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Albany State football still in signing mode as spring practices approach

Albany State football coach Mike White says several new players will be signed by the time the Rams take the field Monday for their first spring practice.

Albany State football coach Mike White says several new players will be signed by the time the Rams take the field Monday for their first spring practice.

ALBANY — Albany State coach Mike White is still looking for his quarterback.

Meanwhile, the rest of the Rams football team is beginning to take shape.

As the team prepares for its first spring practice Feb. 25, White revealed on Monday that several new players — including some local talent — could commit to ASU by the end of the week.

Nine players signed with the Rams on National Signing Day on Feb. 6, but since then White and his coaching staff haven’t stopped hitting the recruiting trail.

“We have some offers out, but we still don’t have the paperwork back,” White said. “We are hoping in the next few days to have something.”

One player to sign with ASU since National Signing Day is Central Macon defensive back Owen Brown, who was co-MVP of his high school team last season after intercepting four passes and running two INTs back for TDs.

“He’s a kid who has three or four guys on his (high school) coaching staff who played (at ASU),” White said. “He is very familiar with our coverages. He was very fresh with his football knowledge when I met him. He talked the same language that we talk here.”

However, none of the current offers on the table are for a quarterback — a position the Rams desperately need to fill with the graduation of David Kooi and Keenan Grissett.

“That was a goal, to have one (QB) in here before spring,” White said. “Going forward, we just don’t want to get in the same situation as last year.”

Last year, the Rams were dealing with the graduation of star QB Stanley Jennings and didn’t sign his replacement — Kooi — until days before training camp started.

Kooi’s late arrival and unfamiliarity with the playbook were evident in the first four games, when he threw two TDs and five interceptions and connected on less than 50 percent of his passes.

“I think if we are in the same situation that we were in last year with Kooi, that’s going to be a negative,” White said. “We need to get the problem solved before then.”

On National Signing Day, White said he had been pursuing two QBs, but one signed with Bethune-Cookman and the other has stopped communicating with Albany State.

“That trail just went cold on us,” said White, who hesitated to name either QB. “This is just part of the recruiting process. The only thing you can do is just kind of go back out fishing and looking to see what is still out there.”

One quarterback ASU had its eyes on was Herald Super 6er and Early County star Jacori Taylor, who recently signed with East Central Mississippi Community College.

Taylor was one of several local players — including Lee County running back and Herald People’s Choice Player of the Year Kenneth Hurley and Monroe safety Jawaski Randle — who the Rams were interested in.

Hurley (Benedict College) and Randle (Miles College) both stayed in Albany State’s conference.

“We were looking at (Hurley) and really liked him a lot, but we just felt we already had what he has,” White said, referring to players like speedy back Adrian Alexander and slot receiver Jessie Atkins who are similar players to Hurley. “We were going back and forth (with Hurley), but we thought he was like some receivers and backs we already had.”

While Hurley wasn’t offered a scholarship at ASU, Randle just simply chose to leave Albany — a situation that White and his coaching staff run into often.

“It’s an opportunity for them to get out of town and play somewhere else,” White said. “We were after a local kid last year, but he felt like playing in a bigger city would be a better fit for him because he has been here his whole life. Even if he was living on campus, he would feel like he was still living at home.”

White said the lack of local players in the 2013 signing class could change soon.

“That could change by the end of this week,” White said. “We have seen some guys and liked some guys from here. We definitely have some ball players in town.”

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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 1 month ago

As long as ASU avoids local talent in South Georgia again, they will not win the SIAC anymore!!!! I hope Mike White and the rest of his pitiful recruiting coaching staff is reading this......STOP AVOIDING LOCAL TALENT!!! Get your butts over to the local and surrounding schools and beg some of these athletes to come to ASU......If you keep fooling around with those kids from Atlanta and other places, you will continue to get SOFT PLAYERS who cant play.......and YOU WILL NOT WIN THE SIAC TITLE ANYMORE!!!!

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dominiquedamac 1 year, 1 month ago

ASU is recruiting local player but everybody is not going to play for them. Alot of players don't like staying home after high school and they would rather play for a school out of town. You know that! Btw, winning the SIAC is old and ASU needs to win playoff games on a consistent basis.

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dmyers80 1 year, 1 month ago

I agree dominique... thats why ASU lost the kid from Monroe he wanted to get away from home!!

