Welcome to another edition of odds and ends for January 8th 2010. Football recruiting season is in full swing with visits happening every week on both the UM and MSU campuses. I have heard that the UM recruiting hit a very minor bump in the road with changing of coaching staff, but given that the hire was from with-in the programs it went as absolute well as one could hope. There may be some recruiting priority changes with the new staff, and possibly a few recruits added to the Griz lists by the new incoming coaches but it seems most of the Griz recruits seem to content with the Griz. I have heard , though, some buzz from a few recruits, that they would be curios to see if Hauck’s new staff at UNLV would be interested in them their, but if it does happen we most likely will never know.
- I am told by a source in the Southern California area that Griz commit Kareem Jamar is getting a lot of attention from Big West, Mountain West as well as Pac-10 schools as his stock continues to soar. His Westchester high school team continues to dominate California as well as other national teams who challenged them this year. Westchester is currently ranked in the top 20 nationally by most organizations.
Unlike when Will Cherry committed and then signed with the Griz last year before his stock started taking off Jamar has not signed yet and can not do so until April. The NCAA does not recognize commitments so Jamar is complete recruitable by anyone and everyone, if they chose, and I am told a lot of schools have
inquired about the status of his recruitment.
- Quarterback Jordan (Jordy) Johnson of Sheldon high school in Eugene, Oregon has committed to the Montana Grizzlies. I was told a few weeks back that the Griz were the clear leaders fo r Johnson’s services and it looks like those sources were correct. Jordan set the all time career passing records for the state of Oregon high school ranks. I had a write up on Johnson a few months back and you can check it out here.
- About a month ago I did a post on William Poehls from Chandler, Arizona. a
massive 6-8 310 pound offensive lineman and his recruitment by Montana State. As it turn s out not only Montana State but Montana as well are recruiting Poehls. Poehls will be making official visits to Montana (01/22/2010), Montana State (01/15/2010), Northern Colorado (01/29/2010) and Southern Illinois (01/08/2010) with Montana State and Southern Illinois having already offered. Sorry, Bobcat fans, I am told that the Griz may lead for his services.
- I did a post on place kicker Jonathan Ginsburgh a few weeks ago and while Montana State is still in the picture I think they are way in the back ground. Tulane, ULL, ULM, Middle Tennessee, Lamar, and Montana State have offered but Miami, Arkansas, Vanderbilt and Louisiana Tech have been recruiting him pretty hard the past few weeks. It appears that he has schedule official trips to Tulane, University of Lafayette Louisiana and Middle Tennessee while hold two visits open for possible bigger schools. Ginsburgh will not sign on the first day of the signing period but may wait a few weeks and see what happens.