it's Drew Brees.

I can see him looking for a change of scenery that his intelligence and experience could earn him. If he earns playing time, good for him.
winwave
Wild Pelican
Posts: 11793
Joined: Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:34 am
Status: Online

Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:19 pm

I hope it works out for him. After the last game he talked about hoping to maybe get on as GA here. I guess that didn't work out.
Find A Way!
DfromCT
Tsunami
Posts: 5863
Joined: Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:50 pm
Location: Stamford, CT
Status: Offline

Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:24 pm

Yes, I'd use a scholarship on players that only punt, placekick and long snap. Ideally you find a long snapper that can fill in as a backup at multiple O-line positions. But special teams, as we've witnessed the past 5 or so years, are not very special unless all three of those positions are filled with talented specialists. Cairo Santos was approaching the NCAA record for consecutive FG's made (including 3 or 4 over 50 yards in the streak) when it was foiled by a bad snap at Syracuse. Each piece of the puzzle must fit.
" For every alum, no matter where they are...I want a football coach that's going to make Saturday something you anticipate and look forward to." Troy Dannen

Thank you all for your ongoing support as my son Zach continues to beat leukemia
User avatar
chain gang x man
Surge
Posts: 963
Joined: Thu May 22, 2014 2:02 pm
Location: Destrehan
Contact:
Status: Offline

Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:40 pm

DfromCT wrote:Yes, I'd use a scholarship on players that only punt, placekick and long snap. Ideally you find a long snapper that can fill in as a backup at multiple O-line positions. But special teams, as we've witnessed the past 5 or so years, are not very special unless all three of those positions are filled with talented specialists. Cairo Santos was approaching the NCAA record for consecutive FG's made (including 3 or 4 over 50 yards in the streak) when it was foiled by a bad snap at Syracuse. Each piece of the puzzle must fit.
There is a kid at Destrehan that has already taken an unofficial visit. He plays DL and LB and he is the deep snapper on punts, field goals and extra points. Currently he is working with Ryan Rome who was the holder for Santos and finished his career at McNeese St as a graduate student.
Post Reply