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dmyers80 1 year, 1 month ago

WOW!!! What local teams did you watch this season??? Right now ASU needs O-linemen and a QB. There were'nt many good senior local football players this season... A couple of linemen and a linebacker and DB from Monroe, Westover had a couple skill positions guys but thats about it!! Unless someone can get the clearinghouse to Monroe's Qb to come out of highschool a year early!

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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 1 month ago

Its not just local high schools...there is a mass of talent over in Cairo, Valdosta, Tift County, Bainbridge, Fitzgerald, Lee County, and even Worth County. Some not decided yet....ASU ignores these kids because they think they wanna leave or something...I dont know, but the fact is, ASU wont even visit the schools to ask the kids....ASU needs a QB and there were some local QB's they could have at least given a work-out to. Albany High had a good QB that they let get away... ASU dont care....thats why they will NOT WIN THE SIAC again without SOUTH GEORGIA....watch and see!!!!! Lets have this conversation after next season and you will see.....

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dmyers80 1 year, 1 month ago

Where did the QB from Albany high go to??

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dominiquedamac 1 year, 1 month ago

ASU had and still does have local(229 schools) talent on the team. They ain't going to get every one of them to play for them. Everybody doesn't want to go to ASU and you know that! Do you read the program when you go to the games? There are plenty of Cairo, Crisp County, and Valdosta players on the team. I guess you don't and you are just running your trap because you don't even know what you are talking about!

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dmyers80 1 year, 1 month ago

Albany high had a good QB??? You must be talking about Albany NY....you think ASU had QB problems last year?? Sign him and we will see some real QB struggles! the kid has great size and a decent arm for a College QB, but as far as skills... I havent seen anything from him!! recruiting involves as many as 50 players.. some are lost to other schools, the majority of the talent in the surrounding areas like bainbridge, cairo,valdosta, tift co, and fitzgerald, are D1 talent,so they go there or like most of the local's their academics dont qualify so they go the JUCO route, like the QB from Early County another thing that goes to where a player goes is the opportunity to play right away... good example is the kid from Lee Co., ASU already has a sophomore a junior and a senior that they use and have an identical skill set that he has ... so why would I go to ASU when i know it will be at least 2 years before I get any real playing time?

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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 1 month ago

I have a problem with two things you said.....1) The Albany High QB was good and he did sign with somebody...and ASU did not even look his way.....check this link out... http://www.ncsasports.org/football-recruiting/ga/albany/albany-high-school1/emanuel-byrd and check out his stats at http://www.maxpreps.com/athletes/0jGOQB6R8UuvZXcMj0Bl1g/football-fall-12/stats-emanuel-byrd.htm he was a hell of a basketball player too...2) those kids in surrounding towns are not all D1 material. .....just a rare few!! Most of them are D2 and D3 material if that.....So, what makes ASU think they are so above trying out some of those kids? If they had some decent coaches, they could make some of those D3 kids into D2 kids and maybe even recruit a D1 type kid one day. ASU thinks they can recruit like the Georgia Bulldogs and they cant.... They take 1 full ride scholarship and offer two recruits two partial scholarships with the money that was meant for one.....then its up to the kids to find a way to pay the balance of the tuition each semester. (pell grants, loans, parents, etc.) That aint no real scholarship!!! Thats a partial piece of crap.....so, mark my words,,,,,ASU will not win the title for a while b/c they cant recruit!!!! They dont have a clue!!!

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dominiquedamac 1 year, 1 month ago

Do you know the SIAC Championship is just a conference championship? It is not a NCAA Division II Championship! VSU has three Division II Championships while ASU has three playoff wins. That is embarrassing and sad.

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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 1 month ago

nobody is comparing VSU to ASU.....who cares about VSU??? This is the wrong thread.....

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VSU 1 year, 1 month ago

Good point! There is no comparison between VSU & ASU. VSU rules, ASU, well that's another story.

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dmyers80 1 year, 1 month ago

Who did he sign with.. I really want to know... But I watched him play at almost every home game for the past 2 years and i see a gifted athlete but a mediocre QB... I understand he's a likeable kid with a good story, but bottom line he's not that good of a QB and he's got the record to prove it (2-8)this season , how many wins the year before 4 or 5... Does he even have 10 wins in his whole career? He cant read coverages and he makes bad decisions with the ball, If you know football ,you can tell that on his passes it is predetermined who he will throw it to before they get to the line. You say the coaches should make d3 kids into d2 kids... Well what about the rest of the team while they are babysitting the kids they signed so that they wouldnt feel bad noone offered them a scholarship... You make it seem like it is ASU's responsibility to make sure every kid in SWGA gets to play college football!! If they are that good that wont be a problem! As for they cnat win without South Georgia... % Conference championships in the last 10 years says youre wrong!!!

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dmyers80 1 year, 1 month ago

  • that was supposed to be 5 conference championships.
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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 1 month ago

the best running back to ever come through Albany State was Antonio Leroy from Monroe High School....LOCAL TALENT!!!!!!! Did you hear me???? I said LOCAL TALENT!!!!! I said the BEST RUNNING BACK EVER at ASU......check the records and stats....THE BEST!!! LOCAL TALENT!!!!! Can you hear me now???? Can you hear me now????? Good!!!!

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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 1 month ago

(drops the mic and walks away)..........case closed!!!

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dmyers80 1 year, 1 month ago

OK... Who's the best QB, WR, LB, DB??? Where were they from?? There are more good players besides RBs! QB- (Augusta/ Columbus) WR- (Columbus/ Savannah/ ATL) LB- (FLA) DB( Columbus ATL)..

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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 1 month ago

Did any one them break any significant records???? go pro??? Name them !!

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dmyers80 1 year, 1 month ago

Leroy Didnt go PRO!!! Mike White- DL Augusta PRO D Nash - CB Dan Land- DB Eric Williams DB Walter Curry LB.... All played in NFL.... Ricky Alexander best QB from ASU

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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 1 month ago

You are dead wrong about BYRD....He was a good QB on a below average team. You sound like those guys who hated on Tim Tebow when he won a National Championship by saying his passes are not that accurate. Tim Tebow was a winner!! He may not have been a Peyton Manning, but he was a winner. If ASU had some good coaches, they could have developed this kid into a collegiate winner. But anyway, back to my first point, ASU has an arrogant recruiting staff who feel they are too good to come to these local/surrounding schools and at least offer scholarships. They would rather run up to Atlanta somewhere and pick some D3 type kids and gamble with them. The real talent is right here under their nose if they would just look around. Here is the link where BRYD SIGNED.....Another great talent that ASU let get away!!!! why???? Arrogance......... http://www.albanyherald.com/news/2013...

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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 1 month ago

any questions????

thank you and have a great day.....

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dmyers80 1 year, 1 month ago

First of all if you know college football.. If he signed with GA Military, thats JUCO, so he more than likey didnt pass the NCAA Clearing house. Because trust me if he is really that good the last thing anyone would be worried about is why didnt ASU get him!!! You have got to be one of his relatives or coaches because you have blinders on... You cant begin to compare this situation with Tim Tebow's.. because they said Tebow wasnt accurate he was a WINNER... starting 3 Years and does he even have 10 wins to show for it. Bottom line is colleges arent sending recruiters to visit 2-8 QBs. you say sing him and develope him... why use a scholarship on someone who cant help you NOW?? Thats like spending your money on a car you have to work on instead of buying one thats already running. now the issues with him not readinv coverages... When they were in the 4 wide set, Monroe covered the slot reciever with the defensive end/ LB, and not once did he even attempt a pass in that match up!!

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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 1 month ago

First of all, you doubted that he even signed with anybody, now you wanna put the kid down because you think he didnt clear.....Thats just wrong!! and only I used him only as an example to over-emphasis my point. It didn't matter if it was him or anybody else from around south georgia who could play. The point of the whole matter is ASU would not even give the kid a chance and that is DUMB!!! If you saw how sorry that QB was they had last year, you would see that ASU needs help like the victims of Hurricane Sandy. They dont have time to be picky and run up ATLANTA and pick another joke. So, stick to the point......E. Byrd was just ONE EXAMPLE!!!! ONE!!!! (and he still signed and I am glad he did)

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dmyers80 1 year, 1 month ago

I did not doubt... I did not know!! maybe you are just blocked by how you feel about him.... The only reason a kids who is a REAL college prospect signs with a JUCO is they dont qualify! How is that a put down?

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camillaallstars88 1 year, 1 month ago

How can Mike White compare anyone in Albany or Lee County to Jessie Atkins, REALLY the ony guy in SOWEGA that compares is his child hood friend and teammate #21 for MC Jaquan Williams the best ath in this area Hands down he killed DC as a Jr and Westover in both bball and football. Thats the recruit they should be trying to land he's a steal the next Greg Reid but better. Asu wait on a qb the qb is Bruce bryant jr. of Mitchell County and you'll be getting a sg as well good hgt great arm accurate and has played in the spread with Dondrail. sign a juco guy this yr too run Jessie who can also play qb that kid from ahs was not a qb he's a ath that had to play qb there was no qb's in this sr class for real in sowega. Bruce and that kid from Monroe are your next qb and you got a better shot of getting Bruce sell Bball as well ! Jessie Atkins was a Rivals.com recruit who really was a D1 guy you stole him and yall aren't thankful Jessie was the best player and Jaquan was #2 yall slipping ASU Mitchell County always have top skill guys and yall know it! That's the Honey Spot Kavoris Pollard is Faster than Justin Scott Wesley but he's not on yall recruiting board, Dont forget Sanford Seay was raised in Mitchell County they got ath's to spare is the point. even Lee conty best ath now jamison is from the pj's of Camilla

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dmyers80 1 year, 1 month ago

Im glad someone understands what I was saying about the Albany high QB... now Atkins is always the best Athlete on the field... But like i was saying to bubba, If these kids are as good as you say they, D2 ASU should be the last problem they have... If you are a Rivals.com recruit, and ended up at ASU only thing i can think of is GRADES.... There is no way he qualified for and was offered a D1 scholarship and CHOOSE Albany State!!!

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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 1 month ago

It happens dmyers.....ASU is not a bad school like you want paint it.......Good athletes go there and they have many championships to prove it. Its just that ASU fans want more.....tired of the same ole, same ole SIAC stuff......they are also tired of poor recruiting. They could won even more games if they had better players from south georgia........South Georgia football is the best football in Georgia.....

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dmyers80 1 year, 1 month ago

How do i paint it to be a bad school?? I'm an ASU fan, but any kid who is offered a D1 scholarship WILL NOT choose to come to ASU over the D1 school !!! i dont even know of any parent who will let their child make such dumb decision.

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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 1 month ago

its easy to tell that you are not a ASU fan........because going to ASU is not a dumb decision for many many athletes.....Out of 20 high schools around here only one or two kids that are playing ball around here are actually D1 material......most are D2 or D3.....thats just real......

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dmyers80 1 year, 1 month ago

I challenge you to find a bigger ASU fan than me!! TRUST ME... But I also am a realist... Going out and signing a bunch of kids just because they are local, isnt going to help! there are needs that have to be taken care of... Mainly Offensive and Defensive Linemen, and QB!!! We need a QB who can help us NOW... and since Schaffer is ineligible... the only way to get that is a JUCO QB!! Or a Transfer QB .. ( we see how that worked out). another thing is ASU only has so many scholarships, so we have to take care of needs... OL, DL QB... and no matter how you look at it, that just isnt here!!! If we dont get a QB in for spring, we are getting dangerously close to last season!!!

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VSU 1 year, 1 month ago

Good point dmyers80., I agree with you 100% that just because the talent is local, doesn't make them the best player available. I am not saying local talent is no good, just saying that just because they are local talent doesn't make them great, or that there is no good talent elsewhere. I wouldn't care if he came from Tucson Arizona as long as he fills your teams needs.

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camillaallstars88 1 year, 1 month ago

Really mike white and Staff really?? yall aint recruiting can't be Miles aschool in Birmingham came in your city not a surrounding county and stole a quality ath. forget leaving home that ship don't sail with me they sowed more attention to him! JaquanWilliams next, yall should've lost Jessie Atkins but someone was really on yall side. yall wait till the last moment.

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camillaallstars88 1 year, 1 month ago

a last min situation Charelston southern an GT sent the letter of intent he is close to his FAMILY and FSU was where he wanted to go but, no offer. Thats the offer he was waiting on, He really is underrated Atkins is the best ath ASU has signed in years hands down. Furthermore MC school system is bad about not getting there athletes names out there, year end and year out MC has great skill players everyone knows that. If they know sowega sports, no athlete can be mentioned unless you mention a kid from Camilla its BEEN like that from the James Jackson Al Pinkins days MC keeps SKILL players, a D2 scholarship for a kid that is coming from the country and poverty is GREAT and yes THEY are really that good they BEEN that good They are a small 1a school MC is the only school that can give each surrounding school 1 ath and still have studs at the skill position Sanford Seay is a prime example and he wasn't the best on the team he was 4th Jessie Atkins was 1st yea yall didn't know Sanford is a MC kid they grew up together. If you want Playmakers coach White and Joyner yall know where they at and those kids coming to show out. They already got 3 Now yall need Jaquan best guy for ya BUCK

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dmyers80 1 year, 1 month ago

Oh... I go to every ASU home game and most of the Away games too, so you will get no argument from me.... he is the best Athlete on the field 99% of the time... now i know GT doesnt mean Georgia Tech... If Georgia tech offered him a scholarship and he chose ASU!!! He and his parents need a good ass whooping!!! now if youre talking about small towns with players who actually ACOMPLISHED something, I suggest you look at Americus!! At one time Americus had 2 head coaches in the NFL!!

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camillaallstars88 1 year, 1 month ago

Why do you think that? The last time I checked it takes the same score to be elgible at ASU as it does at UGA. If he qualified for ASU to play he qualified anywhere else. Grades does not be the issue ASU is still NCAA sanctioned EXPOSURE is usually the cause Sir NOT GPA ASU is a University not a JUCO contrary to what the ignorant think, Actually their entrance as a student is higher than what the NCAA requires. I could see if you said he choose Darton which is a JUCO. He choose a top level D2 because its a HBCU people tend to think their standards are low I laugh @ that those are the people who don't KNOW the clearinghouse says a 820 and a 2.0 can get you in anyschool unless the school has higher academic requirements those schools that do are the Dukes Stanford Yale etc. NOT Alabama and UGA. Jessie Atkins was in his top 10% Jessie Atkins graduated with a 3.2 GPA Jessie atkins was over shadowed by Justin Scott-Wesley who also had a great GPA but was 210lbs and ran a 10.35 100m Its a small school . TRUST me he qualified if you don't believe the rivals.com thing look it up type in jessie atkins and his video will come up he was a 3star ath he was also on uga watch list! Point is Coach White sign Jaquan he is Jessie Atkins only competition other than Scott-Wesley and Sanford Seay. Forget the rest TRUTH in the pudding

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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 1 month ago

THANK YOU CAMILLAALLSTARS!!!!! GOOD POINT!!!!!

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dmyers80 1 year, 1 month ago

Actually you dont... the test scores to make you elgible are the same... the schools set their OWN ACEDEMIC REQUIREMENTS, no matter what clearinghouse says, you have to qualify as a STUDENT in the Admissions Office first... the same GPA that gets you in ASU will not get you int UGA!!! Trust me I know what Im talking about. Ok.. and we werent talking about Atkins when we were talking about JUCO that was AHS qb signing with a juco ...But i do repeat if he was that good in high school... Why didnt he go D1... UGA isnt the only D1 school that recruits... i want to be clear that Atkins is a phenomenal athlete and i do believe he is capable of playing anywhere he goes NOW... but if he was that good then... he would be playing D1 right now ,small school, overshadowed, doesnt mean anything... like the guy from fort valley who went to the NFL... small D2 school, no exposure, playing in a small conference.. if you are good enough they will find you...

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camillaallstars88 1 year, 1 month ago

dmeyers80 I stated that the school academic gpa requirement may be higher but the NCAA requires a 2.0. Too Atkins was the better player on his squad, You can't know very much about recruiting and expecially on the D1 level, Its more than talent its HGT WGT and speed and exposure not just playmaking ability. Atkins was under wght for a major D1 program because of the SS he was in they took away weight training, for a kid like justion who was naturally bigger it did not affect a much, Atkins is also 5'9. I know what I'm talking about TRUST me. I agree if you're in college they will find you if you're good which they will see ATKINS, but once again I don't know why you think FVSU had no exposure, when ASU and FVSU are 2 of the most noticable HBCU D2 teams. The NFL is different they are looking for the Diamond in the ruff where as a colleges don't have that type of time recruiting services are rating players combines camps etc. Atkins came onto the major seen as a sr mid November. and yes I ment Ga Tech, He actually signed with Asu to get into there Engineering dept connected with GT, he didn't like their OFFENSE not the education, he still can be a engineer. The choice came because he wanted to play with his friends and win a National Championship, They are on their way it takes time. ASU has to realize they are gettting MC finest surround them with lineman and a decent qb not good or great and they will make him GREAT, those kids can play Jaquan Williams once again is Jessie Atkins only competition on the football field Jaquan is the TRUTH and he's super6 in BBall that boy is special he just lost his HC Dondrail Pinkins are everyone would know who he is, but everyone who has seen him play says the same thing THAT's THE MAN he's only 5'8

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oldster 1 year, 1 month ago

Reading all of these squawks I am reminded of one of the better QB's and perhaps the greatest LEADER Albany State has had at QB, Uyl Joiner was a local kid from Dougherty HS who was tutored by the great John Reynolds, . Uyl was a leader and a winner, his leadership was greater than his football ability and like Tebow he willed himself and his teammates to be winners. Coach White is trying to recruit but there is a lot of compettion out there also trying to grab these players.

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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 1 month ago

Uyl was a great QB from around here and thank GOD for him.....Thanks for helping me make my point about local talent too!!! ASU needs to recruit better!!

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dmyers80 1 year, 1 month ago

OK... You get no agrument from me there joyner was a good QB... Leroy is the best RB...he actually broke all of one of my high school coaches rushing records at ASU!! I have first hand knowlege that those two guys had unbelievable work ethic... but take for someone who has seen it first hand.. "That Area is talented" outlook doesnt work...its a crap shoot... I've seen guys get signed and come in and is a STUD, next year 3 more players signed from that school and that dont even make it through camp!!

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dominiquedamac 1 year, 1 month ago

This is my last comment on this post... but do you believe every local talent that had played for ASU was good? Do you remember Terrance Ramson? That guy was a sorry QB and he wasn't accurate at all. ASU has plenty of local(the whole 229 area) talent on the team. ASU never had a roster full of Atlanta players. Look at your program and you will see plenty of 229ers on the team. Btw, ASU had 10 local players starting last year and they didn't even make the playoffs! So, you point is moot so please have a seat!

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dmyers80 1 year, 1 month ago

Im glad that not everyone has the "hometeam" blinders on!!!

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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 1 month ago

No, you are wrong again dominique...I am making the point the ASU needs to recruit better and ignoring local talent is a mistake because it has worked in the past. The whole school is loaded with kids from the ATL area. (IN ALL SPORTS and programs) ........I would like to see the program you are talking about b/c I am sure those 10 did not play anything significant. Maybe the water boys or 3rd string or something/ Mike White waited until the last minute to get the kid from Monroe 3 years ago, and now he is the captain of the defense. My point is solid.......its not about just getting kids from south, ga.....its about getting the RIGHT KIDS from south,ga.....SEE YA!!! (drops the mic and walks off)

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dominiquedamac 1 year, 1 month ago

Can you read? ASU has plenty of local players on the team and 7 of them was starters last year. When ASU has its first home game, you need to buy a program and you will see a lot of 229ers on the team. ASU never had a roster full of ATL kids. That is impossible and you aren't being realistic. Orion Ponder went to Colquitt County. Jessie Atkins went to Mitchell County. Troy Morgan went to Mitchell County. Larry Whitfield went to Monroe. Richar Brimm went to Cairo. Chavius Jackson went to Monroe. Keion Miller went to Westover. There are 7 players that is from the 229 so your point is moot! They didn't even make the playoffs last year! That team got embarrassed by its biggest rival. Larry Whitfield is a sophomore and he had graduated in 2011. He had signed with ASU in 2011. What are you talking about? Please talk with facts because you will get exposed...

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dmyers80 1 year, 1 month ago

Do you really think they are that good and he's not playing them??? Just like the Tebow situation... We (the fans) know what they have done..their coaches see what they do everyday!!

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camillaallstars88 1 year, 1 month ago

The AHS qb is a ATH not a qb, it would be in his best interest to go to juco to develop more qb skills IF thats the position he wants to play. He probably has never played wr or defense which I see him playing at the next level so he would still need exposure and training. There are alot of talented HS players in South GA, I think the problem lies with ASU recruiting those players from the Fitz, Cook, tcchs etc. is they have white coaches who don't believe in HBCU football they don't believe that they are building a National Powerhouse, they believe in Valdosta State everything is not on ASU. Race believe it or not is a issue, in MC case its hs is mostly black and have alot of ASU/HBCU gradutes in the city and ss the same for Monroe AHS DHS Early Westover Thomasville HS. How many does Worth have? Tift? TCCHS?etc. Black College recruiting really goes off of word of mouth, those coaches have little time to recruit, they also coach. This matters because the kids are seeing and hearing don't forget about ASU FVSU Clark FA&M etc. It matters alot most guys who come from fitz would wanna play for a ASU but how many times have they heard ASU is a GREAT school. Those programs only have a select few of Black coaches. I can't blame ASU on that issue cause I understand what I blame ASU for is STOP going to ATL those guys are not getting it done they are not discipline and don't have the desire to win a National Championship, its time out for SIAC champs 1st round and bounce. The evaluation process is limited for a HBCU, ASU db's are HORRIBLE but they only want tall corners, I could care less how tall you are WIN most great db's are 5'9-6'0 its very rare you find a 6'3 cover corner ASU has plenty because they are playing the draft card they are trying to mold guys but losing in the long run. They can't cover ASU db's get burnt every game its the front 7 that keeps the dirty blue SOLID!

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dmyers80 1 year, 1 month ago

I agree ,but with the way the rankings go, an SIAC tea almost has to win the conference to get in the playoffs... Last year was the first year ever ( If Im not mistaken) that 2 SIAC teams made the playoffs... If not I know its been atleast 20= years... Hbcu's arent ranked high because the committee views the cconference strength of schedule as weak... The only reason FVSU got in last year was their win over Delta State....

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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 1 month ago

Until ASU starts offering full ride athletic scholarships (with zero balance scholarships), nobody with D1 potential wants to come here. They only offer partial scholarships and hope the guys they recruit can find a way to pay the balance of their tution on their own......THATS JUST WRONG ASU!!!!

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dominiquedamac 1 year, 1 month ago

First of all, ASU always has former Division 1 players on the team. Hell, Moody used to play for UGA and he was the starting free safety. Can you please stop making excuses! ASU can't afford to give every player full scholarships.

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dmyers80 1 year, 1 month ago

dominique.. I think I like you ..lol.. D1 schools do partial scholarships too!! But io gaurantee you its not with the top recruits.. Its they guys that they sing and maybe he'll be ready to start in a couple of years... But the way bubba and camilla make it sound, like ASu should just sign all the seniors from south GA every year and be done with it!! yes there are a few great players but you have to adress you needs and what bubba was pushing for was a highschool QB starting for 3 years and had not won 10 games!! thats not going to help any program just because he's from south ga!!

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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 1 month ago

No Dmyers80, I was only using Byrd as an example to make my point that ASU does not even go for the talent around here like they do other places. They ignore them and let them sign in other places. There are many many other players from SOUTH GEORGIA that should have been looked at.....ASU dont know how to recruit so they get left-overs....

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dominiquedamac 1 year, 1 month ago

I see you can't read because I just told you the players that is from the 229. ASU can't get everybody to play for them because everybody don't want to play for ASU. Everybody doesn't have the same mindset as you You know that or if you don't...you are a sad person. Another thing, you wasn't complaining when ASU has won the SIAC in 2003-2006 and 2010. You can't win the championship every year because nobody is perfect. Everybody is going to have a down year. Hell, Tuskegee was sorry in 2011.

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camillaallstars88 1 year, 1 month ago

Bubbasmithredneck thats all HBCU's that play D2 and I agree that is Problem #1 you losing from the Jump.*

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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 1 month ago

NO MONEY ........NO REAL SCHOLARSHIPS......NO DIVISION ONE TALENT.....however, they still find a way to DOMINATE the SIAC for the past 30 years.....ASU FANS JUST WANT MORE....thats all.....

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VSU 1 year, 1 month ago

Dominate indeed! ASU knows a lot about domination, especially when they play VSU.

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dominiquedamac 1 year, 1 month ago

Why are you still on this? You need to move on...ASU doesn't have the money to give every player full scholarships. Hell, half of their staff are volunteer coaches. ASU has some Division 1 players on their team. They had 3 starters that were former Division 1 players. ASU hasn't dominated the SIAC for 30 years. Tuskegee has more SIAC championships than ASU. If you ain't trying to help ASU by donating money...please shut up!

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